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Doodlebug: Bug Bash II

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Atari ST
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Side-scrolling platform in a very colourful cartoony style. Your aim as the "Doodlebug" is to make your way through five different levels (with three sub-levels each), killing baddies by jumping on their heads until you eventually make it to the final baddie.

The most unique thing about this game is the novel theme at its centre: You can choose between five different coloured pencils to throw at your baddies (presuming you've picked some up). If the pencil's flight path is uninterrupted then they'll draw a useful item for you: Either an Umbrella (for long falls), Ball (to be able to jump onto higher platforms), a Potion (invincibility), a Clock (stops time) and an Eraser (kills everything on screen).


Doodlebug: Bug Bash II Atari ST Part of the story
Doodlebug: Bug Bash II Atari ST Loading screen
Doodlebug: Bug Bash II Atari ST Title screen

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The Press Says

ST Format Atari ST Apr, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1992 76 out of 100 76
CU Amiga Amiga Nov, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1992 65 out of 100 65


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I'm not sure why Core choose to link this game to Bug Bash, as that was an obscure 2-year old mid-price shoot 'em up which got mediocre reviews and was later made Freeware.
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