History VideoGame / TheSimpsons

2nd Jul '17 2:55:32 AM TitoMosquito
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** Though the tall thug boss has a resemblance to reporter Dave Shutton from the early seasons. One might consider the boss of Dreamland [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E9LifeOnTheFastLane Marge's bowling ball named "Homer"]] (it even scratches its butt).



** Barney has blond hair in the game just like he did during most of the first season.

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** Barney has blond hair and wears a green shirt in the game just like he did during most of the first season.



* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: In Stage 3, when a batch of zombies rise from the ground they briefly [[TheDeadCanDance perform the Thriller dance]].



* StockSoundEffects: Bosses recycle several sound/voice clips. The bowling ball makes the same groan as the wrestler, and Mr. Burns says the same "Where do ya think YOU'RE goin'?" as the two suited men in stage 3.

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* StockSoundEffects: Bosses recycle several sound/voice clips. The bowling ball makes the same groan as the wrestler, wrestler and the bear's early roars, and Mr. Burns says the same "Where do ya think YOU'RE goin'?" as the two suited men in stage 3.
11th Jun '17 3:59:37 PM nombretomado
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Due to Acclaim's home console license for ''The Simpsons'' in the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, it was not ported to any of the major consoles of the era. However, it was ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and as a [=DOS=] title, but due to obvious technical limitations, they couldn’t live up to their bigger brother. Thanks to MAME technology, the game can be emulated in all its original glory on computers. Outside of MAME, an online-capable port of the game was released as a downloadable title for {{Xbox Live Arcade}} and {{PlayStation Network}} in early February 2012, just ahead of the [[MilestoneCelebration 500th episode]] of the series.

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Due to Acclaim's home console license for ''The Simpsons'' in the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, it was not ported to any of the major consoles of the era. However, it was ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and as a [=DOS=] title, but due to obvious technical limitations, they couldn’t live up to their bigger brother. Thanks to MAME technology, the game can be emulated in all its original glory on computers. Outside of MAME, an online-capable port of the game was released as a downloadable title for {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox Live Arcade}} and {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} in early February 2012, just ahead of the [[MilestoneCelebration 500th episode]] of the series.
25th Apr '17 7:28:36 AM Peridonyx
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* ComplexityAddiction: Burns. He needlessly steals a diamond he could probably just afford to buy with ease; outright kidnaps Maggie instead of just taking the diamond back from her, and probably spends much more than the diamond's value itself on all those {{Mook}}s, weapons, etc., to try to stop the Simpsons from justifiably coming for her.

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* ComplexityAddiction: Burns. He needlessly steals a diamond he could probably just afford to buy with ease; outright kidnaps Maggie instead of just taking the diamond back from her, her; and probably spends much more than the diamond's value itself on all those {{Mook}}s, weapons, etc., to try to stop the Simpsons from justifiably coming for her.
21st Apr '17 1:00:27 PM MegaMarioMan
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* BossOnlyLevel: Stage 8, a SequentialBoss.

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* BossOnlyLevel: Stage 8, 8 pits your characters against Smithers as he throws bombs around, followed by Burns in a SequentialBoss.multi-stage battle in which he pilots a mech suit.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: In stage one, an advertisement for this very game is posted on the wall of the video arcade. The arcade itself appears in the Moe's Tavern level.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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In stage one, an advertisement for this very game is posted on the wall of the video arcade. The arcade itself appears in the Moe's Tavern level.



* TheCameo: The rabbits from Matt Groening's ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'' comic strip, appearing in the pre-level bumpers and even as enemies! And as a gag, Marge’s XRaySparks animation reveal her to be a rabbit in disguise.

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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The rabbits from Matt Groening's ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'' comic strip, appearing in the pre-level bumpers and even as enemies! And as a gag, Marge’s XRaySparks animation reveal her to be a rabbit in disguise.



* CombinationAttack: Any two family members can do a combination attack if they idle next to each other long enough. There are three types - Homer and Marge hold each other's ankles and quickly roll around the screen, Bart and Lisa link arms and wail to defeat foes (wider range but less speed than their parents' attacks), Homer lifts Bart or Lisa on his shoulders to attack from up there for extra damage, and Marge picks up either kid to throw them across the screen.

