Awesome Possum

Published by: Tengen
Developed by: Tengen
Genre: Platformer
Released: 1993

Awesome Possum (Genesis)

Awesome Possum (aka: Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt) is a Genesis platform title developed by Tengen. The game is one of many trying to cash in on the popularity of the "in your face" mascot craze started by Sega with Sonic the Hedgehog. A notable feature of the game was the amount of digitized speech used.

The game features the Awesome Possum, who battles a mad scientist and his army of robots to save the world. 

A fairly unique theme is Awesome Possum's environmental activist elements, which include having Awesome Possum collect empty bottles and cans, and answer questions about the environment to earn bonus points in his fight against the evil Dr. Machino. Because of this, the game was marketed as educational for kids. 

Awesome Possum can move, jump and attack enemies with a spinning maneuver. He can also find various animals within the levels that the player can ride, and who will assist by using their special abilities. Examples include a bee which allows the character to fly or a rhino that catapults the character.

The game contains 13 stages which are grouped into four worlds. It also has a total of 12 bonus stages in which the player must collect as many recyclables as possible within the time limit.

Awesome Possum (aka: Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt) is a Genesis platform title developed by Tengen. The game is one of many trying to cash in on the popularity of the "in your face" mascot craze started by Sega with Sonic the Hedgehog. A notable feature of the game was the amount of digitized speech used.

The game features the Awesome Possum, who battles a mad scientist and his army of robots to save the world. 

A fairly unique theme is Awesome Possum's environmental activist elements, which include having Awesome Possum collect empty bottles and cans, and answer questions about the environment to earn bonus points in his fight against the evil Dr. Machino. Because of this, the game was marketed as educational for kids. 

Awesome Possum can move, jump and attack enemies with a spinning maneuver. He can also find various animals within the levels that the player can ride, and who will assist by using their special abilities. Examples include a bee which allows the character to fly or a rhino that catapults the character.

The game contains 13 stages which are grouped into four worlds. It also has a total of 12 bonus stages in which the player must collect as many recyclables as possible within the time limit.

Package Art and Screenshots

    

Cheats

Secret Options Menu:
Press C, B, C, hold left and press B, C at the title screen.