#3. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure (Genesis)
While not on the same level as Disney and Mickey Mouse there was a period where we got wave after wave of games based on the smash-hit Warner Bros. cartoon show, Tiny Toon Adventures. Most of them starred Buster Bunny with other characters taking a backseat, but there was an odd one here or there where you might play as Babs or Plucky or Dizzy Devil for some reason.
Easily the best of these was Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure for the Sega Genesis, and there’s a pretty simple reason for that: it shamelessly apes Super Mario World in a ton of ways, from level types to the overworld. But hey imitation of one of the greatest games of all time, when done well, is hardly a bad thing. It’s not quite as tight with the platforming action and not nearly as long, but what you’ve got with Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure is a really fun Super Mario World clone in a Tiny Toons skin.
As a standalone release or as part of a collection (most of the other 16-bit efforts with Tiny Toons were solid or at least had interesting concepts), it would be really cool to see Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure on modern platforms. Maybe it’s a generational thing, but the Tiny Toons games as a whole were vastly superior to the majority of games starring the original Looney Tunes such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. I can’t actually think of many efforts based on those classic cartoons I’d want to play again.