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  1. Bubsy was made in 1993 with his first game called "Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind" which the title is play on words in reference to a movie called "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977). When it was released, he was popular and became the best new character in 1993. In fact, he was so popular, he had many merchandise, competitions and commercials. The game also got many releases and ports. Some of them you know, some of them are new. So let's check them out. 1.) Releases First it was released on Super Nintendo in May 8th, 1993. Later, it was released on Super Famicon. The next release was on Sega Mega Drive later in 1993. It has an interesting box art. Some of them have the gold sticker typed "Watch for My TV Special Thanksgiving weekend" with Postcard from Bubsy. It talks about Watch'N Win contest. Do you want to know, what happened to the contest? I actually wrote about it. It has an interesting story. Here's the link: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16787-8-bubsys-watchn-win-contest/ Some of them don't have the postcard, but they still have the gold sticker. And some of them don't have both of them and they just have game cartridge and manual. It has an interesting backstory. Basically, Accolade tried to save money for a release on Sega Genesis and decided to reverse enginer Sega's cartridge copyright protection. If they released on the actual Sega Genesis, they would needed to pay 10$ fee on every game cartridge and have to release exclusively on Sega platforms. There was the legal battle between Sega and Accolade. However, Accolade won and it was fair use for two reasons: 1. Accolade wrote a lot of their own code 2. Bubsy and Accolade's other Genesis games were multi-platform. (Source:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NIQPDSBapE&t) This version is also different than the Super Nintendo version, such as the music, the sprites and the Bubsy's voice quality. Did you know? Two copies of it for Sega Megadrive we're one of the big prizes of the FOX 53's kids club gaming show called: Answer & Win. Here's more info: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16786-7-answer-win/ In May 1997, Accolade made a remake of it, released it and called it "Super Bubsy" It was developed by ATI and it was distributed by EA. It was released on Windows 95. The sprites on this one are more detailed, it has a higher resolution and the music is MIDI. It also features a fully voiced narrator and the whole Bubsy TV Pilot, which this is where we found it. This game also has the difficulty option. So if you want to play it easier, then this is for you. Too bad, that this game is one of the rarest PC games to find. 2.) Re-Releases The first re-release was made in Japan in 1993 and called it "Yamaneko Bubsy no Daibouken" or "Bubsy the Bobcat’s Great Adventure" It was developed by Poppo and published by Pack-In-Video on Super Famicon. What's interesting is that all the level passwords formed the first 114 digits of PI. There's not much of a difference except his quotes. He doesn't say the same quotes as the official Bubsy says. A guy named Clyde Mandelin posted a blog »How they translated Bubsy into Japanese?« which he explains what Bubsy says in the Japanese version. (Here's the link of his blog: https://legendsoflocalization.com/how-they-translated-bubsy-into-japanese/) In level 1, he says "dō tte koto nē yo" which means »It's no big deal.« In level 2, he says "yana yokan" which means »I have a bad feeling about this.« In level 3, he says "makasetoke tte" which means »Just leave it to me.« In level 4, he says "bibiru na yo" which means »Don’t wimp out now!« In level 5, he says "rettsu getto redi" which means »Let's get ready.« In level 6, he says "osore deshō" which means »Don't you mean "fear"?« In level 7, he says "bakyūn!" which means »Kapow!« In level 8, he says "kega suru ze ore wa" which means »Someone's gonna get hurt! Me.« In level 9, he says "kītenai yo" which means »No one told me about this!« In level 10, he says "kītenai yo" which means »No one told me about this!« In level 11, he says "sutanto neko o tsukatte" which means »Use a stunt cat.« In level 12, he says "dokutā sutoppu" which means »My doctor told me I can't do this.« In level 13, he says "yaterarenai yo" which means »I can't do this anymore.« In level 14, he says "shō ga nē na" which means »I guess it can’t be helped.« In level 15, he says "kyūkyūsha yonde" which means »Call an ambulance.