Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mylstar's The Three Stooges

With the new Three Stooges movie just hitting theaters (I personally loved the movie), I figured it would be a good time to post about Mylstar's The Three Stooges arcade game. The Three Stooges arcade game came out in 1984 and featured 3 player simultaneous play, some digitized voices, and a somewhat hideous cab. Mylstar thought it would be a good idea to try and mix black and white photos of Moe, Larry, and Curly with 1980's color aesthetics.... bad choice Mylstar.

Mylstar's next goof was to include digitized voices of same classic Three Stooges quotes. You might be saying what's wrong with hearing the guys saying "hey, watch out!" or "wise guy, huh?" Well, half the time you can not tell what the digitized voice is trying to say and the other half sounds like a robot in a blender. Terrible.

But not all is bad. The game is what you make of it. Get two other friends together and you will have a blast. It won't take long before you and your friends start smacking and yelling at each other thanks to Mylstar including the ability to either work together, or independently. In the Three Stooges game you can hurt each other. This makes for some truly great real life Three Stooges moments. Picture you and your 2 buds helping each other out, doing great, and BAM! One of your buds accidentally hits you with a hammer. You gonna take that? Of course not, you're gonna bop him one back. Now your other friend, the middle man is going to stick his nose in your business to try and stop the fight. Of course he will get smacked as well because he's a chowder head. Stick a Stooge in each appropriate role above and you have one of countless classic Stooge moments. This is where the game truly succeeds. Mylstar has actually managed to make a Three Stooges game that actually recreates Three Stooges moments both in and out of game.

So if you're a knucklehead like me, you owe it to yourself to grab 2 other knuckleheads and give The Three Stooges game a go. I heard the Stoogeum, a Three Stooges museum in PA actually has a working cabinet for play.


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