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This is the first game in the Bubsy series. For other games in the series see the Bubsy category.

Box artwork for Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind.
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Year released1993
System(s)Sega Genesis, SNES
Followed byBubsy 2
ModesSingle player
Super Bubsy
Developer(s)ATI Technologies
Year released1995
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Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind was released January 1, 1993 by Accolade, for the SNES and Sega Genesis. It was later released for Windows in 1995 as Super Bubsy. The plot focuses on a race of fabric-stealing aliens called "Woolies", who have stolen the world's yarn ball supply (especially Bubsy's, who owns the world's largest collection). Naturally, Bubsy does not take too kindly to the theft and sets out to "humble" the Woolies.


The game features five main worlds with three levels in each, and a final level after completion of the first 15 levels. A password is given at the end of each world, which can be used to continue the game after getting a "game over". In this game, "continues" are special items which must be found.

There are several cartoon-like animations in the game. If Bubsy collides with a wall at high speed, he becomes disoriented with a comical bird effect appearing above his head—this is one of only two "injuries" that doesn't kill him; the other is being frozen solid for a few seconds by an ice cream cone, which he then thaws from. After sliding down a water slide if the player dose not press any buttons Bubsy will shake the water off himself leaving his fur frizzed up for a few seconds. The third world, which features a western desert theme, has similarities to a Wily E. Coyote/Roadrunner episode.

Genesis box art

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