Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt!
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Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt! (オーサムポッサム) is a platform game released by Tengen in 1993 for the Sega Mega Drive video game console. Inspired heavily by Sonic the Hedgehog and possibly Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, it features a possum named Awesome who must defeat the evil Dr. Machino and his army of robots.
The game has a strong environmental message, involving the destruction of rainforests and pollution. At the end of each stage the user is asked questions relating to the environment or the animal kingdom.
Controls are identical to Sonic the Hedgehog: , , and jump and pressing while running roll.
Awesome Possum was not released outside of Japan and North America, and was heavily criticized upon release for having poor physics and controls. The character of Awesome also also provides a running commentary while playing, which was often cited as being annoying.