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[[caption-width-right:256:He may be [[PintsizedPowerhouse small]], but he's a big pain for his enemies!]]
->"''He Shoots, He Scores!''"
-->-- '''Bug''', when killing an enemy.

->"''This is the character! This is the character that is going to do it for Saturn.''"
-->-- '''Creator/StevenSpielberg''' at CES Jan 1995, in a temporary fit of insanity.

''Bug!'' is a video game developed by Creator/RealtimeAssociates for the SegaSaturn. Released by Creator/{{Sega}} in 1995 in North America, Japan and Europe, it was one of the earliest 3D platform games and the first 3D Sega Saturn game. It was later released for Windows 3.x and Windows 95 on August 31, 1996 by Beam Software, on one CD that contains both versions of the game.

[[TitleDrop Bug]], an actor in Hollywood hopes to make his "big break", and has signed a deal for the lead role in an action film (named "BUG!") in which his girlfriend and family are kidnapped by a [[GiantSpider black widow]] and must rescue them while facing off against cartoony bugs and other nasties.

''Bug!'' is played like a traditional side-scrolling adventure title, including the way to [[GoombaStomp defeat enemies by jumping on them]]. What sets Bug! apart is the game's 3D levels, which take the side-view and tweak it- it allowed players to move in all directions, but it did not allow movement along more than one axis at once the player could move left to right, or forward and backward, but not diagonally left and backward at the same time.

Players could pick up two powerups to give Bug new forms of attack- the [[ShockAndAwe Zap Cap]] and the [[SuperSpit Spit Wad]]. You also collected [[LawOfOneHundred blue crystalline sugar cubes]] which helped you qualify for a "[[PassThroughTheRings Dragon Ring Chase]]" [[BonusLevel bonus round]].

The game did well enough to get a sequel, which was called ''Bug Too!'' In it, Bug gets two new co-stars to work with, Superfly and Maggot Dog, and their agent signs them up to work on a six-flick deal consisting of the movies ''[[Franchise/EvilDead Weevil Dead 2]]'', ''[[LawrenceOfArabia Lawrence of Arachnia]]'', ''[[Film/IndependenceDay Antennae Day]]'', ''[[Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure Flea-Wee's Big Adventure]]'', ''[[Film/WaterWorld Swatterworld]]'', and ''[[SaturdayNightFever Cicada Night Fever]]''. The catch: all of the shots have to be completed ''in one day''.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* TwoAndAHalfD: One of the most experimental take.
* AdiposeRex: Queen Cadavra, a fat black widow queen (which does make her a GiantSpider).
* AdvancingWallOfDoom: [[UnderTheSea Quaria]] had a few sections like this. Not to mention that in one of the sections, said wall was a OneHitKill to Bug (who otherwise had five hit points).
* AirborneMook: Several. Each stage usually had one.
** Insectia had the ever-annoying Bees
** Reptilia had Kamikaze Cicadas
** Splot- Swamp Flies, Lightning Bugs
** The Burr-ubs had acid-spitting flies, as well as ice flies.
** Arachnia had those acid-spitting flies again.
* AllDesertsHaveCacti: Reptilia has saguaro cacti as part of the landscape. Then again, Reptilia IS set in an Arizona-like desert, not a Sahara-like desert, so this trope is {{averted}}.
* AndCallHimGeorge: The yeti enemies in Burrubs try to do this to Bug, by grabbing him and squeezing him like a toy.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: Bug's entire family is captured by Queen Cadavra, who has presumably captured other citizens of Bug island. Plus, Bug's dog is captured too.
* ApologeticAttacker: One of the enemies in [[SwampsAreEvil Splot]] is a swamp bug that attacks by [[{{Fartillery}} farting]] at Bug's face! It then apologizes to Bug, saying stuff like "Sorry, just ate".
* AquaticMook: Pretty much everything in [[UnderTheSea Quaria]].
* AshFace: Happens to Bug if he is hit by a fire ant's fire breath, or if he touches lava.
* AsteroidsMonster: Some of the starfish enemies in Quaria split when destroyed. One of the enemies in Arachnia is like this.
