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  • Summary: 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…
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    “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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    100
    The Simpsons Arcade continues EA's hot streak of successfully bringing iconic franchises to the iPhone.
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    83
    It's a shame that this engrossing title has a glitchy, unreliable save function, a huge drawback on a device known for constant interruptions. Still, for a marathon gaming session on a long train ride, The Simpsons Arcade is far more "Woo-hoo!" than "D'oh!"
  3. Feb 14, 2011
    70
    The animation is top-notch, there are some nice little minigames and events to break up the beat-'em-up action, and the controls are quite good. But Simpsons Arcade didn't have to be a trifle. With some multiplayer and extra playable characters, it could have had real staying power.
  4. Nov 10, 2011
    70
    The arcade game has more variety and you can play as Marge, Bart, and Lisa, in addition to Homer.
  5. Feb 14, 2011
    60
    The Simpsons Arcade is a decent side-scrolling brawler, but there's no getting around the fact that it is sorely limited by having only one playable character and no multiplayer options to speak of.
  6. Feb 14, 2011
    60
    Good fun, but it's short-lived in the extreme. While £2.99 might not seem much, other App Store games offer far better value for money, making it feel like you're paying a slight premium for the license.
  7. Feb 14, 2011
    60
    Despite good looks and lots of variety, The Simpsons Arcade isn't as fun or as funny as it aspires to be.