Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back
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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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.
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.
Through an extremely short, inconsistent, and annoying slog of mediocrity, Bubsy shows us why he probably should have stayed down for the count.
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.
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.
Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back may not be perfect, but it's easily the best Bubsy game ever made.
Bubsy: The Woolies Strikes Back is thankfully only about an hour long so we can go back to forgetting Bubsy exists.
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.
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?