« In level 16, we have no idea, what he says. There was also a Japanese version of it for Sega Mega Drive, that was made by Serega and again published by Pack-In-Video. (Source: https://warosu.org/vr/thread/3603904) Besides that, there are many re-releases of Bubsy 1 for Sega Megadrive. Here's the average Mega Drive box art. Tho it has a different cartridge. Here's another one, with an interesting game manual. Here's another one with different cover. Here's the UK version. Here's 10 in 1 pack including Bubsy 1 and Bubsy 2. Speaking of that, here's the Telstar Double Value games featuring Sonic 2 and Bubsy 1 for Sega Megadrive. It was released in 1995. (source: https://www.gamespot.com/games/telstar-double-value-games-sonic-the-hedgehog-2/) Here's another one featuring Bubsy 1 and Jewel Master. It was made in Australia by Sega OziSoft. (Source: https://segaretro.org/Double_Pack:_Bubsy_and_Jewel_Master) They also re-released it with original box art, that has a sticker "Sega Classics" like the Double Pack one. The Super Nintendo version was also re-released for sale and use in Sweden,Denmark,Norway,Finland and even in Iceland. Super Bubsy was also re-released. For example, here's the 2 in 1 pack game featuring Super Bubsy and LollyPop (1999, Germany). Or how about 2 in 1 pack game featuring Super Bubsy and Thunder Brigade. Both of them we're made for Windows 95 and 98. (Sources: https://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/2-in-1-pack-super-bubsy-lollypop; https://picclick.de/Neu-OVP-PC-Spiel-2-In-1-142476318659.html) Here's another re-release of it. It has a really great cover. But the most known re-release of it is called "Desert Fox Bubsy" It was re-released after May, 1997 by WG Verlag & Lizenzen AG, a publisher company in Uzwill, Switzerland. (Source: https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Desert_Fox_Bubsy) And finally on December 17th, 2015, Retroism published the game called "Bubsy Two-Fur" on Steam, which it's just an Emulator of Bubsy 1 (Super Nintendo version). It also features Bubsy 2. 3.) Plug 'N Plays Im sure there are many plug 'n plays that has Bubsy 1 out there, but we can only find one. It also includes Bubsy 2. (click on picture to get its source) 4.) Bootlegs There's the Russian bootleg of Bubsy 1 for Sega Mega Drive. There are a lot of versions: One looks normal and official looking. The other ones look more like a bootleg and the boxes are smaller than the average Mega Drive box. One of the covers we're used the Bubsy artwork from Bubsy 2 promotional art. One cartridge has the official Bubsy 1 label. And the other one has.. a label of a photoshopped Bubsy behind this odd background from maybe a cover of cartoon movie? and it has a different title. It's titled "Bubsy Define Delays"... Yea.. Here are other Russian bootlegs: Here's a bit of footage of Russian version of Bubsy 1, that was recorded by DoctorClu (Time: 0:00 - 5:30) This one is a Korean bootleg of Super Bubsy. It was made for Windows 98 and for Windows Me. It has an interesting character design of Bubsy, but I'm not sure, why is there a polar bear and a duck on the cover. The game is called "날아라 슈퍼법시" which according to the Google translator, it means "Fly Super Law". I don't think that it's called like that, but this is what translates to in any other translators. Maybe it's called "Fly away, Super Bubsy" because the sentences are "nal-ala syupeobeobsi" and it sounds familiar to "nal-ala super bubsy" and Bubsy's ability is gliding, which it counts as flying, I suppose. I don't know, that's just my theory. So it got: 4 releases, 16 re-releases 1 Plug 'N Play and 7 bootlegs. It was released on: Super Nintendo, Super Famicon, Sega Mega Drive, Windows 95, Windows 98/Me (from a Korean bootleg game) and on Steam. It was released in: USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, South Korea and in Russia.
  2. After the first Bubsy game came out in 1993, they made a sequel and simply called it Bubsy 2. This is the only title of a Bubsy game, that has no pun like all of his games are called. The sequel wasn't successful and not many people liked this game. Even Michael Berlyn (the creator of Bubsy) hated Bubsy 2 and said, that it was a fail of his franchise. Even tho' it was a lack of success, it still has many releases, but not as much as the first game got. So, let's check them out. But before we do, let's talk about this game. So in this game, you get a choice of West Wing and East Wing. In each wing, they have 3 difficulties a.k.a floors. And each floor it has 5 levels. So in total, if you choose all the floors, it has 15 levels. If you choose this one, you get mini bosses twice. Then when you finish the last floor, you fight the final boss. His name is Oinker P. Hammm. Of course you can choose the floor, so that you can only play one floor a.k.a 5 levels and get to the final boss already. They also used characters from Bubsy TV Pilot, those are Arnold, Terry, Teresa, Buzz and Sid . I mean, they also used Virgil, but only for a comic. If you want to know more about the use of characters, here's the link: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16784-5-references-from-bubsy-pilot/ Bubsy can use a bomb (which you can make enemies disappear on the screen), a black hole (which you can get out of the level) and a Nerf gun™. If you want to get those weapons, you need to collect Bubsy cards and pay for it. This game also has 3 mini games, when you enter some random door. And of course you can play for points (which it's just normal) or play for time. For this one, you can play with the enemy on who goes faster. 