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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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
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madcap
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Hard to recommend this game when I experience a glitch that won't let me past the 2nd world. You need an FPS limiter to fix this issue, but I'm not willing to go to those lengths. GG.
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Jarrin
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This game is really fun for people who love games such as Mario Bros. etc.
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Harley365
( 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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Jackaler
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Great game. It's pretty, and has solid platforming. I like that it has a "kid" mode for small children. And the "quantam ghost" thing is interesting too.
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Jelogisa
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
A sweet cute and short plaftorm game. . It's very kid friendly on the lowest difficulty (i.e.: the "kid" difficulty), and it's rather on the easy side for everybody else too (though I didn't try the nightmare difficulty yet). There are four levels in every world (each world has a distinct theme and scenery), there are five worlds in the game, every world ends with a boss fight. The boss fight is easy to figure out and not very hard to win, even the last one.

The level design is good. There are several paths to cross every level, and there are five "secret stars" to be found in every level, usually barely hidden in sideways passages.

The story mode can be beaten in a handful of hours, say 4 or 5 hours without rush. There are other modes (with different levels and worlds) to continue playing after that. I'm currently experimenting the arcade mode that I find interesting.

This game is definitely worth every single penny of it's (very cheap) price and more. If you're looking for a cute and pleasant platformer for casual play, this one will fit the bill very well. It's definitely not the next "metroidvania" in which you'll spend you next 500 hours of gaming, but it does very well what it does: an entertaining casual platformer with some variety and some exploration.

Nicely done.
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DanielBig8 | CSGOEgg.com
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
I like this game. I found out about it after getting a 90% off coupon and had to get it. Which game would you not buy ( Big rigs: over the road racing) for 50 cents? The gameplay is what a good platformer is, and because I suck I play on normal difficulty. the artstyle reminds me of 90's 3D and I like it. The music is okay, not the best out there. I give this game 9.5/10, cause nothing is perfect.
And for all the people who say this game is repetative, which platformer isn't repetative?
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xRobo
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Pretty good for 5 euros!
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Unholy Warz
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
It is -as- the Super Mario of Nintendo, the Sonic the Hedgehog of Sega, the Crash Bandicoot of Playstation - Oozi: Earth Adventure of Steam PC. Smooth mechanics, simple pick up and play platforming, silly stupid hints of humor and sound effects, catchy music and bright pretty colors. Good clean fun!
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dawnalison
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
This game is great for my 5 year old nephew. It has a kid mode setting where you cannot die and it doesn't set you back in the spots where you die. When you do something deadly, he just blinks and you can keep on playing.
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andrea8989
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 17
Pretty good little game, I really enjoyed it.
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Cupcake
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15
Guys u must buy this o.o
It's amazing
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futurehed
( 40.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
gr8 wee game, bought on sale for £1 and my 4 year old loves it, nice bright levels with nice musik.
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firestar_34
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
This is a great platformer, perfect for people of all ages and family friendly! Easy to play and understand, the controls are fluent and not sticky.....love the story mode. Thank you developers for this gem of a game, I miss the days of the old platformer, this brings it all back for me!
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Choresh
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
A really fun game with awesome soundstrack! SO WORTH THE MONEY
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lamouche
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
This is a decent platformer, but even on hardcore difficulty for the story mode, only the boss levels really present any challenge. Many of the puzzle mechanics are reused and you don't really get any unique abilities. The game appears to be targeted more for kids but was worth the few hours it took to complete.
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EdgeUHF
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
Game with a Super Mario feel, it's a cool game.
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VampkynBread
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
Caution to those without Windows Media Player, installed. Music does not play. I first played this streaming to my Mac book and assumed that was the issue, but now on my gaming rig I still have no in-game music. The game just feels dead to me, without any music to my adventure.

Upon a brief google search, it seems installing Windows Media Player would fix the issue. Sorry, but I'm not wasting space installing a program I do not want or need, for a single game.

I will be taking a Steam refund instead.
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Ⓓⓐⓙⓞⓞⓦⓘⓔ☆
( 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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Doge Jedi
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
This game is awesome, great platformer with lots of awesome mechanics and a classic arcade feel.

