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The Simpsons: Hit & Run

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
79
3.9
Windows
78
3.7
Xbox
78
3.2
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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 Race Skinner to Springfield Elementary
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows Kamp Krusty
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows There´s a ghost in my backyard!
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows Secret mini game

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

D'oh!.. Windows Cor 13 (172217)
For Simpsons Fans only. Windows Scott Monster (924)
Wow, it's GTA: Springfield! Someone needs fresh ideas. Windows micnictic (385)
Grand Theft Canyonero Xbox Ace of Sevens (4228)
One of the best Simpsons game PlayStation 2 Mathew Mayne (5)
The Simpsons in Copyright Infringement 2: Crash & Burn Windows Zovni (9344)
Not quite the worst... game... ever. Xbox Entorphane (366)
Finally, the Simpsons are Captured in a Quality Game GameCube Game22 (42)
The Simpsons return to form .... finally Xbox Kartanym (10766)

The Press Says

GameZone Windows Dec 23, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 05, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot GameCube Sep 15, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Next Level Gaming Xbox Sep 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
IGN Xbox Sep 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Extreme Gamer Xbox Oct 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
XBox-Zone Xbox Dec 22, 2003 80 out of 100 80
IGN GameCube Sep 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec 22, 2003 77 out of 100 77
Diehard GameFan Xbox Nov 19, 2003 6.5 out of 10 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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