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  1. As a kid I enjoyed playing games, and would say " Not bad, but it could also use this..." As a teen I loved to use a sector editor to give me 1,000,000 points of energy (originally like 10,000) in the Adventure International Star Trek 3.5 game. I'd change wording in games, error messages into more funny messages, etc. In more recent times I've learned about sprite hacking programs (Hack-o-matic), Hex fiend, and other fan based tools that have made some dreams of game changing and altering come true. (Thank you fellow fans!) Lots of great advice from those here in the Atariage community. This is a list of games that I have had fun altering to date. I would say I got interesting starting 2014, but then all of this helped me grow in the computer/video game hobby. OTHER HACKS AND TINKERING 1977 Dad had the Sol Terminal 20. Cool machine. Lots of Trek80 and Targ played. Also had a 2600 rom reader on the Sol and a Flash cart. 1978 We got a Sears Telegames system, which got us into Atari stuff. 1980 Sold newspaper subscriptions and got my own Atari VCS. 1981 Sold the VCS, got a Atari 400. Was going to get a Colecovision but when I saw Choplifter, Miner2049er, and Archon I decided to get a computer. Also learned about floppy disks and piracy! 1982 Later in this year got on my first computer BBS. Now I could get games over the phone! Whoo hoo! 1984 Attended Atari user meetings at the Dallas Infomart for the Dal-ACE Meetings. 1986 Dad had already upgraded the 400 to 48K, but installed a Atari 1400 keyboard from Radio Shack. 1989 Bear in mind, no Internet yet, really believed Atari was dead. Saw a friend’s Mac SE with Dark Castle and managed to score a Mac 128K. Later would upgrade that to 4 MB. 1993 I got onto the text Internet while in college computer labs. 1994 While in Guam, scored a Mac Plus. Lots of BBSing while on the island. 1995 I saw my first graphical Internet page on Mosiac. (Didn’t think it'd catch on.) Dad gives me my first Newton 110 when I returned from Guam. At first didn’t know what to do with it. First home Internet service through a BBS (Chrysalis BBS in Dallas) 1996 Picked up a Performa 550 (68030) later upgraded to 68040 with math co-processor. 1997 Picked up the amazing Newton 2000. 10x faster than my Newton 110. Played video! Started using graphical web browsers. (I was a slow adopter on that one.) 1999 Out of college, found out Atari user group was still around. Borrowed 520 ST (upgraded to 4 mb) for newsletter. Used Pagestream and had a laser printer! First year to attend the First Saturday SideWalk Sale. 2000 Managed to score an Atari TT030, Lynx, Atari Jaguar. Atari user group folds due to having to move from the Infomart that they had for nearly fifteen years. I learned of Bubsy Bobcat on the Jaguar! Continued using TT030 alongside Performa 550 for Internet. Featured in the Dallas Morning News: Atari Jaguar on front cover. I met this local Dallas Amiga User Group (MCCC) as they were also in the newspaper article. 2001 Got an IT job, used a Athlon 1 Ghz processor with Win98. Later used Linux. Still tinkered with retro computers (Atari XE and ST). Got my first DVD player as the spiritual successor to the Jaguar, the Nuon Samsung 2000. 2002 Scored two Macintosh G3 Powerbooks for my wife and I. I was back in the Mac world using OS 9. Attended the JagFest in St. Louis (while visiting wife's family). Saw the Korean version of the Nuon there as a contest prize. 2003 Attended JagFest in 2003 in Austin, TX with KevMos3. Joined Amiga User Group. They helped me get an Amiga 3000 working that I picked up at the 2002 JagFest. Even had a Ethernet card! 2004 Upgraded to OS X.3 on the Mac. 2005 Won the retro-challenge (like the first or second year of it) using nothing but an Atari 800 for one month. Figured out I didn’t need portable computing right before smart phones. My Newton 2000 and Duo Macs became used less. I was handed a G4 12" 800 mhz Powerbook. Beautiful little computer! Well I was handed it in parts and I managed to reassemble it. Tinkered heavy in the Dreamcast after a friend showed me that system. For the next five years lots of calling BBSs and Internet with beige Atari 800. Many discussions over Atariage and Atari IRC channels. 