Oscar (Amiga CD32)

Oscar Amiga CD32 Title screen

MISSING COVER

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Gameplay
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Description

In this game the main protagonist is Oscar - a cute, squirrel-like creature. The player controls him through 7 Levels in a Hollywood-style (Science Fiction, Western, Horror, Cartoons, Dino, Detective and Gameshow) each divided onto three scenes. The main goal is to jump and run through the level in order to find... Oscars (yes – the Academy Awards' statues!). If enough Oscars are collected, the level is completed. The player can explore levels in any order he/she wants - they are accessible through a tower of doors that are opened when tasks are completed. During his trip through the stages, the player encounters many enemies that can be avoided by jumping over or killed by jumping on them. The latter, as well as some collectibles, reward the player with power-ups like invulnerability, superjump or Yo-yo gadget that can break down walls.

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Oscar Amiga CD32 First world
Oscar Amiga CD32 Game start
Oscar Amiga CD32 Loading screen
Oscar Amiga CD32 Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "אוסקר" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Oscar." -- In-game title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Dream Nov, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
CU Amiga Nov, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Power Dec, 1993 51 out of 100 51
High Score Nov, 1993 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

Launch title

Oscar was, together with Diggers, part of the launch bundle for the Amiga CD32.

Origins

Oscar has more than a little in common with Flair's earlier platformer hit of the previous year, Trolls, featuring suspiciously shared nuances down to the grappling-hook/yo-yo and the elephant save checkpoints. One might not go so far as to call it a re-skin, but certainly the two apples did not fall very far from the same tree.
Martin Smith (66812) added Oscar (Amiga CD32) on Apr 22, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Blod (86), Martin Smith (66812) and Rantanplan (1826)