Beavis and Butt-Head
Sega Genesis Beavis and Butt-Head

Beavis and Butt-head is a video game based on the MTV Cartoon series Beavis and Butt-head. The Super Nintendo Entertainment (SNES) version was developed by Realtime Associates, the Sega Game Gear version developed by NuFX, and the Mega Drive version by Radical Entertainment, all of those versions were published by Viacom New Media and released in 1994. There was also a Tiger Electronics handheld version that was also released in 1994, but the plot is different from the Genesis and SNES versions. The Game Boy version was developed by Torus Games, published by GT Interactive and released in 1998 after the series finale of Beavis and Butt-head and their eventual cancellation from MTV.


SNES Version[]

On another night at home watching TV, Beavis and Butthead come across a commercial telling them that GWAR will be playing live in Highland. Unable to score tickets because of a lack of cash, Butthead gets the idea to take pictures of them doing "cool things" around town, which he believes will impress the band so much that they will let them in for free.

Their plans are as follows:

  • At Highland High, B&B openly challenge Todd and Earl to a fight of chicken in the school gym. Upon kicking their asses, they take a photo of them having won the bout.
  • On the streets of Highland, the two maneuver through their neighborhood to get to Tom Anderson's toolshed, but this time, Tom openly recognizes them and opens fire at them with an endless amount of crabapples and a new dual leaf blower vacuum. Upon incapacitating Mr. Anderson, the two raid his shed for his chainsaws and again wreak havoc on the neighborhood by cutting down trees onto power lines for big damage.
  • At the hospital, B&B hope to show their bravery and "medical expertise" by making their rounds of chaos to successfully panty raid the nurse's locker rooms. Gaining the ire of the head nurse, Beavis and Butthead fend her off in a nasty scuffle, before achieving victory.
  • At the Turbo Mall 2000, B&B decide to have a day on the town and do whatever they want, when they want at the mall. Billy Bob apparently owns the mall, and they face his wrath a presumable second time, but easily take him out. They then hop around the mall freely with pogo sticks to show their dominance that day.

When their escapades to snapshot them doing cool things have been fulfilled, Beavis and Butthead head out to the concert venue, dodging security as they enter in without tickets. Eventually, they make it backstage right upon curtain call, and show up right along Balzak the Jaws of Death and Oderus Urungus. In the end, the duo reflect upon their antics, and despite failing to impress the Scumdogs of the Universe with their pictures and Jizmak Da Gusha (the drummer) having kicked Beavis's ass, they still have their photos, including them onstage with GWAR, as mementos of these cool times they had.

Sega Genesis Version[]

Episode References[]

Where as the SNES and Game Gear versions were looked at as quickly thrown together platforms obviously designed be people unfamiliar with the actual show, the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive version is considered by fans to be very faithful to the early days of the show mainly referencing episodes from season 2, and a few characters (Todd, Gena, and Earl) from season 3. Instances such as blowing up the concession stand (At The Movies), taking a picture of "Butt-Woman" (Beware Of The Butt), deep frying a mouse, and serving it to a customer (Burger World), stealing Billy Bob's cart, and leading him to a chase through the hospital (Bedpans and Broom Sticks), couch fishing (Couch Fishing) and cutting down Tom Anderson's tree with a chainsaw (Lawn and Garden) are all direct references to episodes whereas settings like the dumpster (Burger World), pet shop (Good Credit), yogurt shop (Yogurt's Cool), toy store (Balloon), drive-in (At The Movies/Beware Of The Butt), laundromat (Washing The Dog) and US Army Recruiting Station (Be All You Can Be) are all setting locations that for the most part are never referenced again in later seasons of the show. Other small references include the boxing glove baseball bat (Babes R Us), the man with a fork stuck in his head (Sick), and the cop (Yogurt's Cool/At The Movies).

By the time of release the show had been "revamped" by MTV due to controversy, and almost all episodes referenced in the game were no longer being re-ran, and weren't released on home video. This unfortunately made figuring out a lot of the puzzles difficult for casual fans going into the game resulting in the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive versions reputation of being too difficult to figure out, and most preferring the SNES version due to basic gameplay anybody could pick up, and enjoy. 


In level 3 of the Tiger Electronics game you chase, and hit Tom Anderson's poodle with the boxing glove baseball bat (a slight reference to the end of the original pilot Frog Baseball!). The show was already under a lot of controversy for the depiction of animal cruelty in the show so it's surprising that the level was left in the game let alone that it didn't seem to stir up any extra controversy most likely due to not many people playing it.


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