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Submission #4988: Solarplex's PSX Bubsy 3D in 23:05.28

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: Bubsy 3D
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Bubsy 3D [NTSC-U].img
Emulator: BizHawk 1.11.4
Movie length: 23:05.28
FrameCount: 82137
Re-record count: 9584
Author's real name: Michael C.
Author's nickname: Solarplex
Submitter: solarplex
Submitted at: 2016-01-27 06:43:23
Text last edited at: 2016-01-31 19:20:35
Text last edited by: Spikestuff
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Status: published
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Bubsy 3D, A speedrun was shown to me from Awful Games Done Quick and it seemed up my alley after already doing other awful games such as Superman 64! So of course I was ready to take on this challenge!

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.11.4 (TAStudio!)
  • Bios: PSX U BIOS (U) PSX BIOS (Version 3.0 11/18/96 A)
    • PSX - SCPH7003.BIN 524288 sha1:0555C6FAE8906F3F09BAF5988F00E55F88E9F30B
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Abuse game physics


Wall climbing is the only major trick in this game, basically standing at almost any degree of slope and pressing up against the mountains as if you were strafing, you can climb out of bounds and basically skip the entirety of the game.

Propeller Trick: Glide on top of a propeller while being pinned under a platform, this will shoot you high up in the air and allow you to get across the level quicker in certain areas.

Movement: Think of Bubsy like he's a race car. When he picks up speed, it takes time to turn. And when he is slow, this car ain't movin very fast.

Jumping: Delayed. Holding 'Triangle' allows you to glide, slows you down but is helpful to get you farther to those ledges.

Shooting: Only when you hold down the aim/fire button while near/hitting an atom. Somehow doesn't work when you land on top of the atom.

Dodge/Block: Never used.

Special Thanks

  • Thanks Spikestuff for showing me the game.
  • Thanks UltraJMan for running the game and showing off the game at Awful Games Done Quick 2012!

Video Below has had loading times removed!

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Samsara: What could possibly go wrong?

Samsara: Whoa, are you still playing this thing? Hey, whatever blows your hair back.

While the game itself may be cat-astrophically bad, the run was as well. Haha, just kitten. The run was great, I didn't even feel the need to paws it and do something else, which is how most people react to Bubsy. I didn't even tabby over to another window, my eyes were as claws to the screen as possible the entire time. My ears, on the other hand, suf-furred greatly. An unfurtunate loss, to be sure, but I'll be fine. At least meow I can claim disability. I'll let this run glide on over to Moons, as the audience seemed to yowl with delight over it.

...Hey, I didn't write this stuff! My contract does not mention pain! That's it, I'm outta here! You can't make me!

Spikestuff: (mimics) What could possibly go wrong?

The game dumps as an interlace encode. Shit.

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