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Game: The Itchy & Scratchy Game
Release Date: 1994
Platforms: Super NES, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive (unreleased)
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Inc.
Developer: Bits Corporation
Players: 1
Where to Play: eBay

It's every kid's dream to play a game featuring the two most violent, gruesome characters in all of animation history. With The Itchy & Scratchy Game, kids and adults alike finally have that chance. The game stars Itchy as he makes his way through a dizzying array of platforming levels, with themes such as "The Medieval Dead," "The Pusseidon Adventure," and "Juracid Bath."

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GAME GENIE CODES FOR THE ITCHY AND SCRATCHY GAME

Game Genie Codes by JChamberlin at GameFAQs.com

  002 76F B30
  Start with 4 lives and 4 continues

  012 72F F7A
  Start with 1 life

  072 72F F7A
  Start with 7 lives

  092 72F F7A
  Start with 9 lives

  0F2 72F F7A
  Start with 15 lives

  3EE 3D5 B31 + 01E 3E5 F7E
  Start with very little energy on your first life

  3AA CAB 2A2
  Infinite energy

  3E9 14E 4CA + 3E5 54C 4CA
  Almost Invincible

  3A2 E2B 2A2
  Infinite lives




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

                   Based on the  Genesis version
                 Written and maintained by SubSane
                    Last Updated  July 10, 2003

====================================================================

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         |  Other           
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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            |  -


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                             2.3  Items
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    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


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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.

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
stage.

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 front window.
     

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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.

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
left. 

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.


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                       3.7  Disassembly Line                     
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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
wrenches.

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!!!




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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
- - - - - - - - - - -
Another FAQ rewrite.


June 03: Version 1.1
- - - - - - - - - - -
Updated a few things.


May 08: Version 1.0
- - - - - - - - - - 
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. Sega 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
--------------------------------------------------------------------

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
--------------------------------------------------------------------

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.


====================================================================
       The FAQ/WALKTHROUGH for THE ITCHY & SCRATCHY GAME, v1.0

                  Based on the Game Gear version
                 Written and maintained by SubSane
                    Last Updated  July 05, 2003

====================================================================

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
     1.1 Game Details
     1.2 Story

2.0 BASICS
     2.1 Game Start
     2.2 Status and Menu Screens
     2.3 Controls
     2.4 Items
     2.5 Basic Stuff

3.0 WALKTHROUGH
     3.1 Juracid Bath
     3.2 The Medieval Dead
     3.3 Mutilation on the Bounty
     3.4 A Site for Sawed Eyes
     3.5 The Magnificent Severed
     3.6 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




====================================================================

===== 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
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Start
Choose this option to start the game.

Options
You can adjust the difficulty. The difficulty options are Easy,
Medium, Hard.


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                     2.2  Status and Menu Screens
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Itchy Health
The yellow bar at the top is Itchy's health.

Scratchy Health
The red bar at the bottom is Scratchy's health.

Locator
That arrow points to Scratchy's location. Keep an eye on it.


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                          2.3  Controls
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Command        |  Character Action     |  Other           
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Start          |  Pause                |  Press 1 to see lives/time
Left           |  Run or jump left     |  -
Right          |  Run or jump right    |  -
Up             |  Climb ladders        |  -
Down           |  Down + 1 for weapons |  -
1 button       |  Jump                 |  Down + 1 for weapons
2 button       |  Use weapons          |  -


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                             2.4  Items
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    Item           |  Purpose of item
   ------------------------------------------------------------
    Cheese         |  Pick up to boost
    Red bowl       |  Remain invincible for a short time
    Itchy head     |  Refill energy
    Scratchy head  |  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


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                           2.5  Basic Stuff
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All right folks, welcome to the basics. 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 just too easy. Ya know why? Cuz there's no bosses! So all you
have to do is kill Scratchy in each stage and move on. To kill
Scratchy just hit him, then jump around while he's blinking and then
hit him again. You CANNOT die, it's way too simple. If you do, don't
worry. They give you infinite continues anyway. If you go forward
you'll find weapon boxes (the picture of a mallet), cheeses, red
bowls, and an Itchy head. 

I guess if you wanna explore go ahead, but you'll run into small
stage enemies and Scratchy clones. Also, be aware that there is a
time limit of about 6 minutes for each stage. Oh, and do you see
that arrow next to Scratchy's energy bar? That just shows his
direction if he's off the screen. The green arrow means that
Scratchy hasn't spotted you, the yellow arrow means he's looking for
you, and the red arrow means he found you and is chasing you. 

Hmmmm, I think that's it...




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


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                          3.1  Juracid Bath                     
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Bla, too much talk. Let me just tell ya the easiest way to kill
Scratchy in this stage. Walk to the right and grab that cheese, then
run along the ground. When you reach the third rock structure (those
platforms of stacked rocks), climb up to the top two floors. 

