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           The FAQ/WALKTHROUGH for THE ITCHY & SCRATCHY GAME, v1.0
    
                      Based on the Game Gear version
                     Written and maintained by SubSane
                        Last Updated  July 05, 2003
    
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    
    1.0 INTRODUCTION
         1.1 Game Details
         1.2 Story
    
    2.0 BASICS
         2.1 Game Start
         2.2 Status and Menu Screens
         2.3 Controls
         2.4 Items
         2.5 Basic Stuff
    
    3.0 WALKTHROUGH
         3.1 Juracid Bath
         3.2 The Medieval Dead
         3.3 Mutilation on the Bounty
         3.4 A Site for Sawed Eyes
         3.5 The Magnificent Severed
         3.6 Disassembly Line
    
    4.0 CODES & SECRETS
    
    5.0 LEGAL / MISC.
         5.1 Version History
         5.2 Guide Credits
         5.3 Contact Information
         5.4 Legal Stuff
    
    
    
    
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    ===== 1.0 INTRODUCTION =============================================
    
    
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                            1.1  Game Details
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    All versions of The Itchy and Scratchy Game were released in 1994 by
    Acclaim. Developed by Bits Corporation.
    
    
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                                1.2  Story
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    They fight, they bite,
    They bite and fight and bite.
    bite, bite, bite,
    fight, fight, fight.
    The Itchy and Scratchy Game!
    
    
    
    
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    ===== 2.0 BASICS ===================================================
    
    
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                               2.1  Game Start
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    Start
    Choose this option to start the game.
    
    Options
    You can adjust the difficulty. The difficulty options are Easy,
    Medium, Hard.
    
    
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                         2.2  Status and Menu Screens
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    Itchy Health
    The yellow bar at the top is Itchy's health.
    
    Scratchy Health
    The red bar at the bottom is Scratchy's health.
    
    Locator
    That arrow points to Scratchy's location. Keep an eye on it.
    
    
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                              2.3  Controls
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    Command        |  Character Action     |  Other           
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    Start          |  Pause                |  Press 1 to see lives/time
    Left           |  Run or jump left     |  -
    Right          |  Run or jump right    |  -
    Up             |  Climb ladders        |  -
    Down           |  Down + 1 for weapons |  -
    1 button       |  Jump                 |  Down + 1 for weapons
    2 button       |  Use weapons          |  -
    
    
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                                 2.4  Items
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        Item           |  Purpose of item
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        Cheese         |  Pick up to boost
        Red bowl       |  Remain invincible for a short time
        Itchy head     |  Refill energy
        Scratchy head  |  Refill energy
        Rock           |  Weapon
        Bomb           |  Weapon
        Mallet         |  Weapon
        Axe            |  Weapon
        Sword          |  Weapon
        Laser sword    |  Weapon
        Pirate gun     |  Weapon
        Bolt gun       |  Weapon
        TNT stick      |  Weapon
        Bone club      |  Weapon
        Boomerang      |  Weapon
        Flaming arrow  |  Weapon
        Swordfish      |  Weapon
        Scissors       |  Weapon
    
    
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                               2.5  Basic Stuff
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    All right folks, welcome to the basics. As you may or may not know,
    the Itchy and Scratchy game is a fighting/action game, not a regular
    side scroller. In every stage the main purpose is to kill Scratchy,
    nothing else. So because of that I'm writing this guide as more of a
    general strategies and boss guide than an in-depth step by step
    guide. Trust me, killing Scratchy is an insanely simple task.
    
    It's just too easy. Ya know why? Cuz there's no bosses! So all you
    have to do is kill Scratchy in each stage and move on. To kill
    Scratchy just hit him, then jump around while he's blinking and then
    hit him again. You CANNOT die, it's way too simple. If you do, don't
    worry. They give you infinite continues anyway. If you go forward
    you'll find weapon boxes (the picture of a mallet), cheeses, red
    bowls, and an Itchy head. 
    
