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The Simpsons Game
The Simpsons Game XBOX 360 Cover.jpg
Cover art for the Xbox 360 version.
Developer(s) EA Redwood Shores, Rebellion, Amaze Entertainment
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Distributor(s) Electronic Arts
Writer(s) Matt Selman, Tim Long, Matt Warburton
Composer(s) James Dooley
Christopher Lennertz
Timothy Wynn
Series The Simpsons
Engine Godfather engine[1]
Platform(s) Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PSP
Release date(s) USA October 30, 2007
CA October 31, 2007
EU November 2, 2007
AUS November 8, 2007
Xbox 360
PlayStation Portable
NA November 6, 2007
PlayStation 3
EU November 9, 2007
Genre(s) Action, platform
Mode(s) Single-player, co-operative multiplayer
Rating(s) BBFC: 12[2]
ESRB: T
OFLC: PG
PEGI: 12+
Media Blu-ray Disc, DVD-ROM, Nintendo DS Game Card, UMD, Wii Optical Disc
Input methods Gamepad, Stylus, Wii Remote

The Simpsons Game is an action/platformer video game based on the animated television series The Simpsons, made for the Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable. The game was developed, published, and distributed by Electronic Arts; it was released in North America in October 2007 and worldwide in November 2007. It features an original storyline written by Tim Long, Matt Selman, and Matt Warburton. In the self-referential plot, the family discovers that they are forced to participate in another The Simpsons video game. Similar to the show, the game pokes fun at popular culture, other video games, and Electronic Arts, its publisher.

The game follows the five Simpson family members—Homer, Marge (with Maggie), Bart, and Lisa—who learn they are part of a video game and are given superpowers to resolve several situations. Eventually, they must save their 8-bit predecessors from Will Wright, the game's antagonist, and the creator of their video game character selves, Matt Groening. The Simpson family travels to four scenarios in parodies of other games to collect key cards used to infiltrate their creator's mansion and ultimately to save their predecessors from destruction.

Video game critics gave the game a mixed reaction. They praised its visuals and writing, which included many parodies of other video games, while they criticized its short length and poor camera system, which did not always function properly. The Simpsons Game received the Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show award at the 2007 Spike Video Game Awards and was nominated for Best Video Game Writing at the 2007 Writers Guild of America Awards. As of January 31, 2008, four million copies of the game have been sold worldwide.

Contents

Gameplay

Players of The Simpsons Game are able to control four of the five members of the Simpson family, each with their own unique abilities.[3] Two different family members are playable in each level,[4][5] aside from the "Land of Chocolate" tutorial level, in which only Homer is playable.[6] The game contains sixteen levels, called episodes,[5] and each requires specific powers to complete. For example, in the fourth episode, "Lisa the Tree Hugger", the player is required to use Lisa's "Hand of Buddha" power to move large objects, and Bart's slingshot to shut down machines. Enemies unique to each episode are featured, with the exception of the final level, in which enemies that have already been defeated are "recycled" with different colors.[7]

Several challenges are made available after all episodes are completed. These include finding all the collectibles for each character,[3] finding all the video game clichés,[8] and in the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo DS versions, completing a certain task related to each episode's plot in a time trial.[9][10]

The Simpsons Game's head-up display features health meters for both characters in each level, and an attack meter and special power meter for the character currently controlled by the player.[9] The game features a two player co-op mode, which has a split screen and allows each player to control one of the two characters featured on that level.[3][5]

The DS version of the game offers several features that are not available in the other versions. Several minigames are available to unlock and play, most which are updated versions of arcade games such as Frogger and Space Invaders, the latter which references the aliens Kang and Kodos from the The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes. A virtual pet is also accessible, called "Pet Homer", which allows players to feed, entertain, and save Homer from threats such as choking and heart attacks.[11]

Playable characters

Homer is the first playable character available to the player in "The Land of Chocolate" level. His abilities involve turning into the "Homer ball" by eating food power-ups to let him roll and slam objects;[4] turn into a Gummi Homer by eating small gummi Venus de Milos to shoot gummi grenades;[3] eat hot chili peppers to become Insanity Pepper Homer to use lava and fire bombs;[9] and inhale helium to become a balloon to float in the air.[12] Homer's special power is a giant burp, which can stun enemies.[3][12] Bart first appears in the second level of the game "Bartman Begines". He can turn into Bartman, allowing him to use zip-lines, climb certain walls, glide over long distances, and do other acrobatic feats.[4][5] Bart's special power is releasing a flood of bats towards enemies. He can also use his slingshot to defeat enemies and hit targets from afar.[13][9]

