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.
User reviews: Very Positive (261 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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

This game should be $60 it is a lot better than all these new games with incredible high prices!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
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.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
To some, it may look like just some so-so title that isn't worth a glance due to its small-time nature. But to me, I think it is a little (and I do mean LITTLE) gem in a sea of games of various qualities and polish.

Oozi is a humble platformer about a Rayman Wannabe who crashes his ship on a random planet, and thus is thrusted onto a quest to get his stuff back and return home. Storywise, it isn't much, but in this day and age, I suppose a simple plot is better than the overly dramatic stuff you get nowadays.

Once you get into the first level, though, the game certainly does start to charm you, with its lovely art style, its decent soundtrack (That is forgettable, but still nice to listen to throughout the game), and its easy to learn gameplay. It isn't a hard game persay, but it isn't a walk in the park either. I had times where the game did surprise me with some challenging platforming, which kept me interested and provided some satisfaction when I managed to survive past a difficult challenge to the next checkpoint. The game also throws out some interesting (if short lived) gimmics at you as well to spice levels up as you continue on your quest, from rock titans that can only be killed with short-fused bombs to security systems that require timing and smart jumps to avoid in order to progress through a part of the level. Sadly, many of these gimmics are often one level only, which is a shame they don't use some of these gimmics more often, because some of them really are interesting.

In the case of Bosses, there are four worlds each, with a boss in each of them. Ironicly, the first boss might be the hardest, because every boss I fought afterwards (even the FINAL BOSS) was rather mild. They still kept you on your toes, but they didn't seem awfully threatening. Really, the levels before the boss is where all the fun is, what with all the secret stars you can collect in each level to unlock challenge levels you can play to, well, challenge yourself, so there is at least a bit of replay value after the story is complete.

Sure, this game isn't the best platformer out there, it isn't gonna get any "oooohs" or "Ahhhhs" or even "11 out of 10s" out of you, but if you are looking for a decent little platformer that you can easily get into that'll provide a satisfying experience for a low cost, this is worth checking out. For anyone expecting something more intense, though... Look elsewhere.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2014
I was expecting this game to be dull and disappointing but was pleasantly surprised as I played. If you're a fan of platformers this is a good title to have in your collection.

Overall Oozi: Earth Adventure is a great platformer at a decent price. They've designed this game to appeal to all ages. There are several difficulty levels from Casual all the way to Hardcore. As you play you unlock challenging bonus stages--stages such as avoid the rising water or collect everything in a given time period.

The levels are varied enough and the occasional boss fights are great. There isn't much of a storyline but that is something common in platformers. Sound effects are okay but the music gets a little bit repetitive if you are trying for the high scores on some of the harder levels.

At normal difficulty you can expect to get through the main levels in about 6 hours and the bonus levels in another 3 hours. If you play at the hardest difficulties, and go for everything, you can easily expect to invest more than 20 hours in this game. Gameplay can get repetitive or feel like a grind, especially if you are trying to unlock everything, the modes and challenges available are varied but the levels you play on sometimes start feeling too similar.

They've taken the time to polish the game and add Steamworks features too. You'll find cloud save, working leaderboards, and even achievements.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
This game seems like a lot of fun. I've only completed level 1-1 but It makes me think a lot of the older Donkey Kong/Mario Bros games - which I really liked and was kind of part of my childhood growing up.

This is a great game to just sit and relax with, easy to lose track of time.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
Really fun and challenging platform game. Me like! (Y)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
It's about as basic as a platformer gets. Nothing overly original and ocassionally the controls were wonky and yet, I finished the game. If you like platformers, it's quick and mindless. No real replayability for me, but they at least offer challenges and such. I don't know. If you want it... just... I don't know.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
A basic platformer that achieves what it sets out to do, my only complaint is the floor friction being so low it causes Oozi to slide around a little too much.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Pretty good overall. The "story" isn't really much to speak of. Really, it looks like they came up with 4 different world types (underground, tech facility, forest, and alien planet) and stiched together the barest threads of a narrative, but it doesn't matter. The art is quite nice, animation is smooth, and the overall style is bright and quirky.

The challenge level varies wildly, though. There checkpoints are placed in some strange areas, where you could easily get stuck redoing a large section of the level because of a really tricky part just before another checkpoint. However, it's impossible to "lose", since if you die you just reappear at the last checkpoint, and you can retry as long as your patience hold out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Back to the roots, when games only had 2 dimension, a platform gamer similar to Super Mario Brothers. You are not saving any pretty princesses here, but your are stranded on a strange planet, and you need to get your belongings back.

Positive:
- 4 levels (one for everyone to enjoy, especially the kids (you will not be stopped by any obstacles, enemies, or traps)
- nice graphics
- smooth gameplay.
- very responsive controls
- widescreen support

Negative:
- where was this game when I was young?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
This was a fun platformer. That's about it. It was fun. No fancy gimicks, no "over-the-top" graphics, just pure fun.

Was there a challenge? At times, yes. Especially the Challenge levels.

I died. Often. But that shouldn't deter new players from giving this game a try. There's even a Kid Mode for those who want buy something for their child to play.

This game is nice as It's more than just jumping around from platform to platform. There's different things to collect that further your progress and it feels like it is legitimately necessary to retreive these "upgrades" as they allow you to fully access new levels.

I bought it on sale for about $1.25 and I think it was definitely worth the $5 that it usually costs.

If you like platformers in general, I'd say this is certainly worth the money.

One thing that some review lack is a section discussing controller controls versus keyboard controls. This game does not require a huge amount of button presses all at once, but there are scenarios where it is required to press up against a wall, press jump, and then press the opposite direction away from the wall. On keyboard, this wasn't overly difficult, but was WAY easier on my controller.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
This game made me feel nostalgic without making me feel like I was playing something outdated. Great platforming, not overly simplistic, and world designs that are fun to look at and be in.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Simple, but big. Love the graphics. Gameplay is wellmade, even though it has been done a lot of times before. But that does not matter, worth your time.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
It is very simple, and boring. I'm not saying its good but im too old for this game. I payed €0.50 that's a good deal for someone who never plays it.
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