* AxCrazy: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5pXhXfiV98#t=01m00s mantis enemies]] from Insectia Scene 3 that attack in a mad frenzy with their claws. You know that they're mad when you see them drooling while moving around.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Used by the main character, as well as scorpion enemies.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Subverted, ''your character'' is a bug, so it's pretty normal for the enemy bugs to be around his size.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The boss of the Burrubs, an abominable snowbug. Some of the scenes in Burrubs also had them as environmental hazards that would try to squeeze Bug like a toy.
* BlackScreenOfDeath: In the PC version, the screen blacks out when Bug dies, leaving only Bug's death animation.
* BondOneLiner: Bug sometimes says lines according to the enemy he's defeated:
** Mantises- "Hiiii-yah!" (probably due to mantis Kung Fu?)
** Snakes- "Shish Kebab!"
** Weak crabs- "Howdy Crabcakes!"
** Dogfish- "Fish bait!"
** Sometimes, he also says "SWAT-TED!" or "SQU-ISH!" when he kills a Mook (usually an insect).
* BonusLevel: Two kinds-
** The first kind can be accessed via collecting a coin power-up and then finding the friendly spider beside a tube. This bonus level allowed Bug to gain lives.
** The second kind can be accessed if Bug had collected at least 100 blue crystals in each stage of a level. This one helped Bug get extra continues.
* BossArenaIdiocy: The boss of [[ShiftingSandLand Reptilia]], a giant lizard, had an attack that made rocks fall onto the arena. The rocks would then roll into catapults which Bug could then use to shoot at and damage the boss.
* BossArenaUrgency: Splot. Once you damage the Splot boss enough, the platform you're on sinks, forcing you to jump on the boss' body in order to reach another smaller platform. The platform which you battle Queen Cadavra on sinks into the lava once you damage her enough.
* BossCorridor: The Giant Ant MiniBoss at the end of Reptilia Scene 2. Funnily enough, you see a sign stating "Beware! Giant Ants!" at the start of the corridor, then you run into three ''tiny'' ants that flee from Bug. Until you get to the end of the corridor...
* BottomlessPits: LOADS of them around, that's for sure. In fact, each ''entire level'' is technically one- you're on a floating terrain, and any fall off it will kill you.
* [[BullfightBoss Bullfight]] {{Mook}}: One of the enemies in [[GreenHillZone Insectia]] was a Stag Beetle that tried to charge at Bug (see picture), changing directions if Bug jumped over.
* BugBuzz: Certain grasshoppers in Insectia are capable of shooting sound waves from their legs, similar to how they make sounds in real life.
* {{Cameo}}: SonicTheHedgehog appears in Reptilia, once in a bonus level, and the second in a secret hard-to-reach area. If you turn on the cheat that makes Bug able to move anywhere, you can actually [[CrowningMomentOfFunny move up to him and]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential kill him for the lolz]].
* CartoonCreature: Bug himself. He doesn't seem to be based off any kind of real-life bug, having the head of a praying mantis but the stinger of a bee.
* CeilingCling [=/=] WallCrawl: Bug can do this. [[FridgeBrilliance Then again, so can most bugs in real life]].
* ChainReactionDestruction: The first and third bosses (the giant snail and swamp worm) die like this. The snail can be justified as its shell serves as a helicopter bomber, but the swamp worm has no excuse.
* CharacterTitle: In-game as well- the Movie that Bug is starring in is called "Bug!"
* CheckPoint: Every level has a different kind- for example, [[GreenHillZone Insectia]] uses a flower, while [[SlippySlideyIceWorld The Burr-ubs]] uses a snowman with a flag.
* ChekhovsVolcano: The volcano in Arachnia's background. [[spoiler: Bug pushes the defeated Queen Cadavra into it. And yes, it erupts as soon as she falls in.]]
* ChestMonster [=/=] PoisonMushroom: Some of the "mystery" power ups (a purple ball with stars) may contain enemies or a trap instead of a PowerUp.
* ClimacticVolcanoBackdrop: Arachnia.