Lisa is introduced in the fourth level "Lisa the Tree Hugger". Her main attack style is kicking, but her power is the "Hand of Buddha".[9] She can use it to flick, smash, freeze, or send lightning bolts to enemies, as well as lift certain items.[14] Lisa's special power is playing her saxophone to attack and stun enemies. As the levels progress, Lisa can also use her saxophone to turn enemies against each other.[12] Marge is the least-playable character. Introduced in the fifth level, "Mob Rules", Marge learns her power is to make large crowds obey her.[4] She can use her mob to break down obstacles, build objects, attack enemies, and repair objects.[13] Maggie is, in effect, an extension of Marge, briefly playable in air ducts and other small spaces.[13][9]

Plot

Bart goes to the video game store and coerces the clerk to let him buy the new and violent Grand Theft Scratchy game, only to have it confiscated by Marge, his mother. While Bart mopes, a video game manual crashes down from the sky in front of him. Reading through the manual, Bart discovers that he and the rest of his family have special powers. Later, Bart uses his Bartman powers to stop Jimbo, Kearney, and Dolph from stealing from the Natural History Museum, Homer uses his ability to become a huge ball and win an eating contest, Lisa uses her powers of meditation to stop a deforestation project, and Marge uses her powers to influence crowds to stop the release of Grand Theft Scratchy in Springfield.[7]

During dinner, the family is euphoric with their new powers. However, it leads to an argument about what they should be doing with them. Aliens Kang and Kodos see this as an opportunity to strike Earth, and an alien invasion unfolds. Realizing none of their powers are strong enough to defeat the aliens, Bart and Lisa visit Professor Frink. Frink gives them The Simpsons Game's player's guide to teach them how to better use their powers as well as gain new ones, and the Simpson family soon sets out to try and stop the alien invasion. First, Bart and Lisa aid Captain McCallister in beating back mind-controlled dolphins that are attacking the city aquarium. Then, Bart and Homer defeat the Lard Lad statue which has come to life. Finally, they rescue Cletus from the aliens.[7]

In order to find out the truth, the family turns to the Internet to discover more about the powers they have in the game, but are accidentally sent to the game engine when Homer spills beer over the keyboard. There, they discover Will Wright, who is destroying copies of an old 8-bit The Simpsons game and its characters. The family manages to save their 8-bit predecessors before they are destroyed by Wright, and discover that they will also become obsolete when the next The Simpsons game is released. The only way to prevent this is to talk to the creator of the games and convince him not to destroy them. In order to access his mansion, the family needs to acquire four key cards from four upcoming Simpsons games. First, Homer and Marge defeat a dragon in the Neverquest game. Next, Homer and Bart travel to France during World War II to thwart Mr. Burns' plan to steal priceless French paintings, in the Medal of Homer game. Marge and Lisa then travel to Grand Theft Scratchy, eliminating all offensive material and replacing it with more family-friendly material. Lisa and Homer then travel to ancient Japan to defeat the evil Mr. Dirt in the Big Super Happy Fun Fun Game.[7]

Once they have all four key cards, Bart and Homer infiltrate the creator's mansion. They are greeted by Matt Groening, who sends Futurama characters Bender and Dr. Zoidberg after them. The family manages to defeat them, however, and Groening admits that he is only creating new games for the money, and destroys the game engine. The Simpsons, along with several other characters from the games escape to Springfield, where the aliens are still attacking. Lisa uses her power to create a stairway to heaven, and the family asks God for advice. After he is defeated in a game of Dance Dance Revolution, God reveals that he dropped the video game manual by accident, thus endowing the family with superpowers. Realizing his misdemeanor, he promises to restore Springfield, and that no more Simpsons games will be released that would make the current characters obsolete.[7]

Development

Electronic Arts' Redwood Shores team, based in Redwood City, California, developed The Simpsons Game, and Electronic Arts published and distributed it.

The game's storyline was written by Tim Long, Matt Selman, and Matt Warburton, who are all regular writers on The Simpsons. They wanted to create something that appealed to the fans of the show, and was, in its own right, "a great new game".[15] Matt Groening and the writers had continuous feedback on the game's content, from its "look and feel" to its puzzles and gameplay. The game's executive producer, Scot Amos, said it was an amazing partnership between the writers and the developers.[15] Selman, the head writer, says the reason they decided to call it The Simpsons Game and not add a subtitle was because they felt it was a restart of "the 'Simpsons' gaming franchise [...] a big, new, fresh game that takes on video games and hilarious things of all time".[4]

Matt Selman was the head writer of The Simpsons Game.

The Simpsons Game was published by Electronic Arts and developed by its subsidiary, EA Redwood Shores; the company had signed a contract for the video game rights to The Simpsons in 2005.[16] The game's lead designer, Greg Rizzer, said that when he asked his bosses if they could parody some Electronic Arts games including Medal of Honor, they were enthusiastic about it.[17] The Simpsons Game, which parodies video games from 30 years ago to the present, was forced to have some of its content removed after several video game companies complained about it. Rizzer, however, was still pleased with the amount of parody in the game and considered The Simpsons the "perfect vehicle to poke fun at the games industry".[18] At the 2007 Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, a poster for "Grand Theft Scratchy", one of the levels in The Simpsons Game and a parody of Grand Theft Auto, was asked to be taken down by an employee of Rockstar Games, the company that develops the Grand Theft Auto series of video games. Several companies, however, embraced the game's parody of their video games, including developers from Harmonix, who were pleased with the game's "Sitar Hero", a parody of Harmonix's Guitar Hero video game.[18] In addition to game parodies, The Simpsons Game also features several cameos with satirical spins, including Matt Groening as himself and Will Wright as an antagonist.[3]

The graphics for the game's characters are cel-shaded, and an implemented technique helps flatten the character models from any angle that the camera views them from, in order to recreate the 2D, hand-drawn look seen in the show.[19] The development team found it particularly difficult to render Lisa's spiky hair as 2D in the game's 3D environment.[20] When working on the game for the Wii, several compromises had to be made when compared to the game's versions for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Because the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 had greater processing power than the Wii, the graphics were decreased in quality in the Wii version of the game.[17]

Reception

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 69% (DS)[21]
68% (PS2)[22]
71% (PS3)[23]
59% (PSP)[24]
64% (Wii)[25]
71% (X360)[26]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B+ (DS)[11]
Eurogamer 6 of 10 (X360)[13]
Game Informer 7.25 of 10 (PS3)[27]
GameSpot 7.5 of 10 (DS)[28]
7.0 of 10 (PS2)[29]
6.5 of 10 (Wii)[30]
GameSpy 3.5 of 5 (X360)[31]
GameTrailers 7.9 of 10 (X360)[32]
GameZone 7.9 of 10 (DS)[33]
7.3 of 10 (X360)[34]
IGN 7.7 of 10 (DS)[35]
7.7 of 10 (PS3)[3]
7.0 of 10 (PSP)[36]
GameDaily 7 of 10 (X360)[37]

The game received a mixed reaction, receiving an aggregated score of 71% on Metacritic for the Xbox 360 version of the game.[26] Praise focused on the game's visuals and writing, which lampooned the gaming industry and the show itself. The Simpsons Game won the award for Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show at the Spike Video Game Awards 2007,[38] and was nominated for the first-ever award for Best Video Game Writing at the Writers Guild of America Awards 2007.[39] As of January 31, 2008, four million copies of the game have been sold.[40] Peter Nowak of CBC News named it the third-best game of 2007 and described it as "easily the best game starring the wacky residents of Springfield".[41]

The game's use of The Simpsons-style humor received a mixed reception. Both GameSpot and GameTrailers said that the game delivered more than enough laughs to make it worth playing through at least once.[29][32] It was considered enjoyable for both hardcore and casual The Simpsons fans by IGN and GameDaily, who also called it a particularly appealing game for diehard fans.[36][37] Despite the few problems that the game had, GameSpy said that it was worth it to see the humorous parodies.[31] Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell, however, believed that the game's humor could only carry it so far, and suggested to those interested in The Simpsons humor to purchase a box set of one of the television series' seasons instead.[13] Joe Juba of Game Informer called the game an average experience. He elaborated that the game would appeal primarily to fans of the television series, but would not be worth playing for people unfamiliar with it.[27]

