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Help Leonardo DiCaprio Win An Oscar In This Tortuous 8-Bit Video Game

Leonardo DiCaprio has had a well-documented struggle winning an Oscar; despite crawling inside a dead bear carcass, embodying a blood-thirsty slave trader and colliding with an iceberg.

But his luck may soon change – or at least in the virtual world.

Bjorn-Erik Aschim and Sam Taylor from the animation collective The Line have designed an 8-bit video game which allows users to join in the chase for their beloved Romeo.

(Image: The Line)

(Image: The Line)

The aim of Leo's Red Carpet Rampage is to button bash your way across levels to a distant Oscar, avoiding photographers and icebergs, while collecting Emmy's and Golden Globes along the way.

You must race alongside the likes of Matt Damon (as the Martian), Bryan Cranston (as Trumbo) and Michael Fassbender (as Steve Jobs) to the familiar bald head of an Oscar.

Bonus games include crawling to the car from Wolf of Wall Street as quick as you can; acting as hard as possible; and a rigged mission quite simply called "Find the Black Nominee".

(Image: The Line)

(Image: The Line)

It seems a lot of thought has gone into the game and it pretty much nails every conversation (about the Oscars and Leo's illusive award) on the head – a hard feat for a browser game.

Alex Webster, from The Line, said: "The guys wanted to create something engaging and culturally resonant but also just wanted to have some fun."

"They've never made a game before and as such gave themselves two weeks to see if they could actually pull it off...Which I hope you'll agree they did."

Original concept game design by Max Van Der Merwe. Music is composed by Matt Oglesby and Red Button Audio. Play the game here.

(Image: The Line)

(Image: The Line)

(Image: The Line)

(Image: The Line)

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By Matthew Kirby, published on 16/02/2016

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