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The Simpsons Arcade Game Heads to XBLA on Friday?!
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In a strange turn of events, it appears that this week will see an additional Xbox Live Arcade title, as Konami has posted on its Facebook page that The Simpsons Arcade Game will be heading onto the Marketplace on Friday, well ahead of the airing of The Simpsons 500th episode on Sunday, February 19th.

The 1991 arcade classic will be coming to XBLA, complete with four-player co-op play, just like the old coin-op game, as well as challenging new modes and a raft of bonus content.

The Simpsons Arcade Game will apparently be launching on the Xbox Live Arcade from February 3rd for 800 Microsoft Points. Woo hoo! EDIT: It's worth noting that The Simpsons Arcade Game is probably more likely to be out on February 8th, as per the established XBLA release pattern. We'll wait and see...


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Comment #1 by Trenta27
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:01:05 PM
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Awwww yeahhhh

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Comment #2 by elmasLOCOTEx
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:03:07 PM
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Comment #3 by JellyFox
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:06:59 PM
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played the shit out of this back in the day. sick game

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Comment #4 by glitch12
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:08:16 PM
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My inner child just yelled for joy, then remembering I never beat it, went into the fetal position

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Comment #5 by II R3D EY3 II
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:09:15 PM
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can't wait for this!

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Comment #6 by WartyHogger
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:10:06 PM
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Will probably be the typical 800 MSPs. Gonna have to buy myself some before Friday, heh.

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Comment #7 by SXRXE
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:10:14 PM
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I must download this!

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Comment #8 by JellyFox
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:10:28 PM
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@#4 finished it once. pockets took a hit that day lol

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Comment #9 by HalfEVILmonkey
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:12:10 PM
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This game looks amazing! If it was on the Sega Genesis.

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Comment #10 by Ross Patrol
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:12:27 PM
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AWESOME!! Can't wait! :D

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Comment #11 by threefiftyzzz
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:13:39 PM
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Its gonna be was confirmed..I can't wait for this.! My sons gonna freak out when I surprise him w/ this after school...

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Comment #12 by IEvil IMonkey
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:14:10 PM
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Its 800MSP

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Comment #13 by davezpsp
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:14:17 PM
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I just shat myself! I think the community has been wanting this since the release of X-Men arcade and now they have granted our wish! I'm all in baby!

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Comment #14 by JellyFox
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:16:52 PM
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hmm obvious troll about. thumbs down on the first 10 comments bar on of them. well played

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Comment #15 by Rich Uncle Skeletor
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:19:28 PM
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So long, DENTAL PLAN!!

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Comment #16 by EchoPark
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:22:37 PM
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@14 Unless he got more likes and it went to +2 lol

My fave simpsons game was "The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants", would love to see that get an arcade release. This one tho could be a buy too tho :D i love the classic side scrolling arcade games

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Comment #17 by glitch12
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:24:25 PM
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@14 You accusing me of something? I voted them up when I noticed

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Comment #18 by EpicStephen
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:25:54 PM
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fucking CLASSIC

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Comment #19 by StolenPaper18
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:26:02 PM
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Getting this for sure. Used to play this at the movie theatre all the time, haha.

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Comment #20 by aosiding
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:35:50 PM
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Please be HD!!!! And most likely it will be 800 but its definitely worth getting

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Comment #21 by BLQQDCQRE
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:40:10 PM
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There is something about this great game that makes Us all feel like kids again. Thank you for bringing this great title to XBLA, and on a Friday! I feel all warm inside. Can't wait!

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Comment #22 by Diabolic Homer
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:40:12 PM
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Its a long game when standing in an arcade. Sitting in a chair and pounding faces with Homer is going to be sweet.

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Comment #23 by d00gler
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:45:08 PM
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WOW holy nostalgia! Amazing news!

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Comment #24 by PhoenixTemplar
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:48:54 PM
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@4 - I think I usually made it to about the second boss. Never came close to beating it.

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Comment #25 by gambit444
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:52:15 PM
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800 msp seems kinda steep for a 21 year old game. I played the game again about 5 years ago & it didnt hold up so well.