2006 Worked with Warerat on testing XL memory on the Atari 800. Lots of chatting at Atarinews.org on Tuesdays. Put an archive of the Dal-ACE disks online. 2008 Started the Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog Testing of Atari800DC version 0.77 for the Dreamcast with Christian Groessler. Gauntlet by Donald R. Lebeau. Thing I like about Atariage are the authors that show up from time to time. Shortly after he showed had a High Score Club contest and Donald offered a signed copy of some game art. I blast every pixel I could to get that. As of 2019 the score still stands... GAUNTLETAK (Graphics:6 Sound:7 Playability:8 HSCR *8*) doctorclu : 1235025 [5-4] 2009 Binary hacking and uncompression of Bubsy rom for the Jaguar. Picked up the Lynx Flash Cart. 2010 Dial-up/Telnet out set up at the Prison Board BBS Was the first to come up with a shell for the Jaguar's Skunkboard. Also created a photoshop prank where I claimed to use the clear case from a Battlesphere Gold cartridge. Only did that joke for a few hours but the outrage was priceless. Got a Macbook Pro dual Core processor laptop in parts. Fixed it up. Hated it. Traded for 1.2 Ghz G4 12" laptop. Used that G4 through my time in Kuwait along with a 1.4 Ghz G4 Mac Mini. 2011 My first Android device, the Archos 32, and my first experience with Angry Birds! Picked up the device while in Kuwait. There was a certain joy of posting "Happy 2011" on a Atari BBS. Seemed surreal to myself and others. Did a photoshop of a Jaguar and CD for a more streamline appearance. I beat Cybermorph a second time. IRC chat more commonly used for Atari chat. 2012 Wondered if there was a way to piggy back memory on the ECS? Got my first Intel iMac 1.5 Ghz from a sidewalk sale. Bought the Incogneto boards from Candle while in Kuwait. Had at time the unbeatable 5200 HSC Gyruss score of 279,850. 2013 Installed one Incogneto board while snowed out of work for three days. The year I achived Star Commander Class 1 in Star Raiders. The year I beat Blue Max. 2014 BBSing Veered away from Atari 800 use after experiencing overheating problems after installing Incogneto board. Oh 04 January 2014 connected an Intellivision with ECS and Cuttle Cart 3 to a modem using the terminal program by Joe Zbiciak Video shows the end of the first known time for an Intellivision to call a BBS and records the second time such a thing had happened. "1979 Calling the Internet..." Later the Intellivision dialed to a BBS and then telneted to a shell account getting on Atariage and posting a message. Good times! The proto Dual Action Controller I was listening to the Intellivisionaries Podcast and they talked about how you cannot move and fire the disc with the same controller. Came up with the idea of put both mylar underlays in the same controller but cancelling out the upper or lower part of the underlays. Originally Intellivision 2 controllers were used which proved the point though a bit stiff. When the Intellivision Flashback came out however, well designed thin controllers worked quite well with this concept as Nurmix of the Intellivisionaries podcast would find out. Nurmix asked a few questions on the tinkering and then later tried the idea on the newer controllers and viola!! The research was later referenced by Nurmix in his dual-action controller thread. Nurmix converted Flashback controllers to the Dual-Action design, and the rest is history. So now many have had more fun at playing Night Stalker, Tron Deadly Discs, and AD&D thanks to my initial tinkering. Another fun addition, and first, I got to add to the Intellivision legacy. Battlestar Galactica (Intellivision) [Hack of Space Battle] Long before I was sprite hacking, I was hex and text hacking. This was a simple hack that taught me that as long as I stayed within the original character count given, you could hack information in a rom and it not break. Oh, and don't write over crucial instructions while you are doing it. Picked up a Amiga 500 from a friend. Fixed it up to 8 MB and SD card slot. Then got a Amiga 1200. 