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Three Dirty Dwarves is a side-scrolling action game with an interesting plot: genetically altered "super kids" playing Dungeons & Dragons open a portal that allows their "alter-egos" (the three dirty dwarves) to enter our world and try to rescue them from their evil Army Base captivity.

Once the dwarves arrive, they ransack the local "armory" (a sporting goods store) for weapons and set off to rescue the kids. The portal also lets in a number of fantasy bad guys too and they must be squashed on the way.

The main game mechanics allows the player to switch between each dwarf and uses its special attack (e. g. baseball bat and baseballs, bowling pins and bowling balls, and a shotgun). Additionally, there is the DwarfMorph" attack where the dwarves act as one.


Three Dirty Dwarves SEGA Saturn Title screen
Three Dirty Dwarves SEGA Saturn First level
Three Dirty Dwarves SEGA Saturn FMV intro
Three Dirty Dwarves SEGA Saturn Bouncing Bed stage

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Alternate Titles

  • "スリー・ダーティ・ドワーブズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Joypad Oct, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1996 30 out of 40 75
Electric Playground Nov 11, 1998 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Sep, 1996 74 out of 100 74
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Oct 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Mean Machines Nov, 1996 66 out of 100 66
Defunct Games Nov 20, 2005 60 out of 100 60
Game Revolution Jun 06, 2004 C+ 58 Sep 21, 2012 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Mar 14, 2013 D 25


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Silverblade (1489) added Three Dirty Dwarves (SEGA Saturn) on Jan 27, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Tony Van (2855)