Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind

From Sega Retro


Bubsy Title.png
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Accolade
Sound driver: Accolade sound driver
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$59.9559.95[1] T-119026
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
£39.9939.99[4][5] T-119026-50
Sega Mega Drive

Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind is a Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo platform game released by Accolade in 1993. It is the first in the Bubsy the Bobcat series, and was released at the height of the "mascot wars" in which company mascots like Mario and Sonic were starring in popular video games.

Bubsy was created by Michael Berlyn, and during production was hyped up to be "the next Sonic the Hedgehog" only to receive mixed reviews from critics. It did, however, spawn a number of sequels including Bubsy II, and a pilot was made for a cartoon series featuring the character.

In Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind there are fifteen levels in which Bubsy must defeat the evil Woolies who have stolen balls of yarn.



Bubsy Chapter1 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter1.png
Chapter 1 - Cheese Wheels of Doom
Bubsy Chapter2 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter2.png
Chapter 2 - Forbidden Plummet
Bubsy Chapter3 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter3.png
Chapter 3 - A Bridge Too Fur
Bubsy Chapter4 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter4.png
Chapter 4 - Fair Conditioning
Bubsy Chapter5 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter5.png
Chapter 5 - Night of the Bobcat
Bubsy Chapter6 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter6.png
Chapter 6 - Our Furless Leader
Bubsy Chapter7 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter7.png
Chapter 7 - The Good, The Bad and The Woolies
Bubsy Chapter8 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter8.png
Chapter 8 - A Fistful of Yarn
Bubsy Chapter9 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter9.png
Chapter 9 - Dances With Woolies
Bubsy Chapter10 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter10.png
Chapter 10 - Beavery Careful
Bubsy Chapter11 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter11.png
Chapter 11 - Rock Around the Croc
Bubsy Chapter12 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter12.png
Chapter 12 - Claws for Alarm
Bubsy Chapter13 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter13.png
Chapter 13 - Eye of the Bobcat
Bubsy Chapter14 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter14.png
Chapter 14 - No Time to Paws
Bubsy Chapter15 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter15.png
Chapter 15 - Lethal Woolie
Bubsy Chapter16 Intro.png
Bubsy Chapter16.png
Chapter 16 - A Farewell to Woolies

Production credits

  • Produced By: John A.S. Skeel, Cynthia Kirkpatrick
  • Design: Michael Berlyn
  • Additional Design: Cynthia Kirkpatrick, John A.S. Skeel, D. Scott Williamson
  • Art Design: Beckett Gladney
  • Bubsy Design and Animation: Ken Macklin
  • Music Composition: Matt Berardo
  • Programming by: Solid Software, Al Baker, D. Scott Williamson
  • Bubsy's Voice: Brian Silva
  • Animation and Backgrounds: Adrian Bourne, Beckett Gladney, Ken Macklin, Michael McLaughlin
  • Additional Animation and Backgrounds: Frank Cirocco, Scott Heckenlively, Kathy Rudis, Gail Redmond, Taunya Schiffer, Jeff Sturgeon
  • Music Conversion: Rudy Helm
  • Assistant Producer: James "Mad Dog" Kucera
  • Quality Assurance: Scott "Banzai" Barnes, Steve "Toon" Graziano
  • Additional Programming: Robert Calfee

Magazine articles

Main article: Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind/Promotional material.


Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №23, p116/117
81 [6]
93 [7]
83 [8]
74 №13, p24-26
78 №12, p36/37
87 №5, p20/21
90 [9]
80 №2, p52-55
74 №20, p48-50
80 [10]
86 [11]
92 [12]
69 [13]
81 №23, p72/73
84 [14]
88 №8, p10
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
19 reviews
Mega Drive, US
Bubsy MD US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBubsy md us cover.jpg
Bubsy MD US Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, EU
Bubsy MD EU Box.jpg
Bubsy MD EU Cart.jpg
Mega Drive, FR

Bubsy MD FR Manual.pdf
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, AU
Bubsy MD AU back.jpgNospine.pngBubsy MD AU front.jpg
Mega Drive, AU (Silver)
Bubsy MD AU silver cover.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 3e30d365
MD5 a603f331d2d8700543a67c60342e38f7
SHA-1 719140754763e5062947ef9e76ee748cfad38202
2MB 1993-06 Cartridge (US/EU)


Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Bubsy Title.png

Main page | Comparisons | Maps | Hidden content | Magazine articles | Reception | Promotional material | Region coding