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Arcade1Up announced today that The Simpsons will be the next game that it will convert into a home arcade machine. Preorders open July 15.
The Simpsons arcade game debuted in 1991. It’s a four-player beat-’em-up from Konami, the king of this genre of game at the time. The company also released beat-’em-up arcade hits based on X-Men and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Arcade1Up takes classic arcade machines and makes them available for home use. The cabinets are about three-fourths of the size of the originals. The company has already released a home version of Konami’s TMNT beat-’em-up. These machines also support online multiplayer, which will be a nice feature for a game that is best with four people.
The Simpsons have starred in a bunch of games since the series debuted in 1989, but this one is still my favorite. I have fond memories of battling my way through Springfield with my childhood friends at our local Chuck E. Cheese’s while making our poor parent’s coins disappear faster than Homer’s hair.
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The Arcade1Up machine will also come with a bonus game, although we don’t know what that will be yet. It could be another beat-’em-up, although that trackball in the middle of the cabinet sure looks suspicious. Simpsons Bowling, anyone?
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