The Itchy and Scratchy Game was released in March of 1995, and was published by Acclaim Entertainment. The game stars Itchy and Scratchy from Fox's The Simpsons and retains the comical violence from the TV show. The protagonist is Itchy in the Super Nintendo version, and Scratchy in the Game Gear version.
The Itchy and Scratchy Game is a platforming game, with weapons, and dangerous detours within the levels. Itchy starts out with a mallet, and various weapons are usable later through the game often matching the theme of the level the player is on. There are seven stages in total and all levels have blocked paths that require key items to unlock the path before the player can continue on. Itchy can kill enemies by hitting them with his weapon, though taking too many hits to the health bar can result in his death as well. There is also be a boss battle at the end of each stage, utilizing some sort of puzzle within the fight.