- Home Improvement (video game)
Infobox VG| title = Home Improvement
publisher = Absolute Entertainment
released = flagicon|US November 1994
genre = Action
ratings = ESRB: Kids to Adults
"Home Improvement" (sometimes called "Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit") is an action/platforming
video gamefor the Super Nintendo Entertainment Systemloosely based on the hit sitcom" Home Improvement".
The player guides Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in a quest to find some Binford power tools that have gone missing from the set of "
The player's weapons include modified tools such as a nail gun, a
blowtorch(used as a flamethrower), and a chainsawwhich 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 4 worlds of 4 levels, each world containing a boss level.
It is also worth noting that the game had no manual; its
splash screenexplained, “Real men don’t need instructions.”
Ultimately, the game has received quite negative reviews despite the show's popularity. This is most likely because of the strange aspect of
Tim Taylortrying to recover tools while fighting dinosaurs, mummies, and robots.
The game didn't sell in large numbers and it is hard to find today.
* [http://www.gamespot.com/snes/action/homeimprovement/index.html Home Improvement (SNES) page at GameSpot]
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