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The Simpsons: Road Rage (PlayStation 2)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Go on a Road Rage, Simpsons style!!

    Mr. Burns is up to his greedy ways, purchasing the Springfield buses and jacking up the fares. Now Springfieldians must turn their cars into cabs and make enough money to buy back the buses before the clock runs out. No time for doughnuts, Homer!

    • Over 30 of your favourite Simpsons characters
    • Real character voices
    • Six HUGE levels with over 100 Springfield landmarks
    • Compete for passengers in 2-player split-screen action
    • Get wild with big-air jumps, power slides, and more
    • Brave jam-packed routes and time-saving short-cuts
    • Mmmm… Bonus System – Unlock characters, cars and levels

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12851) on Oct 10, 2010.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:

    "Hey, Marge! What's a 'brake'?"



    A hilarious match of hot license to game concept, The Simpsons Road Rage sends the sharp-tongued citizenry of Springfield on the road to earn enough dough to buy back the Springfield Transit Corp. from filthy rich grumbler J. Montgomery Burns.

    In Road Rage mode, Homer, Bart and 15 other madcap motorists rack up cash by delivering fares before time runs out. You can earn extra loot with super-fast deliveries, being extra-destructive (not as easy as you'd think) and avoiding multiple collisions. You earn extra seconds with timely deliveries and by knocking over Springfield Transit shelters.

    As you earn dough, you'll be able to open up additional neighborhoods (there are six and all) and drivers (17 total). Burns' nuclear-powered buses and a stretch limo bearing the detested tycoon himself will do their best to stay you from your appointed rounds.

    On the Easy difficulty setting, you start a neighborhood with 75 seconds. If you want to do well in the Medium (50 seconds) and Hard (40 seconds) settings, enter Sunday Drive mode to learn a neighborhood's shortcuts and hidden areas. In this mode, all the fares and other elements are in place, but there's no timer and you can't earn any cash.

    In Mission Mode, you're charged with completing one of 10 specific tasks while avoiding pursuers. Examples include Bart escorting Homer from the baseball park to the nuclear plant without being rammed by Burns and Willie smashing newspaper boxes in a desperate bid to thwart the paper's pro-Burns bias.

    In Head to Head mode, you and a pal race for fares. You can steal a fare mid-ride by ramming your rival. The first to the dollar goal is the winner.

    Each driver wields a vehicle with distinct strengths and weaknesses. Marge's Canyonero accelerates like an ant with a head cold, but is great for pounding through heavy traffic. Both Bart's Honor Roller Soap Box Racer and Professor Frink's Flying Car accelerate and steer sharply, but are easily knocked off-course. Moe's roofless Sedan has all the get-up-and-go of its driver (i.e. none), while the Reverend Lovejoy's Book Burning Mobile (complete with flames) handles as deftly as a rusted-out school bus. Solid all-around performers include Apu's Sports Car and Homer's Family Sedan.

    Helped greatly by the deep involvement of the show's writers and voice talent, developer Radical Entertainment has the look, feel and sound of The Simpsons down cold. The nonstop chatter of drivers, fares and bystanders, always perfectly cued to the action, captures the show's frenetic zaniness.

    One-liners alone do not a game make, and fortunately all parties involved have taken great pains to give the whole shebang that shiny Simpsons gloss. The characters and landscape look like they're lifted straight from an actual TV episode. Roadside attractions include a drive-in showing an exclusive Itchy and Scratch short, an Escalator to Nowhere and ridiculous billboards (our fave advertises a musical based on "Planet of the Apes"). The Simpsons Road Rage is chock-a-block with breakable objects, including light posts, garbage cans and mailboxes stuffed with letters.

    Eminently replayable for both the jokes and the challenges, The Simpsons Road Rage is a high-octane blast. The game is in stores now.

    The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board has rated The Simpsons Road Rage "T" for Teen (ages 13 and up) with the content modifiers of Mild Language, Suggestive Themes and Violence. Four memory blocks on the Memory Card 59 (sold separately) are required to save game progress.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53679) on Aug 26, 2005.

www.electronic-arts-de - GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox:
    Dieses Spiel wird nicht mehr hergestellt.

