Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. Jan 29, 2018
    60
    With an awkward difficulty curve and some questionable sonic choices, this isn’t a purrfect platformer, but it’s certainly good enough for meow. I’m not kitten around when I say this is a competent platformer that deserves a look in if you can get it fur a decent price.
  2. Nov 1, 2017
    55
    Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back underwhelms and disappoints at every turn. Bland level design never improves, and tedious boss battles are unrewarding and unsatisfying. Bubsy's return 21 years later could have reminded us why he was once considered a potential peer to the likes of Mario and Sonic. Instead, The Woolies Strike Back only serves to remind us why the mascot hasn't seen a new adventure in over two decades.
  3. Nov 6, 2017
    45
    Bubsy hasn't improved much in all these years. It's short, not very well designed and the main character doesn't have much charisma. With so many options in the market right now, it's hard to recommend Bubsy's new adventure.
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    45
    Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is an extremely short and completely forgettable platformer based on nothing but irony and nostalgic notoriety. I’d honestly rather replay the original Bubsy than this - for all of its serious flaws, at least that game was memorable. The Woolies Strike Back isn’t even that.
  5. 40
    With Sonic and Mario in the spotlight again, Bubsy takes another swipe at being a lovable mascot, but doesn’t succeed in capturing the same sentiment. Ultimately, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (Bubsy), the platforming game, arrives as the two-decades-too-late 5th entry in the series. Despite excellent controls, the title does not overcome some of its more pressing shortcomings, such as level design, resulting in a sub-par gaming experience.
  6. Nov 2, 2017
    40
    I do admire the effort, but in a year where Sonic Mania outdid its franchise’s reputation and Mario stands tall, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a mere afterthought. Its length is pathetically short and, surprisingly for Bubsy at least, the game is really easy. Not everything that could possibly go wrong did go wrong, yet if this is the pinnacle of Bubsy games, then the poor Bobcat should be laid to rest in peace.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 8, 2018
    30
    An ugly epilogue to a series which actually did not deserve to start in the first place. [01/2018, p.56]
  8. Nov 2, 2017
    30
    It doesn't feel like much love went into this project in almost every aspect. It's probably the best game in the Bubsy franchise (not saying much), but also lacks some of the few things that really gave Bubsy any definition at all. It just feels like a random platformer with Bubsy plastered all over it because hey, remember him? Oh also it's thirty dollars. In a year that has brought us a bevvy of amazing platformers, some even revitalizing long-dormant series, Bubsy is easily left behind.
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  1. Nov 3, 2017
    Bubsy's return is more than a little underwhelming.
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 15 out of 25
  1. Nov 1, 2017
    4
    this is one of the most boring platformers i have ever played. all you do every single level is glide and collect wool the mechanics neverthis is one of the most boring platformers i have ever played. all you do every single level is glide and collect wool the mechanics never change from that! Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2017
    0
    Not unlikable enough to be excitingly bad.
    Don't even buy this ironically, it's lazy, it's boring, and it's shoddy.
    The graphics are dated
    Not unlikable enough to be excitingly bad.
    Don't even buy this ironically, it's lazy, it's boring, and it's shoddy.
    The graphics are dated as well, if this came out instead of Bubsy 3d it'd be alright, but for a $30 asking price and only two finished levels, it's a joke, and a bad one at that.
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  3. Nov 7, 2017
    10
    Jumping/gliding works really good, especially in enemy combos. Boss fights are exciting and tough as thought was put into them. Bubsy himselfJumping/gliding works really good, especially in enemy combos. Boss fights are exciting and tough as thought was put into them. Bubsy himself is great for the kids as a fun thrill seeking character. Surprisingly pulled it off, might even be better than Sonic Forces, which is a shock to say the least. Full Review »