Trivia / Bubsy

  • Big Name Fan: Nick "Ulillillia" Smith, a minor internet celebrity.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • Original creator Michael Berlyn hated Bubsy II, which he didn't have any involvement in.
    • He's also disappointed with how Bubsy 3D turned out, mainly because of a rushed development cycle and how they initially wanted to give the game a much more complex design.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Lani Minella voiced Bubsy in Bubsy 3D.
  • Dueling Games: Bubsy 3D was rushed in development and came out against Super Mario 64, as stated below. It lost badly and crushed the franchise.
  • Genre-Killer: The huge subgenre of "anthropomorphic Mascot with Attitude runs around Sugar Bowl setting" platformers pretty much died off — though they'd been dwindling for some years — dooming James Pond, Jazz Jackrabbit, Plok, Superfrog, Zool and others to obscurity. Only Sonic the Hedgehognote  and Raymannote  survived and Bubsy managed to return in a new official game of his series 21 years later.
  • He Also Did: Hard as it is to believe, the development studio behind the Syphon Filter series and Uncharted: Golden Abyss actually had their start with Bubsy 3D. Soon after the release of Bubsy 3D, Sony bought out developer Eidetic and, a few years after that, renamed them Sony Bend.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: Woolies Strike Back has the "Purrfect Edition", which includes at least the game's soundtrack.
  • Money, Dear Boy: See Old Shame below, but basically, this is the only reason Rob Paulsen doesn't completely regret his involvement in the pilot (though he does regret it greatly).
  • My Real Daddy: Michael Berlyn is held in great esteem by fans and even Accolade itself; in addition to being the creator of Bubsy, he also put enough love into the character that it left a lasting impression on the video game community.
  • Old Shame: Rob Paulsen greatly regrets voicing Bubsy in the pilot and considering the giant amount of characters he's voiced, that's really saying something. Only Fred from Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island rivals this as one of his most hated roles. When asked about his feelings on those roles again on Twitter, he basically said it was wonderful because he got paid for his part in them.
    • Bubsy 3D seems to be this for Eidetic, now known as Sony Bend, judging from the fact that the game isn't even mentioned on their website.
  • Sequel Gap: Bubsy is 3D in Furbitten Planet was released in 1996. A new installment wasn't released until Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back in 2017, 21 years later.
  • The Other Darrin: In the first game, Bubsy was voiced by Brian Silva. In the second game and the animated pilot, he was voiced by veteran VA Rob Paulsen. In 3D, Bubsy was voiced by Lani Minella, another veteran VA . The role was recast again in The Woolies Strike Back.
  • Troubled Production: As noted above, Bubsy 3D was put out really fast. This was done to compete with Super Mario 64. It's easy to see what the results of that duel was.

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