Home Improvement (video game)

Home Improvement (video game)

Infobox VG| title = Home Improvement

developer = Absolute Entertainment
publisher = Absolute Entertainment
designer =
engine =
released = flagicon|US November 1994
genre = Action
modes = Single player
ratings = ESRB: Kids to Adults
platforms = Super Nintendo
media =
requirements =
input =

"Home Improvement" (sometimes called "Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit") is an action/platforming video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System loosely based on the hit sitcom "Home Improvement".


The player guides Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in a quest to find some Binford power tools that have gone missing from the set of "Tool Time".


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.The game is broken down into 4 worlds of 4 levels, each world containing a boss level.

It is also worth noting that the game had no manual; its splash screen explained, “Real men don’t need instructions.”


Ultimately, the game has received quite negative reviews despite the show's popularity. This is most likely because of the strange aspect of Tim Taylor trying to recover tools while fighting dinosaurs, mummies, and robots.

The game didn't sell in large numbers and it is hard to find today.

External links

* [http://www.gamespot.com/snes/action/homeimprovement/index.html Home Improvement (SNES) page at GameSpot]

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