2015 Hacked an Atari 400 keyboard to an Atari 800. Created the sounds for Joust and Moon Patrol which CyranoJ ported from the Atari ST to the Atari Jaguar. Made me extremely happy as those are my favorite arcade titles, and CJ was and is great to work with. Picked up a Macbook Air 1.8 Ghz from a friend. (What I'm using to write this.) 2016 Picked up a 27" iMac 2.7 Ghz 32 GB RAM from a friend. Set up Internet server on the Newton 2000 for a while. Bubsy Fan Blog interviews Bubsy creator Michael Berlyn. Got the Atari Flashback Portable from Atgames that gets me back into the Atari 2600. Helped in testing hundreds of games to see what is compatible with the SD card slot. Then worked with fan hackers to get dozens more tuned up and working. 2017 Bubsy Kitt'N Kaboodle (Atari 2600) [Hack of Fast Eddie] This was the one that started it all. "Wouldn't it be fun to have Bubsy on my Atari Flashback Portable..." was the original idea. The handy tool of Hack-O-Matic was found, I had some guidance from fellow sprite hacker and friend Kevin, and off I went on adventures. Versions for the Atari 800, 5200, Vic 20, and Commodore 64 have also been hacked. And this has had the fun of being played in alpha versions on Atari 2600 emulators on the Atari Jaguar and Nuon as well. This game also turned into an unofficial way to advertise the release of the newest Bubsy game, the Woolies Strike Back. Actually helped get them a few more sales. Moon Patrol (Atari 2600) Hacking an already amazing hack that looked more like the Arcade, detail was given to make more arcade accurate enemies and eventually a buggy with three rolling wheels. During the summer and fall I helped on the Oregon Trail port to the Intellivision. Actually came up with the name "Oregon Bound" which I understand was later used for the TI port. Helped come up with some of the mini games and sound and music ideas for some segments. Was working with everyone on this game. Was also a lot of fun working with a group of people on the game AstroStorm programmed by Sporadic. I loved how the game had a very utility look and feel to the ship. And as I was playing said "wouldn't it be nice if we had ways to store powerups". Sporadic liked the idea and added that to his game. Got the Sega Flashback Portable from Atgames, causing me to get into some tinkering on Sega Genesis. To date, Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog on Atariage has had 175,398 visitors. Still call computer BBSs and write a blog on that as well. And the MCCC Amiga user group in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area is still active with live YouTube broadcasts every month. 2018 Virtual VCS (Atari 2600 emulator for the Atari Jaguar) Pasting in game rom images into a program just thought to be a demo and finding some games that actually worked! Atari 800 emulator (Nuon) Same trick as above, replacing a built in game image in a burnable disc image with another game image. Got Return of Heracles to come up, though it doesn't play very far. Still fun to see that much. Battlestar Galactica (Atari 2600) [Hack of Space Attack] The following was Inspired by reading up on Space Battle for the Intellivision and after discovering that Space Attack for the Atari VCS works on the VCS emulator for the Jaguar. From that point on, the game was hacked to look and feel more like the show it was supposed to be based on in the first place: Battlestar Galactica. So this has changes in color to the enemy fire, the background color, the color the screen flashes when you ship explodes, the color of the squadrons, and of course sprites. Took a bit to track all that down. Miner 2049er (Atari 2600) [Hack of Miner 2049er and Miner 2049er II] Played first on the Retron 77 as part of a collection, I found the initial game had a surprising amount of detail of the Atari 800 version for a Atari 2600 game. But the character sprite didn't even have Bounty Bob's hat. So sprites were altered based on the Atari 800 version of Miner 2049er. