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Bug Too!
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn, PC
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 GS-9128
Sega Saturn
US
$? 81040
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.99[1] MK81040-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F MK81040-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? MK81040-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas MK81040-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$59.97 193336



Windows PC
US
$? 11016
Windows PC
UK
£29.99[4]
Windows PC
FR
?F
Windows PC
DE
DM ?
Windows PC
ES
?Ptas
Windows PC
KR
₩? ?



Bug Too!, called Bug Too! Motto Motto Jump Shite, Fundzukechatte, Pecchanko (バグ・トゥー! もっともっとジャンプして、ふんづけちゃって、ぺっちゃんこ) in Japan, is a sequel to Bug!. It was developed by Realtime Associates and SegaSoft, and was published for the Sega Saturn and PC in 1996/1997.

Bug Too! features the return of Bug complete with even bigger movie parodies, more playable characters and a greater variety in level themes.

Story

After long negotiations with top Hollywood execs, Bug has just been assigned a six flick deal. As director of all his new projects, your job is to see to it that Bug and his new squishy costars - lightning tongued Maggot Dog and the funktified Superfly - give award-winning performances. And with a cast of totally professional arachnids to work with, you should have no problem bringing home the coveted Blippie Award. (Should being the operative word here!)

Gameplay

Bug Too! features the same gameplay as the first game with a few additions. Players now have the ability to 'hover' in the air to make longer jumps. Bug can also run with the press of a button to make the player travel much quicker through a level. Bug Too! also features two other playable characters including the ever funky Superfly and his pet, Maggot Dog. The game allows for up to 2 players to play alternatively.

Worlds

Weevil Dead 2
Lawrence of Arachnia
Antennae Day 4
Flee-Wee's Big Adventure
Swatterworld
Cicada Night Fever

History

Versions

Similarly to its predecessor, the PC version of Bug Too! sees several cutbacks over the Sega Saturn original, including a drop to 256 colours and missing fogging effects to hide geometry pop-in. Scanlines are added to all full motion video sequences, presumably to help mask the limited colour palette.

The fog in Weevil Dead 2 is also much more striking, lacking the "texture" of the original game and being both brighter and "thicker", making it harder to see gameplay. Loading times are generally reduced across the board, but more frequent frame rate drops occur even on high-end machines.

Production credits

Saturn version

  • Lead Programmer: Jim Schuler
  • Programmers: Gil Villarreal, Tim Winnegar, Simon Clarke, Joe Minowitz
  • Additional Programmers: Kyle Riccio, Mona Elzankaly, Martin Jajam
  • Level Designer: Scott Stoabs
  • Production Designer: Jeff Cook
  • Lead SGI Artist: Tom Grevera
  • SGI Artist: Dan Goldman, Kevin Tudish, Blair Wolf, Will Faust
  • Artists: Martine Gaudissart, Connie Goldman, Ann Petersen
  • Additional Artists: Samati Boonchitsitsak, Shelley Fuch, Tim W. Jones
  • Paper Animators: Jeff Cook, Joe Hawkins, Jerry Brice
  • Music Composer & Arranger: Greg Turner
  • Sound Designer: Wndy Kurko
  • Producer: Ann Lediaev
  • Assistant Producer: Heather N. Thompson
  • Production Assistants: Jake Watt, Kirk Lambert, Chris Rodrick, Scott Smith
  • Music Recording Studios: IMFR Studios Bellcanyon, CA, Front Page Recorders, Burbank, CA, Realtime Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • Music Mixing Studios: Front Page Recorders, Burbank, CA, Jandemonium Studios, North Hollywood, CA
  • Recording Engineer: Bob Tucker
  • Music Producer: Greg Turner
  • Additional Voice Editor: Tony Capelli
  • Voice Processing Assistance: Chad Norris
  • Producer: Marianne Arotzarena
  • Executive Producer: Steve Apour
  • Product Marketing: Seth Gerson
  • Game Analyst: Joe Cain
  • Additional Animation: Blam!
  • Video Compression: Eric Caplain
  • Video Sound Effects: Tony Berkeley of SMG
  • Video Compression & Sound Direction: Gordon Lyon
  • Lead Tester: Atom Ellis
  • Asssitant Leads: Don Carmichael, John Harlow, Benjamin Rubright
  • Testers: Jason Bartholomew, Elton Brown, Roger Deforest, David Dodge, Neil Hamburger, John Jansen, Cesar Lemus, Mark Paniagua, Kristian Sorge, David Wood


  • Character Voices:
    • Bug: John Frost
    • Maggot: Tim W. Jones
    • Superfly: Darryl Pollard
    • "The Agent": Mr. Birchum
    • Enemy Voices: Tim W. Jones, Perry Kiefer, John Frost
    • Character Voice Recording: Wood Holly Studios
  • Special Thanks To: The Bug One Team, John Grusd, Shippy Ohka, Kudo Tsunoda, Dave Warhol
  • And To: Dave Albert, Amoebaway Team, Bonus Cinema, Janine Cook, Digitainment, Inc., John Broenen, Jef Feltman, Marty Franz, Rosie Freeman, Gary Griffiths, Neil Kaplan, Debbie Kramer, Larry Loth, Willie Mangero, Jenny Martin, Sarah Mason, Steve Payne, Eric Rawlins, Maury Rosenfeld, Deb Robbins

Magazine articles

Main article: Bug Too!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65 №55, p70
50 №8, p65[5]
88 №61, p98/99
68
83 №53, p62-65[1]
83 №72, p90/91
85 №16, p70/71[6]
60 №1997-03, p152[7]
59 №, p14Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[8]
45 №94
Sega Saturn
69
Based on
10 reviews

Saturn, US
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Disc
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Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Inlay
Saturn, BR
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Cover

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Windows PC
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review

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PC, US
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Cover
PC, EU

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Jewel Case
PC, KR
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Cover

Technical information

Save data

The Sega Saturn version makes use of the Saturn's internal battery back-up to save progress. The game will save when an entire world is cleared.

Bug Too! Save Data
Name Comment File Size
BUG_TOO_SAV BUG TOO! 1

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:MeanMachinesSega53UK.pdf, page 62
  2. File:CVG UK 186.pdf, page 48
  3. Press release: 1997-04-04: Sega's Spring Line Up
  4. 4.0 4.1 Press release: 1997-06-03: Sega PC Hatches Bug Too! - Get Ready With The Fly Spray
  5. File:IntelligentGamer US 08.pdf, page 67
  6. File:SSM_UK_16.pdf, page 70
  7. File:SSM_JP_19970214_1997-03.pdf, page 154
  8. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 16


Games in the Bug! Series
Sega Saturn
Windows PC
Bug! (1995) | Bug Too! (1996)
LCD handheld game
Bug! (1997)
Sampler Discs
Sega Saturn
Bootleg Sampler (1995) | Bug! Playable Preview (1995) | Sega Screams Volume 1 (199x)