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    FAQ/Walkthrough by SubSane

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 07/10/03 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

                       Based on the  Genesis version
                     Written and maintained by SubSane
                        Last Updated  July 10, 2003
         1.1 Game Details
         1.2 Story
    2.0 BASICS
         2.1 Game Start
         2.2 Controls
         2.3 Items
         2.4 Killing Scratchy
         3.1 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
    5.0 LEGAL / MISC.
         5.1 Version History
         5.2 Guide Credits
         5.3 Contact Information
         5.4 Legal Stuff
    ===== 1.0 INTRODUCTION =============================================
                            1.1  Game Details
    All versions of The Itchy and Scratchy Game were released in 1994 by
    Acclaim. Developed by Bits Corporation.
                                1.2  Story
    They fight, they bite,
    They bite and fight and bite.
    bite, bite, bite,
    fight, fight, fight.
    The Itchy and Scratchy Game!
    ===== 2.0 BASICS ===================================================
                               2.1  Game Start
    Choose this option to start the game.
    You can adjust the control configuration and the difficulty. The
    difficulty options are Easy, Medium, Difficult.
                                2.2  Controls
    Command        |  Character Action         |  Other           
    Start          |  Pause                    |  -
    Left           |  Run or jump left         |  -
    Right          |  Run or jump right        |  -
    Up             |  Climb ladders            |  Up + B to weapon smash
    Down           |  Down + B to cheese boost |  -
    A button       |  Jump                     |  -
    B button       |  Use weapon/ use boost    |  -
    C button       |  Select weapon            |  -
                                 2.3  Items
        Item            |  Purpose of item
        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
        Scissors        |  Weapon
        Cannon          |  Weapon
        Starfish        |  Weapon
        Tomahawk        |  Weapon
        Sheriff's Badge |  Weapon
                            2.4  Killing Scratchy
    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 best to be in a large area where no enemies attack you. 
    Basically when you see Scratchy appear, hit him. Ya see, when he gets
    close enough he'll stop and try to hit you with a weapon, but if you
    time it you can easily hit him before he hits you. 
    It's even better if you can use the super mallet (Up + B). Scratchy
    will run away and come right back, so just repeat the process. Feel
    free to go through the stages and find and get items or weapons to
    make it quicker, but you don't have to. These tips apply to EVERY
    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?
    ===== 3.0 WALKTHROUGH ==============================================
                              3.1  Juracid Bath                     
    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.
                           3.2  The Medieval Dead                     
    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
    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!
                       3.3  Mutilation on the Bounty                     
    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.
                        3.4  The Pusseidon Adventure                     
    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 front window.
                        3.5  The Magnificent Severed                     
    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.
                         3.6  A Site for Sawed Eyes                     
    It's like something out of a construction safety video. Walk around
    the clones, buzz saws, and junk piles to get to Scratchy.
    First of all the best place to get the bricks is to stand on the
    first row of barrels and kill the clones as they jump up on the
    Once you have 25-30 bricks you have to hit the bulldozer's grill,
    that front part of the dozer right behind the, uh, scoop. When he's
    about to hit the ground the scoop will lift up and that section will
    be exposed. You'll get about one shot each time it lifts. 
    The main thing to do while hitting the dozer is to jump over those
    clones that come from the right, but, you can't jump so high that
    you land on the barrels. You have to lightly tap the jump button and
    tap Forward to avoid getting hit. Once you master this jumping
    technique you should have it.
    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.
                           3.7  Disassembly Line                     
    The future is now! Look out for the clones, clocks, gears, and of
    course Scratchy.
    Just stay between the two different arms and collect about 30
    Now, to kill Scratchy it's simple. Stand between the spot where the
    clones land and the second arm and just start firing. The conveyor
    belt will be slowly moving you, so just move back to the left if
    you've gone too far.
    Congratulations, Scratchy is now a pile of putrid kitty mush! 
                         Oh, AND YOU BEAT THE GAME!!!
    ===== 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.
    ===== 5.0 LEGAL / MISC. ============================================
                            5.1  Version History
    July 10: Version 1.2
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    Another FAQ rewrite.
    June 03: Version 1.1
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    Updated a few things.
    May 08: Version 1.0
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    I reworked the original FAQ and created this new version. Enjoy!
                             5.2  Guide Credits
    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
    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
                          5.3  Contact Information
    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.
                              5.4  Legal Stuff
    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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