The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle

a game by Seika
Genre: Arcade Classics
Platforms: NESNES, GameBoy
Editor Rating: 6.8/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 8.7/10 - 6 votes
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See also: Disney Games, Bugs Bunny Games

Once again, Bugs Bunny hops from Looney Tunes to the Crazy Castle. In Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle II, Bugs is out to save Honey Bunny, his long time love, who's been kidnapped by the Wicked Witch and whisked away to her castle.

Just like a Bugs Bunny cartoon, there's nothing complex about this action puzzler. The Witch's castle is full of mazes, which are full of obstacles and "wascally" ‘toon enemies. While evading or fighting these guys, you must find eight keys hidden on each level and then find the door they open to move on to another level.

It sounds easy and for the most part it is, except that there are 28 levels! At least you get a simple four-letter password after completing a level.

Looney Tune All-Stars

The graphics are nothing special although all of your Warner Bros. favorites make an appearance. You see the entire level onscreen in a side view. You'll recognize Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, and Sylvester the Cat instantly. Don't let these familiar faces fool you, though. They're all out to get you!

The simple sounds should have "taken a left an Albuquerque". They aren't up to par with the rest of the game.

ProTips:

  • If you're having trouble with a level, try punching in simple household-type words such as "GAME" or "SHIR"

  • If a certain villain consistently bugs Bugs, use this trick to evade him. Wait until he enters a staircase or a pipe, and then enter that staircase or pipe from the opposite end. You'll pass right by him without being harmed.

Rabbit Aids

Nobody can get himself out of a jam like Bugs, but this time he needs a few tools to save the day. The handiest item is the Bopper which shatters blocks. Other items include bombs, an invincible potion, a pickaxe to help you climb over unbreakable blocks, safes, crates, and 10-ton weights to shove onto your adversaries. Though they're sometimes out in plain view, these items are usually stashed behind doors.

Some rooms are empty. To turn nothing into something, use the doorway as a way to freeze enemies for a few seconds. Simply enter a room, turn around, walk back out again, and the enemies will be frozen.

What's Up, Doc

We all know no one can out for the Wascally Wabbit. Maybe that's why you don't have to strain many of your own strategy and action skills to rescue Honey Bunny. Although it may be a bit on the easy side for experts, it's a great game for youngsters at beginning to intermediate skill levels, especially considering the characters involved. And th... th... th... that's all, folks!

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NES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Gameboy

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Bugs Bunny has long been known for his wit and his ability to get himself out of a pinch. Now, trapped in a castle, he has to wiggle his way through 60 levels' worth of close calls to reach his beloved Honey Bunny.

In The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, Sylvester the cat, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, and Yosemite Sam all gang up against Bugs. One touch from any of these cartoon characters and Bugs is a goner. Fortunately, Bugs starts each game with five lives. After his fifth life, a password option allows you to resume play on any level you've already completed.

To defend himself, Bugs can don boxing gloves, drink carrot juice forinvisibility, and push large objects onto his rival cartoon critters. Most of the time, though, Bugs can simply outrun his foes, who move at the speed of a fast walk.

Carrots are found in various nooks and crannies on each level. To advance, Bugs must collect all the carrots. There are basically three types of levels: those with lots of stairs, those with lots of doors, and those with lots of pipes. The pipes provide Bugs a quick way to get out of trouble (and sometimes into trouble). All he has to do is jump up or down into a pipe, and he'll be transported to a new spot - preferably near carrots or weapons.

The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is ideal for novices and younger players. The graphics are fairly good, and though the game is short on creativity, it's fun. Pushing an object onto an unsuspecting Sylvester is definitely a lark.

The similarity between levels is disappointing, however. There's not enough variety or difference in difficulty to motivate players to move all the way to the 60th level. Some screens are trickier than others, but all can be conquered with relative ease. The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle will challenge beginners, but probably won't hold the interest of more sophisticated gamers.

What's up Doc? Well, everybody's favorite rabbit is out to save his sweetie, Honey Bunny, from Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, and even Wile E. Coyote. To rescue her Bugs has to work his way through 80 levels of spooky rooms, creepy chambers, creaking stairs, and more drainpipes than you can shake a carrot at. But with the help of a few cargo crates, some boxing gloves, and a magic potion or two that "cwazy wabbit" and Honey Bunny will be snuggling again in no time at all.

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