Beavis and Butt-Head (video game)
|Beavis and Butt-Head|
Super Nintendo cover art
|Developer(s)||Radical Entertainment (GEN/MD)
Realtime Associates (SNES)
Torus Games (GB)
|Publisher(s)||Viacom New Media
GT Interactive Software (Game Boy)
|Series||Beavis and Butt-head|
Single-player (Game Boy)
Beavis and Butt-head is a video game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Super NES, and Sega Game Gear. It is based on MTV's animated series of the same name, and follows the titular characters Beavis and Butt-head as they attempt to find their torn-up GWAR concert tickets. The Super NES version was developed by Realtime Associates, the Game Gear version by NuFX, and the Genesis/Mega Drive version by Radical Entertainment, all which were published by Viacom New Media and released in 1994. A Tiger Electronics hand held LCD version was also released in 1994 though despite having similar cover art it was not affiliated with the Viacom games, and did not involve the boys trying to see Gwar. The Game Boy version was developed by Torus Games, published by GT Interactive, and released in 1998, and revolved around the boys trying to join Todd's gang.
Electronic Gaming Monthly assessed that fans of the TV show would probably like the game, but that anyone else would definitely not like it. They scored the Genesis version a 5.2 out of 10. Reviewing the Genesis version, GamePro commented that "Beavis and Butt-Head is for gamers who possess both thumb speed and the patience to undertake a lengthy junk hunt to crack obscure puzzles." They criticized the extensive trial-and-error involved in obtaining items, but praised the controls and the visual style's coherence with the look of the TV show. Their review of the Super NES version was more subdued, commenting that the game "doesn't suck, but it doesn't rule either." They again praised the controls and the game's recreation of the TV show's look, but described the gameplay as "straightforward but uninspired".
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