‘The Simpsons Arcade Game’ was the best game ever based on a TV show

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The fate of Maggie Simpson, and possibly Springfield, and almost certainly the world, is firmly in my hands. Waylon Smithers (in his best bad-guy turn ever) has just come out of Springfield Jewelers, diamond in hand and cronies in tow. But before he could get away, he ran square into Homer and the Simpson family, and diamond went flying into Maggie’s Hoover of a mouth. Smithers grabbed baby and jewel alike and scampered off. But I’ve saved her before, and I’ll do it again. I just need like six bucks.

This is how The Simpsons Arcade Game got me. It…

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