||(Win95/Win98) or (DOS) (Retail) (TWINSODYDR)
Adeline Software International /
Suitable for all audiences
4/5 from The Adventure
Where Your Imagination Goes
After It Leaves Your
Twinsen, the plucky hero of Relentless, returns to face his greatest
challenge ever. When strange aliens arrive from a neighboring planet and begin
kidnapping magicians and children, Twinsen uncovers a diabolical plot to
obliterate his homeworld. In an epic adventure that will propel him across the
galaxy, Twinsen must defeat the aliens and their evil god, the Dark Monk, and
save his planet.
of a Lifetime From Frederick Raynal, the world-renowned creator of Alone in the
Dark and Relentless, this epic game is twice the size of the groundbreaking
original, spanning 200 fully-explorable location on three planets.
Eye-Popping 3D Graphics. The proprietary game engine renders each scene with up
to 10,000 polygons, complex texture maps, Gouraud shading and realistic
Faces of Twinsen. The easy-to-use interface allows complete freedom of
movement, multiple camera angles, and control over Twinsen's four behavior
Colorful Characters. Interact with 225 wildly original 3-D characters rendered
in real-time, such as Paratrooping Hot Dogs, Freedom-Fighting Bugs and Sniper
Cacti. Stunning 3-D cinematic sequences advance the story.
Mosquibees - A combination of a bee and a mosquito,
these flyers have long trumpet noses and carry rapid firing gun-type weapons.
The Mosquibees live in the under-gas of the planet Zeelich and are the "freedom
fighters" who battle the evil of the Dark Monk. Their village is a magnificent
cocoon anchored on the rocky hills of Zeelich.
Rabbibunnies - A cross between a mouse
and a rabbit, these high strung characters have a wide range of skills that
make them great magicians and wizards in addition to store owners and thieves.
They live on the planet Twinsun.
Knartas - Where else would a race of
"sausage" people live than in structures that look like inverted hotdog buns.
They are blue-collar walking hotdogs that refine the gems extracted in the lava
mines, and convert them into the fuel gazogem. (Gazogem powers all the vehicles
of Zeelich). In addition to working in the mines, knartas are aslo employed as
guards, policemen and other power wielding positions.
Sups - The prototypical alien with a
traingular shaped head. The Sups live in the upper city of Otringal on Zeelich
and are the planet's intellectual elite. When on Twinsun, Sup jobs range from
body guards and secret service ("Men in Black" look) to ambassadors. As
ambassadors they are polite and friendly, but sometimes too friendly, as they
have ulterior motives.
Beyond Your Wildest Imagination Lie Three Extraordinary Surreal Worlds.
Learn magic from a Rabbibunny sorcerer. Gamble with a Gloum. Go spelunking with
a Blafard. Outsmart the mysterious Sups. Fly a UFO with Grobo. Beat those pesky
Knartas. Hold court with a Mosquibee Queen. Heal your sick friend Dino-Fly.
Windows 95 or MS-DOS: 100% IBM
PC-compatible computer, U.S. version operating system, Quad-speed CD-ROM drive
(600K/second sustained transfer rate), 35 MB of uncompressed hard disk space,
256-colors SVGA 640 x 480 graphics with a VESA local bus (VLB) or PCI video
card, 100% Sound Blaster 16-compatible sound card (for digital and general MIDI
Additional System Requirements for MS-DOS: Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 operating
system, 486 DX4/100 MHz processor, 8 MB RAM.
Additional System Requirements for Windows 95: A 100% Windows 95-compatible
computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for CD-ROM drive, video
card, sound card and input devices), Microsoft Windows 95 operating system,
Pentium processor, 16 MB RAM. Note: The Windows 95 version requires your system
to have the latest Windows 95 drivers that can fully support Microsoft's
Computer Shopper, November 1997
"The lovable Twinsen, star of Relentless: Little Big
Adventure, returns in Activision's Twinsen's Odyssey, a weird, funny, and
addictive game that will appeal to a broad spectrum of players.
