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Cultural references Edit
Hit & Run, inspired by the Grand Theft Auto series, shares some similarities with the game, including the radar, and a strong focus on its driving aspect. Chief Wiggum mentions Grand Theft Auto if the player attempts to get into the police car on his side.
Similar to Road Rage, occasionally if the player loses a mission in one of Homer's chapters, Homer will say "This video game suh-ucks!", which is the same line Barry Badger stated when losing in Crash Tag Team Racing. All three games were also made by Radical Games.
The music that plays during the mission "Long Black Probes" is a remix of the theme music from the TV series "UFO".
This is the second most accurate video game representation of Springfield, the first being The Simpsons Road Rage
In the scripts folder of the game files, there are level folders going up to level 9 (although level 8's and level 9's are empty). It is unknown what levels 8 and 9 were like.
In the fifth level, the popsicle stick sky scraper is no longer there, it has been burnt down.
The Radical Entertainment logo had been changed exclusively in this game. It sounds like a wasp camera filming a ball going up and down and Snake Jailbird helps by saying "Woah, Radical!". This is the only Simpsons game to do this.
References to other episodes Edit
The game includes collector cards and character outfits from the series.
The sign "Don't Eat Beef, Eat Deer" is from the episode, Lisa the Vegetarian.
The gold house and the rocket car (owned by Chester) from the episode The Day the Violence Died is in the first level.
The Zombie Car in Level 7, is from Treehouse of Horror VIII.
The seventh level, which is full of ghosts and zombies, is turned into a Halloween ambient, with lots of places from the Treehouse of Horror Series.
Lisa states that she is a vegetarian.
The fallen-over salt barrel a cliff away from the school's playground is from Skinner's Sense of Snow.
Chief Wiggum attempts to nail Snake through the "Three Strikes Law", which was earlier used as the reason for Snake's execution in Treehouse of Horror IX. However, unlike the episode that the Three Strikes Law was used in, the consequence under the three strikes law was not execution, as Snake reappeared in Apu's level under "community service."
The Springfield Monorail, the Popsicle Stick Skyscraper, the 50 Foot Magnifying Glass and the Escalator to Nowhere in the second level are all from the episode, Marge vs. the Monorail.
The large catapult in the second level is from the episode, Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment.
The hamburger ear muffs from the episode, The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace can be seen on a paper diogram in the observatory in level three.
In the Kwik-E-Mart, Hans Moleman gets hit in the groin by a football. This is a reference from the episode, A Star is Burns.
In the third level, Homer's shadow can be seen in the sky from the light house this is a reference from the episode, El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer).
The fourth level, in the Simpson's house, Homer is in the kitchen eating slices of cheese. This is from the episode, Rosebud.
The seventh level, in the school, Groundskeeper Willie is on fire. This is from the episode, Treehouse of Horror VI.
The "We're watching you kids, Cops never sleep" sign is from the episode, Wild Barts Can't Be Broken.
In the Kwik-E-Mart, "Frostillicus" (Jasper) is from the episode, Lisa the Simpson.
In the Kwik-E-Mart, the "silent alarm" gag is from the episode, Poppa's Got a Brand New Badge.
In the Kwik-E-Mart the " Larry the Looter" game is from the episode, Radio Bart.
The garden ontop of the Kwik-E-Mart is from the episode, Lisa the Vegetarian.
The panda chow crates in Moe's Tavern is from the episode, New Kid on the Block
The "flaming drinks" gag in Moe's Tavern is a reference from the episode, Flaming Moe's.
The rat milkers (empty on level 5, filled with rats on level 2) on top of the Legitimate Businessman's Social Club is from the episode, Mayored to the Mob.
The secret car on level 6 is Hans Moleman's car from the episode, My Sister, My Sitter.
The worlds largest toilet is from the episode, Homer Simpson in: "Kidney Trouble.
In The Android's Dungeon, Otto is racing a school bus slot car just like in the episode, Radioactive Man.
In the Android's Dungeon, there is a cardboard cut-out of Biclops from the episode, Worst Episode Ever.
In the Android's Dungeon, on the wall is Bleeding Gums Murphy's album from the episode, Sax on the Beach Round Springfield.
In the Android's Dungeon, the Robot gag is from the episode, Homer's Phobia.
The telescope in Bart's room is from the episode, Bart of Darkness.
The scary clown bed, in Bart's room, in the seventh level is from the episode, Lisa's First Word.
The Li'l Bastard Clock-Tampering Kit in Bart's room is froom the episode, The Boy Who Knew Too Much.
The teleporters and the brain in the jar in the Observatory is from the episode, Treehouse of Horror VIII.
The Scratchy robot in the Observatory is from the episode, Itchy & Scratchy Land.
The cleaner robot in the Observatory is from the episode, Treehouse of Horror VIII.
In the observatory there is a ray gun on the desk. This may be Professor Frink's death ray prototype from the episode, Old Money.
The 77X42 (Super Sour Ball) in the Observatory is from the episode, Homer Badman.
The robotic chess playing arm in the observatory is from the episode, Lisa's Date with Density.
The "Lumber King" sign is from the episode, Realty Bites.
The human chess board at Mr Burn's Manor is from the episode, Tennis the Menace.
The fourth level, In Mr Burn's Manor, there is a model of Springfield. This if from the episode,
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One). The oil pump on top of the school is from the episode, Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One).
The "Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie," sign is from the episode, Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie.
In the third level, the suicycle is from the episode, Bart the Daredevil.
In the seventh level, on a building left from the Simpson's house, has the words: "NO TV AND NO BEER MAKE HOMER GO CRAZY" written all over it this is a reference to the episode, Treehouse of Horror V.
Suburban level Edit
There is a very big lack of road junctions.
In the game the trailer park is in Springfield's run down area but it is really over 100 miles away according to Homer.
Another distance error: you can see the world's largest toilet on top of a hill, yet it is really on a flat plain many miles from Springfield.
The Stonecutters hidden tunnel is hardly hidden and is not next to the highway but links with the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant instead.
Despite being in the 939 area of Springfield, in the game the Kwik-E-Mart is in the 636 area.
There is no sign of the farm house on the Tomacco field, also the power plant was right next to it when in the series Homer orders chemicals and the plant was miles away from the Tomacco fields.
636 and 939 are switched.
Nelson's house is next to Moe's house.
Downtown level Edit
Once again there is a lack of road junctions. There are more than in the previous level but for a downtown area it still doesn't have many.
Oddly the Springfield Mall is nowhere to be seen in this level.
When you select Bart's clothes the stripes in the shirt are blue and white instead of red and blue.
The Matlock Expressway stays in Downtown and does not appear to reach Evergreen Terrace at all.
Squidport level Edit
The Android's Dungeon comic book store is on a corner but as shown many times in the show it is nowhere near a corner.
The only bridge out of town is no where near the Springfield Dam.
Kamp Krusty is far out of town.
The observatory and the Springfield Sign are close in the game, yet the series shows that they are on opposite sides of the town to each other, also the Springfield Sign is not anywhere near a bridge it is behind the power plant
The suicycle track was at Las Vegas, not at Monty Burns Casino.
Monty Burns casino was demolished in the series, but is intact in the game (although, in theory, the game could take place before the casino was demolished).
The Bowlarama is not by a slope of any kind nor is Wall E. Weasel's.
Yet another time there is a lack of road junctions.
Earl is at the top of the lighthouse but in the game it's at the bottom.