History VideoGame / Bubsy

28th Sep '16 2:39:54 AM Pinokio
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* GravityIsAHarshMistress: In ''Bubsy II'', Bubsy falls to his death by standing in midair, staring at the audience, looking down, back at the audience, opening an umbrella, and falling. In ''Bubsy 3D'', Bubsy stops in midair, stares at the audience, waves goodbye, and then falls.
28th Sep '16 12:34:22 AM Pinokio
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* AnimatedActors: Bubsy is an animated actor in a cartoon world. Stages are named after epic movie titles. Stage settings represent the genres of different movies, such as a space theme or western theme. Bubsy has even threatened to walk off the set multiple times. In the intro to "Rock around the Croc", Bubsy says, "Next time, I get a stunt cat." In the intro to "No Time to Paws", Bubsy says, "Oh, I can give up show business?" In the ending to the first game, Bubsy leaves the set, and drives off in a limo.

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* AnimatedActors: Bubsy is an animated actor in a cartoon world. Stages are often named after epic movie titles.titles, as if the game action is being filmed as a movie. Stage settings represent the genres of different movies, such as a space theme or western theme. Bubsy has even threatened to walk off the set multiple times. In the intro to "Rock around the Croc", Bubsy says, "Next time, I get a stunt cat." In the intro to "No Time to Paws", Bubsy says, "Oh, I can give up show business?" In the ending to the first game, Bubsy leaves the set, and drives off in a limo.



* Cameo: In the ''Bubsy II'' title screen, Bubsy's niece and nephew can be seen, as well as in the ending, with Arnold the Armadillo.

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* Cameo: {{Cameo}}: In the ''Bubsy II'' title screen, Bubsy's niece and nephew can be seen, as well as in the ending, with Arnold the Armadillo.



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28th Sep '16 12:29:48 AM Pinokio
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* IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: One of Bubsy's level entry quotes is "Is there a veterinarian in the audience!?" In ''Bubsy II'', one of Bubsy's death quotes is "Is there a doctor in the house?"

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* IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: One of Bubsy's level entry quotes is In the intro for "Claws for Alarm", Bubsy says, "Is there a veterinarian in the audience!?" In ''Bubsy II'', one of Bubsy's death quotes is "Is there a doctor in the house?"



* MediumAwareness: In ''Bubsy 3D'', "Now, what would a platformer be without platforms?" and "Oh look, an arrow, aren't these game designers wonderful?"

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* MediumAwareness: In ''Bubsy 3D'', "Now, what would a platformer platform game be without platforms?" platforms? Hmm, I wonder if there's any extra lives up there," and "Oh look, an arrow, aren't these game designers wonderful?"



** In ''Bubsy II'', in the level titles "Star Boars" (''Franchise/StarWars''), "C Sharp or B Flat" (See sharp or be flat), "Fleece Academy" (''Film/PoliceAcademy''), "My Penguin for a Horse" ("My kingdom for a horse", ''Theatre/RichardIII''), "Aporklyps Now" (''Film/ApocalypseNow''), "Richard the Swinehearted" (Richard the Lionhearted), "Mighty Morphin Bobcat Dangers" (''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''), "The Lion The Switch and The Hoardroom (''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''), "Pig Trouble in Little China" (''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''), "2 Live Shrew" (Music/TwoLiveCrew), "Surely You Joust" (Surely you jest), "Wild Boar Yonder" (Wild blue yonder), and "Mars Needs Bobcats" (''Mars Needs Women'').

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** In ''Bubsy II'', in the level titles "Drown and Out" (Down and out), "Star Boars" (''Franchise/StarWars''), "C Sharp or B Flat" (See sharp or be flat), "Fleece Academy" (''Film/PoliceAcademy''), "My Penguin for a Horse" ("My kingdom for a horse", ''Theatre/RichardIII''), "Aporklyps Now" (''Film/ApocalypseNow''), "Richard the Swinehearted" (Richard the Lionhearted), "Mighty Morphin Bobcat Dangers" (''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''), "The Lion The Switch and The Hoardroom (''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''), "Pig Trouble in Little China" (''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''), "2 Live Shrew" (Music/TwoLiveCrew), "Surely You Joust" (Surely you jest), "Wild Boar Yonder" (Wild blue yonder), and "Mars Needs Bobcats" (''Mars Needs Women'').



* PungeonMaster: In the intro to "C Sharp or B Flat", Bubsy says, "Go for Baroque". Bubsy also says, "Remember, I'm a trained purrfessional."



* TechnoBabble: In ''Bubsy 3D'', the Woolie scientist attempts to explain how Bubsy constructed a rocket ship, harnessed the power of atoms, and traveled through time, while being interrupted by a rowdy audience.

