There are countless versions of Another World – Delphine Software‘s 1991, sci-fi masterpiece.
This cinematic platform shooter started life on the Amiga and Atari ST. It was later ported to the 3DO, the Apple IIGS, the Atari Jaguar, PC DOS, Sega CD, Super Nintendo and Sega Megadrive/Genesis. Out of all of those versions I would have to put the 1992 Megadrive version at the top of the pile. For me it is the most playable, and also the fastest when it comes to loading.
As a game, Another World is an unforgiving survival platform adventure. You die constantly, and have to learn by your mistakes. Button press timings can be a real beast in this. But there is something about Another World that makes it compelling – even decades after its initial release.
Another World was groundbreaking for the time, and is still a great example of futuristic fantasy world-building and story-telling done right.