1.) Releases In 1994, they released it on Super Nintendo and on Sega Genesis. Both versions have again same differences as the first Bubsy game, that is the music, the sprite and the Bubsy's voice quality. They also have different ways to choose floors and wings. On the Genesis, when you press Start, you get to see both wings and floors and you can choose it easier. But on Super Nintendo, you press Start button, choose the floor, press Start again and then you finally choose the wing. On the Genesis, when you go on a shop, they are expensive. But on the Super Nintendo, it's more cheaper and you can also sell with weapons to get more cards. Not only those differences, but they also have different frame rate. According to Digital Foundry's video about History of Bubsy series, the Genesis version is faster (with 47 frames/sec) than the Super Nintendo version (with 33 frames/sec). (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRvw04OA1i0&t) Later it was released on Super Famicon and on Sega Mega Drive. Did you know? When they we're selling Bubsy 2 for Sega Megadrive, they put a sticker that said "Free T-Shirt with this game, while stocks last!" It was limited, so they did this for some short time. If you want to know more about this, here's the link: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16787-8-bubsys-watchn-win-contest/ Then later in 1995, they released a Game Boy version of it. That's right! Game Boy games had limitations, so this game is shorter. It still has three floors, but no wings to choose. It only has three levels, instead of five. It has two minigames, instead of three. New feature is that, Bubsy can throw pies. What's interesting is that, pie was supposed to be one of the Bubsy's weapons, but it never happened, until the Game Boy verison came out. The first cover is from Europe, the other one is from USA. 2.) Re-releases It has 2 re-releases. One was re-released in Brasil by TEC TOY on Mega Drive. There are many 25 in 1 packs, 10 in 1 packs....Specifically from Russia. First one also includes Bubsy 1. And finally on December 17th, 2015, Retroism published the game called "Bubsy Two-Fur" on Steam, which it's just an Emulator of Bubsy 2. It also features Bubsy 1. 3. Plug 'N Plays There are many of them. Again, from Russia. They actually include Bubsy 2. v One even includes Bubsy 1. (Source: click on pictures) 4.) Bootlegs There are Russian bootlegs, like the first game. And that is for Mega Drive. Here's a bit of footage of Russian version of Bubsy 2, that was recorded by DoctorClu (Time: 5:32 - 12:07) So it got: 5 releases, 8 re-releases, 11 Plug 'N Plays and 4 bootlegs. It was released on Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Super Famicon, Sega Megadrive, Game Boy and on Steam. It was released in: USA, Europe, Brasil and in Russia.
  3. Someone on Bubsy Fan Club found the video called: GamesMaster Challenge: Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind It was uploaded by Gamesmaster Uploader. The video is from of a show called GamesMaster, specifically Season 3 and Episode 11. The challenge was to collect as many yarns as possible in 1 minute. It was challengers we're Ian Hutchinson and James Seger. The commentator was Chris Knight, who was ex-editor of Sega Force.
  4. So, if we count all of the re-releases, plug 'n plays and bootlegs we could find, we have: over 50 games! From Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993) to Bubsy Paws on Fire! (2019) Here's the link of releases/re-releases/bootlegs for Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993): https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16820-how-many-ports-of-bubsy-in-claws-encounters-of-the-furred-kind-1993-exist/ Here's the link of releases/re-releases/bootlegs for Bubsy 2: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16824-how-many-ports-of-bubsy-2-1994-exist/ Click here to check Bubsy games
  5. At that time, Michael Berlyn left the company and he wasn't involved in this project. The only thing he did for their project is helping come up with some of the characters they used in, such as Oblivia.[1] We don't know, when the production started, but what we know is that, they worked in Calico Studios and we also know, who was involved in it. Here's the list of important people and what they're known for. They also have a lot of connections each-other. The Director was Tom Burton, Producers we're Claudia Zeitlin Burton and Tom Burton, the Art Director was Ken Leonard (not Ken Macklin) and it was Produced by Calico Entertainment. They are known for making cartoons like Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988-1989), Widget, the World Watcher (1990-1991) and Mr. Bogus (1991-1993). [2][3][4][5] Besides Calico Entertainment, it was also Produced by Imagination Factory Inc., who also has the connection with Calico Entertainment and that is, they both produced The Adventures of Zorro (1997-1998) and Bad Baby (1997).[6] The Writer was Ray De Laurentis. Now this is interesting, because he is known Writer for The Fairly OddParents (2009-2017) and T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010-2015).[7] The Storyboard Artists we're Tom Bernardo, Tom Knowles and Ken Laramay. Tom Bernardo and Ken Laramay we're also in the Art Department for Kim Possible (2002-2007). What's more interesting is that, Tom Bernardo was also in the animation department for Anastasia (1997) and a Storyboard Artist for Lion Guard (2016-2019). Tom Knowles was also a Storyboard Artist for Animaniacs (1998) (which he worked for 1 episode), Frekazoid! (1995-1996) and he was also background artist for Charlotte's Web (1973).