The Simpsons Game is an activity platformer computer game based on the animated television collection The Simpsons, produced the Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, as well as PlayStation Portable. The video game was developed, published, and also distributed by Digital Arts. It was released in North America in October 2007 and also worldwide in November 2007. It features an initial story created by The Simpsons writers Tim Long, Matt Selman, as well as Matt Warburton. In the self-referential plot, the household discovers that they are compelled to join one more The Simpsons computer game. Comparable to the program, the game pokes fun at popular culture, other computer game, as well as Digital Arts, its publisher.
The game follows the five Simpson relative– Homer, Marge (with Maggie), Bart, and Lisa– who learn they become part of a video game as well as are offered superpowers to settle several circumstances. At some point, they need to save their 8-bit predecessors from Will Wright, and also the creator of their video game personality selves, Matt Groening. The Simpson household takes a trip to four situations in parodies of other games to collect vital cards made use of to infiltrate their developer’s manor and ultimately to save their predecessors from destruction.
The video game was consulted with mixed reception from video game critics. They commended its visuals and also writing, which included several parodies of other video games, while they criticized its short length and also inadequate electronic camera system, which did not constantly function correctly. The Simpsons Game obtained the very best Video game Based Upon a Flick or TELEVISION Program honor at the 2007 Spike Video Game Awards and also was nominated for Best Video Game Creating at the 2007 Writers Guild of America Honors. As of January 31, 2008, 4 million copies of the video game have been sold worldwide.
Gamers of The Simpsons Game have the ability to manage the Simpson family, each with their own special capacities. 2 different family members are usable in each level, besides the tutorial level, “The Land of Chocolate”, in which just Homer is playable, the mini-levels with Maggie’s in which she is the only character as well as gameplay is delegated to brief, crawling-type missions, and also the last degree, “Video game Over”, where all family members are playable. The game has sixteen degrees, called episodes, as well as each requires details powers to finish. For example, in the 4th episode, “Lisa the Tree Hugger”, the player is called for to utilize Lisa’s “Hand of Buddha” power to move big objects, as well as Bart’s slingshot to close down equipments. Opponents unique to every episode are included, with the exception of the last level, in which enemies that have actually already been beat are “recycled” with various shades.
A number of difficulties are offered besides episodes are finished. These consist of locating all the antiques for every character finding all the computer game clichés, and also in the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS variations, completing a specific task related to each episode’s story in a time trial.
The Simpsons Game’s head-up display screen functions health meters for both personalities in each level, as well as an assault meter as well as special power meter for the character currently controlled by the player, with the exception of Maggie. The game features a two player co-op setting, which has a split screen and also enables each gamer to control among both characters featured on that particular degree. When in Maggie’s levels, the gamer managing Marge will think.
The DS version of the game was developed individually from its console counterparts as well as is a side scrolling adventure. It also offers numerous features that are not offered in the various other variations. Numerous minigames are offered to unlock and play, most which are upgraded versions of arcade games such as Frogger as well as Area Invaders, the last which recommendations the aliens Kang as well as Kodos from the Halloween-themed Treehouse of Scary episodes of The Simpsons. An online family pet is additionally obtainable, called “Family pet Homer”, which allows players to feed, captivate, and also save Homer from dangers such as choking and also cardiovascular disease.