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Comment #26 by glitch12
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:52:48 PM
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@24 Think I only ever beat the first boss if any.......wonder how far the trial will go

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Comment #27 by Diabolic Homer
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 07:56:39 PM
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Trying is the first step to failure.--HOMER SIMPSON

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Comment #28 by RDrules
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 08:04:06 PM
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FINALLY :P been waiting for this since the day it was first rumoured

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Comment #29 by Adar Kane
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 08:19:11 PM
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Almost every Simpsons game is terrible.

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Comment #30 by Turlis12
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 08:29:58 PM
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God I can remember signing an online petition years ago for this game and now finally the day has come!!!!

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Comment #31 by icegardner9
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 08:30:25 PM
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CRAP there goes Friday night. This will be awesome though

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Comment #32 by kuda
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 08:35:39 PM
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I remember using up lots of quarters at my local arcade playing this..

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Comment #33 by IIISETIII
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 08:50:25 PM
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Lol I say we lynch #2 and #9.

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Comment #34 by TheLastKamikaze
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 08:55:14 PM
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Ah yes... and on a Friday too! Years ago when this came out, I discovered it on a Friday night at the local arcade... this Friday night I get to rediscover it with a nice glass of whiskey... should be a lot of fun this Friday night on Xbox Live too!

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Comment #35 by Felix Pie
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:01:23 PM
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Purple monkey dishwasher

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Comment #36 by Banes
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:05:17 PM
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If only this was Bart's Nightmare! Damn. Will still probably pick this up though.

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Comment #37 by SumHydroponic
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:12:48 PM
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Just waiting on my tax check so I can pick me up a butt load of MS Points.

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Comment #38 by NightVision
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:19:03 PM
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OMG!!!!! I can't wait to play this again... I used up so many quarters on continues to beat the game and now I'm going to play it again, yeay!!!!!!!

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Comment #39 by wrenphilth
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:25:02 PM
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now all we need is Captain America and the Avengers and the Trifecta will be complete with Simpsons and TMNT 1989 respectively

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Comment #40 by Gun-Nut
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:25:51 PM
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At least you guys point out it will most likely be Wednesday unlike other sites I have seen this news on! All just state Friday when its been established Wednesday is XBLA Day... Never seen a game come out before then even if it was said to.

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Comment #41 by ghsbe
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:43:02 PM
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@41- lol, what?

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Comment #42 by lizlemon
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:43:56 PM
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i remember going over to the comic book shop just to play this game and altered beast. ahh memories

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Comment #43 by griefrapids
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:53:51 PM
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If only they'd release the classic Robocop arcade game...I can only wait and hope!

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Comment #44 by SevenJesterHats
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:55:52 PM
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nice! what much??????

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Comment #45 by ONE Disco Bob
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 09:58:59 PM
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Can't wait! I want more of these old co-op arcade games. AVP, Aliens, Avengers, spider man, sunset riders, punisher, etc. I spent so many quarters on these games back in the day. Also, team ninja please put out the old NES Ninja Gaiden games.

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Comment #46 by Delow317
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 10:06:22 PM
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I still have no idea why this is going to be released on a friday. XBLA games have always been released on wednesdays. I hope this is the only time they release an arcade game on any day other than wednesdays. Otherwise it might get missed by some.

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Comment #47 by blackout529
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 10:10:43 PM
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I'm always up for a good lynching! Can we add #41?

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Comment #48 by Delow317
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 10:26:28 PM
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Who would downvote my comment? I said nothing wrong. I guess this community is as immature as COD's. Where are all the adults on here?

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Comment #49 by Smurfboy
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 10:35:13 PM
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I never got the chance to play this game back in the day. Am looking forward to it.

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Comment #50 by Wicelow
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 10:51:22 PM
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YaY !

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Comment #51 by stuntz0rZ
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 @ 11:10:26 PM
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i played this on mame. i don't think it's worth 800 ms points!! maybe half

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Comment #52 by LeviXLush
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 12:24:21 AM
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Can't wait, give us Virtual Bart and Bart's Nightmare too, I need to beat those as well!

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Comment #53 by Hilaryduffgta
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:18:42 AM
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Dropped Massive quarters in this at the arcade,beyond awesome this is coming on XBA

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Comment #54 by Rednacht
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:19:57 AM
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Ohhh the wonderful nostalgia :)

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Comment #55 by Juggalo151
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:27:36 AM
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Years in the Remaking

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Comment #56 by Dodgyknees
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:44:31 AM
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I was on holiday in 92 when I stumbled across a Simpsons cabinet. It had glitched and had 99 credits in it. I completed the game with just 1 credit left. I don't remember much about the game, but I remember

A) it was hard
B) I was on a lads weekend in pontins
C) it took me so long to complete that by the time I got to the bar, they were already hammered.
D) none of them were gamers so regaling them with my 99 credits/finishing the game story was of any interest
E) I eventually got hammered anyway. This may be why I don't remember much of the game

20 years on and I'll be playing it with my two sons. How times change.

