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A Week With Bart Simpson
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on August 24, 2014   |   Episode 52 (Show Archive)  


With the 'Every Simpsons Ever' marathon in full swing over at FXX, we thought it would be fun to spend a week with Bart Simpson. This week the Review Crew will be tackling three early Simpsons games, including Bart vs. the Space Mutants, Bart vs. the World and Bart's Nightmare. Did critics love Bart's 8- and 16-bit adventures, or were they more licensed crap? Find out when you spend the week with Defunct Games.

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Bart vs. the Space Mutants: What Critics Said in 1991
[ System: NES | Pub: Acclaim | Release: 1991 | Show: Review Crew ]
Despite debuting in 1989, it took Acclaim two years to get The Simpsons on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The result was an unexpected mix of platforming action and graphic adventure puzzle solving. Were critics into Bart vs. the Space Mutants when it first came out, or were they turned off by the unusual gameplay? We dig through old issues of GamePro, Nintendo Magazine System, N-Force, Electronic Gaming Monthly and Nintendo Power for the answers.

MAGAZINES: GamePro, Nintendo Magazine System, N-Force, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Video Games & Computer Entertainment, and Nintendo Power. [SEE THE REVIEWS]

Bart vs. the World: Did Critics Love this Sequel in 1991?
[ System: NES | Pub: Acclaim | Release: 1991 | Show: Review Crew ]
Bart is back, and this time around he'll be taking on THE WORLD! After defeating the space mutants, the beloved Simpsons character is off to face off against people around the globe in The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World. Did critics like this NES sequel even more than the original, or was Bart Simpson nothing but a fad? We dig through old issues of GamePro, N-Force, Nintendo Power and Electronic Gaming Monthly for the answers.

MAGAZINES: GamePro, N-Force, Nintendo Power, Electronic Gaming Monthly and Nintendo Magazine System. [SEE THE REVIEWS]

Bart's Nightmare: Did Critics Love Bart's 16-Bit Adventure in 1992?
[ System: Super NES | Pub: Acclaim | Release: 1992 | Show: Review Crew ]
So far this week Bart has battled the space mutants and pissed off the world. So what huge adventure does the troublemaker have in store for the 16-bit Super NES? He's going to sleep! While that may sound lame, Bart's Nightmare ended up being one of Acclaim's best Simpsons games. See what Game Informer, Super Play, N-Force, Nintendo Power and GamePro thought of Bart in this episode of Review Crew.

MAGAZINES: Super Play, Game Informer, N-Force, Nintendo Power and GamePro. [SEE THE REVIEWS]


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