Read the review here.
“The pies look like bananas as they fly through the air. I got Moe to extend his arm once, toward a pie, but never throw it. I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. No explanation was ever given, after all. I wish I had the instruction booklet.
Suddenly, it was over, and I assumed I had done horribly, only to find flashing dollar signs and apparent signs of success with the image of a paycheck. I made five bucks? What? How did I possibly succeed at that minigame? I have never, in my life, been so thoroughly confused by a gaming experience. It is one thing to be “stuck” and be unsure of how to proceed, but to be completely unable to grasp the control scheme yet apparently win anyway?”
– from the full review, which you can read here.
This game is bad. Maybe some people out there actually like this one (for some reason, I really get the feeling, while playing this, that there are probably some die-hard fans who would defend it), but it sucks. Sure, the Stooges are a treasured trio in the slapstick comedy world, but this NES cartridge is not a treasure worth their name. This is one of those “one glaring flaw” titles, except that the One Glaring Flaw is the gameplay.