Wednesday, December 01, 2010

“That’s My Sister, Mister!”

Video games two days in a row. Who would have guessed?

Stumbling around online, I found a collection of backgrounds from the old Simpsons arcade game. I’m sure I’m not the only one who snuck away from family pizza outings to put a few quarters into this machine, and I vividly remember one grade school birthday party on which we decided to play the game through. (I was stuck playing as Marge. Hrm.) Anyway, these made for instant nostalgia — for pizza parties, for arcades, for those golden says of Simpsons-mania.

Some rather narrow selections:

And here are some of the stages in fuller form. Click, open and enjoy: Springfield Amusement Park, Springfield Cemetery, some sort of dream land that I actually don’t remember, and Channel 6 Studios.

And don’t forget Princess Kashmir, a chestier configuration of pixels than you remember seeing in a children’s game.

I can practically smell the combined aroma of pizza grease and quarters.


  1. I loved that game! I never minded using Marge though...the vacuum had good range! My memories of playing this come from the roller-skating rink, however, where I also became obsessed with the 6-player X-Men arcade game by Konami.

  2. Yeah, as impressed as I am with four-player games, six-player ones rule too. I can clearly remember playing that X-Men one and getting stuck playing as Dazzler. Which, like, um, WORST.

  3. I remember the Dreamland level pretty well, actually. The final boss was a giant bowling ball.