List of The Smurfs video games

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This is a list of The Smurfs video games that have been published by Coleco, Infogrames, and Capcom. The Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs) are a fictional group of small sky blue creatures who live in a Village in the woods. They were designed by Belgian cartoonist Peyo in 1958 and were featured in the Belgian comics magazine Spirou. They are widely known through the 1980s Hanna-Barbera animated television series of the same name.[1]

As a franchise, the Smurfs appeared in many video games throughout the 1980s and 1990s on many consoles. They have been released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the Game Boy line, the early Atari consoles, Coleco's ColecoVision, most of Sega's consoles, the PlayStation, the PC, iOS, Android, Nintendo DS, and Wii.

List of games[edit]

Title Details

Original release date(s):[2][3]
Release years by system:
1982—Atari 2600, ColecoVision
Notes:
Smurf walking through in Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle.

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a video game in which the player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle. An Intellivision version was planned but never developed or released.[citation needed]

Gargamel has kidnapped Smurfette. As a Smurf, the player has to walk from the Smurf village through a forest and a cave on the way to Gargamel's castle, where Smurfette awaits rescue. The player has an energy bar that slowly depletes over time. Each side-scrolling screen presents various obstacles that the player must precisely jump over (e.g. fences, stalagmites) or land upon (e.g. ledges). Failure to execute any jump results in instant death. Higher difficulty levels introduce flying bats and spiders that the player must also avoid.

The ColecoVision version of Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle contains an Easter egg (or programming error). Upon reaching Smurfette's screen, the player can return to the previous screen. Just before the screen changes, it will appear as though the top of Smurfette's dress comes off, making her appear topless.[4] Two of the background music tracks are Simple Gifts and the first movement of Ludwig Van Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the "Pastoral".[citation needed]

The ColecoVision version was mentioned in The Big Bang Theory season 4, episode 17, "The Toast Derivation" (February 24, 2011)


Smurf Play & Learn

Cancellation date:[citation needed]
Proposed system release:
1983—ColecoVision
Notes:

Smurf Play & Learn was an edutainment game originally planned for release for the ColecoVision; it was advertised in their promotional literature, but was never worked on or released.[citation needed]


The Smurfs Save the Day

Original release date(s):[5]
Release years by system:
1983—Atari 2600
Notes:

The Smurfs Save the Day is an educational game in the The Smurfs franchise designed for children. It is the third title in the Smurfs video-game series, and it was one of only two games designed for use with the KidVid "voice module" system.[6] Released as a bundle with the KidVid system, The game came with three audio cassettes that were required for gameplay.[7] Attached to the cartridge by cables, the three cassettes each provided music and gameplay elements without which the cartridge alone would not boot.[8]

The Smurfs Save the Day is based around the concepts of music, color, and shape. Each of the three concepts is explored individually on its own cassette. Thus, musical games can be played on the "Harmony Smurf" cassette,[9][10] color games are playable on the "Greedy Smurf" cassette,[11][12] and on the "Handy Smurf" cassette players are presented with games involving shape.[13][14]


Tiger Smurf / Schtroumpf Large Screen

1983 – Handheld electronic game


Smurf Paint 'n' Play Workshop

Original release date(s):[15]
Release years by system:
1984—ColecoVision
Notes:

Smurf Paint 'n' Play Workshop is an action game based on Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle. The game is designed for children from ages four to eight, and it lets children play, paint, and place objects on the screen. In addition, it allowed children to create plays and make animations. Various objects that players can manipulate include shapes, letters, and numbers, depending on the narrative.[16]


The Smurfs

Original release date(s):[17][18][19][20][21][22]
Release years by system:
1994—NES, Super NES, Sega Master System, Game Boy, Game Gear
1995—Mega Drive/Genesis, Mega-CD
1997—PC
2002—Game Boy Advance
Notes:

The Smurfs is a platform game based on the popular eponymous series.[citation needed] Released by Infogrames in 1994 for home consoles and in 1997 for Windows, it was one of the few games available in more than one language, selectable by the player. A Game Boy Advance version was released in 2002, under the title "Revenge of The Smurfs"[citation needed] The PAL version specifically could be played in either English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.[citation needed]


