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  1. You think, that Bubsy 3 "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" is the rarest media from Bubsy? Well apparently, Michael Berlyn tried to make Bubsy 4 after Bubsy 3D. Or did he? There are only two articles about it. The first article confirms the existence of it: "We learned a lot about 3D design and coding and the environment and what could and what couldn’t be done," he said, "and we went to Sony to pitch them on doing a product. We brought a prototype for Bubsy 4, which was really just nothing other than a calling card. And they could see where we had taken it, and said, 'Oh yeah, we’d be interested in doing a product with you. Absolutely not a furry animal product, though, we already have one of those." At this time, the Sony marketing machine was busy placing their new mascot, Crash Bandicoot, into pizza commercials. "So we said okay, pick a product any product, and by mutual consent, we agreed to do Syphon Filter." Syphon Filter, a 3D action game obviously inspired by Metal Gear Solid, would prove to be Berlyn's last. - Gamasutra, 2005 The other article declines it: Josh: As the legend goes, you sort of got pulled into Syphon Filter as you were trying to pitch Bubsy 4. Is that true? Michael: I pitched two other products that were not Bubsy. One was called Sparky and Bolt, which was an electrical boy and a sidekick who was a dog, who was electrical also, in kind of a Jetsons future where appliances had come to life and were attacking the city. Sparky’s goal was to kill the enemies, and Bolt would act as a sidekick and recharge him and shoot lightning bolts out of his nose. It was a very well-developed concept. Josh: Yeah, that sounds really fun. Michael: I pitched it to Sega, and Sega said, “Not enough edge. Have Sparky be a punk with an attitude, and have Bolt be some sort of nasty cat or something.” And I said, “You’re missing the point.” And I guess I was the one missing the point, because they turned it down. I pitched it to Accolade, and Accolade said, “Ummmmm, I don’t think so. We’re more interested in a Bubsy 4.” And I said, “I really think Bubsy’s dead by now. Between what you guys did with Bubsy 2 and What I did with Bubsy 3D, it’s time to move on.” They didn’t agree. At the time, Sony was making noises about wanting to buy the development company, and I had just left it. So Bubsy 4 was not a possibility, and Sparky and Bolt never happened, and Dingo Dan never happened. - Retrovolve, 2015 Sources: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/97672/Playing_CatchUp_Bubsys_Michael_Berlyn.php https://retrovolve.com/a-chat-with-bubsys-michael-berlyn-part-2-rejection-and-reinvention/ (found by Polimpiastro on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Polimpiastro/)
  2. I finally made a documentary video about this obscure game project. I hope you like it 😃
  3. On January 21st 2021, Julia (Archivist at The Strong National Museum of Play) announced on Twitter, that collection of Michael and Muffy Berlyn papers are now available on a museum called The Strong National Museum of Play, which is in New York. In the page from the museum it says, they have a lot of Bubsy archives such as: “Bubsy” – game proposal, tech specs, cost documents, notes; 1991 “Bubsy” – game design documentation, bug lists, notes, memos; 1991-1992 “Bubsy” – marketing folder with photographs, 1991 ... They even have some concept arts of Bubsy 3D and some VHSes! Read more about it here: 119.2588.pdf Or read it on the website: http://archives.museumofplay.org/repositories/3/resources/219
  4. Today, I looked at one of the screenshots of Bubsy 3 "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" and checked at the files, that are shown in the screenshot. I don't know, if I chose the right files for Bubsy 3, but I think those are the ones. I looked at definitions of each file on fileinfo.com and made theories around them. Once again, it's just a theory not a fact (but definitions of each files is true). If you don't understand, what I'm talking about, here's the page: https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Bubsy_3
  5. Yea, I've seen your message on Discord. Thanks, dude! I really like doing research like this
  6. Steven78 Steven78 is the person, who posted the screenshot of the title screen, the script of codes and the description on NintendoAge. He lives in Netherlands and has a lot of prototypes of games. He even has games, that were never published or completed (such as the Pac world, Shadows Of The Wind...). Where did he got them? I'm not sure. It was really hard to find his sites/adresses. I eventually found out, that this person has been silent since 2017 according to SMSpower page. A User named Bock tried to contact him in 2019, but he never got answers from him. However, I found his account with the same name on BoomBoxery. He must be the same person, because in his introduction page, it says, that he lives in Netherlands. And on NintendoAge, it also says, that he lives there. But unfortunately, he hasn’t been