5 out of 5
Doh! They got the diamond!
The Simpsons, modeled after the mega-famous TV show from the USA, is a game port from the Commodore and NES to the PC and, while it's lost some of its graphical and audio glamour, still remains a very fun and exciting arcade game that will make all fans make a little joyful dance in their seats. The gameplay and story remain the same as the console version - the simpson family, led by Homer Simpson, chase Smithers through entire Springfield and other Simpson-themed locations in order to retrieve a stolen diamond that Maggie caught after Smithers dropped it. Each of the playable character has their hilarious and trademark weapon to use throughout the game - Bart uses his skateboard, Homer kicks and punches, Marge uses her vacuum cleaner while Lisa uses a whip as a jump rope. The gameplay is insanely fun and the game really retains the same humorous and quirky atmosphere from the show while the grahpics, although a bit diminished after being ported to the PC, still remain very bright, detailed and beautiful, just like in the series. Truly, this is a spectacular and very funny game and all arcade lovers, whether they are fans of the TV sit-com or not, should definitely go and play it.
4 out of 5
The yellow family finally on DOS platform
The Simpsons port to PC is almost identical to the arcade version, both in gameplay and story, but with some changes. First of all, the game can only be played by up to 2 players. Another significant change, is that the graphics are inferior to the arcade Simpson game, but it's not that bad. Some of the sound effect have been removed, but again, it's understandable and it's really not that important. The gameplay remains the same, resulting in an almost same fun as in the arcade version. I looked at the game as if I was back in the '90s and having a port on my PC, the game still manages to be fun and deliver the same humor as the arcade and TV show had to offer.