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Description

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.

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The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows If you are lucky enough you can unlock the secret mini racing games.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows Kang and Kodos also appear in this game
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows There´s a ghost in my backyard!
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Windows The horror themed last level

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Alternate Titles

  • "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

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User Reviews

D'oh!.. Windows Oleg Roschin (181735)
For Simpsons Fans only. Windows Scott Monster (1014)
Wow, it's GTA: Springfield! Someone needs fresh ideas. Windows micnictic (391)
Grand Theft Canyonero Xbox Ace of Sevens (4474)
One of the best Simpsons game PlayStation 2 Mathew Mayne (8)
The Simpsons in Copyright Infringement 2: Crash & Burn Windows Zovni (10648)
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 (12784)

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) PlayStation 2 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
DreamStation.cc Xbox Feb 04, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Xbox Nov 03, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy GameCube Sep 24, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Action Windows Dec 03, 2003 80 out of 100 80
IGN Xbox Sep 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
IGN GameCube Sep 16, 2003 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos GameCube Dec 19, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Diehard GameFan Xbox Nov 19, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

Advertising

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.

Cut content

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.

Christmas

On Christmas day (December 25th), Homer's character in the main menu is dressed as Santa Claus.

Lionel Hutz

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.

Music

The hoity-toity music you hear in the Stonecutters hallway is the Spring of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.

Awards

  • Computer Games
    • March 2004 - #10 Best Game of the Year 2003
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Most Pleasant Surprise of the Year (PC)
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