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Buck Bumble

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Released: 1998

Genre: Shoot-’em-up

Format reviewed: Nintendo 64

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: Argonaut

Submitted by: Alec Foots

This is one that has probably been lost for a while now. I played this loads on my best friends 64 when we were full from mariokart and goldeneye. The first thing that stuck us was the title tune a 2step garage tune with the lyrics, “back once again it's time to rock with the biggedy buck bumble” we spent a while before pressing start just to listen to it!

Anyway on to the game I put it in the shoot em up but it was more than that. Taking a 3rd person view behind the eponymous hero you mostly flew around shooting other radioactive insects but you could land and walk around too. The strategic element was mainly in getting the right weapon for certain enemies. Although we never completed it it did feel like a massive world and one that I will be exploring again soon.

As well as the single player there are two multiplayer modes a deathmatch and football but these never got much time but I have heard the football was a right laugh.