Eurogamer praised the involvement of people from The Simpsons television series with the game's development,[13] and GameZone enjoyed the two-character mechanics of the game and had fun collecting unlockable items.[34] GameTrailers thought the graphics and animations looked great and appreciated the hand-drawn appearances, even though they found it obvious that the characters were "never really meant to jump into the third dimension" because of their second-dimension roots.[32]

Criticism of the game focused on its short, uninspiring gameplay and troublesome camera system. GameSpot considered the gameplay "nothing special",[30] and GameZone called it a "pretty shallow" game that depended too much on repetitive jumping puzzles and a weak combat system.[34] The game disappointed IGN because it did not include an online feature and that it was too short.[36] The camera system was found to be problematic by both GameZone and GameSpy, who called it "a pain" and a "busted" feature;[34][31] GameDaily also found it bothersome because it often got stuck.[37]

The DS version of the game, which was significantly different from the other versions, received praise for its unique gameplay but criticism for its short length. IGN lauded the DS version's unique gameplay experience,[35] and GameSpot proclaimed that is was satisfying from start to finish.[28] GameSpot and GameZone, however, were both disappointed that the game was extremely brief.[28][33] 1UP found that even though The Simpsons Game parodied numerous 2D platform game conventions, it used them anyway, making it a pointless endeavor.[11]

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

For other uses of "The Simpsons", see The Simpsons (disambiguation).

The Simpsons Game is a video game based on the animated TV series The Simpsons. In the game, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie make their way through various levels and worlds on a quest to save themselves from video game purgatory. (For the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii)

Contents

Homer

  • Mmmmm... white chocolate.
  • [waking up from a dream about the Land of Chocolate] Not dreaming, not dreaming, not drea-- Wha--? DAMMIT, I WAS DREAMING! Why is life so unfair? All I want is the ability to eat everything in sight and turn into a giant ball! Is that too much to ask?! DAMN YOU, REALITY!
  • Here's to alcohol: the cause and solution to all life's problems!
  • I don't apologize. I'm sorry, but that's the way I am.
  • Cheating. Is there anything it can't do?
  • You can't win if you lose! Think about it.
  • (angrily) Way to go! Way to ruin lives!
  • Aliens? I bet they're here to take our jobs!
  • [to Bart] Believe in yourself, boy! Even if I don't!
  • If we get in trouble, hide in my fat folds!
  • Okay, I'm in this stupid Japanese game. But I'm not eating sushi - unless it's covered in chocolate and there's no sushi in it.
  • This mansion is even bigger then the inside of Snoopy's dog house!
  • This is one super-fly crib!
  • DAMN THIS GODFORSAKEN PLACE! Video game-making nerds are getting rich and all I can do is DIE and DIE and DIE and DIE - EACH DEATH MORE PAINFUL THAN THE LAST! [starts crying]

Marge

  • Bart, what are you doing in front of a video game store? (gasps) Buying a video game?
  • We've got to show Quimby that our kids won't be exposed to senseless violence! Lisa, burn that statue!
  • If this is a video game, where do we put the quarters?
  • Fight to end violence! Literally!

Bart

  • I'll break, you enter.
  • Reading's for nerds. Hop in!
  • "The Simpsons Game"? The only Simpsons game I can think of is the one where we pretend Dad isn't an alcoholic.
  • On behalf of the town, let's go kick some alien butts... if they have butts to kick.
  • I had to do so many double jumps I'm really tired.
  • Come back when you have better A.I.

Lisa

  • An ancient Japanese village. I love learning about any culture, except American.
  • No game is safe from an industry that's always changing. Sure The Simpsons Game is fun, with its unique upgradable character abilites and its hilarious self-referencial cutscenes, but what about when the Xbox 720 comes out? Or the Playstation 4? No one will want to play us then!

Mr. Burns and Smithers

  • Burns: If you want to make an omelet, you have to wreck a few planets.
  • Smithers (inside Medal of Homer): Mr. Burns gives me penny candy. What do you give me?
  • Mr. Burns [Over a PA System] What's that? You don't want Christmas off? Well, all right.
  • [After Bart and Lisa stop Mr. Burns from cutting down Springfield Forest.]
Burns: All I wanted was to destroy our delicate ecostystem. And this is the thanks I get. (sighs)
Smithers: I'm sorry, sir. Want me to get some goons to rough up Al Gore?
Burns: I'd like that.

