The game stars popular cartoon character Bugs Bunny who finds and activates a time machine after taking a wrong turn at Albuquerque. He ends up in Nowhere, home of a sorcerer named Merlin Munroe ("Moyle" to Bugs). Merlin explains to Bugs that he is lost in time and that he must travel through different eras to collect clocks symbols and golden carrots that will allow him to return to the present. Players must help Bugs to go through five different eras of time to get back home. A sequel, Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters was made for the same consoles.
Bugs Bunny - The main character of the game. He is a rabbit who outwits his enemies on his quest to return to the present.
Merlin Munroe - A sorcerer who tells Bugs useful information to get back to the present. His name as a pun on Marilyn Monroe.
Elmer Fudd - A caveman who hunts "wabbits." He is the antagonist of the Stone Age Era.
Daffy Duck - Bugs' rival who is hunted by Elmer Fudd in the Stone Age and appears with his 'Robin Duck' persona in the Medieval Period.
Witch Hazel - A witch who wants Bugs for her rabbit stew. She lives in the Forgotten Woods and appears in the Medieval Period.
Yosemite Sam - Appears as the captain of a pirate ship who Bugs battles on Treasure Island in the Pirate Years.
Beaky Buzzard - A sleepy buzzard who helps Bugs reach a high place when he is played a groovy tune. He appears in the Royal Square in the Medieval Period.
Bugs Bunny Lost in Time consists of 21 levels from five different eras.
The first level that trains you how to play this game. It is unknown what period of time this place is set in. This is also where Bugs Bunny first meets Merlin Munroe. After you complete this level, you will receive one clock and 10 golden carrots.
This era is headed by Elmer Fudd.
Wabbit on the Run
Guess Who Need a Kick Start
Wabbit or Duck Season
50 golden carrots
The Magic Hare Blower
This era is headed by Yosemite Sam.
Hey... What's Up Dock?
Follow the Red Pirate Road
When Sam Met Bunny
Mine or Mine?
This era is headed by Rocky & Mugsy.
The Big Bank Withdrawal
The Greatest Escape
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear!
150 golden carrots
The Carrot Factory
The Medieval Period
This is the only era where it gives Bugs Bunny magical abilities. These abilities help to clear every obstacles in all eras.
This era is headed by Witch Hazel
What's Cookin' Doc?
Witch Way to Albuquerque?
250 golden carrots
The Carrot-Henge Mystery
Hovering ability, Open Sesame
The Dimension X
This era is headed by Marvin the Martian
The Planet X File
Vort X Room
The Conquest for the Planet X
Train Your Brain (a.k.a. The Space Speedway)
You have to collect 120 out of 124 clocks in order to finish this game.
In Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear there is a place called 'TAZ BAR' referencing the Tasmanian Devil, and the real chocolate bar who would go on to appear in the game's sequel as Bugs' sidekick.
The royal castle part of What's Cookin, Doc? is inspired by Rabbit Hood.
Daffy Duck appears in the Medieval Period with his 'Robin Duck' persona from Robin Hood Daffy.