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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 The goal for this level
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Language selection
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Title and main menu (English)
The Smurfs' Nightmare Game Boy Color Walking sausage in the kitchen

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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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Critic Reviews

Video Games Apr, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Apr, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Total! (Germany) Jan, 1999 1.75 out of 6 85
Consoles Plus Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames May 01, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Jan, 1999 7.3 out of 10 73
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 1999 72 out of 100 72
Mega Fun Jul, 1999 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot Jan 28, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Electric Playground 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.
POMAH (53825) added The Smurfs' Nightmare (Game Boy Color) on Jul 30, 2008
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