Some of the things they do would cause you to get hurt, arrested...
you know the rest. Yes, that's right, Beavis and Butt-head are at it
again. First there was the luggy game, then came the bug game
and just last year GT Interactive revived the Beavis and Butt-head
genre with ‘Bunghole in One’. Now, in 1999, GT Interactive
squeezes what little there is left in the market for a game of this
Picture Quest for Glory or King's Quest with a cartoon drawn
background and two annoying characters and you have yourself
Beavis and Butt-head: Do U. Essentially this is an adventure game
targeted at the teenagers who still can't let go of Beavis and
If you have played any of the previous Beavis and Butt-head
games then the graphics come as no surprise. If you have ever
seen the show you will definitely see a resemblance. In the age of
3d graphics, sketch drawn and still shot backgrounds are not very
innovative nor are they considered great eye candy. The only real
graphics I enjoyed was the opening animation logo by MTV.
Speech is a must in every game nowadays: at some point in the
game the gamer should hear a human voice say something. It is
possible, however, to take this way too far. The annoying Beavis
and Butt-head "ism's" get so annoying that I ended up turning
them off. If it weren’t for the decent soundtrack I would have
completely shut off my stereo. The game, like the TV show, plays
off of all the sexual innuendoes in our society but is this really
necessary? The game does however mimic the TV show quite
well, even though it’s not something worth mimicking. The
original creator of the show, giving it the nostalgic sound of the old
TV show, did all of the speech.
Beavis and Butthead: Do U is your basic adventure game: walk
around, point, click, and solve. The puzzles in this game are fairly
simple allowing even a novice to complete it relatively quickly.
This is definitely not a title to pick up for either its intellectual
value or its playability. The game offered no innovative controls,
unless of course you count the ability to interact (if you could call it
that) with the characters from the show. The repetitiveness of the
dialogue did not help the gaming experience either.
I had more fun playing my old copy of Quest For Glory. I had an
extremely difficult time trying to find positives about B&B: Do U’s
value as a game. It offered little in the plot department giving me
more "huh,-huh-huh-huh" than I needed and not enough real
talking or real gameplay. This game was obviously created for
those who were addicted to the television show. I did, on the other
hand, thoroughly enjoy closing the game.
Unless you’re one of those people who just can't get Beavis and
Butt-head out of your head, then by all means pick this game up.
However, I do recommend reading some other reviews and
picking up one of a plethora of other games instead. If you’re one
of those people who never liked the show then this is a game to
further enhance your hatred to these two annoying individuals.
Old graphics, bad puzzles and total lack of a good plot make this
game a dust collector on the shelves of America's computer stores.