Review: Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (Steam)

Watch Bubsy glide like a bat, jump like a jackrabbit, bounce like a red rubber ball and run…run Bubsy run. This is the Bubsy adventure you were born to play.

Pros:

  • Ok graphics.
  • 2011 MB Download size.
  • Optional tutorial level.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • 2D platformer set with a 3D backdrop.
  • Collect wool to boost your school in the game.
  • All levels are timed.
  • End of level breakdown.
  • Plays like a speedrun collect em up.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Actions- Jump, Pounce, and glide.
  • Full of one-liner quips and tongue in cheek callbacks to the previous game.
  • Collect jumpers to add a shield and continue to collect them to earn extra lives.
  • Boss fights.
  • Easy to get into.
  • Can replay levels.
  • World map level select.
  • Keys- Collect these to unlock bonus rooms.
  • Old school in play style with one hit kills Water deaths and killing enemies by jumping on their heads.

Cons:

  • Overly sensitive controls.
  • Feels like a 90s game with all the bad parts of them in the game.
  • Constantly repeating the same lines over and over.
  • Simplistic no-frills gameplay.
  • Annoying one-hit deaths, Probably more accurate to say inch perfect bullshit deaths.
  • Tedious platform sections.
  • Little reason to replay.
  • Only a dozen or so levels.
  • All levels feel the same.
  • Unrewarding especially after you spend an eternity to collect wool.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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