Today’s Way Back Wednesday is one I literally just scrolled my mouse and landed on out of the game I have chosen to do Way Back Wednesday’s about. Bucky O’Hare was a cartoon and toy that I remember as a kid, but I never watched it or had any of the toys. I do believe that it fell in the time that I was a pre-teen, but the cartoon either came on too early or at a time that another cartoon was on. In any case all I went into this game is that the main character was a rabbit named Bucky O’Hare.

I mentioned that the cartoon possibly didn’t interest me and after reading through the story set up the game’s story didn’t seem to interest me either. For the most part there is a bad guy threatening the planet where Bucky’s friends live and you have the option to play as Bucky or one of three other friends during this adventure to save them. There is Bucky, a female rabbit, a robot and a four armed duck because why the hell not. I’m not sure where this game lands in regards to Battletoads, but all the enemies are Frogs or Toads and they really don’t like you. The game offers three buttons to use, one for attack, one for jump and one for a bomb which you can use a limited amount of times. Later on during the game I found that if you hit the jump and attack button you can do a powerful move that doesn’t drain your power, so I tried to spam it as much as possible. The levels are all side scrolling based with some that allow you to go up and down on a designated path. Each level is accompanied by a boss that takes a considerable amount of damage. Even if you save your bombs and use them a couple of times, the bosses will start to slowly blink red and then take a lot more damage before it ends up being defeated. As you progress there are a lot of characters called by their first name, and I suppose if you watch the cartoon you’d know who they were so I just zoned out when they came on the screen.

The can be completed pretty quickly as long as you have unlimited “quarters” like I did, because the enemies seem to just destroy you when you get hit by anything. I’m not sure how the co-cop would be, but I think the game would be completed in about the same time. This isn’t a great game, nor was it a fun game in any way. Buckyt O’Hare is one of those games that someone would get you as a last minute gift on the way to your birthday party, only to have you play it with a game genie because you didn’t care enough about the game to try.

By Taylor

Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.

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