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Windows - 1995

Also available on: Windows 3.x - SEGA Saturn

Alt name バグ! ジャンプして、ふんづけちゃって、ぺっちゃんこ
Year 1995
Platform Windows
Released in Germany (1995)
United States (1996)
Genre Action
Theme Fantasy, Platform
Publisher SEGA Enterprises Ltd., SEGA Entertainment, Inc.
Developer Realtime Associates, Inc.
Perspectives Side view, Behind view
4.08 / 5 - 24 votes

Description of Bug!

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Bug! is an above-average 3D platformer from SEGA that could be much more fun.

Jennifer Reitz of Accursed Toys voiced her views that are similar to mine on this marginal underdog: "Bug! is essentially a 3D Sonic The Hedgehog or Mario starring an insect in the title role. Game play consists of jumping on enemies, spitting on them, and leaping from place to place, riding bubbles or jumping on springs, and collecting gems and powerups. Boss fights complete each game World. The story: Bug, a cartoon insect movie star, must complete his latest picture. The plot revolves around a black widow spider named Queen Cadavra, who has stolen away Bug's entire village of insects, it is up to the clownish Bug to save the town and whup the Queen. Bug! Is a mixed bag. On one hand, a marvelous 3D viewpoint, unique to the genre is used, excellent use of voice and some clever level designs, combined with amazing Boss fights, make Bug! a playable wonderment. On the other hand, the inability to save at any level makes play tedious, and not all levels are clever, so that the annoyance of repetition sets in. Bug! is a blend of brilliance and boredom, and with a little more effort, could have been truly great. As my faithful readers have come to know, missing greatness by a small margin tends to gall me. So often all that separates a classic from obscurity is a few extra weeks of design or effort.

The greatest failing of Bug! is simply that it starts out stunningly wonderful, but becomes routine. The levels are slightly too large, and the ability to save the game is too rare. The levels tend to repeat basic puzzles too often in new guises. This combination of flaws, keeps Bug! From the acclaim I wish I could give it. Bug! Is a good game, nearly great?.and it is a shame that such greatness was not actually reached.

I can recommend Bug!, with the caveats previously mentioned. It is amazing, and very fun, to a point. But, alas, tedium does set in after a while. Close, but not quite perfect. Definitely worth it on budget, snatch it up at once! At full price, well, think twice - probably worth it, but consider if there is something you might want more, first. Mostly Recommended."

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

JohneeBoy 2023-09-25 0 point Windows version

Bug! Used to be my and my kids' favorite game...I hope it works!

PiliBohle 2023-07-09 3 points Windows version

It works but without the music, only effects. How can I fix that?

Brno 2022-09-14 1 point Windows version

Worked after right-clicking the program and choosing to start in compatability mode, 256 colors and 640x480 resolution. Before I did that, i got an error message saying i needed to insert something in the CD drive.

Naomi L. 2022-04-22 2 points Windows version

How can i get sound?

Justin Luna 2021-09-03 -1 point Windows version

Bug! is awsome

Liontail8 2021-05-21 0 point Windows 3.x version

Fun Fact: The OS/2 Warp 4.x runs on Windows 3.x files. If you're using a virtual machine that supports disc files, put the file on it, and watch it run!

Aaron 2020-10-10 1 point

@LPOCKETS have you tried the RIP version or downloaded the ISO one too? I'm asking cause SEGA games back in the day used to have the OST on CD tracks after the data track and you should have the disk in the tray to play the game with music (guess it's called "live CD" in some regions).

LPockets 2020-07-31 1 point

@MYTHIAS Yes it runs for me, you just have to use compatibility mode and enable 256 colors. I can't seem to get the music to play, but everything else works.

Mythias 2019-11-02 -4 points

Will this run on Windows 10?

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Game Extras

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DemoEnglish version 145 MB

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