Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure (1996)

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Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure (1996)


Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle game developed by Infogrames and released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and Microsoft Windows. The game is similar to Lemmings, in that the player controls a group of creatures and must guide them through each level by solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles.


The player takes control of a parent Bograt, who must guide its children safely through each level. The Bograt children are constantly moving forward, and the player can use a variety of tools and abilities to help them navigate the environment. These tools and abilities include:

  • Digging: The parent Bograt can dig holes in the ground, which can be used to create paths for the children to follow, or to bury obstacles.
  • Jumping: The parent Bograt can jump over obstacles, and can also use its jumping ability to launch the children into the air.
  • Pushing: The parent Bograt can push objects, such as boxes and boulders, to clear paths for the children.
  • Pulling: The parent Bograt can pull objects, such as ropes and levers, to activate switches and open doors.

The player must use these tools and abilities to solve puzzles and overcome obstacles in order to guide the Bograt children to the exit of each level. The game features over 100 levels, each with its own unique challenges.


Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure was developed by Infogrames, a French video game company. The game was designed by Christophe de Dinechin, who was also the lead designer on the Lemmings series. De Dinechin wanted to create a game that was similar to Lemmings, but with a unique twist. He decided to make the player control a parent creature, rather than a group of individual creatures. This change in perspective added a new layer of challenge to the game, as the player now had to worry about the safety of their children as well as their own.


Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure was released in 1996 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Microsoft Windows. The game was a critical and commercial success, selling over 1 million copies worldwide. The game was praised for its innovative gameplay, charming graphics, and challenging puzzles.


Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure is considered to be one of the best puzzle games of the 16-bit era. The game’s unique gameplay and charming characters have made it a fan favorite for over 25 years. The game has been ported to a variety of platforms, including the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and Game Boy Color.


Bograts: The Puzzling Misadventure is a classic puzzle game that is still enjoyed by gamers today. The game’s innovative gameplay, charming graphics, and challenging puzzles make it a must-play for fans of the genre.

Additional Information

  • The game’s title is a play on words, as “bograt” is a slang term for a small, insignificant person.
  • The game’s soundtrack was composed by Philippe Vachey, who also composed the soundtracks for the Lemmings series.
  • The game was originally going to be released as a sequel to Lemmings, but Infogrames decided to release it as a standalone game instead.
  • The game was ported to the Game Boy Color in 2000, and to the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1997.
  • The game was re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2007.

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