Many thanks to the good folks over at Joystiq for letting us know that one of most unique games ever made is getting a release on iPad and iPhone. The 1997 adventure game The Last Express is stepping onto mobile platforms in a few days due to French game emulator company DotEmu. Watch the trailer for the game here and read the bit afterwards to find out why I think this game is worth your time:
If you can’t tell, The Last Express is an adventure game that takes place on the eve of World War I as the Orient Express takes it’s last trip. Created by Jordan Mechner (the man behind Prince of Persia and one of my favorite video game people), the game drops you into a multi-cultural environment where you have to solve a murder lest you become the one blamed for it. I’m of the mind that one of the strongest features of the adventure genre is the ability to place players in a strange, living world, and The Last Express does that exquisitely. While some of the conventions of the genre do slow it down, it manages to create a sense of immersion that few games can rival.