Jon Goes to the Movies - The Simpsons: Road Rage

Jon Goes to the Movies - The Simpsons: Road Rage

Now, I love me some Crazy Taxi. It's a simple concept, fun as hell, and since it's made to be played as long as you can, it's a great way to kill time. In fact, I already talked about Crazy Taxi on this website before (in the Mobile Games article). I bring up this because The Simpsons: Road Rage is pretty much just Crazy Taxi but with a coat of Simpsons paint, and that's not a bad thing. The world could always use more Crazy Taxi.

Released in 2001 for the Gamecube, Playstation 2 and Xbox by EA and Radical Entertainment, The Simpsons: Road Rage is as I said earlier, pretty much Crazy Taxi. You get a lot more character options to choose from in this game, and each of them handle a little differently, enough that you can pick a favourite to stick with. There's not so much a story as a justification for the gameplay, which is that Mr. Burns has taken over the city bus system, and now everybody's driving everybody else everywhere.

This is a fun game, but there's not much to talk about. If you like Crazy Taxi, you'll like Road Rage. Music ranges from fittingly chaotic to forgettable, The mission mode is all "run over X objects" or "get to Y within time limit," and some of the locations aren't fun, but overall there's not a lot to complain about. It's just some good old fashioned time/score attack action, something which I can always go for.

After all, I love me some Crazy Taxi.

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