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* TechnoBabble: In ''Bubsy 3D'', the Woolie scientist Professor Nylon attempts to explain how Bubsy constructed a rocket ship, harnessed the power of atoms, and traveled through time, while being interrupted by a rowdy audience.



* UranusIsShowing: In ''Bubsy 3D'', Bubsy's first words are, "I knew I should have taken that left turn at Uranus."



* WhoWritesThisCrap: In the intro to "Beavery Careful", Bubsy says, "Hey, I didn't write this stuff." One of the sound bytes heard before a level in Bubsy II is "Who wrote this stuff?!" when Bubsy is referring to the punny level titles.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: When Bubsy is referring to the punny level titles. In the intro to "Beavery Careful", Bubsy says, "Hey, I didn't write this stuff." One of the sound bytes heard before a level in Bubsy II ''Bubsy II'' is "Who wrote this stuff?!" when Bubsy is referring to the punny level titles.stuff?!"
27th Sep '16 11:45:18 PM Pinokio
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* AnimatedActors: Bubsy has threatened to walk off the set multiple times.

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* AnimatedActors: Bubsy is an animated actor in a cartoon world. Stages are named after epic movie titles. Stage settings represent the genres of different movies, such as a space theme or western theme. Bubsy has even threatened to walk off the set multiple times.times. In the intro to "Rock around the Croc", Bubsy says, "Next time, I get a stunt cat." In the intro to "No Time to Paws", Bubsy says, "Oh, I can give up show business?" In the ending to the first game, Bubsy leaves the set, and drives off in a limo.



* Cameo: In the ''Bubsy II'' title screen, Bubsy's niece and nephew can be seen, as well as in the ending, with Arnold the Armadillo.



** In ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' (''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''), in the level titles "Forbidden Plummet" (''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''), "A Bridge Too Fur" (''Film/ABridgeTooFar''), "Our Furless Leader" (Our fearless leader), "The Good the Bad and the Woolies" (''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''), "A Fistful of Yarn" (''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''), "Beavery Careful" (Be very careful), Rock around the Croc (''Rock Around the Clock''), "No Time to Paws" (No time to pause), "Lethal Woolie" (''Film/LethalWeapon''), and "A Farewell to Woolies" (''Literature/AFarewellToArms'').

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** In ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' (''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''), in the level titles "Forbidden Plummet" (''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''), "A Bridge Too Fur" (''Film/ABridgeTooFar''), "Fair Conditioning" (Hair conditioning), "Our Furless Leader" (Our fearless leader), "The Good the Bad and the Woolies" (''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''), "A Fistful of Yarn" (''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''), "Dances with Woolies" (''Film/DancesWithWolves''), "Beavery Careful" (Be very careful), Rock around the Croc (''Rock Around the Clock''), "Claws for Alarm" (Cause for alarm), "Eye of the Bobcat" (''Eye of the Tiger''), "No Time to Paws" (No time to pause), "Lethal Woolie" (''Film/LethalWeapon''), and "A Farewell to Woolies" (''Literature/AFarewellToArms'').



** In the intro to "Night of the Bobcat", Bubsy says, "Hey I thought I saw Elvis back there."
** In the intro to "The Good, the Bad and the Woolies", Bubsy says, "Well, it worked for [[Creator/ClintEastwood Clint]]."
** In the intro to "A Fistful of Yarn", Bubsy says, "[[Film/DirtyHarry Go ahead, make my day]]."



** In ''Bubsy 3D'', "[=Escape From WooL.A.=]" shows Bubsy dressed as Snake Plissken.

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** In ''Bubsy 3D'', the intro to "[=Escape From WooL.A.=]" shows Bubsy dressed as Snake Plissken.



* WhoWritesThisCrap: One of the sound bytes heard before a level in Bubsy II is "Who wrote this stuff?!" Bubsy is referring to the punny level titles.

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* WhoWritesThisCrap: In the intro to "Beavery Careful", Bubsy says, "Hey, I didn't write this stuff." One of the sound bytes heard before a level in Bubsy II is "Who wrote this stuff?!" when Bubsy is referring to the punny level titles.
27th Sep '16 10:49:25 PM Pinokio
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In ''Bubsy 3D'', the level "Catatomic Catastrophe".



* AsideGlance: In the title screen of ''Bubsy II'', Bubsy is facing his back towards the audience, but then turns his head to look directly at the player, does something with his hand, and rolls his eyes and gives a thumbs up, wiggles, and says "I like it" before looking back at what he was looking at.
* AWinnerIsYou: ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' has a particularly infuriating one: "I win! I win! Well... I guess you helped out a bit too."



* HaveANiceDeath: Death animations are situational and attempt to evoke the cartoony style of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. In ''Bubsy 3D'', this is taken further, with an animation for falling into bottomless pits, and cutscenes for falling into water and green goop. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5NIYbELwiY And more]].



* IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: One of Bubsy's level entry quotes is "Is there a veterinarian in the audience!?"

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* IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: One of Bubsy's level entry quotes is "Is there a veterinarian in the audience!?"audience!?" In ''Bubsy II'', one of Bubsy's death quotes is "Is there a doctor in the house?"



* MediumAwareness: In ''Bubsy 3D'', "Now, what would a platformer be without platforms?" and "Oh look, an arrow, aren't these game designers wonderful?"



* NoFourthWall: Bubsy regularly stares at and makes comments to the player.



* Pun-Based Title:
** In ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' (''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''), in the level titles "Forbidden Plummet" (''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''), "A Bridge Too Fur" (''Film/ABridgeTooFar''), "Our Furless Leader" (Our fearless leader), "The Good the Bad and the Woolies" (''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''), "A Fistful of Yarn" (''Film/AFistfulOfDollars''), "Beavery Careful" (Be very careful), Rock around the Croc (''Rock Around the Clock''), "No Time to Paws" (No time to pause), "Lethal Woolie" (''Film/LethalWeapon''), and "A Farewell to Woolies" (''Literature/AFarewellToArms'').
** In ''Bubsy II'', in the level titles "Star Boars" (''Franchise/StarWars''), "C Sharp or B Flat" (See sharp or be flat), "Fleece Academy" (''Film/PoliceAcademy''), "My Penguin for a Horse" ("My kingdom for a horse", ''Theatre/RichardIII''), "Aporklyps Now" (''Film/ApocalypseNow''), "Richard the Swinehearted" (Richard the Lionhearted), "Mighty Morphin Bobcat Dangers" (''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''), "The Lion The Switch and The Hoardroom (''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe''), "Pig Trouble in Little China" (''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''), "2 Live Shrew" (Music/TwoLiveCrew), "Surely You Joust" (Surely you jest), "Wild Boar Yonder" (Wild blue yonder), and "Mars Needs Bobcats" (''Mars Needs Women'').
** ''Fractured Furry Tales'' (''[[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Fractured Fairy Tales]])''.
** In ''Bubsy 3D'', titled ''Furbitten Planet'' (''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''), in the level titles "Claws for Alarm" (Cause for alarm), "Clawstrophobic" (Claustrophobic), "Woolie Bully" (''Wooly Bully'' by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs), "Missing Lynx" (Missing links), "Dome Sweet Dome" (Home sweet home), "Das Bobcat" (''Film/DasBoot''), "Domicidal Maniac" (Homicidal maniac), "Crimson Hide" (''Film/CrimsonTide''), "Mortal Bobkat" (''Franchise/MortalKombat''), "Zzzotz Nice" (That's nice), "Daze of Thunder" (''Film/DaysOfThunder''), "Woolieville Horror" (''[[Film/TheAmityvilleHorror1979 The Amityville Horror]]''), "Bright Light Big Woolies" (''Bright Lights, Big City''), and "[=Escape From WooL.A.=]" (''Film/EscapeFromLA'').



* SequelHook: ''Bubsy 3D'' ended with this.

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* SequelHook: ''Bubsy 3D'' ended with this. With Bubsy TrappedInThePast, the Woolies plan to invade Earth and take all of the wool for themselves.
* ShoutOut:
** In ''Bubsy II'', Bubsy says "[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} I'll be back]]".
** In ''Bubsy 3D'', "[=Escape From WooL.A.=]" shows Bubsy dressed as Snake Plissken.
** At the end of ''Bubsy 3D'', the Woolie leader says "Bubsy has left the planet", as Bubsy is dressed in an Elvis outfit.
** At the end of ''Bubsy 3D'', Bubsy says, "Hey, how did I end up in [[Franchise/JurassicPark Triassic Park]]?"
* SoundtrackDissonance: Especially in ''Bubsy 3D'', carnival music, playing regardless of any fun, during menus, saving, loading, during levels, cutscenes, and when Bubsy is kidnapped by aliens in a cutscene before facing a Woolly Mammoth.



* ThirdIs3D

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* ThirdIs3DTechnoBabble: In ''Bubsy 3D'', the Woolie scientist attempts to explain how Bubsy constructed a rocket ship, harnessed the power of atoms, and traveled through time, while being interrupted by a rowdy audience.
* ThirdIs3D: Not counting ''Fractured Furry Tales''.


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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In ''Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind''. "Woah, are you still playing this thing?" says Bubsy, before the final level.
4th Sep '16 10:27:41 AM TheBuddy26
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* ThirdIs3D
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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Bubsy wears a White Shirt with a Red Exclamation mark.

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* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Bubsy wears a White Shirt white shirt with a Red Exclamation red exclamation mark.



