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)
Publisher(s) Toy Headquarters
Platform(s) Game Boy, NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, DOS
Release Super 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
Mode(s) Single-player

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.

Gameplay[edit]

In the NES and Game Boy games, the player controls both Wayne and Garth in different levels; however, the Super NES version 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 version, Wayne uses his guitar as a weapon.

Reception[edit]

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".[1] Describing it as "bogus", a later review in the magazine advised against Wayne's World as an introductory adventure game for children.[2]

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.[3] Nothing is known of the gameplay, just that Argonaut planned to include footage from the movie and "a lot of heavy metal music".

References[edit]

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

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