5/5
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
It is -as- the Super Mario of Nintendo, the Sonic the Hedgehog of Sega, the Crash Bandicoot of Playstation - Oozi: Earth Adventure of Steam PC. Smooth mechanics, simple pick up and play platforming, silly stupid hints of humor and sound effects, catchy music and bright pretty colors. Good clean fun!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
PROS:
+ Suited for both casual and hardcore players
+ Solid gameplay
+ Great, colorful graphics
+ Nice animations
+ Good sound effects
+ Pleasant music score
+ Fair length

CONS:
- Unoriginal
- A bit repetitive
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
Well let's start out with the good. The rendered 2D World is absolutely beautiful. A lot of vibrant colours, whimsical looking enemies. Oozi is very reminiscent of games like Rayman Origins and Legends. A very cartoon like visual that's fun and eye pleasing. The animations do not feel completely fluid, however, that does not mean it detracts from the rest of the visuals.

Each new world is pleasant and visually pleasing, each one different from the last to keep you entertained. The game offers a plethora of visual cues to warn the player of an incoming and/or timed trap. I never felt like the game was trying to pull a fast one and sneak in a random kill on me.

The platforming mechanics are solid with tight controls. Oozi never felt sluggish when jumping or turning. Any time I missed a jump or fell it felt like it was my fault by dropping an input or jumping too soon. Being able to chain multiple jumps and bouncing off opponents just feels so natural in this game. One jump to the next is fluid, mid air turns are quick and responsive. Oozi does feel a little floaty while jumping, but I don't feel this is a problem with the mechanics and most of the time it was advantatious to use this floatiness.

The only complaint I have with the mechanics is the Wall Jumping, it's very clunky and slow. I found it can be incredibly frustrating to deal with. Perhaps I've been spoiled by other platformers that feature wall jumping, but I just can't dismiss this. All in all the mechanics are solid though and wall Jumping is just a small part of the entire game.

The game has four different difficulty modes ranging from Kid to Hardcore. Higher difficulty modes typically add more enemies, lower Oozi's life hearts by one and adds more traps to each level. Kid mode is unique in that Oozi has a much higher jump. While the game is certainly never difficult to the point you want to tear your hair out it never claims to be that way. If you're looking for a Super Meat Boy difficult then it's probably best to avoid this game. If you want a fun and relaxing platforming experience that can some of the time offer a difficult challenge then look no more.

The game features three game modes. A Main story that follows Oozi in the search of his lost spacesuit and spaceship. Each level is followed up by a cute comic describing his adventures and to provide some semblance of a plot. As you progress the main story you unlock new abilities for Oozi such as the ability to Wall Jump or "Pound" Enemies. This kept things slightly more fresh as you progress and adds more elements to the platforming experience. While the levels can be fairly long the game offers plentiful amount of checkpoints in case of screwups. Each world has its own unique boss that are pattern based and felt slightly on the easy side. This isn't exactly a huge problem, but I would have liked to see more random elements added to bosses.

The second mode is the Challenge Mode. Challenge mode presents you with a variety of challenges ranging from something as easy as Completing the level to killing a specific set of opponents. There are also a variety of bonus challenges within each level to add a layer of difficulty to further challenge the player. Arcade Mode is the third and final mode. It offers a timed checkpoint based challenge. The main objective is to complete the level with as many points as possible and not dying the entire way. You do earn health through so missed jumps or damage skips are possible to save time. There is a bunch of bonus content to keep you interested. I feel there might be slightly too many challenge levels, but that's just a personal opinion on that.

Oozi: Earth Adventure offers a great platforming experience for any fan of the genre. It harkens back to the day of old school platforming where mechanics were solid and tight. It doesn't try to be more than that, but I don't believe the developers are trying to be different. Oozi offers a refined platforming experience many of us grew up with. I can't help but recommend this game to anyone who's a fan of platformers.

Pros:
- Great Visuals and easy to navigate menus.
- Refined Classic Platforming Experience.
- Fairly good music that fits the games aesthetics.
- Great Value for a lot of content.