"The game begins with Twinsen and wife Zoe settling in for some domestic
tranquilitiy after successfully thwarting the evil designs of dictator Dr.
Funfrock. But Twinsen soon stumbles on the malevolent plot of a group of
visiting aliens, called Esmers, which puts his entire planet in jeopardy. It is
up to him (and you) to thwart the invaders and onece again save his world from
"If you've played Relentless, you'll feel right at home with Twinsen's
Odyssey. Perhaps the biggest change from the original is the ability to change
camera angles, freeing you from the imposed isometric 3-D perspective of
Relentless. Other changes include more power-ups and weapons, a zoom feature,
and a Save Game option that lets you save whenever you want."
"The 3-D graphics and game play are the two
standouts, although the music and sound effects are both above average as well.
the uniquely rendered characters - if sometimes a bit too cute - consist of
rounded shapes, giving them a completely different look than the highly
polygonal characters in many other games. Game play is a successful blend of
action and adventure, ranging form simple conversations and explorations to
puzzle-solving and outright armed combat. Conversing with many of the
characters is both edifying and entertaining, and necessary to unravel the
game's mysteries. Also, don't be surprised to find youself segueing from a
fact-finding conversation with a bizarre character to a platform-sytle running
sequence, with an armed confrontation thrown in for good measure, all within
the space of a few minutes.
"We do have a few minor criticims, however. For example, even with the
movable camera angles, there are times when it's difficult to see what's going
on. And unless you're a highly skilled player, be prepared for some of the
puzzles to take a bit of time before the solution becomes obvious.
"With its simple interface, beautiful 3-D graphics, and intriguing
characters, Twinsen's Odyssey will appeal to younger or beginning players
looking to move up the ladder to more difficult games. But its clever puzzles,
original blend of action and adventure segments, and addictive gameplay offer
enough challenges to keep more seasoned games busily entertained, too."
Adventure Collective by Jose Dias
"The Twinsen series is created by Frederik Raynal, Serge Pagnol, and Didier
Chamfray, who are also responsible Alone in The Dark
from which this series is inspired. Twinsens Odyssey takes the player
through three different planets with more than 220 different characters to
interact, all designed in detailed 3D rendered graphics. The interior view uses
a 3D isometric rendering mode similar to that in Relentless, whereas the
exterior world uses true 3D texture mapping and lighting..."
"...The new 3D engine has created an
exterior environment that has a much more realistic feel than its predecessor,
whereby any adjustable view can be generated on the fly. The sceneries are
colorful, varied and beautifully drawn, with huge brown cliffs, sweating hot
deserts and fresh green plains. All these different elements and colors help to
create a much more authentic environment that surpasses the closed isometric
exterior world in Relentless. The beautiful cut scenes are a nice diversion,
yet able to further a stronger bond between the storyline and the player."
"A beautifully designed sequel that is visually stunning and full of humor,
capable of seducing both arcade and adventure game players with its incredible
Bill's Adventure Games
"Twinsen himself is absolutely
adorable, and so is his little pregnant wife Zoe and their pet Dino Fly. He
looks like a miniature Samurai Warrior complete with robe, top knot and
ponytail. He is a wizard and a hero to his people since he successfully rid his
planet (called Twinsun, because it is warmed by two suns) of the evil Dr.
Funfrock in 'Relentless'. But now a new evil rears its head."
"The adventure puzzles are varied, engrossing and related to the story. They
are not too difficult, although some are quite complicated and involve going to
several different places, finding objects and solving problems at each place.
You get to fly on Dino Fly and in a UFO, sail in a boat (Twinsen can't swim!),
and tool around the desert in a sporty little convertible. You have a magic
ball for use as a weapon, and you get others (lasers, blowguns) as you complete
puzzles. They even sell a Nitro Penguin (!) at the local 'Power Up' store."
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