Mac game publisher Aspyr Media today announced the release of Otto Matic, a new 3D action game for the Macintosh. The game was developed by Pangea Software, makers of Cro-Mag Rally, Bugdom and Nanosaur.
Otto Matic borrows liberally from b-movie sci-fi folklore to weave a fun and imaginative tale. Like Pangea's past offerings, it's wrapped in a 3D graphics engine that offers beautiful graphics, animation and special effects, and it's backed up by a terrific soundtrack and great sound effects. What makes this game truly unusual is that like Pangea's past successes, it's been released for the Macintosh first and is thus far Mac-only.
In this new game, you assume the role of Otto Matic, a heroic robot on a mission to save humanity from the clutches of the evil Brain Aliens from Planet X. To do so, you'll make your way across 10 levels on a variety of different (and sometimes very exotic) worlds. You can collect up to seven different weapons as you battle more than two dozen alien creatures in your quest to save your human allies, including killer clown creatures, amorphous blobs, giant and very angry vegetables, and more. You'll also need to navigate your environment by riding a zip line, piloting a flying saucer, shooting out of a cannon and more.
System requirements for Otto Matic call for Mac OS 8.6 through 9.2 or 10.1 or higher; an iMac DV or G3/266MHz or faster; RAGE 128 or better graphics system; 96MB RAM; OpenGL 1.2.1.
Otto Matic is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB. Look for it from your favorite Macintosh game reseller, with a suggested retail price of US$39.95.
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