Krusty's Fun House

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Krusty's Fun House
NES Krusty's Fun House.jpg
North American box art of Krusty's Fun House (NES version)
Developer(s) Fox Williams and Audiogenic
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment (Console versions)
Virgin Games (Home computer versions)
Designer(s) Fox Williams
Artist(s) Patrick Fox
Composer(s) Nu Romantic Productions
Bigmouth Studios
David Whittaker
Platform(s) Commodore Amiga, NES, DOS, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy, Super NES, and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Release DOS
Game Boy
  • NA: Jan 1993
Game Gear
  • NA: 1992
Mega Drive
  • NA: 1992
NES
  • NA: Sep 1992
Sega Master System
  • NA: 1992
SNES
  • NA: 1992
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

Krusty's Fun House, released as Krusty World (クリスティーワールド, Kurisutī Wārudo) in Japan, is a video game based on the cartoon series The Simpsons. Originally released as Rat-Trap on the Commodore Amiga, it was developed by Fox Williams for the British software house Audiogenic, who licensed it to Acclaim Entertainment, the U.S.-based publishers of a range of games based on The Simpsons.

The game was released in 1992 for the Amiga, NES, IBM PC, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, Game Boy, Super NES and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Acclaim published the console versions, and sub-licensed the home computer versions to Virgin. The 16-bit versions on the Super NES and the Mega Drive/Genesis were entitled Krusty's Super Fun House.

Gameplay[edit]

The player directs small rats to an extermination area through complicated maze-like levels. The player controls Krusty the Clown, who must navigate through his Krusty Brand Fun House. Each level is a puzzle in which a number of rats must be exterminated. Using different objects and obstacles, Krusty must create a path for the rats to follow and guide them towards an extermination device. Other creatures such as snakes and flying pigs attempt to hinder Krusty's progress by injuring him; he must throw pies in order to defeat them.

In each stage the extermination devices are run by a different character, including Bart, Homer, Corporal Punishment and Sideshow Mel.

Version differences[edit]

There are two revisions of the Super NES and Genesis games. Version 1.1 featured completely different music tracks for the second and fourth world.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 65.50% (GB) (1 review)[1]
Award
Publication Award
Nintendo Power Award '92 Best Overall NES Game - Nominated[2]

Super Play magazine gave the SNES version of Krusty a 79 percent rating and wrote "it's actually pretty good fun to play, although perhaps more of a Younger Player-oriented game than anything else. Not one to set your heart on fire, but a good solid game nevertheless."[3] Computer Gaming World in April 1994 said that the computer version "is an above average arcade/strategy game that is ideal to burn away half an hour or so".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Krusty's Fun House - GameRankings (GB)". Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nintendo Power Awards" (46). March 1993: 99. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Krusty's Super Fun-House (SNES) review". Super Play. November 1992. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Robin (April 1994). "Sequel Syndrome Strikes Again". Over There. Computer Gaming World. pp. 124,126. 

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