Kang and Kodos

[A spaceship arrives on Earth. Kang and Kodos are onboard.]
Kodos: Well, we're here. And it only took 300 deca-Sols!
Kang: You're the one who made a stop to visit our mother in space!
Kodos: Why do we alway argue on space-cations?
Kang: You're right. Let's kill and space up.
[They proceed to lead a massive Rigellian invasion on Springfield.]

[Bart, Lisa and Sea Captain stop the dolphins (under Kang and Kodos' control) from attacking Springfield.]
Kodos: They foiled our plot. We must have revenge!
Kang: Revenge!
Kodos: Vengeance!
Kang: Revenge!
Kodos: Payback is ours!
[An oven dings]
Kang: The mini-eggrolls are done.
[They take out a tray of eggrolls and start eating them.]
Kodos: Eggrolls!
Kang: Delicious!
Kodos: Hot! Revenge!
Kang: Revenge!
Kodos: Eggrolls!
Kang: Dipping sauce!
Kodos: Eggrolls!
[Slight pause]
Kang: Revenge!

(Watching Homer beat the "large crotch" of the now-lifeless Lard Lad statue)
Kang: Shazbot! How could Lard Lad lose to that guy?!
Kodos: Don't yell at Lard Lad! You really want to yell at me! (Begins to cry) I screwed this whole thing up!
Kang: You're right. I do blame you!
Kodos: (Cries, causing her helmet to quickly fill up with tears)

[Sideshow Bob steps on a rake while encountering Homer and Bart, causing it to swing up and knock him out. Kang and Kodos watch on a screen.]
Kang: [to Kodos] I told you to pick up your space-rake!
Kodos: No matter. It was foolish to send a former TV clown to do an alien's work. We will have our revenge.
[They both laugh maniacally, until Kang steps on another rake. It swings up and hits his helmet, and he frowns at Kodos.]
Kodos: Sorry, my bad.

Bart: Guys, look! The UFO opens its hatch after every four laser bursts. That's the weak spot where we need to fire!
(In the UFO)
Kang: Hey, Kodos, that ugly kid's right! Why are we exposing our weak spot after every four laser bursts?
Kodos: You're right. Why do we even need to expose our weak spot at all?
Kang: [towards Bart] Thanks for the heads up, Earth dumbass!
Kodos: Screw fighting one family! Why don't we just blow up the whole town? They can't stop us from doing that.
Kang: Sounds good to space-me!

Other Characters

Comic Book Guy: [at the eating contest] With great hunger comes great responsibility.
Apu: GOOAAALLL! We have reached our GOOAAALL!
Krusty: Can anyone tell me what Sideshow Mel is?
EA executive producer: A mob of parents!? A s-s-s-s-Senator! Quimby, you promised me no mobs! You said this place was full of slobs who would suck up our sexy sleaze with a smile. Consider yourself unbribed! (Leaves the room)
Kent Brockman: [watching Lard Lad fight Homer and Bart] The way Lard Lad charges his laser reminds me of my wife with a credit card! [laughs]
Mr. Sparkle: Now I must return to my corporation, where I am mascot for celery flavored soy chip! Sel-Soy kills the hunger demon, but graciously adopts his children! Sel-Soy! Sel-Soy!
God: God's got game!
Ralph Wiggum: [emerging from a dark shadow] I drank blue juice from under the sink.
Rod Flanders: [in a Lord of the Rings set environment] I like Narnia better.
Otto: Don't make me go 'Metallica' all over your asses!

Dialogue

White Chocolate Rabbit: Excuse me, fatty. You're eating our world!
Homer: Hey! You look like that rabbit thing from that book about a girl named Alice who goes to Wonderland! What was it called? Oh yeah, Snow White in Stupidtown!

Bart: Hello, pathetic store nerd. One copy of Grand Theft Scratchy, please.
Squeaky-Voiced Teen: Sorry, sir, that game is rated M.
Bart: No problemo!
(Bart hands over a card)
Squeaky-Voiced Teen: This is a Cal's Calzone Zone Frequent Calzone Eater's Card!
Bart: There's a free calzone in it for you!
(Squeaky-Voiced Teen hands Bart the game)
Squeaky-Voiced Teen: (Whispers) This never happened.
(Bart leaves the store)
Bart: (chuckling to himself) Teenagers are so dumb!

