The Simpsons Hit & Run Has Been Remastered For PS4
Published in Apr 2020 / Updated in Feb 2021
One hardcore fan has recreated the basis for The Simpsons: Hit & Run, and the internet is thrilled.
The Simpsons are popular for many things: long and rambling storylines, beloved and hilarious characters, and a nostalgically-appealing animation style. Not forgetting that iconic Hit & Run games.
It first aired in 1989. Though it has stumbled along the way, The Simpsons remain one of the most popular cartoons on television.
The Simpsons world wasn’t designed to be realistic, but it has an undeniable visual appeal. It even brought the idea of cartoons for adults to the mainstream.
Since The Simpsons revels in the worst aspects of each of its characters, for many, it’s incredibly (shamefully) relatable. And it holds up a mirror to ourselves and all of our flaws.
In fact, it has thrived through many cultural movements. This is likely because it always moves with the times and sometimes takes inspiration from what actually goes on in our society.
Anyone who remembers these games can recall one thing, they were undeniably amazing!
For those of you who didn’t play the games, well, the concept was pretty simple. You drove around Springfield and got up to mischief.
The Simpsons have vanished from the shelves in recent years. But a fan-made version of the game has been created.
This fan-made version, created by Media Molecule’s PlayStation 4, Dreams, and lets users recreate games of their own. Or copy old ones.
And the recent The Simpsons Hit & Run remake, crafted by creator ReivaJKH, is sure to get your nostalgia flowing.
The actual Dreams level lets you control Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and even Maggie, who has a pistol for reasons unknown.
To play as Bart, you’ll get to use his skateboard to navigate the level quickly. There are 20 gold coins you can collect situated right around the house.
This remake isn’t quite the complete game you’d have played back on the PS2. But it’s undoubtedly an impressive creation.
Game designer Joe McGinn told GAME:
“I would love to have it myself on my Nintendo Switch! Having said that, the PC version – if you can find it – not only works on modern versions of Windows, it is compatible with some pretty amazing mods.”
And producer Vlad Ceraldi has faith in a remake.
“I could see it on multiple different types of platforms as a remake or remaster. It would have to take the parties who are in charge of the property to want that to happen and someone out there to decide that they were going to go out and do it. But absolutely, it would be fun to explore those characters and that universe again, that work again.”