Bugs and Taz: Time Busters
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|Editor Rating:||6.5/10, based on 2 reviews|
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|See also:||Bugs Bunny Games, Looney Tunes Games|
Bugs and Taz: Time Busters is a wacky adventure based on the iconic cartoon characters, sending players on a crazy quest through time. After Daffy Duck pulls a classic blunder and messes up the space-time continuum, it's up to Bugs and Taz to put the pieces back together. As you travel through multiple eras of history, you'll collect precious resources and rescue lost characters. Playable in either single-player or cooperative game modes, this is a great game to enjoy with friends or siblings. Along with climactic boss fights, there's plenty of family-friendly fun to be had in this humorous adventure!
Main Game Features
- Solo or cooperative Looney Tunes action
- Explore four different time periods
- Over 30 levels to complete
This comedic adventure through the ages all gets started when Granny hires an exterminator to deal with a pesky rodent problem in her basement. Working for Jet Age Pest Control, Daffy Duck arrives aiming to help, but only makes the situation worse. While attempting to capture a mouse perched atop Granny's Time Regulator, Daffy dislodges the Time Gem, sending him hurtling back in time. This triggers an explosion that breaks time itself, sending the machine's gears flying through time. Interrupted by all the commotion, Bugs Bunny pops out of his hole, only to be swept away by Granny's pet, Taz. Taz brings Bugs back to Granny, who immediately tasks the wise-cracking rabbit with rescuing Daffy, recovering the Time Gem, and repairing the Time Regulator. To do so, Bugs and Taz will have to travel through four distinct eras of time, collecting gears and rescuing their friends along the way.
Fun, colorful, and full of collectibles to find, this Looney Tunes title is an entertaining 3D platformer. Similar to Spyro the Dragon or Gex, exploring the levels and collecting goodies is half the fun, with some puzzles and platforming for good measure. The entire game is playable in either single-player or two-player cooperative mode, with one character controlling Bugs and the other controlling Taz. Solo players can swap between the characters at any time, which is needed to solve puzzles and progress through the game. Both characters have unique abilities that can help navigate tricky sections, such as Bug's glide move or Taz's tornado spin.
There are four different areas that Bugs and Taz must clear, collecting gears and solving puzzles along the way. Each area is visually unique and represents a different point in time, including the Aztec, Viking, Arabian, and Transylvanian eras. There are four levels in each area, concluding with a big boss battle to finish off the zone. While platforming and gear collecting makes up most of your time, some levels are more puzzle-focused, and a few even include races and time trials. There's enough variety to keep you playing, even if the controls can feel a bit clunky at times.
While it can feel awkward to play at times, Bugs and Taz: Time Busters is a lighthearted and enjoyable platformer featuring some cool levels, fun characters, and lots of replayability.
The inclusion of two-player co-op is awesome, as it makes the game more entertaining and a bit easier to boot. There's a nice variety in gameplay styles and level design, and while some of the action can get repetitive, it's still a worthwhile ride for any fan of Looney Tunes.
- Themed levels are effective
- Lots of collectibles
- Unique character abilities
- Controls are clunky
- The visuals have poorly aged
- Combat is bland
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Two of Warner Bros. finest team up to iron out some historical wrinkles in this mid-November release from Infogrames. Players can expect appearances from Granny, Tweety, Yosemite Sam and several other old favorites as they guide Bugs and Taz along. Advancement is based on collecting coin-like items scattered throughout each level, so fans of Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie stay tuned.