Bubba 'n' Stix

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Bubba 'n' Stix
Developer(s) Core Design
Publisher(s) Tengen
Designer(s) Simon Phipps
Platform(s) Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis, Amiga, Amiga CD32
Release date(s) 1994
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single player
Distribution Cartridge
3½ inch Floppy
CD-ROM

Bubba 'n' Stix is a 2-D side-scrolling platform game for the Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga and Amiga CD32 developed and released by Core Design. The Genesis version was released by Tengen in the United States and featured a promotional tie-in with the Bubblicious bubble gum brand.

The player controls Bubba, a redneck character, who is accompanied by a sentient stick named Stix. Stix can be used in various ways to help Bubba defeat enemies and get past obstacles: for instance, Stix can be thrust into a hole in the side of a platform so that Bubba can climb higher.

Development[edit]

According to designer Simon Phipps, originally Core Design had wanted a "moody, dark and atmospheric" game featuring an adventurer wielding a multipurpose stick. It became apparent to him that a realistic approach to the design was not feasible. As a result, Phipps, along with collaborator Billy Allison sketched out a large number of mostly outlandish uses for the game's central tool. After reviewing the drawings, Core subsequently gave the go ahead to develop the game.[1]

The game's protagonist started out as a green long-necked alien and went through several iterations until the developers settled on Bubba.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bubba 'n' Stix Videogame Design". simonphipps.com. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 

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