Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back Review

The original Bubsy is a mess, but it’s a lovable mess filled with sunglass-wearing giraffes, roller coasters, and egg-throwing enemies who have a yarn ball fetish. It takes a lot of practice to get used to its strange sense of momentum and instant deaths, but despite it being fashionable to see in Bubsy something truly irredeemable, the first game can actually be a lot of fun. I don’t remember a great deal about the second game, but something that’s stuck with me from the few times I rented it as a kid is how the items are really creative, with the black hole that allows you to escape the level really capturing my imagination back then. Point being, whatever your preexisting thoughts are about Bubsy, those first two games at least brought something to the table. Then there’s Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, a game that breathes fresh life into the series in the same sense that characters being ripped to shreds in a zombie movie before returning as members of the undead technically have fresh life breathed into them. This is an abomination, and that’s coming from someone who could be considered a bit of a Bubsy apologist. Read more →

Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind Review

Confession time: I actually like the first Bubsy game despite the fact that it more or less destroyed my entire life. Where once I was an innocent child too naive to know the meaning of failure, Bubsy came along, spiked my youthful joy to the ground, and rubbed my face in constant Bubsy-centric failures until I had been reborn as a jaded, embittered shell of who I once was. Read more →

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