DescriptionThe Simpsons: Hit & Run can be best described as Grand Theft Auto in Springfield.
The player takes on the role of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa or Apu and try to uncover a mystery surrounding mechanical bees that are taking over Springfield, mysterious vans, and cola that can control the minds of those who drink it.
Like GTA, the game follows a linear-based path through fifty plus missions. The player will have to chase cars and find out where they're headed, grab all the spilling cola cans before people can drink them, and chasing down villains before they get away.
Throughout the course of the game, the player can unlock tons of rewards by completing missions in a set amount of time or performing outstanding stunts.
All voiceovers are performed by those who act in the show, including Dan Castellaneta (Homer), Julie Kavner (Marge) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa).
The game supports multiplayer action for up to four players.
- "辛普森一家：打带跑" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Xingpuseng Yijia: Da Dai Pao" -- Chinese title
- "Os Simpsons: Hit & Run" -- Brazilian title
- "Les Simpsons: Hit & Run" -- French title
Part of the Following Groups
- Genre: Open world / Free-roaming / Sandbox action and driving
- Inspiration: TV cartoons
- Nintendo Player's Choice releases
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
- Simpsons licensees
- Xbox World Collection series
|Finally, the Simpsons are Captured in a Quality Game||Game22 (42)||unrated|
|Game industry News (GiN)||2003||90|
|Game Informer Magazine||Nov, 2003||8.5 out of 10||85|
|GameSpot||Sep 15, 2003||8.3 out of 10||83|
|Game Over Online||Nov 03, 2003||82 out of 100||82|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Oct 10, 2003||80|
|IGN||Sep 16, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpy||Sep 24, 2003||80|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||Oct, 2003||77 out of 100||77|
|GamersMark||Sep 28, 2003||7.1 out of 10||71|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Dec 18, 2003||13 out of 20||65|
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AdvertisingMost, if not any, advertising in this game are actually references to previous episodes. For example, the Itchy and Scratchy Movie poster was used in an episode where Bart is grounded from seeing said movie.
ChristmasOn Christmas day (December 25th), Homer's character in the main menu is dressed as Santa Claus.
Lionel HutzThere are billboards throughout the game advertising the legal services of Lionel Hutz. Matt Groeing, producer for the Simpsons, retired Lionel Hutz and Troy McClure when Phil Hartman tragically lost his life.
MusicThe hoity-toity music you hear in the Stonecutters hallway is the Spring of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.
- Computer Games
- March 2004 - #10 Best Game of the Year 2003
- 2003 – Most Pleasant Surprise of the Year (PC)
Related Web Sites
- The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Official website)