[8][9][10] Camera and optical effects we're made by Drew Redford. What's really interesting is that, he was also a Visual effect artist for Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014).[11] It was animated by Sei Young Animation. It was an animation studio based in South Korea, known for animating The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Legend of Zelda, and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. Not to mention, they also animated some anime.[12] The Music was made by California Star Productions, who also made music for The Moo Family Holiday Hoe-Down (1992), another Calico Entertainment cartoon.[13] The Footages we're used from Archive Film and from NASA. If you want to know, where are clips from, here's the list of their origins: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16792-10-footages-origins/ It was sponsored by Taco Bell. "The TV pilot had a more southwest, angled feel, and that was okay since the sponsor was Taco Bell (if I recall correctly)" [14] -Michael Berlyn, Sega-16's interview Voiceactor list: Bubsy - Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, The Adventures of Jimmy…) Arnold, Virgil - Pat Fraley (Krang, Casey Jones, Baxter Stockman, Smurf..) Terry, Oblivia - Tress MacNeille (Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures…) Teresa, Ally - B.J. Ward (Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island…) Buzz - Neil Ross (The Transformers: The Movie , An American Tail…) Sid - Jim Cummings (Winny the Pooh, Lion King, Tarzan…) More connections.. Same Storyboard Artists, same Visual effect artist, same Animation Studio also worked for Calico Entertainment, like Mr. Bogus (1991-1993) and Widget, the World Watcher (1990-1991). The same Writer also wrote for Bad Baby (1997). All of the credits: Source [1] https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Oblivia [2] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0123746/ [3] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1206521/ [4] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1103453/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr16 [5] https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0141172 [6] https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0018531 [7] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0209589/ [8] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2038997/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2 [9] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2143041/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 [10] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0461563/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1 [11] https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1915994/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2 [12] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sei_Young_Animation [13] https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0275616 [14] https://www.sega-16.com/2006/08/interview-mike-berlyn/
  6. 1.) The same people made The Moo Family Holiday Hoe-Down (1992). The same Director, same Producers, same Production (Calico Entertainment), same Musicians, same Art Director… It even has close to have the same voiceactors. But Neil Ross wasn't in it and Brian Cummings was in it. 2.) Rob Paulsen, the voiceactor of Bubsy, also voiceacted him for Bubsy 2 (1994) and for Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales (1994). 3.) In Super Bubsy version, they mention "What could possibly go wrong?" phrase 10 times (Bubsy says 8 times, Arnold says 2 times) but in TV version, they cut some of them and they mention 8 times (Bubsy says 6 times, Arnold says 2 times). Not much of a difference, but yea. Even the title is called that. 4.) Bubsy has 8 quotes in this: "What could possibly go wrong?" "I'm a hero for crying out loud!" "I was just testing ya!" "I think I saw Elvis!" "And if that's a crime, then book me!" "I think of something that really blows my hair back." "IIIII like it!" "(Hey turkey! Surronder ; hend over that helmet) before I force to humble you!" 5.) Three of his quotes are from Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind: "What could possibly go wrong?" (He also says that in level 1) "I think I saw Elvis!" (He also says that in level 5: Hey, I thought I saw Elvis back there!) "I think of something that really blows my hair back." (He also says that in level 4: Hey whatever blows your hair back!) And some of the quotes are used later: "IIIII like it!" (He also says that on Bubsy 2 and on Bubsy: the Woolies Strikes Back) "What could possibly go wrong?" (He also says that on Bubsy: the Woolies Strikes Back) 6.) In Bubsy 3D, one of Bubsy's quotes mentions Arnold: "This would've killed Arnold!"[1] 7.) The cast and the production of it are interesting. Like, did you know, that the writer was Ray De Laurentis, who was a writer for the Fairly Odd Parents (2009-2017) and T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010-2015)? Did you know that it was animated by Sei Young animation, who also animated for Super Mario Bros. Super Show? And did you know, that the voiceactors of it are also voices of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, An American Tail... ? Here's more information about its cast and production: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16780-2-the-production-and-cast/ 8.) Oblivia, the assistant of Virgil was created by Michael Berlyn. The reason for it is because he was inspired by his relative.