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The Simpsons Game review

AT A GLANCE
  • Hilarious Simpsons quotes/characters
  • Videogame in-jokes are great
  • Co-op is implemented well
  • Some jokes fall flat
  • Camera isn't forgiving
  • Needs more Milhouse

Every level pairs up two family members with their own special abilities who you'll need to switch between to solve puzzles, reach otherwise inaccessible areas and find hidden collectables. In other words, it's a lot like LEGO Star Wars and is much more fun as a two-player game. Homer can stun enemies with a noxious belch and turn into a giant wrecking ball; Bart wields a catapult and turns into Bartman, using his cape to glide to high platforms; Marge is able to recruit characters to help her; Lisa plays her sax to stun enemies and can occasionally move objects; and even Maggie can squeeze through tiny gaps.

The main story isn't enormous, but as with LEGO Star Wars, a lot of the fun comes from trying to find every collectible, complete all the timed challenges and spot the gags you might have missed first time around.

More Info

Release date: Oct 30 2007 - DS, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 (US)
Available Platforms: DS, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PS2
Genre: Action
Published by: Electronic Arts
Developed by: EA Redwood Shores
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Alcohol Reference, Animated Blood, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Language, Suggestive Themes, Tobacco Reference

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