The arcade hit featuring the family that plays together.
During a pleasant stroll through Springfield the Simpsons family witness a robbery! Waylon Smithers is robbing a jewellery store and on his way out he kidnaps Maggie and sets his goons on the rest of the family! You must help each of the family members as they search the whole of Springfield to look for baby Maggie. Fight through hordes of goons and outsmart Smithers to track him down and rescue Maggie!
- 4 Player
The rabbit-like characters often seen in the game are Binky (the two-eared rabbit) and Bongo (the one-eared one), two of the characters from Matt Groening's Life In Hell, a newspaper comic strip.
The Simpsons is a side-scrolling beat 'em up for up to four players, with each one playing as a member of the Simpsons family: Marge, who swings her vacuum cleaner; Homer, who punches and kicks; Bart, who wields his skateboard; and Lisa, who attacks with a jump rope. Along with the standard array of jumping and attacking, two players can team up to form a joint attack, which differs depending on which characters are used. For example, Homer can lift Bart up to use him as a melee weapon, whilst teaming him up with Marge puts them into a powerful cartwheel attack. Players can also pick up food items to restore health, as well as objects they can throw at enemies and items that temporarily power up their attacks. Players are given a small number of lives, which are lost if the player's life bar runs out. If the player runs out of life with no lives remaining (represented by a Bart-like devil appearing before them), the player has 20 seconds to add credits or the game ends.
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