[2] 9.) Speaking of Oblivia, did you know, that in Bubsy: Paws on Fire! (2019) has an easter egg for her. And that is, if you look closer to the wall in this scene, it sprayed "Oblivia was here" 9.) One of the clips that they used is very popular. A footage of Frank Richards (who stops cannonball by his stomach) was also used in many cartoons like "The Chip (Part 1)" of Freakazoid!, the episode "Fairly Oddbaby" of Fairly OddParents. It was also used in the documentary called "Ripley's Believe It or Not!"[3] 10.) At the end, when you see a superhero flying in the sky is actually a scene from a movie called Invaders from Space (1965).[4] 11.) Even tho' the Bubsy TV Pilot failed, there still some products of it. There is even Press kit character model sheets of Ally, Virgil,Oblivia,Buzz and more![5] 12.) There was a contest called Bubsy's Watch'n Win Contest. The Grand Prize was going to Hollywood for 3 days and spending 250$! [6] Source [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXGCb38zVNQ (time: 2:55) [2] https://bubsy.fandom.com/wiki/Oblivia [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_"Cannonball"_Richards [4] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16792-10-footages-origins/ [5] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16788-9-products/ [6] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16787-8-bubsys-watchn-win-contest/
  7. It aired on November 28th 1993 on Thanksgiving on the Channel FOX 53. According to this footage from Bubsy Pilot (with original commercials), the next cartoons we're Garfield (at 7:30 am), Merry Melodies (at 8:00 am), The Pink Panther (at 8:30 am) and Xuxa (at 9:00 am). The Pilot is 21 minutes long and had 5 minutes of commercials, so it's believable, that it aired at 7:00 am. Like I said before, the Pilot is 21 minutes long and had 12 commercials while it was airing. List of commercials: 1. Bubblin shower (Mattel) 2. Original Bugles, corn snacks (General Mills, Inc.) 3. Granola Bars (Nature Valley) 4. 36 Hour Marathon sale! (Value City Furniture) 5. Tyrannosaurus Rocks (Mattel) 6. Bumble Ball (ERTL) 7. Quintex Cellular 8. Western School of Health & Business 9. Barbie: Paint 'N Dazzle Car (Mattel) 10. Answer & Win (FOX 53) 11. Thanksgiving Safety (Edgar Snyder & Associates) 12. Paws with a chase The reactions weren't really good. The Pilot wasn't a big success, so it failed. On the Bubsy Fanblog, Michael Berlyn said, that Accolade developers we're cringing while they watched it. Even though, they were involved in the production of it.[1] Some people say, that he hated the cartoon, but according to Sega-16's interview with Michael Berlyn, when they asked him, what did he thought of it, he said this: "…//I thought it was extremely clever — it did a nice job of playing on Bubsy’s name, and the characters were all “Bubsy-like.” While the art direction was not what Bubsy was all about, it was at least interesting. Bubsy‘s original art direction was an interpretation of the Fleischer cartoons of the 1920s and 30s. The rounded, bouncing, alive cars and objects was what I wanted, and after a lot of work, was accomplished. The TV pilot had a more southwest, angled feel, and that was okay since the sponser was Taco Bell (if I recall correctly). The attitude and wisecracks were Bubsy, though." [2] But it could only mean, that he only liked Bubsy's characters, because in the other interview (this time with DoctorClu), he said, that he didn't like the cartoon.[3] Some years later, when the internet started to exist, a lot of people talked and they're still talking about it. They said and they're still saying, that it sucks, it's annoying, has lame jokes, looks awful… While it has a lot of negatives, it still has some positives: 1. The theme song and music are catchy & pretty good. 2. The animation is great, even tho' it has some animation errors, it still looks great. 3. The character designs and his world are interesting. 4. They did a great job on backgrounds. 5. Arnold himself is a bit funny at times with his goofy voices. 6. Sid himself is kinda funny at some point, even if he is stereotypical character like in many cartoons with hungry and moronic henchmen. Sources [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYW3pof8JI [2] https://www.sega-16.com/2006/08/interview-mike-berlyn [3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYW3pof8JI
