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In this 15-level action game the player is Bubsy the bobcat, who has to defeat the Woolies the aliens, which steal balls of yarn. There are five different locations such as jungle, wild west, etc., where the player has to jump and land on their enemies to kill them. Each time to finish the level the player has to defeat the boss, who sits in an alien ship.


Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind SNES Hijacking the engine
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind SNES Taking the battle to the aliens in their ship
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind SNES A carnival-themed level
Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind SNES Title screen (Japanese version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "やまねこバブジーの大冒険" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Yamaneko Bubsy no Daibōken" -- Japanese title
  • "Bubsy in Krallende Begegnungen der Pelzigen Art" -- German title
  • "Bubsy dans recontres de troisième griffe" -- French title

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User Reviews

Bubsy, you can't pick-up, you can't throw, punch, kick, claw, scratch, bite or gouge. What's the deal? SNES So Hai (347)
A Rip-off of Sonic, but a good Rip-off....? SNES JohnLennon224 (16)
Lost it's shine over the years... Genesis Kid Fraser (13)
AWESOME GAME :-) SNES Agahnim the Wizard (2)

Critic Reviews

Sega Force Genesis Nov 04, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Genesis Oct, 1993 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jul, 1993 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun SNES Jun, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Video Games Genesis Oct, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Play Time Genesis Oct, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Video Games SNES Aug, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Svenska Hemdatornytt SNES Nov, 1993 55 out of 100 55
All Game Guide Genesis 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 04, 2006 F 0


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Accolade tried to make Bubsy a Sonic-Killer, he even got a TV Show (although it only lasted one episode.) You can tell, because they tried to give Bubsy a attitude, and a wit.


The title hints at Steven Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


  • Parent's Choice Approval
    • 1993 - Winner
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