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       The FAQ/WALKTHROUGH for THE ITCHY & SCRATCHY GAME, v1.2

                     Based on the SNES version
                 Written and maintained by SubSane
                    Last Updated  July 10, 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 Controls
     2.3 Items
     2.4 Killing Scratchy

3.0 WALKTHROUGH
     3.1 Juracid Bath
     3.2 The Medieval Dead
     3.3 Mutilation on the Bounty
     3.4 The Pusseidon Adventure
     3.5 The Magnificent Severed
     3.6 A Site for Sawed Eyes
     3.7 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 control configuration and the difficulty. The
difficulty options are Easy, Medium, Difficult.


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                            2.2  Controls
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Command        |  Character Action         
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Start          |  Pause                    
Select         |  Swap weapon              
Left           |  Run or jump left         
Right          |  Run or jump right
Up             |  Up + Y to mallet slam
Down           |  Down + B to cheese boost
B button       |  Jump                    
A button       |  Cheese boost
Y button       |  Use weapon
X button       |  Swap weapon
L button       |  Jump
R button       |  Jump


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                             2.3  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      |  Extra life
    Scratchy head   |  Refill energy
    First aid kit   |  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
    Cannon          |  Weapon
    Starfish        |  Weapon
    Tomahawk        |  Weapon
    Sheriff's Badge |  Weapon


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                        2.4  Killing Scratchy
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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.

In the SNES version you have to jump over him when he gets near, then
attack when his back is turned. This time he will not run away so
jump around while he's flashing, then strike again when he's back to
normal. The best place to go is where there are no enemies. If
Scratchy starts to use projectiles on you then make your way up to
the highest point in the stage, which is usually a small platform.
Then just memorize where he pops up from and stand nearby,
constantly swinging your mallet. These tips apply to EVERY stage, so
if you're stuck for whatever reason (though you will never be), just 
refer to these tips. If you're still stuck, then e-mail me. I've
tested the tips, but I suppose there's always a fluke.

Also in case ya don't realize it the enemies and obstacles in the
stages also hurt Scratchy, so if you can stand next to an enemy or
obstacle there's a good chance that Scratchy will get hurt without
you even attacking him (Hint: Pusseidon Adventure, eel)!

It is way too easy to kill Scratchy in the stages, but the bosses
are the ones who'll give you the most trouble. So let us get to the
boss strategies, shall we?




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===== 3.0 WALKTHROUGH ==============================================


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                          3.1  Juracid Bath                     
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Welcome to the prehistoric waste land known as Juracid Bath. The
clones run free here and so do the Kretaceous killers.

So, you think that a simple turtle should be no problem? Yea right!
The thing about the boss stages is that you have to kill the Scratchy
clones to get the right weapons. You can either kill the clones in
the stages to get the weapons, or kill the clones in the boss stage. 

In the Juracid Bath stage you have to hit the turtle head to cause
the clones to fall from behind. Ok, simple. Gather yourself about
15-20 bones while avoiding those rocks that Scratchy throws, then
start tossin'! Seriously, just stand close enough to hit Scratchy
with every one, no matter what he throws at you, and he'll die off
really quick. I guess the hard part is gathering the bones within
the boss stage, but after that it's smooth sailing.


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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.

O, the mighty Trojan horse! Good ol' trojans, who knows how many
times they've helped me out... Er, uh yea, this boss is another
semi-piece of cake. If you gathered at least 15-20 stones from the
Scratchy clones then all you have to do is stand on one of the
platforms to the left and throw the stones at the horse head. When
you hit the head the horse's tail will smack Scratchy upside the
head. 

If you haven't gathered enough stones then stand on the ground floor
and hit each clone that appears from the horse's gut. You can try
to avoid the horse shoes that come out of it's mouth, but they
follow you so just concentrate on getting all the stones you need.
Again Scratchy might almost kill you, but he won't. Gather those
stones and kill him!


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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, arrr.

