Bully Scholarship Edition is an action adventure game released in 2008. It is the re-release of the game Bully, which was launched in 2006. The game is set in a boarding school and players control the character of Jimmy Hopkins, a bully who has a rough background. At the start of the game, Jimmy is enrolled at Bullworth Academy, a boarding school in New England, while his parents go away on a year-long trip. Players must complete the main game missions, as well as do mini-games in order to progress through the storyline.
The classes are taken in the form of mini-games and the difficulty increases as the story progresses. Players can also gain weapons (slingshot, cannon, bottle rocket, fire crackers, etc.) that can be used against other students. Jimmy can be caught by school authorities and the police when he commits crimes. He can also be knocked out when the health bar empties out. There are six chapters in the game, with eight new missions on the Scholarship Edition. There are also four additional classes and four new characters introduced in this edition.
Other features of the game include:
• Optimized graphics
• Competitive multiplayer mini games
• Unlockable achievements
• Uses new game engine