Welcome to another installment of the blast from the past segment that we’d like to call Flashback Fridays. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take a look at something that tried to cash in on a popular franchise in the most uninteresting way possible. The title that I am referring to was a very lame adaptation of one of my favorite cartoons of all time, Beavis and Butthead for the Sega Genesis.
Back in the 90’s there were a number of different shows that appealed to families and children on TV. Then in 1992 something strange happened, a show by the name of Beavis and Butthead made it’s way to MTV. These two degenerate teenagers became the voice of a generation and pop culture icons for many years to come. Along the way though some bad events occurred, one of them being a rather lackluster video game adaptation for the Sega Genesis. While nothing about it was particular bad, not a single aspect of my experience with the game itself was very interesting at all whatsoever.
The setup was pretty simple, but entirely believable for people who are fans of the show. After obtaining tickets to a GWAR concert, a dog ends up eating them and eventually each piece becomes scattered in a number of different locations all over their hometown of Highland. Now it’s up to our beloved dimwitted friends to find them before the chance to experience true awesomeness will fade away into oblivion forever. Gameplay centers around exploring levels to find each part of both tickets while encountering some challenges from a number of different characters from the series. As cool as this idea might be, the end result is an entirely forgettable adventure that fades away into obscurity with more of a whimper than a bang.
So what are my personal thoughts on the game? Well, to put my thoughts in the most blunt form possible, it sucks (you knew a phrase from these guys was going to come up at some point). The level design was confusing, the controls were glitchy at best, and objectives were not very easy to accomplish. Toss in a few pretty amusing, yet entirely average jokes, and you have the makings of something that could have been so much more if the right amount of care was put into it from the developers, but instead it just ends up being a quick cash in piece of crap.
Beavis and Butthead for the Genesis shows that just because is something is entertaining to watch, but mean it translates well into other forms of media. Please avoid it at all costs.
That concludes my story on Beavis and Butthead, but if you have any fond (or bad) memories of this game please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.
Here is a gameplay video that I found for it, enjoy!