    I guess if you wanna explore go ahead, but you'll run into small
    stage enemies and Scratchy clones. Also, be aware that there is a
    time limit of about 6 minutes for each stage. Oh, and do you see
    that arrow next to Scratchy's energy bar? That just shows his
    direction if he's off the screen. The green arrow means that
    Scratchy hasn't spotted you, the yellow arrow means he's looking for
    you, and the red arrow means he found you and is chasing you. 
    
    Hmmmm, I think that's it...
    
    
    
    
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    ===== 3.0 WALKTHROUGH ==============================================
    
    
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                              3.1  Juracid Bath                     
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    Bla, too much talk. Let me just tell ya the easiest way to kill
    Scratchy in this stage. Walk to the right and grab that cheese, then
    run along the ground. When you reach the third rock structure (those
    platforms of stacked rocks), climb up to the top two floors. 
    
    Kill any clones and pterodactyls that you see and climb the ladder.
    At the top you'll find some TNT sticks. Now climb down the ladder
    and wait in the middle for Scratchy. When he starts to climb up the
    ladder swing your mallet or hurl your weapon to injure him. Then
    just wait and repeat the process. If Scratchy decides not to follow
    you, just follow him to bait him, then run back to the ladder. I
    know that was wordy, but it's real simple.
    
    
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                           3.2  The Medieval Dead                     
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    Welcome to the fabled land of yore, where the clones runneth free
    and the torture is aplenty. Here you'll run into spikes, platforms,
    Scratchy clones, and little dragons. 
    
    Unfortunately there are no ladders in here, so it gets slightly
    harder to beat Scratchy. What ya gotta do is go forward a bit until
    you reach a long banquet table on the ground floor. Jump on top and
    wait for Scratchy to pass by. When he does you have to walk off the
    edge at the right time so that you are able to hit him from behind.
    Then jump on top and repeat the process. 
    
    Along the way and around on all the platforms you can found stronger
    weapons, so if you want to try and kill Scratchy quickly, feel free
    to explore. Don't take too long because remember, there is a time
    limit. Stick to the table method and you should be fine.
    
    
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                       3.3  Mutilation on the Bounty                     
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    Arrrrr matey, welcome to Davey Booones locker! Arrrrr... Beware the
    pirrrate dogs, sea guuuls, and eviiil clones, arrrrr.
    
    Oh man, what is that I see? Ladders, ladders, and more ladders!!!
    Climb up to the top to get that swordfish and go down to the lowest
    ladder and wait for Scratchy. Now all you do is repeat the strategy
    from Juracid Bath where you wait in the middle of the ladder, hit
    Scratchy, then wait and repeat the process. If you go ahead you can
    find all kinds of platforms, masts, weapons, and you can even go
    below deck. You don't need any of that stuff to beat Scratchy though,
    so if ya wanna go on just kill him quick.
    
    
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                         3.4  A Site for Sawed Eyes                     
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    It's like something out of a New York film. Walk around the clones,
    buzz saws, and junk piles to get to Scratchy.
    
    Although there are no ladders here, there is something similar to
    the table method from Medieval Dead. Walk to the right and collect
    a weapon, then keep going until you reach a stack of toxic sludge
    drums. Now what you do is wait for Scratchy. Be careful because this
    time Scratchy will jump up to your level. 
    
    Anyway the basic thing to do is to jump over him so he doesn't hit
    you, then attack from behind. After you hit him he'll run to the
    right or left, and the quickest way to get him back is to turn your
    back to him. He'll run at you and all you have to do is jump over
    him and attack while his back is turned. As always you can explore
    around, but there isn't anything useful. Just stay at the bottom near
    the sludge drums.
    
    
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                        3.5  The Magnificent Severed                     
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    Howdy partner! Welcome to the vile West! Here ya have gotta deal with
    cacti, cowboy clones, and quick sand! 
    
    I couldn't find a good strategy here, so I just went to the top of
    the first stone structure. From up there I grabbed a weapon and I
    used the jumping strategy to beat him. You know, when he gets near
    just jump over and attack him from behind. 
    
