Doom 2: the Doom Slayer firing a gun as Bubsy stands in front of a Cyberdemon.
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This cursed mod mashes up Doom 2 and Bubsy

Who had "mods that probably shouldn't exist" on their bingo card?

The day I stop talking about Doom mods is the day I’ve been captured by aliens who have taken over my body, but they don’t know how to operate it. In fact, I need to work out a system to let everyone know I’m not the real me. For now, let’s take a look at a curious monstrosity that’s coming to id Software’s iconic FPS.

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Over on ModDB, user Anya_Forger is in the midst of modding Doom 2 so that reminds us all of the pain that once was 1996’s Bubsy 3D. It’s a curious mix, I have to admit, but it remains to be seen why this is happening at all. I’m weirdly excited for it.

The Doom 2 menu but with the Bubsy 3D screen behind it.
Image via Anya_Forger/ModDB.

Currently, “Bubsy Doom” is still a work-in-progress, with no release date yet. For now, you can download a small taste, which converts the classic Doom menu screen into the one from Bubsy. There are plans to hopefully incorporate levels and MIDI sounds from the latter into the former, but currently the creator is busy with real-life obligations.

It could breathe new life into the long-forgotten games

While the modder is planning to bring Bubsy 2 into Doom as well, it’s the mention of incorporating Bubsy 3D that will be cause for some curiosity. It’s generally regarded as one of the worst games ever released, which in a way makes it a pretty significant part of gaming history.

And for all we know, Anya_Forger may actually enjoy the game. Who are we to judge? All I can say is they seem genuinely excited about making their project, saying “aren’t these mod developers wonderful?”

It’s also another notch in the bedpost of Doom modding. There are so many out there, from Doom meets Friday the 13th to Doom but all the sound effects are from Half-Life. We’ve seen it all. Well, nearly all.


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