The Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout, known in Japan as Happy Birthday Bugs and in Europe as The Bugs Bunny Blowout, is a Kemco video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Bugs's abilities never really deviate from using his hammer, which is admittedly very short-range, though there is a power-up that renders him invulnerable for a short period of time.
Dummied Out : Portrait sprites of Porky Pig, the Road Runner and Marc Antony and Pussyfoot and in-game sprites of Speedy Gonzales can be found in the games data (as well as the prototype rom of the game), implying they were meant to appear or at least make cameos, but got cut later in development.
Birthday Blowout also included minigames such as a slot machine and Whack-a-Mole as opportunities to earn extra lives. With longer ears and bigger eyes, Bugs is drawn more rabbit-like than in his later iterations, hopping and wiggling his tale like a cute little garden bunny.
If you have your birthday during your stay at Hotel Sonnenpark, you will naturally celebrate it together with Sunny Bunny or Pinky Bunny cute rabbit including cake, presents and a birthday song. Differing wildly from its North American predecessor, Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle , Birthday Blowout's gameplay consisted of platforming, combat using Bugs' hammer, and collecting power-ups and carrots.
The full model number as shown on the cabinet sticker of the prototype game is BUGS BUNNYS' B-DA 20009. While I played, I fantasized about my imaginary Road Runner pinball game. The German publisher Condor published a 76-issues Bugs Bunny series (translated and reprinted from the American comics) in the mid-1970s.