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Out of This World (SNES)

85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (53 votes) 3.6


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
If you take on Out of This World, get ready to play something completely different. The animation moves are so real, you'll genuinely fret about the fate of your other worldly, video friend. The action's hot, but don't expect video gymnastics with the same look and feel as Contra II, ActRaiser, or Super Mario World. the title says it all. This cart is Out of This World!
100
HonestGamers
You’ll know this game is something special from the just after the title screen, when the screen scrolls the diary entry of Lester Knight Chaykin away from you, Star Wars-style, the music blaring, imploring you to respond to its fanfare. If you’re a persistent type like me, you’ll play and die, and play and die, and persevere, and see Lester through to the game’s touching sequel-demanding conclusion. Then you’ll how truly special Out of This World is from the moment cold waters grip you, to the moment the alien skies fade from your view. If you haven't experienced it, don't wait any longer.
89
N-Force
A wonderful game with plenty of addictive gameplay - buy it!
88
1UP!
Peut-être la meilleure façon de décrire Another World est comme un jeu expérimental. Chahi expérimente avec les graphismes vectoriels, avec le gameplay et l'environnement, avec les techniques dramatiques de cinéma, comme le hors champ et le premier plan: les soldats défilent au bas de l'écran, les lasers partent depuis la perspective qu'occupe le joueur en se croisant dans le plus pur style Star Wars. Il possède même une dimension théâtrale: ces extra-terrestres grands et massifs, taillés dans un bloc comme des golems, ont quelque chose qui renvoie à Boris Karloff et son interprétation de Frakenstein peu après les débuts du parlant.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
A l’heure où ces lignes sont écrites, Another World fête sa majorité, et démontre sa maturité par l’aura et l’âme qu’il dégage, encore aujourd’hui. Plus qu’un simple jeu, c’est avant tout une légende, de par son développement, mais également par l’expérience qu’il a procurée à tant de joueurs différents. Pour avoir su avec brio casser des barrières ancestrales, pour le voyage qu’il nous aura fait entreprendre… Merci, Mr Chahi.
83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Da kommt Laune auf! Die Atmosphäre des Delphine-Hits Another World kommt auch in dieser Umsetzung für das SuperNES voll rüber. Alle positiven Features sind erhalten geblieben, so kann man auch hier wieder mittels eines Passwort-Systems in die unterschiedlichen Stages einsteigen und muß sich nicht jedesmal wieder komplett von vorne durch das nicht gerade kleine Spielareal kämpfen. Doch Vorsicht: Auch auf dem SuperNES ist das Game alles andere als ein Kinderspiel. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist knackig, zumindest für den Durchschnittspieler. Langzeitmotivation für Frustationskünstler ist deshalb absolut gegeben.
81
Super Play Magazine UK
Music is used very effectively here, changing pace to suit what's happening on screen, and conveying the feeling of tension brilliantly. Sound used to complement story so well is something of a rarity. True, this version is slower in places, but not so much so that it becomes unworkable. Otherwise this is very similar game to the Amiga one, with few graphical changes. A nicely presented, involving cart, then, but (you guessed it) there's one big problem, and that's the lack of long-term playability. This game simply isn't going to last you a long time. To complete each section, a repetitive trial and error approach has to be adopted - there's no other way to do it - and to make this sort of mucking around acceptable, frequent passwords are given out. The problem this creates, of course, is that with only 14 sections to get through, and so much user- friendliness, you'll finish it in no time.
80
Nintendo Life
Another World is certainly well worth a look, and was a very unique game for its time. The quirky artwork and emotive soundtrack are as immersive today as they ever were. Players looking for a fast-paced action game might get frustrated with the trial and error nature, but those who like puzzles and a stern challenge are in for a rewarding experience. It’s unlikely that we'll see a release on the Virtual Console, so your best bet is to track down the SNES cart.
80
Game Informer Magazine
Those working their way through Out of This World should be prepared to repeat sections of the game dozens of times. The loose controls are not help in action series, and can also make platforming sections difficult. Still, Out of This World remains one of the most emotionally charged games of the 16-bit era and an important part of gaming history.
80
Just Games Retro
This game is one of the few that genuinely deserve the "adventure" title. Its attempts to create situations similar to a high-budget action movie are noble, and generally work out. If Out of This World has a major fault, it's that it is a very short game, perhaps taking 2 1/2 to 3 hours at most to beat. This assumes you know exactly what you're doing, and that you don't get caught by one of the insta-kill traps or a guard's laser blast. In fact, the ease of death is the only thing that will draw out the length of the game. None of the puzzles are particularly tricky to figure out, it's just that pulling them off without dying is tricky. But if you're looking for a classic adventure game in the vein of Prince of Persia, and have the patience to deal with such a game, you definitely should play this, if you haven't already.
68
Power Play
Am grafisch eindrucksvollen Action-Adventure Out of this World scheiden sich die Geister. Spielergruppe A (u.a. wir von der POWER PLAY) ringt sich ein Keuchen der Entrüstung ab, Horde B (z.B. die Kollegen von VIDEO GAMES) kann Jubelschreie kaum unterdrücken. Die Super-Nintendo-Variante unterscheidet sich kaum vom Original und die Steuerung ist mit dem Joypad erheblich angenehmer.