Remember Aero the Acrobat? Awesome Possum? How about Wonderdog? The 16-bit era was flooded with such me-too mascots from a wide range of publishers, largely spurred on by the incredible success of Sonic and Mario. As is the case when a single idea takes over the market, there simply wasn't enough of an audience to make all of these characters successful, and many fell by the wayside pretty swiftly. However, some managed to cling on despite their questionable quality, and one such individual is Bubsy the Bobcat.
Now to be fair, Bubsy's debut wasn't all that bad. Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind arrived on the SNES in 1993 and offered a viable alternative for those who had become bored of Sega and Nintendo's million-selling mascots. However, by the time the largely terrible Bubsy 3D: Furbitten Planet arrived on the PlayStation three years later, the bobcat had well and truly outstayed his welcome, and has been largely forgotten ever since.
Until now, that is - our friends over at iretrogamer.com have put together a video which looks at the Bubsy series and reminds just how annoying the character was. Have a watch and let us know if it has rekindled any memories you'd rather have forgotten, or if you're a secret fan of the wise-cracking feline.