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The Simpsons: Hit & Run (GameCube)

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Description

The 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.

Screenshots

The Simpsons: Hit & Run GameCube Marge sends Homer on a mission.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run GameCube Shortcuts usually take the form of crazy jumps.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run GameCube Bart starts off with the Honor Roller
The Simpsons: Hit & Run GameCube The second level takes place downtown.

Alternate Titles

  • "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

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User Reviews

Finally, the Simpsons are Captured in a Quality Game Game22 (42) unrated

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Nov 03, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Game Chronicles Oct 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 10, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Sep 24, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Sep 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Dec 19, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Entertainment News (den) Oct 17, 2003 7.7 out of 10 77
Lawrence Sep 18, 2003 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 18, 2003 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

Advertising

Most, 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.

Christmas

On Christmas day (December 25th), Homer's character in the main menu is dressed as Santa Claus.

Lionel Hutz

There 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.

Music

The hoity-toity music you hear in the Stonecutters hallway is the Spring of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.

Awards

  • Computer Games
    • March 2004 - #10 Best Game of the Year 2003
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Most Pleasant Surprise of the Year (PC)
Information also contributed by PCGamer77, Pizzaking27 and Scott Monster

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clef (546) added The Simpsons: Hit & Run (GameCube) on Sep 21, 2003
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