The Simpsons: Hit & Run
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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 tries 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 chase 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.
- 辛普森一家：打带跑 - Chinese spelling (simplified)
- 심슨가족: 히트앤런 - Korean spelling
- BestSeller Series (Cendant / Havas / Vivendi Universal) releases
- Game feature: FMV / cutscene player
- Gameplay feature: Game completion percentage
- Genre: Open world / Free-roaming / Sandbox action and driving
- Inspiration: TV cartoons
- Middleware: Bink Video
- Nintendo Player's Choice releases
- PlayStation 2 Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation 2 Platinum Range releases
- Software Pyramide releases
- The Simpsons licensees
- Xbox Best of Classics releases
- Xbox Classics releases
- Xbox Platinum Hits releases
- Xbox World Collection series
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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.
There's quite a gaggle of cut content for The Simpsons Hit and Run. These range from unused voice clips, vehicles, character models (Agnes Skinner being one example), mission objectives, graphics and more. You can look up all missing content on The Cutting Room Floor.
On Christmas day (December 25th), Homer's character in the main menu is dressed as Santa Claus.
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.
The hoity-toity music you hear in the Stonecutters hallway is the Spring of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.
- Computer Games
- March 2004 - #10 Best Game of the Year 2003
- 2003 – Most Pleasant Surprise of the Year (PC)
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Game added by clef.
Windows added by Sciere.
Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, JPaterson, chirinea, Daniel Albu, Sciere, Xoleras, Cantillon, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, Tony Denis.
Game added September 26th, 2003. Last modified May 12th, 2023.