active since 2019. But I still tried to ask him. No answers. I found the article on Retro Game Network, that mentions him. Not only his username, but also his real name. Stephen Jacobs. I tried many combination with his user name, real name, location...The only other results from that is a bunch of accounts on Facebook with his real name. There are hundreds of them, but we don’t know how he looks like, or where he specifically lives on Netherlands (but according to his account on nesretro.com, he lives on Utrecht.) The last result is his account on nesretro.com as we mentioned before, but again, not active on it. So I think there's no way to contact him anymore. If you don't understand, what I'm talking about, here's the Bubsy Bobcat Wiki page about Bubsy 3: https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Bubsy_3 Sources https://www.smspower.org/forums/17354-UnreleasedBubsyIIForGameGear https://boomboxery.com/forum/members/steven78.5626/ http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/2014/11/06/unreleased-super-nintendo-prototype-title-sound-factory-a-k-a-sound-fantasy-discovered/ http://www.nesretro.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1252696225
  7. Today, I made imaginary covers of Bubsy 3 "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" for Sega Genesis, Sony PSX (PS1) and for Sega Saturn. This was an actual game project back in the 90s. Read more about it in this link: https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Bubsy_3 (Credit me, if you'll my pictures)
  8. Busby the Bobcat

    Bubsy transparent images

    This is where I make transparent images of Bubsy medias or from video games
  9. In short, Bubsy 3 was a game project, that was supposed to be completed on Spring of 1996 on Sega Genesis, Sony PSX (PlayStation 1) and on Sega Saturn. It was produced by Accolade and Images Software. The game concept was made by Mark Eyles. When he showed Bubsy 3 concepts to Images Software, they liked it so much, that they immediately started developing. According to the evidence, they completed the game. They only needed publishing partners, but no one accepted it. That's the description.
  10. Some days ago, I asked Mark Eyles through E-mail about Bubsy 3. At first, he thought I meant Bubsy 3D. So he said that he wasn't involved in this and gave me a link to Bubsy 3D page. Then I explained to him more about it and he then understood me. He said, that he doesn't remember working with Bubsy. There could be two possibilities he said: - either they are just referring to a discussion he had with someone at some point about game ideas or - it was some other game idea that they adapted for Bubsy. Which is interesting since the evidence tells, that he himself showed those ideas to Images Software. Here's the evidence of conversation with Mark Eyles though E-mail. If you don't understand, read the Bubsy Bobcat Wiki about Bubsy 3: https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Bubsy_3 Again, here's the evidence of Bubsy 3's description.
  11. Today I found some more info about Bubsy 3. The most forgotten Bubsy game project ever. Which is why I did some research. Credtis: the information gave us by steven78 in 2016 at nintendoage.com and the blog was found by DoctorClu. the evidence Information Bubsy 3 was a game project, that was supposed to be completed on Spring of 1996 on Sega Genesis, Sony PSX and on Sega Saturn. It was produced by Accolade and Images Software (a division of Climax Enterprises Ltd.) (the same company who made Bubsy 2 for Game Boy). It was supposed to be called Bubsy 3 "No more Mr Nice Guy!". The game concept was made by Mark Eyles (the same person, who designed the game called "The Lawnmower Man" in 1993). When he showed Bubsy 3 concepts to Images Software, they liked it so much, that they immediately started developing. According to the evidence, they were close to complete the game. They only needed publishing partners, but it seems that no one accepted it. It could also be cancelled, because Images Software discontinued since 1995. The only proof is the last game they worked on was in 1995 called Theme Park for Sega Genesis and for Sega CD, which they did sound implementation and FMV implementation. We unfortunately have no other screenshots of it besides the tittle screen of it, which looks very alpha phase, the script of codes and the description. New updates about it is on Bubsy Bobcat wiki: https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Bubsy_3 Sources https://web.archive.org/web/20191023083142/http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?StartRow=1&catid=35&threadid=163683 https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/13713-cruizin-nintendoage-september-2017-bubsy-2-for-gamegear/
  12. Today, I added a lot more info about Bubsy TV Pilot on Bubsy Bobcar Wiki. I hope you like the new info about Bubsy cartoon Link: https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Bubsy_(TV_Pilot)
  13. True, but at least they both appear in the game.
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