The Simpsons Game Gets Episodic Treatment

Following on from the video game cutscene-based ‘episode’ of Family Guy provided to you all last week, below is a chance to see the storyline of a similar game released a few years back.

simpsons_game_promoReleased in 2007 at the same time as its movie, EA Games’ The Simpsons Game was another video game tie-in for the longest-running of Fox’s Animation Domination shows (and arguably the best-known from 26 game releases in total), and aside from this year’s eventual full release of iPad game The Simpsons: Tapped Out (alongside 3 other ‘EA Mobile’ games), was the most recent to bear the name of the animated comedy series, and bears a similar gameplay style to the recently-released Family Guy game from Activision (Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse).

Currently in its 24th season and ending the year with 516 episodes, The Simpsons is remaining as strong as ever, and though fans looking to have watched every conceivable piece of content from the show will almost certainly have seen this, YouTube user ROFL Soup has created a version that bypasses all the gameplay that Simpsons-loving non-players might want to avoid, leaving a slightly fragmented but understandable 40-minute overview of the storyline, which sees the yellow-skinned family gain superpowers through a self-titled game manual that falls from the sky.

As a new year’s treat, there is also a video of The Simpsons: Tapped Out‘s cuscenes below, even if it does play out more like a deleted scenes section on a DVD…

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