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The Simpsons Arcade

MobyRank MobyScore
BlackBerry
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...
iPhone
70
5.0
J2ME
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5.0
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Description

The high-class of Springfield have congregated for their scheduled meeting. After discussing their plans, Smithers takes the USB stick containing the plans and hides it inside a donut. As he leaves the meeting room, he bumps into Homer Simpson, who grabs the delicious frosted donut. Everyone in Springfield is suddenly after him, eager to get that USB stick! Help Homer fight his way through the town.

Although the game is called The Simpsons Arcade, this game is not a port of the well-known coin-op game of the same name. Instead, it is an homage to it, retaining the same beat-em-up gameplay, but featuring new characters from later seasons of The Simpsons, such as Chief Wiggum, Bumblebee Man and Mayor Quimby. Players attack enemies with punches and kicks, and can find power-ups in the form of other Simpsons family members, who appear on-screen briefly to give assistance in beating up foes.

In addition to standard beat-em-up levels, The Simpsons Arcade also features autoscrolling levels, where Homer must continue to run to the right. There are also revised versions of the two mini-games from the original arcade game - Balloon Pump and Face Slap - which still require the player to button mash as fast as possible to complete them.

The iPhone version of the game features updated graphics and adds soundbites from the voice actors during the game.

Screenshots

The Simpsons Arcade BlackBerry It's hammer time.
The Simpsons Arcade BlackBerry Level select screen
The Simpsons Arcade BlackBerry Fight against the very honest cop
The Simpsons Arcade J2ME Title screen

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The Press Says

Slide to Play iPhone Dec 28, 2009 4 out of 4 100
GameSpot iPhone Jul 02, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online iPhone Feb 15, 2010 70 out of 100 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames iPhone Dec 21, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Dec 21, 2009 6 out of 10 60
videogamer.com iPhone Jan 15, 2010 6 out of 10 60
148apps iPhone Dec 24, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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