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without a doubt, one of the most generic rip-offs of Sonic Arejarn (6619) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 1.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 1.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 1.9
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 1.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 1.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.0
Overall User Score (14 votes) 1.9

Critic Reviews

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Electronic Games (Dec, 1993)
In any case, Awesome Possum certainly has its heart in the right place. There are very few games that can produce this level of headbanging thrills.
Game Power (Feb, 1994)
Va bene, non sarà originalissimo, ma devo dire che questo Awesome Possum place proprio. Il gioco é velocissimo, pieno zeppo di bonus nascosti, passaggi segreti e tutta la panoplia di diavolerie che fa di un gioco a piattaforme un buon gioco. Il sonoro, in particolare, è fantastico, le frasi con cui il nostro amico opossum commenta ogni fase di gioco sono irresistibili, almeno per chi ha una certa dimestichezza con la lingua inglese. Intelligente, la scelta di "unire l'utile al dilettevole" introducendo un istruttivo quiz sul tema ecologico (la lotta per la saívaguardia ambientale si combatte anche così). Consigliato a tutti gli amanti della natura che, invece di fare un pic-nic domenicale sporcando il prato in cul bivaccano, preferiscono trascorrere il pomeriggio con un simpatico e divertente videogioco.
Awesome Possum também tem gráficos legais e o som é massa, com vozes digitalizadas. O único problema é a jogabilidade. As respostas não são rápidas e quando você é atingido uma vez, fica sem controlar o gambá. Desse jeito, corre o risco de perder energia novamente. Fora isso, o game é jóia. Vale umas boas gargalhadas!
GamePro (US) (Dec, 1993)
Awesome Possum may not be awesome, but it'd be close if it weren't for the repetitive, lackluster graphics. If the other critter games are making you feel like hibernating for the winter, you might want to curl up with Awesome.
Video Games (Jan, 1994)
Es muß nicht immer Blut spritzen oder reihenweise Köpfe rollen, um einen halbwegs überzeugenden Background für Ballerspaß zu finden. Daß man einem Videospiel auch gesellschaftskritische Gedanken mitgeben kann - ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger - ist eine durchaus erfreuliche Entwicklung. Die Grafik ist angenehm luftig. Mit gezielt feinen Strichen zaubern die Designer raffiniert Geschwindigkeiten, die einem förmlich die Mütze vom Kopf blasen.

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The scrolling is a bit too choppy to make this a game with long-term appeal!
Game Players (Dec, 1993)
This ecologically correct crusader wants to rid the world of polluters. You'll just want to shut him up - he talks constantly through four worlds of three levels each.
40 (Nov 11, 2020)
There were many awful mascot platformers in the 16-bit era. But rarely were they this bad. Awesome Possum deserves every bit of ridicule it has received over the years. Let this stay forgotten along with the other has beens like Zool and Croc.
Mean Machines (Feb, 1994)
A horrible little platform game. So drab, dull and lacking in inspiration - it must cry itself to sleep at night.
Random Access (Mar 27, 2013)
Awesome Possum isn't awesome at all. In fact, he should change his name to the more apt "Flawsome Possum". That would best describe both his character and this embarrassing stink of a game. Don't ever look for it on purpose. Use it as a disposable coaster or for batting practice. By the way, Awesome Possum was released on Christmas Day in Japan. Merry Christmas, Nippon. You'll be clamoring for coal soon enough.
20 (Jul 11, 2004)
If the subject content were not all that interesting to begin with, the game play, controls, and music helped bury this game deeply into the ground. Awesome Possum should have just been boycotted to prevent Tengen from making the game. It would have saved a lot of plastic.
The Video Game Critic (Feb 24, 2006)
The framerate is so choppy you'll want to divert your eyes, and the level design is infuriating. For example, in one stage you'll whiz through a series of tunnels only to be tossed into a set of elevated buzz saws! Your adversaries include chainsaw-toting gray robots which can be defeated by Awesome's patented spin attack. And when I say patented, I mean patented by Sonic of course. Awesome Possum is woefully unoriginal, which is also evident in the derivative rainforest, underwater, and ice stages. The background music is a few notches below Casio keyboard quality, and the muffled sound effects are grating. Between stages you're presented with trivia questions, but most make little or no sense. Awesome Possum is one platformer that should only be played out of morbid curiosity - don't expect to derive any degree of enjoyment. Heck, Awesome even makes at lame-ass Bubsy look cool by comparison!