Acclaim sure did churn out the Simpsons games during the ’90s without remorse or shame. Some were simply horrible, but most were decidedly mediocre, a stigma the series never seemed capable of shaking on consoles. This was compounded by Konami’s release of the exceptional arcade game, with which it proved in one fell stroke that a good Simpsons game could indeed be made. Unfortunately, 16-bit console gamers were stuck with bland offerings like Bart’s Nightmare, a title that was neither ambitious or really enticing.
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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.
Ay Carumba! Gamers everywhere released a collective sigh when Acclaim subsidary Flying Edge took reign of the Simpsons license. It was as though they knew what to expect. They were unfortunately proven right, as Bart vs. the Space Mutants proved to be a frustrating exercise in self punishment. The suffering eventually made its way to Sega Land, and Genesis gamers got to empathize with their NES-owning rivals for once.
By now you’ve ripped open all your gifts, and the sink is still strewn with the dirty dishes from the family feast. What’s there left to do? Why play your Genesis, of course! If you’re looking from something to exchange for those unwanted gifts, then maybe you should take a look at Acclaim’s Virtual Bart. I know, I know. Acclaim? A Simpsons game? Such a match usually has its origins in hell, but this one might surprise you, especially if you pick it up on the cheap side.