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ANOTHER WORLD – 20TH ANNIVERSARY [IOS] – REVIEW (80%)

26 Sep

Another World is an action adventure game game released by Bulkypix.

“Hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment gone wrong, you’ll need to dodge, outwit, and overcome the host of alien monsters and deadly earthquakes that plague the alien landscape you now call home. Only a perfect blend of logic and skill will get you past the deadly obstacles that lie in wait.”

I remember playing this game back on the Amiga 500, so knowing this is the 20th Anniversary makes me feel even older. This game was ahead of its time in 1991, but has age finally caught Another World up?

The game has you appear on an alien world, you need to immediately need to work out how to survive in this world. When to run and when to attack. If you hang around too long in an area then something is likely to come by and end your life.

The game often ends up being a “what next” style of game. Something happens, and you have to work out what to do, do you run, jump, duck or fire your gun (when you get one)? Often (especially if you have not played the game before) you will end up making the wrong choice and end up dead. So you will appear a screen or two away from the scene of your death and need to play out that action again.

Luckily, there are several way points saved along the way, so you need not play the whole game again if you want to stop playing for a bit.

New users will have to look at the instruction page when they play, to know the moves. The guns functions are not clear until you get your hands on one. Short tap to fire, Hold for a moment for a shield and hold a long time for a big blast that can bring down doors.

The game can be controlled by either by touch controls or a virtual joystick and action button. The Joystick seems to give a little more control than the touch ones.

The graphics are as per the original. Retro gamers will be very happy. New games may feel it looks a little aged, but still good.

On the upside:

  • A great remake of a Retro Classic.
  • Good way points, so you do not have to play everything again when you die.
  • Universal.

On the downside:

  • No real hints how to deal with things in the game, so success is a learning process.
  • Showing its age a little (even in High Res.)

Overall, this game due to the graphically styling has stood the test of time fairly well, it still feels a little dated and the touch controls are not perfect. If you were a fan of the original this is well worth another look, for people new to the game, they many find something to like here, but do not expect 2011 dumb downed gameplay and help.

Rating: 80%

Size: 87.1 MB

Price (at time of review): £2.99

Link: Another World – 20th Anniversary – Bulkypix

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Game - Arcade, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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