  8. At one time, when they we're selling Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind for Sega Mega Drive, they also included this interesting postcard from Bubsy. He wrote about the contest called "Watch'n Win" and if you won, you would got a big prize. We never knew a lot of information about this contest other than from the postcard, which it just mentions it. That is, until in 2016, when someone uploaded a scanned flyer for it. Which is amazing, but we don't know, where did this person got it.[1] Backstory In 1993, Accolade teamed up with Software Etc. (the gaming shop that doesn't excist today) and made a contest called »Bubsy's Watch'n Win Contest« Contest The contest was to watch the Bubsy cartoon on TV and wrote your 3 favorite cartoon characters on the Entry Form. Then you cut the Entry Form from the flyer and sent it to the address, that was written bellow. Prizes According to the flyer, the prizes we're really interesting: News? Well, we don't know, how many people joined, we don't even know, who won the grand prize. Accolade never said any news about it or any updates. So really, we have no idea about this one. Well, that's because of this rule: In short, they didn't check on entries until January 31st 1994! 2 months after the contest! But because they worked on Bubsy 2 and then on Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales, they eventually forgot about this contest. Which is a shame, because that would be an amazing contest, if they remembered, that this existed. Especially for the Grand prize, where your family could go on Hollywood for 3 days! But sadly, it never happened. There's also an interesting Fact: So the First prize we're T-shirts, that said »Bubsy's Back« Well, what if I told you, that they included those free shirts as a bonus for Bubsy 2? Let me explain: When they released Bubsy 2, they also put a stamp, that said "Free T-Shirt with this game, while stocks last!" They did this for some short time and they didn't do this again. This is what person got, when they bought it with "Free T-shirt" And it's the same shirt! They we're really rare to get it, so there are only two pictures taken from some person, that just had that T-shirt at JagFest.[2][3] Source [1] https://fdocuments.in/document/bubsy-watchn-win-contest-1993.html [2] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/11395-cruizin-jagudome-october-2014/ [3] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/11765-cruizin-ebay-february-2015-bubsy-2-promotion-found/
  9. While the Bubsy TV Pilot was airing (On November 28th 1993, at 7:00 am), there was one commercial, that aired called "Answer & Win" It was FOX 53's kids club gaming show. There's not much information about it other than from this commercial. Info Only 14 year olds or under could join this contest. They we're seen every weekday morning at 8:15 am. To join this contest, they needed to dial the phone number and they would ask you some question. If the kid answered right, they would won for the big prize and some money. The prizes The big prizes on this day we're the board game called IT FROM THE PIT and the video game Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind for Sega Mega Drive. By the look of this scene, they we're only two copies of it. Two kids might got that game from this show. It would be interesting, if we knew, who got it, but we don't know. It's an interesting contest from the 90s and it's one of the most rarest medias.
  10. After Bubsy Pilot failed, they used Bubsy characters in the new games. Bubsy 2 (1994) In this game, they used Arnold Armadillo, Terry and Teresa, Virgil, Buzz and Sid. However they didn't use Ally nor Oblivia. Where we're they used? Let's check every character. Let's start with Arnold. He isn't playable in the main game. However, he has his own minigame. His minigame is, he is stuck in the truck and he needs to get out of there. But you don't control him, instead you're controlling fans in the truck. You can get 1 live shirt and get the score from the time, if you go safely. If you want to get out safely, you have to push the button before you go, then it opens and you can get out safely. But if you don't do it, then you can only get out from the big bikes. When you do it, he gets squashed and you don't get the score from a time. This is referenced, that Arnold is scared of trucks. He's also in a comic. Terry and Teresa are also in the comic. However, they're also playable characters in the main game. But they're only playable, if you chose the 2 player option. Not only you can choose the 2 player option, you can also choose between "2 player friends" and "2 player feisty." "2 player friends" will the second player help you out by throwing bananas at the enemies, while "2 player feisty" will the second player annoy you and throw you bananas, so that you get slipped. Virgil is not in the game, he is only in the comic. Buzz and Sid are the enemies in this game (of course). They appear in every level. Buzz flies while he has Sid on his claws. When he sees you, he drops Sid (like a bomb, a diving bomb, if you will). This is referenced from the scene, when Buzz drops Sid from the sky to get the virtual reality helmet. But they don't appear in the comic. Bubsy: Paws on fire! (2019) And then they we're never used again until in 2019, when they brought them again, except Buzz and Sid and still no Ally nor Oblivia. The game is called »Bubsy: Paws on Fire!« Bubsy, Virgil and a new character named Woolie are the only playable characters. Terry and Teresa are just in the cut scenes and you can see them, when you go on a shop. Arnold has his own minigame again. This time, he's in the tunnel and you need to collect 150 green rubies. No truck reference this time. They also used some references, like Virgil is wearing the virtual reality helmet.
