Krusty's Fun House

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Krusty's Fun House
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Flying Edge
Developer:
Licensor: Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9549.95[3] T-81036
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-81036-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MD81036
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[5][6] T-81036-50
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Master System
EU
MK 27056-50
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
UK
£34.9934.99[7][8] MK 27056-50
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
026280
Sega Game Gear
US
T-81078
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-81078-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.9927.99[10] T-81078-50

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Krusty's Fun House, known as Krusty's Super Fun House on 16-bit consoles, is a platform puzzle game developed by Audiogenic Software and published by Acclaim.

It stars Krusty the Clown from the popular The Simpsons TV show, who is tasked to rid his fun house of rats. The clown must lead these rats into numerous traps set up by Homer and Bart Simpson, as well as Krusty's assistants Corporal Punishment and Sideshow Mel. The game was originally developed as Rat-Trap for the Amiga, without any ties to the Simpsons franchise, unlike other Simpsons games both before and after.

Krusty's Fun House was an early Simpsons game, debuting in 1992. As such, the characters had not been fully developed, so at this point Krusty was simply a happy smiling clown rather than a man haunted by addiction and a dark past.

Gameplay

In Krusty's Fun House, players control Krusty the Clown with the objective of leading sets of purple rats to traps spread across the stage. The rats continously walk forward - they can climb up single tiles, but will reverse if a wall is more than one tile tall. If a raat walks into a trap, it will be killed, and once all the rats are removed from the stage, the the level is considered complete. Krusty's Fun House is split into five sections, but the levels within those sections can be tackled in any order (all must be completed for the next section to open, however).

Krusty can run and jump, pick up and put down items such as blocks, and throw a limited supply of custard pies (or superballs), which can be used to get rid of enemies. There are also other stage hazards which need to be avoided, as well as features such as springs and blowers which can determine where the rats go. Krusty will also take damage if falling from a tall height.

Levels in Krusty's Fun House are often much bigger than they need to be, owing the the inclusion of other items and "magic blocks", which if found, can lead to secret levels.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Concept and Design: Fox Williams
  • Programming: Scott Williams
  • Graphics: Patrick Fox
  • Level Design: Patrick Fox and Scott Williams
  • Music: Nu Romantic Productions
  • Production: Gary Sheinwald
An Audiogenic Production

Master System version

  • Developed by: Audiogenic Software Ltd.
  • Graphics: Patrick Fox
  • Music: Nu Romantic Productions, Bigmouth Studios
  • Music Programming: David Whittaker
  • Level Design: Patrick Fox, Scott Williams
  • Acclaim Development by: The "Black Team", Mark Flitman, Mike Arkin, Joe Allocco, Tom Rademacher, Tyrone Miller
Source: In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: Krusty's Fun House/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Mega Drive print advert in Sega Visions (US) #8: "May/June 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #36: "July 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

page=144

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #41: "December 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

page=60

Game Gear print advert in VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #50: "March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:

page=57

Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #139: "June 1993" (1993-05-15)

page=6

Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #20: "Mai 1993" (1993-0x-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 [12]
70 [13]
87 №11
91
81
90 [14]
80 №5, p93
80 [15]
86 №1, p65
90 №8, p28-31
90 [16]
91 №29, p88/89
76 №35, p44
75 №14, p42/43
75 №18, p66
89 [17]
93 [18]
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
17 reviews

Mega Drive, US
KSFH MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Krustyssuperfunhouse md us cart.jpg
Cart
KSFH MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
KSFH MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
KFH MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR

Krusty's Super Fun House MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, PT

Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
Krustysfunhouse md br cover.jpg
Cover
Krustysfunhouse md br manual.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
91
[19]
Joypad (FR) PAL
79
[20]
Megablast (DE) PAL
78
[21]
Mega Force (FR)
92
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
91
[23]
Player One (FR)
90
[24]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
82
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
84
[26]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
90
[27]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
86
[28]
Sega Master System
86
Based on
10 reviews
Master System, EU
KFH SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
KrustysFunHouse SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, PT
KFH SMS PT cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

KFH SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
KFH SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
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Cart
Krustysfunhouse sms br manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK) PAL
91
[10]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
92
[29]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
80
[30]
Joypad (FR) PAL
78
[20]
Mega Force (FR)
84
[31]
Player One (FR)
90
[32]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
82
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
77
[33]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
90
[34]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
89
[35]
Sega Game Gear
85
Based on
10 reviews
Game Gear, US
KFH GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngKrusty's Fun House GG US front.jpg
Cover
Krusty's Fun House GG US cart.jpg
Cart
KFH gg us manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
KFH GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngKFH GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Krusty's Fun House GG EU cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 56976261
MD5 8bd4d2f51f08380a1ba9ac6cd2070585
SHA-1 6aa026e394dba0e5584c4cf99ad1c166d91f3923
512kB 1992-06 Cartridge v01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 f764005e
MD5 59ee29408ff043dd4e0a7289f387ec89
SHA-1 ab794df527e9fc5823cc5f08130dc856456980b0
512kB 1992-03 Cartridge v00
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 64a585eb
MD5 86deebacc6413f23fe11ee54011cf4bf
SHA-1 54714a19c2d24260b117ebc5ae391d9b24ca9166
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 d01e784f
MD5 46be87d97e42dceef816dd7a6ad4d018
SHA-1 a24fd153669e0c38d55ff939e1ea52b6a316ad0d
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:KFH GG EU Box Back.jpg
  2. Sega Visions, "May/June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 58
  3. GamePro, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 44
  4. Sega Pro, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-16), page 26
  5. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 41
  6. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 41
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 63
  8. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 27
  9. Sega Visions, "February/March 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 100
  10. 10.0 10.1 Computer & Video Games, "August 1993 (Go! Issue 22)" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 6
  11. GamePro, "May 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 156
  12. Consoles +, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 64/65 (64)
  13. GamePro, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 42 (44)
  14. Joystick, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 175
  15. Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 40/41 (40)
  16. Mean Machines, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-22), page 72/73 (72)
  17. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 40/41 (40)
  18. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 52/53 (52)
  19. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 141
  20. 20.0 20.1 Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 128
  21. Megablast, "1/94" (DE; 1993-12-29), page 41
  22. Mega Force, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-10-08), page 106
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-26), page 82
  24. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 122
  25. 25.0 25.1 Sega Power, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-03), page 43
  26. Sega Pro, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-13), page 55
  27. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 26
  28. Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 62
  29. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 167
  30. Game Players, "Vol. 6 No. 8 August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 123
  31. Mega Force, "Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 96
  32. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 150
  33. Sega Pro, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-13), page 54
  34. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 28
  35. Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 29


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The Simpsons games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1992) | Bart's Nightmare (1993) | Virtual Bart (1994) | The Itchy & Scratchy Game (unreleased)
Sega Master System
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1993) | Bart vs. the World (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1993) | Bart vs. the World (1993) | Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (1994) | The Itchy & Scratchy Game (1995)