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Stars of television and cinema, and now stars of their own video game. Join Moe, Larry & Curly (in no particular order) who must collect $5000 to try and save an orphanage and the young children who live there from the evil banker, all while keeping pie out of their face. Featuring platform level designs based on classic Stooge scenes from their many TV episodes and movies and level objectives re-living many of their antics plus original Stooge voices and Stooge trivia.


The Three Stooges Commodore 64 Uh oh! Looks like Larry violin is broken!
The Three Stooges NES Found a money bag
The Three Stooges Amiga Got my finger caught in a mouse trap. If you do this five times, the game will end.
The Three Stooges DOS The Evil Banker. (EGA / TANDY)

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I liked this one DOS Tony Van (2856)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 695 out of 1000 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1988 695 out of 1000 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jul, 1989 27 out of 40 68 NES Oct, 2013 B- 67
GameZone Game Boy Advance Apr 22, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Advance Game Boy Advance May, 2002 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 15, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1988 4 out of 10 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Aug, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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Multiple endings

There are multiple endings, depending on the amount of money earned. Less than $5000: the bank takes back the orphanage; $5000-$8995: the rent is paid, but the orphanage still requires repairs; $9000-$19995: the orphanage is fully repaired; $20000+: the Stooges marry the daughters.


At the beginning of the NES version, the Stooges stand in front of the Ghostbusters II logo, and make comments about how they are in the wrong game.

In the PC version, the Stooges stand in front of a Defender Of The Crown title screen.

References to the game

This game is featured in the movie Lethal Weapon 3 on Lorna Cole's (Rene Russo) computer. Part of her background in the film is that she's a Three Stooges fan.


The digitized voices and pictures used in this game come from real Three Stooges shorts.

On the PC, The Three Stooges was much more enjoyable on the Tandy/PCjr series over the traditional PC and clones because the sound chip was utilized quite well. Not only was it used for 3-voice music and sound effects, but for the digitized speech as well. This enabled the sound of Larry, Moe, and Curly to come through much clearer than through the conventional PC speaker.

Timothy Skelly

One of the game's designers was Timothy "Tim" Skelly. Skelly worked with Cinematronics to design and program many early 80's arcade games including Star Hawk, Star Castle, Armor Attack and more.

Information also contributed by Guy Chapman, J. Michael Bottorff, Peter Ferrie, Ricky Derocher, and WildKard
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