Out of this World is released by Delphine Software in 1991. It is a "cinematic" platform game that uses a lot of cinematic effects in the graphics, sound and cut scenes.
The graphics of Out of this World is nicely designed. The half vector plus half raster graphics provide a very unique feel and touch. The animation is also very smooth, it must be because of the use of vector graphics.
We play Lester Knight Chaykin, a young, athletic, red haired physicist. Lester arrives at his high-tech underground laboratory during a thunderstorm, and continues to work on his experiment using a particle accelerator. Right before the particles reach their intended destination, lightning strikes the lab and interferes with the accelerator causing the unforeseen teleportation of Lester to a barren alien planet.
After evading a number of X-Files like dark oil creatures and a weird monster, Lester will be enslaved by a race of humanoid aliens and taken to a subterranean prison. With the help of a captive alien, Lester tries to escape, and must continue to evade capture whilst travelling through dangerous environments, battling wild creatures and solving numerous puzzles to survive natural hazards.
In the end, Lester is severely wounded by a guard, but manages to save his alien friend from death. His friend picks up the weak Lester and they escape on a giant creature, flying off to the horizon.
Out of this World is extremely hard to play. The gameplay is some sort like Prince of Persia, but the pace is different. It can be considered as incredible if you not die within three screens when you reach a new place.
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