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The best Simpsons video games

This April 19 The Simpsons celebrates 35 years of history. The famous yellow family, created by Matt Groening, was first seen on April 19, 1987 on the Tracey Ullman show. That day the comedian, who premiered a program on the Fox network, announced that an animated short would be broadcast before going to court.

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It was 88 seconds in which the yellow family burst onto the screen. Such were the first steps of these characters that became a cult series and that they gave rise to a large number of commercial items, including an important variety of video games.

1. The Simpsons (1991)

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First on the list is The Simpsons, developed by Konami and available for Arcade, Commodore 64, PC, XBLA and PSN. It was the first of the franchise and a true revolution when it was released. In this game, the proposal is to visit Springfield with the aim of recovering Maggie from the hands of Mr. Burns, who takes her away when a diamond falls into her mouth. It can be played one by one or with up to four players.

Everyone can choose a character: Homer, Marge, Lisa or Bart and he must move through different scenarios where he faces different obstacles and fights, by force of blows, with “the bad guys” of the series.

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2. Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1991)

In this game, Bart is the protagonist: he must stop the mutants, who have appeared in several episodes of the series, so that they do not dominate the world. He must get certain items to get to the next level. An important feature is that Bart can only take two direct hits, otherwise he loses unless he gets enough coins to buy an extra life. When Bart loses he says “Eat my pants”, a classic phrase of this character.

There are versions for the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, ZX Spectrum, PC DOS, Amstrad CPC, Nintendo Entertainment System, Master System, Mega Drive, and Sega Game Gear systems.

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3. Krusty’s Fun House (1992)

Here the protagonist is the clown Krusty, who aims to destroy all the rats that invaded his “House of fun” or Krusty Brand Fun House. The user must use different objects, with which the path is marked for the rats to guide them to the device that will destroy them. In each level, these gadgets are controlled by different characters including Bart Simpson and Homer Simpson. It was developed by Acclaim Entertainment for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Master System, Game Boy and Sega Game Gear video game consoles.

4. Bart’s Nightmare (1992)

Immersed in a nightmare, Bart has to find the missing pages of his homework in order to get a good grade, otherwise he will fail. So while he walks the streets of Springfield in search of his homework, he arrives in a universe in which he has to fight various enemies.. It is available for Super Nintendo and Mega Drive.

5.Virtual Springfield (1997)

The goal is to collect character cards, which are hidden in hidden places. Once all the character cards are obtained, new spaces appear to explore. There are also secret items. You can also find Dr Frink’s Matter Transporter and Otto’s Map, which has directions to all of the non-interactive sites in the game. The title was developed by Digital Evolution, for PC and Mac

6. Night of the Living Treehouse Horror (2001)

The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horrorr is a game that arises from one of the special episodes that the series does for Halloween and that is based, precisely on Bart Simpson’s tree house, as its name indicates. The souls of the yellow characters are trapped in that house and to save himself he has to overcome several obstacles that appear in the 7 levels that the game has.

7. The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001)

The objective is to take the characters of the series to the different destinations that are indicated on the map. There are different vehicles available that can be chosen at the beginning of the game: cars, trucks, rockets and flying ships. It has versions for PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox and Game Boy Advance.

8. The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003)

The Simpsons Hit & Run is about a possible alien invasion in Springfield. The game is divided into seven levels, and in each of them there are missions to complete. The title is very similar to the video game of the Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto saga. The game went on sale for GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and Windows on September 16, 2003 in the United States,

9. The Simpsons Game (2007)

In this game, developed by Electronic Arts, you can play as Bart, Lisa, Marge or Homer, who will try to use their powers to help them stop an alien threat. Homer can become Homerbola; Bart, in Bartman; Lisa can use a Buddha hand and thus hypnotize their enemies with the saxophone and Marge can control the inhabitants of Springfield by means of a megaphone.

The game has 16 levels and all of them have some link to the episodes of The Simpsons, so it is full of parodies and winks that viewers of the series will understand. It is available for Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable consoles.

10. The Simpsons Tapped Out (2012)

Homer caused an explosion by accident and destroyed Springfield. Thus begins this game in which the user must once again rebuild the city that has been left in ruins. It is free and available on the Apple Store, Play Store and Amazon Store.

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