Odell Down Under (W16)

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Odell Down Under
Odell Down Under - W16 - USA.jpg
Platform: Windows 16
Year: 1994
Developer: MECC

Odell Down Under is an educational game that takes place in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. You control various forms of sea life all the while hunting for food, avoiding predators, and trying to remain healthy. The game includes a lot of information about a wide variety of ocean dwelling flora and fauna. Unfortunately, you experience everything the game has to offer in a matter of minutes. The game is a sequel to an earlier MECC title, Odell Lake.

Screenshots

Odell Down Under - W16 - Title.png

The game's title screen.

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Four different types of game play.

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Choosing which type of fish I want to control.

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Chomping up the competition.

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Hiding from the predatory fish.

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Just like in real life.

Music

Rob Wallace composed a nice Caribbean-theme soundtrack for the game consisting of eight songs and one fanfare.

Although Wallace wrote a unique song for each major section of the game (as seen from the titles in the metadata of the MIDI files), the developers chose to take a less-calculated and rather sloppy approach to the music. When playing the challenge, tournament and practice games, you must first pick your fish, so the music plays the information song. The first stage of each of the games continues the information song, even though there is a special song for each. As the player advances to the next stage in the challenge and tournament games, a random song is chosen. The select a fish song is not played when you select a fish, and the Level Promotion fanfare is not played when you complete a level.

Songs starting with a 1 were recorded using a Roland SCC-1, songs starting with a 2 were recorded using a Sound Blaster 16.

Recording

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
101 Main Title Theme For Odell Down Under Rob WallaceRob Wallace 2:17
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102 Information Mode Rob WallaceRob Wallace 3:53
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103 Explore the Reef Rob WallaceRob Wallace 4:58
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104 Select a Fish Menu Song Rob WallaceRob Wallace 2:52
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105 Tournament Challenge Rob WallaceRob Wallace 3:49
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106 The "About" Screen Music Rob WallaceRob Wallace 1:01
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107 Reef Challenge Rob WallaceRob Wallace 4:52
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108 Create a Fish Menu Song Rob WallaceRob Wallace 3:08
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109 Level Promotion Song SUCCESS! Rob WallaceRob Wallace 0:20
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# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
201 Main Title Theme For Odell Down Under Rob WallaceRob Wallace 2:18
Download
202 Information Mode Rob WallaceRob Wallace 3:53
Download
203 Explore the Reef Rob WallaceRob Wallace 4:58
Download
204 Select a Fish Menu Song Rob WallaceRob Wallace 2:52
Download
205 Tournament Challenge Rob WallaceRob Wallace 4:15
Download
206 The "About" Screen Music Rob WallaceRob Wallace 1:01
Download
207 Reef Challenge Rob WallaceRob Wallace 4:53
Download
208 Create a Fish Menu Song Rob WallaceRob Wallace 3:08
Download
209 Level Promotion Song SUCCESS! Rob WallaceRob Wallace 0:20
Download

Credits

(Source)

Game Rip

Format

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MIDI.png WAV.png

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(Info)


The type 1 MIDI files are installed into the root path. The SCC-1 recording was made in foobar2000 using the MIDI Decoder with an SCC-1 sound font. The Sound Blaster 16 recording was made using Windows Media Player in Windows 3.11, emulated in DOSBox. The file EXPL_WIN.MID contains the same song as EXPLMWIN.MID.

The WAV sound effects are embedded into the ODELL.EXE file. They were extracted using Game Audio Player.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
Odell Down Under - W16 - USA.jpg
Title: Odell Down Under
Platform: Windows 16
Released: 1994-??-??
Publisher: MECC

Links


Odell
Odell Lake Platform - A2.png • Platform - C64.png
Odell Down Under Platform - MAC.png • Platform - W16.png
Notable Songs Main Title Theme For Odell Down Under
Notable Personnel Rob Wallace
Notable Companies MECC