Long the subject of rumors and speculation, the PlayStation Blog revealed today that, yes, The Simpsons Arcade Game—also known as “the good Simpsons game”—will be coming home to consoles (or at least, console) this February.
The Simpsons Arcade Game is a Konami beat ’em up from a time when Konami made really good beat ’em ups, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It’ll be free to PlayStation Plus members starting on February 7, though no pricing or release date was mentioned for us regular folk. In November the game was rated for the 360 by the Australian games classification board, perhaps indicating a pending XBLA release, as well.
With four-player online co-op and—one hopes—a way to gain extra lives without jamming quarters into your console, this February could mark the first time that anyone has ever gotten to the end of this game. I call Marge.
Not so! With the help of my summer campers (only one of whom stayed with me until the bitter end), I did manage to beat this game one year.
I don’t think this game even HAS an ending, Nathaniel! Nice try!
Now that you mention it, though, I recall a camping trip with my family and best friend when I was in middle school, where we spent half a day running back and forth between the campground’s arcade, and my parent’s pop-up trailer, one of us continually attempting to beg for more quarters while the other tried desperately to stay alive long enough for the other to return. I think we got near the end, at least, if not out-right beating it.
The game reminds me of movie theaters from the 90’s.
And now I’m reminded of the “gangs” that used to hang out outside the AMC on Rt. 73. Good times…
One step closer to a Sunset Riders & Mystic Warriors Double Feature…!
YES! (speaking of movie theaters) Sunset Riders was like THE reason to go to the movies back in the day.
We play this at parties at my house on my MAME emulator on my Wii. Er, wait, I mean, I won a legit arcade cabinet.
Hmm, well, clearly, HOMER is the best. Is this fake news? Marger clearly stinks with her vacuum.
No it’s not fake news! YOU GOT TO BEAT PEOPLE WITH A VACUUM CLEANER! How is that not awesome?!
Oh, I didn’t think MAME on the Wii would be any good. Gotta get it now.
Hey you guys, you guys: I have officially beaten The Simpsons Arcade Game.
It took me a half-hour.
…I guess it’s a lot easier when you have infinite lives.
I beat it twice today, about 35 minutes both times: Bart and Homer. I’ll do the other two tomorrow. Honestly? Not as good as I remember it being.