Cons:
- Some clunky mechanics like Wall Jumping.
- Bosses feel too predictable.
- Some levels feel too long even with checkpoints.
- Occasional Crashing.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2014
This game is so stunning, it has beautiful artwork and I thoroughly enjoy playing OOZI. It's not to easy and not to difficult, I do not want to colaberate on game play as enough people have done so, I do believe it was worth my $$$$ spent and no regrets.
Sure this game may not be for everyone and thats fair enough. So no matter what, it is still a very good game and worth every cent even on a sale if you wait. I Just love this game :D
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
If you are oldschool gamer, then you need to buy this game and play it and revive all your 80s 90s memories with classic video games. this is SOOO original because of:

1. Boss fights
2. Jump and Avoid (like mario)
3. Health bar
4. Checkpoints
5. Hardcore design of levels
6. Good video game music theme
7. A funny story telling which goes back to early 90's games

This game should be $60 it is a lot better than all these new games with incredible high prices and forced DLCs and cheap gameplays (children on duty for example aka cod)!
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
back to basics here and boy is it fun this is a great platformer reminds you of a golden era in gaming well worth adding to your game collection
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2015
A very colorful and completely adorable platformer, thats very fun and also very friendly, because its not too hard "not even in hardcore mode" and is perfect for a fun and relaxing platformer adventure.

Pros
+ Outstanding character design, amazing details on levels, great graphics and wonderful animations.
+ Very lovely soundtracks that puts you in the platformer mood and the sound effects are great.
+ Neat level design, not too small and not to big that it gets boring. No its perfect.
+ Funny story and cut-scenes, a lot of levels to play around 40 on story mode, and a lot of different levels and worlds to beat, and some really fun boss battles.
+ Fun doesnt end here. Over 80+ arcade and challenge levels that unlocks as you play the story.
+ It has ghost system, which shows your steam friend's character playing next to you as a ghost, you can set it to "random" or "best score", kinda fun seeing them and trying to go faster than they did.
+ Controls are simple and good.
+ Overall the characters they all look so adorable I just love this about the game, they all look livelike and their animations are really great, and the world just looks amazing.

Cons
- Double jump is very overpowered, you can basically ignore so many platforms and enemies by double jumping without having to go through the platforms near them.
- Both wall-jump and wall-grab abilities are very annoying to use, you get used to it eventually, however its still difficult and unsatisfying.
- the 5 stars on each level which should be a bit hard to find are actually easy to find and I finished the game without missing one.

Rating I give this game 8.9/10, its really fun and spent a lot of time playing it since it delivers a lot of fun levels to play, and a lot of achievements to grind on.

And seriously the bosses, the enemies, everything looks so great the style they chose to do this is the reason i picked this game without even checking a gameplay footage before.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2014
Not a bad game. If you're into platform oldschool typeof game as Super Mario bros, Yoshi's Island, you will love this game !
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14, 2015
Classic platformer, simple and interesting. Some levels are hard to get through, so be ready to spend some time on them. Nothing more to say, I recommend this game, because it reminds me all old school games, like Sonic and Mario.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Pretty good platformer!

Oozi has some pretty simple platforming mechanics, but uses them so well to provide a somewhat challenging experience with a good flow. Some levels can be frustratingly difficult, but it feels damn satisfying to get to a checkpoint after the tough parts. I'm glad there are various checkpoints throughout the levels, since they are relatively long.

The game consists of four worlds with five levels and a boss fight in each world. The environments, enemies, and music are all unique to each world. I have to say that I loved the soundtrack. Even on challenging levels where I was forced to listen to the same song for tens of minutes, I was still bobbbing my head to it. Along with the story mode, there are also over 30 challenge levels to prolong the experience.
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Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2015
I'm not sure whether to give this a yes or no recommendation.

Having played the pre-Steam version and now the Steam version, I have to say, this is a...decent platformer. But I'd hesitate to call it any more than that. It's certainly playable, basically bug-free, and accomplishes what it sets out to do, but it just...doesn't seem to feel all that fun, to me.

Specifically, the gameplay feels very, very linear and constrained. There are few "creative" solutions possible to problems -- it's like, there's the obvious solution, and then that's it, and any attempt to try something less obvious will result in failure.

Pros:
+ nice, colorful visual designs
+ simple, easy-to-learn controls
+ vaguely interesting storyline, with visual details that correspond to it
+ secrets are easy to find (good for completionist nuts).
+ low basic difficulty (good for people new to platformers, such as children).
+ bonus challenge levels for more advanced players.
Cons:
- is too long to keep interest. The gameplay stays largely the same, through all the levels. While some enemies are defeated in different ways, and new stage hazards are introduced, the core gameplay of non-boss levels is essentially identical. Each level drags on a little, and then having all these levels just drags it on even longer.
- some boss fights are rather tedious. Example: the second area boss (the rock boss) -- if you screw up twice or touch the lava, then you just have to wait through that whole cycle again.
- gameplay doesn't lend itself to easy skipping. If you screwed up earlier and respawned at a checkpoint, you'll still have to go past those same obstacles. Though at least in this current version, stars stay collected and enemies don't respawn, which is a good thing. (Bomb walls respawn, though.)
- controls are a little floaty in some ways. (e.g. jump height) Hit detection is pretty reasonable, though.
- some inconsistencies. For example, red-aura enemies are supposed to be invulnerable, but some can be defeated, while some enemies without red auras are invulnerable. If you're going for max points, this will annoy you.
- gameplay leaves very little room for creativity. Moving faster is one example, speeding up boss fights is another. You just can't do these things. Crushing stone blocks are designed such that you can't run past two of them at once and you simply must wait for them one by one. You can't move fast enough to pelt that boss with two bombs in one cycle, nor can you pick up bombs in mid-air.

