Read the full review here.
“When all the factors are boiled down (into rabbit stew, you could say), Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Blowout is an average game, almost archetypically so.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.
There were a lot of platform games made for the NES; video games where the protagonist travels from left to right in two dimensions while jumping over gaps and attacking enemies. Some of these titles were terrible, while others were great. To me, Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout exemplifies the basic, average formula for a platformer. Have a boss fight after each level, vary the level design and enemies, make the protagonist recognizable (in this case even a licensed character to boot), and there you go. If anyone ever asks you what you mean by a “platformer” or what an average NES video game looks like, show them Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout. Worth playing, potentially enjoyable, some people like it? Yes. All-time great, well-remembered classic, innovative genre-redefining title? No.