Bug Too!

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  • Sega Saturn
    NTSC-U
  • Sega Saturn
    NTSC-J
  • Sega Saturn
    PAL
  • Windows PC

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Bug Too!
System(s): Sega Saturn, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Windows PC
Sega PC
Developer:
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (11 tracks)
Genre: Action[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,8005,800 GS-9128
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
81040
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81040-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81040-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
PT
STJSE0490
Sega Saturn
UK
£39.9939.99[6] MK81040-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
229zł229
Sega Saturn
AU
OFLC: G
Sega Saturn
BR
R$59.9759.97 193336
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Windows PC
US
11016
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Windows PC
UK
£29.9929.99[7] MK 85039-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
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

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

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


Source:
In-game credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Bug Too!/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Saturn print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #89: "December 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65 [8]
Sega Saturn
65
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
81
[9]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
92
[10]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
74
[11]
Freak (IL)
76
[12]
Gambler (PL)
76
[13]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[14]
Intelligent Gamer (US)
50
[15]
Joypad (FR)
88
[16]
Kiber Zona (LT)
73
[17]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
68
[18]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
85
[19]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
76
[20]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
83
[6]
Player One (FR)
83
[21]
Secret Service (PL)
0
[22]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
70
[23]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[24]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
60
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
59
[26]
Strana Igr (RU)
60
[27]
Ultra Game Players (US)
45
[28]
Sega Saturn
70
Based on
21 reviews

Bug Too!

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
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Jewel Case
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Inlay
Saturn, US
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Cover
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Disc
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Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, PT

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Disc
Saturn, AU
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, BR
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Cover

PC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
77
[29]
Génération 4 (FR)
33
[30]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
50
[31]
Kiber Zona (LT)
73
[17]
Riki (SK)
89
[32]
Score (CZ)
70
[33]
Secret Service (PL)
40
[34]
Windows PC
62
Based on
7 reviews

Bug Too!

PC, US
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Cover
PC, EU

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Jewel Case
PC, KR
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Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
665,811,216 CD-ROM (EU) MK81040-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
649,013,232 1996-12-20 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9128 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
648,606,336 CD-ROM (US) 81040 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1996-08-12 CD-R Page

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

External links

  • Sega of America webpage: Saturn

References

  1. File:Bugtoo sat jp backcover.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-04 08:13)
  3. http://riehlspot.simplenet.com/vgame/new/saturn.html (Wayback Machine: 1999-02-21 17:22)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Press release: 1997-04-04: Sega's Spring Line Up
  5. Computer & Video Games, "May 1997" (UK; 1997-04-11), page 48
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines Sega, "March 1997" (UK; 1997-01-29), page 62
  7. 7.0 7.1 Press release: 1997-06-03: Sega PC Hatches Bug Too! - Get Ready With The Fly Spray
  8. GamesMaster, "May 1997" (UK; 1997-04-16), page 70
  9. 576 KByte, "Június 1997" (HU; 1997-xx-xx), page 42
  10. Consoles +, "Février 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 118
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1997" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 61
  12. Freak, "2/97" (IL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  13. Gambler, "8/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  14. GamePro, "February 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 78
  15. Intelligent Gamer, "January 1997" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 67
  16. Joypad, "Février 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 98
  17. 17.0 17.1 Kiber Zona, "Rugsejis 1997" (LT; 1997-xx-xx), page 5
  18. MAN!AC, "02/97" (DE; 1997-01-08), page 82
  19. Mega Force, "Juillet/Août 1997" (FR; 1997-0x-xx), page 62
  20. Mega Fun, "02/97" (DE; 1997-01-08), page 42
  21. Player One, "Février 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 94
  22. Secret Service, "Czerwiec 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 66
  23. Sega Power, "March 1997" (UK; 1997-02-12), page 40
  24. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-16), page 70
  25. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-03 (1997-02-14)" (JP; 1997-01-31), page 154
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 16
  27. Strana Igr, "Mart 1997" (RU; 1997-xx-xx), page 67
  28. Ultra Game Players, "February 1997" (US; 1997-01-28), page 83
  29. 576 KByte, "Július-Augusztus 1997" (HU; 1997-xx-xx), page 50
  30. Génération 4, "Juin 1997" (FR; 1997-0x-xx), page 238
  31. Gry Komputerowe, "6/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  32. Riki, "Jul-August 1997" (SK; 1997-08-24), page 50
  33. Score, "Cervenec 1997" (CZ; 1997-07-01), page 1
  34. Secret Service, "Styczeń 1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 25


Bug Too!

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Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
1996-08-12
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)