Nickelodeon Guts

"American Gladiators for kids"

Electronic Gaming Monthly 1994

“Tighten your helmet.” The game stays true to the series by focusing on personal achievements in an Olympic style competition. Competitors must climb, flip, and slam-dunk their way towards their personal best and the GUTS championship. Players participate in intense competition in the Extreme Arena, moving from one event to another. The game goes beyond the TV program by enabling kids to execute extraordinary maneuvers in an even more extreme environment.

Accomplishments

  • Two T.V Commercials

  • Huge player module designed to create full range of life-like motion

  • Handled pre-production of video shoot

  • Developed new techniques in digital rotoscoping

  • Designed interface graphics

  • Rented Nickelodeon Studios for three day shoot

  • Hired professional camera and stunt men

  • Captured live footage of motion to capture the feel of the show

Features

  • Seven events based on the TV show

  • Two skill levels

  • Two player simultaneous play

  • Kids and staff from show

  • Innovative rotoscope animation

  • New level of realism and smoothness

  • Filmed at Sound Stage 21 at Universal Studios Florida on a set dubbed the "Extreme Arena"

Stats

Year 1994

Genre Action

Platform Super NES

Developer Viacom New Media

Publisher Viacom New Media

Role Lead Artist

Video Reviews

Print Reviews

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Game Spot - 2006
Graphics are what made GUTS good (to me). The crowd in the back, the kids in the front and even Mo'

Electronic Gaming Monthly - 1994

This game is like American Gladiators for kids. It uses kids to play a challenge made for kids. People of any age can play and enjoy this game, especially when competing with friends. This game does present a small challenge, and it would be a good idea to practice up and beat everybody in the neighbood.

Viacom New Media -1994

If it's just a videogame, why are you out of breath? With seven extreme events, Nickelodeon Guts will leave you breathless.

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In November 1994, A video game based on the game show was developed and published by Viacom New Media for the Super NES. One or two players may compete in many of the events that debuted in the TV show, including the Aggro Crag. The game is based on the actual footage of the show and contains filmed contestants. Nintendo Power praised the game's graphics.