Welcome to Goober Game Friday #2. Today we delve into the wicked world of Beavis and Butthead in Virtual Stupidity.
Beavis and Butthead in virtual reality was released in 1995 by Viacom. This game was the one I played when mum and dad weren't around. I have no idea how it appeared on our commuter desk, but when 10 year old Cazz saw those two loveable dudes on the cover she new it was love at first sight. I was proud to play Beavis and Butthead and tell my brother about it. At the time little rainbow clothes Cazz with glitter in her hair had not much in common with her football playing bro, so watching cartoon teenage boys attempt to get into a gang I thought made me cool in my brothers eyes.
The game begins with a warning message stating
"Beavis and Butthead are not role models. They're not even human. They're cartoons. Some of the things they do would cause a person to get hurt, expelled, arrested, possibly deported. To put this another way, don't try this at home"
Straight away you felt naughty. That what you were about to play would be fun and a little bit cool. You play as Beavis and Buthead who are working at the burger shack. The ever awesome Todd enters and beats those silly boys for not giving him his well deserved delicious burger. Upon having their asses beat they decide Todd rules and the best way to get chicks would be to join his gang. Beavis and Butthead set off to complete various tasks which they believe will lead them to being awesome.
Beavis and Butthead is split up into a few parts. A main adventure style game and also four mini games: hock-a-loogie, court chaos, bug justice and air guitar. Any normal person would play the whole game, but the minute I got to hock-a-loogie time would stand still and little Cazz would spend hours fake spitting on the world below.
Beavis and Butthead looked amazing. Styled exactly like the TV series it took you right inside their world. It featured voice acting from most of the original cast including Mike Judge. My favorite vocals are when Beavis pokes his head into the Spanish class and yells what he believes to be Spanish followed by "Cornholio" at the teacher. Hilarious.
Despite the initial warning playing Beavis and Butthead in virtual stupidity never did make me do anything naughty. But it did introduce me to one of the best bands in the world, Gwar! Thanks guys.