Big City Bee is a character in the fourth installment of the video game series Tasty Planet, Tasty Planet Forever. It is a very tiny genetically modified bumblebee called a super bee that pollinates like a regular bee but is resistant to colony collapse. It has a practically endless appetite and can eat anything smaller than itself.
It is stated to have an unusual growth rate and "mild" aggression towards smaller creatures. This is shown throughout the game as it stops at nothing to eat everything on earth, be it birds, humans, cars, planes, buildings, hills, islands, continents, the moon, and then the earth itself, feeling no remorse at all no matter how much it eats.
The fourth installment of the series is Big City Bee's only appearance as of yet. In the game, it is shown on a documentary made by a beekeeper, who had Big City Bee contained in a glass vial. However, as the beekeeper is presenting Big City Bee, a nosy passerby intrudes the documentary, and then gets frightened by Big City Bee's unusually large eyes. The passerby then proceeds to get angry, as he thinks it's "looking at him", followed by him breaking the glass vial and releasing it, much to the dismay of the beekeeper.
Throughout the game, Big City Bee is shown first eating nectar, followed by other bees. It then grows larger and larger, eating birds, beehives, bushes, humans, cars, helicopters, airplanes, apartments, skyscrapers, hills, islands, continents, the moon, and then finally, the entire earth itself (which is now just a big ball of water).
Why It Shouldn't Worry, It Should Bee Happy
- Its design is adorable and super huggable, and makes you just want to snuggle it (although that would get a bit pollen-y).
- Its endless appetite is hilarious, as it literally starts out eating nectar and then eventually grows large enough to eat the entire earth.
- Its design is pretty funny and detailed.
- The noises it makes are pretty adorable as well.
- It occasionally makes cute little buzzing noises when it eats.
- It saved a species of yellow flower from having their land taken over by a purple invasive flower species by only pollinating (eating the nectar from) the yellow flowers.
- It sometimes gobbles things up without even realizing it, which is really endearing.
- Its ability to eat things that are literally part of the earth (islands, continents, hills, etc.) without ripping apart the landscape is hilarious, albeit nonsensical.
- It's a creative parody of the grey goo scenario, a scenario where autonomous self-replicating machines create more and more of themselves and eventually take over the world.
- What makes this even better is that it isn't just a carbon copy of this scenario, as it is just one entity that instead of creating more of itself, replicates its cells to allow it to grow bigger and bigger the more stuff it consumes.
- It is somehow able to fly in space despite there being no air for its wings to push against, which is pretty impressive.
- Even when it grows to the size of multiple megameters, it still has its same adorable buzzing noise, which is both hilarious and cute.
- It was able to escape from the beekeeper containing it hilariously easily.
- Although it has a number of unlikable things about it (see "Bad Qualities"), a number of them are fairly hilarious.
- It managed to evade the attempts the military made to stop it.
- Depending on how you look at it, it could be either a protagonist or an antagonist.
- Its strange abilities, while funny, are unexplained and nonsensical.
- The Earth featured in its world isn't geographically accurate.
- It devoured flowers, beehives, humans, buildings, planes, helicopters, trees, islands, continents, the moon, and earth itself, which, while funny, is also super destructive.
- Its endless appetite can be kind of annoying to some people.
- Sometimes it's kind of mean and eats things just for the sake of eating them.
- It's kind of stupid and oblivious, and it's often blinded by its voracious appetite that just makes it want to eat everything it sees.
- Its alternate skin, the Ladybug, while cute, is sort of uncanny and creepy looking, especially due to it having human teeth.
- Depending on how you look at it, its eyes can look kind of soulless.
- It's pretty inconsistent, as sometimes it's doing good things for humanity/animals, but other times it's just devouring everything.
- Technically speaking, it did destroy the entire earth and the moon...
Big City Bee about to eat the moon.
Big City Bee eating the "earth" and winning the level.
Big City Bee eating a jumbo jet.
Big City Bee's alternate skin.
- The only installment in the Tasty Planet series that features Big City Bee is Tasty Planet Forever.
- Unlike most bees which have three body segments, Big City Bee only has two.
- Despite Big City Bee having a stinger, said stinger is never actually used.
- In Big City Bee's Tasty Planet Forever cutscene, it is shown to be much larger than it actually is when you start the level.
- Big City Bee is only featured in the fourth world of Tasty Planet Forever.
- It is the first character in Tasty Planet Forever that gets to eat the Earth.