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (Atari 2600) [Hack of Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom] Recently played Buck Rogers on the Retron 77 and enjoyed it, but said to myself the same thing I've said over the years "If only Buck Rogers had a Thunderfighter like in the 1980s TV show. OH WAIT... I sprite hack now!" I'll try to make other adjustments, but so far the fonts and the ship are designed to match the show with Gil Gerard. Shame Twiki can't make an appearance. Alien Visitors Are Our Friends (Atari 2600) [Hack of Cosmic Ark] This fun project was started on a Battlestar Galactica (Space Attack hack) thread by Marcallie when he said: "This is great! Now go re-theme Cosmic Ark as V: The Final Battle." > Interesting. The Visitors collect humans while Earth forces try to stop you from eating their population? "Exactly! It would be very cool to play as the bad guys for once, right?" Actually sounded like a fun idea so I spent some time giving this more of a "V" the sci-fi series feel. Scraper Caper (Atari 2600) [Hack of Fire Fighter] Originally wanted to hack Towering Inferno but the characters were not much to work with. Fire Fighter had better character but too easy of a game. Anyway, just wanted to make some reality of the Bounty Bob game (Scraper Caper) that was advertised but never finished. But at least now we have Bounty Bob's nemesis, Yukon Yohan, in a game. Miner 2049er (Atari 800/5200) - Miner animations of TIX So Bounty Bob is a Canadian Mountie, but on the game art he is a Miner. Well TIX drew up new miner animations and I looked into making them a reality. I think many liked the end result, though I am partial to Bounty Bob being a Mountie. Moon Patrol (Atari 800/5200) - Working back and forth with TIX, EnderDude, Level 42, and a few others. Before it is all done we were able to modify the sprites, and change most of the colors. We had fun creating our own buggy designs. Below was a design I came up with which I thought matched the arcade best. To wrap up the year I released a version of VirtualVCS that had three version of Space Battle, Sky Diver, AstroBlast, and Space Chase. The most notable was Space Battle and the Battlestar Galactica Hack (fully working) and Sky Diver (also fully working). And with that, I played the first ever two player 2600 game on a Atari Jaguar against KevMos3 when he was in town 2019 ----------------------------------------------------------- I was surprised to see my name was still on the 5200 HSC listing for all time high scores. Been a while since I played the 5200 or any High Score Club for that matter. I figure someone will beat my scores so I will post these now to remember them. Countermeasure - (Level 1) doctorclu 184,450 Gremlins -(Night 3) doctorclu 2,503,623 Gyruss - doctorclu 279,850 Joust - (Skilled) doctorclu 1,611,000 Looked in the Atari XL/XE HSC ASTEROIDS (HYPERSPACE) (Graphics:6 Sound:6 Playability:6 HSCR *5*) doctorclu : 115370 [5-5] EMBARGO (SKILL 1) (Graphics:7 Sound:6 Playability:6 HSCR *6*) doctorclu : 37910 [3-13] [9-12] GAUNTLETAK (Graphics:6 Sound:7 Playability:8 HSCR *8*) doctorclu : 1235025 [5-4] JOUST (EXPERT) [Graphics:8 Sound:8 Playability:9 HSCR *8*] doctorclu : 1106250 [3-2] [10-18] LASER HAWK [Graphics:8 Sound:6 Playability:7 HSCR *7*] doctorclu : 75260 [5-7] WIZARD OF WOR (7LIV) [Graphics:7 Sound:8 Playability:9 HSCR *9*] doctorclu : 377400 [5-10] [2-3,7-21, 15-5] Lynx HSC. (I was surprised!) Battlezone 2000. doctorclu (180,600) For the Atari 2600 there is a huge pdf document. there I was for Spy Hunter June 28, 2009 for 193,200 I didn't have any scores in the 7800 HSC And for the Atari Jaguar as of 2010 I had a lot of the high scores, but now one remains, my epic gaming on Pitfall! PITFALL: THE MAYAN ADVENTURE [A]. Atardi & Doctor Clu (TIED) - 999,999 (Link). (Crazy that the score flips over.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- More work on 2600 Buck Rogers. Created the sound effects for Revenge of Doh which was ported by CyranoJ from the Atari ST to Atari Jaguar. February 25, 2019 Two hacks, the 2600 Moon Patrol (black buggy) with three moving wheels and the 2600 Miner 2049er are nominated for Best Game Hack of 2018. Moon Patrol lands 2nd place with Miner 2049er landing 1st place. Rented a Mountie costume from Norcostco Texas Costume rental for the thank you from Bounty Bob himself. Was fun working with Cimmerian and the ZeroPage HomeBrew crew on this first year of the Atari Awards. