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Here at Game Informer, there's no shortage of big Simpsons fans. Obscure references from twenty years ago are still heard on a weekly basis here, and we doubt it'll be any different in another twenty. As gamers, we all would have liked to see some decent gaming experiences come out of the legendary franchise, but they've been few and far between. With awful titles like Simpsons Skateboarding, Simpsons Wrestling, and Bart vs. the Space Mutants, it hasn't been always been a pleasant ride for Homer and company. Despite this, we've had a few decent entries: The Simpsons Arcade Game, The Simpsons Hit & Run, the game based on the movie, and this week's episode of Replay.
Watch below to see Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, everyone's favorite PR manager Aram Jabbari, and myself strap on our VR goggles and head back to Springfield.
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NEVER LET ARAM LEAVE! Chain the doors shut if you have to!
Hit and Run is by far the best.
I love Simpsons games! Also, Simpsons Road Rage was like Crazy Taxi not Simpson's Hit and Run.
Replay helps keep the monsters at bay every night.
Screw you Dan! Watch Futurama!
IDK if Dan would like Futurama. "Anthology of Interest 2" would be the best one to watch (has video game jokes)if you'd like to try, Dan.
I almost wish that Mr. Jabbari worked at GameInformer, just so he could be on more Replays. He's always a great guest.
As a huge fan of The Simpsons (best. show. ever.), I feel confident in saying that Virtual Bart looks terrible. The guy with the glasses was Springfield's psychologist that tried to analyze Bart in one of the early episodes. The Simpsons games that I've played were the arcade game, Virtual Springfield, Hit & Run (really fun, overlooked game), and the EA game (bad gameplay, but absolutely hilarious). I'd love to see a Grand Theft Auto-style Simpsons game that let you explore the town and interact with the characters from the show.
I'd never heard of Fighting Instinct before, but it actually looks pretty fun.
If Mr. Jabbari is on one more episode of anything on this site, I think you guys may need to start paying him.
ARAM! He should be in every replay! Aram is awesome!
Aram is the greatest.
Virtual Bart was meh, instinct was far better.
Dan, get a job already and watch futurama.....you're just embarrassing yourself by not doing so
Some great Simpsons lines during Virtual Bart, but I'm surprised Dan hasn't seen Futurama. I love the bouncing ball episode because I have the sense of humor of a two year old.
"Geriatric? More like got your ass kicked." Aram should be a permanent Replay guest. That was great.
Dan, you need to watch Futurama. At least the first 4 seasons. And I'm sorry, but Aram's "Geriatric? More like geri-ass-kicked!" has just dethroned "Here's your tomb, ***!" as the best one-liner of the year.
Also, Jessica Alba. 'Nuff said.
Wow, that Simpson's game was baaad.
Aram sounds like an awesome guy
I loved the hell out of this game back in the day. The trick to the slide is to pause right before the fork; the shine on e the bathing suit points you in the right direction. The game was really difficult, but damn do I have fond memories of it.