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The airship Nautiflyus, piloted by the famous hero Captain Lamat, was on its way to deliver the wondrous Green Pearl to the city of Calli, in hope of curing its inhabitants with the Pearl's healing powers. However, when taking a shortcut through the so-called Forbidden Zone, the Nautiflyus crash-landed; both Captain Lamat and the Green Pearl were abducted by unknown creatures. The four crew members - the cartographer Julia, the strategist Ike, the engineer Maxx, and the archbishop Solaar - must deal with the new dangers, rescue the Captain, and retrieve the Pearl.

O.D.T. is an action role-playing game with some platforming and puzzle-solving elements. The player can choose to control any of the four characters. Each of them has his/her own strengths and weaknesses: for example, Maxx has high defense, while the archbishop has access to powerful occult techniques. Defeating enemies rewards the player with experience points, which can be used to increase a particular parameter of a character, increasing his/her combat abilities.


O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying Windows The Action Begins.
O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying Windows Selecting a Character.
O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying Windows Title Screen.
O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying Windows Gathering Information About the Mission.

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Critic Reviews

Power Play Oct, 1998 86 out of 100 86
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 1998 83 out of 100 83 Nov 11, 1998 16 out of 20 80
PC Games (Germany) Oct 07, 1998 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 69 out of 100 69 1998 60 out of 100 60
PC Gamer Mar, 1999 51 out of 100 51
Attack Games Dec, 1998 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 19, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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A Gem of The 90's 4 Victor Vance (10059)
Mar 02, 2015


Cancelled N64 version

There was a N64 port of the game in development but it was cancelled just after it was completed. The finished game was leaked a few years later on the net.
Rantanplan (1826) added O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying (Windows) on Apr 21, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Roedie (5253)