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  • Summary: From the developers of the Bit.Trip series comes the latest and greatest in bobcat-based gaming. Oinker P. Hamm is determined to capture every animal in the universe for his “Amazootorium.” Bubsy, fearing mostly for himself, is just as determined to stop him. No matter who emergesFrom the developers of the Bit.Trip series comes the latest and greatest in bobcat-based gaming. Oinker P. Hamm is determined to capture every animal in the universe for his “Amazootorium.” Bubsy, fearing mostly for himself, is just as determined to stop him. No matter who emerges victorious, there’s going to be a whole lot of yarn along the way. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 10, 2019
    80
    For being handed what I would consider a horribly tainted license, Choice Provisions did well combining their expertise with it to make something pretty good. I would still recommend their own Runner series before recommending Bubsy: Paws on Fire, but any fan of those titles looking for can’t go wrong with this game. Bubsy: Paws on Fire is hands down the best Bubsy game. Anyone with any nostalgia for this despicable bobcat should find enjoyment here, even if in only short bursts.
  2. May 30, 2019
    80
    It took a little over 25 years, but Bubsy: Paws on Fire is the bobcat’s first truly great outing. With a fun, cheeky cast of characters and entertaining core gameplay, you won’t have to ask yourself, “What could possibly go wrong?”
  3. Jul 1, 2019
    70
    Bubsy: Paws on Fire's biggest problem is its branding. The game is a perfectly fun and competent runner tied to a mascot who (as near as I can tell) only exists for irony value. The game is straitlaced about Bubsy, so it doesn't feel like a joke, but it also seems like the mascot does more to drive away people than to pique their interest. If you enjoyed the Runner3 style of gameplay, then you'll enjoy Bubsy: Paws on Fire. If you didn't, then the addition of a cartoon cat probably isn't going to change your mind. It's still the best Bubsy game to date, though.
  4. May 20, 2019
    67
    This is probably the best game Bubsy has ever had, but that’s not saying a lot. It’s simple and repetitive, but it still can be good for children.
  5. May 23, 2019
    67
    Bubsy: Paws on Fire is a passable runner that will keep fans of the genre busy for a few hours yet it fails to live up to the far better runners that Choice Provisions have crafted in the past.
  6. May 18, 2019
    65
    An OK-ish platforming game that offers some good humor, but fails in many aspects of the level design.
  7. May 23, 2019
    20
    Bubsy: Paws on Fire is a combination of elements that range from merely adequate to frustrating beyond belief. In fact, the best part of the game is often being able to break the rules and cheese your way to victory. With almost zero redeeming qualities to speak of, the only way this game could possibly offer anything of benefit is to Trophy hunters, as there are a fair number of easily unlocked gold trinkets. If that’s not something you care about, then steer well clear - it’s just not worth it. Despite the shockingly long legacy as a series, surely this time must be the last, right?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. May 20, 2019
    10
    This game is filled to the brim with tons of content, the controls are smoother than silk, and the soundtrack is kickass. It's packed withThis game is filled to the brim with tons of content, the controls are smoother than silk, and the soundtrack is kickass. It's packed with over 100 games and tons of customization alongside the widest array of playable characters in any Bubsy game to date.
    Alongside all this content, it's respect and homage to the original releases, no matter your opinion on the older games, is quite an admirable feat, including more obscure characters like Virgil Reality and even Oinker P. Hammm.
    Definitely a must play.
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  2. May 23, 2019
    10
    Awesome Game!!! I did not expect much of the game until I met it. An original game, beautiful and extremely fun. The developers are to beAwesome Game!!! I did not expect much of the game until I met it. An original game, beautiful and extremely fun. The developers are to be congratulated!!! Excellent game for kids and adults! Expand
  3. May 21, 2019
    10
    A true tribute to the Bubsy franchise. And a great runner developed by Choice Provisions. Great gameplay and variety of characters, fabulousA true tribute to the Bubsy franchise. And a great runner developed by Choice Provisions. Great gameplay and variety of characters, fabulous soundtrack composed by Stemage. It's brilliant when rescuing several elements from previous games and even from the Pilot of the TV program. Expand
  4. May 20, 2019
    10
    Bubsy: Paws on fire is a wonderful experience that is hard to put down! I really love the aesthetics of the characters and the costume mechanic.
  5. May 20, 2019
    8
    This is the best Bubsy game yet! With many cool stage themes, it starts kinda slow with mostly wood themes, but it gets more intresting in theThis is the best Bubsy game yet! With many cool stage themes, it starts kinda slow with mostly wood themes, but it gets more intresting in the second world! All the cutscenes are also well animated and funny. Everyone should buy this game Expand
  6. May 20, 2019
    7
    A surprisingly fun game that blew me away. I enjoyed all the different characters the graphics are decent and best of all, it isn't boring orA surprisingly fun game that blew me away. I enjoyed all the different characters the graphics are decent and best of all, it isn't boring or unfair. A simple but fun game. Get the game while it's on sale for a good deal! Expand
  7. May 19, 2019
    1
    Это просто отвратительно . Уровни однотипные. Управление тупоголовое. Эта фишка из spidranner 2 просто заставляет нервничать. Короче это неЭто просто отвратительно . Уровни однотипные. Управление тупоголовое. Эта фишка из spidranner 2 просто заставляет нервничать. Короче это не бабси из SNES - это кусок дерьма. Я очень расстроен . Угрюмая. Однообразгая. Неудобная и тупоголовая игра. Expand

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