Bug Academy – Review
Follow Genre: Action
Developers: Igrek Games
Publishers: Ultimate Games S.A., Gaming Factory S.A.
Platforms: PC
Tested on: PC

Bug Academy – Review

Site Score
8.0
Good: Fun idea, Great graphics and sounds, Smooth controls
Bad: Multiplayer would be nice, Might make your pc overheat
User Score
9.8
(5 votes)
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Whenever we think of bugs, we always think about how annoying they can be. But what if there was more to it? What if they had a school as we do? In Bug Academy, you take the lead of several types of insects and their abilities while trying to succeed at the different lessons that are available at this special Academy. Buckle up and get ready for an enjoyable ride.

Story

Just like the title says, you’re in an academy where you need to take several classes to graduate. These levels are done by one of the four available insects in this school. Next to diving into these absurd classes and taking the final test, there isn’t much story to the game. In a way, it would have been nice if there was a bit more background, but the craziness makes up for the lack of this part.

Graphics

When you think of insects, words like disgusting or annoying will probably be amongst it but this title might help you to reconsider. The different bugs in this title are the most adorable balls of pixels with their big eyes and cute expressions. Next to that, it fits so wonderfully well with the rest of the academy. Bright colors will splash all over your screen while you are trying to succeed in the task at hand. For some reason cows also play an important part in this title, so you will have to perform several tasks with these squirming mammals. It certainly helps with the fun level of the title.

Sound

If you were expecting anything that’s not crazy at this point, you haven’t been paying attention. Just like the set-up of the game as well as the adorable graphics, the music just makes the whole thing come together. Forget any ideas you might have had, as it won’t be right anyway. The game features some funny tracks where some of them might sound more like a combination of ‘fart noises’ together with some more high-pitched buzzing. No worries, at this point you might feel like you’re going to turn off the music fast but less is true as you’ll be humming with the bugs sooner than you think. Depending on the type of level, a different kind of song is played which mirrors the mood perfectly.

Sound effect wise, the developers just took all of the squeaky noises possible and added them to this title. Every type of insect is just so adorable thanks to these additions and it fits so well with the whole ambiance of the game. Why cows have grunting noises is still a mystery up until now, but it does add a nice twist.

Gameplay

Bug Academy is an action game where you have to succeed at several lessons in the curriculum. At your disposal are flies, but also bees and mosquitos for example. Each of these insects has a set of tasks that are specifically designed for them, as each of these creatures has special skills. For example, the flies can swarm together to lift objects (yes, even the cows) and swoosh through the air, while the mosquitos can suck up any fluid, which can be used for painting or turbo flight thanks to some super hot chili sauce. Some of the lessons might be similar (for example the stacking of the blocks), but there is still always something different to consider which gives things a whole new feeling. Whenever you start the game, there is a prompt that advises playing with a controller and it’s a great tip. It has to be said that it does feel more natural to fly with these small creatures thanks to the joysticks.

At the end of the academy is a final test that you need to succeed so you can graduate. To be able to partake in this test, you need to collect a certain amount of stars by excellently performing several lessons. Before you begin, you can always check what the goals are for the bronze, silver or gold stars so you can prepare mentally. If your competitive side always comes peeping during games, there are leaderboards per level so you can retry and try to get a spot amongst the best.

Although there isn’t any multiplayer option, it’s really fun to play this title with multiple people. Ok, you might need to take turns, but the laughing fits you’ll have will certainly make up for that. One downside might be that the game tends to take a lot of your computer and that overheating might occur, especially with laptops.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a fun game to play when you’re having some spare time, this title might be an option. The visuals are just so bright and colorful it will make your day, and if that wasn’t enough, the music certainly will do the trick. Gameplay-wise, there are a lot of different levels to conquer before you’re ready to take the final test. The game is best to be played with a controller, so keep that in mind, but if you don’t have one you might ask one of your friends over and have a good laugh together.

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Bug Academy - Review, 9.8 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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