Like many of the more recent Simpsons games Hit & Run is primarily a racing game--a racing game that's very obviously using Grand Theft Auto as its primary inspiration. There's less swearing and gore but just as much running people over and driving lots of different vehicles. You can't steal them off the street, admittedly, and the missions are presented in a much more linear fashion, but otherwise this is GTA: Springfield through and through.
Somewhat embarrassingly for GTA, the on-the-foot sections are actually handled rather better than Rockstar's game, with a fairly non-rubbish camera and a decent control system that actually makes the occasional platform sections rather fun.
Most of the game is about driving, though, whether it be racing Principle Skinner to school in order to give Lisa her homework or helping Bart buy some illegal fireworks from around town. It's only when controlling underage characters such as Bart that the game's concept really starts to seem peculiar (he only drives unmotorised vehicles) but otherwise the addition of all the proper voice actors from the TV show make this the first Simpsons game ever that is in any way worthy of a purchase. --David Jenkins
The plot is that strange wasp cameras are appearing all over springfeild and you must find where they are coming from. Also Bart is kidnapped by a UFO and you must find him.
The Graphics in this game are as good as can be expected from a cartoon world but it ressembles springfeild remarkabley well.
The gameplay, I found, was just right. Not too long too get boring but enough to be worth its value. I would say for an average gamer it should take 48 hours of non-stop gameplay.
The controls are very easy to use. They are also very easy to learn with an extremely well done tutorial level.
The soundtrack in this game is well done but what makes this game good is the voices of the simpsons cast with the same humour you would expect from a simpsons episode.
There are many veichels and costumes for you to play around with in this game.
I dont think this game lives up to its genre. I think that games like the GTA series, The Getaway and Metal Gear Solid are a cut above. However out of simpsons games this is definantely the best and to be fair i dont think this game is trying to be like those games as it is for a younger audience. I think this games lacks variety.Almost every mission is driving based and I would have liked to have seen maybe some on foot missions to vary it a little .However it is a very solid game and definanetly worth its money. Agood buy for any level of gamer.
The characters have the original voices from the cartoon. They always have something funny to say (Chest pain! Chest pain, says Homer while running somewhere ...).
The bad point sometimes is the camera movements. It might make you dizzy and you can loose time in missions, just trying to adjust the right angle to do what you need to.
There are a variety of items you can search. There are 3 races in every level (plus the races for money), the collectable cards plus the wasp cameras. Don't forget to buy new clothes for your character, specially the Devil costume for Homer.
While playing Marge, look in the trailer park (close to the Power Plant) for a 4-wheel bike! Wicked!
I enjoyed great time, time passes by while you're playing.
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