Heart of the Alien: Out of this World Parts I and II

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Heart of the Alien: Out of this World Parts I and II
Publisher: Virgin Interactive
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Compilation

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
$? T-70025
Sega Mega-CD
R$? 063100

Heart of the Alien: Out of this World Parts I and II is a compilation for the Sega Mega-CD, containing Another World (Out of this World in North America) and Heart of the Alien, a sequel.

As the name may suggest, this compilation was only released in the Americas, however a European release was planned, originally scheduled for June 1994[2] before appearing at ECTS Autumn 1994. It was subsequently scheduled for Australia in April 1995Media:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf[3].

Heart of the Alien was produced with the Mega-CD in mind, though unlike the original game, was not spearheadded by Eric Chahi.

Magazine articles

Main article: Heart of the Alien: Out of this World Parts I and II/Magazine articles.

Promotional material


EGM US 057.pdf

Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • GamePro (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[4]
  • Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 5 "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[5]
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
44 №6, p122-125[7]
84 №42, p148-149[8]
80 №19, p84
85 №52, p108-109[9]
91 №40, p68-69
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
5 reviews

Mega-CD, US
HotA MCD US Box Back.jpgHotA MCD US Box Front.jpg
HotA MCD US Disc.jpg
Heartofthealien mcd us manual.pdf
HotA MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, BR
HeartoftheAlien MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngHeartoftheAlien MCD BR Box Front.jpg


  1. File:EGM US 058.pdf, page 178
  2. File:Mega UK 19.pdf, page 81
  3. File:NewReleasesCatalogueApril-May1995AU.pdf, page 17
  4. File:GamePro US 057.pdf, page 25
  5. File:GamePlayers US 0705.pdf, page 23
  6. File:EGM US 058.pdf, page 209
  7. File:CDConsoles FR 06.pdf, page 122
  8. File:ConsolesPlus FR 042.pdf, page 148
  9. File:PlayerOne FR 052.pdf, page 108