May 16, 2010
There are some incredible moments in this game. I enjoyed playing a sniper waiting for lightning to strike before I could hit my target. I also liked how destructible the environments are. I got a 101 on destruction from Just Cause 2. BFBC2 is where I applied my knowledge. You can create paths, and make it to the top floor of some buildings by destroying it properly. It also works against you. You might think you're safe inside that building until a rocket launcher takes out the wall that was protecting you.
Posted by Errol James at 1:12 PM
May 7, 2010
The game starts off with Maggie being kidnapped by Smither's while the Simpson family attempts to get her back. You can play as Marge, Homer, Bart, or Lisa depending on where you decide to put your coins. Each character attacks with a different weapon. Marge has a vacuum, Homer uses his fists, Bart has a skateboard, and Lisa uses her jump rope. The game plays like an episode of the Simpson. The star of this episode is the town of Springfield. You begin in the streets fighting your way throgh enemies. The second level brings us to the amusement park. At the end of the boss fight you fall into the underworld and end up at the cemetery which conveniently is the 3rd level. I ran out of quarters here so I'll get back to you on the rest of the levels.
The game remains fun for me almost 20 years later. I used to enjoy the game play a lot as a kid, but now it's pretty dated. For controls we have a joystick and two buttons. One button (A) attacks and the other button (B) jumps. Really not much of a variety when it comes to attacking things when you only have two buttons. I found it possible to do 3 moves. Attack (A) . a jumping attack (B) then (A) or a swinging attack by turning the joystick in a circle then pressing (A) attack. The plot keeps me interested now. Seeing all of the various characters on the show doing stupid stuff while I explored the town of Springfield was fun. It's no secret Matt Groening loved video games. Konami came together and made him a good one. I forgive all of the other bad Simpson's games thanks to the arcade game.
Posted by Errol James at 6:56 PM