|Title: Beavis & Butthead (2nd Review)
Rom Player: Gens
Synopsis: When I was a kid, I saw this game and passed on it for some reason. Later when I overheard a kid a couple years younger than me telling his mom he wanted to rent it, I took it for myself and was pleasantly surprised.
The "story" for Beavis and Butt-Head is very simple, they're a couple of teens who do nothing but watch music videos and annoy everyone they know. As the intro explains, they bought some tickets to see GWAR but they (the tickets) were eaten by a dog and then run over by a riding mower. Somehow, the ticket pieces were scattered all over town and you're supposed to find them.
It wouldn't be proper to only play as one of the two, so you get to play as both. You can alternate between the two in single player very easily and you'll find yourself doing it a lot, mainly to hold more stuff. You can also play with 2 people but it can be annoying when your friend's at one end of the screen when you're trying to get to the next. They each have their own attack but you can get better weapons for either of them. Some you find, some you buy. Yes, you can buy stuff. It's not the "kill an enemy and get money" type thing; it's a "pawn crap you find all over town" type thing. As I said, you can buy weapons, but you need to spend some money on certain things to get all the ticket pieces. You can easily waste your money on crap and basically screw yourself over very early in the game and have to start over, but there's a password system so you can start over from a place where you didn't make a mistake. It's a good idea to write down the password (located in the bedroom of their house, at the Gwar poster) often so you don't have to redo difficult levels.
You go to different parts of town using the remote control in Beavis and Butt-Head's house. There are about 6 places that you can (and need) to warp to using the remote for the ticket pieces. You don't just go through enemy after enemy; you need to trigger certain events that result in the appearance of a ticket piece. For example, you need to raise about 3 dollars to get into the theatre, get a bomb, and a camera. You go the van that's rocking, use the camera and a fat lady chases you. You toss the bomb into the snack shop place and when there's "soda" all over the floor, lure the fat lady inside and she slips, revealing a ticket piece somehow. Some ticket pieces are that hard to get, and others just require many attempts and a little skill. The pieces are rarely obvious and unless you've played before, you'll probably need to use a FAQ to find some of them. Aside from the sort of original style for finding ticket pieces, the "run and jump" part is pretty weak and will turn some people off before giving the game a chance.
One of the best thing about this game is how similar it is to the show. You'll see many familiar characters and the things you need to do to acquire the tickets seem like things Beavis and Butt-Head would do. Overall it's a fun game alone but it's even better for fans of the show.
Game Play: 7
Average in some areas and not so average in others. It's a mixed bag, but I think the good outweighs the bad.
Cartoony, true to the show and very simple. Good for this type of game.
Decent music for a Genesis game, and the sounds are very good and some are probably taken from the show.
Pretty original style for the most part but could be better.
Another good, kinda short game to beat a few times.
Best Cheats: The password for the back door of the burger place is "butthead".
Game Play: 7
Overall Rating: 8
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