• Publisher: Accolade
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2017
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: Our Bobcat is making a triumphant return 20 years after virtually disappearing from the world stage. Yes, that’s right, Bubsy is back and starring in an all new adventure, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 12 out of 20
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    70
    Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back may not be perfect, but it’s easily the best Bubsy game ever made.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    58
    There really isn’t much to say about this new Bubsy that can persuade the haters out there. It’s a simple, underwhelming platformer with a goofy plot and mediocre challenge. Many of the problems that plagued the past Bubsy games have been fixed or completely removed, at least making this new game playable, but that’s the only new thing really presented here. It’s fun in small doses, but gets boring with longer play sessions. I’m still puzzled as to why anyone thought Bubsy needed to make a comeback as no one really missed him. It’s not as bad as I originally thought it would be, but it’s nothing new at the same time. Give it a try if your curious, you might like it. Just be thankful they didn’t try to remake Bubsy 3D.
  3. Nov 6, 2017
    54
    Bubsy as a character has very little to offer and the gameplay – despite looking nice – is repetitive.
  4. 40
    The poor value proposition aside, The Woolies Strike Back simply doesn’t offer up reasons to go back to the game after you complete it.
  5. Nov 7, 2017
    40
    Nobody expected the latest Bubsy game to be any good and I’m sorry to say that those expectations were completely correct. Stay far away from it. Go play Mario or something instead.
  6. Nov 6, 2017
    40
    In a game that can be finished in under an hour, Bubsy doesn’t so much as strike back, but rather say a few harsh words before getting pummeled into the ground.
  7. 20
    Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is about as good as a Bubsy game can be. Unfortunately for this sloppy, cheap and noisy platformer, that's an unfathomably low bar to clear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 58
  2. Negative: 19 out of 58
  1. Oct 31, 2017
    10
    Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a surprisingly good game from what was thought to be one of the worst video game series ever. LushBubsy: The Woolies Strike Back is a surprisingly good game from what was thought to be one of the worst video game series ever. Lush environments and tight controls provide an excellent gaming experience. The only real problem is the length. It's not very long but it offers tons of replayability. There's also Bubsy's famous one-liners which add color to the game. The story isn't that deep but neither is Super Mario Odyssey's. The level design is truly something to behold; I haven't seen level design this good in 2D platformers in years. If you are a fan of platformers, you should definitely buy this game. And no, this is not a joke review. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2017
    10
    Better than Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario Games !! Congratulations to you guys !! People from Today forgot really the REAL Feeling ofBetter than Sonic the Hedgehog or Super Mario Games !! Congratulations to you guys !! People from Today forgot really the REAL Feeling of Gaming. Too Bad, this game is awesome : Expand
  3. Oct 31, 2017
    10
    busy the cat 3D 2 is pure art at its finest. It beautifully crafts a deep narative to rival the Kingdom Hearts franchise with an orchestralbusy the cat 3D 2 is pure art at its finest. It beautifully crafts a deep narative to rival the Kingdom Hearts franchise with an orchestral soundtrack that brought tears to my eyes as I listened in awe. It’s presentation can only be embraced with a Ps4 pro, in which it’s 144p resolution can run at 3 frames per second instead of the usual -2. In the future, I hope they make minecraft skin packs for this game aswel as furry costumes XD. Overall this is the reincarnation of lord himself and is a punishment for the sins of my father, Rest in Peace Suzy.

    10/5- A solid entry into the Roblox franchise, thank you Bethesda for this great game.
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  4. Nov 2, 2017
    6
    I was actually glad Bubsy made a triumphant(?) return with this new game, but I feel like this was a missed opportunity.

    First, the
    I was actually glad Bubsy made a triumphant(?) return with this new game, but I feel like this was a missed opportunity.

