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The Simpsons Game (Nintendo DS)

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Description

When Bart finds a mysterious game manual, he realizes that he and his family have become the main characters of the newest hit video game -- The Simpsons Game!

Each of the Simpsons are playable in this sidescroller action game and feature their own wacky, special abilities. Homer can transform into a large blob and roll his way through levels. Bart can don a cowl and cape and become Bartman, using his slingshot and gliding ability to overcome the game's goons. Lisa can use an all-touchscreen Hand of Buddha to solve puzzles and remove obstacles from her path, and Marge can control mobs to overwhelm anyone who stands in her way.

Each of the game's twelve episodes parodies some bit of precious popular culture, including spoofs of such classic videogames as Frogger, Space Invaders, Pokémon, and Madden. The game is chock full of video and voice overs featuring the original cast and written by the show writers. The voices, story, and cutscenes means the game's irreverent humor include plenty of references for Simpsons fanatics who will catch all the inside jokes from old episodes.

Exclusive to the DS game is "Pet Homer," a sort of virtual pet game where the player collects various items to feed to Homer (and watch the crazy outcome), as well as several multiplayer minigames.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Les Simpsons Le Jeu" -- French Title
  • "Die Simpsons: Das Spiel" -- German Title

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Yellow cliches NeoJ (428) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

The Press Says

videogamer.com Nov 19, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Nov 14, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Gamer 2.0 Nov 09, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
IGN Nov 07, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Cubed3 Nov 13, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk Nov 01, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 08, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpy Nov 19, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 03, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Nov 10, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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thalcos (1467) added The Simpsons Game (Nintendo DS) on Nov 19, 2007