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Oscar

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
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3.8
SNES
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DOS
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2.8
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Description

Your name is Oscar. You have to run and jump through 7 Levels in Hollywood-style (Science Fiction, Western, Horror, Cartoons, Dino, Detective and Gameshow) to find Oscars (yes – the Academy Award!).

If you have enough Oscars you solve the level. You can choose the levels in every order you want. In the levels you must jump on platforms to discover the level.

You kill the enemies by jumping on them. Some of them lose a power up like invulnerable or a superjump. You can also find a JoJo to break down walls or using as ladder. Two creatures are no opponents. First the white rabbit. He gives you an extra continue. Second a red elephant. Touch him for using as save point in level.

Screenshots

Oscar DOS Game Boy mode
Oscar DOS Average director
Oscar DOS Loading level
Oscar DOS Invisible mode

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Amiga Dream Amiga Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited DOS Jan, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1993 78 out of 100 78
CU Amiga Amiga CD32 Nov, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 51 out of 100 51
The DOS Spirit DOS Oct 31, 2007 3 out of 6 50
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1997 3.75 out of 6 45
High Score Amiga CD32 Nov, 1993 2 out of 5 40
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 39 out of 100 39
Mega Fun SNES Jan, 1997 29 out of 100 29

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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.
Contributed to by Blod (84), Martin Smith (63162) and Rantanplan (1711)