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Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity is an adventure game based on the American animated television series created by Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-head, that was developed and published by Viacom New Media. It was released on August 31, 1995.[1]

It featured vocals from the series' cast of voice actors, including Mike Judge.[2] Besides the main game, four mini-games are featured, called Hock-A-Loogie, Court Chaos, Bug Justice and Air Guitar.

The main game plots the two main characters, Beavis and Butt-head, trying to get into Todd's gang. Over the course of the game, they have to complete tasks[3] and explore areas in the fictional town of Highland, Texas.

It was originally released on the PC. A CD-i port of Virtual Stupidity was planned but was cancelled due to falling sales of the console. Also, a PlayStation port was made, but only in Japan.

Plot

The game starts with Beavis and Butt-head working at BurgerWorld. They are met by Todd, who threatens them. Despite that, Beavis and Butt-head like Todd because of his power, and consider him "cool". Then, they decide to try to get in Todd's gang.

At Highland High, the duo are forced to stay in Science Class, to do a frog dissection. Eventually, they manage to skip from class after lying to the science teacher that they are going to the bathroom. They manage to slip from school after spitting on Principal McVicker from the school rooftop, causing him to leave the school entrance.

From then on, Beavis and Butt-head explore various areas from Highland, including their house, BurgerWorld, the park, and Maxi-Mart, completing various tasks, in order to get closer to Todd and his gang.

Music videos

Three full-length music videos (with included commentary by Beavis and Butt-head) are viewable on various TV-s in the game:

  1. GWAR - This Toilet Earth|Saddam A-Go-Go
  2. Primus - DMV
  3. Sausage - Riddles Are Abound Tonight

Critical response

Virtual Stupidity received mostly positive reviews from video game magazines and websites. It has an 78.68 percent average at GameRankings.[1] PC Gamer awarded it Best Adventure of 1995.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Beavis and Butt-head in Virtual Stupidity for PC. GameRankings. Retrieved on 2009-07-24.
  2. Jeffrey Adam Young (May 1, 1996). B&B-H: Virtual Stupidity Review. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2009-07-24.
  3. Rob Michaud (October 10, 2003). Review: Beavis & Butthead in Virtual Stupidity. Adventure Gamers. Retrieved on 2009-07-24.
  4. 50 Best Games of All Time, From PC Gamer's May 1997 Edition. CDAccess.com (1998). Retrieved on 2009-07-24.

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