The deranged boys who brought you frog baseball put their own spin on miniature golf in MTV's Beavis & Butt-Head: Bunghole in One. Created by the man behind the Beavis and Butt-head television show, Mike Judge, the game features the strange and hilarious locales familiar to the popular MTV cartoon, such as Burger World, The Living Room, Nacho Pichu, and more. Spanning 18 holes, MTV's Beavis & Butt-head: Bunghole in One will have you dodging nacho cheese flows, lava lamps, and buzz saws, all while being treated to the familiar voices of Beavis and Butt-head.
I can remember watching Beavis and Butt-head on MTV and laughing at their crude jokes. With the exception of Star Wars and Star Trek, it seems that every game based off a television show or movie seems to flop. Take the Die-Hard series for example. Great testosterone movies but let's face it, the game sucked. I went into this game with that mind set and came out with a new opinion on Hollywood spawned games.
Bunghole in One at first sounds like a cheesy B-movie, in fact it sounds exactly like one of the Beavis and Butt-head episodes. Maybe in this episode Beavis turns into Cornholio and goes around showing people his lone bunghole. But no, this game actually has a premise. It was not like Virtual Stupidity in which you luggied on people and fried bugs. It is a simple game of mini-golf set in the Beavis and Butt-head universe.
No outstanding 3dfx graphics, nor FMV, just your cartoon style sketch-drawings. The game is not meant to be graphically appealing. It is all playability. The only animation that was worth while was the main screen with a big spinning golf ball with cutouts of Beavis and Butt-head on it. Imagine any game with simple looping animations and moving shadows with blocks of black and gray to give the effect of a shadow and you have the graphic quality of Bunghole in One. The still shots are nice. The game is true to the show, it has very bland drawing and no shading. The game basically models the show with almost perfect accuracy.
The game's sound made me play the game rather than the usual graphics/gameplay combination. The game actually made me laugh a few times. I went around the next day talking in that annoying Butt-head voice. With off the wall comments and well placed one liners, the game is actually entertaining to listen to. However, after about the 11th hole, the one-liners become more annoying than funny because as is with all games, the sound bytes are limited. I was told to wash my balls about 10 times throughout my round of mini-golf.
If you can control a mouse then this game is easy. The object of the game is simple, get the golf ball in the hole. The hard part is the terrain. However tricky the course, there is always a simple way to complete it under par. Some of the courses take a few tries to complete with a decent score, but none are anywhere close to impossible. The most annoying factor in this game would have to be the poor physics. The whole point of mini-golf is to bounce your ball off the necessary walls and objects to get it as close as possible to the hole. In this game, you just hit it as hard as possible and then tap it in when you're near the hole. There's really very little strategy to each hole. I also noticed a few physics based bugs in the game, especially holes that had ramps and rubber tires in them.
The game has appeal, but only those who lived through the Beavis and Butt-head era. If you have never heard of them, get out from under your shell and see an episode and if your sick of them then consider this just another reason to hate them. The game is just mini-golf in disguise. This could have easily been the Garfield and Friends "Pasta-hole in on" and nobody would have noticed the difference.
The game suports multiplayer. I for one did not even try to play a whole round by myself. You can choose from six different characters from the show. All of which comes equipped with their own set of one-liners. If you don't choose Beavis and Butt-head, they stay in as commentators. You can play with up to three friends, however no network play is supported.
If you loved the show, then by all means go get this game. If you despised the show and were one of those people to sign the "Fire" petition then stay away from it. If you're just trying to find a game to pass the time, pass on this title. It offers nothing more than a Beavis and Butt-head skin over any mini-golf game. The one-liners are a nice touch but it doesn't make up for the not-so-good graphics and terrible physics.
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