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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.