Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind is a platformer game released by Accolade in 1993. It is the first game in the Bubsy series of video games. The game's name is a play on words in reference to the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with the game revolving around Bubsy defending the planet's supply of yarnballs from alien invaders. The game received a sequel, Bubsy 2, in 1994.
In the game, enemy aliens called "Woolies" intend to steal Earth's supply of yarn balls. Since Bubsy has the world's largest collection of yarnballs, he has the most at stake and sets out to stop the Woolies and reclaim the yarnballs. The game plays as a 2D sidescrolling platformer. The player must maneuver Bubsy through the levels, jumping on enemy "Woolies", and collecting stray yarn balls (which earns an extra life if 500 are collected). The game consists of sixteen levels, and Bubsy starts off with nine lives. In general, the game's gameplay has been compared to the original Sonic the Hedgehog games.