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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 DOS Grab the crackers before the oysters do. (EGA / TANDY)
The Three Stooges DOS You had better know your Stooge trivia if you want to make some fast bucks.
The Three Stooges DOS Here's today's radio quiz.
The Three Stooges Apple IIgs Your mission, should you decide to accept it...

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User Reviews

I liked this one DOS Tony Van (2855)

Critic Reviews

Your Amiga Amiga Aug, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Amiga May, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1988 7.6 out of 12 63
Advance (Germany) Game Boy Advance May, 2002 59 out of 100 59
GameSpy Game Boy Advance May 14, 2002 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Apr 15, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Happy Computer Amiga Jul, 1988 44 out of 100 44
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Aug, 1988 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga 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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