    First, the gameplay is a HUGE step up from previous Bubsy games in the sense that you can actually control Bubsy fairly well. Although, jumping on enemies can feel weird because it has to be 100% accurate. The music is fairly okay. Nothing terrible. Nothing outstanding. I love Bubsy's new pounce move. Gives the player an opportunity to do some air attacks to reach higher platforms. It was also nice that you can change how often Bubsy speaks in-game so all those people who complain about him being annoying have no excuse now!

    Now for the bad, and this is a major complaint.. The game is SHORT. Not Yoshi's Island short, but still short. This game consists of only 11 platform levels and 3 bosses. I would have liked maybe 2 more worlds to make it worth the asking price. There is no unlockables or bonus content. It's just that.

    If Accolade is reading this I know a sure fire way of truly making Bubsy a respectable gaming icon rather than a joke.

    First: Include more levels next time. 30 levels can be just enough. And maybe some secret extra tough levels for completionists.
    Second: Change the art style. These 3D models in 2D gameplay don't look appealing. (Metroid 2, NSMB, etc). Maybe make it hand drawn like Rayman Origins?
    Third: For the love of GOD give the enemies more variety and personality. Donkey Kong has the Kremlings and Mario has the Koopas. All with different variations and personalities. Stop using the same Wooly model for everything. They're an alien species, right? Maybe make an alien blob form or something? ANYTHING.
    Fourth: Make the stages more unique. Most of the time I felt I was marathoning the same level because of how generic the stages are and can't recall a single unique level. I did like the lava rising in one of the final levels.

    I hope Accolade puts more effort next time because gamers will now be very wary. Please please PLEASE improve the formula! Don't settle for "good enough". This is definitely a step in the right direction.
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  5. JPK
    Aug 12, 2019
    5
    Mediocre Return
    The Woolies Strike back is definitely a massive step up from Bubsy 3D, But it’s still not very good.
  6. Dec 28, 2017
    4
    The people at Black Forest Games are no strangers to reviving long dormant platforming franchises with a less then stellar reputation. JustThe people at Black Forest Games are no strangers to reviving long dormant platforming franchises with a less then stellar reputation. Just look at what they did with the Giana Sisters. So who better to resurrect Bubsy? While they succeeded in giving him his best game, the series is just as bad as ever.

    The first thing that becomes noticeable is how few one-liners the bobcat has. I heard everything he had to say by the time I reached the second level. As a result I quickly made use of the option in the menus to decrease the amount of talking he did. Given that the characters personality is supposed to be such a big part of the experience, shouldn't they have tried harder at giving him more dialog?

    It is not hard to see why they thought it might have been a possibility to get away with the verbal repetition. There is remarkably little content in the game. There are fourteen levels in total including the tutorial and boss stages. While there are collectible yarn balls and T-shirts throughout, there isn't enough here to justify the $30 price tag. Perhaps this would have been better off as a $10 downloadable game. Even then it wouldn't have been good.

    Serviceable platforming and tight controls make this much more playable than any of the previous Bubsy titles, but the shoddy hit detection and frustrating boss fights bring things down. Your pounce move is completely useless for anything other than breaking through certain walls. Even the simple act of jumping on the enemies heads is unreliable. This partly due to the hit detection issues, and partly due to the weird physical design of the enemies themselves. This can be especially annoying when jumping on enemies is necessary as a part of a platforming challenge to reach a collectible.

    When all is said and done, I think it's safe to say that Bubsy can be retired again. The time wasn't taken to make this a truly memorable comeback. If anything the lack of wit and variety in the one-liners and the poor gameplay are a reminder of why some series should just stay dead. Maybe someone will come along again in the next 20 years or so and finally do Bubsy right. Until then, I don't think he should be showing his face around these parts anymore.
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  7. Dec 10, 2017
    0
    This is one of the worst video games i have ever played the game runs at 144p and a very horrible frame rate this game is litterly a piece ofThis is one of the worst video games i have ever played the game runs at 144p and a very horrible frame rate this game is litterly a piece of turd bubsy is as annoying as ever and his "new pose" is a direct sonic ripoff gameplay is completely awful and this game is only maybe my suffering was cut short Expand

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