Kill any clones and pterodactyls that you see and climb the ladder.
At the top you'll find some TNT sticks. Now climb down the ladder
and wait in the middle for Scratchy. When he starts to climb up the
ladder swing your mallet or hurl your weapon to injure him. Then
just wait and repeat the process. If Scratchy decides not to follow
you, just follow him to bait him, then run back to the ladder. I
know that was wordy, but it's real simple.


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                       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. 

Unfortunately there are no ladders in here, so it gets slightly
harder to beat Scratchy. What ya gotta do is go forward a bit until
you reach a long banquet table on the ground floor. Jump on top and
wait for Scratchy to pass by. When he does you have to walk off the
edge at the right time so that you are able to hit him from behind.
Then jump on top and repeat the process. 

Along the way and around on all the platforms you can found stronger
weapons, so if you want to try and kill Scratchy quickly, feel free
to explore. Don't take too long because remember, there is a time
limit. Stick to the table method and you should be fine.


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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, arrrrr.

Oh man, what is that I see? Ladders, ladders, and more ladders!!!
Climb up to the top to get that swordfish and go down to the lowest
ladder and wait for Scratchy. Now all you do is repeat the strategy
from Juracid Bath where you wait in the middle of the ladder, hit
Scratchy, then wait and repeat the process. If you go ahead you can
find all kinds of platforms, masts, weapons, and you can even go
below deck. You don't need any of that stuff to beat Scratchy though,
so if ya wanna go on just kill him quick.


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                     3.4  A Site for Sawed Eyes                     
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It's like something out of a New York film. Walk around the clones,
buzz saws, and junk piles to get to Scratchy.

Although there are no ladders here, there is something similar to
the table method from Medieval Dead. Walk to the right and collect
a weapon, then keep going until you reach a stack of toxic sludge
drums. Now what you do is wait for Scratchy. Be careful because this
time Scratchy will jump up to your level. 

Anyway the basic thing to do is to jump over him so he doesn't hit
you, then attack from behind. After you hit him he'll run to the
right or left, and the quickest way to get him back is to turn your
back to him. He'll run at you and all you have to do is jump over
him and attack while his back is turned. As always you can explore
around, but there isn't anything useful. Just stay at the bottom near
the sludge drums.


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                    3.5  The Magnificent Severed                     
--------------------------------------------------------------------

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

I couldn't find a good strategy here, so I just went to the top of
the first stone structure. From up there I grabbed a weapon and I
used the jumping strategy to beat him. You know, when he gets near
just jump over and attack him from behind. 

I preferred to be at a high point because you can easily avoid
Scratchy should things get out of control. This stage is quite long
actually, with ghost towns and such, so go ahead and look.


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                        3.6  Disassembly Line                     
--------------------------------------------------------------------

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

This one is sorta hard. but not as hard as the previous stage. What
I did was I went to the very top and set myself in a position where
I could kill him easily. See, there are these platforms that have
those gears right under them. What I do is play it so that Scratchy
has to jump up from the other side of the gears to reach me on the
platform.

From the edge I just start shooting my weapon or swinging my mallet
so that when Scratchy jumps I hit him, but he can never reach me.
Sometimes Scratchy might come out from behind you, but just jump
down and trap him next to the gears again. Perhaps a visual would
help:

 ____I
              
 _____gg_S

The I is Itchy, the S is Scratchy, the g is a gear, and the lines
are the floor. See, Itchy stands at the edge of that platform while
Scratchy is at the other side of the gears.

 ____I-S

 _____gg__

See that line between I and S? Well, that represents when you should
hit Scratchy during the jump. It's not hard to spot, just jump your
way up and you'll see what I mean. There are a few spots like that
at the top. There's a whole bunch of other stuff, so feel free to
get them if ya think it'll be useful.

Congratulations, you annihilated Scratchy! That's for all the mice
of the world...




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


Game Genie Codes

 002 76F B30
 Start with 4 lives and 4 continues

 012 72F F7A
 Start with 1 life

 072 72F F7A
 Start with 7 lives

 092 72F F7A
 Start with 9 lives

 0F2 72F F7A
 Start with 15 lives

 3EE 3D5 B31 + 01E 3E5 F7E
 Start with very little energy on your first life

 3AA CAB 2A2
 Infinite energy

 3E9 14E 4CA + 3E5 54C 4CA
 Almost Invincible

 3A2 E2B 2A2
 Infinite lives




====================================================================

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


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                        5.1  Version History
--------------------------------------------------------------------

June 05: Version 1.0
- - - - - - - - - - -
First new version. Have fun!


--------------------------------------------------------------------
                         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
games. 

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
health...


--------------------------------------------------------------------
                      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.


====================================================================
       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

====================================================================

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




====================================================================

===== 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!




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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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                       3.7  Disassembly Line                     
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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.


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