* ClothingDamage: When hit once, the stag beetle enemy (mentioned above) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFBwRnf3ZUQ#t=03m31s gets stripped of his exoskeleton]], all the way down to his boxer shorts. It starts shivering and dies after a short time.
* CombatTentacles: Use by the octopus boss once it gets tired of [[PlayingTennisWithTheBoss playing fish tennis with Bug]].
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Played straight in [[LethalLavaLand Arachnia]]. Bug doesn't even feel hot at all even when he is dangerously close to a '''sea of lava'''.
* CoolShades: Daddy-o-Longlegs sports a pair.
* CriticalExistenceFailure: Bug can be left at one hit point, and still look alright. The next hit however will (usually) make him swoon and faint.
* CrossOver: In one of the games bonus rounds, you hold a footrace against ''SonicTheHedgehog''! See it [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=Ilbcb3mrLf8 here.]]
* DeathCourse: SEVERAL of them, such as an area where a lot of indestructible rolling rocks would keep bouncing down a zig-zagging path.
* DeathThrows: Happens to the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti yeti bug]] boss when you beat him.
* DenialOfDiagonalAttack: Bug had no reliable AntiAir move, making the flying mooks a pain in the ass to beat.
* DisconnectedSideArea: Multiple, especially in Reptilia. Usually, you had to do a LeapOfFaith off an otherwise hazardous-looking platform area, and hope that you land on the secret area.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: Played straight in Reptilia, one of the hazards was a dust storm (that looked like a mini-tornado). It didn't suck Bug in, and would only do damage if Bug touched it.
* DramaticDisappearingDisplay: The bonus levels. Granted, you do take one hit to die on them, so a life meter is useless. Also, when bug dies, everything else turns black (as the directors cut the scene).
* DroughtLevelOfDoom: [[ShiftingSandLand Reptilia]], sort of. The instruction manual says that Bug Juice (heals all of Bug's hitpoints) is rare (and it unfortunately is). However, somewhat subverted as there are many "hearts" that restore 1hp around.
* EnemyChatter: Some enemies will actually say stuff.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods[=/=]{{Kraken}}: The boss of [[UnderTheSea Quaria]] is a giant octopus.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Bee enemies in Insectia are ''incredibly'' annoying to defeat. Some of them even appear out of nowhere to ambush Bug!
* EvilLaugh: Queen Cadavra, in the intro and also in the boss fight against her.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: The fire-breathing ants in the final stage are aptly known as "Fire Ants" in the [[AllThereInTheManual game's manual]].
* ExcitedShowTitle
* {{Fartillery}}: One of the enemies in [[SwampsAreEvil Splot]] would '''fart''' in Bug's face as an attack. It then [[ApologeticAttacker apologises to Bug for doing so]].
* FatBastard: Queen Cadavra.
--> "With her insatiable appetite for bugs, this [[AdiposeRex porky prima donna]] is intent on devouring all the denizens of Bug Island. She's brassy, loud, egotistical and obnoxious. When she's not eating her minions, she's chewing them out!"
* FlashOfPain: Only present in the Saturn version, where enemies flash red when damaged.
* FloatingPlatforms: Every single level is like this, although the platform is one large terrain and such.
* FlunkyBoss: Queen Cadavra, who summons small [[InvincibleMinorMinion invincible bug-things]] that run around.
* FourLeggedInsect: Played straight with Bug and his family, as well as some insect enemies. Most of the insect enemies actually have six. Arachnid enemies like scorpions and spiders have the correct amount of eight.
* FrogsAndToads: Lots of them in Splot.
* FunnyAnimal: Bug himself. Oddly enough, many of the animal Mooks aren't.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: At the end of Quaria Scene 1, you'll see a diving bug chasing a small fish offscreen. Later he comes back in... being chased by a dogfish!
* GasMaskMooks: The stink bugs from Splot, who try to fart at Bug as an attack.
* GiantEnemyCrab: Subverted- while you do fight crab enemies in Quaria, they're about Bug's size.
