Reviewed by Aristotle
Bubsy is so old, I can't even remember when I first bought
it. But that's the beauty of games like these, they're so
old and hard to acquire, you treasure them even if they suck
majorly. Also, the graphics, controls, and gameplay are
nothing to sneeze at, either. Considering the time Bubsy was
made, along with the limited sound and graphics capabilities
of the Genesis, these graphics and sound rule. The controls
are also awesome, too. Read on to see why.
GRAPHICS: These aren't the best graphics, but they are good
enough for me. Graphics like these are perfect, they are
good, but don't use all of the system's power for graphics
and sound. The framerate is also excellent, allowing for
SOUND/MUSIC: Again, not the best, but great just the same.
When I review games, I compare them to other games for the
same system made exactly when the game under reviews was
made. It wouldn't be exactly fair comparing Super Mario
Brothers to NFL2K, now would it? But the sounds can get
pretty annoying, like when Bubsy jumps and glides. That's
basically the entire downside to the sound and music.
STORY: Very deep, very involved, very good. Cheesy, perhaps,
but still excellent. The story, in my mind, does not really
affect gameplay, therefore not really making or breaking the
game's final review grade, but it does help to make a good
CONTROLS: One of the biggies. A game with excellent graphics
and sound, but crappy controls and gameplay would be a piece
of crap. Bubsy's controls are as smooth as silk. Three
buttons jump, but the third doubles as a glide button when
pressed. If you're used to teh Genesis controller, these fit
perfectly into your hands.
GAMEPLAY: This is the highest point of the game. Everything
fits together perfectly, and makes perfect, logical sense.
The one thing that annoys me is how can a bobcat, when
touched by the fur of another creature, die???
DIFFICULTY: I normally like games hard, but not THIS hard.
You can get up to, maybe, possibly, if you're lucky, level
seven out of sixteen. The higher you go, the harder every
level becomes. But remember, one hit and you're done for. A
strategy I like to use with Bubsy is to get Game Genie, and
use the codes for infinite lives and start wherever you
want. Case closed.
OVERALL: I love this game, despite its couple of bad points.
Generally everyone would get their moneys' worth out of it,
no matter what. Another strong reason to purchase Bubsy for
the Genesis is its traditional value. Also, you can buy it
for about $5, new! Take my advice and buy this game right now!
FINAL THOUGHT: No final thought, except that this game is an
excellent game that all gamers, die-hard and amateur, will
love and cherish.