Wayne's World (video game)

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Wayne's World
Wayne's World (Super NES)
Super NES cover art
Developer(s)Gray Matter Inc. (SNES, Mega Drive/Genesis)
Radical Entertainment (Game Boy, NES)
Robert Fiorini & Associates (DOS)
Publisher(s)THQ (console versions)
Capstone (DOS)
Designer(s)Johan Thornton (Game Boy)
Ed Konyha (Game Boy/NES)
Programmer(s)Johan Thornton (Game Boy)
Chris Lippmann (NES)[1]
Composer(s)Paul Wilkinson (Game Boy/NES)
Rob Wallace (DOS)
Peter Stone, Nick Eastridge (Genesis/SNES)
Platform(s)SNES, NES, Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Boy, DOS
ReleaseSuper NES:
  • NA: April 1993
  • EU: 1993
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis:
  • NA: February 18, 1993
Game Boy/NES:
  • NA: November 1993
Genre(s)2D action platformer

Wayne's World is an action video game based on the film Wayne's World and released in 1993 by THQ. Different versions of the game were released; the NES and Game Boy games were developed by Radical Entertainment and feature both protagonists Wayne and Garth as playable characters. The Super NES and Sega Mega Drive/Genesis games were developed by Gray Matter and feature only Wayne as a playable character.


In the NES and Game Boy games, the player controls both Wayne and Garth in different levels; however, the Super NES and Sega Genesis versions had only Wayne as a playable character. In the former, Garth's main attack is a laser gun and Wayne has a kick. In the Super NES and Sega Genesis versions, Wayne uses his guitar as a weapon.


Computer Gaming World stated in 1993 that the PC version of "Wayne's World is, like, fun, man". The magazine recommended the game to those new to adventures, who would enjoy a "rather typical" game with "good humor, unexpected twists, and an odd setting".[2] Describing it as "bogus", a later review in the magazine advised against Wayne's World as an introductory adventure game for children.[3]

According to Flux magazine, Wayne's World was the 19th worst video game of all time.[citation needed]

Other games[edit]

An adventure game based on the film was released for personal computers by Capstone. Argonaut was also developing a version for the unreleased Super NES CD-ROM upgrade.[4] Nothing is known of the gameplay, just that Argonaut planned to include footage from the movie and "a lot of heavy metal music".


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Goble, Gordon (November 1993). "Are These Guys Worthy?". Computer Gaming World. pp. 140–141. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  3. ^ Germain, Jack (December 1993). "Wayne's World". Computer Gaming World. p. 174. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  4. ^ An Interview with Argonaut Software. Electronic Gaming Monthly, May 1993. Page 111.

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