Just read the review that gave it 3/10, whereas its average review elsewhere is 70%. The reviewer completely negates the fact the game came out 20 years ago (or there about) for the arcade, yet keeps comparing it to modern standards.
I suggest he plays "Call of Boring, Modern Boredom 3" instead, Simpsons arcade is ace .
aw what a great game. since we didnt have arcades in germanland i remember playing this back in the day every time i was in spain (which had arcades).
i also remember that i almost beat it with my then girlfriend in the usa at some burger place. in fact i had already died lol and mr burns was about to die but then she got hit and we were out of coins OH NOES
anyways really epic game. will it support online play?
i've to admit i find it to be kind of amusing every time some old game comes out EMULATED on a console where you pay a SHITLOAD of money for a silly rom where I am like : lol seriously. just download the rom and get an emulator. yeh im looking forward to the cry babies who will tell me how evil that is but seriously. that x man arcade game came out for 360 and it costs like 10 fucking euros. are you guys insane?
how much work is it anyways? can't they just fetch the ROM thats on the net and provide an emulator or how much fiddling around do you think they do with the original code? really don't you think they just take the already exiting rom and provide an emulator?
I also wonder if they've released this too late? I appreciate the sentiment behind 500 Episodes, but let's be honest, in the last 5 years or so, the episodes have become a bit stale, with more puerile humour (ie, big jiggling boobs). The Simpsons IMO has lost its magic a little
I think its worth 800 Microsoft points purely for the Nostalgia factor. Playing this in the Arcades when I was a kid was amazing especially 4 player co-op. I can't believe its nearly 20 years old LOL, I always used to look forward to playing Simpsons Arcade, TMNT Arcade, Golden Axe, Double Dragon, Final Fight and of course WrestleFest Royal Rumble in the Arcades when I was a kid. With the exception of WrestleFest Royal Rumble, Microsoft has done an amazing job bring them all to Xbox Arcade! Fingers crossed for WrestleFest now!
Reply to Chris Street:
Simpsons lost its way years ago! Seasons 3 to 9 were the glory years!