* GiantMook: The second stage of Reptilia had perhaps the ONLY MiniBoss in the game- a giant version of the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Army Ants]] you fought in the stage. It would fire out a TON of grenades at Bug as its main attack. (Hint: Kill it with the Zap Cap)
* GiantSpider: Queen Cadavra, the BigBad FinalBoss.
* TheGoomba: Yellow bugs in Insectia- they're the first enemy you face, move slowly, take one hit to die, and have no special abilities.
* GoombaStomp: Bug's main form of attack was jumping on enemies with his stinger (You ''have'' to sting them or bounce on them while spinning, falling on top of them will get you damaged).
** GoombaSpringboard: Required to get past certain areas, such as multiple flying enemies over a chasm.
* GrievousHarmWithABody [=/=] ShamuFu: Used by the octopus boss- he grabs and throws dogfish at you. You counter by [[TennisBoss using a tennis racket to bat them back at his head]].
* GunsAkimbo: Used by the snail boss if you get too far away from him. Taken UpToEleven with Queen Cadavra and her machineguns in each leg!
* HatOfPower: The Zap Cap allows Bug to fry enemies in front of him.
* HealingPotion: Bug Juice, which restores all of Bug's health. Small Hearts will restore one hit point.
* HelicopterPack: The giant snail boss has a helicopter ''shell''.
* HelpfulMook: The chameleons in Reptilia. They didn't do any contact damage, and while they did try to catch Bug with their tongues, they would spit him out onto a higher platform without harming him (in fact, they're the only way to get to certain places).
* HitPoints: You have five.
** LifeMeter: A can of Bug Juice. It gets its sections greyed out as Bug's health depletes, and melts into a puddle when Bug dies.
* [[KillStreak Hit Streak]]: Every successful jump on enemies will [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8boh2TsnG0 give additional points]] (1 jump- 50, 2 jumps- 100, 3 jumps- 200, 4 jumps- 500, 5 or more- 1000)
* HumanPopsicle: Not really a human, but the Abominable Snowbug boss is first seen like this before he breaks out.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: Collecting a can of Bug Juice instantly refills all of Bug's health.
* IdleAnimation: Bug tries to flex his muscles, only for him to become unable to inhale in any more air. Thus he gasps it out.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Dung beetles roll balls of dung, then kick it at you. Caterpillar enemies fire out their segments at you. Swamp bugs ''[[{{Fartillery}} fart]]'' at Bug's face.
* IncrediblyDurableEnemies: Some of the levels, most notably Splot, Quaria, The Burr-ubs and Arachnia. You know that there is a DifficultySpike when the regular Mooks you fight take three hits instead of one. And especially the machine-gunning snails in Splot- they take ''nine'', more than any other Mook in the game.
* IndyEscape: In the last level of Insectia.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Bug's ride is a dragonfly with the head (and fire breath) of a dragon! RuleOfCool, really. Unfortunately, you only get to use the dragonfly in the dragonfly express bonus rounds.
* InvincibleMinorMinion: The spiky lizards in [[ShiftingSandLand Reptilia]] could not be killed via ANY means. Not even the [[InvincibilityPowerUp invulnerability powerups]] that allowed Bug to kill enemies via [[CollisionDamage touching them]] would do any good against them.
* InvincibilityPowerUp: Known as "Stunt Bug", Bug's invulnerable stunt double would come in and replace him for a short period of time.
* LargeHam: Bug. About 50% of the time when he kills a Mook, he shouts stuff like "[[ThatsGottaHurt OW THAT'S GOTTA HURT!]]", "HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES!!!" or "SEE YA!". About 50% of the time when he gets damaged he says things like "AAAAH! GET AWAY FROM ME!", "I HATE THAT!" or "EGAD! WATCH IT, BUDDY!". At certain points in a level, he also says comments like "Wooooow, Trippy!" or "Buzz Off!" (when he faces a bee).
** He's probably supposed to act like a LargeHam, after all, he is a movie star.
* LawOfOneHundred: Collecting 100 of the blue crystals in each stage of a level would allow Bug to access the dragonfly bonus round after the boss fight.
