Oozi: Earth Adventure is a classic 2D platformer with old school gameplay - no puzzles, no punishment, just 100% pure classic platforming fun! Its most prominent features are HD visuals and beautiful hand-drawn art, but despite its visual style, it’s a good fit for all kinds of gamers.
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Very Positive (419 reviews) - 85% of the 419 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 5, 2013

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Oozi: Earth Adventure is a classic 2D platformer with old school gameplay - no puzzles, no punishment, just 100% pure classic platforming fun! Its most prominent features are HD visuals and beautiful hand-drawn art, but despite its visual style, it’s a good fit for all kinds of gamers. The variety of difficulty levels – from Kid to Hardcore – allows everyone to enjoy the game regardless of their skill level. It tells the story of Oozi - an alien spaceship pilot who crashed on planet Earth, lost his space suit and needs to find his way home.



The game heavily utilizes Steam integration, including Achievements, Leaderboards, Cloud Save, Trading Cards and special feature – Quantum Ghosts, holographic recordings of players from alternative universes.



  • Relive an old-school platformer experience - this time with beautiful, high-definition visuals.
  • Four difficulty levels, including Kid difficulty - made specifically for the youngest gamers
  • Quantum Ghosts - watch how players from alternative universes played through the game
  • Challenge mode - additional 44 short, but extremely difficult levels with various objectives
  • Fight various enemies and discover new gameplay mechanics in distinct worlds - jungle, cave, lab or even an alien planet.
  • 5 hours of story mode – 20 levels and 4 boss fights
  • Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, Cloud Save, Trading Cards and Full Controller Support



  • Oozi Earth Adventure offers an addicting platformer experience that hearkens back to the days when "scrolling parallax backgrounds" were super hip and the entire summer's agenda was to set a new high score. - Impulsegamer
  • Fantastic visuals and tight platforming - extraguy.com
  • Oozi: Earth Adventure feels like it deserves pride of place in a SEGA Mega Drive compilation - dealspwn.com
  • ... absolutely stunning to see... , with a lush array of colors... impressive 2D artwork as the lush environments and bright world look fantastic... - armlessoctopus.com
  • ...provides a solid platforming experience, complete with lush visuals and challenging gameplay... worth playing for any fan of 2D side-scrollers... - extraguy.com
  • ... fun platforming game with magnificent visuals ... - gamerdork.net
  • ... it’s strong in every department, and it’s an absolute must buy ... - writingsofmassdeduction.com

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2Ghz
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Personally Im having a hard time recommending this game yes or no, so I'll start by summing up the positives and negatives.

Positives
  • The game has nice graphics, nice music and they've really trying to set a nice ambience with their level design.
  • There's a lot of levels in the game, normal story, challenge mode and arcade mode, all be it a lot of them seem very similar.
  • There's three different difficulty settings (if I recall correctly). For children this gives you some nice options. Personally I wouldn't bother with the different difficulty settings and just start on Hardcore because it's not unforgiving, it just gives you less hits to take (but you have checkpoints anyway).
Im indifferent on the story because to be fair, it's as generic as can be. Personally I didn't find too much about the game 'funny' but this might be a thing of taste, because other people have been finding things in the game funny.

Negatives:
There's quite a few flaws that make this game a rather mediocre to even bad experience.
  • Time-wasting mechanics: The cycles.... Spike-cycles, you have to hide in the background in this corridor enemy-cycles, basic enemy cycles. Besides this there's also the classic 'things that shoot from the ceiling-cycles' that you have to wait for. It doesn't really add anything to the gameplay, it just makes things tedious and disrupts your flow in the game.
  • There's just nothing special about the game, it's about as generic as can be.
  • Slippery floors at places where floors aren't supposed to be slippery.
  • Hitboxes that just aren't right, on enemies as well as the edges of platforms (sometimes you fall through them, sometimes you can 'walljump' off them).
  • The game/platforming is really repetitive.
  • There's been a couple of times that the camera started to glitch out for a few frames in a row (mostly on auto-scroll level challenges).

I'll give this game 6 out of 10 and recommend it based on the fact that it doesn't do too much wrong, it seems to be a matter of taste if you enjoy the style of gameplay yes or no.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 27

Poor Oozi. The perpetually grinning yellow alien isn't likely to join peers like Mario, Meat Boy, Rayman, and Sonic among the ranks of the platforming protagonist elite anytime soon. Awesome Games Studio has indeed erected a vibrant and deadly world for its fledgling hero to charge through, but for all its visual creativity, Oozi: Earth Adventure is missing a certain spark to elevate it beyond its by-the-numbers approach to the platforming genre. It touches on all of the familiar bases without adding anything particularly interesting to the mix. That doesn't make it a bad game, though finding a reason to keep plugging away when the unflinching difficulty gnashes its teeth is a struggle.

Stars boost your health and your score.

Oozi is a likable-enough fellow. He's cheerful, slightly dim-witted, and prone to dying from the littlest of scratches. His day job as an intergalactic deliveryman hits a snag when he runs out of fuel and crash-lands on planet Earth--only this isn't quite the Earth you're accustomed to. Overrun by strange critters and humanoid aliens that are wrecking the place, Earth isn't such a friendly planet anymore. It's here where Oozi wakes up alone and without all of his high-tech doodads to help him. His quest to recover pieces of his missing gear and ultimately find his ship so he can be on his merry way starts off simple but soon ratchets up to a serious challenge.

