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List of Best to Worst Simpsons Game

In honor of every episode of The Simpsons being available to stream legally, I thought I would share my list of favorite to least favorite Simpsons game. My hobby/sickness is to play and collect Simpson games so this is a pretty thorough and nearly complete list. Unfortunately I have not played Bart and the Beanstalk, Itchy and Scratchy Mini Golf, Virtual Springfield, and several of the mobile phone games. I'm going to go out on a limb and say they suck.

List items

  • Easily one of my favorite pinball tables and up there with classics like The Addams Family and Twilight Zone. The table is loaded with all sorts of cool gimmicks and has a fairly forgiving dead zone.

  • I picked this up at a Target for $10 and was surprised at how fun it was. A good platformer with some funny jokes and cool cameos.

  • A mediocre quarter stealing beat'em up. It gets extra credit for the weird story involving Waylon Smithers straight up kidnapping Maggie and references to Matt Groening's comic strip Life in Hell.

  • GTA:Springfield only no guns and all driving missions.

  • The best of the Acclaim Simpsons games. Krusty's Fun House is an okay mix of puzzle solving and platforming.

  • As far as pinball tables go this is pretty bland but not horrible.

  • You ever play an arcade bowling game before? There all pretty much the same but this one is Simpsons themed.

  • I only added this because there is supposedly going to be a Simpsons/Futurama (God Dammit! Don't taint Futurama) crossover this upcoming season. Anyway this game is hard to find and not that great. The real reason to play is the cutscenes written by show co-creator David X. Cohen, which are a bonus feature on one of Futurama DTV movies.

  • A blatant Crazy Taxi clone that is a bit lacking.

  • A forgettable platformer that is barely okay. I think this is the only Simpsons game made for the Game Boy Color. Everything after this is varying degrees of shit.

  • The best of the Bart-centric games but that is damning with faint praise. Be prepared to be frustrated by the Great Wall of China level.

  • Released only on DOS and hard as hell to find. I will say the game looks pretty but it is really hard, the controls are janky, and it just isn't that fun. The gameplay is kinda similar to the Genesis Beavis and Butt-Head game.

  • The easiest of the Acclaim Simpsons games which are notoriously hard. I believe this is the first Game Boy exclusive Simpsons game.

  • A neat concept for a game and it looked pretty for the time. Just be prepared to wander the streets of Springfield not knowing what the hell is going on or what to do.

  • A collection of terrible games that are insanely difficult. I swear this game makes Battletoads seem easy. Turbo Tunnels have nothing on the Baby Bart levels.

  • One of the many awful skateboarding games trying to leach off the success of Tony Hawk.

  • I think they were trying to make a 16-bit version of the Spy vs. Spy game but they failed miserable.

  • The game that started it all and there isn't anything I can add about how awful it is that hasn't been said before. I will say it has some interesting ideas and a bit of that so bad it's good charm.

  • The last of the NES Simpsons games and by far the hardest and the worst.

  • If any franchise could support a fighting game it is The Simpsons. Unfortunately we get a "wrestling game" with about as much depth as the old NES WWF Wrestlemania.

  • This nothing but a collection of mini games with awful controls and no 2-Player mode.

  • I don't even think this should qualify as a game as it is one of those wait for bars to fill up or pay us type deals. Just like every other free-to-play phone game it is nothing more than a shameless cash grab with no actual gameplay.