Out of this World (SNES) James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / March 13th, 2017


  • Tony Dash

    March 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Is it just me, or does Mike seem nervous when playing with Mike? Like he’s playing games with his boss, not his bud.

  • March 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    They had a 20th anniversary release of this game on Wii U and 3DS ( other systems too i guess). Got it on sale but yet to play it. May give it a shot.

  • Remington

    March 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    YOu should play Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition, it have more checkpoints updated graphic (the same, just less sharp edges), and higher quality sond, also fixed bugs. Or at least best version on Amiga.
    Also, why did you stopped before every jump? Run and jump, more easy this way… 😉

  • March 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Holy shit! I remember playing this. It looked so cool at the time.


    • Zero_HU

      March 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      I looks cool now. It’s graphics are quite unique, and so much stylized it’s timeless.

  • ptentacle

    March 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t know how different the SNES version is, but in the PC version you can do a running jump. That’s how you get through the water cave section quickly. James was stopping, then jumping over the pit. Gotta keep it moving man! Great to see a review of this game. It’s one of my all time favorites.

  • TheDers

    March 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    How the hell did you play that long without learning to do the running jump?

  • March 13, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I have this on 3DO. Thinking about doing a review of it and Dragons Lair.

  • frostare

    March 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I love what you’re doing right now, which is playing a genre you don’t address too much in your videos: Cinematic Platformer. I haven’t played too many games like that either, but I know there are some legendary ones like this, Prince of Persia and Oddsworld. Even some crappy ones like Lester the Unlikely and Action 52’s Billy Bob.

    • frostare

      March 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

      Oops, I forgot Limbo. And I meant “Oddworld”, sorry. Anyway, as I said I’m not too fond of those games either but we’re all ones to respect different tastes. =)

  • NashKnight

    March 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    You should also check out the sequel to this game called Flashback. There’s a recently released remake of it too, but it’s nowhere as good as the original. Maybe you could make like a side to side comparison of the original and the remake? There’s one more game made in this style called “Bermuda syndrome”, never really played it, it would be cool to see your impressions of it.

    • The Wicker Man

      March 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Yes! Play Flashback! That game blew my mind back in the day. I wouldn’t bother wasting time with the remake though.

  • Mic Ban

    March 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Loved Flashback, largely inspired of this game 😀

  • juggernautakira

    March 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Guys, jesus, you jump while running! How could you not know this?

  • klaus84

    March 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    wow, never even heard of this game lol. this was my generation too. it looked very cool actually. the john carpenter style music was siick. thanks for bringing that up. great atmosphere, and a great vid. thanks for sharing guys.

  • SoulGrind

    March 14, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Guys, you can’t run and jump at the same time!

    • SoulGrind

      March 14, 2017 at 1:25 am

      sorry you can run and jump at the same time.. typo ^

      • March 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

        I hope they come back to it……..

  • grimnebulin

    March 14, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Never heard of this game, but it reminded me strongly of “Heart of Darkness” on the PS1. I’d love to see you guys play that one. Probably most memorable for the way they animated dozens of distinct gruesome death scenes for the main character, a kid.

    • Zero_HU

      March 21, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Same developer, same guy.

  • zadok21

    March 14, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Are you serious? You quit after that?!?!?!? Come on, this game deserves more merit. What a couple of loose dick pussies!!!

  • zadok21

    March 14, 2017 at 3:22 am

    This was fucking bullshit!!!

  • March 15, 2017 at 9:26 am

    16bit Moebius ♥

  • Phoenix7786

    March 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    One of the rare times an SNES game was inferior to the Genesis version…Hell this version even has to load…

  • Paulballsftw

    March 15, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Lol I beat this game when I was young. You are suppose to run and jump not stop then jump. The part I remember was when the guy taps your shoulder and says something. We could never tell what he said. “My tuba” “My true boss” is the only two things I thought he said. There is some youtube video about that part and what he really said. So cool that you guys played it.

  • March 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    At the end of the video you have to keep running and jumping, you can’t stop.

  • March 15, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    So when do you play Flashback? I don’t know why but I preferred it to Out of this World. Eamus Catuli!

  • March 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    A Scanner Darkly was on the tip of your tounge, James!

  • Zero_HU

    March 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

    This is my favourite game of all time. I play it through at least once every year.
    The graphics are really rotoscoped. It was Eric Chahi’s solo project. He worked on it for a very long time, mostly alone, without a dev group. There’s a ‘making of’ video on Youtube, he tells about the whole development, and you can see the original videos that got rotoscoped.

    The game is punishingly hard, but very satisfying. The cruelest aspect of the game is that you can miss things you have to do, reach a checkpoint, get a code so you think you are on the right track, but you can’t progress.

    After this, Eric Chahi went on to work on Flashback and Heart of Darkness, all three games are classics.

    There is a sequel on Sega CD, Heart of the Alien. It has nothing to do with the original dev, and is much lower quality and overall much worse game.

    Great game, good episode.

  • March 19, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Play Flashback. It’s like this but has more polish.

  • corpseOFcourse

    March 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  • March 20, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Ralph Bashki’s adaptation of LORD OF THE RINGS (1978) was one of the big feature length rotoscope animated flicks. That’s the one I always think of.

    I know that a few years later, 1984 or ’85, Charles Schulz and his TV animating team (I forget the guy’s name, something Melendez maybe) used rotoscoping on Snoopy in FLASHBEAGLE.

  • Anthony33

    March 24, 2017 at 3:23 am

    This games looks cool, can’t believe I didn’t know about this back when it came out, I played a lot of Super Nintendo then.

  • Anthony33

    March 24, 2017 at 3:24 am

    I believe the original Heavy Metal used rotoscoping in the opening where you see stuff flying through space, like a convertible.

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