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 28, 2019 People requested a Fast Eddie hack with my own character, so a version with my fursona "Buster the BBSing Bobtail" was created. All prizes combined contain a message, as I write this in December 2019 no one has figured it out yet. Unlike the previous Bubsy version, Buster was designed to run on his hind legs, and jump, more like a cat would. Starting to think a cat would never smile though. I think Garfield pegged that one. July 2019 - My signature was a great way to revisit my hacks. I decided today to kull it back, but wanted to place this here in remembrance in the fun that was 2018-2019 Atari 2600 Sprite Hacks Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Moon Patrol, "V" Miner 2049er, Scraper Caper, Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle, Buster Aided BSG. Atari 8-bit/5200 Hacks Miner 2049er (800, 5200), Bubsy (800, 5200). Moon Patrol (800, 5200) Jaguar / Nuon Hacks Virtual VCS (Jaguar), Atari800 (Nuon) Commodore Vic-20, 64 Bubsy (Vic-20, C=64) Bubsy Bobcat Fan Blog Bubsy Fractured Furry Tales speedrun king 2006-2018 4th out of 1,000 on the Bubsy Woolies Strike Back (PS4) Leaderboard Visit Atari BBS's : CLICK HERE FOR THE ATARI BBS LIST August 24, 2019 Released Miner 2049er with a few more fixes, and then gave all the sprite versions the upgrade and introduced the newest sprite yet, Bounty Rob! (probably the closest to the Atari 800 sprite yet). In the future I still hope to combine the levels of Miner 2049er Volumes 1 & 2 to make one solid game with 6 levels! And maybe hack it further to bring it closer to the 10 levels of the Atari 800 version. September 19, 2019- So ClassicGamer74 reached out to me to help hack the Smurf Rescue game to the Moomin character since his daughter likes the Moomins. What are the Moomins? A popular Italian Anime is best I can tell. Watched a little bit of it, pretty trippy. Working on the game was fun changing this and that to give it more of a Moomin feel and less of a Smurf feel. Threw a wrench into the music so while it may not play a Moomin tune, at least it's not the Smurf's. ClassicGamer74 got a cart printed for his daughter, she loved it, and well, that is all that matters here. And ClassGamer74 learned some things about sprite hacking. Good times. November 9, 2019 Jamcat Reloaded came up with a great idea for a Battlestar Galactica game using the Star Trek Simulator Game by SEGA. March 28th I was able to hack the music and I guess my heart hasn't been into other music hacks because I have not been able to hack music since. Over time I quietly hacked more and more elements of the game to give it the classic Battlestar feel. Change of radar screen to a green field, hacking the triangle to something that looked more like a Viper, the font of the numbers, etc. The intent was to wait till February after the Zero Page Awards to give Jamcat a chance to enter his hack, but then hacks where thrown out of the Zero Page awards. With that, I went ahead and released the added hacks I made to Jamcat's idea. To date, those have not been overly downloaded, but that's fine, it's one hack I enjoy playing over and over again. And flying the ship like a Viper has made for some GREAT scores at the Free Play Arcade when I play the Star Trek Arcade game! November 21, 2019 TIX releases the Moon Patrol Redux edition for the 5200 (and Atari Computer I'm sure). The guy has been all over the place hacking 8-bit games since I helped show him what was possible with Miner 2049er and Moon Patrol last year. Was really cool to see the background updated to be more like the arcade, along with everything else. Got a chuckle out of seeing that. December 30, 2019- During this year worked to complete the Dal-Ace Newsletter Archive. Dal-ACE was a big part of my childhood, though I only attended the meetings a handful of times. Was something that I wanted to help preserve. Current status of the archive: 1983 - 1 out of 12 months. Oct. 1984 - 6 out of 12 months. Apr-May-Jun-Jul-Sep-Nov 1985 - 11 out of 12 months (All but December) 1986 - 6 out of 12 months. Feb-Apr-May-Jun-Aug-Sep 1987 - 7 out of 12 months. Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec 2020 July - Bubsy: Fractured Furry Tales mystery room solved. August - Bubsy: Kitt'N Kaboodle for the 2600 gets an update November - Helped track down some "bugs" in Biopede.
