The Three Stooges (NES)

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The Three Stooges
Platform: NES
Year: 1989
Developer: Beam Software
Buy: Amazon

The Three Stooges is an NES port of the home computer game of the same name. The game consists of mini-games based on certain episodes of the Three Stooges. The plot is that the Stooges walk by an orphanage that doesn't have enough money to pay for repairs and if they don't pay for repairs in 30 days, they will lose the house. The Stooges agree to get them money for the house.



The title screen.

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Most of the music heard in the game is based on the show, and taken from the home computer versions. The player gets to hear the Three Stooges theme, Three Blind Mice, Mozart's Sonata in C, and Pop Goes the Weasel. These tunes were all arranged by Gavan Anderson. The music is tuned at 451.1 Hz, and the sound driver appears to still be limited to playing back at 150bpm; however, Anderson was evidently trying to work around this limitation by this time, and having some of the songs play back at an effective 75bpm by arranging them at half speed.

The most notable absence from the NES soundtrack is the Defender of the Crown theme, which appeared in a pre-titles gag where the Stooges end up in the wrong game. Because the NES rights to Defender of the Crown were owned by Konami rather than Activision, who published this game, the gag instead has the Stooges ending up in another Activision game, Ghostbusters II (NES); the Ghostbusters theme is also absent, presumably because they didn't want to license it just for a short cutscene.


# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Three Stooges Theme Misha BakeleinikoffGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:19
02 Three Blind Mice TraditionalGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:16
03 Haunted House UnknownGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:36
04 Broken Hearts theme Theodore Moses-TobaniGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:36
05 Let's Scram theme UnknownGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:10
06 Fanfare sting David ThielGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:06
07 Fanfare sting 2 David ThielGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:03
08 Mozart's Sonata in C Wolfgang Amadeus MozartGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:48
09 Interlude Charley ChaseGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:35
10 Pop Goes the Weasel TraditionalGavan AndersonGregg Barnett 0:50


(Source: Verification from composer; game lacks credits.)

The game does not have credits, but Gavan has verified working on the game's soundtrack.

Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

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Title: The Three Stooges
Platform: NES
Released: 1989-10-??
Publisher: Activision


The Three Stooges
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Notable Songs Defender of the Crown
Notable Personnel David Zabriskie • Larry Garner • Gavan Anderson
Notable Companies Cinemaware