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Comment #57 by winkeh
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:50:59 AM
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I felt the need to sign in and say "Awww" at the end of your story. So yeah.. Awwwww. I have a 2 year old daughter i can't wait for her to be a little older so i can enjoy playing games with her :)

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Comment #58 by Evo Kazz
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:55:28 AM
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Am I the only one that would LOVE Krustys Super Funhouse on XBLA!!!

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Comment #59 by mjc0961
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:59:01 AM
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Oh boy. Another boring as hell side scrolling beat-em up, this one only notable because it's got the Simpsons (who are now also boring as hell) in it.

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Comment #60 by Blue Thunder28
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:01:18 AM
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800msp isn't even a fraction of what I spent on this game in the arcade so I'd say it's well worth it.

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Comment #61 by M1 Punk
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:04:39 AM
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They didn't even bother promoting this game so probably, it will be shit.

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Comment #62 by pauly_27
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:06:37 AM
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Seriously guys, make sure you play the trial first. A lot of you are going to be diappointed if you just download it anyway due to your nostalgia.

It hasn't held up well, and is totally outdated in the Simpsons universe (though with the quality of the new episodes, thats not a bad thing)

I expect a lot of buyers remorse for this game - you have been warned!!

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Comment #63 by MoldyClay87
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:21:01 AM
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@#62 - Why would they need to promote an old Arcade title?

The dashboard's gonna shove it in your face anyway.

I feel like there's little to no reason to even promote XBLA titles for the most part. I can't remember the last time I saw big promotion for any other than the House Party this month.

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Comment #64 by Sigmund666
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 02:32:37 AM
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Besides X-men Arcade one of the greatest arcade multiplayer titles ever made! :D

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Comment #65 by SonOfStayPuft
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:26:52 AM
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Comment #66 by SonOfStayPuft
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:28:03 AM
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I'm definetly getting this on Friday. One of my favourite coin op games ever.

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Comment #67 by MrYes7erday
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:31:11 AM
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Really is about time- great game for fans of the show or not!

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Comment #68 by SonOfStayPuft
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 03:33:03 AM
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Even though I have the money, I might go round to my Parents House to borrow some to get it just like old times when they must have had to remortage the house to fund my addiction to this game when we went away on holiday in the early 90s lol.

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Comment #69 by gazmaster1
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 05:21:17 AM
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Hello work, im not going to be available friday, awwwwwww yea!

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Comment #70 by Buckdawg
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 05:30:46 AM
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Goodbye MAME, you are no longer needed. :)

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Comment #71 by Jimbo76
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 06:15:03 AM
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as 71, same here. loved this game when I was a kid and still got my kicks every now and again playing it on mame.

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Comment #72 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 07:29:27 AM
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does anyone know for sure if its fri or wed yet?..

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Comment #73 by Akuza
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 07:53:11 AM
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@73 no

Can't wait whether it's tomorrow or Wednesday =D

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Comment #74 by Rafie
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 08:01:23 AM
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@39 There's already a TMNT game in the Marketplace. The 1989 version of it. Get it man!

This definitely came sooner....WAY sooner than I expected. All the more fun for me. Now I can finally beat this game. I was 10 in '92 and this game was one of the ones that I couldn't beat due to shortage of quarters. LOL

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Comment #75 by Adar Kane
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 08:09:57 AM
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I've already commented, but frankly it concerns me how many people think this game is good. It's not. This game is beyond terrible, it's like "terrible: the next generation." When the last Simpsons game came out, the producers and writers admitted that they hadn't put much thought/effort into previous games, obviously including this one. I have two words for you: buyers remorse. Save your dough for "I Am Alive."

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Comment #76 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 08:37:27 AM
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@76 eat my shorts

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Comment #77 by Flibbity Floid
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 09:14:15 AM
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The Konami trifecta is complete. Astounding news. Now just waiting on I Am Alive.

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Comment #78 by Chidomaru
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 09:18:31 AM
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Burns is going down... nice to finally be able to play this game on a home console after the 20year wait! I just hope you get plenty of credits because I remember just how many I used on the last couple of boss fights! ;)

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Comment #79 by ShortySan86
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 09:25:39 AM
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SWEET!!! Been wanting this to be released for so long now!

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Comment #80 by Mr MobKiLLer
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 09:27:42 AM
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The Genesis/SNES would not have been capable of an accurate port of this game.

People who made the last Simpsons game had nothing to do with this game so their comments about their previous games sucking don't apply to this.

This game is fun, some people may be over-nostalgic about it. It is very simple compared to other beat 'em ups like AvP or Streets of Rage, but this is still amongst the best of the more simplistic beat 'em ups with a focus on lots of players on screen.

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Comment #81 by Xenodolf
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 10:32:33 AM
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I disagree. The SNES versions of Knights of the Round and The King of Dragons were pretty faithful to the arcade versions. Final Fight SNES sucked, but that's because it was rushed and censored. The only thing a SNES version of the Simpsons i'd expect being downgraded on a significant level would be going from 4-players to 2-players.

The SNES has some of the best 2D brawlers I've ever played on it. Check out The Ninja Warriors.

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Comment #82 by Duffman TM
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 10:33:00 AM
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oh yeah!!

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Comment #83 by Artron
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 10:45:16 AM
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Just remember how much money I Spent in this awesome game :D

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Comment #84 by Conker69
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 11:52:43 AM
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Its 800 points so fuck that.

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Comment #85 by chizrocker88
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 01:01:10 PM
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Can't wait to play this!

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Comment #86 by ViNyLek
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 04:11:50 PM
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800msp? I don't think so. Retro classics are cool, but this is worth 400msp at best. On other hand I would gladly pay 1200msp for an HD remake of this=)

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Comment #87 by Delow317
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 04:48:46 PM
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Now I know why gamers are just stupid, Immature, childish fucks. This community might as well be called Romper Room..

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Comment #88 by Adar Kane
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 09:31:38 PM
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@81 um, Matt Groening wasn't a producer when this arcade... thing... was out? Is he not still a producer? Don't tell me my business again.

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Comment #89 by ShinobiSteve81
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 02:55:30 AM
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@89 Have you even played this game? Or did you have no friends in the arcade to play with, thus making it too hard for you?
Konami hasn't had the Simpsons license aside from this game I believe, so the makers of the last game had shit to do with this one. Do you think Groening actually writes the games? He puts his name on it and lets Simpsons name get used, and helps fund it a bit. That's what a producer does. I have producer credits on a few movies, but I didnt have a say in the direction said movie takes. That boils down to the company making the game, and since EA has been doing Simpsons games since PS1 or so, blame them for the shitty games that have come out since then.
You can piss on this game all you want, to each their own, but you arent going to change anyones mind that wants to play this game again with friends without having to plug quarters in a slot.
And seeing as to how this game got a 72 on metacritic for ios version, Im sure one running on a better gaming system with online multiplayer will score better than the "beyond terrible" game you claim it is.

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Comment #90 by Adar Kane
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 07:38:42 AM
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@90 my friends and i played sports, we didn't hang out in the arcade and play bad video games. Producer credits on a few movies? Direct to dvd doesn't count. I mean, you can try to sound like the smartest guy in the room, but it was a joint interview with Matt Groening and a couple of writers on the show, who wrote the newest game. They admitted that they hadn't had any thought or input on the last games and this was the first good one, by proxy they're saying this arcade game was a mistake, like you were.

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Comment #91 by HalfEVILmonkey
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 07:41:33 AM
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Don't mind #90. He is always like that.

OT: This game is, and always has been, garbage.

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Comment #92 by ShinobiSteve81
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 11:41:49 AM
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Wtf are you talking about trolling monkey? I barely post on this damn site, unlike you posting under everything to say "this sucks"

I didnt say they were great movies, just telling you what a producer does. The newest game, which was good, was written by groening and ONE OTHER PERSON? Who had nothing to do with a simpsons game ever. Closest he was to simpsons was "assistant to producers", which like your low income job at mcdonalds or wherever means "goon who gets us food and does trivial tasks for us." Research is your friend.
The main point is you pretty much admitted you never played the what the fuck do you know?

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