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 and 1997.

Story

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Superfly, Bug, and Maggot Dog

After long negotiations with top Hollywood executives, Bug and his colleagues Maggot Dog and Superfly have just signed a six-picture deal, with all six movies to be filmed in a single day.

Gameplay

Bug Too! is 2.5D platform game that plays similarly to its predecessor but with some additions. Players can now choose from three selectable characters: Bug, his pet Maggot Dog, and the funky Superfly. The game also adds an two-player mode where players alternate playing the game and compete for high scores. The game takes place across six different worlds (represented by parody "movies"), each consisting of two to five levels (called "scenes"). Scenes can now be played in any order, which are selectable from a hub level, with a boss unlocking once every scene has been completed. The goal of each level is to find and jump on the "Bug Stop" at the end. Levels are maze-like and often contain branching paths or require the player to flip a switch or solve a simple puzzle to progress.

Gameplay takes place on track-like floating platforms, with borders around the path indicating edges that cannot be walked or jumped through. Characters walk using the D-Pad and can only move in one direction at a time. They run by holding Z while holding a direction. They jump with C and can hover momentarily by holding C while in midair. They duck with L or R. Enemies are defeated by jumping on them; many enemies require more than one hit to defeat. Characters can find items that give them a ranged spitting attack for the rest of the level, which is performed with B.

Characters have a health meter depicted as a bottle of "Bug Juice." They can sustain five hits from an enemy or hazard before losing a life, restarting from the beginning of the level or the last checkpoint. They lose a life instantly if they fall into a bottomless pit, if they are crushed, or if they touch lava.

Items

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Sugar Crystals, Doggie Bones, and Disco Balls
Collect 100 Sugar Crystals (for Bug), Doggie Bones (for Maggot Dog), or Disco Balls (for Superfly) to earn an extra life. If the player obtains 100 or more Blue Crystals in every level of the world, the player plays a special Flying Bumpercar bonus level after defeating the boss.
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Heart
Replenishes a fifth of the character's health.
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Bug Juice
Replenishes all of the character's health.
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1-Up
Gives the player an extra life.
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Clapper Board
Gives the player an extra continue.
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Spit Wad
Allows the character to spit deadly globs at enemies with B. It can be done while ducking or jumping. Green shoots a single glob, red shoots two globs at a time, blue shoots three globs in quick succession, and purple shoots bouncing globs. Lasts until the end of the level.
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Mushroom
Shrinks the character.
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Coin
Enters a bonus level.
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Statue
Collect 10 in a bonus level to earn an extra life.

Levels

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Weevil Dead 2
This world contains 3 levels.

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Lawrence of Arachnia
This world contains 5 levels.

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Antennae Day 4
This world contains 5 levels.

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Flee Wee's Big Adventure
This world contains 3 levels.

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Swatterworld
This world contains 2 levels.

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Cicada Night Fever
This world contains 2 levels.

Bonus Levels

The game has two types of bonus levels.

If the player collects 100 collectibles in every level of the world, the player enters the Flying Bumpercar bonus level after defeating the boss. The player controls the character driving a flying bumpercar. The D-Pad moves in any direction; the vertical controls are inverted so that Up dives and Down climbs. The player must fly through the rings to reach the end; the bonus level ends if the bumpercar fails to fly through a ring or collides with a ring. The player earns a continue if the bumpercar makes it to the end of the level.

There are also bonus levels that can be entered within each level by finding a Coin. These bonus levels vary in gameplay, but the goal of each is to collect as many statues as possible. Every ten statues collected earns an extra life. The bonus level ends if the character takes damage or time runs out.

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Falling

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Pyramid

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Space race

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Pyramid

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Slots

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Falling

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
Bug Too Saturn credits.pdf
[8]

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 [9]
Sega Saturn
65
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
576 KByte (HU)
81
[10]
Consoles + (FR) PAL
92
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
74
[12]
Freak (IL)
76
[13]
Gambler (PL)
76
[14]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[15]
Intelligent Gamer (US)
50
[16]
Joypad (FR)
88
[17]
Kiber Zona (LT)
73
[18]
Level (TR)
75
[19]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
68
[20]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
85
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
76
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
83
[6]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
25
[23]
Player One (FR)
83
[24]
Secret Service (PL)
0
[25]
Sega Magazin (DE)
79
[26]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
70
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[28]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
60
[29]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
59
[30]
Strana Igr (RU)
60
[31]
Ultra Game Players (US)
45
[32]
Video Games (DE) PAL
84
[33]
Sega Saturn
69
Based on
25 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
[34]
Génération 4 (FR)
33
[35]
Gry Komputerowe (PL)
50
[36]
Kiber Zona (LT)
73
[37]
Riki (SK)
89
[38]
Score (CZ)
70
[39]
Secret Service (PL)
40
[40]
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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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. File:Bug Too Saturn credits.pdf
  9. GamesMaster, "May 1997" (UK; 1997-04-16), page 70
  10. 576 KByte, "Június 1997" (HU; 1997-xx-xx), page 42
  11. Consoles +, "Février 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 118
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1997" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 61
  13. Freak, "2/97" (IL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  14. Gambler, "8/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  15. GamePro, "February 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 78
  16. Intelligent Gamer, "January 1997" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 67
  17. Joypad, "Février 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 98
  18. Kiber Zona, "Rugsejis 1997" (LT; 1997-xx-xx), page 5
  19. Level, "6/97" (TR; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  20. MAN!AC, "02/97" (DE; 1997-01-08), page 82
  21. Mega Force, "Juillet/Août 1997" (FR; 1997-0x-xx), page 62
  22. Mega Fun, "02/97" (DE; 1997-01-08), page 42
  23. Next Generation, "April 1997" (US; 1997-03-11), page 126
  24. Player One, "Février 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 94
  25. Secret Service, "Czerwiec 1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 66
  26. Sega Magazin, "März 1997" (DE; 1997-02-12), page 72
  27. Sega Power, "March 1997" (UK; 1997-02-12), page 40
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "February 1997" (UK; 1997-01-16), page 70
  29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-03 (1997-02-14)" (JP; 1997-01-31), page 154
  30. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 16
  31. Strana Igr, "Mart 1997" (RU; 1997-xx-xx), page 67
  32. Ultra Game Players, "February 1997" (US; 1997-01-28), page 83
  33. Video Games, "2/97" (DE; 1997-01-22), page 90
  34. 576 KByte, "Július-Augusztus 1997" (HU; 1997-xx-xx), page 50
  35. Génération 4, "Juin 1997" (FR; 1997-0x-xx), page 238
  36. Gry Komputerowe, "6/1997" (PL; 1997-xx-xx), page 1
  37. Kiber Zona, "Rugsejis 1997" (LT; 1997-xx-xx), page 5
  38. Riki, "Jul-August 1997" (SK; 1997-08-24), page 50
  39. Score, "Cervenec 1997" (CZ; 1997-07-01), page 1
  40. Secret Service, "Styczeń 1998" (PL; 1998-xx-xx), page 25


Bug Too!

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Prereleases:
Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1996-08-12



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