Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants, The'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1991 Ocean Software (UK)
by Byron Nilsson, Paul Walker and Jonathan Dunn

I'm not the biggest fan of TV shows, Movies or Superhero marketing, especially with the high corporative nature of the Simpsons series, but I have to admit this is a heck of a good game.

The early Simpsons characters are all well portrayed here, and the fun colourful background, very reminiscent of classics such as Jack the Nipper (in color), really light things up and if you are a night creature, you can always turn the lights out, although there's a specific purpose for that.

You can't complaint of things to do, there are lots, and objects to catch too, besides power-ups and help aids.
The game is long and filed with tasks but very addictive and full of fun surprises, even when ignoring them.
This Space Mutants may have invaded Earth, but the Simpsons took my Speccy by assault, and I'm happy with that.