Rediscover 'Grand Theft Auto' studio's 2006 hidden gem
Bully, Rockstar's take on school days that packed heart as well as punch, is getting another chance to shine with an Anniversary Edition release on iOS and Android today. It's a game that deserves it too, overshadowed the first time around in 2006 by an impending PlayStation 3 release.
The new game is $6.99 and includes everything that was packed into Bully: Scholarship Edition, now with added multiplayer Friend Challenges. It's also been polished up to look extra pretty on high resolution screens and of course, touch controls have been added. This isn't Rockstar's first rodeo – in the past classics like Grand Theft Auto 3 and San Andreas have successfully made the leap.
If you missed out on the game 10 years ago, it's the story of James "Jimmy" Hopkins navigating education and all the gang warfare and hormonal strife that comes with it. There are the cliques we all remember, the bullies, nerds, preppies, greasers, and jocks, the romantic entanglements we blush at now and the lessons that got in the way of all the important stuff. The game drew attention for letting you kiss male NPCs, which doesn't seem such a big deal in 2016 but sent homophobes into quite the flap back in old 2006. This isn't just Grand Theft Auto in a school uniform.