Review by KFHEWUI
"Ren & Stimpy: Veediots is playable, but lacks the enjoyment factor"
In the early nineties, Ren & Stimpy premiered and it became a smash hit, and it is a show I grew up with. It was unique and bizarre and yet entertaining at the same. Like most popular animated shows, it eventually will make the leap to video games.
Ren & Stimpy: Veediots! is based upon three episodes from the cartoon, unlike the SNES version which covers four episodes, which are The Boy Who Cried Rat which is about Ren disguised as a rat and Stimpy must get rid from him a house so he can get paid. The second area is based upon Stimpy's Invention where Stimpy makes an invention that will make Ren happy also known for the infamous Happy Happy Joy Joy song. The final level of the game is based upon In The Army Now where Ren and Stimpy are trying to get through boot camp. However the problem with this game is that there is no story and if you had have never seen the show then you would not know what is going on. Beating the game only gets you a congratulation screen.
The graphics are not bad however the backgrounds are a mix bag. The backgrounds for the The Boy Who Cried Rat and Stimpy's Invention look great however the background for In The Army Now is barren and only consists for a tree once in a blue moon.
The music is awful. Not only is it weak, but it is extremely repetitive to the point that is almost nauseating however the sounds effects are headache inducing because they consists of only a high pitched shriek.
One of the areas where Veediots! works fine is the controls consists of jumping, grabbing, slapping, movement, and pause, and they are very responsive however the slap attack is pretty useless since it can only be used when you are standing still which is pointless because of the clock.
Veediots! gets off to a rough start with The Boy Who Cried Rat which introduces you to generic platform affair which means jumping, leaps of faith, cheap combat, and a clock. Unfortunately, the first level is frustrating because of the lousy hit detection which makes a simple task like jumping onto a chair annoying because you will fall through it unless you land on a specific spot. It also does not help that you have to race against a very ungenerous clock and a vast majority of my deaths came because of the clock, and the only way I beat the game was rushing forward and intentionally taking damage just to get by which is pretty must do for the final level.
Thankfully the game becomes much more bearable after the first level since the next few levels are nothing but puzzle levels, and the main enemy in these levels is the clock. The next levels are based on Stimpy's Invention and this part of the game makes up the major bulk of the game since it covers about six levels and also includes the only boss of the game which is Ren.
The final level is based upon In The Army Now, and all you have to do is pass through boot camp and success is yours. This level places you in control of Ren as he passes through boot camp and it is a very straight forward level that consists of jumping and dodging enemies. It is not too difficult however I do not like how the end of the level is not marked. It seemed like Ren randomly stopped then a congratulation screen popped saying I had beaten the game.
Ren & Stimpy: Veediots! is playable however it is not that enjoyable, and it felt like the game was unfinished or was rushed out because the of The Boy That Cried Rat and In The Army levels. Also there is no replay value. Once you beat the game, the only thing you can do is replay the game.
Reviewer's Rating: 2.0 - Poor
Originally Posted: 06/07/12, Updated 04/29/13
Game Release: The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! (US, 10/31/93)
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