Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots!

Fans of Ren and Stimpy no doubt look forward to any game featuring their favorite comedy team. This game from THQ, however, may not be the one they want.

Choking Chihuahuas!

Veediots is a colorful, simply illustrated side-scroller that follows the cartoon antics of Ren and Stimpy. There are some funny inside jokes here, but the lackluster graphic style (blah) and dull game play (blah blah) won't even make an "asthma hound Chihuahua" wheeze.

ProTip: Keep something in Ren's hands at all times, like a Vase or Picture Frame. You never know when that bloated sack of cat hair is going to show up.

The game depicts four classic R & S cartoons. In 'The Boy Who Cried Rat," you must travel through a living room filled with obstacles, like Mouse Traps, and Electric Fans. Then you must dive into Stimpy's mouth. In "In the Army," you face Grenades, Cannons, and The Sarge while trying to keep your fur. "Stimpy's Invention" takes you through the labs of Dr. Stupid, and "Marooned" strands our boys on a deserted planet.

  • In the living room, stand on the blocks to make them fall, then stay there and throw something at Stimpy while he's dashing around like an idiot.
  • Behind the Drapes is a 1-up. Watch the timer, though, and keep your eyes peeled.

To help Ren along, Dirty Socks deliver extra speed, Money gains extra points, and Powdered Toast brings invincibility. You can also jump from clocks and ringing telephones for extra bursts of power, and you can pick up and throw almost anything.

The only thing you'll want to touch in Stimpy's mouth is the Powdered Toast invincibility icon (and the Money, of course).

Ren and Limpy

Unfortunately, the graphics in this game just don't match up to the cartoon. There are no humorous interludes (unlike the Game Gear Ren and Stimpy, where Ren scratches his butt when you pause), and the backgrounds are uninspired, to say the least. It's all teeth and no bite, especially in Stimpy's mouth.

  • Use Umbrellas in the Army stage to shield yourself from falling Watermelons.
  • Use Safes as step ladders in the Lab.

The sounds, too, don't quite do justice to the show. The sound effects are weak and barely audible. There's some familiar theme music, but the absence of certain songs is disappointing. Where are the "Log" song and Happy, when you need them?

The Village Veediot

You really have to be hard up to like this game. As a ho-hum run-n-jump game, it offers little challenge to the intermediate gamer. You'll probably suffer from boredom, not frustration. For Ren and Stimpy fanatics, until new episodes of the cartoon appear on TV, Veediots will have to do, you sick... Leee-tle... MONKIS!

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  • Manufacturer: THQ
  • # of players: 1
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Available: October 1993
  • Number of Levels: 16
  • Theme: Action

Ren & Stimpy now have their own Super NES game. Ren & Stimpy: Veediots has you entering all your favorite TV episodes. Play through levels like the disgusting inside of Stimpy's mouth or the rigorous boot camp. Primarily, you will control Ren, but sometimes Stimpy will be your character, too. THQ has done an excellent job in recreating the humor of the show. The art is nearly identical. The artist couldn't even keep within the lines! This is a game that will keep Ren & Stimpy fans smiling. Happy, Happy! Joy, Joy!

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