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Bug Catcher

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Title Screen

Bug Catcher

Also known as: Blob Man (Waixing), Experiment (VT03)
Developer: Nice Code
Publishers: Waixing (Blob Man)
Platforms: Unlicensed NES
Released in CN: 2007 (Waixing)

CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

No relation to the Pokémon trainer.

Developer Credits

Bug Catcher-devcreditscreen.png

As with many Nice Code games, pressing Up, Down, Up, Left, Right, Left, B on the title screen will briefly display a credits screen. Nature Color Game is one of several aliases used by Nice Code, and PJ most likely refers to the Power Joy series of Famiclones which many Nice Code games have been released on.

(Source: Original TCRF research)


Blob Man

Blob Man is a complete reskin of Bug Catcher developed by Nice Code (see credits section below) and published by Waixing.

Title Screen

Bug Catcher Blob Man
Bug Catcher-title.png Blob Man-title.png

As expected, the title screen looks completely different. Waixing's copyright information has been added to the bottom, and shading was added to the game's font. Another version of Blob Man exists which lacks the Waixing copyright text.

Score Screen

Bug Catcher Blob Man
Bug Catcher-scorescreen.png Blob Man-scorescreen.png

The colors of the text were changed from yellow and light green to dark green.


Bug Catcher Blob Man
Bug Catcher-ingame.png Blob Man-ingame.png

Again, the in-game graphics have been completely replaced, with the setting changing from a forest at night to a sewer.

Pause Text
Bug Catcher Blob Man
Bug Catcher-paused.png Blob Man-paused.png

Possibly the result of a programming mistake, the pause text was moved to the left side of the screen in Blob Man.

Credits Screen

Bug Catcher Blob Man
Bug Catcher-devcreditscreen.png Blob Man-devcreditscreen.png

The credits screen, still accessed by pressing Up, Down, Up, Left, Right, Left, B on the title screen, was given a new palette and the names of the art designer and programmer were changed. "JONY" and "JACKSON", credited as the art designer and programmer in Blob Man, are credited for the same roles in other Nice Code games, implying that Nice Code officially produced this hack/reskin for Waixing.

(Source: Original TCRF research)