Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath

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Stranger’s Wrath

Developer : Oddworld Inhabitants
Released: January 25, 2005


Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is one of the best games that was released for the original Xbox. It holds an 88 on Metacritic for the original release, along with an 82 for the HD rerelease. Once slated for the PS2 along with the Xbox, Stranger’s Wrath had a long development cycle, having first been announced in June 2003 as Oddworld 4, or even Oddworld: Steef’s Odyssey (seemingly unofficially, though). It was renamed in March 2004 as Oddworld: Stranger, before finally settling on Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath in December 2004, just prior to its January 2005 release date. Although, I can’t help but shake there may have been a name inbetween…

So with such a long development cycle, I was interested in seeing what, if anything, I could dig up on this title.

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Outrun 2 Chihiro Beta : Video of the Game Running on an Xbox!

Somehow, this one managed to slip all of us by. Many thanks to Boomslangnz for discovering the oversight and sending me a message! I’ve had the beta downloaded for a while, and just never tested it on an Xbox. Go figure, it works! On a debug kit of course (or a box with 128mb of ram, if you run MAME first, apparently). Without access to the test mode, as it doesn’t work on the Xbox, there doesn’t seem to be any way to enable the Continue mode which would allow a birdseye view.