Free Simpson Games
In celebration and honour of the Philosopher of the Decade I will be dedicating this article to Simpson games. Yes that's right, Homer Simpson featured on a bona fide list which details the greatest 10 men of the decade. The lineup was prepared for Men's Health Magazine by experts and includes Bob Geldoff (greatest activist) and Lance Armstrong (greatest sportsman). Homer scored the top spot for philosophy after teaching "...a generation how to take on the challenge of modern fatherhood and win." according to editor Morgan Rees. So, what has the gaming community made of this paternal icon for our times?
Well, there's Homers (java) in which you must turn Homer's heads the right way up. Hours of frustration right there. If anyone actually succeeds at this one please let me know as I've become convinced that it is, in fact, impossible. Hmmm ... just one more go ...
Then there's Bartman (java) which is a version of Hangman in which you have to name the Springfield character or Bart gets it. Bizarrely it's another addictive one which tests your knowledge of the home town of the decade's greatest philosopher. Hit Homer (java) has you trying to give Homer's "Noggin a Floggin'" (to quote Ned Flanders) with your cursor cuing more frustration although Noughts and Homers (java) is much easier to beat. Mr Burns is not an expert at tic tac toe (naughts and crosses) it seems.
Funny games.biz offers Simpsons Snow Fight (flash) as an acknowledgement of this wacky families' appeal. It's great fun and can get very hectic. To quote Nelson, "HA-ha!".
To round it all off Free Online Games.com (with ad popunder's & popups) shows us Simpsons Home Interactive (flash) which allows us to explore the genius' home, interact with his pets and family and catch a glimpse into the mind of the greatest philosopher of the decade. This is a game you can download for free and use on your site if you have the necessary web-fu. I'll leave you with some useful computer wisdom from The Man himself. "'Hit any key to start.'... Which one's the 'any' key?"