Hello everyone, and welcome to the Indie Game showcase, a new segment that is exclusive to TQCast. This is going to be a place where you can find out about what’s hot, and what’s not in the realm of Xbox Live Indie Games. Today’s game is a little platforming gem called Oozi: Earth Adventure, made by Awesome Games Studio. At first glance, this may look like a simple experience that only kids might enjoy, but once you dive a little deeper into it, you start to realize that this a fun and enjoyable experience for gamers of all ages.
Oozi is a alien from outer space ( a lame description I know) that out of nowhere, starts to have some problems with his spaceship, and eventually crashes into earth. With nowhere else to go, our little friend must now go on a quest to find the missing pieces of his ship before it’s too late. Apparently, the best way to go on a search for something important is by putting yourself in as much danger as humanly possible. The gameplay centers around you helping Oozi traverse his way through a number of different levels, avoiding traps, and trying to collect as many stars as you can in order to stay alive.
What I liked the most about this title was the amount of variety thrown into the different kinds of moves the character could perform. Initially, all he could do was jump, and that’s it, but eventually, a number of different moves were made available( such as ground pounding, double jumping, etc.) to make the experience feel fresh and exciting. My only real problems with the game as a whole were the fact that the same musical track kept playing throughout each level, and that the entire game only took me about an hour or so to complete.
To be fair though, this is the first episode in the series, so I can understand why the developers chose to go this route, leave them wanting more, and because of price (80 MS points) the other issue is understandable as well. Thankfully, the developers remedied the lack of replay value a little bit by adding a harder difficulty level, challenge levels, and an arcade mode, so trust me, the dollar I invested into this one was well worth it in the end.
To sum things up, Oozi: Earth Adventure is definitely worth checking out, so download it now. For more suggestions on games that we could include in this feature, please leave a comment below this post.