Crapshoot: Virtual Springfield reminds the Simpsons that it’s good

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Corbett Wrote Crapshoot, a column about craps to make random and obscure games reappear. This week, they will never stop “The Simpsons”-but in the mid-90s, oh, how should they stop the game. With one possible exception…

It is said that every generation is buried in a bunch of terrible, terrible licensed games, and there will be… well, a diamond is driving it. Maybe emeralds? It may be topaz. In any case, it’s not just another licensed Klapola. Encountered a game in 1997. It looked at the available technologies and thought, “Do you know? I can actually do some cool things with it.”

Random, but not as random as the robot battle suit in arcade games...

Random, but not as random as the robot battle suit in arcade games…

The Simpsons game. No matter how many you think there are, oh, I’m sure there are more. Thankfully, few of them succeeded in getting into the PC, but console gamers in the 90s faced a full-scale minefield of Bart Simpson’s face-as a result, most of them came from the early years of the show, before everyone realized that Homer was actually Is the protagonist.