  11. In May 1993, Accolade made a game called Bubsy In Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind. It was created by Michael Berlyn, who is known for text adventure games and of course for his Bubsy games. Tho' he only worked on the first Bubsy game and then three years later on Bubsy 3D. It was released on SNES and on Sega Mega Drive. After it was published, a lot people loved this game. They said, that it has great music, great animation, all and all, it was a sucess for Accolade and for Michael Berlyn. Sega-16: Were you surprised at Bubsy’s initial success? Mike Berlyn: Yes, and no. I was hopeful, and we had a put a lot of work into it. The marketing push and advertising commitments were massive, and I had never before been associated with a product that had such financial support. As far as the product’s success, I did the best I could and crossed my fingers. I was more surprised at learning what a real marketing effort was: the money, the manpower, and the thought that went into it.[1] If you don't believe it, here's some screenshots of reviews for this game: FUN FACT: It was also released in Japan and it was called "Yamaneko Bubsy no Daibouken" or "Bubsy the Bobcat's Great Adventures" All the level passwords formed the first 114 digits of PI. While the success was happening, lots of commercials we're made. According to this video, it got 5 commercials, one was even aired while the Bubsy cartoon was airing! Maybe they're more of these, but they're lost and til' this day, they're only 5 of them found. There's also a Spanish commercial for it. It also got a lot of merchandise such as posters, two special books, T-shirts, pins… What's interesting is the Bubsy plush. But only employees of Accolade got this plush.[2] It even had many competitions and many ports of this game. Because of a huge success, Accolade decided to make a TV show out of him. So they started the Production of it. Source [1] https://www.sega-16.com/2006/08/interview-mike-berlyn/ [2] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16040-cruizin-budsies-the-bubsy-plush-sightings-and-getting-a-plush-made-july-2019/
  12. Even when the Bubsy TV Pilot failed, there still some products of it. However, they are really rare. A picture of Bubsy standing on 2 TVs while holding what appears to be a Bubsy Oscar (Picture found by Xindictive) Bubsy press kit character model sheets: Ally Cassandra, Virgil, Oblivia, Buzz (The screenshot came from Ebay, by Xindictive) Xindictive (the original founder) actually bought it on Ebay and scanned all of it. So if you want to download it and check it out, here's the link: https://mega.nz/file/rY9iGYZY#IRTrCbA2SZLXtFD4uF_mJRu_BTPbrxaN3NtZ83NS0vE Here are some examples: A shirt that says "Bubsy's Back!" (It has an interesting story: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16787-8-bubsys-watchn-win-contest/) (Pictures by DoctorClu) A badge that says "Bubsy's Watch'n Win contest" (Found by DoctorClu on Ebay) Another badge of Bubsy from a cartoon (Picture by Xindictive) According to JennyN, Arnold plush exist. He knows that, because his dad worked there.[1] But there's no picture. Source [1] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/9872-cruizin-vgmm-january-2013/
  13. For so many years, Bubsy fans wondered: How fast is Bubsy the Bobcat? Well, I've finally cracked the code! I've finally discovered, how fast he is and I'm happy to show you all. So here we go: First, we have to know, how to calculate speed. Which is easy to calculate by dividing distance with time. For this problem, we'll use Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind, level 1. Why? 1.) I chose his first game, because in other Bubsy games, they slow Bubsy down since there are so many obstacles to avoid. Also there are a lot of enemies, like for example in Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales or Bubsy 2. I mean, yea, there are also a lot of enemies in this game, but you can easily avoid them in the first level. Also, Bubsy 2 and Bubsy in Fractured Furry Talesare more like puzzle games. And for Bubsy 3D and his new games, it's hard to calculate the distance. Meanwhile, here it's 16 bit 2D game and you can easily count bits. 2.) I chose level 1, because it looks more simple level than any other levels in this game. In the other levels, there are obstacles, that you have to avoid a lot and that slows Bubsy down. In this, you can just run and avoid enemies easily. Distance (Part 1) Alright, so now, that we know which one to choose, there's another problem: How are we going to calculate the distance in this 16 bit game? I mean, we can't convert pixels to meter, because the results will become small. Well, my friends, we know exactly, how to fix this issue. Bubsy's Height First off, we need to know, how tall Bubsy is. How tall is he? Well, there's no information from official Accolade, how tall he is. So, we have no idea. But someone actually found out. A DeviantArt user named Nox-id actually calculated, how tall he is. How did he do it? Well, remember, when Bubsy had a Nerf Ballzooka in Bubsy 2? Well, that's how he did it. And I'm gonna use his method. First off, let's see, how long Nerf Ballzooka is. According to a Nerf Wiki, Nerf Ballzooka