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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
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Critic Reviews

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VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Neste novo e sensacional game, Bart Simpson é o único que pode salvar Springfield, a pequena cidade onde mora, da invasão de mutantes espaciais. Eles precisam de objetos terrestres para sua terrível arma poder funcionar e a missão de Bart é impedir que eles consigam esses objetos.
Raze (Sep, 1991)
However, this doesn't get boring because Bart is such a charismatic star. The sound is similarly inspired by the TV show. It includes sampled speech of some person (not Bart, though) saying "Eat my shorts!" and an acceptable version of Danny Elfman's soundtrack. By all accounts, The Simpsons could become as popular as Mario.
If it wasn't for the lack of a password system, Bart and family would have been kicking around the 90s. Still, this is a real smart game and no mistake!
Power Unlimited (Dec, 1993)
Bart vs the Space Mutants is gebaseerd op een origineel concept. De aliens slokken alle paarse objecten op. Die moet je dus rood schilderen. Om dit doel te bereiken moet je wel tegen wat frustratie kunnen, want briljante gameplay heeft het spel niet.
Entertainment Weekly (Apr 12, 1991)
Parents put off by Bart's rebellious, anti-social attitude won't find comfort here. But those who remember what it was like to be 8 years old — and who enjoy Bart's animated adventures — will find that this game offers an amiable respite from the mayhem endemic to popular Nintendo titles like Double Dragon and Contra.
This long awaited game left a little to be desired. Although the challenge is there, lack of variety tends to hurt this otherwise funny concept.
Bart Simpson has finally made it to the NES from Acclaim. His adventure, though, is anything but a game for underachievers. This game is very challenging and could be frustratingly so to some players. The tasks that you must perform to complete the adventure require patience and skill.
Video Games (Sep, 1991)
Bart vs. the Space Mutants ist ein braves, etwas biederes Spiel, das weder Begeisterungsstürme entfacht noch sonderlich enttäuscht. Das Spielprinzip wird durch das Mitwirken der witzigen Simpsons-Truppe aufgewertet. Fans der Fernsehserie sollten mal ein Probespiel riskieren.
Retro Game Reviews (Jan 08, 2018)
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants certainly deserves praise for trying something new, but it fails to execute the most basic elements of a good game, namely precise controls and engaging action. While it had the potential to be an above-average NES title, it's simply too frustrating and unfair to recommend.
Trotzdem ist das Teil nicht unbedingt der Hit, vor allem die Grafik und der Sound sind, selbst für NES-Verhältnisse, ziemlich übel.
GamesCollection (Mar 11, 2013)
Bart Vs the Space Mutants risulta un gioco mal realizzato ed a tratti fustrante. La ripetitività del comparto grafico e sonoro ed una scarsa realizzazione tecnica non aiutano il gioco ad avvicinarsi alla sufficienza. Un platform che non rende onore alla serie a cui è ispirata e che conferma ancora una volta come sia difficile trovare dei giochi degni di nota all’interno dell’ampia cerchia dei titoli su licenza.
1UP! (Mar 19, 2010)
Si Bart vs the Space Mutants n'avait pas été aussi difficile, aussi laid et surtout aussi agaçant à manier, il aurait pu faire un bon jeu. Mais c'est tout de même un gros "si". Comble de l'ironie, les versions Sega sont moins tartes mais sont encore plus injouables. La jouabilité est vraiment un domaine qui ne pardonne pas. Il y a des erreurs dramatiques qui rendent ce jeu effroyable à tenir en mains, comme l'inertie et la poussée du saut qui se veut sans doute réaliste mais n'est qu'une catastrophe à deux jambes, ou encore de nombreux problèmes de précision, des plates-formes qui s'arrêtent plus tôt que leur présence visuelle l'indique, ce qui pour le joueur n'est rien d'autre qu'une infâme trahison. Tous les passages remplis d'ennemis qui se comportent comme des pièges finissent par devenir insupportables.
In the first level of Springfield, the use of the Simpsons property is strong (calling Moe’s tavern is fun) and there are some creative problem-solving ideas at work. However, the later levels trade that in for more difficult enemies and unfair platforming. It’s not without its merits, but overall it’s not fun and bogged down with issues.
16 (Jun, 2005)
This title was my first real taste of video game disappointment. Sure, I’d played crap games before this one, some that were even worse for sure. But this game was supposed to be an interactive version of one of my favourite television shows, and it was infinitely less fun than I expected. I mean, even when it was released, The Simpsons had made Fox millions of dollars (to add to Rupert's other couple of billion), so why couldn’t they spend a bit (well, a lot) more time and effort on making this game something special? In the end, this game is no different to the hundreds (maybe thousands) of other crap licensed platformers that were prevalent in the 90s. I just really hoped it would be something great.
0 (May, 2013)
Aside from a few fun cameos (Ms. Botz!) and some in-jokes (“This is Moe’s Tavern…”), Space Mutants offers pittance for fans of the show and even less for those who know nothing of its once-subversive humor. Instead of making an imaginative title that both Simpsons fans and gamers could enjoy, Imagineering decided to go the extra mile and produce a game despised by both groups. Eat my shorts, indeed.