Well damn, what do I say... Kiss the cake goodbye and taste the sour
Warhead (a sour candy, real sour...)! Right, so the boss is hard.
Gathering the cannon balls here is easy since Scratchy's balls don't
reach, so gather about 30 of the balls. 

When you're ready what you have to do is stand on one of the flying
orange fishes and shoot Scratchy when he comes out of that fortress.
The only problem is the fact that it's very easy to fall in the
water or get blown to pieces by Scratchy's cannon balls, or even get
hit by those parrots. All of these things take a lot of damage, so
getting a hit on Scratchy is very difficult. 

The best thing to do is memorize the cannon ball patterns. If you
can do this then you can know when to jump or not to jump. Also be
careful because the up and down motion of the fishes can sometimes
put you right in the path of the cannon balls, so memorizing the
fish pattern would also help. Don't worry too much about the parrots,
if they're gonna hit you then oh well.

It seems hard at first, but once you get those patterns down then
you'll be set.


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                    3.4  The Pusseidon Adventure                     
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Under the sea! Under the sea! Where it's all bloody, sliced up and
gory, under the sea!!!

Damn, looks like you have to work at getting those starfish weapons.
While the clones make their way towards you Scratchy's submarine will
be firing torpedos at you, so as you kill clones try and destroy the
torpedos as well. Also avoid or jump over them if you have to. Once
you have about 20 starfish run right next to the flashing button,
DO NOT hit it. That will cause a piece of the floor to give way. 

Stand immediately to the right of the button, you should still be
touching it in fact. Once you're set just start shooting. Don't stop
for anything, just press the button as quickly as possible and if
you had enough energy you should easily beat Scratchy. Remember to
hit the hatch on top of the sub.
     

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                    3.5  The Magnificent Severed                     
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Howdy partner! Welcome to the wild, vile West! Here ya have gotta
deal with cacti, cowboy clones, and quick sand!

Ok, simple enough. Stand all the way to the left and gather any more
cacti (the plural of cactus), that you'll need. I think about 30
should do it. Also avoid any barrels that get in the way by jumping
over them. After you have enough of them run over and stand in a
spot where the clones and Scratchy's dynamite sticks don't hit you.
Then just shoot cacti like crazy each time Scratchy sticks his head
out. The barrels will roll in from behind but just jump if you see
one in time. Supa' easy.


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                     3.6  A Site for Sawed Eyes                     
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It's like something out of a construction safety video. Walk around
the clones, buzz saws, and junk piles to get to Scratchy.

The best way to get bricks is to kil them on the first floor as they
approach you. Once you have 25-30 bricks you can go attack Scratchy.
Now just jump up on the first row of barrels and simply toss the
bricks at Scratchy. Real easy.

As for all the falling bricks, do what you can. You won't be able to
avoid them all, but avoiding the majority should be easy enough.


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The future is now! Look out for the clones, clocks, gears, and of
course Scratchy.

Stand by that circle thing and collect about 40-45 wrenches if you
need to. Then it's Scratchy-killing time.

Go all the way to the right and stand next to that arm at the end.
What you have to do is stand to the left, shoot a wrench, then
quickly move back to the left because the conveyor belt pushed you
right. 

Also remember to hold the weapon button for about a second to make
the shot go further. Repeat this shoot and run process and eventually
you'll get him without a problem.

Congratulations, Scratchy is now a pile of putrid kitty mush! 

                    Oh, AND YOU BEAT THE GAME!!!




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===== 4.0 CODES & SECRETS ==========================================


There aren't any codes or secrets that I could find, so this section
is empty. If you find something that I didn't, just contact me.




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===== 5.0 LEGAL / MISC. ============================================


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                        5.1  Version History
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July 10: Version 1.2
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Another rewrite.


June 03: Version 1.1
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Minor additions.


May 09: Version 1.0
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I reworked the original FAQ and created this new version. Enjoy!


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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. Nintendo 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.