  2. DoctorClu has found and will buy this: RARE Bubsy 3D - Toys "R" Us VIDPro Display Card It's one of the original VIDPro manufactured cards that were used in Toys "R" Us at one point in time from the '80s to early 2000s. Pretty cool from them, don't you think?
  3. Recently, we found 2 games: 196 in 1, Bubsy 1 & 2 (Mega Drive) 6 in 1, Bubsy 1 & 2 (SNES) We found some new other releases before, but forgot to tell you. Sorry about that 😅 If you wanna check the gallery, here's the link:
  4. 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 wheels. 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 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, such as Virgil is wearing the Virtual Reality Helmet.
  5. This has some mistakes on scenes. Animation errors Yea, every cartoon has some animation errors,even the best ones. And this one has a lot of them. But some of them are not noticeable, so it's not important, but some of them are big. Some of them are coloured wrong: Arnold's blue hands Bubsy's orange feet Teresa's new shirt! Nephews' grey mouth Buzz's purple head Sometimes it changes the colour on Teresa's and Oblivia's eyelids: Some of them are questionable: What's up with her scarf? That's not how it supposed to lay on her shoulders.. Where's its semi-trailer behind the truck? See what I mean? There are two scenes, where they switched characters: Is that Bubsy Jr. over here? (There is supposed to be Terry, instead of Bubsy Jr.) Eeem, what? How's Terry behind the roller coaster? He's on the roller coaster next to Teresa, remember? (There is supposed to be Bubsy, instead of Terry.) There's even one scene, where they used the wrong background: Uuum, how are they outside? Aren't they supposed to be in Buzz's kitchen? Non-logical scenes There are two scenes, that don't make any sense: So, look at the first picture: So Terry is on the left side, Teresa is on the right side. Arnold throws them away, because he saw the truck on TV and then he hides. But then in the next scene, when they walk back to Arnold,they're switched. How? In this scene, two giant nephews walk, then Terry accidentally steps on Bubsy and Arnold. Both. Terry says: "Eeew, I think I stepped on something squishy." But then Teresa says: "Me too." How? How did she felt that? Terry squashed them both. So again, how did she felt that?
