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Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet

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Advertising Blurbs

Apogee Catalog (Dec. 1991 Edition) "Coming Soon" Section:
    COSMO: KID FROM SPACE

    Available mid-March 1992

    From the creator of Duke Nukum, Todd Replogle, comes a game that redefines the boundary of IBM PC graphics. A game that features full-screen wide, dual screen, four-way scrolling levels! In simpler terms, if you've ever played games on the Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo, you've seen what dual- scrolling levels means: Incredibly realistic graphics.

    Duke Nukum has a non-scrolling background, but Cosmo has a colorful background that actually scrolls (moves) at a different rate than the foreground plane of graphics. This simulates an amazing 3D feeling.

    Cosmo is a lovable extra-terrestrial (alien) with a special ability, he has hands that work like suction cups! He can cling to walls, ledges, and all sorts of things. (Some have remarked that he looks like an alien version of Bart Simpson.)

    Cosmo and his family are on their way to Earth, because Cosmo finally got his birthday wish--to visit Disney World! But a meteor strikes their ship and forces them to crash land on the planet Zonk. Cosmo's parents are captured by the planet's inhabitants, and Cosmo sets out to rescue them.

    Young Cosmo embarks upon a thrilling adventure that will undoubtedly become an Apogee classic. Due out in mid-February, 1992.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75620) on Apr 08, 2002.

3D Realms Website:
    What's green with red spots, has suction hands, and has an overbite like Bart Simpson? Of course, the answer is Cosmo! A young alien on his way to visit Disney World with his parents. That is, until their ship is struck by a blazing comet, forcing them to land on an uncharted planet.

    Cosmo is a young alien on his way to visit Disney World with his parents. That is, until their ship is struck by a blazing comet, forcing them to land on an uncharted planet.

    While his Dad repairs the ship, Cosmo heads off to explore the strange planet. Upon returning, both his Mom and Dad are gone, and big, scary alien footprints are all around his ship! Oh no! Have Cosmo's parents been captured? Possibly to be eaten? Well, Cosmo is off to the rescue.

    Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure is an exciting journey across a forbidden planet full of dangers and surprises. Can he save his parents before they're lightly seasoned and devoured?

    Cosmo is a lovable extra-terrestrial with a special ability: He has hands that work like suction cups! He can cling to walls, ledges, and all sorts of things. Using his suction hands, Cosmo is able to avoid dangers, scale cliffs and get to places other aliens can't reach.

    AMAZING FEATURES

    • Another hit game from the creator of Duke Nukem.
    • Full-screen, dual-scrolling, EGA graphics (VGA compatible).
    • Ad Lib music--with 19 theme songs!
    • Over 20 unique and surprising creatures.
    • Cosmo has many tricks, such as scaling walls with his suction hands.
    • Massive levels, yet easy to explore.
    • Almost 2 megs of vividly animated graphics.
    • Joystick support, save/restore, built-in hints, and a lot more...


    Originally released March 1992.

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1352) on Jul 02, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    What's green with red spots, has suction hands, and has an overbite like Bart Simpson? Of course, the answer is Cosmo! A young alien on his way to visit Disney World with his parents. That is, until their ship is struck by a blazing comet, forcing them to land on an uncharted planet.Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure is an epic journey across a forbidden planet full of dangers and surprises. Can he save his parents, who have been taken captive, before they are eaten by the native aliens? Cosmo is a lovable extra-terrestrial (alien) with a special ability, he has hands that work like suction cups! He can cling to walls, ledges, and all sorts of things.

    Contributed by Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) on Feb 26, 2000.