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Home Improvement (sometimes called Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit) is a video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System loosely based on 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.

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 real game manual; its splash screen explained, “Real men don’t need instructions.” Also there was a fake manual with a sticker also reading: "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 and lack of an instruction manual, even though the manual does mention to check out the enclosed blueprints poster for further intructions. The game didn't sell in large numbers and it is hard to find today.

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