  6. Bubsy Pilot used 9 old clips, that we're borrowed from Archive Film and even from NASA. They we're used: 1.) When Terry and Teresa ask Bubsy "Why do you wanna test it (Virtual reality helmet), uncle Bubsy?" Then Bubsy explains why: "Because I am brave.." Then it shows the footage of a brave man, who stops cannonball by his stomach. This is Frank Richards (1887-1969), who was an American carnival and vaudeville performer and mostly known for stopping cannonballs with his stomach (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bxd1EsVhI8) (more info about him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_"Cannonball"_Richards) "Because I crave adventure..." Then it shows a footage of a caveman fighting with some sort of monster. We are not sure where this came from. So no source found for this one yet. "Because, I need to go, where no bobcat has ever gone before.." Then it shows a footage of an astronaut jumping on the moon. This is of course from NASA. More specifically, the First Moon Lading from 1969 (Neil Armstrong) (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwZb2mqId0A) 2.) When Bubsy says "Let's be heroes and save the day!" to Arnold. Then he grabs Arnold's tail, pulls him over and explains, how are they doing to save the day: "Let's take a bull by the horn.." Then it shows a footage of a man riding on a bull, then he falls down and bull beats him. No source to be found for this one yet. "Let's beat the odds..." Then it shows a footage of two men boxing underwater. This footage was recorded in Silver Spring, Florida. Boxing underwater was some sort of tourist attraction in Silver Spring, Florida in the 1950s. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X65ZSgWedqM) "Let's throw the course into the wind!" Then it shows a footage of a man in some sort of test. This man was in the G-force experiment in wind tunnel (level 9 of 10), that was tested by US military. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q01WLM6RwSY) 3.) At the end, when Bubsy tells to Arnold, how to save the day: "You gotta live on the edge.." Then it shows a footage of a man standing on one hand on a roof. No source to be found for this one yet. "You gotta go for the gusto..." Then it shows a footage of a man ice-skating with a rocket on his back. It was a test on Rocket Ice Skater invention. But it didn't work and he fell down. (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCTRjK69Vq8) "You gotta be a hero for crying out loud!" And for the final footage to show, it shows a superhero flying in the sky. It's a scene from the movie called: Invaders from Space (1965). It's a movie, that was edited for American audience of the 1957 Japanese short series called Super Giant. (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSNenmvNmZU, time: 1:02:15) (more info about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invaders_from_Space) So they are some of the footage found, but not all of them. Six of them are found, but three of them are still missing.
  7. The Postcard 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. Maybe it's because they worked on Bubsy 2 and then on Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales and even on other games at that time and 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. T-shirts "Bubsy's Back!" story 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 T-shirts as a bonus prize 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/
  8. While the Bubsy pilot cartoon 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.
  9. Super Bubsy version of a cartoon 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 cartoon. The upload on YouTube A Youtuber named geekzila uploaded the whole thing on August 13th 2012. 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 Maybe geekzila found those videos and put them together in one video. We don't know, if it's true, maybe it is. 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 VHSes, nor in DVDs. And the only one who has it is on the Super Bubsy game. And besides, not a single person had recorded it from TV, when it aired. The TV version of a cartoon That is until in 2017, when a youtuber named areyoustilllistening uploaded a video called "Bubsy Pilot - What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (With Original Commercials)" How do we know, that it was recorded from TV? Well in this video, the logo of FOX53 shows up, so it looks like it was recorded from TV: That's where we also found out on which channel was aired. Super Bubsy version vs TV version 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. 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: 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.
