The Bugs Bunny Blowout

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Using famous characters from comics and cartoons in mediocre video games was common practice. Bugs bunny, being the most representative character of the Looney tunes, was the lucky protagonist of several games developed by programmers of dubious talent. In those days, seeing Bugs with his insane friends in a game box was reason enough to want to play it. The Bugs Bunny Blowout is honored to rank among those NES games that got the worst out of it. charismatic characters and adored by children around the world.

The challenge is to overcome six worlds and their respective four levels. The setting of these worlds is varied, but typical. Forests, caves and deserts are represented in a simplistic and somewhat decaffeinated style. On the other hand, the levels have a good distribution of obstacles, although the constant reappearance of enemies can be frustrating in some situations.

The game system is based on jumping platforms and killing enemies with a mallet. The control of the movement of Bugs is precise, we have a good speed and a high jump or a half jump depending on the time we hold down the corresponding button. However, the collision of the weapon against the enemies baffles by a lousy implementation. It is more profitable to dodge or position ourselves on these than to try to hit them with the mallet.

The enemies are repetitive, simple and absurd. We can list them in two lines: explosive clocks, little people with hammer heads, a kind of flare, soap boxes, dotted lines and some insects. At the end of each level, we face the well-known Warner characters, from Daffy Duck to the Tasmanian Devil. These fights are totally uninspired and boring because of their extreme simplicity.

The most negative aspect of this title is the disastrous side and vertical scrolling of the screen. The developers discontinued the lesson on scrolling smoothness in Super Mario Bros. Therefore, what could have been an entertaining and simple game with good platforms, becomes quite a method for dizziness and loss of vision.    

The sound section contributes almost perfectly to this feeling of dizziness and the aforementioned repetition with respect to the enemies. The music consists of a short composition of a few seconds, one for each world, which is repeated in a loop. Some are quite acceptable, but the constant repetition can make you as crazy as these cute drawings. Fortunately, the game is not long or difficult.

Ultimately, the only enjoyable aspects of this title are the layout of the obstacles and good graphics for 1990 standards. The repetition of enemies, the terrible scrolling of the screen, the pounding music and the uninspired fighting against these beloved cartoons animated, make Blowout a mediocre game, only suitable for patients with 8 bits.

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  1. blunt #! 30Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 0100p4730#30Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 0100p-9Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30 25 pm30pm-30Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 0100p9Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madrid ,x302020Wed 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 01002292211pmWednesday = 104#! 30Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11#25 November, 2020 at 21: 22#! 30Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 0100p4730# / 30Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 0100p-9Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30#! 30Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:22:47 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11# Reply

    Before it was very common to do this in video games, use characters from comics, cartoons or movies to sell. The results in the vast majority were terrible as in this case, but there is one in particular that was terrible, the game of Home Alone, my God! That is another level of evil.

  2. BLOND #! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 0100p4030#30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 0100p-9Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30 26 am30am-30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 0100p9Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx302020T 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 01003693611amThursday = 104#! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11#26 November, 2020 at 09: 36#! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 0100p4030# / 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 0100p-9Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30#! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:36:40 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11# Reply

    Common practice in video games for years and that always tends to end badly. When you try to transfer a hit to another format with only the cover image without taking care of the operation of the other medium to which you transfer it, it is a disaster. It is interesting to also talk about bad video games to understand why they are.
    I was never close friends with the Looney Tunes in video games. In its day I had the Game Boy and I did not like it at all. I think with that little gray cartridge I had my fill of Looney Tunes. I prefer to remember the VHS tapes with their pictures. They are still really good.

    Great Belmont text.

  3. Belmont #! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 0100p1730#30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 0100p-12Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30 26 pm30pm-30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 0100p12Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx302020Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 010036123611pmThursday = 104#! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11#26 November, 2020 at 12: 36#! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 0100p1730# / 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 0100p-12Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30#! 30Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:36:17 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11# Reply

    Thanks for comment.
    It is difficult to find a good game based on cartoons or movies in the 8-bit age. Not because there are none, Disney characters or Asterix had real gems, but because of the amount of mediocre games that surround them. I have a pair of Looney Tunes earrings that look good.

  4. derser315 #! 30Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 0100p2230#30Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 0100p-5Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30 27 am30am-30Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 0100p5Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx302020Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 01003853811amFriday = 104#! 30Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11#27 November, 2020 at 05: 38#! 30Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 0100p2230# / 30Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 0100p-5Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30#! 30Fri, 27 Nov 2020 05:38:22 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11# Reply

    How do you create such a good blog?

  5. blunt #! 30Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 0100p2030#30Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 0100p-12Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30 29 pm30pm-30Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 0100p12Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx302020Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 010040124011pmSunday = 104#! 30Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11#29 November, 2020 at 12: 40#! 30Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 0100p2030# / 30Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 0100p-12Europe / Madrid3030Europe / Madridx30#! 30Sun, 29 Nov 2020 12:40:20 + 0100pEurope / Madrid11# Reply

    Well, apart from the work, the dedication and effort that such a blog requires, the most important thing is that we do what we like and also enjoy it. And if we add the fact of being able to do it with our friends, the formula is perfect !!! Greetings…

  6. Ruryk Z #! 31Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 0100p5531#31Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 0100p-7Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 01 pm31pm-31Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 0100p7Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madrid ,x312020Tue 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 01001071012pmTuesday = 104#! 31Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 0100pEurope / Madrid12#1 December, 2020 at 19: 10#! 31Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 0100p5531# / 31Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 0100p-7Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31#! 31Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:10:55 + 0100pEurope / Madrid12# Reply

    I remember playing one of these Looney Tunes games on my NES when I was a kid and it seemed like a blast. It was easy to convince then hahaha. And any cartoon in a platform game was something that appealed to me very much. I think the one I enjoyed the most on the NES was The Flintstones. I do not remember it so bad but it may be that nostalgia plays tricks on me.
    The exploitation of known characters in games of dubious quality is something that accompanied us throughout our childhood. It is something that has been lost, perhaps for the better, right?

  7. Belmont #! 31Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 0100p0931#31Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 0100p-8Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 02 pm31pm-31Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 0100p8Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 01001881812pmWednesday = 104#! 31Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 0100pEurope / Madrid12#2 December, 2020 at 20: 18#! 31Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 0100p0931# / 31Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 0100p-8Europe / Madrid3131Europe / Madridx31#! 31Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:18:09 + 0100pEurope / Madrid12# Reply

    Removing some from Marvel, it doesn't seem that there are as many games based on animated series or comic books coming out as before.
    I'm targeting The Flintstones for a next game.

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