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5.4
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Score Breakdown Based on 65 ratings
  1. 10 (7)
  2. 9 (3)
  3. 8 (6)
  4. 7 (12)
  5. 6 (7)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (7)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (7)

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  • Rating:2.5

    More like "Not-So-Awesome Possum"

    There seemed to have been a strong push to "saving the environment" back in the 80's and 90's. The message has been in quite a few movies at that time like Ferngully and Once Upon a Forest, and I even recall several ads... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    YOU'RE NOT SO AWESOME!

    My 64th review after Sonic Riders. There's no better game to curse or scream than Awesome Possum on the Sega Genesis because this game is a total piece of sh*beep*. Seriously, what was Tengen thinking?!?! It has the wor... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5

    He's not so awesome. Trust me.

    Awesome Possum came during the furry animal mascot boom of the 90's, created by the late and infamous Tengen. The game is notorious, and for good reason - it's a Sonic clone, and a bad one at that with somewhat good inte... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5

    This is why we don't see games based on saving the environment, because of this.

    For those who don't know, Awesome Possum is a 1993 platformer on the Sega Genesis that rips off Sonic the Hedgehog so much it's not even funny. He's far more of a rip off than Bubsy and it's so plain obvious it's not eve... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2

    What's so awesome about this possum?

    The Good: has well cleared voices for a 16-bit game. The Bad: graphics are uninspired, game rips off from Sonic, clunky controls, voices get annoying, has pop quizzes about the environment no kid will know the answers... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Most Misleading Name Ever

    Back in the day there was one character on the Sega Genesis that ruled over all others: Sonic the Hedgehog. With Genesis's most popular title to his credit, the Blue Blur was at the height of his popularity rivaling that... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    The only game that will make you want to litter. AWESOME!

    Where to start... I'M AWESOME!! This game truly brings back nightmares. RECYCLE!! I remember the hateful dissatisfaction amongst children when this ratty looking mange ball tricked everyone to think he was just ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.7

    This game is rather fun and you learn something from it.

    Now at this moment I know your thinkin, "How can I possibly learn something from this game?". Well its quite simple really, at the end of every level you get a trivia question. If you get the question right you... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.6

    Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt! is a revolutionary game (the first game with voices) but it falls short.

    In Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt! for Genesis, you play a ecological-loving possum named Awesome Possum (think a Steve Irwin-esque possum, without the Aussie -ness) as he kicks Dr. Machino (a Robotnik ripoff, s... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful