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Not to be confused with the video game based on the same movie published by Capstone.
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Bill and Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure is a video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was developed by Rocket Science Games and published by LJN.

Plot

Bill and Ted must rescue historical figures kidnapped by time-space rebels and bring them to their proper timeline or the two will miss the big concert that launches Wyld Stallyn's music career.

Why it Sucks

  1. To locate the historical figures, Bill and Ted must locate historical items to find them. These items are well hidden and the clues leading to them are vague.
  2. Instead of letting you choose which level to play first a la Mega Man, the game makes you play each level in a specific order and makes the player do unnecessary busywork to even get to the actual game, from manually flipping through the phonebook and dialling phone-numbers to making you dial the phone-number again in a puzzle-like segment where you have to navigate Bill and Ted's phone-booth to each number through space
  3. The later payphone sections get harder and require you to hit one of two purple skulls, both of which are located practically off-screen. You have a 50-50 chance of either getting the last digit or losing coins.
  4. If you press nothing during the payphone sections the payphone will do the course automatically. Unfortunately, this causes the players to lose coins.
  5. The game missed out on being an educational game.
  6. The time rebels are never seen in the game.
  7. The game is never consistent with when grass can be walked on and when grass just makes the player get stuck
  8. The music flat out stops when it ends rather than loop.
  9. The screen scrolls slower than the player moves.
  10. Stupid weapons such as textbooks and music cassettes that play when you throw them.
  11. The weapons fly in an overhead arc, making it needlessly hard to hit enemies
  12. Even entering into a conversation with NPCs is a pain due to the controls for choosing your dialogue making absolutely no sense
  13. The items that you have to give to the historical figures make no sense (i.e. giving Cleopatra a major credit card).
  14. To even find the items at all you have to repeatedly jump into and bounce off of walls, bushes and fences
  15. The sounds are the same sounds you'd hear on Atari 2600.

Reception

The Angry Video Game Nerd called this the worst LJN game on the NES.

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