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The Simpsons: Hit & Run

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
75
3.8
Windows
78
3.7
GameCube
79
3.8
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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 Use the Plow King to smash up Smithers' Car
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows Homer's Nightmare...
The Simpsons: Hit & Run GameCube Bart starts off with the Honor Roller
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows Each character gets access to a new part of Springfield at a different time of day.

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 אולג 小奥 (168742)
For Simpsons Fans only. Windows Scott Monster (922)
Wow, it's GTA: Springfield! Someone needs fresh ideas. Windows micnictic (385)
Grand Theft Canyonero Xbox Ace of Sevens (4229)
One of the best Simpsons game PlayStation 2 Mathew Mayne (5)
The Simpsons in Copyright Infringement 2: Crash & Burn Windows Zovni (9360)
Not quite the worst... game... ever. Xbox Entorphane (369)
Finally, the Simpsons are Captured in a Quality Game GameCube Game22 (42)
The Simpsons return to form .... finally Xbox Kartanym (10777)

The Press Says

GameSpy Xbox Sep 24, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Over Online Xbox Nov 03, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Game Over Online GameCube Nov 03, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Sep 24, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles GameCube Oct 13, 2003 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Windows Nov 22, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Armchair Empire, The Windows Jan 02, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 19, 2003 12 out of 20 60
The Video Game Critic Xbox Nov 22, 2004 C 50

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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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