Welcome to this week's, "Sequel, Spin Off, Start Over or Stay Dead?" Each week Diehard GameFAN is going to look at a dormant franchise that was once pretty popular, but for some reason has disappeared into the sands of time. Diehard GameFAN staffers will have four options for what they want to have happen to the series and you can see them in the title of this piece.
This week, they're visiting the 2D platforming mascot retirement home located in Videoland. Hey, look, it's Mario, Sonic and, over there, it's Bonk! Wait … who is that in the corner? Where are its pants? Is that a bobcat wearing a T-Shirt with an exclaimation point on it gnawing on yarn and mumbling to itself? Why, yes, it's Bubsy! If you'll recall, our supply of yarn balls has been kept safe from the alien race of the planet Rayon during the invasion of 1993 and who could forget when he saved time itself from a greedy pig in 1994, rescued the alternate reality of classic storybook tales in 1994 and was featured on the same cart as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in Europe in 1995? What's that? You only remember his 3D game that led to him filing bankruptcy and disappearing into the annals of time (a trailer park in Blaine, Missouri)? It might be possible some of our readers have no idea who Bubsy the Bobcat is, but, thankfully, it seems most of the Diehard GameFAN staff is well-versed on the subject. With a total of four games in the platforming realm, Bubsy definitely had to have some claim to fame, so why don't we see him anymore? Is it his time to return with the sudden surge of platforming titles or should those nails stay firmly fastened into his gaming career coffin?