Of all the awards that Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for, the one award that continues to elude him is the Academy Award for Best Actor. In fact, there is a running joke that if there was an actor ever to portray DiCaprio’s life that said actor would win the award. This year, DiCaprio is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant. He is the odds-on favorite to win, and if he doesn’t it will be yet another huge shock and a clear disappointment.
Whatever the outcome may be, someone has found it amusing that the actor has been unable to win an Academy Award, and took it upon himself to turn it into a side-scrolling arcade-style game in which your goal is to help Leonardo DiCaprio get that damn trophy. That game is called Red Carpet Rampage. Want to see how it’s played, then check out the story below.
In Red Carpet Rampage, you play as Leonardo DiCaprio, who is walking the red carpet of the Academy Awards and is now chasing after the Academy Award for Best Actor. But this is more than just a simple button mashing side-scroller. Along the way, you’ll be collecting other awards winning other awards like BAFTAs, Golden Globes, SAGs, and even MTV Movie Awards. Collecting all that hardware will help increase your score. You’ll also have to compete against DiCaprio’s fellow nominees like Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne, and Michael Fassbender in the race for the Award for Best Actor. There are also mini games where you race under canopies where you’ll have to act harder or overcome a quaalude overdose. Other obstacles include paparazzi, icebergs, and other celebrity names.
The people over at The Line Animation created this fun game, which can be addicting for a couple of minutes. Then you’ll probably start to feel frustrated at the fact that you can’t get what DiCaprio has been trying to win in the past four tries.
Obviously winning or losing this game has no bearing on the outcome of the Best Actor category. The point of the game is that it is making light of the fact that throughout his entire career, DiCaprio has been unable to take home a win. But it can be a fun game to play. Why not try it out for yourself over at www.redcarpetrampage.com. And don’t forget to check out the video below to see how the game is played, and just how difficult it is to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.
The Academy Awards will be held on February 28, 2016.