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* CombinationAttack: Any two family members can do a combination attack if they idle next to each other long enough. There are three four types - Homer and Marge hold each other's ankles and quickly roll around the screen, Bart and Lisa link arms and wail to defeat foes (wider range but less speed than their parents' attacks), Homer lifts Bart or Lisa on his shoulders to attack from up there for extra damage, and Marge picks up either kid to throw them across the screen.



%%* CompetitiveBalance:



* DifficultyByRegion: The Japanese version is a bit easier than the American release. For instance, it adds a nuclear bomb that instantly KO’s all on-screen {{mooks}} (along with more weapons and food throughout the whole game), you also can jump while carrying items, and the slingshot kills all enemies in one hit.
** The Japanese version also adds a "second layer" of the LifeMeter that you get by eating food with full health.

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* DifficultyByRegion: The Japanese version is a bit easier than the American release. For instance, it adds a [[SmartBomb nuclear bomb bombs that instantly KO’s KO all on-screen {{mooks}} (along with mooks]], more weapons and food throughout the whole game), you also can game, the ability to jump while carrying items, and the a slingshot kills that kill all enemies in one hit.
** The Japanese version also adds a "second layer" of
hit, and the LifeMeter that you get ability to have more than 100% health by eating more food with full health.when your health bar is full.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For the franchise as a whole, though in all fairness the cartoon was still in its infancy (the show was only in its second season when this was released). Take for example, Lisa, an extreme vegetarian since the season seven episode "Lisa the Vegetarian", exclaiming, “All right!” as she devours a health-regenerating Krusty Burger.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For the franchise as a whole, though in all fairness the cartoon was still in its infancy (the show was only in its second season when this was released). released).
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Take for example, Lisa, an extreme vegetarian since the season seven episode "Lisa the Vegetarian", exclaiming, “All right!” as she devours a health-regenerating Krusty Burger.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When you pass by the Noiseland Video Arcade in the first scene, it has a sign in the window advertising... ''this'' game.
** Occasionally, in areas with a low area and an elevated area in the background (like in Channel 6 news between the sets), if a player dies and flies in, instead of landing safely, they smack face-first into the wall and slide down.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: FunnyBackgroundEvent:
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When you pass by the Noiseland Video Arcade in the first scene, it has a sign in the window advertising... ''this'' game.
** Occasionally, in areas with a low area and an elevated area in the background (like in Channel 6 news between the sets), if a player dies and flies in, instead of landing safely, dies, when they fly in to respawn, they can smack face-first into the wall and slide down.a wall.



* MadBomber: Mr. Smithers

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* MadBomber: MadBomber:
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Mr. SmithersSmithers throws {{Cartoon Bomb}}s around the arena when you fight him.



** The boss of Stage 2 sometimes places balloons in the air that drop off bombs before returning to the foreground.

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** The boss of Stage 2 sometimes places balloons in the air that drop off bombs before returning to the foreground.bombs.



* PinballScoring: {{Averted|Trope}}; like many of Konami’s other beat 'em ups at the time, you get just one point for knocking out an enemy. Rewards for doing well in the bonus stages are also minimalistic.
** If you're playing the Japanese version, then it is played straight.

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* PinballScoring: {{Averted|Trope}}; like many of Konami’s other beat 'em ups at the time, you get just one point for knocking out an enemy. Rewards for doing well Averted in the bonus stages are also minimalistic.
** If you're playing
American version, but played straight in the Japanese version, then it is played straight.which adds 2 extra zeroes to the end of your score (so 1 US point = 100 Japanese points).



* ShoutOut: The Fat Mooks choke you, which causes your character to take on an expression similar to Bart's when he's being choked by Homer. Which is humorously ironic if you're playing as Homer...

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The Fat Mooks choke you, which causes your character to take on an expression similar to Bart's when he's being choked by Homer. Which is humorously ironic if you're playing as Homer...



* SpotlightStealingSquad[=/=]WolverinePublicity: Suprisingly averted, given the era it came out. Bart is no more or less important or prominent than the rest of the Simpson family in the game itself or its advertising.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad[=/=]WolverinePublicity: Suprisingly Surprisingly averted, given the era it came out. Bart is no more or less important or prominent than the rest of the Simpson family in the game itself or its advertising.
26th Feb '17 2:50:17 PM nombretomado
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Such is the plot of this well received, {{licensed|Game}} arcade [[{{beat em up}} beat 'em up]] released in 1991 by {{Konami}}, based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.

