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The Simpsons Series

Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             The Simpsons series (5 titles)
RELEASED:         various
TYPE:             various
LANGUAGE:         English

PREMISE:          A series of varied arcade games based on the characters
                  created by cartoonist Matt Groenig (Life is Hell) for the
                  Fox Television Network.

IMPRESSIONS:      Rather uneven, but that's not surprising considering that
                  several different software houses were involved.  I'd
                  say it's a tossup between Bart's Nightmare and Virtual
                  Bart in terms of overall excellence, but I'd also give a
                  nod to Itchy and Scratchy for sheer mayhem.

VARIATIONS:       Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992 by Flying Edge, Bart
                    is the only person who can save his home town of
                    Springfield from an alien invasion - the oldest game
                    in the lineup, and it shows)
                  Krusty's Super Fun House (1992 by Flying Edge, a thinly
                    disguised Lemmings clone in which Krusty the Clown sets
                    out to trap a bunch of rats that are running loose)
                  Bart's Nightmare (1993 by Sculptured Software, Bart falls
                    asleep while doing his homework and has a nightmare in
                    which he chases his lost homework pages all over a
                    Twilight Zone rendition of Springfield)
                  The Itchy and Scratchy Game (1994 by Bits, mindless and
                    plotless mayhem in which Itchy and Scratchy do their
                    usual thing of beating each others brains out and
                    trying to find inventive new ways to off one another -
                    loosely based on the "cartoon-within-a-cartoon" shorts
                    as seen on the Simpsons TV series)
                  Virtual Bart (1994 by Sculptured Software, a collection
                    of several differently themed arcade minigames that
                    depict the daydream fantasies of Bart Simpson - riding
                    a motorcycle, throwing tomatoes at his classmates,
                    living as a dinosaur, seeking ancient treasure, etc.)

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Bart vs. the Space Mutants (Score: 1)
by deaddudegod on Sunday, August 04 @ 15:52:09 EDT
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Poor. Very poor. The NES version is better! The MD version lacked in controls, and Moe and Grampa didn't look like their characters!

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Re: Bart Vs. the space mutants (Score: 1)
by Genesisblackbelt on Thursday, July 18 @ 16:05:18 EDT
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This and Sonic 2 were my first ever Genesis games. I traded Bart Vs. the Space Mutants the day the stores opened again.

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Re: Bart vs. the Space Mutants (Score: 1)
by Whitesnake on Friday, November 08 @ 10:02:50 EST
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i remember playing this on my friends amiga 500 and it was something different for amiga games, it was a simpsons game and it had everything from the hit tv show in the game and the mega drive verson was just as good.

7/10 great game but can get a bit tricky and frustrating.

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Re: Simpsons Series (Score: 1)
by Samurai_John on Wednesday, November 14 @ 21:40:07 EST
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Much like the NES version just jampacked with better sound and graphics. GET THOSE slimy aliens!

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Re: Simpsons Series (Score: 1)
by PACHUKA (egray@!nospam! on Sunday, February 03 @ 19:15:54 EST
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Virtual Bart is a fun game, it's like taking many other mini-games and rolling them into one. A bit hard for it's genre.

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Re: Simpsons Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Saturday, May 24 @ 19:09:27 EDT

It's very good, I think BART VS. SPACE MUTANTS is the best game!

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Re: Simpsons Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Thursday, August 07 @ 13:16:20 EDT

personally, i think all of these games really blew. All except Virtual bart, which had actual substance and a halfway decent gameplay system. Actually, now that I think of it, the simpsons haven't had much of a track record for games (wrestleing for PSX, racing and skateboarding for ps2)

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Re: Simpsons Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Friday, October 31 @ 13:59:47 EST

i really need Virtual Bart for the megadrive/genesis
i will pay good money contact me at plz instead of replying thanks brad. PS if you know anywhere on the internet or any shop i can buy it from availible to the UK then plz also contact me

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Re: Simpsons Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Friday, June 25 @ 16:06:28 EDT

i was hoping that someone might be able to tell me on which diffrent formats the bart .v. space mutants and on where i can buy it. my nes cannot be hooked to my tv so im hoping to get it for the pc.
my email is
i will be grateful for any replies

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Re: Simpsons Virtual Bart! (Score: 1)
by Samurai_John on Thursday, November 15 @ 08:36:21 EST
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I Liked this game alot! Its not one game its a load of mini games all includeing Bart in differt time eras, differnt places, its a differnt kinda game. I loved the water slide level, baby level, and the school picture level!
(My othe commt above was for the game Bart vs. The space mutants)

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