Bubba N Stix
a game by Core Design Ltd
It's a redneck's nightmare. Aliens transport a good ol' boy named Bubba to a planet where the bigwigs can't be bought and no 18-wheelers can be found. In Bubba n' Stix, a puzzle/adventure from Core, your job is to find the way back to the hillbilly hero's homestead. This ain't no hayride, hayseed.
Bubba's only help comes from Stix, a versatile stick who wants more than anything to send him back where he came from. Problem is, Bubba's as dumb as a rock, and Stix can't do all the thinking. That's where your puzzle-solving skills come in. To bring Bubba home, you must figure out how to use Stix in more than 100 perplexing situations. Swing him like a baseball bat at space monsters, use him as a lever to send boulders flying, and poke him around to uncover escape routes.
Bubba's journey begins in a forest of living trees. Four more brain-bending levels stand between him and home sweet home. It doesn't take much for Bubba to buy the farm, so to speak. In the hardest levels, Bubba can drown in a puddle before you even figure out how Stix can assist him.
Fortunately, Bubba has up to six lives and two continues. You also get passwords after each level, so you don't have to battle the same villains twice. Best of all, Stix never abandons his simpleton pal. Still, Bubba Stix really makes you use your noggin. It ain't easy guiding this guy back to the land of tractor pulls and chitlin pie.
Jump on Stix to reach high places. He'll join you soon after.
Ooch! Ouch! If you linger on the stepping stones, molten lava washes over your feet.
These twerps are yapping about nothing instead of helping you out. Attack them from behind to remind them who's boss.
Bubba doesn't care much for swimming. Place Stix here to lower the tide so he doesn't get wet.
Roll out the barrel and look behind it.
Turn the gear to raise the barrier.
Then place Stix in the wall to open up your escape route.
- Always travel with Stix in hand. You won't get very far without him.
- On the early levels, enemies that you smash return if you dawdle in their territory.
- You can catapult boulders for access to high cliffs. But please, get out of the way once you send them Hying!
- You can't plug holes while you're underwater.
- Trees are your friends. Bushes are not.
2006-04-27 Bubba N Stix is a action strategy game.