Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee Launches for Android TV


Oddworld is an older video game franchise (is 18 years ago old?) that had great reception at the time. It was originally planned to be a pentalogy, where the entire series would be told over five games. However, after the first two their direction shifted to other areas. Games were still being made, but not all of them were in the platformer genre.

The franchise has not been too fruitful for a number of years, only remakes and ports have been published. One of the most recent ports has been ported to Android and Android TV. The developers’, Oddworld Inhabitants, fifth game, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, has just been published to Google Play and it’s very much like the original.

Players guide Mudokon champion Abe, and his aquatic Gabbit partner Munch, in Oddworld’s third adventure, using special psychic powers, cool power-ups, and other special abilities to deliver payback as they reclaim the last gabbit eggs on Oddworld, which have been packaged in a can of gabbiar.

The development studio seems to have made a deal to bring the game to the Nvidia Shield. One of the key points in their Google Play description mentions the Shield TV.

* Optimized for NVIDIA SHIELD with 4x MSAA, Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee is now featured in NVIDIA SHIELD Hub

It may run very well on Nvidia devices, but it seems like the game should run on any Android TV. It also supports Google Play Games features like achievements and cloud saves.

If you have been looking for a high-quality game at a cheap price, this may be just what you’re looking for. You can buy it for $5 on Google Play. It’s just like the original, which came out on the Xbox in 2001. It’s pretty incredible to consider how advanced our devices have become where a mobile device can do the work of a computer whose job was to play games and required being plugged into an outlet.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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