UH, HUH HUH, the joke is in your hands, Huh Huh.
Like, why are you standing around in the store reading all these words when you could be home with me and Beavis, like, scoring and stuff. Uh, scoring with chicks, not me and Beavis. Plus you could be doing a bunch of other cool stuff, too, like messing with Anderson's mind and like, making Buzzcut's neck veins pop out, and just going around breaking stuff and kicking people's butts. And like, if you're as cool as me and Beavis, maybe you'll get into Todd's gang. So quit being a dillweed and buy this game and try to be cool for once, huh huh. It's like your only hope of leaving the store with dignity. Huh huh...dignity.
- Explore the entire world of Beavis and Butt-head
- Includes 4 mini-games and 3 music videos
- Features favorite show characters Todd, Daria, Van Driessen, Buzzcut, and Mr. McVicker, and many all new characters.
- With voice talent by show creator Mike Judge, the actual voice of Beavis and Butt-head
- All new animation from MTV animation studios
- Dialog written by show writers Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil
I didn't have MTV in the 90s, so I didn't grow up watching Beavis & Butt-Head. When I did see Mike Judge's seminal animated show I in all honesty didn't much care for what I saw. The spin-offs like Daria and King of the Hill were much better in my opinion. They had actual storylines and with comedic set-ups and pay-offs instead of a couple of stoners mumbling over other people's music videos.
In 1995, they were to star in their first point and click adventure; Virtual Stupidity. This lessened the reaction video formula and took to the satirical storytelling of the spin-offs and I found I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. The same could be said for the 1997 feature film too. I found the stoner comedy style to work better when they're not riffing on yet another hair metal music video.
While at fork at a fast food joint, the knuckle-headed duo get beaten up by Todd, the cool leader of a gang that hangs out at the local park. He's so cool, in fact, that it has become their mission to join his gang and prove that they are not wusses. I guess every story has to have an arch, but this one leads to them stealing a tank, escaping prison and hocking loogies on the school principle - all in the name of a tattooed thug named Todd.
The shenanigans they find themselves in are almost always slyly funny and the conversations with other characters are often witty, and it's a good thing that they are because they keep the game from becoming stale. While the situations are often amusing, the inventory-based puzzles held within them are pretty simple to solve. Items are often found next to where they're used and solutions can be found through simply clicking on everything - something you'll likely do anyway for the sheer entertainment value.
Take the tank, for example. You need some wheels to get food from the burger joint's drive-thru and this is the only one left unattended, but you're not strong enough to open the steel door. In another location - the coffee shop - Beavis reacts to drinking too much caffeine. He has become his TP obsessed alter-ego Cornholio and in this form he just so happens to be strong enough to lift the lid of the vehicle of war. A simple solution to stumble across, and one fans of the show might anticipate, but everything about it is incredibly entertaining. The writing, animation and voice acting makes all obstacles fun to overcome, even if it's incredibly easy to so do.
Beyond the inventory puzzles are a number of mini-games. Each of them can be played directly from the main menu, but they are the worst part of the whole package. Thankfully only a few of them are necessary to complete the game, but I still found them to be an unwelcome distraction. At least they don't last long.
In the end, it's the witty one-liners and humerous retorts that makes Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity. Between Gwar and the guffaws, there's a lot to like, so stop being a wuss and give it a go.
To download the game, follow the link below. This custom installer exclusive to The Collection Chamber uses ScummVM to allow the game to run on modern PCs. Manual included. Tested on Windows 10.
02.08.2021 Version 2 - Fixed save issue. Add a folder called SAVES in install directory if using Version 1.
Beavis & Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity is © Viacom New Media
Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me