The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout, known in Japan and on the title screen as Happy Birthday Bugs (ハッピーバースディ・バッグス) and in Europe as The Bugs Bunny Blowout, is the title of a Kemco video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990.
|The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout|
North American cover art
Kemco (Japan, Europe)
|Platform(s)||Nintendo Entertainment System|
It is Bugs Bunny's 50th birthday anniversary. However his friends, who were not invited feel envious and decide to prevent Bugs from getting to his birthday party. By the time Bugs reaches his house, it turns out that his friends were playing tricks on him to stall him until they got his party ready.
The game is a side-scrolling adventure game where players control Bugs Bunny on a quest to get to his 50th birthday party. He is armed with a mallet that he can swing at various enemies to defeat them, deflect certain projectiles or destroy bricks. He can also collect hearts to restore his health and carrots for bonus points. He can also land on top of enemies without getting damaged. At the end of most levels, Bugs Bunny has to use his mallet to defeat a Warner Brothers cartoon character such as Foghorn Leghorn, Sylvester, or the Tasmanian Devil. These other Looney Tunes characters are trying to stop Bugs because they are all jealous that Bugs gets all the attention. Porky Pig, Road Runner, Speedy Gonzales and Marvin the Martian do not appear in the game. The gameplay is very similar to Super Mario Bros. 2, another game for NES.
Despite the name on the packaging, the North American and European releases retain the game's Japanese title on the game's title screen, Happy Birthday Bugs.
Spanish magazine Super Juegos gave the game 72.6. Brazilian magazine VideoGame gave the game four out of five stars. French magazine Joypad gave the game 80%. Italian magazine Consolemania gave it 77.
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- "Sistema Nintendo". VideoGame. Vol. 1 no. 2. Sigla. 1991. p. 28.