Out of this World

a game by Delphine Software

Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesisSNESSNES

Genres: Action, Arcade Classics, Platformer

Out of this World

Maybe you've been there with the SNES or the PC, but now it's time for Genesis gamesters to get Out of This World. Virgin Games brings this far-out sci-fi adventure to the Genesis, unscathed by its sojourn in those "other" systems.

Boo Boo Means Bye Bye

Lester Knight Chaykin is a boy genius, who designs an earth-shaking antimatter experiment. In fact, when his project glitches, it shakes him...right, out of this world.

Lester materializes in a weird dimension, where the video game action immediately hits top end and doesn't let up. Before you can settle into your new digs, you're stung by nasty worm-things, chased by a blood-thirsty beast, and dissed by a grotesque, buffed humanoid... and the game's just getting started. The next thing you know, you're a slave! The game isn't divided into stages, but there's roughly 15 areas that you travel through in this epic adventure.

ProTip: Practice running and then leaping, because these moves require holding the controller in an awkward position. Press Left or Right plus A to run, then hit C to leap.

Otherworldly Problems

Out of This World will bust your brain cells. The minimalist manual doesn't make things easy on you either. You have to figure out all the moves. You run into some tough problems, such as how to turn off a waterfall, how to escape a suspended cage, and the toughest (but most important) problem of all-how to make a friend.

  • Your weapon can create a shield, bust shields, and obliterate walls.
  • Sometimes the key to passing a seemingly impenetrable obstacle lies in another location. For example, to get past the waterfalls survey the caverns.
  • Try not to lose your friend. It'll get you out of some jams.

Out of Control

The controls are primo. In fact, you'll be surprised to discover how much a Genesis controller can accomplish on-screen. The controls change depending on the situation you face, so you have to learn to roll along the ground, rock a cage, swing on a vine, swim, and more.

If you find yourself with no place to go, try blasting anything around you.

Looks Good

This game's graphics will make your eyes bug out! The game's side-view multiscrolling, graphics dump the typical bitmapped pixs and use a polygonal graphics technique common to personal computer flight simulators. You don't get the clarity of detail or the vibrant colors of your average bit-mapped Genesis game, but the technique features rotoscoped images, which are digitized video of live actors. The characters and creatures feature life-like movement that, mixed with panoramic pans, zooms, and close-ups, give the action a juicy cinematic flavor.

Even the sounds keep pace with the on-screen antics. They blast some cool grunts, groans, and explosions.

World Beating Action

Before there was Flashback, there was Out of This World. If you're a Genesis adventurer who's looking for new territory to conquer, check out both of these games. Out of This World is... well, out of this world.

Similar Games

Viewing games 1 to 2
Alien 3
You play as Ripley. You must find and free all the captives hidden around the levels while avoiding the nasty Alien and before the time runs out and aliens burst out.
Stargate
Travel through the StarGate to a new intergalactic dimension of non-stop action, danger and adventure! Face a hostile and unknown world in over 30 incredible missions. StarGate will take you a million light years from home... but can you find your way back?

Out of this World Downloads

Sega Genesis Out of this World download

Lester Knight Chaykin is about to go where no one has gone before. If you're smart, you'll go along too. Out of This World by Interplay is an awesome SNES game, where a wacked-out experiment with anti-matter zaps Lester to a weird parallel universe. He wants to get back home, and you can help him.

Out of This World Graphics

Out of This World sports a totally unique look among SNES games. The sideview graphics aren't bit-mapped like those in most games, so you don't get the depth of detail, the vibrant colors, or the Mode 7 spins and twists most players associate with SNES video games. However, what this game lacks in graphics glitz and glamour, it makes up for with intricate animation and impressive cinematic scenes, which are nicely tied to the game action.

Out of This World uses a polygon graphics system similar to many personal computer games. This enables the game to flash some outrageous, rotoscoped, real-time animation that makes it seem like you're directing a movie rather than playing a video game. There are some neat close-up shots, slick pans and zooms, and superbly animated action scenes. The sounds are some of the best around, and the music rocks.

Friends and Enemies

All this movie-style stuff helps spin a fascinating adventure in a far out land. Your lengthy trek covers 12 areas in this strange, new world. Much of your quest occurs in labyrinthine, underground caverns. The place is literally crawling with tenacious, carnivorous creatures, such as venomous slugs, tentacled aquatic nightmares, and savage feline beasts. But your real challenge comes when you encounter the brutish race of beings that populate the world. Then you become embroiled in a struggle of slaves versus slave owners, although you'll be hard-pressed to tell the difference just by looking at them.

