Review by The Manx

Reviewed: 03/15/04

Check out my hand

Yeah, when I was in junior high, I, like every boy my age, thought these losers were cool. And because they were a popular cartoon, B&BH were made into a string of video games for different systems.

The story is that GWAR, Beavis and Butthead's favorite band, is coming to town, so they head out and buy tickets to the concert. The tickets get shredded in a lawnmower, though, and they have to search the whole town to find the pieces, put the tickets back together and make it to the concert on time. Not very believable, but compared to the retarded plot of the Super Nintendo version that has them proving how cool they are to get in for free, it's a work of genius.

So the first thing you do is pick up the remote and switch on the TV, which is the opposite of what you'd expect, being your portal to the outside world. So you turn it on, pick a destination, like burger world, the mall, the hospital, and once you get the tickets back together, the GWAR concert.

But to find the ticket pieces requires finding other items and solving puzzles, as well as weapons to fend off Beavis and Butthead's many enemies better than their default burp and fart attacks. There's pea shooters, dart machine guns (the best you can get), and even one of those baseball bats with a boxing glove on it to get your hands on (huh huh, hands on). The kinds of puzzles you need to solve are in keeping with their destructive and under-achieving nature, what with bombing toilets and and stealing keys when people aren't looking. There's even a couch-fishing mini-game where what you catch depends on what bait you use.

Interesting for a game based on a show on two such boneheads (huh huh, bone, head). One problem with the game is that it's not very forgiving. If you don't have exactly the right items you need in certain places, you're almost definitely dead meat. There's a ''sucks'' button on the inventory window that automatically whisks you back to the safety of the house, but that's like pushing the reset button on the Genesis, because you lose all your stuff by doing so.

All in all Beavis and Butthead is a fun action/puzzle game as long as you know what you're doing. Because of how death is certain if you try the wrong thing or don't have exactly the right stuff in certain parts, it's not as fun or intuitive experimenting on certain puzzles with different items. But I'll take it over its other console cousins any day.

Rating:   4.0 - Great

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