Munch’s Oddysee, the third in the series, hit the original Xbox in 2001, and was the first to take Abe (and his playable buddy Munch) into a third-person adventure.
Oddworld’s fourth – Stranger’s Wrath – introduced gamers to Stranger, a bounty hunter armed with a gun that uses Oddworld’s live inhabitants as ammunition.
It’s great to see gaming history live on through ports to other platforms, and both of these Oddworld adventures make for some solid gaming on the Apple TV platform. Keep in mind before hitting that buy button, that both games require a compatible controller; your Siri Remote alone won’t cut the mustard for these console experiences.
In the Australian Apple TV App Store, Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath are currently both going for $2.99, so your mileage may vary depending on which country your purchasing in, but even $2.99 feels like a very fair deal.
iCloud saving is present in both also, meaning your progress will transfer across your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV versions. They’re not a universal purchase however, meaning you’ll have to buy them separately across the iOS and tvOS platforms. The iOS versions are currently also on sale though at 85% off, making them $1.49 in the Australian iOS App Store, so it’s a pretty cheap way to extend your play to those devices and be able to then take advantage of the cross-saving function.
What we’d really love to see is the original in the series – Abe’s Oddysee – make the leap to Apple TV as well. If its sequel – 1998’s Abe’s Exoddus – joined the club, then this quartet would make for a very nice addition to your ATV library.
All right then, that’s it for today’s public service announcement.
Enjoy your Sunday.