Three Stooges

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 β€œstuck” 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.

4 Responses to “ Three Stooges ”

  1. Matt Boomsma , on February 18th, 2011 at 8:22 am Said:

    Yeah…I think I remember being a bit confused too, but I enjoyed this game a little…..but like you stated, I’m a bit of a 3 Stooges Fan.

  2. Have you never heard or watched a 3 Stooges short before playing this game? Your a grown adult, I played this when I was 8 or 9 years old and while I remember some of the mini games being tougher then others, I enjoyed the game.

    I mean really, you spend how much time mocking the story? What person in their right mind would critique the plot to a 3 Stooges short?

    And plus in today’s age you really have no excuse for not understanding the controls, Protip: There’s this website called which might be able to help.

    It’s probably a middle of the pack game that’s more enjoyable if your a fan, but your review is asinine.

  3. @Syzpid

    Actually, no, I have never watched a Three Stooges short.

    How much time do I spend mocking the story? Exactly as much time as you spend reading it. πŸ™‚

    What person in their right mind would critique a Three Stooges plot? The same person who critiques dozens of video games that are over 20 years old.

    Protip: If you’ll check my Friends & Resources page, you’ll find a link to none other than For someone who implies that you are a “grown adult,” I would have thought you would have remembered a time before the Internet. I certainly do, and it’s from that context that I review the games. To say that a game is good *only if* you are able to access gamefaqs is ridiculous, and is a flaw of the game, not an asset.

    As for the review being asinine, well, sure. I did admit right at the beginning that it was very different from a usual review. πŸ˜€

    But at least my review doesn’t rely on gamefaqs and offers the chance for replies, unlike your comment. Feel free to e-mail me, Syzpid, and we can have a conversation like real human beings.

    Or do you not remember a time before the Internet when people could hide behind anonymous comments?

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