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Oscar

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
...
3.8
DOS
64
2.8
SNES
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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 Amiga Title screen
Oscar DOS Select one from seven different movies to enter
Oscar Amiga Scifi - red elephant is the restart point (AGA version)
Oscar DOS Western stage

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Dream Amiga CD32 Nov, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Dream Amiga Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Power Unlimited DOS Jan, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1993 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1994 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
CU Amiga Amiga CD32 Nov, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 51 out of 100 51
Total! (Germany) SNES Jan, 1997 3.75 out of 6 45

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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 (83), Martin Smith (63061) and Rantanplan (1686)