Way back in the dark ages, sometime around 1991, I played a lot of video games. By “a lot” I mean pretty much all of them, day and night, all the time. Yes my grades suffered.
Anyway, one game that I have fond memories of was called Out of this World. It had amazing vector graphics. The animation was smooth and the backgrounds were dark and mysterious.
Unfortunately, those fond memories can sometimes be a little deceptive. In reality, it looked something like this:
Not too bad, but still a little ugly by today’s standards.
Another thing about this game – it’s hard. Many people probably never made it past the first screen. You will die many times while playing this game and it will test your patience. Basically anything that touches you kills you. Even the slugs have fangs.
On April 14, out of the blue, the developer of this game decided to rerelease it with updated graphics. Now it looks more like this:
Much less blocky, but still true to the original. It’s still hard to play, but it’s now much easier on the eyes.
They also switched back to the original name – Another World. They called it Out of this World in 1991 so it wouldn’t be confused with the soap opera Another World.
If you’d like to try it for yourself, you can download the demo from the Another World web site. If you like it, you can buy the full version for 7 euros (about $8.50). It was the best 7 euros I’ve ever spent.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to kick some slugs…