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On a trip with his parents to every kid's favorite place in the universe (Disney World, of course), Cosmo becomes stranded on a planet, his parents vanished. You direct him as he runs and jumps through different lands, such as alien tropics, haunted forest, ice cave, and future world, to find his parents. Along the way he encounters the various platform baddies that he must either jump to death in the classic style or destroy with bombs. Bombs are also useful for finding secrets. Cosmo is also armed with suction cup arms which he can use to climb up tall walls.


Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet DOS And this is how it all ended - btw, terrestrial kids all wear clothes, but Cosmo doesn't - why are aliens so often shown as animal-like?
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet DOS Episode 1: jumping on mushrooms
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet DOS Episode 1: the land of ice
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet DOS Episode 2: do you remember getting swallowed by some creature? Yup, you are now inside it...

Alternate Titles

  • "The Adventures of Zonk" -- Working Title
  • "Cosmo: Kid From Space" -- Another Working Title

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User Reviews

Stop and go fun DOS kvn8907 (180)
Join Cosmo as he searches the "Forbidden Planet" for his parents DOS *Katakis* (38155)
A horribly cute little gem. DOS Tomer Gabel (4354)
The cutest, funniest and weirdest game on planet earth. DOS Jim Fun (222)
All fun and great tunes make Cosmo a good game. DOS Stephen Kozak (3)
A good replacement for console platformers DOS Adam Baratz (1343)
The world's cutest platformer. DOS Qlberts (57)

Critic Reviews

Play Time DOS Oct, 1992 90 out of 100 90 DOS Jun 19, 2003 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1992 9 out of 12 75
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1993 56 out of 100 56


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  • Several references to Duke Nukem are made in this game.
  • The high score list is stocked by default with names of Simpsons characters.


Like most Apogee platformers Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure is actually a trilogy. The first part of the trilogy is shareware, the two other parts are not. The names of the three episodes are:
  1. Forbidden Planet: Adventure 1 of 3
  2. Forbidden Planet: Adventure 2 of 3
  3. Forbidden Planet: Adventure 3 of 3
Information also contributed by Adam Baratz and Roedie

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Contributed to by lights out (7508) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2125)