Awesome Possum is the titular main protagonist of his game, Awesome Possum kicks Dr. Machino's Butt. His quest, is to clean up the entire planet and foil his arch-nemesis, Dr. Machino.
Awesome Possum is similar to Sonic the Hedgehog in terms of personality, he is frequently heard saying "I'm so cool!" throughout the gameplay. His appearance is a simple purple jump-suit like outfit with a red stripe going down the side, it consists of a short-sleeved shirt and shorts, a belt is visible around his waist as well. He is rather fast and if the level is easy enough the player can just run and jump through the level. Like Donkey Kong Country, he can find animals that will assist him in a similar fashion.
Awesome Possum is very agile and he can utilize his strong legs to kick his opponents into submission.