I have a confession to make: I never really liked The Simpsons.
I just never cared for the jokes or the characters very much.
Well, as a testament to the
lameness of The Simpsons, we have Krusty's Super "Fun" House, which would be
better known as "Krusty's Super Stupid Boring and Repetitive House" because
that describes it perfectly.
Some mice have invaded the Krustyland Fun House, and as Krusty the
Clown, it's your job to lead the mice into traps set by Bart, Homer, Sideshow
Mel, and Corperal Punishment. To do this, you gotta lay blocks to build paths that lead
the mice right into the trap. The game takes place in real-time as
Krusty hops around the side-scrolling arena. It's sorta comparable to Lemmings, only
you're part of the action.
There are plenty of things that make Krusty's Super Fun House as bad as it
For one, the control is pretty screwed. You'll first notice that the
A Button is Jump, you'll get used to this, but I prefer B to do my
jumping. You have to KICK Purple Blocks to open them and get their
goodies, and to accomplish this you pust press towards the Box+B.
However you walk ON something my pressing the upwards Diagonal Buttons,
so often you end up walking on the thing and throwing a Pie or Superball
(the two weapons in this game) uselessly. Also, it often seems that
Krusty just DOESN'T wanna turn around when you feel like turning around
and throwing a pie at the bad guy behind you. I often find myself
being trailed, and when I push backwards then press B, KRUSTY FREAKIN'
THROWS THE PIE AT THIN AIR and the enemy then comes up behind and hits him!
In that last paragraph, I made this sound like an action game. Well...
it's not, it's a puzzle game, but the developers kept forgetting that.
While leading the mice to death, you'll also deal with flying pigs,
aliens that look like Bart, Snakes, and some other creatures. When Krusty the
satanic Clown is hit, he falls backwards, often into a hole, and when he
FINALLY gets out, the mice are trapped in a place where you can't lead them
to their deaths due to lack of resources, and must restart the level.
When you restart the level, you lose a life, which is yet MORE proof that they keep forgetting
this is supposed to be a puzzle game! Why must you have lives? And to add, when you lose all your lives, you don't
get any continues and it's "Game Over". At least you get passwords when you
complete each set of rooms.
The "puzzles" just aren't there, either, it's actually just a bunch
of mere guessing games and reflex-testers, often involving quickly moving
nlocks to lead the Mice to where you want them. For example, in Area 2, it's
often a matter of putting the fan under a pipe and hope you picked the
correct pipe, or it's back to square on. One area involves continually
adding to a bridge just to make sure the mice don't fall down a hole and get
hopelessly trapped. It's guesswork. Makes me think the developers weren't even TRYING
to make a good game.
The graphics are very Simpsons-ish, with the mice bearing a vague
resemblance to Scratchy. All the characters look like their cartoon
counterparts. But the graphics are downright boring, usually only
consisting of a few colors, and I never liked Simpsons animation anyways, so
it looking like the show doesn't help. Still, it looks alright if you're
The music is downright horrible. It never got on my nerves, but come
on! It sounds like they were banging stuff together and blowing horns
randomly! It's not memorable at all either, and it just awful on
Overall, this is a testament to the overall lameness of the Simpsons
Only hard core Simpsons freaks would waste their money on this piece of
crap. What's even more surprising is that they released this on many
different platforms at the same time (Genesis, NES, Super NES, Game Gear)
as if they really intended for a crappy game to be so popular. Oh, and while you're at it, steer
clear of Bart's Nightmare and all other Simpsons games, those're even worse!