->''"I'm awesome!"''

''Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt'' is a 1993 platformer by Tengen for the {{Sega Genesis}}. You play as the titular possum, fighting against [[CaptainErsatz Dr. Machino]] and his robot army as they despoil the environment. This is not all he fights against; in addition to robots and traps, he must struggle with slippery controls, clipping issues, slowdown, poor hit detection, sloppy level design, and voice samples that insist on reminding the player that Awesome Possum has 'tude.

This game was created during the MascotWithAttitude boom following ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.

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!!This work contains examples of:

* {{Badbutt}}: As with most MascotWithAttitude era protagonists.
* BossRush
* DownInTheDumps: "Dr. Machino's Domain" and "The Fortress of Garbage" an actual landfill complete with the additional [[AlwaysNight dark skies]], [[AlwaysChaoticEvil menacing mechas]] and jefferies tubes, a likely sort that makes the place very reminiscent of a certain [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles final zone]].
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: You'll face more than one giant, deformed bee over the course of the game.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* ExcusePlot
* FollowTheLeader: Utterly shameless in ripping off of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', though it plays more like ''VideoGame/{{Bubsy}}''... another [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] ripoff.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin What did you expect?]]
* GoombaStomp
* GreenAesop: Not just the storyline, either. Every level ends with a quiz about the environment.
* JungleJapes
* LiteralAssKicking: As part of the ending, while a chorus sings the game's title, just like it does when the game starts up.
* MascotWithAttitude
* MechaMooks
* PollutedWasteland
* PopQuiz
* PowerupLetdown: The speed boost. Considering how touchy the controls are, all the speed boost does is send Awesome Possum careening into either a bottomless pit or an enemy.
* PowerupMount: Assorted animals.
* RushmoreRefacement: [[BrokenAesop You celebrate your victory by desecrating more of the environment.]]
* SlippySlideyIceWorld
* SpikesOfDoom
* SpoilerTitle
* UnderTheSea
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