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Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity

by Boyks

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Original Thread: Whoa, like, Let's Play Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity



Back in the early 90's, MTV was just starting to dabble in various ideas on how not to play music videos on their channel. In this magical time of exploration and creativity, they somehow aired the show Beavis and Butt-Head to, what I can only assume, the joy of millions considering its huge success. The show sprang up from an animated short made by Mike Judge where two boys hit a frog with a baseball bat for fun which caught the eye of MTV producers and well here we are today. The basic plot of each episode revolved around the antics of two dim-witted, socially awkward, rock and roll/metal loving teens (read "goons" ) and the aftermath of their actions.

Sometime around 1995 Viacom New Media developed and published this little known adventure game. The game itself is nothing special compared to the typical expectations the average adventure gamer has towards such a game; It has somewhat easy puzzles, the story isn't anything too complicated, and you don't need to make detailed maps or anything. It has a good amount of things going for it which really let it shine, however. First, they included many of the show's main cast including nearly all of their original voice actors. Secondly, they kept the art style of the show fairly accurately. Lastly, the humor. Oh yes, the humor. The game ended up as more of a love letter to the show than anything else and it really slathers on the pandering to its fans.

So, if you've never seen the show, why would you bother with this? Well, to put it bluntly, it's awesome and worthy of at least a look due to the entertainment value alone. That is, of course, if you have a refined taste in crude humor. The show was put on a fourteen year hiatus (1997-2011) and was brought back due to its lasting fan base. With the series being rebooted somewhat recently, I think it's time to take a look back at this gem and reconsider the thought-provoking images that it conveys to our now much more highly evolved minds.

A few notes before we get to the LP proper:

1) This will be a hybrid screenshot LP with random videos.
2) In game character dialogue will be depicted with these .
3) Added dialogue will be depicted with these .

4) Discussions of the show and game are both welcome here.

It has pretty basic controls: Look, Use, Inventory, Walk To, and Talk.

That's enough rambling from me. If you don't know anything about the show right now, you most certainly will within the first few minutes of the game. So uh, like, let's do this already or something, huh huh huh.

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