ProTip: Take the time to squash every Slug before you advance. You'll find out why.

You'll make a new friend, who has a mind of his... err, her... uhh, its own. Your buddy provides critical help early on, but then you get separated. Your paths cross several times throughout the game. Be a helpful friend. Without your newfound partner, you won't survive, let alone finish the game.

Try to stick close to your friend. It'll get you out of jams.

Think and Survive

The challenge is a real mind blower at times. You have to be fast on your feet and fast on the draw. Survival really depends on your brains, not your brawn. Problems range from the simple (how and where to recharge your weapon) to the complex (how to make a waterfall dry up) and several variations in between. Luckily, you get passwords and unlimited continues.

  • To advance beyond the elevators after you escape from the cage, remember that energy circuits have to be complete to power things such as doors.
  • After you escape, go to the bottom floor in the elevator.
  • There's a place to recharge your weapon after you leave the elevator shaft.

Control This

Gameplay in this game is outstanding, but you speed freaks will have to gear down. The action's fast when it should be, but it isn't as frantic as in other SNES action games. You basically run, jump, kick, and shoot. But many critical spots call for split-second timing. Expect to max out on video death scenes.

  • It's critical to practice leaping as you run! Hold down Y and L or R (for direction) to run, then press B to leap.
  • A run/leap (simultaneously hold down Y, B, and L or R for direction) covers more territory than just plain running.
  • You can draw and shoot faster than any guard.

Another interesting gameplay plus is that the controls change depending on the situation confronting you. For example, to escape a certain beast, you must run for your life and then swing on a vine. To break out of a hanging cage, you must make it rock back and forth. You even have to swim. When you find a gun, you must learn to use its firepower for more than just shooting bad guys. It can create an impenetrable shield and blast escape routes through walls, too.

  • Your weapon can create a shield and blast through walls.
  • You must figure out how to drain water from the falls. There's a place in the caverns where you can blast a drain hole, but be prepared to RUN!

World Class Gaming

If you take on Out of This Worid, 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 III, ActRaiser, or Super Mario World. The title says it all. This game is Out of This World!

reggie posted a review
  • Delphine of Europe / Mega Drive

Lester Knight Chaykin is in a heap of trouble this time. It seemed that after his last adventure, he would safely return to the confines of his laboratory. He thought wrong... Out of This World 2 takes over where the first one stops. Set in a serene jungle backdrop, Out of This World 2 provides all the excitement of the original on the Amiga and Super NES!

After a lengthy introduction, you are thrust into a world unlike any other. You will witness strange and exotic creatures never seen by any man. Armed only with a laser pistol, Lester must avoid perilous traps, enemy troops and wild animals as he searches for a way home.

Lester will venture through jungles, hidden military outposts and the final staging grounds where survival is a top priority. As before, you may just find a companion or two who will help you return home in exchange for his or her own freedom.

Lester's experiment has taken yet another turn for the worse. Danger and intrigue face him again. We still wonder if he will ever get back - back to his own world. Only you can help him!

reggie posted a review
  • Theme: Adventure

The 3D0 has caused a major uproar in the industry. With a large number of licensees, and a whole slew of upcoming titles, this system is going to start off strong. Out of This World startled players around the globe. Its terrific polygon graphics and intense plot line instantly drew garners to it. What better way to show off what the 3D0 can do, then by revamping one of the most amazing titles for a home system!

The plot of Out of This World starts out fairly simple. During a freak experiment, our hero is teleported to a strange alien world. From start to finish, you must avoid almost certain doom by using both your mind and quick reflexes to survive.

The 3D0 version of Out of This World is surprisingly beautiful. All the adventure and danger from before is here and looking even better than ever. The polygons are now textured, and the backgrounds are simply stunning. Even the animation and sound are unbelievable.

This is a great start for the 3D0. If any game should bring players to a system, this is one of the best choices. Out of This World is going to be one hot title this fall.

reggie posted a review

Prepare for a new type of adventure! Lester Knight Chaykin decides to return to his office to catch up on some work. He engages in an experiment that goes horribly wrong! Lester Chaykin has been zapped Out of this World! OOTW features graphics presented in a cinematic style and a series of traps, pitfalls and enemies that will blow you away! This is not your average game, this is Out of This World!

People say:

8

Like few games have managed to do before it, OOTW succeeds, in bringing an entirely new look and feel to video games. What looks deviously easy quickly turns into a brilliant excursion into great game play. Super execution and technique fill this cart from start to finish, mixing puzzles, action and adventure into one!

9

This game has a very good chance to be the most original video game of the year! The game plays well and offers more than just shooting as some of the situations require planning and strategy. The graphics have a look all to their own - something like a whole game made up of animated intermissions. Spectacular!

