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    Thumbs up Krusty's Super Fun House

    Damn, is the Simpsons still on the air? The fact that we've reviewed games in the series that originated on the NES means that this series has some serious legs or that it's time to give up the ghost. There were quite a few games released in the series, including Krusty's Super Funhouse, an odd little puzzler that had the famous clown ridding his fun house of a rat infestation. The entire Simpsons gang is along for the ride, and the gameplay is actually quite fun. Read our full review and remember to never underestimate Fox's ability to run a franchise into the ground!
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    The reason it doesn't seem much like a Simpsons game is because it wasn't developed as one. It was initially just called "Rat-Trap", but Acclaim licensed the game and got the Simpsons brand slapped on it. Still it seems that was a bettter way of doing things as its a much more fun game than the Simpsons games that were always meant to be Simpsons games.

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    How did this game get a 7? The graphics are sparse, the levels frustrating, the gameplay tedious and the sound tosh.


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    I remember renting this and thinking: "Oh man, the Genesis has sunk to the licensed lows of the NES" as all I seemed to do was bounce around the game which showed off none of the Genesis' strengths other than a layer of parallax scrolling. Sound was atrocious from what I recall.

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    Good review, summed up the game perfectly.

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    You really churn those reviews out >.<

    And they are always a good read, I never knew about these games. Thanks.

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    I enjoyed this game a lot in the past. The only real flaw is the music, mostly dull and at times irritating.

    Gameplay is where it shines though. The puzzles are all well designed, getting pretty nasty in the last levels - but not to the point of being unfair.
    I agree with the score, overall a very nice review!

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    As I recall, this is the only Acclaim (Flying Edge) game I ever completed. The difficulty level ramps up nicely but never reaches impossible status as many Acclaim Simpsons games did right in the first level. KSFH is a great puzzler with good controls and fun graphics. A game doesn't have to have cutting edge graphics (for the day) and make use of every ability of the machine to be good.

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    This is BY FAR the best Acclaim game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christuserloeser View Post
    This is BY FAR the best Acclaim game.
    I didn't think Judge Dredd was too bad, but your mileage may vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kollision View Post
    I enjoyed this game a lot in the past. The only real flaw is the music, mostly dull and at times irritating.

    Gameplay is where it shines though. The puzzles are all well designed, getting pretty nasty in the last levels - but not to the point of being unfair.
    I agree with the score, overall a very nice review!
    My opinion exactly.

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    So originally this game wasn't a Simpsons game? That explains a lot.

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    I thought this game was fun but never bought only borrowed it from friends.

    I also had no idea this was never supposed to be a Simpsons game.

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    Actually a Pretty good puzzle game w/ OK graphics and decent controls.

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    This is the best Simpsons-related game ever IMHO (heck, I played a lot of them, even a fangame where you have to save Mr. Burns' nuclear plants from a crazed radioactive giant Lisa) if we forget about that AWESOME Konami coin-op, one of the quintaessential beat 'em ups.
    As a Psygnosis fan, I can't help but to define it as a mix between the gameplays of Lemmings and Puggsy: ingenious puzzles combined with platforming, level exploration (there's a real sense of a accomplishment on finding hidden areas) and a little bit of strategy. Our good ol' Herschel Krustofski is remarkably agile despite years of health problems and substance abuse.
    Too bad it's so simple technically. While the sprites are nice, the backgrounds, while colourful, are dull, and the music is annoying, terrible. The voice bits are nice, though.
    All-in-all, an overlooked gem, but I recommend to play it with your TVs on "mute".
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