Pity the fate of poor Bubsy the Bobcat, seemingly destined to be forever remembered as one of the 16-bit era's Sonic The Hedgehog knock-offs. After a few lackluster sequels buried the talkative character in gaming purgatory, he's been a punchline in the community for years. Now there's an effort to redeem Bubsy by bringing him back for modern audiences to enjoy on PC via Steam Greenlight. Publisher Retroism has apparently acquired the rights to Bubsy and seeks to release the first two games in the series on Steam as the compilation pack Bubsy Two-Fur.
Accolade’s most notorious character had not been seen since an ill-fated venture into 3-D. Out of the blue, he showed up at Retroism’s doorstep, bedraggled and mumbling about being doomed to a legacy of shame and obscurity. But we’ve cleaned him up and given him a new lease on life, a shot at returning to the big time – but he’ll need your support!
Bubsy’s journey to redemption begins with your vote to bring two of his 2-D games to authorized digital download for the first time in the Bubsy Two-Fur on Steam. With your support, Bubsy may finally be able to look himself in the mirror and smile, carry himself with dignity, and perhaps find the strength within to go on new adventures again…
I'm a fan of these two Bubsy games (the first one, Claws Encounters Of The Furred Kind, is the better game, but Bubsy 2 has its charms) and would love to see them back again. Whether or not the rest of the community agrees with me remains to be seen. Whaddya say, folks? Could this be a case of "Local Bobcat Makes Good"?