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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 SNES Level loading screen
Oscar Amiga CD32 Loading screen
Oscar Amiga Credits screen
Oscar DOS Horror stage

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1994 11 out of 12 92
Power Unlimited DOS Jan, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Games Amiga Mar, 1994 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1994 9 out of 12 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1994 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Dec, 1993 51 out of 100 51
High Score Amiga CD32 Nov, 1993 2 out of 5 40
Video Games SNES Jan, 1997 35 out of 100 35
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.
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