  10. When it aired? 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 cartoon was 21 minutes long and had 5 minutes of commercials, so it's believable, that it aired at 7:00 am. 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 Reactions The reactions weren't really good. It 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
  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 pilot cartoon failed, there still some products of it. However, they are really rare. Here's a picture of Bubsy standing on 2 TVs while holding what appears to be a Bubsy Oscar (Picture found by Xindictive) It was also used for the cover of MegaTech (Issue 31) and for promotion of Bubsy 2 on July of 1994. Bubsy press kit character model sheets: Ally Cassandra, Virgil, Oblivia, Buzz (The screenshot came from Ebay, found 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 also exist. He knows that, because his dad worked there.[1] But there's no picture to be proven. Source [1] https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/9872-cruizin-vgmm-january-2013/
  13. 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 to came up with some of the characters they used in, such as Oblivia.[1 53:00 - 1:33:00] 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…) All of the credits: Source [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYW3pof8JI&t (time: 53:00 - 1:33:00) [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/
  14. 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.) 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 the voices of Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures... ? Here's more information about its cast and production: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16780-2-the-production-and-cast/ 4.) 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. 5.) 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!" 6.) 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) 7.) In Bubsy 3D, one of Bubsy's quotes mentions Arnold: "This would've killed Arnold!"[1 time: 2:55] 8.) Oblivia, the assistant of Virgil was created by Michael Berlyn. The reason for it is because he was inspired by his relative.[2 time: 53:00 - 1:33:00] 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" 10.) 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] 11.) 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] 12.) 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! Read more about other products in here: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16788-9-products/ 13.) Someone has an original picture of Bubsy standing on 2 TVs while holding what appears to be a Bubsy Oscar It was also used for the cover of MegaTech (Issue 31) and for promotion of Bubsy 2 on July of 1994. 14.) There was a contest called Bubsy's Watch'n Win Contest. The Grand Prize was going to Hollywood for 3 days and spending 250$! Read more about it in here: https://atariage.com/forums/blogs/entry/16787-8-bubsys-watchn-win-contest/ Source [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXGCb38zVNQ (time: 2:55) [2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlYW3pof8JI&t (time: 53:00 - 1:33:00) [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/
  15. A lot of people think Bubsy started on Atari (really the SNES and then Genesis) so .... sure... why not! Here we have it folks... BUBSY : Kitt'N Kaboodle This fun hack of Fast Eddie was made possible by Hack-O-Matic 3 and some coloring by KevinMos3 who has already made many good color hacks for Atari 2600 games. The Woolies are at it again stealing Bubsy's stuff and this time they stole EVERYTHING and stored it on the planet Kaboodle!!! Bubsy will need to JUMP OVER the Woolies to get it all back. In the game you'll see objects Bubsy needs to collect on based on items he collected in... Bubsy: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind. Bubsy 2 Bubsy Fractured Furry Tales Bubsy 3D Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Respective And even the newest which came out recently that I'm enjoying... Bubsy: Woolies Strike Back Bubsy: Paws on Fire Latest binary: Bubsy0 R20.bin Bubsy0 R21-HS.bin Holiday Special Downloads to load on a SuperCharger. (by Troff) Latest Sound Beta: Bubsy0 S14.bin Play online by clicking here! The manual (created by MKdoes711) Bubsy-Kittn_Kaboodle.pdf Atari 2600 Silver label. Atari 2600 Text label. Alpha stage: Bubsy A01.bin. Bubsy A02.bin. Bubsy A03.bin. Bubsy A04.bin. Bubsy A05.bin Bubsy A06.bin Bubsy A07.bin Bubsy A08.bin Bubsy A09.bin Bubsy A10.bin Bubsy A11.bin Bubsy A12-Color.bin Bubsy A13.bin Bubsy A14.bin Bubsy A15.bin Bubsy A16.bin Bubsy A17.bin Bubsy A18-No RL.bin Bubsy A19.bin Bubsy A20 2.bin Releases: Bubsy0 R1.bin. Bubsy0 R2.bin Bubsy0 R3.bin. Bubsy0 R4.bin. Bubsy0 R5.bin. Bubsy0 R6.bin. Bubsy0 R7.bin. Bubsy0 R8.bin. Bubsy0 R9.bin. Bubsy0 B10.bin. Bubsy0 B11.bin. Bubsy0 B12.bin. Bubsy0 B13.bin. Bubsy0 R14.bin Bubsy0 R15.bin. Bubsy0 R16.bin Bubsy0 R17.bin Bubsy0 R18.bin Bubsy0 R19.bin. Bubsy0 R20.bin. Bubsy0 R21-HS.bin Holiday Special. Bubsy0_R22.bin OTHER VERSIONS ----------------------------------------------- Atari Computer Version. Atari 5200 Version. Commodore Vic 20 Version. Commodore 64 Version. Nuon (Alpha) Version. Jaguar (Alpha) Version. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- And also... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special guest, Scott Williamson, programmer on the original Bubsy game!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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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