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It’s a tragedy that Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the most respected and revered actors of our time, has never actually won an Oscar. Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage addresses this travesty by letting you control Leo as he vaults over paparazzi to snatch the Oscar he deserves.
There are many obstacles in DiCaprio’s way as he lunges for his glimmering Oscar, which is so close, yet so far away. The player steps over the heads of press photographers, bounds over icebergs, and even has to dodge Lady Gaga after an awkward encounter at this year’s Academy Awards.
You can collect as many Golden Globe and Emmy’s as you want, but the Oscar is still just out of reach. There are even hilarious minigames interspersed between levels to break them up. You can type up Leo’s acceptance speech, crawl to your car a la The Wolf of Wall Street, or “find the black nominee” in the audience of the ceremony (spoiler alert: you automatically lose because there are none).
Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage takes more satirical jabs at the award-show institution, but it’s best experienced for yourself. If you want to see another person get their hopes shattered, watch Tim endure the horrific Martian Gothic in Super Replay.
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