    I preferred to be at a high point because you can easily avoid
    Scratchy should things get out of control. This stage is quite long
    actually, with ghost towns and such, so go ahead and look.
    
    
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                            3.6  Disassembly Line                     
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    The future is now! Look out for the clones, clocks, gears, and of
    course Scratchy.
    
    This one is sorta hard. but not as hard as the previous stage. What
    I did was I went to the very top and set myself in a position where
    I could kill him easily. See, there are these platforms that have
    those gears right under them. What I do is play it so that Scratchy
    has to jump up from the other side of the gears to reach me on the
    platform.
    
    From the edge I just start shooting my weapon or swinging my mallet
    so that when Scratchy jumps I hit him, but he can never reach me.
    Sometimes Scratchy might come out from behind you, but just jump
    down and trap him next to the gears again. Perhaps a visual would
    help:
    
     ____I
                  
     _____gg_S
    
    The I is Itchy, the S is Scratchy, the g is a gear, and the lines
    are the floor. See, Itchy stands at the edge of that platform while
    Scratchy is at the other side of the gears.
    
     ____I-S
    
     _____gg__
    
    See that line between I and S? Well, that represents when you should
    hit Scratchy during the jump. It's not hard to spot, just jump your
    way up and you'll see what I mean. There are a few spots like that
    at the top. There's a whole bunch of other stuff, so feel free to
    get them if ya think it'll be useful.
    
    Congratulations, you annihilated Scratchy! That's for all the mice
    of the world...
    
    
    
    
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    ===== 4.0 CODES & SECRETS ==========================================
    
    
    Game Genie Codes
    
     002 76F B30
     Start with 4 lives and 4 continues
    
     012 72F F7A
     Start with 1 life
    
     072 72F F7A
     Start with 7 lives
    
     092 72F F7A
     Start with 9 lives
    
     0F2 72F F7A
     Start with 15 lives
    
     3EE 3D5 B31 + 01E 3E5 F7E
     Start with very little energy on your first life
    
     3AA CAB 2A2
     Infinite energy
    
     3E9 14E 4CA + 3E5 54C 4CA
     Almost Invincible
    
     3A2 E2B 2A2
     Infinite lives
    
    
    
    
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    ===== 5.0 LEGAL / MISC. ============================================
    
    
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                            5.1  Version History
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    June 05: Version 1.0
    - - - - - - - - - - -
    First new version. Have fun!
    
    
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                             5.2  Guide Credits
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    Thanks to...
    
    1. Matt Groening. The man created 'The Simpsons', which has been on
    the air for 14 years and is still going strong. Shine on you crazy
    bearded bastard!
    
    2. If I thank Matt Groening, then I also have to praise the hundreds
    of individuals who are involved with the show. To the writers, voice
    actors, animators, producers, gofers, and every other person
    involved... thank you!
    
    3. Wilson Lau gets mad props for his kick ass 'Bart vs. the Space
    Mutants' guide. It inspired me to write guides for Simpsons video
    games. 
    
    4. Sega and Bits Corporation for making this game possible.
    
    5. Thank YOU for reading. After all, I didn't write this for my own
    health...
    
    
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                          5.3  Contact Information
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    The address is: subsane@gmail.com
    
    The issue of too many e-mails isn't a problem, so I'll most likely
    respond to any questions (for now). But, I do delete e-mails without
    a subject. Put something like 'Itchy and Scratchy FAQ' to make sure
    I get the message.
    
    
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                              5.4  Legal Stuff
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    1. "The Itchy & Scratchy Game" is copyright  1994 Acclaim
    Entertainment Inc. The Simpsons and any related Simpsons characters
    are property of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
    
    2. This guide copyright  2002-2003 SubSane. This guide may be
    distributed freely as long as it remains in it's ORIGINAL and
    UNALTERED form. It is only for private use and may not be reproduced
    for commercial purposes.
    
    If I discover that this guide has been altered in any way and is
    being displayed publicly, I reserve the right to have the guide
    removed from that location.
    

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