Beavis and Butthead's graphic misadventures come home to your PC as TV's favourite morons go collegiate! See the world through their eyes as they hit Highland State and attempt to do the impossible (well, for them anyway): score with the co-eds! With the same look and feel as the original MTV series and thousands of lines of hilarious, new dialogue, Beavis and Butthead Do U just may be the coolest thing you'll ever see!
- Explore college life with America's favourite losers!
- Solve mind bending puzzles!
- Interact with the cast favourites!
- Featuring the voice talent of Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butthead!
- Brand new lines of hilarious dialogue!
- Same look and feel as the original MTV series!
~from the back of the box
After being pleasantly surprised by Virtual Stupidity, I was optimistic for Beavis & Butt-Heads Do U, their next point-and-click adventure released in 1998. This time, the haplessly horny high schoolers go on a field trip to a nearby university. Naturally, they think tertiary education is all about scoring chicks and when they hear about a party, they figure this would be the place to do just that.
Graphically, the game is a bit of a mixed bag. It looks crisper than the first game with some nice 3D rendered cutscenes when you enter certain areas, but for the most part, the locations look a little sparse and unpopulated. The screens are now wider that your monitor which scroll when the cursor is placed near the edges, but the composition and staging look weird on occasion. Even the animation suffers at times too, with stilted dialogue and often perfunctory sentences. With the exception of some well executed puzzles, it's an overall lesser, dumber, and more offensive experience.
Like I said in my Virtual Stupidity review, I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Beavis and Butt-Head, but I do enjoy the subtle satire of that game and the movie that came out at arond the same time. Remove that, and all you're left with a couple of vulgar over-the-top reprobates trying to be funny. That's what we're left with here. No hidden indictment on gang culture or school heirarchies. No subtle statement on social structures or the class divide. Just a couple of oversexed teenagers harassing everyone - and everything - with mammaries. It left a bad taste in my mouth, and that is entirely down to the poor base-note writing.
When it comes to puzzle design, though, it's actually very good. It's slightly more difficult than that other game but still on the easy side. You have to collect check marks from each department before you are allowed to join a uni frat party, and each department head needs convincing before you can go. For example, the Agriculture department needs you to milk a cow and collect some chicken eggs. It's not long before the duo will realise that a bull is not a cow, and that an egg fight will actually smash what you're after. I won't give away how it's solved, but lets just say Beavis gets bitten and trampled before he finally gets to squeeze some teets.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do U is not without merit, but I can't say its to everyone's taste. The noticeable difference in quality could be down to moving production from the now defunct gaming division of MTV's parent company Viacom New Media to The Illusions Gaming Company (who did a much better job with Duckman and Blazing Dragons - also on this site). Regardless, I suggest you play Virtual Stupidity over this, unless you're really a fan of lurid, baseless humour.
To download the game, follow the link below. This exclusive installer runs natively on Windows. If the custom installer didn't import to the registry automatically during installation, run REGEDIT-BBD.reg as administrator from the install directory. See the ChamberNotes.txt for more info. Manual included. Tested on Windows 10.
File Size: 417 Mb. Install Size: 698 Mb. Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ
Beavis & Butt-Head Do U is © MTV Networks & GT Interactive
Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me