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Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt!
Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: GEMS
Number of players: 1
$69.95  T-48226
(オーサムポッサム) is a platform game released by Awesome Possum Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt! Tengen in 1993 for the Sega Mega Drive video game console. Inspired heavily by and possibly Sonic the Hedgehog , it features a possum named Awesome who must defeat the evil Dr. Machino and his army of robots.
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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.
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.
Controls are identical to
: Sonic the Hedgehog , , and jump and pressing while running roll.
Design and Programming: Richard L. Seaborne
Associate Programming: May Yam
Art and Animation: Jose Erazo, Doug Gray, Manuel Laguatan, Jules Marino
Map Creation: Jose Erazo, Manuel Laguatan, Paul Lidberg
Concepts: Richard L. Seaborne, Earl Vickers
Music and Sound: Earl Vickers, Doug Brandon, Nu Romantic
Voices: Walter Fields, Laura Amat, Douglas Lawrence Producers: Steve Calfee, Bill Hindorff
Print advert in
(US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx) 
Mega Drive, US
Mega Drive, JP
ROM dump status
↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2
File:GamePro US 053.pdf, page 79
File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 63
File:MeanMachinesSega16UK.pdf, page 55