Oscar's Trash Race
|Oscar's Trash Race
|Christopher Omarzu & Bruce Williams
(Program), Preston Stuart (Graphics)
|Part of the
Children's Television Workshop series.
When Atari decided to create a children's series they needed
several popular characters to slip into the games, naturally
Sesame Street was one of the first places they looked.
Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, Big Bird, and
Grover were all given their own games in the Children's Workshop
Series (CCW). A sixth CCW title called Count's Castle was
also planned but never finished.
Oscar's Trash Race is a mildly amusing look into the secret life
of one of Sesame Street's least understood creatures (no, I'm not
talking about Mr. Gordon!) I'm talking about that little
trash demon known as Oscar the Grouch. The goal of this game
is to correctly pick the trash can that matches the number of
objects shown and move the grouch in the trash can towards the
junk strewn at the bottom of the screen. Once you've picked
up all the trash, Oscar must race back to the starting line before
Slimy the worm reaches the other end of the screen. You can
further complicate things by selecting a rainy day variations in
which mud puddles appear that you must jump for points. Of
course if I was Oscar I sure as hell wouldn't want to be wandering
around in a thunder storm with a giant metal lightning rod on my
While I'm sure most adults are rolling their eyes
right now, kids would probably find this game interesting.
Nothing like turning today's children into tomorrow's
regular Atari customer. Out of all the CTW games, Oscar's
Trash Race is the most interesting because it actually provides a
little challenge. Of course that's not saying much...
||Oscar Race EPROM Cartridge 10-20-82
||Oscar Race EPROM Cartridge 12-3-82
||Oscars Trash Race 3-30-83
||Self Playing Demo
||Oscars Trash Race Cartridge
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