The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The Space Mutants

Read the full review here.

“It is as though the developers had never played Super Mario Brothers and realized that requiring a player to jump in order to run makes no rational sense whatsoever.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.

There were three different Bart-themed Simpsons-licensed video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and while each presented some interesting concepts, I feel like their development was never taken seriously enough to warrant a credible game. Is it just me, or does controlling Bart seem like too much of a laborious task in each of the three games? Piloting the protagonist should be a fluid, elegant effort, not a contrivance rife with control-scheme and maneuvering issues. Bart Vs. The Space Mutants was a license game that could have been more than just a quick attempt at a cheap buck from taking advantage of the hot Simpsons property, with such intriguing ideas as some characters secretly being enemies and certain levels requiring unique objectives to be met, but the end result feels half-done and not meeting its full potential. But, again, that is my opinion, as perhaps I should offer in a disclaimed with every post.

One Response to “ The Simpsons: Bart Vs. The Space Mutants ”

  1. I guess that’s thanks to PlayStation, PSP, Wii, and so on. that permitted them to know the wonderful game of Super Mario.

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