Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (1997) was one of those games that seems to coincide with the youthful gamer adolescence of the late 1990s. Everyone I speak to in regards to our lovable and quirky platforming hero Abe has felt nothing but sweet nostalgia and good vibes as they burst into joy, “Oh yeah! I remember him!”
Last July developer’s Just Add Water released their PS4 ground-up remake of this nineties classic and it has been nothing but a pleasure to relive some of the weird and wonderful world of Abe for numerous fans. The game has been completely remastered from the ground up, with crisp new graphics and an experience that stays true to its original beloved form.
Abe’s Oddysee tells the story of Abe, a contented floor-waxer and one of many Mudokon prisoners of Molluck the Glukkon, the owner of RuptureFarms: the biggest meat-processing plant in Oddworld. One night Abe is caught overhearing Molluck’s plan to use the Mudokon slaves as meat products and is frightened into escaping the factory and warning any Mudokon along the way.
The game is set to release on Steam for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms on February 25th, and later available as a digital download for the PS3 and Xbox 360 later in March.
Whether you are a fan of the original or a gamer that has been blessed enough to stumble across its existence, this is definitely one to consider if you’re looking to play one of the most iconic and quirky retro platformers of the 20th Century.
What do you remember most about Oddworld? Leave a comment below and share the glorious nostalgia within.