The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents Stimpy's Invention

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The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents Stimpy's Invention
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Nickelodeon
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9954.99[2] 1068
Videogame Rating Council: GA
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1068
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1068
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[5][3] 1068
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FREN02SMC
Sega Mega Drive
AU
(Gold)
FREN02SMC
Sega Mega Drive
BR
044790

The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents Stimpy's Invention is a 1993 platform game for the Sega Mega Drive by BlueSky Software and Sega based on the Ren & Stimpy cartoon. The game is named after and loosely inspired by an episode of the series.

Story

Stimpy shows off his latest invention to Ren Hoëk, the Mutate-O-Matic, which is a machine that transforms ordinary household garbage into delicious food. Stimpy demonstrates it by turning it to its highest setting, which results in the machine overloading and exploding, scattering its pieces all over the place. To fix it, the duo must recollect the scattered parts, reassemble the machine, and switch it off.

Gameplay

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Map

The game is a platformer played as Ren and Stimpy simultaneously. When played with one player, the player controls one of the pair and the other follows. With two players, each controls a different character simultaneously. The duo finds a piece of Stimpy's machine in each level and then disables the machine in the last level by pushing four switches. The game has no conventional boss fights. The characters are moved with Left and Right and jump with C. In single-player mode, the active character can be swapped by pausing the game and pressing any direction on the D-Pad or A, B, or C.

The pair has a number of moves that they can perform as a team, which differ slightly depending on the lead character. Characters can attack with B, which is a close-range attack when the pair is separated or a ranged attack when they are together. The ranged attack can be aimed with Down+B or Up+B. The pair can run by holding A while moving or dash across obstacles by pressing A when standing still. They can dig through certain terrain with Down+A. They can fly a short distance in the air with Up+C, allowing them to reach higher platforms. Some segments diverge from these basic controls, such as the flying or bicycle segments.

Characters have a health bar at the bottom of the screen and lose a life when the bar is depleted. The game ends if players run out of lives, but it has unlimited continues. In single-player games, the inactive character is invincible and can be used as a shield. If the inactive character falls off screen, Powdered Toast Man rescues him and brings him back to the active character. In two-player games, both players share a health bar and lives, and both characters are needed to scroll the screen. There are numerous item pick-ups that award bonus points, and extra lives are awarded for collecting 50,000 points.

Items

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Ice Cream Cone
Worth 250 points.
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Jar of Spit
Worth 250 points.
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Glazed Ham
Worth 500 points.
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Gritty Kitty Litter
Worth 500 points.
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Money Bag
Worth 1,000 points.
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Happy Happy Joy Joy Album
Worth 1,000 points.
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Powdered Toast Jar
Worth 2,000 points. Also restores a small amount of health.
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Parts
Collect a part to complete the level.

Levels

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Neighborhood
Retrieve the
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Beaver Power.

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The Zoo
Retrieve the
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Gauge.

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The City
Retrieve the
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Thingy.

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The Pound
Retrieve the
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TV.

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The Outdoors
Retrieve the
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Gizmo.

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The Mutate-O-Matic
Turn off the machine by pressing all of its switches down.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
Stimpy's Invention MD credits.pdf
[6]

Magazine articles

Main article: The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents Stimpy's Invention/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #54: "January 1994" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #21: "Enero 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in LeveL (CZ) #1: "Leden 1995" (1995-01-24)
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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #14: "Mayo 1994" (1994-0x-xx)
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Physical scans

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1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[10]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
67
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
77
[12]
Cool Gamer (RU)
60
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
74
[5]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[14]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1 (RU)
60
[15]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10 (RU)
80
[16]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
78
[17]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
88
[2]
GamesMaster (UK)
60
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
63
[19]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
63
[20]
Mega Action (UK)
78
[4]
Mega Force (FR)
77
[21]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
86
[1]
Mega Power (UK) PAL
60
[22]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
45
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
73
[24]
Player One (FR)
90
[25]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
80
[3]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
56
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
85
[27]
Sega Zone (UK) NTSC-U
76
[28]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
70
[29]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
88
[30]
Todo Sega (ES)
87
[31]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
73
[32]
Video Games (DE) PAL
59
[33]
Sega Mega Drive
72
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Technical information

Main article: The Ren & Stimpy Show Presents Stimpy's Invention/Technical information.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mega Play, "December 1993" (US; 1993-1x-xx), page 75
  2. 2.0 2.1 GamePro, "February 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 62
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sega Magazine, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-15), page 91
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mega Action, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-24), page 18
  5. 5.0 5.1 Computer & Video Games, "April 1994" (UK; 1994-03-15), page 41
  6. File:Stimpy's Invention MD credits.pdf
  7. Sega Visions, "February/March 1994" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 13
  8. Hobby Consolas, "Enero 1994" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 31
  9. Hobby Consolas, "Mayo 1994" (ES; 1994-xx-xx), page 22
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 187
  11. Aktueller Software Markt, "Juli 1994" (DE; 1994-06-06), page 33
  12. Consoles +, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 112
  13. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 168
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 49
  15. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 1, "" (RU; 1999-xx-xx), page 352
  16. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 10, "" (RU; 2003-10-08), page 191
  17. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 2 February 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 56
  18. GamesMaster, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 64
  19. MAN!AC, "06/94" (DE; 1994-05-11), page 65
  20. Mega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 46
  21. Mega Force, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 70
  22. Mega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-17), page 58
  23. MegaTech, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-20), page 80
  24. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-01-28), page 54
  25. Player One, "Mai 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 102
  26. Sega Power, "March 1994" (UK; 1994-02-03), page 50
  27. Sega Pro, "February 1994" (UK; 1993-12-30), page 28
  28. Sega Zone, "February 1994" (UK; 1994-01-27), page 60
  29. Sega Mega Drive Review, "1" (RU; 1995-04-03), page 122
  30. Sonic the Comic, "February 4th 1994" (UK; 1994-01-22), page 11
  31. Todo Sega, "Enero 1994" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 56
  32. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 141
  33. Video Games, "6/94" (DE; 1994-05-25), page 94


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