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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.


The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Evil smurf (red) on your way
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Introduction...
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Title screen and copyright Information
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Title and main menu (English)

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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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Video Games Game Boy Color Apr, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Game Boy Color Apr, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jan, 1999 1.75 out of 6 85 Game Boy Mar 11, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color May 01, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Game Boy Color Jun 14, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Game Boy Color Feb, 1999 72 out of 100 72
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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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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