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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 12 3.9
Apple IIgs Awaiting 5 votes...
Commodore 64 6 3.6
DOS 8 3.7
Game Boy Advance Awaiting 5 votes...
NES 9 3.1
PlayStation Awaiting 5 votes...
Combined User Score 35 3.6


Critic Reviews

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80
AmigaCommodore User (May, 1988)
Out of all the games I have played on the Amiga so far I enjoyed The Stooges the best; the graphics are wicked, with loadsadigitisation. The Stooges in the street scenes are well defined and it is easy to identify their facial expressions. The digitised sound is used to great effect on all the scenes and really does capture the slapstick brand of their classic comedy. Most of the scenes are based around separate short Stooge films and are brilliantly exectured. This is probably the only game on any computer that has intentionally set out to make people laugh, and worked.
78
NESDigital Press (Sep, 1994)
Any chowder-head that owns an NES should own The Three Stooges game, too.
78
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Jun, 1988)
Unfortunately the price for the high presentation is a lack of gameplay and continuous disk swapping. The Three Stooges has immediate appeal, like a movie, there's much to see, but little to do.
70
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK) (Jun, 1988)
As with the Amiga game, Commodore users are going to have to put with constant disk changes - the adventure takes up two, using three sides in all. Music and the speech are good, the latter again being sampled.
70
NESJust Games Retro (Jan 13, 2004)
The Three Stooges franchise is probably not at the top of anyone's list of concepts just waiting to be made into a videogame. But if one had to be made, this was exactly the way to do it. You may never bother to finish it, but its design allows it to be picked up and abandoned whenever convenient. This could have easily been a really crummy platformer or even a shooter, but instead the creators, clearly Stooge fans, avoided this pitfall and turned out something worth fooling around with even if you never see it all the way through.
70
The game has great graphics and animation and some very atmospheric (and humorous) sound effects, but all that can't hide the fact that it has little gameplay and a task that's far too easy.
70
The Stooges is still funny on the C64 but hasn't gained much lasting interest. Completing it isn't easy though and fans of the stooges will love it.
68
3 Stooges is one game made up of several "mini-games", none of which are complex or action-packed. Most are simple obstacle courses, which pay checks cashed depending on how well you do in each. Not a lot of excitement, but the graphics and sounds are absolutely incredible and worth a look.
67
NESQuesticle.net (Oct, 2013)
Despite the appalling lack of violence, The Three Stooges does a fine job with its minigame structure (thank God it wasn’t another horrendous Beam Software platformer). It’s short and somewhat lacking in content, but then, so are the Stooges films. Know what you’re getting into with these knuckleheads and you’ll soitenly enjoy it.
63
Man merkt deutlich, daß sich CINEMAWARE sehr viel Arbeit mit THE THREE STOOGES gemacht hat; hiervon zeugen nicht nur die schon angesprochenen tollen Grafiken und der gute Sound, sondern dies zeigt sich auch in den vielen, vielen Details und den witzigen Einfällen, auf die man ja auch erst einmal kommen muß. Und doch - hat man das Programm ein paarmal gespielt, so will kein richtiger Spaß mehr aufkommen, kann man über die Gags nicht mehr lachen. Überlegt Euch also, ob lhr Euch für Euren „Hunni“ nicht doch besser ein paar einfachere Spielchen anschafft, die auf Dauer aber mehr Spaß machen.
60
The presentation is top-notch here, featuring excellent digital images of the Stooges as well as voice samples direct from the films – some of the best samples in the entire NES library. There isn’t a huge amount of replayability, but what is here is a very quirky and unique game, and a “must play” for fans of The Three Stooges.
60
Game Boy AdvanceIGN (Apr 10, 2002)
As great as it is to see Cinemaware make a return to the gaming scene, I just hope the company sees that many of their games weren't as impressive in gameplay as they were in presentation back in the day. You can't get by on looks alone anymore...which is a good theory on why the company vanished a decade ago. The Three Stooges doesn't stand the test of time on the Game Boy Advance as well as it could have...as improved as it is from its original vision on the Amiga, it could have used an extra game mode or three to make it more significant in the GBA market.
