Beavis and Butthead Arcade

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  • Full Name: Beavis and Butthead
  • Tech: 3DO
  • Type: Fighting
  • Developer: Atari
  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Unreleased
  • Region: NA
  • Notes: This is a prototype arcade cabinet based on MTV’s Beavis and Butthead TV show. Less than 10-15 of these cabinets were ever produced. One cabinet of the handful is currently playable in Chicago at an arcade called Galloping Ghost.


Beavis and Butt-Head is a cancelled 1996 arcade beat 'em up game that was in development by Atari based on the popular MTV cartoon of the same name. The game was built using 3DO-based hardware. The game borrows ideas from the cartoon, alternately asking players to work together or fight each other (outside in a mud pit using boxing gloves on the end of baseball bats, naturally).

It was tested poorly and was never completed (four of six levels were done). Another reason for the game's cancellation was because Midway bought Atari and cancelled all of Atari's projects such as Primal Rage II.

Twelve prototype machines of the game were sold at an MTV auction in 1999, and several of them were seen in California Extreme from 2007 to 2013.

On April 6th, 2016, Galloping Ghost Arcade picked up prototype #9 of the game after Jeremy Fox of Prince Arcades sold it and was not working. They were able to get it working again by finding a used 3DO in the next day. The game was now playable at the Galloping Ghost Arcade. However, they refused to release the ROM online.


Beavis and Butt-head is on page 18 of Game Machine 491, and 192 of Mar. 95 Replay.