The Simpsons Game

aka: Die Simpsons: Das Spiel, Les Simpsons Le Jeu
Moby ID: 31222
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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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Average score: 67% (based on 19 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 6 ratings with 1 reviews)

Yellow cliches

The Good
We have many games based on movies or tv series, and most of them are bad games. The Simpsons game is not the best game ever, but it's a good tribute to the successful yellow family.

One of the best things of the game is the fact that it's a platform genre game, but it has many different stages and things to do on them beside collecting the special items. You will play as every member of the family and each one have different powers to achieve their objectives. There are many stages and the game's not short. It will take a bit to finish the game (specially if you want to get everything).

Cinematics are good, and the characters will talk during the whole game with different ingenious sentences depending on the stage you are. So, the sound's good (cinematics need more volume) as well as the music.

The main story is as ridiculous as a chapter of the tv series, so, no problem. You'll meet famous people like the main creator of the Simpsons, Matt Groening, or God himself.

The game is not difficult because you can't die. It uses a checkpoint system but some parts of the game are hard, specially the final level. The game has a multiplayer mode, which is simple but effective with different game modes to play with someone else.

The Bad
No important problems with the game. Jumps are a bit frustrating and battles aren't spectacular, but nothing important.

It's not an addictive game, so, probably you will finish once and nothing more. You will forget about taking all the items on every stage soon.

The Bottom Line
A decent game of The Simpsons, with all the cliches of a platform game and nothing more. You'll play it if you don't have another one or nothing much better to do, but it works good as an immediate enjoyment.

Nintendo DS · by NeoJ (398) · 2009

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Game added December 2, 2007. Last modified May 21, 2023.