The The Simpsons: Hit & Run wiki last edited by Warframe121 on 10/28/14 10:21AM View full history

Overview

The game features iconic Simpsons locations.

The Simpsons Hit and Run is an open world action/adventure game based on the hit cartoon series The Simpsons. The game was developed by Radical Entertainment, published by Vivendi Universal and released for the Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC on September 16th in North America and October 24th in Europe. The voice cast of the television series all reprise their roles as the residents of Springfield. The game received generally positive reviews upon release, with experts commending its fun gameplay and visual representation of the Simpsons universe.

The game is entirely backward compatible with the Xbox 360, with emulation only suffering from slight "screen tearing" at times.

Story

The story was penned by the writers of the television series. You can take control of five different characters including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Apu. You are tasked with discovering the root of the mysterious events happening in Springfield; as a swarm of robot wasps are unleashed upon the city.

Gameplay

The game employs an 'open-world' style of play, with many play elements borrowed from the Grand Theft Auto games, albeit with significantly more family friendly overtones. For example, instead of car jacking, the player simply gets in the vehicle with the driver.

Collectibles

Costumes

Players can don costumes from to the show.

Over the course of the game, the player collects coins that can be spent in a variety of ways. One way of throwing these away is to buy outfits for the different characters, many of which are referential to specific episodes of the show.

Homer

  • Homer Casual
  • Homer Muumuu (King-Size Homer, Season 7)
  • Homer normal
  • Homer Chosen One (Homer the Great, Season 6)
  • Homer Dirty
  • Evil Homer
  • Donut-Headed Homer

Bart

  • Bart Tall (Radioactive Man, Season 7)
  • Bart Ninja
  • Bart Normal
  • Bart Football (Bart Star, Season 9)
  • Bart's Good Twin Hugo
  • Bart Cadet
  • Bartman

Lisa

  • Lisa Cool (Summer of 4ft 2, Season 7)
  • Lisa Floreda ($pringfield, Season 5)
  • Lisa Hockey (Lisa on Ice, Season 6)
  • Lisa Normal

Marge

  • Marge Normal
  • Marge Classy (Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield, Season 7)
  • Marge Police (The Springfield Connection, Season 6)
  • Marge Intimate

Apu

  • Apu Army
  • Apu American (Much Apu About Noting, Season 7)
  • Apu B-Sharps (Homer's Barbershop Quartet, Season 5)
  • Apu Normal

Vehicles

Players will see vehicles from the Simpsons universe.

Like the clothing, many of the vehicles in Hit & Run can be purchased using coins. However, others are unlocked by winning races and completing missions.

Level 1

  • Family Sedan
  • Electaurus
  • Duff Truck
  • Surveillance Van
  • Plow King (Mr. Plow, Season 4)
  • Pickup Truck

Level 2

  • Honor Roller (Saturdays of Thunder, Season 3)
  • Sedan
  • Limo
  • Fire Truck
  • Mr. Plow (Mr. Plow, Season 4)
  • WWII Vehicle

Level 3

  • Malibu Stacey Car (I Love Lisa, Season 4)
  • Book Burning Mobile
  • Nerd Car
  • Donut Truck
  • School Bus
  • Principle Skinner's Sedan

Level 4

  • Canyonero (The Last Temptation of Krust, Season 9)
  • Clown Car
  • Krusty's Limo
  • Curator
  • Tractor
  • Kremlin

Level 5

  • Longhorn
  • El Carro Loco
  • Cola Truck
  • Police Car
  • Car Built For Homer (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, Season 2)
  • Hover Car

Level 6

  • Ferrini Red
  • 36 Stutz BearCat
  • Armoured Truck
  • Chase Sedan
  • Globex Super Villain Car (You Only Move Twice, Season 8)
  • Bandit

Level 7

  • 70s Sports Car (The Way We Was, Season 2)
  • Open Wheel Race Car
  • Hearse
  • Hover Bike (Lemon of Troy, Season 6)
  • Zombie Car
  • Mr. Burns' Limo

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