60
Game Boy AdvanceGameZone (Apr 22, 2002)
The game's visuals are great and bring back the flavor of the Three Stooges very well, and this aspect of the game will appeal to fans of the movies. Even those who are not big fans will still enjoy the nostalgia. The gameplay, however, leaves much to be desired, mostly in terms of depth; there's just not much here to keep anyone's interest for long. Even arcade-challenged players like myself can master the games in a few rounds of playing and then go on to save the orphanage easily. My family reached a general consensus that this game didn't rate above the mediocre.
59
Game Boy AdvanceAdvance (May, 2002)
Die drei sind sich für nix zu schade und verwickeln dich fortan in idiotische Minispielchen. Die Kuchenschlachten, Wettrennen und Fragerunden sind an Einfallslosigkeit kaum zu schlagen und so bieten die drei liebenswürdigen Trottel alles in allem eine viel zu kurze Spielzeit. Da hilft auch die gute Grafik nichts mehr - spare lieber dein Geld.
58
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpy (May 14, 2002)
In fact, The Three Stooges is such a faithful port of the original that it even reproduces the disappointment many of us felt oh those many years ago when we realized that there was not a lot of gameplay beneath the clever film-like experience. Pieces of the interface remain just as inscrutable, and the narrow range of mini-games is not enough to justify the title's price, let alone the obvious love that went into other parts of the design.
50
Game Boy AdvanceGameSpot (Apr 15, 2002)
Granted, fans of the Three Stooges or classic Cinemaware games will be pleased to see this game reappear after so many years, especially with the graphical upgrade allowed by newer hardware. Gamers who are unfamiliar with the history behind the game may find the level of gameplay too shallow to fathom, and the novelty of having Larry, Curly, and Moe at your fingertips will wear thin very soon. In the end, The Three Stooges looks and sounds good, but it just doesn't offer the depth that most gamers are looking for.
44
AmigaHappy Computer (Jul, 1988)
Bei der Amiga-Version darf man herzhaft über die schier endlosen Nachlade-Zeiten fluchen, doch die recht witzigen Teil-Spiele entschädigen ein wenig für diese Warterei. Nach ein paar Stunden hat man sich aber schnell sattgesehen und -gehört. Mit Ausnahme des prächtigen Krankenhaus-Rennens werden die einzelnen Programm-Teile rasch langweilig. Aufmachung und Originalität sind hier wirklich Spitze, aber die langfristige Motivation hält sich doch sehr in Grenzen.
40
AmigaPower Play (Jul, 1988)
Schade - auch „The Three Stooges“ leidet unter der alten Cinemaware-Krankheit: die langfristige Spiel-Motivation hält sich sehr in Grenzen. Die Amiga-Version sprüht nur so vor witzigen Digi-Sounds und schnuckeliger Grafik. Aber die spielerische Substanz des Programms ist erschreckend dünn. Nachdem man die einzelnen Teil-Spiele ein paarmal absolviert hat. verspürt man wenig Lust, sich auf eine weitere Runde einzulassen. The Three Stooges bietet kurzfristigen Zeitvertreib für einen verregneten Sonntagnachmittag, aber auch nicht mehr. Und für das gute Geld. das man hier blechen muß, bekommt man auf Dauer einfach zu wenig geboten. Außerdem bringen einen die schier endlosen Nachlade-Zeiten bei der Amiga-Version hart an den Rande der Verzweiflung.
 
Okay, The Three Stooges game is not for everybody, especially if you are the kind of person who doesn't want to ever see another The Three Stooges film, again. For those of us who remember the boys from our childhood with a great deal of fondness, however, the game is simultaneously a delight and piece of "living" memorabilia. In fact, this game gave me the courage to watch a few episodes. If you are, or were, a fan, you will enjoy this game for its fresh approach to some old friends.
 
Commodore 64Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Aug, 1988)
Okay, The Three Stooges game is not for everybody, especially if you are the kind of person who doesn't want to ever see another The Three Stooges film, again. For those of us who remember the boys from our childhood with a great deal of fondness, however, the game is simultaneously a delight and piece of "living" memorabilia. In fact, this game gave me the courage to watch a few episodes. If you are, or were, a fan, you will enjoy this game for its fresh approach to some old friends.