At its core, Oozi: Earth Adventure is a no-nonsense 2D platformer that draws many of its mechanics from classic games of the past. Rather than innovating, it's concerned solely with testing your reflexes and your patience as you zip along and navigate your way through increasingly insidious stages littered with deadly obstacles. Checkpoints are liberally scattered at first, though they stretch out in the later stages that really push you to master the environments through repetition. Oozi can only run and jump to start, but recovering pieces of his missing suit grants additional abilities that change the gameplay up in mostly predictable ways. Before long, you can double-jump, butt-stomp, punch enemies, and wall-jump. But even as new skills are added to your repertoire, none of them feel particularly exciting. They're familiar to a fault; the constant recycling of old ideas saps much of the sense of reward you get from earning new powers.

Despite their mundane scope, these fundamental abilities are still handy as the environments get tougher and throw bigger challenges your way. Sneaky stage designs quickly scale upward in complexity to ensure your trek isn't an easy one. Spikes, monsters, lasers, platforms, and all manner of other obstacles are meticulously placed to provide maximum irritation. Reaching checkpoints becomes an especially grueling process in the latter half of the game.

Out of the woods and into the mad scientist's lab.

The fact that environmental dangers do get a little more inventive as you go helps balance some of the frustration of dying over and over again. Hauling and hurling timed explosives through long stretches to take down walls is an interesting and nerve-racking challenge. Ducking into the background to avoid monsters is clever too, and the screen-warping visual effect that kicks in as you approach running out of air in poison-gas zones is a nice touch. These accoutrements complement the overall excellent visual design. Oozi: Earth Adventure is a sharp-looking game.

Staying alive is a tricky endeavor. Oozi is a fragile fellow, but collecting a certain number of stars as you jump and pummel through each stage does let you boost your health. Hunting down special bonus stars also unlocks extra stages to play in Challenge mode. Infinite lives is the ultimate savior here, since death comes frequently--sometimes even seconds after your last respawn. Oozi's jump mechanics and midair responsiveness aren't always as tight as they need to be for certain maneuvers. Wall jumping in particular feels off too. Despite hitting the controls with precise timing, you won't always stick or rebound as you should, and these sequences turn into aggravating wrestling matches with the game mechanics that frequently end with a drop to your doom.

As a result, pushing through tough spots to hit the next checkpoint can feel grindy, though your reward for making it is not having to ever replay that same stretch again. That is, unless you're a true glutton for punishment. Arcade mode lets you revisit stages for speed runs that have you pushing to a high score as fast as possible. Challenge mode is more enjoyable, since it offers up fresh stages with primary and secondary goals to complete.

Who knew that such evil could leap from the sea?

It's hard to fault Oozi: Earth Adventure for simply sticking to what works within its genre, like so many other games before it. But there's not much here that feels fresh or exciting. The platforming action poses a formidable challenge and offers some nice variety across its diverse areas, but it's disappointing that this cartoonish adventure rarely pushes beyond the bounds out of its tidy, safe little box. Being generic and sporadically punishing doesn't totally outweigh the fun, as there is some to be found here, and the frustrating moments are pushed through with a bit of patience. Oozi: Earth Adventure just doesn't do enough to stand out in a crowd of similar games.

The Good
Nicely crafted visuals and art direction
Stages are cleverly designed

The Bad
Major game mechanics lack originality
Heinous difficulty spikes hamper the fun toward the latter half of the game
Movement controls are spotty when wall-jumping and in midair
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
This game is honestly a lot of fun. For me the story mode took a bit of time and was worth it. As you may of seen in the other reviews, the game is very repetitive and not even that fun in comparison to other platformers. I am not the biggest fan of puzzle platformers, but this one kept me entertained for a good amount of time. It has a lot of features to keep to playing like arcade mode, story mode and challenge mode. None of those are that challenging but it's a nice amount of levels for a game thats $5. I actually got this game for less so for me it was worth the money. In my opinion $5 might be a bit much unless you are trying to 100% it or get all the achievements. The game is very colorful and playful which is nice to see from a casual indie game. Also the fact that this game has achievements, leaderboards, Steam Trading Cards and controller support is a big plus for me. I have only played this game with a controller and although sometimes it can be finicky, that could just be me, The trading cards are nice for people trying to level their account or just for people you want to make a few cents. The achievements aren't that hard either but what can you expect from a small indie platformer.

All in all I think most people should give this game a shot because it's a lot of fun and has a lot of features that will keep you coming back again and again.
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
A cute fun bright little platformer. Good buy. Even has a kid level and goes all the way to hard if you want. Cool.
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2013
OOZI: An Earth Adventure. An evenly paced colourful plat-former, about 5 hours in story mode but provides additional length through challenge stages unlocked by maximizing designated hidden in game tokens. The Steam leader-boards are an exceptional touch. Not in the vein of Super Meat Boy or any other punishing plat-formers, OOZI is a plat-former that you can actually finish and have a pleasant time while doing so.

Difficulty selection ranges from "Kid" to "Hardcore" though the latter just makes the game slightly more challenging. Players are not punished for failure and retuned to checkpoints with previously collected assets intact, which means that for example, discovered secrets persist on restarting checkpoints.

There are numerous game play mechanics which vary the experience. Additionally, OOZI introduces "Quantum Ghosts", holographic recordings of other players that appear in your game. This also means that your game-play is being recorded as well for an appearance in other OOZI instances.

The layouts of the levels are homogeneous and are only distinguished by theme and obstacles. More diversity in this regard would of been welcomed. The controls are tight enough for precision movement though I felt that the wall mechanics could of been better implemented.

OOZI: An Earth Adventure featuring a nice array of Steamworks features; Steam Achievements, Leader-boards, Cloud Save, Trading Cards and Full Controller Support. The developer is also very responsive. I reported a broken achievement and it was fixed in 10 minutes. Their hard work is apparent by the high level of polish and Steam features that have been applied to this adorable plat-former.
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