Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue
|Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue|
European PlayStation 2 Cover Art
|Publisher(s)||EA Games (Console)
Krome Studios (PC)
|Platform(s)||PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Microsoft Windows|
|Release||PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue is the second title in the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Advance developed by Krome Studios and published by EA Games in 2004. It was released in North America on October 12, 2004 and later released in PAL regions on November 5, 2004. The game was followed by Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan in 2005.
Ty is set in Southern Rivers, a rural countryside containing many small divisions, such as Bush Rescue HQ, Burramudgee, and various small areas. The game has an open-ended world design, allowing Ty to explore all of the environment driving a truck within the road pathways. While most gameplay is on foot, the player occasionally uses vehicles/objects, which include trucks, mechanical body suits, submarines, turrets and go-karts.
The game progresses by completing missions, which can range from helping town citizens to delivering items from one point to another, destroying crucial objects, and defeating certain enemies/bosses. After completing every few missions, one crucial storyline mission follows, which progresses your game further and unlocks new areas. One of Ty's trademark attacks are boomerangs, of which two can be thrown at one time to defeat enemies, glide after jumps/falls, manipulate objects, create/clear pathways, and utilize objects for maneuvers. Ty can also use the bite attack, which lunges himself at the nearest enemy, crate, or object with a large jaw chomp. There is Sly's Boomerang Shop in Burramudgee where opals are spent to get more powerful boomerangs.
Following from where Ty the Tasmanian Tiger left off, Ty defeats the cassowary Boss Cass by using the Doomerang given by his brother Sly in the previous game. Boss Cass is detained as a result of that incident. After Ty retrieves the last talisman, his family returns from the Dreamtime and Rainbow Cliffs is saved.
Some time after Cass' first defeat, Ty and his girlfriend Shazza are informed by Ranger Ken that Boss Cass has escaped from Currawong Jail and has set up his own country called Cassopolis, saying that he has diplomatic immunity. Dennis, the Australian green tree frog, has formed "Bush Rescue", an organization to stop Cass. As part of Bush Rescue, Ty goes on a number of missions all around the Southern Rivers such as transporting valuable items, rescuing civilians, and stopping Cass's evil lizard minions. On one mission, Ty has to face Patchy the Cybersaur (an Ankylosaurus with robotic enhancements on his head, tail, and back) who was sent by Fluffy: Cass' new assistant who is a thorny devil. Then while trying to stop a fire on an oil platform, Fluffy uses Buster, a monster formed by yellow nanobots joining together, to distract Ty so she could steal a shadow drive from the rig. Cass then uses the drive to mix warm blooded strength from mammals with the lizard's cold blooded ferocity and weapons to make "Uber Repitles". During a battle with Fluffy, Ty manages to steal a Data N.U.T. and gives it to Julius the koala, Bush Rescue's lead scientist, for analysis. From the N.U.T., Cass' evil plan is revealed just as Cass kidnaps Burramudgee to use their warm blood for "Uber Reptiles" Ty, Sly, and Shazza go to his lair to stop him. Shazza uses a standard Battle Bunyip, Sly uses his custom-made "Missile Bunyip", and Ty uses the new Shadow Bunyip. After once again defeating Patchy and Buster, Sly and Shazza go to free the residents of Burramudgee and Ty goes to defeat Boss Cass. Just before she leaves, Shazza gives Ty a kiss for luck. Ty and Cass then face off in the middle of a volcano. Cass summons a bunch of green nanobots capable of joining together into a long armed robot to destroy Ty but he destroys it and defeats Cass. Once they get back, Ty, Sly, and Shazza receive medals of bravery and honor. Later Boss Cass is seen in prison carrying out lunch duty and serving food to all of his lizard minions.
It was announced in 2004 that Film Roman and Krome Studios was developing an animated series based on the video game series. No further reports, however, have been made since then, and the project is believed to be cancelled.
- Donald Bohannon (July 15, 2004). "Krome readies Ty for prime time". GameSpot. Retrieved June 19, 2012.