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-->''"[[CatchPhrase What could]] [[TemptingFate possibly go]] [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong wrong?]]"''

A series of {{Platform Game}}s released in the early- to mid-1990s by Creator/{{Accolade}}, starring a [[MascotWithAttitude bobcat with attitude]] meant to [[FollowTheLeader capitalize on the popularity]] (at the time) of SonicTheHedgehog. Bubsy can jump up to about twice his height, and can glide to slow himself down when he falls by holding out his arms like an airplane. It is, as the description implies, rather cartoonish.

Four games were released in the series, along with a [[WesternAnimation/{{Bubsy}} pilot for an animated series]] [[OneEpisodeWonder that never materialized]]. The list of games is as follows:
* ''Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind'' (1992, multiple systems)
** ''Super Bubsy'' (1996, PC UpdatedRerelease)
* ''Bubsy II'' (1994, multiple systems)
* ''Bubsy in: Fractured Furry Tales'' (1994, AtariJaguar)
* ''Bubsy is 3D in Furbitten Planet'' (1996, PlayStation)

The games never made any commercial success, or recognition by that matter until ''Bubsy 3D'', and its recognition was [[ObviousBeta very bad]], which proved to be the FranchiseKiller. The 2D games are rather challenging and silly, though they were nothing really impressive.
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!! ''Bubsy'' tropes:
* AdorableEvilMinions: The Woolies.
* AmusingInjuries: Bubsy gets these often.
* AnimalStereotypes: Bubsy is a type of cat, and therefore instantly [[SuperDrowningSkills drowns if he touches water]].
* AnimatedActors: Bubsy has threatened to walk off the set multiple times.
* TheBadGuyWins: The Woolies win if you don't collect everything in ''Bubsy 3D''. If you do, [[spoiler:they still win anyway. You're destined to lose from the word "go".]]
* BandLand: Musicland in ''Bubsy II''.
* TheBattleDidntCount: In ''Bubsy 3D'', even though you defeat Polly and Esther, the story has them defeat Bubsy and capture him.
* BigBad: The Wooly queens, Polly and Esther, in ''Claws Encounters'' and ''Bubsy 3D''.
** Oinker P. Hamm in ''Bubsy II''.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: If you didn't press any buttons, Bubsy would eventually knock on the TV screen and yell at you.
--> ''"Hello?!"''
** In ''Bubsy 3D'', he starts messing with your TV settings.
* 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?]]"
** In the second game, his sidekick Arnold the Armadillo took this role.
** In ''Bubsy 3D'', the end-of-level animations have Bubsy getting hurt in some way.
* CatchPhrase: "WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong."
** Also the name of the pilot episode itself.
** Since the release of Bubsy 3D, the most common answer to that is "This."
* 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.
* CirclingBirdies: This happens if Bubsy hits a wall after running into it too fast. (This is one of the ''very'' few injuries you can inflict on Bubsy that does ''not'' kill him).
* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Bubsy 3D'' featured presumably fake critic quotes on the front cover from "EGM" and "PSExtreme", the latter of which awarding the game their "Gold X Award" as "one of the sleeper hits of '96". In reality, Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game 3.25/10, and PSExtreme is not known to have existed.
* CuteLittleFangs: Bubsy, his nephew Terry, and his niece Terri all have them.
* DifficultySpike: Every third chapter in the first game threw every obstacle at you that it could, and doesn't ease up.
* FakeDifficulty: Discussed in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTAlr5raV2U this]] JonTron. For those who don't feel like watching, in the first two games, your field of vision is very limited, making it hard to tell where you should go and what's just offscreen trying to kill you. In addition the games have {{falling damage}}, rather pointless in a 2D platformer where you cannot predict where you're going to land and where falling is a natural part of the progression.
* FallingDamage: The first two games have falling damage, which can be neutralized by gliding.
* FanSequel: ''[[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/11/13/your-mind-is-not-ready-for-arcane-kids-bubsy-3d/ Arcane Kids' Bubsy 3D]]'' is a surrealist send-up of one, but it does star the long-lost cat, and uses him as a vehicle for some seriously high-minded parody.
* FracturedFairyTale: The premise of ''Fractured Furry Tales'' is that Bubsy goes around "humbling" the bad guys from storybooks like ''Jack and the Beanstalk'' and ''Alice in Wonderland''.
* GoombaSpringboard: A very useful tactic to rank up a ton of points and clear large gaps (and the whole stage if you're so inclined).
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Bubsy wears a White Shirt with a Red Exclamation mark.
* HumanlikeFootAnatomy
* HurricaneOfPuns: Bubsy spews these a lot, though he's adamant that [[WhoWritesThisCrap he didn't write them]].
* IdleAnimation: Bubsy will smirk at the screen, tap his foot, and eventually knock on the TV. In ''Bubsy 3D'', he messes with your television settings.
* ImMelting: One of Bubsy's death animations is melting into a puddle.
* IsThereADoctorInTheHouse: One of Bubsy's level quotes is "Is there a veterinarian in the audience!?"
* LargeHam: The narrator in ''Super Bubsy''. Also Bubsy himself.
* 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!
* MascotWithAttitude: Bubsy was one of many, and is also one of the most infamous.
* MultipleEndings: In ''Bubsy 3D''. If you beat the game without collecting everything, Bubsy's rocket ship doesn't have enough power to make it to Earth, and he ends up stranded in space. This allows the victorious Woolies to continue their galactic conquest. If you do find everything, [[spoiler:Bubsy's rocket ship has too much power, and he accidentally strands himself in Pre-Historic times. This allows the victorious Woolies to continue their galactic conquest.]]
* {{Narrator}}: ''Super Bubsy'' added one to explain the story and introduce the levels. Bubsy's chatter was kept.
* NotInMyContract: "My contract does ''not'' mention pain!"
* 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 breathing on him will kill 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!
* ProductPlacement: In ''Bubsy II'', you have the ability to buy Nerf Bazookas and shoot Nerf Balls at enemies.
* ProtagonistTitle
* PunnyName: All of the Woolies in the game are named after types of material. The queens are named Polly and Esther, and their assistant is named Professor Nylon.
* QuoteMine: The reviews on the case for Bubsy 3D go even beyond this as it sports [[BlatantLies entirely falsified reviews.]]
** It claims good reviews from EGM and PSExtreme, receiving a "Gold X Award" from the latter. EGM actually gave it a negative review. Contrary to popular belief, PSExtreme magazine did actually exist; however, it never had a Gold X Award, and there is no evidence it ever even reviewed Bubsy 3D.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Upon seeing the level title "Eye of the Bobcat", Bubsy says: "That's it, I'm outta here, you can't make me...", and runs off the screen.
* SequelHook: ''Bubsy 3D'' ended with this.
* SpacePirates: The space level in ''Bubsy II'' has a distinct pirate theme to it, including treasure chests, hooks, and pirate-esque BGM.
* SpaceZone: The final level of the first game, which takes place on the Woolies' mothership.
* SphereEyes: Bubsy has these.
* StealthPun: Bubsy's catchphrase, given he doesn't stress the wordplay like he normally does.
-->[[spoiler: What could ''paw''ssibly go wrong?]]
* SuperDrowningSkills: In the first game and ''3D'', Bubsy will die if even his toes touch water.
* TagalongKid: Bubsy's nephew Terry, and niece Terri in the second game. They could be controlled by a second player.
* WhatNowEnding: ''Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tails'' ends like this.
* 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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