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Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!

Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!
Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!
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Developer(s) Imagineering, Inc.[1]
Publisher(s) Absolute Entertainment[1]
Designer(s) Jason Benham[1]
Programmer(s) David Crane
Composer(s) Dan Foliart
Jim Wallace
Steve Melillo[2]
Platform(s) Super NES[1]
Release date(s) Super NES: Sega Genesis:
  • NA Unreleased
Genre(s) 2D action platformer
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 12-megabit cartridge

Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! is an 2D action platformer video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System very loosely based on the sitcom Home Improvement. A version for the Sega Genesis was reported, but never released.

Plot and gameplay

On a special broadcast of the show Tool Time, Tim prepares to unveil the new Binford ultra power tool line name after him, the Binford-Taylor Turbo Power Tool Line. He goes to retrieve them, only to discover that they are missing and a note left in their place demanding Tim to come.

The player's weapons include modified tools such as a nail gun, a blowtorch (used as a flamethrower), and a chainsaw which inexplicably hurls energy waves. These weapons are used to fight dinosaurs, acid-spewing mummies, robot sentries, and other enemies. The game is broken down into four worlds of four levels, each world containing a boss level. The game had no instruction manual explaining each of the buttons. In its place, the splash screen explained: “Real men don't need instructions.”

Reception

Ultimately, the game has received very negative reviews despite the show's popularity. Many people disliked the game because the levels have virtually nothing to do with anything from the actual show. The game failed to sell in large numbers and it is hard to find today. Nintendo Power pointed out in its April 1995 issue that the game lacks the humor that makes the TV series so popular.

Allgame gave the game a score of 2.5 out of 5.[3] Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a score of 66% while GamePro gave the game a score of 3.5 out of a possible 5 points.

See also

References

External links

  • Home Improvement (SNES) page at GameSpot
  • MobyGames
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