Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt
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|Platform(s)||Sega Mega Drive/Genesis|
Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt is a video game created by Tengen for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis that was released in early 1993. It also had many lines of digitized speech, unusual for its time, a feature with which the game was marketed. The box also states "it is an excellent educational game for all ages".
This video game features an anthropomorphic possum character who battles a mad scientist and his army of robots to save the world.
Awesome Possum includes environmental activist elements, with the character collecting empty bottles and cans, and answering questions about the environment to earn bonus points in his fight against the evil Dr. Machino. There are also various other animals located within levels which the character can ride to activate their ability, such as a bee which allows the character to fly or a rhino that catapults the character. There are a total of four worlds which together consist of 13 levels all together plus 12 bonus stages alongside the quiz which the character must collect as many recyclables as possible before the time expires.
Awesome Possum currently holds an average score of 42.50% on review aggregator GameRankings based on two reviews: Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game 6.5 out of 10, and Sega-16 gave the game 2 out of 10. Electronic Games, however, gave the game 93% and remarked "There are very few games that can produce this level of headbanging thrills."
- "Awesome Possum for Sega Genesis - GameRankings". GameRankings. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
- Kunkel, Bill (December 1993). "VIDEO GAME GALLERY". Electronic Games. p. 122.
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