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Such is the plot of this well received, {{licensed|Game}} arcade [[{{beat em up}} beat 'em up]] released in 1991 by {{Konami}}, {{Creator/Konami}}, based on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.



* CreatorProvincialism: The only reason why those ninjas and that kabuki warrior appear in the penultimate stage of the game, being programmed by {{Konami}}, a Japanese developer, and the fact the game was programmed when the series wasn't dubbed yet to Japanese until a year later.

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* CreatorProvincialism: The only reason why those ninjas and that kabuki warrior appear in the penultimate stage of the game, being programmed by {{Konami}}, {{Creator/Konami}}, a Japanese developer, and the fact the game was programmed when the series wasn't dubbed yet to Japanese until a year later.
4th Jan '17 12:09:44 AM Rorosilky5
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* DreamLand: Stage 6 - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dreamland]].
14th Aug '16 5:38:53 PM CorahsUncle
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For the platform game released by EA Games, go to ''TheSimpsonsGame''.

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For the platform game released by EA Games, go to ''TheSimpsonsGame''.''VideoGame/TheSimpsonsGame''.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Mr. Smithers, who robs a jewelry store for a mere diamond. [[JustifiedTrope This is due to the video game taking place in the early days on the show before he received character development and he was only established to be Mr. Burns' right-hand man.]]
* AscendedExtra: Professor Werner von Brawn, who was only in one episode of the show, managed to become the first boss of the game. Also the drunk boss in Moe's Tavern resembles a background character from the first season "There's No Disgrace Like Home".

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Mr. Smithers, who robs a jewelry store for a mere diamond. [[JustifiedTrope This is due to the video game taking place in the early days on of the show show, before he received character development and he was only established to be Mr. Burns' right-hand man.]]
* AscendedExtra: Professor Werner von Brawn, who was only in one episode of the show, managed to become the first boss of the game. Also Also, the drunk drunken boss in Moe's Tavern resembles a background character from the first season episode "There's No Disgrace Like Home".



* BearsAreBadNews: The boss of Springfield Butte. But once defeated, it's revealed it's a fat mook in disguise.

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* BearsAreBadNews: The boss of Springfield Butte. But once defeated, it's revealed it's to be a fat mook in disguise.



* CombinationAttack: Any two family members can do a combination attack if they idle next to each other long enough. There are three types - Homer and Marge hold each other's ankles and quickly roll around the screen, Bart and Lisa link arms and wail to defeat foes (wider range but less speed than their parents' attacks), Homer lifts Bart or Lisa on his shoulders to attack from up there for extra damage and Marge picks up either kid to throw them across the screen.

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* CombinationAttack: Any two family members can do a combination attack if they idle next to each other long enough. There are three types - Homer and Marge hold each other's ankles and quickly roll around the screen, Bart and Lisa link arms and wail to defeat foes (wider range but less speed than their parents' attacks), Homer lifts Bart or Lisa on his shoulders to attack from up there for extra damage damage, and Marge picks up either kid to throw them across the screen.



* ComplexityAddiction: Burns. He needlessly steals a diamond he could probably just afford to buy with ease; outright kidnaps Maggie instead of just taking the diamond back from her; and probably spends much more than the diamond's value itself on all those {{Mook}}s, weapons, etc., to try and stop the Simpsons from justifiably coming for her.

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* ComplexityAddiction: Burns. He needlessly steals a diamond he could probably just afford to buy with ease; outright kidnaps Maggie instead of just taking the diamond back from her; her, and probably spends much more than the diamond's value itself on all those {{Mook}}s, weapons, etc., to try and to stop the Simpsons from justifiably coming for her.



* DualBoss / MirrorBoss: The two thugs you encounter throughout the first three stages of the game. They can do a CombinationAttack just like PC's.

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* DualBoss / MirrorBoss: DualBoss[=/=]MirrorBoss: The two thugs you encounter throughout the first three stages of the game. They can do a CombinationAttack just like PC's.player characters.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For the franchise as a whole, though in all fairness the cartoon was still in its infancy (the show was only in its second season when this was released). Take for example, Lisa, an extreme vegetarian since the season seven episode "Lisa the Vegetarian," exclaiming “alright!” as she devours a health-regenerating Krusty Burger.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For the franchise as a whole, though in all fairness the cartoon was still in its infancy (the show was only in its second season when this was released). Take for example, Lisa, an extreme vegetarian since the season seven episode "Lisa the Vegetarian," exclaiming “alright!” Vegetarian", exclaiming, “All right!” as she devours a health-regenerating Krusty Burger.



