Digital Retro: Odd Edition

The long-awaited remake of Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssee is now available on the PlayStation 4. Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is completely rebuilt from the ground up, featuring new puzzles, cutscenes, voice work, and selectable difficulty levels, but still retaining the “cinematic platforming” gameplay of the original that was inspired by Prince of Persia and Another World. New ‘n’ Tasty is also planned for release on PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, Windows, Mac and Linux by the end of the year.

Not odd enough? How about a couple of classic Sunsoft games on the Nintendo eShops? Blaster Master is now available on the 3DS, and since the original NES game didn’t have a save feature, the ability to use the Virtual Console’s save states should making getting to the end a little more practical. And for the Wii U, there’s Ufouria: The Saga. Originally released only in Japan and Europe, Ufouria is a “metroidvania” style platform game with multiple playable characters, and was the first game in the Hebereke series.

Here are all of the last two weeks’ digital retro releases:

PlayStation Store – North America:

– Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! (Oddworld Inhabitants, PS4)

PlayStation Store – Europe:

– Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! (Oddworld Inhabitants, PS4)

Nintendo eShop – North America:

– Blaster Master (Sunsoft, 3DS)
– Mr. Driller 2 (GBA version) (Bandai Namco, Wii U)
– Ufouria: The Saga (Sunsoft, Wii U)

Nintendo eShop – Europe:

– Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (Nintendo, Wii U)
– Mega Man 5 (Capcom, Wii U)
– Mega Man 6 (Capcom, Wii U)
– Mega Man Battle Network (Capcom, Wii U)

Steam:

– Gold Rush! Classic (KISS, Windows)
– Pixel Hunter (Lemondo Entertainment, Win/Mac/Linux)

GOG.com:

– Monster Bash (Apogee Software, Windows)

About John Bennett

John is an amateur writer and video game scholar. He has a degree in Visual Media and way too much time on his hands. His gaming obsession started at a very young age with arcades in the '80s, and he enjoys a variety of different types of games and genres. Follow him on Twitter @NesterTheLark and check out his blog at nesterthelark.wordpress.com