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Three Stooges Three Stooges - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Three Stooges - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A 3-player game where each person controls one of the stooges: Curly, Larry or Moe. The game features face-slapping, pie-throwing, the theme "Three Blind Mice" and more. Speech: "Hey! Watch Out!", "Wise Guy! Huh!".

Three Stooges was produced by Mylstar in 1984.

Mylstar released 18 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1983. Mylstar was based in United States.

Other machines made by Mylstar during the time period Three Stooges was produced include: Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert, M.A.C.H. 3, Q*bert Qubes, Screw Loose, Ready...Aim...Fire!, Curve Ball, Us Vs. Them, Video Vince And The Game Factory, Alien Star, and Games, The


Name Three Stooges
Developer Mylstar (United States)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 12950
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Gottlieb
Game Specific Three Stooges Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Three Stooges Bezel Image
Control Panel Three Stooges Control Panel Image
Side Art Three Stooges Side Art Image
PCB Three Stooges PCB Image

Game Introduction

During the demo, there are screens that explain that the full title of the game is The Three Stooges In 'Brides Is Brides' but on the marquee, side decals and control panel it only says The Three Stooges.

The object of the game is to help the Stooges find and rescue their three fiancees: Cora, Nora, and Dora who have been kidnapped by a mad scientist.

You must have Curly, Larry and Moe get past several levels until they make it to the mad scientist's laboratory where they will find one of their fiancees. Then, they will have to start all over again until they eventually find their other two respective fiancees.

Game Play

Use the joystick to move the stooge you control around the screen. Pick up pies, hammers and loot by walking over these items. Press the fire button to drop a hammer, throw pies and slap enemies. Use a hammer to knock out enemies and destroy furniture. Pick up keys and loot hidden behind furniture. Collect all the keys and leave through the exit doorway to proceed to the next level.

You will be stunned if you are hit with a pie or slapped by another stooge. Avoid the cops and hammer-wielding enemies or you will be knocked out. Occasionally, there will be a level where there will be three singers who you will attempt to silence by throwing pies at them while avoiding the deadly musical notes that they sing. On each level, players can play either cooperatively or independently.

Three Stooges KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.41 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.63

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 2.50
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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This video game is based on the movie shorts and full-length movies that feature the characters of the same name.

A copy of this game was featured as a prop in the TV show "What's Happenin'?". It was inside the diner near the door.

Cabinet Information

The marquee, side decals and control panel all have black and white real-life pictures of The Three Stooges. Each picture has those characters saying different lines and doing different acts.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Three Stooges Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 14 known instances of this machine owned by Three Stooges collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Three Stooges machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Three Stooges.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 171; Color photo
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 179; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 179; Color photo

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