The goons also have health bars, but can easily be defeated with the right number of punches and squashing combos. The guys in black are the easiest to defeat, because they can only throw punches. The guys in white are somewhat harder, because they can leap-kick Homer at any time. The guys in brown are harder yet, because they can charge up and run full speed at Homer. While they are running, they are immune to all attacks except Homer's Earth-shaker.The player progresses through a multitude of levels, including Downtown Springfield, Springfield Mall, Channel 6 Studios, and more, fighting Bosses such as Chief Wiggum, Jeremy Freedman (Squeaky-voiced teen), Bumblebee Man, and others. Homer also finds crates scattered throughout the levels, which when punched, give Homer temporary weapons or power-ups. Weapons include a plutonium rod, an exploding barrel, and a taser, all of which several goons possess. The power-ups are badges with a picture of a Simpsons family member, such as Marge or Bart. If Marge's power-up is found, the goons pause while Marge runs onto the screen with Maggie, who hits Homer on the head and causes him to rage. Marge and Maggie run away as Homer continually rotates his outstretched fists. The player, instead of using the touch-screen joystick to move Homer, now has to tilt the device to move Homer around. If Bart's power-up is found, Bart skateboards onto the screen and jumps on Homer's back, then continuously shoots his slingshot for a short while.
The Simpsons' Arcade (mobile) is a classic beat-em-up style game. It is similar to The Simpsons Arcade Game released in 1991 for the arcade, the Commodore 64, the PC, and the DOS.