    The Simpsons Road Rage kombiniert den bekannten Simpsons-Witz und -Humor mit heisser Racing-Action.

    Mr Burns erliegt mal wieder seiner unermesslichen Gier. Kurzerhand erwirbt er die Springfield Transit Corporation und treibt die Fahrpreise in die Höhe. Das lassen die braven Bürger von Springfield natürlich nicht mit sich machen. Im humorvollen Simpsons Road Rage müssen sie Horden von Pendlern, stau-verseuchten Hinterstrassen und dem totalen Verkehrchaos trotzen, um genug Geld zu verdienen um die Transit Coporation wieder zurückzukaufen.

    FEATURES

  • Über 25 Simpsons-Charaktere sitzen hinter dem Steuer oder wandern in den Straßen umher.
  • Entfesseln Sie das Chaos in 5 Springfield-Nachbarschaften. Es gibt 100 verschieden Orte, von Moe´s Bar bis hin zum Kernkraftwerk.
  • Ein Bonus-System ermöglicht es, neue Charaktere oder Autos freizuspielen.
  • Interaktive Welten, lebhafte Umgebungen mit Verkehr und Fussgängern.
  • Zwei Spieler-Split Screen-Modus, ermöglicht es Ihnen ihren Gegner in einem Rennen um den nächsten Passagier zu schlagen.
  • Der Story-Modus erlaubt es 40 bis 60 einzigartige Passagiere zu fahren.
  • Der Sonntags-Modus macht es möglich, Passagiere aufzunehmen und in Ruhe die Stadt zu erforschen.
  • Die Radical Toon Renderer-Technologie ermöglicht es, dass die Simpsons absolut authentisch aussehen und sich bewegen.
  • Die ausgefeilte Fahrphysik ermöglicht wilde Sprünge, Powerslides, Kavalierstarts und vieles mehr, und das alles mit einer einfachen Arcade Style-2 Knopf-Bedienung.
  • Kreuzen Sie durch verschiedene Terrains, Hügel, Berge, Wälder und finden Sie zeitsparende Abkürzungen.

Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Jun 23, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:
    Although the GBA version of The Simpsons: Road Rage had the same cool features of the GCN version-Crazy Taxi-like Road Rage mode, Sunday Drive and Mission mode-the game loses quite a bit in the translation.

    The streets are wider and less packed with Simpsons landmarks, and none of the characters deliver their signature phrases. However, the new plow-down-everything Performance mode is a fun addition.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Apr 26, 2005.

Back of Case - Playstation 2 (UK):
    "MOVE YOUR KEISTER, MEISTER!"

    MR. BURNS is up to his greedy ways, purchasing the Springfield buses, making them radioactive and jacking up the fares. Now Springfieldians must turn their cars into cabs and make enough money to buy back the buses before the clock runs out. No time for donuts, Homer.

    Over 30 Hilarious Characters

    2-Player Split-Screen

    6 HUGE Worlds

    Cruise and Crash

    Real Character Voices

    Contributed by Rascal (2152) on Apr 23, 2005.

THQ UK website - Game Boy Advance:

    JOIN BART, HOMER AND THE REST OF THE SIMPSONS FAMILY IN THIS CRAZY ACTION RACING GAME!



    Play with the Simpsons and become a taxi driver!

    Pick up characters standing on the road side and carry them to their destination. Drive to a destination within a time limit. If you reach the destination faster than the customer request, you will get a tip. The faster you are, the bigger the tips are!

    Train your driving techniques, find shortcuts and every possibility to drive faster and get more tips!

    4 game modes:
  • Road Rage: Pick up passengers and carry them to the requested destination and collect money.
  • Sunday Drive: no time limit nor passenger to carry. Practice to drive as fast as you can.
  • Mission Mode: Complete up to 10 specific tasks
  • Head to head: Compete with one of your friends to be the first one to collect the target money.