9

Totally original and totally awesome! The animations in this game are beyond any cinema intermission I've seen, even on CD! There are many things to figure out in order to solve each scene. The sampled sound effects are amazing and add to the surreal environment. Once you've mastered it, play it again to show your friends.

8

Yes! Out of This World is spectacular! As a conversion from the Amiga smash hit, it does justice to the original, leaving few details out. The animation is smooth with little choppiness (surprising for a title in this generation of SNES software). The quest itself has some tricky situations which take real thought to conquer! Cool!

reggie posted a review

For those of you who love a unique and fascinating challenge, Interplay now takes you out of this World on the Genesis! One dark and lonely night a mysterious lightning bolt transported scientist Lester Knight Chaykin to a different world. This new world is ruled by evil and monstrous aliens who are determined to banish you from their land. The aliens won't be your only obstacle, though - leeches, slugs and hidden traps are everywhere. Along the way, you'll make friends with an alien who will help you escape the prison. Your new friend is crucial to your survival so protect him well or you'll be stuck here forever!

People say:

9

This game does a brilliant job of combining game technique, visual presentation and storyline. I am absolutely amazed by the quality of this title. The game play can't really be described as action, but the unfolding plot and manner of interface creates a cerebral experience that just can't be found in any other game!

9

Truly amazing! Other than Sonic 2 OOTW is easily the best thing to come to the Genesis all year. The graphics are exceptional, the game play is challenging and you really have to think to get through this game. A perfect blend of action and adventure. Real smooth animation! Don't miss this cart!

9

I love the SNES version and seeing this game come out for Genesis is a sight for sore eyes. The graphics are totally awesome and the animation is smoother and faster. Original game play and interesting theme blended with cool cinemas and accompanying mediocre audio. A great cart for Genesis that you can't pass up.

8

Out of this World is a hot game made for two of the hottest systems! On the Genesis, it shines with animation surpassing Prince of Persia. It really makes you feel like you are playing a cartoon! It will take a strong follow up to improve on this kind of title. The action does run a little slow, but the graphics are primo!

reggie posted a review

You're so intent on testing the particle accelerator you've invented that you hardly notice the crackling of a-not-so-distant electrical storm.

Before you can say SNAP, CRACKLE, POP, a lightning bolt slams through you and toe accelerator with deadly accuracy.

When you finally come to, you have no idea what time or place you're in, but you know you're not safe. Face it you're warped. Unless you want to start calling this place home, you'll need to dodge, outwit and overcome a host of deadly aliens, monster guards and bloodsucking leeches who think you're a delicacy. Now, that shouldn't be too hard for a Whiz Kid like you - right?

reggie posted a review

Lester Knight Chaykin is a young scientist on the verge of his greatest discovery. On this night, he completed the last calculation to a groundbreaking nuclear experiment. Little does he know that rather than embarking on a voyage of great discoveries, he's about to be transported — Out of This World!

Lights! Camera! Action!

Is this an animated flick, a video game, or what? If this preliminary game is any indication, Interplay is getting set to blow the collective minds of SNES owners everywhere. Out of This World appears to be an awesome action/adventure game.

The first things you notice about Out of This World are the state-of-the-art polygon-based graphics. Polygon pixs enable the game to generate real-time, rotoscoped animation that produces a fluid collage of cinematic zooms, pans, close-ups, and scaling. Combined with digitized sound effects, the entire package whips up a seamless blend of movie- style storytelling and gameplay.

Out of this World whisks you away to a fantastic dimension of mayhem and mystery. Among the ghastly (but cool-looking) terrors you encounter are tentacled water monsters, ravaging beasts, and poisonous slugs. If you can't beat 'em—run away! But amidst the fighting, you may find friendship when you least expect it.

You basically run, gun, duck, leap, and kick your way through 12 lengthy areas. In each area the controls change according to the predicaments you encounter.

A Brave New World

When the SNES hit the scene, gamers everywhere hoped to see something completely different on their TV screens. This is could be it. Out of This World looks out of this world!

reggie posted a review

Another World (also known as Out of this World) is a cinematic platformer divided into levels each one of which can be accessed by typing a code you learn after having completed the level. The game was developed and designed by Eric Chahi for the Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS platforms and later ported to other contemporary systems. The gameplay is based mainly on physical and environmental puzzles.

reggie posted a review

Discuss it on forum

1 comments total – View all
X More on GameFabrique Tiny Toons - Buster's Hidden Treasure

Download Tiny Toons - Buster's Hidden Treasure