2001: A Space Oddyssey is a delightfully crappy and unfaithful adaption of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 Sci-Fi masterpiece, which retells the story over three “action packed” arcade stages.
Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was a seminal work of art that will go down in the annals of history. 2001: A Space Oddyssey is very much not, but that’s pretty much the point – it was created for the Make Something Horrible Jam, and the devs have certainly managed to create something horrible (but also very funny).
2001: A Space Oddyssey takes place over three stages VERY loosely based on Kubrick’s movie. In the first level you control “Daniel” as he blasts his way through hordes of proto-human primates, the second level sees daniel fighting HAL on the spaceship and the final level is a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up where you attempt to destroy the Monolith.
As far as movie to game adaptations go, 2001: A Space Oddyssey is awful, but there’s no denying it’s a lot of fun. The unfaithful retelling of the story is hilarious, the pixel art animation is surprisingly decent and the chip-tune soundtrack is the icing on the cake. A very silly space oddity well worth embarking on.
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