Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure

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Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
North American cover art (Sega Genesis)
Developer(s)Interplay
Publisher(s)Interplay
Designer(s)Christoper A. Tremmel, Michael W. Stragey
Composer(s)Matt Furniss
Platform(s)Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, Virtual Console
Release date(s)Mega Drive / Genesis
SNES
  • NA December 1995[2]
  • EU January 25, 1996
Virtual Console
Genre(s)Platformer
Mode(s)Single-player
Distribution24-megabit ROM cartridge
 
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Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure
North American cover art (Sega Genesis)
Developer(s)Interplay
Publisher(s)Interplay
Designer(s)Christoper A. Tremmel, Michael W. Stragey
Composer(s)Matt Furniss
Platform(s)Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES, Virtual Console
Release date(s)Mega Drive / Genesis
SNES
  • NA December 1995[2]
  • EU January 25, 1996
Virtual Console
Genre(s)Platformer
Mode(s)Single-player
Distribution24-megabit ROM cartridge

Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure is a 2D platform video game created by Interplay Entertainment and released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994 and later on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1995. The Genesis version was also released on the Wii Virtual Console in North America on November 24, 2008 and in Europe on December 12, 2008. The game's lead character also made a cameo appearance as a playable character and the rival of Earthworm Jim in Interplay's ClayFighter 63⅓.

Story[edit source | edit]

One dark and stormy evening, the civic-minded Professor Stinkbaum was working in his lab where he was secretly building a machine that would save the world from pollution by transporting it to a place he called Dimension X-Crement. That same evening, eccentric millionaire Snotty Ragsdale paid a visit to the lab to investigate this project and find out how such a thing was possible. He wasn't too sure about the machine's purpose. When the machine was activated, a cloud of pepper was inhaled through the nose by Ragsdale, causing him to let out a mighty sneeze. The power of said sneeze broke the machine. As a result of it breaking, a portal opens from it. Just then, a mysterious giant arm pops out of the portal and steals the machine's main power source. In response to this danger, Snotty rushes into the men's room to change into his alter ego, the mighty Boogerman! After doing so, he jumped into the portal to pursue the arm to learn the reason for the theft it had committed.

Gameplay[edit source | edit]

The gameplay of Boogerman operates as a simple side-scroller, with burp/fart ammunition, as well as booger ammunition. There are 20+ different levels, as well as a final boss battle. Each level consists of a slight puzzle to finish to the end, and to accomplish this it is necessary to defeat foes, unique to each level. Following this boss battle is a fun "sandbox" playable credit scrolling, as you are able to "fly-fart" with unlimited fuel (something you are not able to do during normal gameplay).

Reception[edit source | edit]

The protagonist of Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure was awarded Grossest Character of 1994 by Electronic Gaming Monthly.[5] The website IGN called Boogerman the third worst character name in a 2007 list.[6]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Mean Machines staff (June 1991). "Mega Drive Review: Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure". Mean Machines Sega (London, UK: EMAP) (26): pp. 80–2. ISSN 0967-9014. 
  2. ^ Nintendo staff. "Super NES Games" (PDF). Nintendo. Archived from the original on June 14, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nintendo staff (November 24, 2008). "Two WiiWare Games and One Virtual Console Game Added to Wii Shop Channel". Nintendo of America. Retrieved November 24, 2008. 
  4. ^ Nintendo staff (December 12, 2008). "Now on Virtual Console". Nintendo of Europe. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Electronic Gaming Monthly's Buyer's Guide. 1995.  |accessdate= requires |url= (help)
  6. ^ IGN staff (August 14, 2007). "Top 10 Tuesday: Worst Character Names". IGN. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 

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