Bubsy in: Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind

aka: Bubsy dans recontres de troisième griffe, Bubsy in Krallende Begegnungen der Pelzigen Art, Bubsy: O Mais Esperto dos Felinos, Yamaneko Bubsy no Daibōken
Moby ID: 7145
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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.


  • やまねこバブジーの大冒険 - Japanese spelling

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  • Copyright 1992 Chip Level Designs
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Average score: 79% (based on 43 ratings)


Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 47 ratings with 4 reviews)

Lost it's shine over the years...

The Good
A straight forward 2D platformer, with cartoonish graphics and massive levels.

The Bad
I remember when I was a kid, my friend and I would sit up for hours playing this game. So when I recently got my hands on a copy, I was excited and thought 'Oh awesome this will bring back a lot of fun memories'. It did to some extent, but the game is no where near as fun as I originally remembered.

The Bottom Line
Its not an awful game, but its not a great game either. It has really large levels to explore, which is a plus, and the game will keep you going for a while. As far as soundtracks go, this one drives me insane, so you're better off muting it and cranking up your favourite CD. Overall if you enjoy games like Mario and Sonic, then this is a worthy addition to your collection.

Genesis · by Kid Fraser (13) · 2008


The Good
Hi, my name is Agahnim. Agahnim the Wizard. Yes I know I'm from Hyrule. I know that I'm the reason Hyrule is in chaos. But allow me to tell you about Bubsy. I was 14 when I first played this game on my friend's Sega Genesis system. It is AWESOME. The music is nice, the special effects are nice even now in 2004, plus the game's plot is good. The plot is simple but very nice. I wouldn't ever get tired of this game because it goes up and down, literally. There is such a vast amount of space to explore, but it can be explored in a reasonable amount of time because Bubsy is so fast when he runs. GREAT GAME

The Bad
Nothing - excellent game!

The Bottom Line

SNES · by Agahnim the Wizard (2) · 2005

A Rip-off of Sonic, but a good Rip-off....?

The Good
Bubsy the character is sort of cool. Although Accolade was trying to mimic the success of Sonic The Hedgehog, they failed, but just almost succeeded. The game premise is simple, Bubsy must stop the Woolies, A group of aliens trying to take all the yarn from the earth. Silly plot, huh? Well, it gets kudos for being creative. The gameplay is, like I said, a rip-off of Sonic, but it's still a blast to play. The music is good, and the graphics aren't bad as well. The areas are gigantic, which is a blessing and a curse, and the game supplies you with, get this, NINE lives, so the game should be easy right?

The Bad

This game is very hard, so you should be thankful that you start with nine lives. One thing to note, Bubsy is VERY fragile, Fall from a high distance, get close to a egg, get sneezed on by a alien, get in water up to your ankles, etc. etc., you die.

It is so easy to perish, it starts to feel cheap really quick. I can't get through the game with Game Genie codes!

But other than those somewhat aggravating flaws, it still manages to be a great, simple platformer.

The Bottom Line
I have had this game through my entire life, and I still play it rather often. It's a charming little gem that is smacked too hard with negative press. I mean come on, it can't be as bad as Rise Of The Robots, Right? A great Time-Killer.

Graphics:8/10 Sound:8/10 Gameplay:8 and a half/10 Replay Value:7 and a half/10 Fun Factor:9/10

THE VERDICT IS: 4 OUT OF 5 YARNBALLS It's simple bliss, and it has stood the test of time rather well.

SNES · by JohnLennon224 (13) · 2008

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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
  • Electronic Games

    • One of the Best SNES Games
      • 1994 - Winner

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Game added August 20, 2002. Last modified January 21, 2024.