The Smurfs Travel the World

Original release date(s):[23][24][25][26]
Release years by system:
1994—Super NES
1995—Game Boy, Game Gear
1996—Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive
Notes:

The Smurfs Travel the World is a platform game based on the popular eponymous series released by Infogrames in 1994 for the Super NES, in 1995 for the Game Boy and Game Gear,[27][28] and in 1996 for the Sega Mega Drive and Master System. The Master System version—titled The Smurfs 2—is notable for being the last commercial release for the console in Europe.[citation needed]


The Smurfs

Original release date(s):[29]
  • NA December 14, 1999 (1999-12-14)
  • EU 1999
Release years by system:
1999—PlayStation
Notes:

The Smurfs is a 3D platform game for the PlayStation, developed by Doki Denki Studio and released by Infogrames in 1999 exclusively in North America.[citation needed] A Nintendo 64 version (The Smurfs 64) was scheduled for release but was ultimately cancelled.[citation needed]


The Smurfs' Nightmare

Original release date(s):[30]
  • NA February 28, 1999 (1999-02-28)
  • EU 1999
Release years by system:
Game Boy Color
Notes:

The Smurfs' Nightmare is a platform game developed by Infogrames.


The Adventures of the Smurfs

Original release date(s):
December 31, 2000
Release years by system:
Game Boy Color
Notes:

The Adventures of The Smurfs is a top down adventure game on Game Boy Color published by Infogrames.


Smurf Racer!

Original release date(s):[31]
  • NA April 1, 2001
  • EU 2001
Release years by system:
2001—PlayStation
Notes:

Smurf Racer! is a racing game released by Infogrames for the PlayStation.
In Europe, it is known as 3, 2, 1, Smurf!
The Official UK PlayStation Magazine gave the game a score of 1/10.[32]

Cover for the PlayStation game Smurf Racer.


Smurfs' Village

Original release date(s):[33]
  • JP July 15, 2011
  • NA November 4, 2010
  • WW November 11, 2010
Release years by system:
2010—iOS
2011—Android
Notes:

Smurfs' Village is a social mobile game developed by Beeline Interactive Inc., a division of Capcom for the iOS platform. In November 2010, it overtook Angry Birds as the top-grossing iPhone game.[34] In September 2011, Smurfs' Village reached 15 million downloads worldwide. The game was ported to the Android platform on September 28, 2011.[35] The game has been installed on up to 10 million Android phones between March and April 2012.[36] As of March 2012, the game has reached 56 million downloads.[37] Other Smurfs games that released in iOS and Android are Smurfs' Grabber and Smurf Life.


The Smurfs

Original release date(s):[38][39]
  • NA July 19, 2011
  • EU July 29, 2011
  • AUS September 8, 2011
Release years by system:
2011—Nintendo DS
Notes:

The Smurfs is a party game released by Ubisoft for the Nintendo DS.

Cover for the Nintendo DS game The Smurfs.


Smurfs Vs. Gargamels

Original release date(s):
  • NA September 9, 2011
Release years by system:
2011—iPhone OS



Original release date(s):
  • NA July 19, 2011
  • EU July 29, 2011
  • AUS September 8, 2011
Release years by system:
2011—Wii
Notes:

The Smurfs Dance Party is a music game released by Ubisoft for the Wii.


The Smurfs Hide & Seek with Brainy

Original release date(s):
  • NA August 30, 2012
Release years by system:
2012—iPhone OS



Original release date(s):
  • NA July 19, 2011
  • EU July 29, 2011
  • AUS September 8, 2011
Release years by system:
2011—Wii
Notes:

The Smurfs Dance Party is a music game released by Ubisoft for the Wii.


The Smurfs 2

Original release date(s):
  • NA July 23, 2013
  • EU July 19, 2013
  • AUS July 18, 2013
Release years by system:
2013—Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360


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