The Simpsons Arcade Confirmed, Priced, & Dated

By Mark Delaney, 4 years ago
Hi-diddly-ho TA neighborinos! Some great news was announced by Konami today, confirming what had seemed evident a while ago: http://www.trueachievements.com/The-Simpsons-Arcade-xbo....htm is coming to XBLA. Joining other classic ports like Sonic and X-Men, the game is being re-released for the arcade market by Backbone Entertainment, and guess what? It's coming out this Friday, February 3rd.

Why the game isn't waiting for a Wednesday like other XBLA titles isn't known, but who's complaining? The game has been priced at 800 MSP. You'll be able to play as different members of the titular family in four-player online co-op and also experience new game modes, new bonus content like a Japanese version of the game, and other menu goodies like classic posters and character bios.

I'm 22 and I remember this game vividly and I'd reckon others my age or older will, too. Tie on your Bartman capes and party like it's 1991!
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a bad football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.
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norninja
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norninja
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Last post: 12 Feb at 13:01
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:47
Holy sh--- Ultimate nostalgia kick!!
KanjiKoka
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KanjiKoka
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Last post: 14 Apr at 15:13
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:48
Damn...about 600 msp too much.
Job & A Social Life, achievements most gamers refuse to earn...therefore, their ratios are high.
blrogrl808
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blrogrl808
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Last post: 14 Nov 13 at 06:00
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:48
OMG YES! I didn't think it was going to be so soon!
Fiire Fist Ace
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Last post: 11 Jan 13 at 19:40
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:49
i would get it if its like the simpsons hit and run.........loved that game back in the day
r.martin
Tandar1
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Tandar1
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Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:51
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Nailz08
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Nailz08
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Last post: 31 May at 23:14
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:51
SOLD!
Litt45
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Litt45
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Last post: 09 Aug 15 at 09:43
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:51
might pick this one up
HolyFob
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HolyFob
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Last post: 10 May 12 at 14:59
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:52
woohoow!!!
holyfob
blrogrl808
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blrogrl808
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Last post: 14 Nov 13 at 06:00
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:53
Fiire Fist Ace said:i would get it if its like the simpsons hit and run.........loved that game back in the dayNothing alike. You've never played The Simpsons Arcade?
Finknuts
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Finknuts
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Last post: 26 Feb at 14:06
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:57
Sweet. Brings back memories of roller skating in grade school haha.
Joao Lourenco
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Joao Lourenco
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Last post: 12 Nov 15 at 17:50
Posted on 01 February 12 at 19:57
800MSP? Very expensive.. I'll wait a deal to grab this one....
Mitchell204
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Mitchell204
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Last post: 31 May 12 at 13:21
Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:00
Classic
Kl11ed U U suk
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Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:04
this site is cool but slow with updating achievements www.x360a.org has achievements ahead of time including this game http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/the-simpsons-arcade/...
COTTERS3000
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COTTERS3000
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Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:05
SWEEEEET
ThaRiLL C0nv1cT
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Last post: 19 Apr at 04:08
Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:06
Played in Dandy Bear... Seemed legit.
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k0pp0
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k0pp0
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Last post: 23 Mar at 20:18
Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:06
Think this will be a massive seller even with the 800 price point. I'll be getting it - depending on quality
psxfreak101
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Last post: 31 Jul 13 at 01:10
Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:08
Actually completed this at the arcade once, which is madness (and probably quite pricy at the time, not that I would've known any better at that age). Most definitely buying it straight up!
CrimsonGaidin
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CrimsonGaidin
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Last post: 04 Jun 14 at 11:53
Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:10
Wow that's soon! This my ultimate arcade nostalgia game though... Decisions decisions...
I aim to misbehave!
Matrarch
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Matrarch
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Last post: 01 May at 21:19
Posted on 01 February 12 at 20:14
Kl11ed U U suk said:this site is cool but slow with updating achievements www.x360a.org has achievements ahead of time including this game http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/the-simpsons-arcade/...We do not post achievement lists here. It's a policy. That's something x360a does and they do it well.

This is *not* the first time we've covered this game, as we covered the rumor of its arrival in November.

Checking x360a, it doesn't look like they've covered this official release yet, so I don't think this particular critique is warranted!
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