Can’t control your own life? Now you can control the lives of the citizens of Springfield instead!
Release Date: 1991-1993
Platforms: NES, SMS, Game Gear, Amiga, Atari ST
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Inc.
Developer: Imagineering Inc.
# of Players: 1
The success of Bart vs. the Space Mutants put dollar signs in everyone's eyes and they followed it up with this sequel less than a year later. The premise is that Bart has to travel to four different locations around the world to collect various Krusty-themed treasures. Along the way four of Mr. Burns's relatives and their minions try to stop Bart from accomplishing his goal. With cameos from every member of the Simpsons family and other characters, a variety of fun mini-games, and unique worlds for Bart to explore, this game stands out as a jewel among the many Simpsons video games released in the early 1990s.
Game Gear Screenshots
Here is a small easter egg from the final stage of the game. Bart is walking across a giant desk fighting pens, letters, and other office-related supplies. A gray sheet of paper appears in the background featuring a bearded figure wearing a Hawaiian shirt and holding a pencil. If the beard didn't give it away, the Hawaiian shirt definitely did: it's Matt Groening! Here is a screenshot:
And here are colored versions of the image that I created based on that: