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The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a fun variation of the standard Pac-Man theme, giving us characters we love and enough variety to keep you going. There are definitely a lot of things I would have changed, but what was fun about the game still remains intact. Don't shy away from this action game just because it uses licensed cartoon characters, this is one maze game you won't mind getting lost in.
This is basically a fun puzzle game. There isn't a lot of variety, but each level is slightly different. This game is the most fun when played with another player, trading off levels keeps the game from getting boring. Plus it's always fun yelling at your partner about what a bonehead move they just made.
While controls are not
perfect (reversing your path while on stairs can be tricky), all in all
it’s a well-put-together and enjoyable arcade-style experience, with
a nice and simple password system in place to continue your crazy
The game isn't entirely a cakewalk, but it's a very tolerable game in terms of overall difficulty. I'm still pleased to have this wacky game as part of my NES collection. It boasts a simple concept that anyone can adapt to and enjoy. The humour of the Looney Tunes franchise may be shockingly absent, but The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is a good way to burn off an afternoon. And isn't that everybody's goal in life?
The superb graphics help to capture all the authentic, wacky flavor of the great Warner cartoons. Fun stuff, Doc.
Two things that disturb me a little bit about Crazy Castle: a lot of people have fond memories of this game. If you go onto GameFAQS, there are no user reviews that score this game less than a 6, and in fact, many give the game a score as high as 9. If they were to play the game today, I’d hope they would smash their rose-colored lenses on the ground, rip their clothes, and wail. Second, the Crazy Castle series continued on Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance, to the extent that there are actually four more Crazy Castle games. Four! Does anyone really want to collect thousands of carrots and avoid Yosemite Sam through hundreds of levels? Ugh, it disturbs the soul to think that these games were profitable. There’s absolutely no substance to them whatsoever.
The graphics are high in resolution, but the characters are so tiny that it's hard to discern their animations. Apparently the best way to neutralize enemies is by dropping boxes on their heads, but since there's no jumping, getting cornered means certain death (unless you have a power-up). Crazy Castle is mildly amusing for a while, but it's too easy and you'll get bored as you rack up endless bonus lives. The controls are stiff, the stages are redundant, and the muffled music sounds like it was recorded in a mineshaft. Crazy Castle is one of those uninspired titles you play once and never again.