A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Like the show, not a ton of diversity beyond controversial Apu. Some edgy humor.
Violence & Scariness
Can run people over with car, or just kick and beat them.
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Some salty language.
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Products & Purchases
Fictitious billboards along the way, plus the Simpsons themselves are a product.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some Duff beer stuff, and other alcohol references.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the humor and language are right in line with the show's salty style, and while the game's animation is, obviously, very cartoonish, players can run people over with their cars, and beat and kick them. On the other hand, the plot includes both parental protesting over a controversial video game, and a soda with mind-controlling properties, both of which might encourage conversations about marketing to children.
Is It Any Good?
The missions get a bit repetitive, but the well-animated town, complete with Kwik-E-Mart and Squid Port, gives players plenty to explore, and there are side missions, wardrobe changes -- and secrets to unlock. The Simpsons writers and cast collaborated on THE SIMPSONS: HIT & RUN and there are loads of jokes and insider-references for the show's loyal viewers (favorite characters such as Mr. Burns and Ralph Wiggum appear, and players can drive Homer's Mr. Plow or dress in Lisa's lumpy Florida costume). There's not a lot of educational value here, but this racing game could provide a tamer -- and sillier -- alternative to Grand Theft Auto.
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