Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!

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Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!
Developer(s) Imagineering Inc.[1]
Publisher(s) Absolute Entertainment[1]
Designer Jason Benham[1]
Engine Proprietary
status Status Missing
Release date November 1994 (NA)
Genre 2D action platformer
Mode(s) Single-player
Age rating(s) ESRB: Kids to Adults
Platform(s) Super Nintendo Entertainment System[1]
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media 12-megabit cartridge[2]
Input Super Nintendo Entertainment System game controller
Requirements Requirements Missing
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! is an action/platforming video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System very loosely based on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. A version for the Sega Genesis was made but was never released. Sega rejected the game, as it would be the same as the SNES version.

Plot[edit | edit source]

On a special broadcast of the show Tool Time, Tim prepares to unveil the new Binford ultra power tool line name after him, the Binford-Taylor Turbo Power Tool Line. He goes to retrieve them, only to discover that they are missing and a note left in their place demanding Tim to come and get them.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The game plays similarly to other action/platform games of the time that were based on popular television shows or movies (like Virgin's The Lion King, which was also released in 1994.)

The player's weapons include modified tools such as a nail gun, a blowtorch (used as a flamethrower), and a chainsaw which inexplicably hurls energy waves. These weapons are used to fight dinosaurs, acid-spewing mummies, robot sentries, and other enemies.

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The "instruction manual" for the game

The game is broken down into four worlds of four levels, each world containing a boss level.

The game had no instruction manual explaining each of the buttons. In its place, the splash screen explained: “Real men don't need instructions.”

Reception[edit | edit source]

Ultimately, the game has received very negative reviews despite the show's popularity. The game failed to sell in large numbers and it is hard to find today. Nintendo Power pointed out in a 1995 issueTemplate:Specify that the game lacks the humor that makes the TV show so great.

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