Buggle Stars

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JayBuggle StarsBuggle Stars is the latest game to come from the "Collective", a collaboration site between Paul Preece and David Scott. The platform game features the same, adorably cute, "buggle" creatures as a pair of previous games from the same authors.

Buggle Stars is a well-executed platformer with tight controls and over 15 interesting levels and 4 mini-games to unlock. Each level presents a sequence of stars that you must collect, in order, to advance. A variety of goals change up the gameplay just enough to keep each level interesting and addictive, and even a bit intense at times.

Once past the first several 'tutorial' levels, an integrated and automatic "save" feature will save your progress, so you can come back and continue where you left off anytime. Such a great little platformer!

Play Buggle Stars

Cheers to Mervin for sending this one in! =)


Fun game, but it brings up an issue I have with many Flash games. It runs slow, and at the first minigame, it runs painfully slow, taking a few seconds of pressing a key to move just once, and taking half a minute for the traffic light animation to finish.

Now I know this occurs with many animated objects being on the screen at once, or games using animated backgrounds, and I know it's due to my computer being painfully old, so I want to upgrade the necessary parts. But what should I mainly go for to get Flash games working much better? RAM, a better motherboard, a better graphics card?

I hope it's okay to ask this here, and that someone will be of assistance.


I love the game, but it keeps reloading itself every two seconds having closed it and opening it again. Pity.


I love the game, but I have some major problems with the site. None of the site's "features" outside of the games themselves seem to work... Also, they implemented a Korean-MMO style paying plan: pay to get better items, as evidenced by one of their games (can't remember teh name)


dunno if it was what did it, but setting storage to unlimited worked


In the Car minigame, the framerate isn't high enough for me to actually play at 150mph
In fact, getting above 130 is difficult with this frame rate, but I don't see a quality switch, like you see in most flash games. Is it there and I'm just not seeing it?


Okay - I tried the above tips, I even disabled my Internet security, but I can't get past the same screen the post is using as a screen shot.

And it's not exclusive to this game - I can't even seem to get into Flash Elements TD2, and I played that last week.

Obviously, the Casual Collective has changed their site, and not for the better. Any time you need to radically change settings and/or try several browsers, I can't say that's an improvement. And I'm saying that as a usability professional an a user.

bobsmith1486 November 20, 2008 11:47 PM

Why can't I get through level 4? I get stuck about half way through when I have to get the star halfway through the water up a little higher.


bobsmith1486 November 21, 2008 2:29 AM

Nevermind, I got it. You just have to do the ridiculously hard double jump.


What lovely music. Reminds me of Lemon Jelly's Nice Weather For Ducks.



Great game, to those having slowness with flash you should think about upgrading your CPU, that is the main thing flash uses. Oh and make sure you're running the latest version of the flash player, then made it a whole lot quicker in the last few udpates.

Loving Flash Element 2 and Minions BTW, review them Jay.


I love the game but it feels a little.. empty.

I suppose it's because the control scheme is a bit lacking and it all runs a bit slowish. I can't help but feel I'm playing some early predecessor to "Untitled Story".

Still, I can never get enough of cutesy platformer games. When I'm not playing some totally macho racing or fighting games, of course.

Chasmosaur November 21, 2008 5:27 PM

Have a speedy processor. Had (and still have) updated Flash. Just can't get into these games when I could last week....


"I suppose it's because the control scheme is a bit lacking"

Odd, I actually found the controls (and the game in general) to be quite polished...


I didn't notice the loading bar...

Chasmosaur December 4, 2008 8:25 PM

An FYI/follow-up...

Yes, I had all the necessary updated software. I'm an Internet developer myself, those were the first things I tried ;)

As it turns out, for those of us with the new Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, simply pausing it to let the MochiAds through isn't enough. You have to add the casualcollective.com URL to your White List under the Banner Ad blocker. (Previous versions, pausing was enough.)

Pain in the butt....


Can anyone tell me how you get the 6th star on the final level? Is there some secret jump system or something? I am going mad!

Anonymous January 29, 2009 5:16 PM

To get the 6th star on the last level, you have to walk off the edge of the 'dragon' and right before running into the spike hit down-up to do a super jump in mid-air. Learning to use the mid-air jumps is key to getting high scores. You can only do them if you walk or bounce off an edge without jumping or being sprung by a spring. -Ezurus


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