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Written by  :  WONDERなパン (2615)
Written on  :  May 03, 2020
Platform  :  Arcade
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What I Can Remember - 90s Arcade & The Simpsons (Arcade, 1991)

The Good

It's The Simpsons family! What COULDN'T a kid in the 90s like about it. Luckily, a street brawler game makes total sense allowing for a large cast of characters and fun props/weapons double functioning as throwback references to the show.

The game included what felt like a ton of content from the show, and really made me feel like I was in Springfield enmeshed in the town-wide fight. I also remember the arcade boxes having really awesome sound bites from the characters which really sold the appeal to kids like myself at the time.

The Bad

Well, it sometimes was hogged by a bunch of kids who didn't like sharing but I can't quite blame that on the game as much as the arcade's management, haha.

The game felt shallow, and I don't recall ever getting particularly far or ever played quite as long as some other classics from the time.

I do wish there were a larger variety of weapons to find and pick up, but who doesn't want more, more, more! out of their games and entertainment.

I don't recall the story or plot being meaningful whatsoever. Again though, wasn't that super commonplace for the time? In any case, it could have benefited from something more fulfilling.

The Bottom Line

The Simpsons was an arcade game released back in the early '90s to pretty huge acclaim by general audiences/gamers. I still get filled with excitement when I see these today in 2020. Many great times as a kid running between boxes with neighborhood kids and various Simpsons arcade titles were always popular. While this isn't my all-time favorite, it does rank quite high.

A 4-player co-op brawl takes place on the streets of Springfield in this Simpson's themed beat-em-up brawler arcade classic. Playing as Marge swinging around that vacuum and beating up local thugs is probably my most memorable moment in the game. Just all out Simpson's streetlight with all your favorite stars from the show.

I haven't been to an arcade in years, but this is definitely still a game I'd seek out to play.