    15 characters to drive with, 10 of whom need to be unlocked: each character has a different car.

    15 Original cars, such as Classic cars, Tank, etc. Each car has different performance, acceleration and top speed, cornering stability

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Aug 29, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - GameCube:

    The Simpsons take it to the streets of Springfield.



    The Simpsons’ Road Rage blends renowned Simpsons wit and edge-of-your-seat racing action into a rip-roaring, reckless and riotously-funny arcade-style driving game.

    Mr. Burns is up to his greedy ways again, purchasing the Springfield Transit Corporation and jacking up the fares. Refusing to shell out the high rates, Springfield citizens are forced into humorous "road rage" as they brave angry commuters, jam-packed back-routes and the challenge to make enough money to buy back the Transit Corporation before time runs out. No time for donuts, Homer.

    FEATURES

  • Over 25 Simpson characters, featuring voices, animations and unique relationships with other characters, are behind the wheel or wandering the streets of Springfield begging for a ride.

  • Wreak havoc in 5 Springfield neighborhoods featuring over 100 Simpsons landmarks.

  • Bonus system rewards players of all skill levels and lets players choose which characters and cars they want to unlock.

  • Interactive worlds provide an intensely busy community environment alive with traffic and pedestrian interaction that adds to commuters' road rage.

  • Two-Player split screen action lets players beat opponents in a race for the next passenger, or steal their passenger mid-ride!

  • Jumps, powerslides, and speed-starts are all done with a simple arcade-style 3-button interface.

  • Cruise through a variety of terrain including hills, jumps, mountains, forests, and timesaving short cuts.

  • Story Mode allows for 40 to 60 unique passenger deliveries, plus seven mini-bonus deliveries.

  • Sunday Driving Mode lets players pick up passengers and explore the city at a leisurely pace.

  • Radical Toon Renderer’ technology provides authentic Simpsons animated look.

  • Radical's H-line technology maintains the 2D animated look of the show in the new 3D environment

    Contributed by Xoleras (66242) on Jun 18, 2004.

Press Release - GameCube:

    D’OH! EA SHIPS
    THE SIMPSONS ROAD RAGE FOR THE GAMECUBE



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 18, 2001 – Get in, shut up, and hang on…it’s Homer for hire! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that The Simpsons’ Road Rage has shipped for the Nintendo GameCube.

    The Simpsons Road Rage is an action racing title with a full Simpsons storyline. Set in the town of Springfield, this new game blends renowned Simpsons wit with edge-of-your seat racing to create a fun, reckless and riotously funny arcade-style racing game. Take the wheel as your favorite Simpsons character and wreak havoc throughout six expansive Springfield neighborhoods with the ultimate goal of buying back the Transit Corporation from the diabolical Mr. Burns. Choose a single-player game or challenge a friend to a head-to-head showdown in the streets of Springfield.

    The Simpsons Road Rage for the Nintendo GameCube carries a “T”(Teen) rating from the ESRB and will be priced at US MSRP $49.99. In addition, The Simpsons Road Rage is currently available on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft®. The Simpsons Road Rage was developed by Radical Entertainment and is co-published with Fox Interactive.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

    About Fox Interactive Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, is committed to producing a full range of bold and engaging interactive entertainment. The company produces and co-publishes computer and video game software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties. Fox Interactive games feature a number of the company’s television and movie properties including The Simpsons, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Die Hard, and The X-Files. Original properties such as No One Lives Forever have garnered critical acclaim and received Game of the Year awards from enthusiasts’ magazines worldwide.

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    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 02, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    "MOVE YOUR KEISTER, MEISTER!"



    MR. BURNS is up to his greedy ways, purchasing the Springfield buses and jacking up the fares. Now Springfieldians must turn their cars into cabs and make enough money to buy back the buses before the clock runs out. No time for donuts, Homer.

    Over 30 hilarious Characters

    2-Player Split-Screen

    6 HUGE Worlds

    Cruise and Crash

    Real Character Voices

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69577) on Apr 07, 2003.