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Conclusion: The Simpsons Arcade Game was this perfect blend of my love for gaming with my friends, my love for gaming in general, and my newfound love for The Simpsons. That game sucked out quarters from me whenever I saw a machine.
Summary: The Simpsons Arcade Game has a story that makes no sense, shallow gameplay, very little comedy and nonsensical boss battles. For ten dollars you're getting a brief experience that you'll likely never want to revisit.
Excerpt: Da Introduction: "Cowabunga Dude!" Welcome to Springfield, home of the Simpsons and setting for this high speed, mayhem-filled adventure! The Simpsons Hit & Run will have you racing all over town in an effort to save Springfield from an evil conspiracy that will see the town obliterated.
Excerpt: Few Simpsons games have made us laugh in the same way that we laugh at the long running show, although EA’s unimaginatively titled The Simpsons Game is one of the funniest games that we have played in a long time.
Excerpt: Bart Simpson wants to meet Zelda. Lisa thinks marketing money should go into making better video games and Mario and Sonic are trapped in endlessly-spinning EA-owned hamster wheels. Find parody funny? Good. There's a lot more where that came from in The Simpsons Game.
Summary: While The Simpsons Game has plenty to offer in terms of humor and graphics, the game’s short story and limited gameplay practically nullify any redeeming qualities the game has to offer. The title can easily be beaten in a single day and this in our eyes, simply does not constitute a buy.
Pros: Excellent graphics, Very humorous, Authentic voices
Cons: Very short, Flawed camera system, Limited gameplay
Summary: THE SIMPSONS ARCADE GAME is a nice harks back to a bygone era, the repetitive music, easy gameplay and bright graphics. All of which is nice and nostalgic, but somewhat dated, with the new features and unlockables (open up Japanese version on completion).