The Simpsons Arcade Game
The Simpsons Arcade Game Classified for PSN
Written Wednesday, November 09, 2011 By Richard Walker
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We remember wasting many a 50 pence piece on The Simpsons Arcade Game in a pre-smoking ban pub back in the day, so the possibility of it coming back on the PlayStation Network is something we'd relish enormously. According to a rating on the Australian Classification Board, The Simpsons Arcade Game might well be coming to PSN.

And like X-Men Arcade for PSN before it, developer Backbone Entertainment will be handling the game, if the listing is anything to go by, meaning that the possibility of another perfect collaboration between Backbone and Konami could be on the cards.

If Backbone can repeat the bang up job it did on X-Men Arcade, and this turns out to be kosher, then we could be looking at a port of one of our most fondly remembered arcade games. We'll have more info on The Simpsons Arcade Game when we get it.

[Via XBLAFans]


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Comment #1 by KingSuperOne
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 01:52:09 PM
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Comment #2 by dda1996a
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 01:54:11 PM
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what was special about this game? never played it

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Comment #3 by kakihara301
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:01:14 PM
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Well, this made my day! Soooo much fun playing this as a little kakihara....

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Comment #4 by Old Papa Shack
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:07:45 PM
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lol so loved this game with the silly mini games. retro arcade up the road from me its tempting to go play this now

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Comment #5 by SSWORM69
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:08:02 PM
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Comment #6 by Beanietheman PST
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:16:29 PM
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getting lol

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Comment #7 by xX_shoemaker_Xx
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:18:05 PM
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day one buy for me! :)

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Comment #8 by TheAlgebraist
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:27:09 PM
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The best part about this game was the fact that any two characters had a unique team-up attack.

Bart+Lisa = Hold hands and skip
Homer+Marge = Roll around in a circle/hoop
Bart+Homer = Bart sits on Homer's shoulders and swings his skateboard

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Comment #9 by Avan
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:30:06 PM
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i'll buy it for sure

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Comment #10 by Terminator
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:32:24 PM
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This is spooky, I was watching a video of game this earlier. From what I've seen, this looks like being fun.

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Comment #11 by osakamitsu
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:50:37 PM
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I LOVED this game! It was always this game and TMNT in the arcades!

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Comment #12 by Avan
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 02:59:32 PM
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i'll buy it for sure

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Comment #13 by Shadowrider50
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:08:21 PM
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i sense money-whorism

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Comment #14 by wraith2021
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:08:23 PM
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SWEET! I can't wait for this!

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Comment #15 by Canadian_Wilson
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:20:53 PM
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I think I remember this game haha! Played it 10 years ago on a school trip...on a boat

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Comment #16 by JrRock17
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:25:28 PM
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That game is cool
i played it a long time ago , good one

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Comment #17 by BeardedBushMan
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:58:41 PM
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I loved this game as a kid, and remember spending way too much money on it (and X-Men as well). I would buy it if it ends up being released.

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Comment #18 by dougbarrett619
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 03:59:44 PM
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3 words oh hell yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Comment #19 by dufftech
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:06:22 PM
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Ay Carumba!

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Comment #20 by F13CrystalLake
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:12:06 PM
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AWESOME! Cant believe what Im reading. The Simpsons Arcade Game was basically the game that got me into serious gaming. Had it at a local rollerskating rink about 17yrs ago and I would play for hours. Would be amazing if this came to PSN

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Comment #21 by Totavier
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:15:41 PM
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Wow sounds great and cool!, because i always was intirgued in this game since i saw the Screwattack top 10 of "Best cartoons-based videogame".

now wait for more info.

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Comment #22 by KoobCam
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:26:50 PM
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There's still a working cabinet near me, but the parts are all worn out. I need to get this game, so I can finally beat it without a pocket full of quarters.

*Touches fingers in an evil position* Excellent...