* LiterallyShatteredLives: One of Bubsy's death animations in 3d.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Mostly it was Bubsy smiling, then falling down, but the rest was rather funny. It's usually the only reason why most players didn't [[NintendoHard throw their controllers through the television]].
** Bubsy has a death animation for every kind of obstacle, sometimes ''multiple'' ones. See if you can find them all!

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* LiterallyShatteredLives: One of Bubsy's death animations in 3d.
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* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Mostly it was Bubsy smiling, then falling down, but the rest was rather funny. It's usually the only reason why most players didn't [[NintendoHard throw their controllers through the television]].
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TheManyDeathsOfYou: Bubsy has a death animation for every kind of obstacle, sometimes ''multiple'' ones. See if you can find Most of them all!are Bubsy smiling, then falling down, but the rest can be rather funny. It's probably the main reason why most players didn't [[NintendoHard throw their controllers through the television]].
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The franchise thus lay dormant until 2015, when [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=553404370 a Greenlight campaign]] to bring a CompilationRerelease of the first two games on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} began. It succeeded in December 2015, under the title of ''Bubsy Two-Fur''; once released, however, it turned out to be merely a ROM emulation of the two, rather than the games being truly ported to PC like many expected. You can see Creator/JimSterling explain the situation (and actually play the games) in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woGJaAakQ_I 14-minute video]].

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The franchise thus lay dormant until 2015, when [[http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=553404370 a Greenlight campaign]] to bring a CompilationRerelease of the first two games on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} began. It succeeded in December 2015, under the title of ''Bubsy Two-Fur''; once released, however, it turned out to be merely a ROM emulation of the two, rather than the games being truly ported to PC like many expected. You can see Creator/JimSterling explain the situation (and actually play the games) in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woGJaAakQ_I 14-minute video]].



* AdaptationalVillainy: Hansel and Gretel in ''Fractured Furry Tales''. Sure there are a few versions that make them seem a little more... questionable, this is one of the very few that makes them outright villains. As opposed to the original story, where they only killed the wicked witch after she tried to kill them first, here they apparently kidnapped the witch and locked her in a cage for no reason, and they try to kill Bubsy too when he shows up... by throwing apples at him. Also, it turns out the witch is actually Mother Goose... or something.
* AdorableEvilMinions: The Woolies.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Hansel and Gretel in ''Fractured Furry Tales''. Sure there are a few versions that make them seem a little more... questionable, this is one of the very few that makes them outright villains. As opposed to the original story, where they only killed the wicked witch after she tried to kill them first, here they apparently kidnapped the witch and locked her in a cage for no reason, and they try to kill Bubsy too when he shows up... by throwing apples at him. Also, it turns out the witch is actually Mother Goose... or something.
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* AdorableEvilMinions: The Woolies.Woolies, especially Professor Nylon.



* ButtMonkey: Bubsy, in the original outing. His level-opener lines started with "WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong" and eventually end up as "[[IsThereADoctorInTheHouse Is there a veterinarian in the audience?]]", he says the name of *that* link in the second game.

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* ButtMonkey: Bubsy, Most of Bubsy's lines in the original outing. His level-opener lines started with "WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong" and eventually end up as "[[IsThereADoctorInTheHouse Is there first two games imply he's a veterinarian in the audience?]]", he says the name of *that* link in the second game.struggling actor who can't catch a break. Given what happened to his series, it's oddly prescient.



* CatsHaveNineLives: You start with nine lives in the first game, literally. And you will lose them fast if you don't know what you're doing.
** Or, as SomecallmeJohnny pointed out, you'll lose them fast even if you do.

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* CatsHaveNineLives: You start with nine lives in the first game, literally. And you game. You will lose them fast if you don't know what you're doing.
** Or, as SomecallmeJohnny pointed out, you'll lose them fast
doing, and sometimes even if you do.



* OneHitPointWonder: The first game only. The sequels gave him an [[HitPoints idiosyncratic health meter]].
** He doesn't even have to be hit to die in the first game as it seems even getting breathed on is deadly to him. This is taken to ridiculous levels in one stage where he'll die by jumping onto a platform that's covered by an inch of water!

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* OneHitPointWonder: The first game only. The sequels gave him an [[HitPoints idiosyncratic health meter]].
** He doesn't even have to be hit to die in the first game as it seems even getting breathed on is deadly to him.
meter]]. This is taken to ridiculous levels in one stage where he'll die by jumping onto a platform that's covered by an inch of water!water.
1st Sep '16 12:34:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->''"[[CatchPhrase What could]] [[TemptingFate possibly go]] [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong wrong?]]"''

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21st Jul '16 4:14:36 PM Vorpale
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* FranchiseKiller: ''Bubsy 3D'', which holds the dubious honor of being considered one of the ''worst'' games ever made.
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