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Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet (DOS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

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...
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet DOS Episode 3 - boss battle like in episode 1. However this boss is really a piece of cake compared to some other monsters, such as those huge jumping feet (?).
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet DOS Episode 3: the level flashes like this when you use a bomb

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 kvn8907 (180) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
A horribly cute little gem. Tomer Gabel (4388) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
Join Cosmo as he searches the "Forbidden Planet" for his parents *Katakis* (37801) unrated
The cutest, funniest and weirdest game on planet earth. Jim Fun (222) unrated
All fun and great tunes make Cosmo a good game. Stephen Kozak (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A good replacement for console platformers Adam Baratz (1352) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
The world's cutest platformer. Qlberts (57) unrated

The Press Says

Freegame.cz Jun 19, 2003 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Oct, 1993 56 out of 100 56

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Trivia

References

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

Shareware

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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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure: Forbidden Planet (DOS) on Feb 26, 2000