Bart: You've got video game powers on your side. It's like cheating but... cheating.
Homer: Woohoo! Cheating!

[Groundskeeper Willie kneels in front of the half-eaten candy replica of the Statue of Liberty, as he and the other losers clean up after the eating contest.]
Groundkeeper Willie: You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! Goddamn you all to Hell!
Comic Book Guy: Hey, less references, more mopping!

Alien 1: This human has tiny pieces of paper which gives him big, big savings. We must study him!
Alien 2: Study him with anal probing?
Alien 1: Of course with anal probing! What else would we do?! Talk to him?!

Homer: Oh my god! It's a nerd!
Will Wright: That's right. The nerdiest nerd in all the computerverse! (Nerd laugh)
Lisa: Dad! That's Will Wright. Designer of Sim City and The Sims.
Will Wright: Don't forget my biggest flop: Sim Sandwich. It's failure drove me mad. Mad!

(8-bit Simpsons have just been revealed)
Homer: Wow. We look so pixely!
Bart: And poorly rendered.
Marge: Which one's supposed to be me?
Lisa: [to Will Wright] Don't destroy them! They may be obsolete but they're still... alive.
8-bit Homer: Help! He's crazy!
8-bit Bart: If he destroys us, we'll never escape from Krusty Island!
8-bit Marge: I'm Marge!

Homer: You can't do this!
Will Wright: Of course I can! I'm Will Wright, bitch!

(Homer and Bart have sneaked on the alien ship)
Homer: If we get in trouble, hide in my fat folds!
Bart: I'd rather just get killed, thank you.

(Bart and Homer have just released Cletus from the aliens)
Bart: Cletus, are you okay?
Cletus: I think they done busted my stinkbone!
Homer: Damn those rectally obsessed savages! Damn them!!!

Marge: Where are we?
Lisa: We're in the game engine. If our life's a video game, then this is the factory where it was made.
Homer: That's ridiculous! I'm not a video game character, I'm a real-life person with dreams and feelings...
(He accidentally walks off a ledge and falls, only to reappear next to them again)
Homer: All right, fine. I'm a video game guy.

Bart: It's Sideshow Bob! (Bart and Homer scream)
Sideshow Bob: Don't bother crying out in terror. In space, no one can hear you scream!
Bart: We're not in space.
Sideshow Bob: Well, we are on a spaceship.
Homer: Not the same thing.

Lisa: Oh my god! It's the mothership!
Bart: This must be the level boss for this part of the game.
Homer: The boss?! Quick, everybody look busy! (Puts on business glasses and pretends to write on a clipboard)

(Lenny and Carl are up a tree bird watching) (Bird chirps)
Lenny: Hey, that sounds like a tree swallow.
Carl: No, it sounds like a yellow crowned heron.
(Saw noises)
Carl: Oh my god! That sounds like a chainsaw!
Lenny: No, that sounds like a buzzsaw.
(The tree falls with them on it on a conveyor belt)
Lenny: Hey Carl, why do we fight so much?
Carl: Sometimes I think it's all we have left.

Martin Prince: I must hasten home to play my new carjacking game. (Stops a car in front of him) Give me your ride, jerk! (throws Flanders out of his car while Flanders screams and drives off)
Marge: Ned are you hurt?
Flanders: Nothing a smile and some medical attention can't fix!

Lisa: This manual tells us how to use superpowers.
Marge: You mean I can talk to whales like Aquaman? Or do whatever Hawkman does?
Lisa: No, it says you have the power to convince crowds to do whatever you want.
Marge: Just like Oprah!

Homer: That was the greatest day of my life! Man, all my life I've wanted to be a living garbage disposal, and today I was!
Marge: Homie, don't you think you could put your powers to better use?
Homer: [smirking] Oh, like what? Eat terrorists and barf flowers? What did you do that was so great?!
Marge: For your information, I rallied the town to ban a very violent video game.
Bart: Mom, if kids don't play Grant Theft Scratchy, they'll never learn any real world skills, like how to sell guns or hunt for hidden packages!
Lisa: You should talk, Bart. I heard you destroyed half the Natural History Museum. And that's my favorite place to find solace!
Homer: Well, while we're on the subject of yelling at each other, your little stunt with the loggers has put an army of Regular Joes outta work! Way to go! Way to ruin lives!

