Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters

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Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters
Bugs and Taz Time Busters Game Cover.jpg
PAL Cover featuring Taz and Bugs Bunny
Developer(s) Artificial Mind and Movement
Publisher(s) Infogrames
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Composer(s) Gilles Léveillé
Platform(s)
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • NA: November 24, 2000
  • EU: November 24, 2000
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: September, 2000
  • EU: December 8, 2000
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single Player, Two player cooperative (PlayStation)[1]

Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters is the second Looney Tunes video game for the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Windows and is an indirect sequel to Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time. It also came on a Twin Pack CD bundled with Wacky Races in 2003.[2]

Plot[edit]

While on duty as the top pest controller for "Jet Age Pest Control," Daffy Duck accidentally breaks Granny's Time Regulator and is thrown back in time with the core of this machine, a precious Time Gem. The time regulator goes haywire, hurtling various residents of different eras in time across time and space, and the gears that help the regulator function are scattered as well. Bugs Bunny arrives at Granny's house, and is tasked with finding the Time Gem, the gears, the lost characters, and Daffy with Granny's pet Taz.

Gameplay[edit]

The object of the game is to collect all the gears scattered around the levels and progress through all five different eras. The gameplay plays much the same as Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time, retaining Bugs' traits, but introducing new ones to Taz, as well as a co-op mode where one player can control Bugs, with the other controlling Taz; alternatively, the game can be played single-player, with the player having to switch between controlling Bugs and Taz throughout the game. Both characters need to be used to make use of their unique abilities to make areas accessible and defeat certain enemies.

All Eras are accessed from the central hub level Granwich. Once an era has been completed of its levels, a boss must be confronted and defeated in order to unlock the next era. After the last era is completed, the player is given two different endings based on if all gears were collected. If all gears are not collected, the player can choose to continue playing to collect the remaining gears.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS) 74.95%[3]
(PC) 70%[4]
Metacritic (PS) 72/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame (PS) 3.5/5 stars[6]
(PC) 3/5 stars[7]
EGM 7.67/10[8]
Game Informer 8.5/10[9]
GameSpot 7.5/10[10]
GameZone 8/10[11]
IGN (PS) 7.9/10[12]
(PC) 6.8/10[13]
OPM (US) 3/5 stars[14]
PC Zone 67%[15]

The game was met with average reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 74.95% and 72 out of 100 for the PlayStation version,[3][5] and 70% for the PC version.[4] Frank Provo, writing for GameSpot, gave the game a score of 7.5/10, writing that "it does an excellent job of capturing the humor and personality that the Looney Tunes franchise embodies."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters - PlayStation". IGN. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters / Wacky Races for Playstation (2002)". MobyGames. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters for PlayStation Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Jon. "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (PS) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 17 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Jones, Carolyn. "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (PC) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 17 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  8. ^ EGM Staff (April 2001). "Bugs and Taz in Time Busters [sic] (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Archived from the original on 21 April 2001. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Reiner, Andrew (February 2001). "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (PS)". Game Informer (94). Archived from the original on 21 January 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Provo, Frank (8 January 2001). "Bugs & Taz: Time Busters Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  11. ^ Courtney, Rita (2 March 2001). "Bugs Bunny & Taz Time Busters Review on PC". GameZone. Archived from the original on 16 February 2005. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Zdyrko, David (20 December 2000). "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (PS)". IGN. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  13. ^ Lopez, Vincent (1 March 2001). "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  14. ^ Steinman, Gary (February 2001). "Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters (PS)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 April 2001. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  15. ^ Shoemaker, Richie (2000). "PC Review: Bugs Bunny & Taz: Time Busters". PC Zone. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 

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