|You play Lester, the young physics professor, who suddenly finds himself in
a strange alien world after a lightning struck his particle experiment. Now he
should fight for his life, first with his bare hands, then with a gun he finds. But
what gives him courage is the fact he is not alone. One of the aliens, who together
with him escapes from the prison, helps him on his dangerous quest. Friendship can
overcome all the obstacles. It's an adventure game, where the adventuring element
is concealed behind what looks like a typical platform shooter. The gameplay is
based mainly on physical and environmental puzzles. Each enemy requires a different
strategy, and often there is only one way to solve the problem. The game is divided
into levels, each one of which can be accessed by typing a code you learn after
having completed the level. The game features vector graphics and animated cut scenes.
After receiving critique about the original Amiga game's lifespan, a whole new area
was added using a number of new ideas. This ended up being the 1991 MS-DOS version,
which was ported by Daniel Morais. In 1995, a Windows 3.x version was released.
This version includes MIDI renditions of the original music. While not a great
commercial success, Another World was innovative in its use of cinematic effects in
the graphics, sound and cut scenes, with characters communicating through their
facial features, gestures, and actions only. This cinematic style granted it cult
status amongst critics and fans.
See also: Another World 15th Anniversary Edition / Another World Hi-Res Collector's Edition