Ozzy Osbourne is the focus of a new 8-bit video game called Legend Of Ozzy.
The new game follows the release of Osbourne’s new album ‘Ordinary Man’, his first solo effort in a decade.
The aim of the game is to catch as much blood as you can, keeping your Ozzy-bat alive, while killing monsters and avoiding wolves, devils and other creepy foes will earn you health points. Play it here.
NME gave ‘Ordinary Man’ a five-star review, with Jordan Bassett writing: “the metal icon has quicksilver in his veins on first album in a decade.
“Undimmed by ill health and still having an absolute blast, the Wizard of Ozz remains a force to be reckoned with on his uproarious 12th solo album.”
The release of the new album follows Osbourne’s recent revelation that he’s been suffering with Parkinson’s disease since 2003.
Osbourne recently called 2019 the “longest, most painful and miserable” year of his life, as health setbacks forced him to postpone a huge world tour.
The Black Sabbath legend was hospitalised in February 2019 with pneumonia after a severe bout of flu. In April of the same year, he fell in the middle of the night while going to the toilet, which impacted metal rods that were implanted after a motorbike accident in 2003.
In a recent NME Big Read interview, Osbourne reflected on his recent ill health, saying that the creation of new album ‘Ordinary Man’ “saved [his] life”.
“I was feeling sorry for myself, miserable and in fucking agony,” he said. “I’ve never been laid up for a year in my life and still been in so much pain at the end of it, but Andrew Watt and fucking Post Malone and my daughter Kelly got me going in the right direction.
“If it’s not a big hit that’s fine, but this album is quite possibly one of the most important albums I’ve ever made because it saved my life.”