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Comment #23 by darkrealm
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:59:59 PM
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i really want this! i played it for years all growing up in the arcades and finally beat it when i was around 16 lol right before the last of the arcades really closed up. So happy they are releasing it.

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Comment #24 by AlbertRotten
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:28:31 PM
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This was my second favorite arcade game growing up, right next to the X-Men one. Good times.

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Comment #25 by ThePrettyBoy
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:33:57 PM
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@13 So they're money whores because their releasing a classic game that everyone wants that is impossible to find? People can be downright retarded up here at times...

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Comment #26 by Rafie
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:35:16 PM
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Seriously and I mean no lie. I was just thinking about this game today to see if they would bring it back. Looks like my prayers have been answered. Thank you, Konami.

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Comment #27 by DoveCity187
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:49:42 PM
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I still want the TMNT arcade game, the original one, not that turtles in time remake crap.

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Comment #28 by Rafie
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 05:58:12 PM
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@27 XBLA has the original TMNT game. I know because I have it. I was hoping that the PSN would have it eventually. And speaking Turtles In Time, they REALLY should have left it that way it was and just enhanced it with HD, not remake it in HD!

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Comment #29 by JagDogger
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:13:48 PM
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@2 seems like you missed out on the gold-old age of Arcades

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Comment #30 by Puppet Master
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:43:23 PM
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If it does indeed come to the U.S. PSN in the end it will be an immediate buy for me.

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Comment #31 by Wingamesnow
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 09:17:13 PM
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sooo many quarters....

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Comment #32 by Eternalchaos72
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 09:46:34 PM
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Its probably safe to assume that this game wont have a platinum. ill pass.

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Comment #33 by JuggernautClone
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:45:42 PM
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@32 FAIL!

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Comment #34 by VazzVegas
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 10:55:25 PM
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This is the re-release ive been waiting for!

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Comment #35 by Azaria
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:10:03 PM
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I played it in the mall with one of my best friends, who LOVES the Simpsons, and it was soooo much fun! I'm glad it's coming to PSN, cos I can play it without worrying about putting in more quarters! I'll have to invite her when/if this comes out!

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Comment #36 by dante_kinkade
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:16:29 PM
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I loved this game when it first came out, so its going to be great to have it again.

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Comment #37 by Skopintsev
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:18:12 PM
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Seriously, why is Backbone considered a developer? They emulate old games onto other platforms! That's all they do! That's not developing! They're not making any games themselves!

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Comment #38 by olsen77
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 12:15:44 AM
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Among my favorite arcade games. I hope this is true and it does come to PSN. :D

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Comment #39 by bmxnick76
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 01:08:40 AM
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I remember always playing as marge because her vacuum pwns

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Comment #40 by Goldskarr
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 03:01:10 AM
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I think they had a big hand in the development of Rock Band Unplugged.

Really? I know this is a site for trophy hunters/whores, but that's pathetic.

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Comment #41 by love_handles1987
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 04:03:24 AM
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Comment #42 by Klart
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 04:49:56 AM
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Great! Only played it once (in the US?), but had a lot of fun.

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Comment #43 by hailSlayer420
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 07:10:55 AM
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I jizzed myself when i read this! My favorite arcade game!

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Comment #44 by Solidgear3
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 10:54:52 AM
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Hell yes. I loved this game some 17 or so years ago in the arcades. Always wanted it on a console! Nothing spells good ol' American sexism like Marge using a vaccuum cleaner as a weapon!

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Comment #45 by WeaponXI000
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 01:23:11 PM
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I must have spent endless amouts of tokens into this one, we'll just have to see...

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Comment #46 by chewbacon
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 01:27:38 PM
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As good as this was I still would like to see Simpsons:Hit & Run FIRST!

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Comment #47 by Caio95BR
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 10:30:01 AM
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Comment #48 by HappyNoodleBoi
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 01:48:02 PM
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I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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US February 07, 2012
Europe February 08, 2012

Players: 1-4
Online Players : 2-4
ESRB: Everyone 10+
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