Oscar (DOS)

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Perspective
Gameplay
64
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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.

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Oscar DOS War movie stage.
Oscar DOS Credits screen
Oscar DOS Invisible mode
Oscar DOS Game Boy mode

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Jan, 1994 8 out of 10 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1994 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1994 9 out of 12 75
The DOS Spirit Oct 31, 2007 3 out of 6 50
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1994 39 out of 100 39

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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.
Rantanplan (1826) added Oscar (DOS) on Mar 28, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Blod (86) and Martin Smith (66852)