Bubsy, arguably one of my favourite Nintendo series', is making a return after nearly 20 years of... well, nothing. And amongst the more popular ones was Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, which was released by Accolade for SNES and Sega Genesis.
If the trailer is anything to go by, Bubsy is as detestable as ever: After being awakened from his almost 20-year slumber, the first thing he does is make a joke about reality TV. Today, following the announcement of the all new Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back, we sat down with the elusive Bobcat and discussed his past, his disappearance and the new game.
Development studio Accolade is back with a new game featuring their flagship character, Bubsy.
Bubsy's last official adventure was the poorly received 3D platformer Bubsy 3D, which launched on the original PlayStation in 1996. Apparently, they forgot the part where Bubsy is no one's favorite game. It's Liechtenstein. There are like 7 people, but tickets are REEALLY expensive. Bubsy's equipped with all his classic moves and then some, which he needs to use to battle woolies and UFO bosses.
Bubsy: I don't know, my agent got the call.
Bubsy: It stars ME! Anyway, I read the script. I have all the dialog, what's NOT to love!
Reporter: Do you know Mario? The debut trailer does make it look serviceable enough, and with Black Forest Games involved, it could be an important turning point for Bubsy himself.
Then in April 1999, Accolade was acquired by French video game company Infogrames Entertainment for a $60 million United States dollars, and from there the Accolade name was retired and so was Bubsy.
Reporter: Well, what could possibly go wrong?