* LeapOfFaith: Some secret areas can ''only'' be accessed this way. Usually by doing a blind leap off a platform into the foreground, no less.
* LedgeBats: Some enemies are placed in strategic locations (at the opposite side of a pit, of course), and will either attack or jump into you when you try to jump to the other side.
* LevelGoal: Bug Stops.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: The abominable snowbug, who roars, beats his chest, and flexes all the muscles in his body to grow twice in size. Unfortunately for him, his [[HitboxDissonance hitbox stayed the same]], so Bug could still jump on him as easily.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Regular death (Bug swoons and faints), getting squashed (by falling into a BottomlessPit or getting flattened), electrocuted (by a lightning bug), [[SuperDrowningSkills Drowning]] in swamp water, Frozen (by a bug with freezing breath), or burned (by lava or an ant's flamethrower). All of them come with the screen turning to black, leaving only bug's death sequence.
* MascotWithAttitude: Bug himself, who ''spams'' quotes that show his attitude. Obviously trying to follow SonicTheHedgehog.
--> "Our hero is a razor-witted, irreverent mighty mite with feelers, who uses his derriere and deadly aim to trounce upon enemies. Despite his lack of manners, Bug is convinced he can turn this role into an award-winning performance."
* TheMaze: The final part of the final level is one. With annoying enemies running about, no less.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Of course, Bug's adventure is only a movie, so it's not that odd that several enemies - even the Abominable Snowbug - show up at the ending to cheer Bug's success.
* MercyInvincibility: Found in this game, thankfully.
* MonstrosityEqualsWeakness: The second boss (and also the largest), a giant lizard. There's an easy way to avoid all his attacks, and he shouldn't be too hard once you know the strategy to beating him.
* MoreDakka:
** One of the powerups gave Bug a rapid fire spit attack.
** [[SwampsAreEvil Splot]] had snails that fired machinegun bullets at Bug.
** The FinalBoss, Queen Cadavra, had an attack where she took out [[MoreDakka EIGHT machine guns]] and fired all of them at the floor around her.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Queen Cadavra.
* NiceHat: Daddy-o-longlegs has one.
** The snake enemies in Reptilia wear cowboy hats, and some will throw them at Bug like a boomerang!
** Ice bugs from The Burr-ubs wear Literature/TheCatInTheHat's hat. Yes, that red-and-white striped one.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: The first boss, a snail. With a helicopter shell that drops bombs, and also dresses up as a cowboy to fire out bullets at you!
* NintendoHard: Definitely. After Insectia, you'll be seeing increasingly nasty enemies and obstacles. That fact that the Saturn version penalized for saving by removing continues added to this. And let's not forget about that [[ThatOneLevel bubble jumping section in Splot Scene 1]]...
* NonMammalMammaries: Bug's girlfriend (the one you rescue in Splot) is a clearly female bug with huge knockers. A sort of [[MultiArmedAndDangerous multi armed]] amazon enemy from the sequel also has these.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: When you meet up with Queen Cadavra, she's looking at herself in the mirror. The only other time she does any action is at the start of the game where she kidnaps Bug's family.
* PassThroughTheRings: The BonusLevel. Bump into the flaming rings, or miss even one, and the level would end.
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: A ''literal'' example in Quaria. The boss is an [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/413990-bug-sega-saturn-screenshot-quaria-boss-fight-with-tennis-racket.png octopus who throws fish at you]], so you take a tennis racket and swat them back at his head.
* PunnyName: The bee enemies are called Bee-52s.
* RedBoxingGloves: The Kamikaze Cicadas sport a pair.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: The second level, "Reptilia", was a [[ShiftingSandLand desert]] stage that contained spiny lizard enemies that Bug had to jump over or avoid. [[InvincibleMinorMinion You can't kill them]]. The boss of Reptilia was a large lizard that tried to crush Bug with its tongue and falling rocks.
* RoarBeforeBeating: Used by the Abominable Snowbug, as soon as he breaks free from his icy prison.
* SaveThePrincess: Bug's family is kidnapped by Queen Cadavra and he has to save them... and ''then'' kick her butt.
