Oddworld Inhabitants made a TV commercial for Abe's Oddysee
called "Guardian Angel", which features the shrink, a strange spider-like robot that warns Abe about his oncoming adventures. Eventually, this commercial got cancelled because it could scare children. Rumors say that the shrink was originally supposed to be a boss in the game but it was "cut out". According to Oddworld Inhabitants, shrinks are robots, whose purpose is to keep the captive Mudokon mother happy in order to produce eggs for the industrialists. Shrinks were also supposed to appear in Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
, but they were left out.
There are two different endings. If Abe save less than 50 Mudokons, the player sees a bad ending. Bonuses are awarded for killing more than 76 or saving all 99 Mudokons. In the PlayStation version, the reward for saving all Mudokons is the "Guardian Angel" commercial described above.
In this first Oddworld
game, the Mudokons had four-fingered hands, but in later Oddworld
games, they have three-fingered hands. This was changed after complaints from the Japanese government. Four-fingered characters are offensive to the Japanese, because Japanese meat-workers will often lose a finger (thus making them four-fingered). To make it extra ironic, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
begins and ends in a meat factory.
References to the game
This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song My Console
Oddworld Inhabitants boss Lorne Lanning
provided every voice heard in the game.
Information also contributed by
- New York Festivals Awards
- 2002 - 3 Gold Medals for Best Computer Generated Images
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 01/1999 - Best Action-Adventure in 1998