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DescriptionThe 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.
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- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- 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
- 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
|D'oh!..||Windows||Unicorn Lynx (181476)|
|For Simpsons Fans only.||Windows||Scott Monster (1009)|
|Wow, it's GTA: Springfield! Someone needs fresh ideas.||Windows||micnictic (391)|
|Grand Theft Canyonero||Xbox||Ace of Sevens (4471)|
|One of the best Simpsons game||PlayStation 2||Mathew Mayne (8)|
|The Simpsons in Copyright Infringement 2: Crash & Burn||Windows||Zovni (10633)|
|Not quite the worst... game... ever.||Xbox||Entorphane (375)|
|Finally, the Simpsons are Captured in a Quality Game||GameCube||Game22 (42)|
|The Simpsons return to form .... finally||Xbox||Kartanym (12728)|
|Lawrence||PlayStation 2||Sep 18, 2003||85 out of 100||85|
|GameSpot||Xbox||Sep 15, 2003||8.3 out of 10||83|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||GameCube||Oct, 2003||77 out of 100||77|
|PC Games (Germany)||Windows||Dec 22, 2003||77 out of 100||77|
|Game Freaks 365||PlayStation 2||2003||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Lawrence||GameCube||Sep 18, 2003||B||75|
|Joystick (French)||Windows||Dec, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Jeuxvideo.com||GameCube||Dec 18, 2003||13 out of 20||65|
|Gamekult||Windows||Dec 05, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||PlayStation 2||Oct 30, 2003||5 out of 10||50|
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AdvertisingMost, 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.
Cut contentThere'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.
ChristmasOn Christmas day (December 25th), Homer's character in the main menu is dressed as Santa Claus.
Lionel HutzThere 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.
MusicThe 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)
Related Web Sites
- The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Official website)
GameCube Credits (250 people)
175 developers, 75 thanks
Jennifer Belardinelli, Amy Chen, Eric Culqui, Lindsey Fischer, Kevin Fremon, Adrian Garza, Linda Howard