Homer lands on the iPhone with The Simpsons Arcade (D’oh!)

There’s a reason why gamers dig EA. Within a short and recent time span, they have released the cult classic Dragon’s Lair and arguably the best damn racer on the iPhone – Need for Speed Shift. Well now you can also add the much beloved and (still) popular animated TV series to the list – The Simspons Arcade. And for many of you, any mention of the words ‘Simpsons’ and ‘arcade game’ will surely bring back memories of the original smash ‘em up Simpsons Arcade title that was first released by Konami in 1991.

MMM…CLASSIC ARCADE GAME ACTION
Get ready for doughnut-chasing daredeviltry on iPhone® and iPod touch®.
Join Homer on a hilarious chase through Springfield in drooling pursuit of frosted fried dough. Clueless and hungry, he has no idea that his desired doughnut is the key to a devious scheme hatched by sinister Springfield forces…

With art work and voices performed by the original cast ‘n crew of the show, along with the 25+ levels of Homer mayhem (and mini-games!), EA are hoping this latest App Store offering will be a hit among all fans of the show. If you love all things Homer, I suggest you stop whatever you’re doing and pick up the great lookin’ The Simpsons Arcade now. More info and screenies after the gap!

Electronic Arts, The Simspons Arcade, $4.99, 50.9 MB
The Simpsons Arcade

Product Description
MMM…CLASSIC ARCADE GAME ACTION
Get ready for doughnut-chasing daredeviltry on iPhone® and iPod touch®.
Join Homer on a hilarious chase through Springfield in drooling pursuit of frosted fried dough. Clueless and hungry, he has no idea that his desired doughnut is the key to a devious scheme hatched by sinister Springfield forces…

Key Features
“DOUGHNUTS. IS THERE ANYTHING THEY CAN’T DO?”
Play as Homer to help him avoid catastrophe and achieve his doughnut-driven destiny. Use touchscreen controls to punch, grab and flip, kick, butt slam, jump, pick up and throw objects, belly flop, and dodge enemies. And Homer’s not alone!

WOOHOO! REAL VOICES & SOUNDS
Authentic sound effects and famous character voices by the real, live actors from “The Simpsons” give the gameplay a true Springfield accent. And if the combined talents of artists, writers and actors doesn’t do it for you… then who needs you, get bent! Or, simply add your own personal touch.

OUR FAVORITE FAMILY FRENZY
Earn and activate “Family Frenzy” power-ups to summon help from Marge, Maggie, Lisa and Bart, who can come to Homer’s rescue. He’s gonna need it!

A MULTI-LEVEL GLAZE OF GLORY
A hungry fat guy’s work is never done. Help Homer race through 25+ levels in 6 different environments including Krusty Land, Channel 6, and Downtown Springfield, and run into favorite characters like Krusty,Bumblebee Man, Chief Wiggum, Squeaky Voiced Teen and The Rich Texan before the sinister plan is exposed… or EATEN. All this and fancy-named doohickeys too!

MINI-GAMES ADD A TOUCH MORE DELICIOUSNESS
Use touch and accelerometer controls to “Slap Homer” back to life, indulge in “Doughnut Dreams,” or engage in a hilarious “Inflato-Head” balloon blowing up contest. Can all this be real? Of course not, jerk, it’s a video game played on a cell phone. But it’s pretty close!

SPRINKLE IN YOUR OWN TUNES
Listen to your own music as you play this daring and sugary arcade adventure. Suuure. Your music is much better than ours. We only do this for a living

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