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Beavis And Butthead in Virtual Stupidity

Viacom Newmedia
Platform ReviewedIBM PC
GenreRole Playing Game
Number of Players1
Multiplayer ValueNone
Skills RequiredPoint and Click
Interface DevicesMouse
Interface DesignAdaquate
Game Design and PlayabilityGood
Type Of FunMonkey-Island style Side-View RPG
Replay ValueLow to None
Overall ValueGood
The BestWell done art, vast amounts of voice, captures B &B perfectly
The WorstSlow and plodding, the interface is a little clumsy at times
How much I'd Pay for This35 bucks


Virtual Stupidity is 'The Secret Of Monkey Island' with Beavis and Butthead in it. Point and click, solve puzzles, play a few simple arcade games. Essentially an episode of the TV show you can play.


Like, uh, you like wander around, and, uhhh, do stuff? You like, uhhh, pick stuff up and, like use it and stuff. Like to solve puzzles and crap. Then you like win. Dumb-ass.


Actually quite a good interpretation of Mike Judge's little angels, Virtual Stupidity is fairly engaging and does feature all of the characters from the show, as well as unbelievable amounts of voice. It is rather picky of me to wish that the voice was more variable, performing a given action elicits only one response. It would have been nice if doing the same action twice could have produced a new result. This would have provided a replay value to the game.

Virtual Stupidity features some nice little antisocial arcade games, such as spitting on people from a great height or burning insects with a magnifying lens. Beavis and Butthead themselves are well represented, and are at their usual peak of mental verisimilitude.

Essentially, if you love Beavis and Butthead, if you 'get' what the show is about, you will probably enjoy the game. If the idea of piloting two useless, revolting piles of human excrement about their daily aimless wandering fails to appeal to you, the Virtual Stupidity will probably seem to Suck. Huh-huhhhhh Huh Huh. Duh.

Reviewed by Jennifer Diane Reitz, March 14, 1996

Jennifer Diane Reitz is a Game Designer and Computer Artist, and one of the founders of Happy Puppy. She is the creator of numerous games and software products, including Boppin' , Shark Chums, Elsewhere, and many others. She has worked for such companies as Activision, Sculptured Software, Epyx, SRI, and Electronic Arts, and founded Accursed Toys. She has been active in the computer gaming industry since it's earliest days. She considers games to be works of artistic merit and achievement, and views computer entertainment as the most important media of our era.