Remember the classic Simpsons arcade game from the 90s? Well, now you can recreate the magic on your iPhone thanks to Simpsons Arcade.
The game sees you take control of Homer on a mission to save the city from an evil plan hatched by Mr Burns and Smithers. Driven by the lure of a donut, which contains a USB stick with the plans on it, Homer must take the baddies in this fun side-scrolling beat 'em up.
The controls in Simpsons Arcade are based around an on-screen joystick and two action buttons. By combining button and joystick combos you can pull off special moves to annihilate the CIA agents, bosses and other enemies. There are plenty of power-ups to be collected including the ability to summon other members of the Simpsons to help you take care of business. Simpsons Arcade is great fun to play and the game is loaded with gags and show references that make it a must for all fans. There are plenty of mini-games and bonus levels to keep the action from getting boring.
The graphics in Simpsons Arcade are even better than the classic version, and the music and sound effects are great fun too. The cut scenes are so well executed that at times it feels like you're actually watching an episode of the Simpsons.
There were a couple of things that spoiled Simpsons Arcade a bit for me. The first is that you can only play as Homer rather than being able to select a character from the whole family like in the original arcade game. The other downside is that using the on-screen joystick in Simpsons Arcade often obscures your view of Homer. Also, there's no pause option, which gets annoying sometimes.
Fun gameplay and gorgeous graphics make Simpsons Arcade a must for any fan of America's favorite family.