Beg your Mom for some quarters, jump on your bike, ride down to that dark, smokey, noisy and slightly dangerous home for one of your video games– the Arcade!

Simpsons Arcade Game was one of the most fun multiplayer arcade games you could play-ever. It’s up there with Turtles in Time and X-men, probably both made by this same team. In this side scrolling beat-em-up based on the cable television show where you could play as your favorite Simpson’s family member: Bart, Homer, Marge or Lisa. Each one had their own personalized attack. But this is what sets this game in a different league then the rest–combo moves! That’s right, when two characters were close to each other and did their specialized attack, they would combine and do a new attack. For example: on his own, bart would attack with his skateboard, but when teamed up with Homer, they would use the skateboard as a helicopter.

You would find yourself laughing while you’re playing, the moves, the voices, the plot, the graphics, the surprise cameos, were all really funny, really well done all while being super faithful to the show.

When I played this game with friends, we would be yelling, laughing and trying to punch each other. We would have to shout above all the arcade noise to coordinate a combo attack. We must have spent $50 on this game, but it was totally worth it!

Do you remember playing this game? Did you ever do all the combo attacks? Did you think it was sexist to have Marge attack with cleaning supplies?

Thanks Benjamin for suggesting this game!