The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout is a fun, if unoriginal, single-player, side-scrolling platformer along the lines of Super Mario Brothers 2 or M.C. Kids. Armed with a mallet, Bugs must survive several, cartoon-inspired levels in order to reach his birthday celebration. Along with an assortment of minor enemies, power-ups, smash-able blocks and bonus rounds, jealous cartoon rivals appear as bosses.
The mallet is a nice weapon, but their were times during the game when I wished Bugs also had the ability to collect items to use as projectiles. Every time you start the game you forced to watch the entire introduction sequence. It is a nice sequence, but having to watch it every time you start the game, can be tedious.
The Bottom Line
The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout is the second 8-bit outing for Bugs and, compared to Crazy Castle, this title features superior graphics, music and sound effects. It is not the most original or difficult platformer for the Nintendo, but it is one of the most enjoyable.