The Simpsons Game
The Simpsons Game is an action platformer video game based on the animated television series The Simpsons. The game was released in North America in October 2007 and worldwide in November 2007. It features an original storyline written by The Simpsons writers Tim Long, Matt Selman, and Matt Warburton. It is available for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. As of January 31, 2008, four million copies of the game have been sold worldwide.
About The Simpsons Game in brief
The Simpsons Game is an action platformer video game based on the animated television series The Simpsons. The game was released in North America in October 2007 and worldwide in November 2007. It features an original storyline written by The Simpsons writers Tim Long, Matt Selman, and Matt Warburton. In the self-referential plot, the family discovers that they are forced to participate in another The Simpsons video game. Similar to the show, the game pokes fun at popular culture, other video games, and Electronic Arts, its publisher. The Simpsons Game received the Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show award at the 2007 Spike Video Game Awards. As of January 31, 2008, four million copies of the game have been sold worldwide. It is available for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. It also has a two player co-op mode, which has a split screen and allows each player to control one of the two characters featured on that level. Several minigames are available to unlock and play, most which are updated versions of arcade games such as Frogger and Space Invaders, the latter which references the aliens Kang and Kodos from the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes. It was met with mixed reception from video game critics, with some praising its visuals and writing, while they criticized its short length and poor camera system, which did not always function properly. It has been released in several languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. The Nintendo DS version of thegame was developed separately from its console counterparts and is a side scrolling adventure.
It offers several features that are not available in the other versions, such as a virtual pet, which allows players to feed, entertain, and save Homer from threats such as choking and heart attacks. In each episode, the player is required to use Lisa’s power to move large objects, and Bart’s slingshot to shut down machines. Each episode contains sixteen levels, called episodes, and each requires specific powers to complete. The Simpson family travels to four scenarios in parodies of other games to collect key cards used to infiltrate their creator’s mansion, and ultimately to save their predecessors from destruction to reverse the family’s ban on video games. Several challenges are made available after all episodes are completed. These include finding all the collectibles for each character, Finding all the video game clichés, and completing a certain task related to each episode’s plot in a time trial. Homer is the first playable character available to the player in \”The Land of Chocolate\”, in which only Homer is playable, and the final level, \”Game Over\”, where all members of the family are playable. Homer can turn into the \”Homer ball\” by eating food power-ups to let him roll and slam objects. He can also turn into a Gummi Homer by eating small gummi Venus de Milos to shoot gummi grenades; eat hot chili peppers to become Insanity Homer to use fire bombs and fire bombs to float in the air.