There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing,
mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras
are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite
dish parked outside the Simpson house, he decides to investigate
further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the
biggest mystery to rock Springfield...
of The Simpsons can now join all their favourite characters
in a mission-based driving game featuring out-of-the-car platform
action, the interactive world of Springfield, and dialogue
crafted by the writers of the television show. And this attention
to detail show too. There
are tons of witty one-liners from Homer, Bart and the rest
of the residents of Springfield.
game is best described as The Simpsons do Grand
Theft Auto - although without the violence or swearing.
This really is a fun game and if you decide you are bored
of completing the missions, you can always take a stroll around
virtual Springfield. For a bit of extra fun we decided to
take it in turns to see how long it takes Homer to drive from
his home to work at the Power Plant. It's not an easy route,
so goodness knows how the man with the size of a pea manages
to do it every day.
what do you do in the game? Well, there are over 50 missions
to complete that involve driving, or walking around the streets
of Springfield. You can even enter buildings including the
Kwik-e-mart, the Elementary school, the Power Plant and the
Simpsons house. You also need to keep an eye on the background
as there are loads of funny things happening that you can
easily miss. There's Maggie swinging from the ceiling fan,
Grandpa wandering around lost or one of the OAPs of Springfield
trapped in Apu's freezer.
you start the game you play as Homer, but as you complete
missions you progress through the ranks to play other character
including Bart, Marge, Lisa and Apu. There are some great
one liners from the characters as you drive around (for example
Homer whispers: "I'm not a very good driver!" as
you crash into things, and Comicbook Guy says things like:
"Ahead Warp factor four!" and "We don't have
deflector shields you know!") While those quotes don't
sound very funny when written down, they are when you are
playing the game.
this game is great fun, be warned - this is really not going
to keep anyone over the age of 14 engrossed for too long.
Sure there are plenty of missions, hidden gags and cars to
unlock, but after a while it gets a little too repetitive.
is certainly a game that you'll want to come back to time
and time again.
best Simpsons game to be released so far.
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