* ScaryScorpions: Loads of them abound in Reptilia. Thankfully, they're amongst the easiest enemies there- they take one hit to die, some don't attack, some will try to extend their claws to attack Bug (you can hit their claws to beat them) and some will try to sting him (the sting can be hit too).
* SeaMine: Present in Quaria as an obstacle.
* ShockAndAwe: Bug could obtain the Zap Cap, which allowed him to do a constant stream of damage to an enemy in front of him.
** Lightning bugs in Splot were the ''literal kind''- they would fire out a stream of lightning at the floor, electrifying Bug if it hit.
* SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness: Type 2- there are many paths to take to the end of a level.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Definitely silly. If the sounds played when you hit an enemy isn't enough, there's also Bug's quotes when he kills an enemy or when he gets hit.
* SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom: One of the more deadly hazards. In Insectia, there were quite a few stompers, but getting squashed by those would only take away one hit point. Later levels used terrain blocks to squash Bug, which were [[OneHitKill fatal]].
* SoundtrackDissonance: In the PC version of Bug, different levels got different remixes of background music for them. [[UnderTheSea Quaria]] got [[LethalLavaLand Arachnia's]] music, [[SlippySlideyIceWorld Burrubs]] got Quaria's and Arachnia got Burrubs'. Reptilia got the ''credits theme''. However, the dissonance is subverted in a way as the remixed music really does fit their new environments.
* SpikesOfDoom: Present. Thankfully, not a OneHitKill.
* SpringsSpringsEverywhere: A different type of spring for each level! Sometimes, a level may have two kinds!
** [[GreenHillZone Insectia]] had mushrooms, and rather stiff-looking leaves that jutted out off walls.
** [[ShiftingSandLand Reptilia]] had mini-geysers.
** [[BubblegloopSwamp Splot]] had swamp gas geysers.
** [[UnderTheSea Quaria]] used beach balls.
** [[SlippySlideyIceWorld The Burrubs]] had leaves (like Insectia), ice vents, and for some reason, mushrooms.
** [[LethalLavaLand Arachnia]] had gas vents as well as mushrooms (don't ask)
* SquashedFlat: Happens to Bug if he get hit by smashing traps, boulders, or if he falls off the terrain.
* StealthPun: Several of them-
** The ants in Reptilia drop via flower parachutes, wear soldier hats, and fire out bouncy grenades. They're [[spoiler: Army Ants]].
** Splot has [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bug_lightning_bug_1071.jpg insects]] that fire out a stream of electricity from a plug-like butt. They're [[spoiler: lightning bugs, aka fireflies]].
** Quaria has fishes that have the head of a bulldog and make growling noises. [[spoiler: They're dogfishes]].
** Also in Quaria, there are [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bug_diving_beetle_2446.jpg swimming beetles]] which sport scuba equipment. [[spoiler: Diving beetles]].
** The Burrubs had [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Bug_snow_flea_6012.jpg annoying white fleas]] that jumped out of the snow and threw (or rolled) snowballs at Bug. They're [[spoiler: snow fleas]]. (Then again, the [[AllThereInTheManual manual does tell you that they're called by that name]]).
** In Arachnia, you face flame-breathing ants. [[spoiler: Fire Ants]], indeed (The [[AllThereInTheManual manual also calls them that]]).
* StockNessMonster [=/=] [[SandWorm Swamp Worm]]: The [[http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/l/413988-bug-sega-saturn-screenshot-splot-boss.png boss]] of Splot.
* SummerBlockbuster: In-game. BUG! is the biggest film that Bug would be starring in, and is supposed to be a blockbuster.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Played straight in the third level, [[SwampsAreEvil Splot]], where Bug would die if he even ''touched'' the water. And like lava in Arachnia, MercyInvincibility ''does not'' save you! Completely subverted in the following level, [[UnderTheSea Quaria]].
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: [[UnderTheSea Quaria]] had the entire level underwater. Bug can still move in it properly.