The soundtrack is okay -- not particularly notable. It becomes a little repetitive, but this is because (1) the same track gets used over multiple levels, and especially (2) the track starts playing from the beginning every time Oozi dies and respawns, making it more repetitive than is necessary.

Overall, this is a platformer with simple, straightforward, easy-to-learn controls, which are decent (albeit a little floaty). I'd recommend this for people who are looking for a first-timer's platformer, especially for children given the flavor elements (i.e. the whole story about an alien visiting Earth, which looks nothing like Earth anyway in the game, haha), and it's a solid game in that regard, though there are probably better offerings out there, such as Mutant Mudds Deluxe with its very good learning curve which leads it from easy to more challenging gameplay. Meanwhile, anyone who's played at least a few platformers will probably find this rather boring.

(Disclosure: I acquired this game as part of the Groupees Build a Greenlight Bundle.)
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
This is a game aimed for the younger of the steam community.

BUT I have played this game a lot. This is because it can be difficult, If you like achievements and want a challenge this game will do it for you as they can be very annoying due to the simplicity of the game yet you get caught out often.

The Pro's

- Laid back 2D game with time consuming levels.
- Gamepad compatible
- Hard achievements
- Challenge modes that will challenge you


The Cons
- none. ( A great game that seems to have no issues )

So dont let the young style/look trick you into not playing this game. It will get you hooked and you will find yourself coming back to it over and over. 5/5
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2014
Highly addictive! Also plays way better than it looks in gameplay videos. Definitely recommended, if you're into platform games. 8/10
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
If you've played Genesis and Super Nintendo platformers as a lad... heck, even Sega CD ones (I can't be the only one who remembers Wonder Dog... can I?)... this true-to-the-classics 2D platformer is calling for you!

What I like the most:

+ For slightly over a dollar, this is certainly much more than the bang for my buck. Without replaying for extra achievements, I put in 5 hours to beat it, so it only cost me somewhere around 20 cents for each hour played so far.
+ The art... both levels and characters... are excellent, and the goofier ones remind me of beloved cartoon characters and props, like the Three Eyed Fish from The Simpsons.
+ Much like the Super Mario series does with coins, collecting the abundance of stars gives you a sense of fun and satisfaction.
+ The length of the game is perfect, and although there are only 4 worlds, there is enough to explore in each of the worlds' levels that it feels as if there are more.
+ Upon completion of each of the first three worlds, you get a new powerup that helps you on your quest and provides a new gameplay mechanic (e.g. gloves that allow you to latch onto walls.)
+ Ever download one of those free Mario clones from Google Play? Imagine someone actually spent time on the level design, didn't throw a bunch of ads at you, and actually updated the gameplay mechanics as you go along (such as the aforementioned glove example.) Such is Oozi!
+ No gimmicky puzzles: pure platforming!

Some nuanced critiques:

- The difficulty of the bosses isn't the most balanced... I found the second boss to be much more difficult than the third and fourth bosses. They also can be time consuming to defeat, so it can be a little aggravating when you almost have your battle won, die, and then realize you have at least several more minutes to go to get back to being as close to beating that boss as you just were.
- Oozi's death groan got under my skin a little, and after awhile I found myself imitating it in order to cover up the game's loud and croaky rendition of it.
- The ending is really short.

Recommended: Absolutely. It plays like a classic 2D platformer, and though it doesn't reinvent the wheel, there's certainly nothing wrong with that.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
Easy and fun platformer game. Bought it cheap with a badge coupon. I'm suprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Last game similar to this was Rayman haha. It is what it is!

They got kidmode aswell so will introduce this to kids coming over in the future! :]
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