Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back

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Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is ranked in the 4th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

43

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0%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Nov 3, 2017

Bubsy's return is more than a little underwhelming.

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Killa Penguin
Unscored
Unscored
Nov 5, 2017

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.

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Scored Reviews

Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Nov 3, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back may not be perfect, but it's easily the best Bubsy game ever made.

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GameSpace
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

Bubsy is a cat-out-of-time trying to find his fit in a world that’s memories of him haven’t been too endearing. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a moderately enjoyable game, but it just out of place within it’s current price bracket. Aside from the price, there are moments where Bubsy’s commentary feels rather forced (occasionally annoying), but other times he delivers one-liners that made me chuckle. It feels like Bubsy is trying too hard to be Deadpool-esque in relevancy and self-awareness.

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GameGrin
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2018

With an awkward difficulty curve and some questionable sonic choices, this isn't a purrfect platformer, but it's certainly good enough for meow. I'm not kitten around when I say this is a competent platformer that deserves a look in if you can get it fur a decent price.

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PSX Brasil
60 / 100
60 / 100
Nov 5, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a very simple action and platform game. There are two ways you can play it: by ignoring the collectibles or not. Depending on your decision, the game might last between 1 to 5 hours. Either way, its simplicity remains. Play it to kill downtime, but only when it is on sale.

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Game Informer
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2017

Bland levels, basic platforming, and tedious boss battles render Bubsy's return unnecessary and unfortunate

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COGconnected
54 / 100
54 / 100
Nov 5, 2017

I wasn't expecting this game to maintain its 21-year-old gaming philosophy of rinse and repeat.

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GameSpew
50%
50%
Nov 15, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back has a degree of retro appeal and may even stir up fond memories if you were around for Bubsy's first outing. But it's so unremarkable that it never really manages to get its claws into you.

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CGMagazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strikes Back is thankfully only about an hour long so we can go back to forgetting Bubsy exists.

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cublikefoot
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

An average platformer overall. It does not particularly excel in any area outside of its presentation, but it is not an entirely bad game either, it just simply lacks in content.

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IGN Spain
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Not the best return of an old fashioned character. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is repetitive, simple and boring... A Shame.

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PS4Blog.net
5 / 10
PS4Blog.net
the_nmac
5 / 10
Nov 6, 2017

The honest truth is that this game feels like a cash grab. It's $39.99, and I can recommend many games that are better and which cost half to three quarters less. It's short, lacks a compelling reason for the obscene amount of collectibles, and doesn't do anything new. At this point, you would be better skipping this cat and trying something else.

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DualShockers
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

I really wanted Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back to be good, or at least entertainingly bad, but I was just left with a tepid, overpriced, and somewhat generic 2D platformer that wasn't funny or fulfilling enough to justify a $30 purchase. If you are really dedicated to the character, I would wait until it drops to around $5 or $10. Once you beat the game, Accolade promises that “Bubsy will return,” so let's just hope his next outing is funnier, lengthier, and more memorable than Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back. Bubsy 3D 2 anyone?

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IGN
4.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

4.5 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is an extremely short and completely forgettable platformer based on nothing but irony and nostalgic notoriety. I'd honestly rather replay the original Bubsy than this - for all of its serious flaws, at least that game was memorable. The Woolies Strike Back isn't even that.

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Push Square
4 / 10
4 / 10
Nov 3, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a wholly unremarkable experience. The presentation, controls, and level design are all lacking, and the handful of stages offer little variety. It's not the worst platformer ever – it's not even the worst Bubsy game – it's simply inconsequential, forgettable, and bland in every aspect. Fans of the original games may get a kick out of this, but even they may feel disappointed by the bobcat's latest, and probably last, adventure.

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God is a Geek
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

In a game that can be finished in under an hour, Bubsy doesn't so much as strike back, but rather say a few harsh words before getting pummeled into the ground.

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TheSixthAxis
4 / 10
4 / 10
Nov 2, 2017

I do admire the effort, but in a year where Sonic Mania outdid its franchise's reputation and Mario stands tall, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a mere afterthought. Its length is pathetically short and, surprisingly for Bubsy at least, the game is really easy. Not everything that could possibly go wrong did go wrong, yet if this is the pinnacle of Bubsy games, then the poor Bobcat should be laid to rest in peace.

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Twinfinite
2 / 5.0
Twinfinite
Rob Younger

Top Critic

2 / 5.0
Nov 7, 2017

Nobody expected the latest Bubsy game to be any good and I'm sorry to say that those expectations were completely correct. Stay far away from it. Go play Mario or something instead.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

It's easy to crack jokes about the return of Bubsy not turning out great, but I don't feel that The Woolies Strike Back is a pure misfire. After all, the boss fights are filled with smart and satisfying design. If that type of level design was seen in the main game (and there was simply more to do in general), then we'd be looking at a very different game. There's potential for Bubsy to be a relevant 2D platformer in the future, and I'd like to see Accolade take another shot at bringing the furball back to prominence.

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ZTGD
3.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

3.5 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2017

The return of Bubsy is a travesty.

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GameSkinny
Nov 13, 2017

Through an extremely short, inconsistent, and annoying slog of mediocrity, Bubsy shows us why he probably should have stayed down for the count.

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Destructoid
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

In a year that has brought us a bevvy of amazing platformers, some even revitalizing long-dormant series, Bubsy is easily left behind.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Nov 21, 2017

Sadly, Busby: The Woolies Strike Back barely meets the quality standards and expectations of the genre in its infancy, let alone all these years later.

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PC Aficionado
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

A middle school jazz performance of disparate design ideas and pacing akin to the unique brand of messy and amateur seen in a flood of steam greenlight asset flips, and if you want that you have cheaper options.

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EGM
2.5 / 10.0
Evan Slead

Top Critic

2.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

What looks like a harmless return to the Bubsy franchise quickly becomes a clear lesson in laziness. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back takes no time to show how little effort was put into a simple platformer. From the controls to the overall spirit of the game, it's hard to recommend anyone try it out, even at its “low” price.

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Gamerheadquarters
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2017

I'm not sure why anyone spent the time to bring back Bubsy, especially considering how awful this attempt is.

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MonsterVine
1 / 5.0
1 / 5.0
Nov 7, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a mess in every single possible way.

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TechRaptor
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2017

When Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is at its best, the words I would use to describe it include "soulless", "mediocre", and "annoying". Somehow the game is rarely at its best, leading to a total disaster.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 7, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is about as good as a Bubsy game can be. Unfortunately for this sloppy, cheap and noisy platformer, that's an unfathomably low bar to clear.

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The Game is a Lie
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is an unfortunate attempt at reviving a franchise that should have stayed dead. Every single aspect of the game is repetitive and tasteless, what leads me to believe that this game was made from corporate thinking.

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Dragnix
15 / 100
15 / 100
Nov 13, 2017
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DigitalCentralMedia
4%
4%
Nov 8, 2017

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is terrible in every way possible and is one of the worst games ever made. This game is the definition of a complete abomination

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