* SuperSpit: The Spit Wad gave Bug a mid-range spitting move, and it came in four different varieties: Green- regular, Red- {{Multishot}}, Blue- [[MoreDakka Rapid]], Purple (Orange in the PC version)- Bouncy
** The Boss of Splot also tries to spit at the player. You had to spit at him too when he did so, making it sort of a spitting competition.
* SwampsAreEvil: Played Straight with Splot, the third [[ScrappyLevel level]]. The stages contained swamp water that [[SuperDrowningSkills killed Bug instantly if he fell into it]]. Enemies were [[DemonicSpiders machinegun-toting snails]] that were MadeOfIron, swarms of [[GoddamnedBats mosquitoes]], [[PsychoElectro lightning]] [[DemonicSpiders bugs]] that fired a continuous stream of electricity (making it hard to jump on them), [[MookMaker bee-making flowers]], the above mentioned swamp bugs whose [[{{Fartillery}} flatulence]] homed in on Bug, and of course, TONS of frog enemies that would piss you off after a while. The boss, a [[SwampsAreEvil swamp]] [[SandWorm worm]], was ThatOneBoss.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: The giant lizard from Reptilia makes boulders fall from the sky in an attempt to crush you... which then roll into catapults at the sides of the arena, allowing you to launch them at him.
** The octopus from Quaria throws fish at you, in which case you use a [[TennisBoss tennis racket to bat them back to his big head]].
** The main villain, Queen Cadavera, tries to squash Bug with her huge girth after every attack. Allowing Bug to sting her in her big fat butt.
* TakingYouWithMe [=/=] SuicideAttack: Sign in Reptilia: "Warning! Kamikaze Cicadas". They appear every time you walk on a wall, or when those signs appear, and are ''[[GoddamnedBats very annoying]]''.
* TentacleRope: The octopus uses its tentacles to grab dogfish, and throws them at Bug.
* ThatsGottaHurt: One of the quotes that Bug may shout when he kills an enemy. "OW THAT'S GOTTA HURT!"
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: The first boss, a snail... which grows a helicopter out of its shell, then starts to drop bombs on Bug!
** Army ants in Reptilia will fire out bouncy grenades, usually down a hill. It gets very annoying.
* UniqueEnemy: The ice bug in Burrubs Scene 3, that had freezing breath. While there are other ice bugs, they only appeared in an area where Bug had do GoombaSpringboard off them. It's the only enemy in the entire game that can freeze bug.
* UseYourHead: The Abominable Snowbug has a move where it grabs Bug then uses his head to smash Bug's. It's also the only move in the game that bypasses the invincibility cheat.
* {{Vaporware}}: The first game was apparently popular enough to [[http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Sega+Saturn+star+BUG+negotiating+TV+deal.-a017615035 have an animated series]] considered. It never came out.
* VideoGameSettings:
** GreenHillZone: Insectia, the first level.
** ShiftingSandLand: Reptilia, the second level.
** BubblegloopSwamp [=/=] SwampsAreEvil: Splot, the third level.
** UnderTheSea: Quaria, the fourth level.
** SlippySlideyIceWorld: Burr-ubs, the fifth level.
** LethalLavaLand: The final level, Arachnia.
** BonusLevelOfHeaven [=/=] PassThroughTheRings: [[BonusLevel Dragonfly Bonus stage]].
* WakeUpCallBoss: The snail boss from Insectia. New players will learn how to dodge the hard way, as the snail uses different (and sometimes hard-to-avoid) methods of attack for each phase. Furthermore, it gets faster after each phase and needs an extra hit before going on to the next.
* WingsDoNothing: Bug has wings, but he never uses them except for flying off the [[LevelGoal Bug Stops]].
* XRaySparks: Subverted. When Bug is electrocuted by a lightning bug, he flashes black and white but no skeleton shows because he's an insect and doesn't have one. However, it could also mean that the trope is played straight with his ''entire exoskeleton''.
* ZergRush: Kamikaze cicadas attack in swarms of three normally, but there's an area in Reptilia Scene 1 where you face off against a whole swarm, while on a floating platform. Funnily enough, it's scripted that none of them will be able to touch you (and you can't move off the platform).

