Available on: GB, GEN, SNES
You know what’s worse than Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind? Anyone? Yeah, I know, this is a tricky one. Well, the correct answer is a SEQUEL to Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind. The first Bubsy game sold so well, that Accolade actually thought they were onto something. Or maybe they didn’t, maybe they just wanted to cash in a bit more, after all they did maximize their profits by developing the game themselves. Who knows and who cares? This game exists, and that, my friends, is a crime.
Yeah, send that fucker back in time – back into nothingness, preferrably
Bubsy loses track of two of his relatives at a fishy historical theme park run by a sinister businessman named Oinker B. Hamm. Bubsy needs to travel through time, all the way from the medieval times to World War I and back, to find his kin and put an end to Hamm’s evil plans.
If you thought the first game looked a bit confusing (among other things), get a load of this. There’s so much crap on the screen, that your fear of hitting anything in the previous game jumps on your face right away, and once again, you really don’t know for sure what you’re allowed to hit without losing health. The music and sound effects, including those dastardly voice samples, sound like they’re from a Commodore 64 game, and like they were recorded in a toilet.
|That pig really doesn't want to be in this game.|
Hell, not even Bubsy wants to be in this game!
|From a stage called "Star Boars". Oh ho ho,|
I'm cracking up here. Strangely enough,
the entrance to the stage indicates more
of a pirate-themed level. Who cares, though?
To make a long story short, the game’s only strength is its non-linearity – you can try beating the stages in any order you want. To sum everything else up... I’m sorry, in advance. It’s horse shit, plain and stinky, molded into a SNES game cartridge; the same shit they made the first game out of, only this one’s been in the sun for just a bit longer.
Bubsy II is an easier game than the first one, not much less frustrating though. It’s inconsistent and boring as hell, so the real challenge is to get up your ass, grab the controller and take that annoying bobcat for one last ride before giving the cartridge the Frodo Baggins treatment and burn it in the hellfires of doom. With Bubsy II, Accolade repeated Solid Software’s mistakes though claiming to make up for some of the “minor problems” of the first game – the gameplay’s horrible, and not fun even for the ten minutes the first game was. The detailed graphics do not look good, they look confusing, and the level design sucks some major cock. Oh, I should try it once more just to make sure? Never again, I say.
(Editor's note: I did try it again, to get one more screenshot. It still sucked.)
Graphics : 6.2
Sound : 4.8
Playability : 3.6
Challenge : 4.7
Overall : 3.8
GameRankings: 57.50% (GB), 50.00% (GEN), 65.00% (SNES)