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The Smurfs' Nightmare

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
...
4.1
Game Boy Color
74
4.3
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Description

The Smurfs' Nightmare is the third installment of the Smurfs series about little blue dwarfs and their arch-nemesis, evil wizard Gargamel.

This time evil Gargamel casts an evil spell on the Smurf village. All the sleeping Smurfs are trapped inside horrible nightmares. And you, brave Smurf, should go into their houses and rescue them. To enter the house you should have a key for it. Each house represents a different environment as well as different monsters and goals.

The gameplay is flown in 3rd-person side-scrolling view, where you should move, jump on the opponents to eliminate them, use different mechanisms to reach certain places, and collect the necessary number of magical leaves to finish the level. Different goals should be performed also such as to find the carrot in the Kitchen, etc.

The game was made in French, German, English, and Spanish.

Screenshots

The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Title and main menu (French)
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy The goal for the first level
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color The goal for this level
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Introduction...

Alternate Titles

  • "The Smurfs 3" -- Internal ROM title
  • "Los Pitufos 3" -- Spanish Game Boy in-game title / Official abbreviation
  • "Les Schtroumpfs 3" -- French Game Boy in-game title / Official abbreviation
  • "Le Cauchemar des Schtroumpfs" -- French title
  • "La Pesadilla de los Pitufos" -- Spanish title
  • "Die Schlümpfe im Alptraumland" -- German title
  • "Die Schlümpfe 3" -- German Game Boy in-game title / Official abbreviation

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The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Mar 11, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jan, 1999 1.75 out of 6 85
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Oct, 1997 1.75 out of 6 85
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
IGN Game Boy Color Jun 14, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy May, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy Color Jan, 1999 7.3 out of 10 73
Power Unlimited Game Boy Color Apr, 1999 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jan 28, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Electric Playground Game Boy Color Jul 23, 1999 5.5 out of 10 55

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Trivia

The Smurfs' Nightmare was one of the first Game Boy Color games to be hacked and sold as a pirated Pokémon game titled Monster Go! Go! Go!. Gargamel became Meowth (who spouts some bizarre Engrish including lyrics from 'My Heart Will Go On'), and the playable Smurf character became Pikachu. Other Pokémon, such as Bellsprout, make guest appearances as enemies.
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