The Simpsons

• Publisher: Konami
• Developer:
Release Date: 1991
Code: Unknown

GFX: Unknown
Music: Unknown

Our Game Rating: 82%


FILE: simpsonsarcadeend.zip



Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

The Simpsons arcade game by Konami is a Double Dragon rip off, with Simpson characters. It's far better than Double Dragon though - although it still isn't very good. On the positive side, it's big with detailed levels and characters, but unfortunately they are badly drawn and it's very glitchy. Controlling the main character is easy, but sometimes unresponsive which makes fighting the bad guys annoying and frustrating. It's a good attempt at cramming so much in on the C64, but I would have preferred less content with more quality. It's quite a challenge to beat the game as there are lots of long levels with tough enemies. It's a good attempt at a conversion of the arcade game, but it's not going to blow you away. It's worth checking out if this is your kind of game.

"kick him in the head!"

"Ahhhhhh" :-)

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used an infinite lives cheat.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: At the end of the final level I had to fight a robot, which was Mr. Burns in a metal suit. Once I had beaten the crap out of him for a long time, the suit exploded to reveal the frail old fella. I smacked him about a bit and then the game ended. The end sequence shows Maggie sticking a dummy in Mr. Burn's mouth, and then there's a shot of the re-united Simpson family with a multicoloured background. Finally there is a scene where the Simpsons are seen walking off down the road while the game credits roll overhead and the Simpsons theme tune plays.


  • Neil: Can't ask for much more than that! Well, you could... but hey! Top ending! 8/10.
  • Vinny: I'm actually very impressed! This ending has a few layers to it. I love the graphics and effects, but the final sequence is a little ... erm ... amateurish. All in all a great ending, but not as polished as what it could have been. 8/10 from me too.
  • Andrew Fisher: I was really impressed when I first saw this in emulation - the presentation of the game is excellent, although the game itself does get a bit repetitive. I think the ending itself is very good, particularly the colour cycling and the family walking into the distance with the credits in the sky.
  • Andy Vaisey: A shame that the in-game GFX don't quite match the colourful, cartoony bitmaps, but it's a nice enough ending. Hate the music though, very discordant...
  • Brendan Phoenix: Top quality ending - as faithful to the arcade as you could expect given the limitations of the C64. Top marks all round.

FINAL SAY: A very good ending with nice graphics, sound and animation. Check this one out dudes!

G.E. RATING: 8 / 10

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