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The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Windows)

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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 Windows Game intro
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows Secret mini game
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows This game features many characters from the show.
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!.. אולג 小奥 (168759) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
For Simpsons Fans only. Scott Monster (922) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Wow, it's GTA: Springfield! Someone needs fresh ideas. micnictic (385) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
The Simpsons in Copyright Infringement 2: Crash & Burn Zovni (9360) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game industry News (GiN) 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Shark Jan 15, 2004 B+ 83
PC Action Dec 03, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Nov 11, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec 22, 2003 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 24, 2003 77 out of 100 77
Armchair Empire, The Jan 02, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Dec 05, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 19, 2003 12 out of 20 60

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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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