** Barney has blonde hair in the game just like he did during most of the first season.

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** Barney has blonde blond hair in the game just like he did during most of the first season.



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When you pass by the Noiseland Video Arcade in the first scene it has a sign in the window advertising... ''this'' game.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When you pass by the Noiseland Video Arcade in the first scene scene, it has a sign in the window advertising... ''this'' game.



* HumiliationConga: Mr. Burns. All his presumably-hired mooks and bosses were defeated, his presumably-very expensive battle machine was destroyed, he didn't get the diamond he had sent Smithers out to steal in the first place, and, as the icing on the cake, [[spoiler:[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking after losing, he gets a baby pacifier stuck in his mouth.]] Not a good day for Mr. Burns.]]

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* HumiliationConga: Mr. Burns. All his presumably-hired presumably hired mooks and bosses were defeated, his presumably-very presumably very expensive battle machine was destroyed, he didn't get the diamond he had sent Smithers out to steal in the first place, and, as the icing on the cake, [[spoiler:[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking after losing, he gets a baby pacifier stuck in his mouth.]] Not a good day for Mr. Burns.]]



* PinballScoring: {{Averted|Trope}}; like many of Konami’s other beat em ups at the time, you get just one point for knocking out an enemy. Rewards for doing well in the bonus stages are also minimalistic.

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* PinballScoring: {{Averted|Trope}}; like many of Konami’s other beat em 'em ups at the time, you get just one point for knocking out an enemy. Rewards for doing well in the bonus stages are also minimalistic.



* SequentialBoss: The Nuclear Plant stage consist of two boss fights in a row. Mr. Smithers and Mr. Burns, the latter having multiple stages before defeat.

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* SequentialBoss: The Nuclear Plant stage consist consists of two boss fights in a row. row: Mr. Smithers and Mr. Burns, the latter having multiple stages before defeat.



* SpotlightStealingSquad/ WolverinePublicity: Suprisingly averted, given the era it came out. Bart is no more or less important or prominent than the rest of the Simpsons family in the game itself or its advertising.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad/ WolverinePublicity: SpotlightStealingSquad[=/=]WolverinePublicity: Suprisingly averted, given the era it came out. Bart is no more or less important or prominent than the rest of the Simpsons Simpson family in the game itself or its advertising.



** Also Inverted, as after you completely destroy Burns's machine, Burns himself only takes one hit to finish off.

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** Also Inverted, inverted, as after you completely destroy Burns's machine, Burns himself only takes one hit to finish off.



* WingdingEyes: Mr. Burns' eyes become X'es after [[spoiler:Maggie sticks her pacifier in his mouth]].

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* WingdingEyes: Mr. Burns' eyes become X'es crosses after [[spoiler:Maggie sticks her pacifier in his mouth]].
14th Aug '16 5:26:56 PM Peridonyx
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* ComplexityAddiction: Burns. He needlessly steals a diamond he could probably just afford to buy; outright kidnaps Maggie instead of just taking the diamond back from her; and probably spends much more than the diamond's value itself on all those {{Mook}}s, weapons, etc., to stop the Simpsons from justifiably coming for her.

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* ComplexityAddiction: Burns. He needlessly steals a diamond he could probably just afford to buy; buy with ease; outright kidnaps Maggie instead of just taking the diamond back from her; and probably spends much more than the diamond's value itself on all those {{Mook}}s, weapons, etc., to try and stop the Simpsons from justifiably coming for her.
14th Aug '16 5:24:55 PM Peridonyx
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* ComplexityAddiction: Burns. He needlessly steals a diamond he could probably just afford to buy; outright kidnaps Maggie instead of just taking the diamond back from her; and probably spends much more than the diamond's value itself on all those {{Mook}}s, weapons, etc., to stop the Simpsons from justifiably coming for her.
10th Aug '16 3:29:27 PM spectertv
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* SrawNihilist: Lisa's quote in the intro is "embrace nothingness."

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* SrawNihilist: StrawNihilist: Lisa's quote in the intro is "embrace nothingness."
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