Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wasn't expecting this game to maintain its 21-year-old gaming philosophy of rinse and repeat.
The return of Bubsy is a travesty.
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.
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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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.
In a year that has brought us a bevvy of amazing platformers, some even revitalizing long-dormant series, Bubsy is easily left behind.