Retro Gaming Nights - The Simpsons Arcade Game
I've just watched the Simpsons Movie a few hours ago and watching it reminded me of one of my favorite arcade games when I was in grade school --The Simpsons Arcade. I've asked Glen if he ever saw a NES or SNES version of the game, unfortunately there were none.
Fortunately for anyone who have internet access, an arcade emulator called MAME is just a few clicks away. MAME is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software, with the intent of preserving gaming history and preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten. The name is an acronym for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
Owning and distributing MAME itself is legal in the USA (and obviously in the Philippines as well), as it is merely an emulator.
Anyway, I've found a ROM image of the original Simpsons Arcade game and gave it a try since I don't have to worry about running out of tokens. I used to play this game everytime my cousins and I went to SM North EDSA. Tokens that time cost about P2.00 - P3.00 each. Now let's start some Retro Gaming Nights :~)
The gameplay is simple. After stealing a diamond from Springfield Jewelers for his boss Mr. Burns, Smithers bumps into Homer Simpson and his family. Smithers lost the diamond and Maggie snatches it in her mouth. Smithers then grabbed Maggie and flees.
The game's levels are based on the streets of Springfield, Krustylu Studios, Moe's Tavern, Springfield Gorge, a graveyard, a dream world, the Channel 6 studio, and the Power Plant. Each level has its unique boss. Dreamland was the last level I reached when I was playing this in the arcades. Call it scarcity of tokens. HAHAHHA! :P
And there's these bonus rounds. Do you remember the screenshot above? You have to press the buttons quickly to beat your teammates to inflate a balloon. Ahh... memories :~)
Finally Mr. Burns! I never reached the end of this game in the arcades. Good thing I have unlimited supply of tokens :~)
Well it took me 16 years just to finish this game... now time to find that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game.
Retro Gaming Nights - The Simpsons Arcade Game Reviewed by Jepoy on 7/29/2007 11:05:00 PM Rating: