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Description

In this game the main protagonist is Oscar - a cute, squirrel-like creature. The player controls him through 7 Levels in a Hollywood-style (Science Fiction, Western, Horror, Cartoons, Dino, Detective and Gameshow) each divided onto three scenes. The main goal is to jump and run through the level in order to find... Oscars (yes – the Academy Awards' statues!). If enough Oscars are collected, the level is completed. The player can explore levels in any order he/she wants - they are accessible through a tower of doors that are opened when tasks are completed. During his trip through the stages, the player encounters many enemies that can be avoided by jumping over or killed by jumping on them. The latter, as well as some collectibles, reward the player with power-ups like invulnerability, superjump or Yo-yo gadget that can break down walls.

Screenshots

Oscar Amiga Starting level (AGA version)
Oscar Amiga Title screen
Oscar Amiga Scifi - balancing on the edge of platform (AGA version)
Oscar Amiga Scifi - red elephant is the restart point (AGA version)

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Force Dec, 1993 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Dream Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Games Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
The One Amiga Nov, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Sep, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Amiga Format Feb, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Dec, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Power Nov, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Amiga User International Mar, 1994 62 out of 100 62

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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.
Blod (86) added Oscar (Amiga) on Mar 13, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (75065) and Rantanplan (1815)
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