Smokey Bear for the Atari 2600 is notable because it never actually came out. Actually none of these games did.
Many historians believe that had the game been completed, Smokey Bear could have prevented the video game market crash of 1983 in much the same way that he prevents forest fires.
The storyline where Uncle Ben came back to life and wore a bear suit was really weird. I can’t believe they made a game out of it.
I can’t understand your bear language. Do you need help? Are you in trouble? Rest your head on my Cry Shield, my Ursidae friend.
This is the “Barbearian” event from Eskimo Games, a parody olympics-style game about eskimos, obviously. It was published by DigiTek Software, the same guys that published the Hill Street Blues strategy game.
Also: There was a Hill Street Blues strategy game. No bears in it though, so we can’t show you a picture.
It is a little known fact that in the frontier days, bears welcomed their human neighbors with open arms and invited them to their bear feasts. Thanks to video games we can relive this golden era of human-bear relations.
I had to change the name of this website from Bear Video Games to Video Games That Have Bears In Them because Ron “Fatty Bear” Gilbert Twittered the wrong name.
Fun fact: he made Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion too.
Thanks to the superior storytelling medium that is video games, Stan and Jan Berenstain were finally able to realize a vision for the Berenstein Bears that was impossible to portray with mere books. (thanks to former Microsoft vice president of game publishing Ed Fries for tipping us off to this game)
I don’t know how to change the picture.
Dizzy, rightful heir to the crown of the Yolkfolk, finds a new friend!
We’ve gotten a lot of emails requesting that we post about Hogbear. It’s a bit of a touchy subject since we don’t know if he’s technically a bear (maybe part bear?) or if that’s just his name…