is 55,8 cm. (source: https://nerf.fandom.com/wiki/Ballzooka) With that information, I took a screenshot, when Bubsy shoots a ball. Then I photoshoped a gun, so that it's transparent,then rotated it to vertical and put them on original Bubsy sprite. pixelated (for a proof) We get 2 Nerf Ballzookas. So we do basic math by mutlipying 2 with 55,8 cm and we get: 111,6 cm, or 1,116 m. Distance (Part 2) Anyway, now that we know, how tall he is, what do we do then? Simple, you just rotate Bubsy to 180 degrees and put them on the path. Map Also, thanks to the user named Kurai, I found the map of level 1 (https://www.spriters-resource.com/genesis_32x_scd/bubsyinclawsencountersofthefurredkind/sheet/80819/) After I put them all in the right position, I get 229 characters. Which, we then multiply 229 characters by Bubsy's height. And then we get 255,564 meters. Time So far, we know how far this level is. But what about time? Again it's simple. I use it from Bubsy speedrun (which is 13:47.57) And that person took 23 seconds to finish the first level. Final results And for the final calculation, we use the equation as I told you in the beggining. And boom! We get 11,11 m/s or 24,8 mph or around 25 mph. Fun fact What's really interesting, is that he's fast as an average bobcat (25-30 mph). (https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bobcat/) Acceleration Also for his acceleration: a=(11,11 m/s -0) :23 a= 0,4830 m/s or 1,080 mph ______________________________________________________________________ (credit to alliedforce35: https://twitter.com/alliedforce777) Final thoughts So today, we learned three things: 1. His speed is around 25 miles per hour, 2. His acceleration is 1,080 miles per hour and 3. He runs as an average bobcat. Credit is all to me! Don't share it without crediting me.
  14. In 1997, Accolade released a new game called "Super Bubsy." It's a remake of Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind. It was released on Windows 95. The most interesting part of this game is collecting TVs. If you collect 20 TVs, you will get to see the whole Bubsy Pilot. A Youtuber named geekzila uploaded the whole Bubsy Pilot on August 13th 2012. And it got very popular and lots of people talked about it. However, he is not the first person to upload Bubsy cartoon. That would be doctorclu, who uploaded them six years earlier than him. Two parts we're uploaded on July 14th 2006 and other two we're uploaded on November 19th 2006. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F97am9_N2I Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gFrJ72PxzU&t Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJqe-X9uiRo&t Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LaiikZo8lc Anyway, it makes sense, that it was found from Super Bubsy, since finding it was hard at that time. It wasn't released in any VHS, nor in DVDs. And the only one who had it was on the Super Bubsy game. And besides, not a single person had recorded from TV, when it aired. That is until in 2017, when a youtuber named areyoustilllistening uploaded a video called "Bubsy Pilot - What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (With Original Commercials)" This version is really different and it was recorded from TV. How's this true? Well in this video, the logo of FOX53 shows up, so it looks like it was recorded from TV: What's really interesting is that, the Super Bubsy version is longer than the TV version. It's 24 minutes long and the TV version is 21 minutes long. Anyway, let's see closer in both versions. In the Super Bubsy version, sounds do not match with scenes perfectly. Well, sometimes they match fine, but a lot times they don't match perfectly. We are not sure how this happened, but on the TV version, sounds match with scenes better. Like I said before, the TV version has a lot differences with the Super Bubsy version. They cut a lot of scenes, sometimes even changed the music. They even changed the lines and voices on the parts, when they go "After these messages!" Here's the compilation: So yea, there's a lot of difference between the TV version and the Super Bubsy version. Now, here's a theory. The Super Bubsy version was supposed to be aired on TV, but they cut some of the parts out, because they thought, that it was too long, probably too much time taken for the commercial time, so they made it shorter. We are not sure, why they changed the part, when they go "After these messages!" but it kinda makes sense.
  15. From the album: Gallery of Bubsy Games

    It's a remake of Bubsy 1. It has more details and better resolution. You can also choose three difficulties. Trivia If you collect 20 TVs, you can get to watch Bubsy TV Pilot. This is where we also found it.
  16. From the album: Gallery of Bubsy Games

    According to the Google translator, it means "Fly Super Law". I don't think that it's called like that, but this is what translates to in any other translators. Theory Maybe it's called "Fly away, Super Bubsy" because the sentences are "nal-ala syupeobeobsi" and it sounds familiar to "nal-ala super bubsy" and Bubsy's ability is gliding, which it counts as flying, I suppose. I don't know, that's just my theory.
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