Another world: The game that really was out of this world in 1991

The game arrived in 1991 for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST and caused a storm in the gaming scene. With ground-breaking graphics and narrative for its time, Another World still offers a superb gaming experience in a deep and unique science-fiction universe. More than 2 decades after its original release, Eric Chahi’s masterpiece is still considered a classic adventure game and continues to inspire the biggest names in video games. Another World tells the extraordinary story of scientist Lester Knight Chaykin, accidentally transported to another world while working on a particle accelerator. Lost on a strange planet, with no clue as to how to extricate himself, Lester must survive in a hostile environment, take on dangerous natives and solve puzzles that are as unique for the genre as they are creative. Immediately, you are thrown into the game. Lester must escape from the pool and the grasping tentacles or face what will likely be the first of many, many deaths.

Once out of the pool, you can appreciate the appealing sparseness of the alien landscape. With pale, simple blocks of color, an evocative alien world is realized: misty pillars of rock trail off into the horizon below a crescent moon; a beast colored an impenetrable black lopes into view and looks at you with red eyes. And then a tentacle reaches for you from the heretofore calm pool surface and it’s time to move again. All the while the story is being told by your actions, and those of your surprisingly expressive alien friend. The gameplay is simple and direct, run, jump, and kick for starters. With the versatile gun, the player can fire normal blasts, create a shield, or fire a charged burst that shatters both thin walls and shields, all with the use of one button.

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