When you pick up a game called Boogerman, you know right away you're in for a weird, on-the-fringe-of-taste game. Interplay has constructed a game that will appeal to fans of the Ren & Stimpy- and Beavis and Butt-Head-type of humor, because Boogerman uses bodily functions as weapons.
'Snot Very Polite
For every superhero, there's a mad scientist who needs defeating. Boogerman's adversary is Professor Stinkbaum, who's found a way to take the world's waste and send it to another dimension called Dimension X-crement. When things get out of control and criminal behavior starts creeping into the process, Boogerman comes to the rescue. And he finds himself up against many weird creatures like goblins, trolls, and ghosts in five worlds spanning 41 spacious levels.
Luckily, Boogerman is equipped with...well, he doesn't really have any special weapons, other than what he was born with. He can flick boogers at enemies, with some milk he can hawk loogies, and he can belch with damaging effects. His most powerful tool is...well, his butt blasts! He can let off a little stinker to take out an enemy, or deliver something bigger for maximum destruction. With a chili pepper, he's a flame thrower -- and he can even fly.
The Sound of Mucus
As you might expect, Boogerman is filled with juicy noises and visuals for each on-screen action. The only sound problem comes with the many digitized voice samples, which are somewhat raspy. The graphics and 'animations, on the other hand, are really slick and comical to match the game's premise.
Control, at first, seems to be pretty excruciating, as many of Boogerman's excretions and expulsions are control-pad and button exercises.
It doesn't take long to execute his excessive arsenal and extradite his enemies' exteriors into extinction. It's an extravaganza!
Butt... There's More!
As disgusting as Boogerman' can be, as a video game it's fun to play. It almost comes off as a parody of last year's Disney's Aladdin, with extensive, challenging levels that take you up and down, left and right, and in and out of distant areas (using noses and toilets as transporters). Boogerman is a gas to play, it doesn't stink, and it looks P.U.- tiful. You'll have a blast!
- In Level 1, when you drop off the cliff to this spot, blast the rock with s Super Burp. Don't forget to grab the cape inside.
- Grabbing enough plungers to build a ladder gives good bonus points -- and makes Boogerman happy, too.
- In the nasal caverns you can't harm these bobbing creatures. Just time your moves past them.
- In the early stages you have to work your way through the trees' upper branches to get full bonuses.