BuGS is an implementation of an arcade classic for the Apple //gs.  You play the game using the mouse, moving your player to avoid the bugs and shoot them before they get you. If you have an ADB trackball, the game play is even better.  The game supports stereo cards and when present, bugs travelling across the screen right to left will have their sound pan right to left matching their movement.

In version 2.0, network support has been added. If you have a network connection on your GS using an Uthernet II or similar card, then you will see the top 10 global high scores as well as your own top 10 scores. When you finish a game and get on your own high score list, your score will also be uploaded to the online database of scores. See the readme that ships in the distribution for information about network support requirements. Also, the global high score list is visible online at scores.rand-emonium.com.

This game runs at 60 frames per second on a standard Apple //gs without an accelerator. It also works in some Apple //gs emulators. The MAME emulator is recommended because it works best however it is difficult to setup. Kelvin Sherlock’s Ample is suggested for MacOS users looking for a simpler way to setup MAME. The KEGS emulator also works well as of v1.05. Please see the readme shipped in the distribution for more details about emulators, which work well with BuGS and which do not.

Download a disk image

Download a bootable disk image

Download a bootable disk image with network support (Assumes you have a Uthernet I card in slot 3 and ideally used under mame with the correct HW config)

Download a SHK archive

Download the source code

Play in your browser (thanks to the Internet Archive for this)

BuGS Development