The Simpsons Road Rage is a video game made by EA and released in 2001 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. According to GameSpot, who gave the game a 6 out of 10 score, "The only saving grace Road Rage has is that it's a Simpsons game." The game also gained some controversy when video game company SEGA sued the creators of the show due to all of its similarity to the SEGA game Crazy Taxi. As a result, they had to stop making new copies and only second-hand copies can be bought.
Mr. Burns has converted the Springfield buses into nuclear-powered ones and now, they're wreaking havoc on the streets of Springfield. However, the citizens of Springfield have fought back and are now gaining enough money by taxiing people around Springfield to their wanted destinations for money. Once they have $1 million, they'll have enough money to buy back the buses! Also, it is revealed that Kang and Kodos are actually playing this game. Kang gets tired of it, and Kodos inserts a version of Pong, known as the ultimate game. The two laugh as the play in their spaceship.
On an ordinary day at 742 Evergreen Terrace, Bart is playing a video game. Homer then blocks the TV, telling Bart to quit playing "those stupid video games" because he wants to watch TV. Bart begrudgingly obeys, and Homer then turns the channel to a news feed towards City Hall as the family is coming in. Kent Brockman addresses that they're live in front of City Hall where joyless plutocrat Charles Montgomery Burns is announcing his new lines of nuclear-powered buses. Burns then announces the Burns Atomic Mega-bus, which he claims to be "faster, cheaper, and completely safe!". However, Hans Moleman, who had presumably disembarked the bus, begs that someone kill him as he twitches and is embued with a radioactive glow. Marge then expresses her pity and wishes that Hans be put out of his misery. Lisa mentions that the buses are a threat to public health. Upon hearing those words, Homer gets the idea to make his own taxi service. After painting the side of his car with the words "Homer 4 Hire," Homer asks what they think of it, but Bart impatiently tells Homer to "get to the game already." Homer then speeds off, breaking his mailbox in the process.
There are 17 characters, with 4 bonus holiday characters. Only 5 are available from the start (Homer Family Sedan, BartHonor Roller, MargeCanyonero, LisaElectaurus, and GrampaShriners Cart). All other characters must be unlocked though Road Rage. The log from "Lisa the tree hugger" can be played through a promotion. It uses itself as a vehicle.