Simpsons Arcade Game Hits Consoles This Week

Simpsons Arcade Game Hits Consoles This Week

In honor of The Simpsons’  500th episode, Konami tips its hat to the mid ’90s arcade crowd this week by releasing a port of its classic, The Simpsons Arcade Game.

For those of you who missed it, the game is a classic beat ’em up chock full of references to the long running cartoon sitcom, with enough weird, fun little twists to keep you punching, skateboarding, jump-roping, and vacuuming — yes, vacuuming — your way through the eight stages of Springfield.

As an added bonus, Konami has included two modes of play beyond the arcade standard: a Survival Mode in which players only get one life, and a Free Play Mode with unlimited continues, for those ‘decaf’ brawlers out there. The game is currently available via Xbox Live for 800 Microsoft Points, and drops for the Playstation Network Tuesday, Feb. 7th, for $9.99.