There’s a repetitive and unoriginal game for the iPhone which happens to feature the Simpsons. Here’s the nut of it:
In The Simpsons Arcade, you play as Homer, who is on a quest to chase down a mysterious doughnut which also happens to be host to a USB flash drive that holds some kind of secret information that nearly the entire population of Springfield seems to be in on.
The gameplay in The Simpsons Arcade isn’t anything to write home about. There are much better arcade-style beat-em-ups on the platform with better animations and more depth such as the recently released OMG Pirates! and other similar games. However, if you’re a fan of the series, The Simpsons Arcade comes with enough Simpsons references between familiar locales and popular characters as bosses that you’ll likely enjoy playing it.
I have not played this game (I don’t even have an iPhone) so I don’t want to pretend to review it. But it sure sounds like a pedestrian game with a hollow shell of a story that serves no purpose other than as yet another platform to slap with the Simpsons brand. There’s a YouTube video of gameplay at that link and it isn’t encouraging either.
Cheap crap like this is why Zombie Simpsons continues to exist. The boring show maintains the prominence of the brand and the brand makes any boring product more likely to sell no matter how little thought or care went into its construction. Garbage in, garbage out.