List of The Simpsons video games


List of The Simpsons video games

The Simpsons video games are a line of official video games that use the characters from the animated television show The Simpsons. The popularity of The Simpsons motivated the video game industry to turn to the characters and world of Springfield. While critical and public reaction has generally been mixed, several of the Simpsons games did very well commercially, most notably Konami's arcade game The Simpsons and Acclaim Entertainment's The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants.

Due to its longevity, The Simpsons has currently 22 official video games that span many genres and systems, including The Simpsons Hit & Run, The Simpsons Road Rage, The Simpsons Skateboarding, The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield, The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Juggernauts and Krusty's Super Fun House. Recent games have been more well-received by the general public and critics, starting with Hit & Run (which is based on Grand Theft Auto): There have been two Simpsons pinball games; one released after the first season and the other still available.

Vivendi Universal Games, the publisher of recent Simpsons games, announced shortly after the release of The Simpsons Hit & Run that there was a sequel in the works. However, no news or any development has been announced since then. The plans by Vivendi to create a sequel were no doubt cancelled when Electronic Arts announced in November 2005, that they would purchase the exclusive licensing rights to publish future Simpsons video game titles, including a potential tie-in to the upcoming Simpsons feature film, as Electronic Arts has successfully overseen many film-to-video game projects.[1]

In May 2007, EA announced the release of the then new title (and the most recent Simpsons game to date), The Simpsons Game, expanding the franchise to multiple platforms including the Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3.[2] Also in May 2007, Microsoft announced the release of a limited-edition The Simpsons Xbox 360. According to The Simpsons Channel, Microsoft only gave away 100 units of the promotional system.[3]

List

Title Developer(s) Publisher(s) Platform(s) Release date(s) Genre
The Simpsons Arcade Game Konami Konami(DOS)
Electronic Arts(iOS)
Arcade
Commodore 64
DOS
iOS
  • NA March 4, 1991
  • NA 2009 (iOS)
Beat 'em up
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Imagineering

Arc Developments

Acclaim Entertainment
Ocean Software
NES
Atari ST
DOS
Commodore 64/128
Amiga
ZX Spectrum
Amstrad
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
Mega Drive/Genesis
  • NA April 25, 1991
Platformer
Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly Imagineering Acclaim Entertainment Game Boy
  • NA November 1, 1991
  • JP February 26, 1993
Platformer
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World Imagineering Acclaim Entertainment Amiga
Atari ST
Game Gear
NES
Sega Master System
  • NA December 31, 1991
  • JP February 26, 1993
Platformer
The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness Distinctive Software Konami DOS RPG
The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Juggernauts Imagineering Acclaim Entertainment Game Boy Action
Krusty's Fun House Fox Engineering
Audiogenic
Acclaim Entertainment
Virgin Games
Amiga
NES
IBM PC
Sega Master System
Game Gear
Game Boy
SNES
Mega Drive/Genesis
Amiga
INT 1993
DOS
NA 1992
EU 1993
Game Boy
NA 199301January 1993
Game Gear
INT 1992
Mega Drive
INT 1992
NES
INT 199209September 1992
Sega Master System
INT 1992
SNES
INT 1992
Puzzle
The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man Imagineering Acclaim Entertainment Amiga
Game Gear
NES
Platformer
Bart's Nightmare Sculptured Software Acclaim Entertainment Mega Drive/Genesis
SNES
  • NA October 12, 1992
  • JP January 9, 1993
  • EU January 9, 1993
Platformer
Itchy & Scratchy in Miniature Golf Madness Beam Software Acclaim Entertainment Game Boy
  • NA November 1, 1993
Sports
Virtual Bart Sculptured Software Acclaim Entertainment SNES
Mega Drive/Genesis
  • NA September 26, 1994
Platformer
The Simpsons: Bart & the Beanstalk Software Creations Acclaim Entertainment Game Boy Platformer
The Itchy & Scratchy Game Bits Studios Acclaim Entertainment SNES
Mega Drive/Genesis
Game Gear
  • NA March 22, 1995
Platformer
The Simpsons Cartoon Studio Bip Top Productions Fox Interactive Windows 95
Mac OS
  • NA June 1, 1996
Computer design program
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield Digital Evolution Fox Interactive Windows
Macintosh
  • NA September 2, 1997
Adventure
The Simpsons Bowling Konami Konami Arcade
  • NA October 16, 2000
Sports
The Simpsons Wrestling Bip Ape Productions Fox Interactive
Activision
PlayStation
  • PAL March 22, 2001

  • NA April 12, 2001
Sports
The Simpsons: Night of the Living Treehouse of Horror Software Creations THQ Game Boy Color
  • NA March 26, 2001
  • PAL April 20, 2001
Platformer
The Simpsons Road Rage Radical Entertainment
Altron
Electronic Arts THQ PlayStation 2
Xbox
GameCube
Game Boy Advance
PlayStation 2
NA 20011124November 24, 2001
PAL 20011130November 30, 2001
Xbox
NA 20011201December 1, 2001
PAL 20020322March 22, 2002
GameCube
NA 20011217December 17, 2001
PAL 20020517May 17, 2002
Game Boy Advance
PAL 20030627June 27, 2003
NA 20030630June 30, 2003
Racing
The Simpsons Skateboarding The Code Monkeys Fox Interactive Electronic Arts PlayStation 2
  • NA November 13, 2002
Sports
The Simpsons Hit & Run Radical Entertainment Vivendi Universal Games PlayStation 2
GameCube
Xbox
Windows
  • NA September 16, 2003
  • PAL October 31, 2003
  • JP December 25, 2003
Windows
  • NA November 13, 2003
  • PAL November 21, 2003
Action-adventure
The Simpsons: Minutes to Meltdown G5 Entertainment EA Mobile Mobile NA 20070701July 1, 2007
Action
The Simpsons: Itchy and Scratchy Land[4] EA Mobile Mobile NA 2009
Action
The Simpsons Game EA Redwood Shores (PS3 & X360)
Rebellion Developments
(PS2, PSP & Wii)
Amaze Entertainment (DS)
Electronic Arts Wii
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 2
Nintendo DS
PSP
Xbox 360 & PlayStation 2
NA 20071030October 30, 2007
EU 20071102November 2, 2007
AU 20071108November 8, 2007
PlayStation Portable
NA 20071106November 6, 2007
PlayStation 3 & Wii
NA 20071030October 30, 2007
EU 20071108November 8, 2007
Platformer

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