Almost every week Apple’s Games site profiles a different major game release for the Macintosh, and this week is no different. Apple’s Brad Cook turns his attention to Pangea Software’s Bugdom 2, the sequel to Pangea’s own best-selling 3D action game.
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Bugdom 2 isn’t a sequel, according to Pangea boss Brian Greenstone. He calls it “more of a spin-off,” since the game deals with a different hero (the young grasshopper Skip DeBoot), different plot (this time, the Bully Bug has stolen Skip’s backpack), and different gameplay.
Some things remain the same, though — the hallmarks of a classic Pangea game. Rich, colorful graphics, giant 3D environments to explore, and lots of action, as Skip makes his way through the back yard, through the house and elsewhere on a quest to catch up to the Bully Bug and retrieve his knapsack.
Along with the quest for the backpack, Skip must also help lost mice escape from mousetraps, and he can get help from friends like Sam the Snail and Sally the Chipmunk.
Unlike past Pangea games, the main way to get Bugdom 2 is to buy it from Pangea itself. For this game, Pangea hasn’t done a bundle deal with Apple (as it had for the original Bugdom), and you’ll find the game on very few retailer’s shelves, as Pangea is selling it directly. Bugdom 2 is available as an electronic download, or you can buy a copy on CD-ROM and have it shipped to you, if you prefer.
Apple’s coverage includes screenshots, a look at special items in the game, and details on system requirements.