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!!'''Tropes used for BUG Too!:'''
* ALoadOfBull: Bull enemies appear in Lawrence of Arachnia 4 and 5.
* CraniumRide: You get to do this in Antennae Day 4 Scene 3. On an alien bug with super jumping skills. And [[DualWielding dual]] {{Arm Cannon}}s. And you get to control it while fighting other bugs like it. Awesome, indeed.
** The music for that stage is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsPzFPlofrc awesome]], if not already very fitting.
* DegradedBoss: Remember the [[ThatOneBoss swamp worm boss]] from the first game? It makes a reappearance in Lawrence of Arachnia. If you fall into the water, it eats you.
* {{Expy}}: Swatterworld is obviously based on the previous game's Quaria.
* FatBastard: The first mummy boss from Lawrence of Arachnia.
* FrogsAndToads: The toads from Splot are found in, of all places, [[MushroomSamba Cicada Night Fever]]. Probably a reference to licking toads?
* FunnyAfro [=/=] AfroAsskicker: Superfly.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The multi-armed amazons in Lawrence of Arachnia sports ''gargantuan'' boobs. Also the last level.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNoWhere: The first level is based on horror movies, complete with ghosts, zombies and traps. The final boss however is a huge dragon !?.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons [=/=] OurDragonsAreDifferent: The first boss, a fire-breathing dragon-fly. As in, a cross between a dragon and a dragonfly.
* KissOfDeath: One enemy from Flea Wee's Big Adventure is a female....snake-thing that will fling flying red kisses at you.
* MonsterClown: The Boss of Flea Wee's Big Adventure.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Many enemies, including the amazons or the zombies. Averted by other foes.
* NeverTrustATrailer: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0eRHC0DnDY THIS]].
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Zombie Beetles, Ghosts and Frankensteins from Weevil Dead 2.
* NotQuiteFlight: Bug gains the ability to slow his descent speed... by flapping his arms like wings. WingsDoNothing, indeed.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: There are centaur enemies in Lawrence of Arachnia.
* PowerUpMotif: The Sega Saturn version plays a fast version of the title theme when Bug gets a Stunt Bug powerup.
* PuzzleBoss: The MonsterClown. To defeat it, you had to jump on six springs and turn off six switches. Then the platform its on will fall down with it.
* RecurringBoss: One appears in the first world, at the end of each scene.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Superfly.
* TheSpiny: Flaming slugs in Antennae Day IV, which cannot be jumped on due to the fact that they're on fire. Spit at them instead.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Justified in Lawrence Of Arachnia- the water is infested with hungry swamp worms from the first game. Falling in will get you eaten.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: In Swatterworld.
* StealthPun: Swatterworld is full of punny enemies- sea monkeys (cross between a monkey and a fish), hammerhead sharks (a shark with a hammer on its head), and saw-nosed sharks (sharks with a chainsaw attached to their face).
* TacticalSuicideBoss: The alien boss of Antennae Day 4. To defeat it, you have to make it shoot at the pillars, causing them to break and crush him.
** The Sea Monkey King summons crabs, which allow you to GoombaSpringboard off them and land on his head.
* TookALevelInBadass: Maggot Dog. Distressed captive in the first game, playable character in the second
* UndergroundMonkey: The snails from Insectia return in Splot, with the exact same palette... except that they now take nine hits instead of three, and can pull a machine gun out of their shell to fire at Bug!
* VideoGameSettings:
** BigBoosHaunt [=/=] BigFancyCastle: Weevil Dead 2
** {{Qurac}} [=/=] TempleOfDoom: Lawrence Of Arachnia
** SpaceZone [=/=] CoolStarship: Antennae Day 4
** CircusOfFear: Flea-Wee's Big Adventure
** UnderTheSea: Swatterworld
** {{Wackyland}} [=/=] MushroomSamba: Cicada Night Fever. The ENTIRE LEVEL is one big MindScrew, culminating with the smoking caterpillar from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' as the boss. Only there's three of them this time.

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