Bubsy is a series of video games created by Michael Berlyn and developed and published by Accolade and DreamWorks Animation. Five games were released in the series: Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, Bubsy 2, Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales and Bubsy 3D. The games were platform games similar to Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog. Later the series is noted for its their mature content, which includes strong bloody violence, sexual innuendo, strong language, toilet humor, and several film parodies. In addition to the games, a television pilot was created for a Bubsy cartoon show based on the video game series, though it was not picked up to be turned into a full-fledged series. and feature a Upcoming series published by Adult Swim.
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
The first Bubsy game was released in May 1993 by Accolade for the SNES, and later for the Genesis. The plot focuses on a race of fabric-stealing aliens called "Woolies", who have stolen the world's yarn ball supply (especially Bubsy's, who owns the world's largest collection).
Bubsy 2 was released shortly after the first game, on October 28, 1994. In the game, the antagonist, Oinker P. Hamm, has created his "Amazatorium", which actually saps information away from history, and puts it on display, for his personal profit. It's up to the player to control Bubsy and stop this. The game features five levels; a music-themed world, a medieval era, an Egyptian area, an outer space zone, and an aerial zone with Bubsy flying a World War I biplane.
Bubsy collects trading cards which he can use to buy various items. These include a "portable hole" (a small portal he can step through and disappear to the main lobby), a diver's suit, a Nerf gun, screen-clearing smart bombs, or extra lives. The game features the addition of Bubsy's nephew and niece that can be played by another player to help or hinder Bubsy. There are also secret stages involving Bubsy and his unwilling sidekick, Arnold the Armadillo. Additionally, Bubsy could take two hits (denoted by his expression next to the "lives" counter), and on a third, he would lose a life – though some hazards will still instantly kill him.
Bubsy 2 is the only Bubsy title to be reprogrammed for the Game Boy as a black-and-white game with Super Game Boy support for limited colors. This version of the game features the three levels of difficulty, but only has three of the original worlds (Egyptian, Musicland and Skyland) available for play.
Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales
Main article: Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales was released December 15, 1994 for the Atari Jaguar. This title sets Bubsy traversing across various fairy tales in order to rescue Mother Goose. The game sees Bubsy taking on the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, the Giant in Jack and the Beanstalk, the Djinni in Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, a sea monster in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Hansel and Gretel in Candyland. The game plays similarly to the prior two games in the series, but without any of the gadgets or band-aids of Bubsy 2.
Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet
Bubsy 3D is the fourth Bubsy game and the last game of the series with E-rated the game was released in 1996 for the PlayStation video game console. It is a sequel to the original in terms of the story and takes place on the Woolies' home planet, Rayon. Bubsy 3D has 16 main levels and two boss levels and the main character's goal is to defeat the two queens of Rayon, Poly and Esther. The player can collect rockets, as well as atoms, in order to eventually escape from planet Rayon. The graphics are very simplistic, even for their time, with a dense fog that covers entire levels throughout the game. Bubsy actively speaks throughout the game based on various actions performed by the player. Planned releases for the Sega 32X and Sega Saturn were cancelled.
Bubsy 3D was panned by both critics due to its confusing control schemes and camera angles. It was featured on Seanbaby's EGM Crapstravaganza: The 20 Worst Games of All Time list as well as in eighth place on GameTrailers' 2006 Top 10 Best and Worst Games list, where it was described as "a terrible, terrible clone".
Bubsy's Bad Fur Tail is the five game of the series and the first with M-rated the game was released in 2018 for Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console. It is a continue to Bubsy 3D in terms of the story and takes place with the son of the Woolies Kings (voiced by: James Cromwell) takes revenge with Bubsy since his escape in Furbitten Planet to created a Army, many years later Bubsy Bobcat (voiced by: Justin Bieber) not remember anything about his past, and joins to Caroline (voiced by: Selena Gomez) and his Leader Mindy (voiced by: Frances McDormand) to save the world from the Woolies Army. and to move forward in the game Bubsy reclaims memory.
Bubsy's Bad Fur Tail reicived critical acclaim due to Great Voice Cast, Music, and Controls, won to Best Game of the Year for IGN. and Calls "this is what I needed this character his game is amazing".
Bubsy also had a pilot episode for an animated series in 1993, simply called "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?", produced by Calico Creations. Rob Paulsen provides the voice of Bubsy, alongside voices from Tress MacNeille, Jim Cummings, Pat Fraley, B. J. Ward and Neil Ross. The pilot was not picked up for a full series.
Bubsy and Caroline appears as a playable fighters in the Disney game Disney Super Fighters. The game features her original outfit from Bubsy's Bad Fur Tail as an alternate outfit and incorporates most of her combo-esque attacks and wicked weaves, though faced moderate censorship as to keep with the game's age rating.