Bart: Dad can I have some wine? All the other kids are doing it! (Camera cuts to a French baby drinking from a bottle of wine)
Homer: Sorry son. You're an American kid. You have to get your booze from an older creep hanging outside the liquor store.
Young Grampa: God bless America!

Sea Captain: Thanks for the help, kids, I've had a lot of fun. I almost never appear this much in the series...
Bart and Lisa: Huh?
Sea Captain: ... of events that constitute your lives.

Kent Brockman: (Being filmed) Good evening, Springfield. Kent Brockman here, chasing local imbecile Homer Simpson and his deliquent son Bart, who have picked a fight with an out-of-control Donut Mascot statue. [to Bart] Bart Simpson, are you and your father insane?
Homer: (Grabs the mike) Hi, Lenny, I'm on TV! I said your name on TV - don't tell Carl! Unless he's watching this, in which case: Hi, Carl, don't tell Lenny I said your name!

Homer: Hey do you like donuts too?
8-bit Homer: Sure do. Y' want one?
Homer: (Eats an 8-bit donut) Pixely. You're all right, old weird version of me.

(A French village is being attacked and quickly surrenders, sending up white flags)
Homer: (Feminine voice) Oooh! Look at me! I´m France! I´m a scared girl! I don´t like being bombed and attacked!
Bart: (laughs)

Marge: What a pretty level. I like the theme of fantasy.
Homer: Ooh, I've got a fantasy. Now that we're finally away from the kids we can (whispers)
Marge: (smiles) You're so bad! You're going to ruin this game's T for Teen rating.

8-bit Lisa: Did you get the keycards?
8-bit Bart: And how many points did you get?
Bart: Videogames don't have points anymore!
8-bit Homer: No points? Then how can you tell if you're doing good in a game?
Lisa: Well, you make progress through the objectives of the game. For instance, we collected the four keycards.
8-bit Homer: FOUR POINTS?! That's a pretty sucky score! I got eight million on a Centipede machine in a Pizza Hut once, but four?! Pathetic!
8-bit Bart: Look, how many lives did it take you to get these cards?
Bart: Lives? Whaddaya mean?
Homer: Well, I died a lot. And I mean a LOT! But it's not like I have a limited number of lives or anything.
8-bit Homer: INFINITE LIVES?! Then how is the game even hard?! What's the point if you can just play forever?!
8-bit Bart: The world that I grew up in is gone...

(In Matt Groening's compound)
Bart: Before we beat him, let's take a leak on his lawn!
Homer: Way ahead of you, boy!
Bart: (laughs)
Matt Groening: (sees them doing so) So they want a war, huh?! Well, then it's a war they'll get! Violet, send out the super toon defence lawyers!
Violet: Yes, Mister Groening.
Matt Groening: It's "GREY-ning"!
Violet: Are you sure?
Matt Groening: No.

Bart: I bet you our creator is a thousand foot Godzilla with big boobs and he breaths fire snot.
Matt Groening: Think again, your creator is America's most beloved animation visionary.
Homer: Seth MacFarlane?

(After defeating Matt Groening, Homer and Bart kick him as he cowers on the floor)
Lisa: Bart, Dad, you just vanquished your own creator! The philosophical intercalations would make Eugene Ionesco's head spin!
Homer: Hmmm... You make a provocative point, Lisa. And furthermore, KICK HIM!

Bart: OK, God! Give us some answers, or these save games go in the drink!
God: NO! Stop! I'm on the final boss fight in Oblivion, and I can't start again from the beginning!

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Developer(s) Electronic Arts
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action
System(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Wii
Rating(s)
PEGI: Ages 3+
ESRB: Teen
Preceded by The Simpsons Hit & Run
Series The Simpsons
For the Nintendo DS version, see The Simpsons Game (Nintendo DS).

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The Simpsons Game

Developer(s) EA Redwood Shores
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Release date October 30, 2007(NA)

November 1, 2007 (AU)

Genre 3D Platformer
Mode(s) Single player, Co-operative multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: T
OFLC: PG
BBFC: 12
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable
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