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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 PlayStation Intro - the Nautiflyus is still flying safely.
O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying PlayStation These bat-like creatures move fast and can get very annoying.
O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying PlayStation Wading through water.
O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying PlayStation Items are often placed in difficult to reach spots.

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Critic Reviews

NowGamer Feb 26, 1997 8.9 out of 10 89
Power Unlimited Oct, 1998 8.1 out of 10 81
Video Games Oct, 1998 76 out of 100 76 Dec 10, 1998 15 out of 20 75
Absolute Playstation Dec, 1998 71 out of 100 71
Gamezilla Jan 18, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Mega Fun Nov, 1998 70 out of 100 70
IGN Dec 08, 1998 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Sep 29, 1998 5.3 out of 10 53
Game Revolution Dec 01, 1998 C- 42


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A Gem of The 90's 4 Victor Vance (10124)
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.
Roedie (5252) added O.D.T.: Escape... or Die Trying (PlayStation) on May 04, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Rantanplan (1826)