Top 10 Simpsons video games of all-time

Shacknews is back with another top 10 list. This episode we count down the very best video games based on The Simpsons TV series.

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On this episode, we are counting down the top 10 best Simpsons video games. The Simpsons TV show might be a bit long in the tooth after thirty seasons, but some of these games are still great. We reached out to our staff and community on Twitter and our Chatty forum for votes. Please take a look at the video to find out what Simpsons game took our top spot.

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If you have a suggestion for a future episode of Shack's Top 10, please let us know in the comments section or tweet @shacknews @GregBurke85 with #Top10.

What Simpsons video games did you think should have been included in this list? Let us know in the comments section and be sure to check out our Shack's Arcade Corner: The Simpsons episode if you can't get enough of this Butterfinger.

Want to read the list instead? Hit next page to see our text version of the top 10 Simpson video games. The price of reading instead of watching will be additional pageviews. Pray we don't alter the deal any further.

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From The Chatty
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    April 5, 2019 6:45 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Top 10 Simpsons video games of all-time

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      April 5, 2019 7:30 PM

      This is a solid video. There is also a written out list.

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        April 5, 2019 7:40 PM

        Yes! I'm really glad this has both the video and the list.

        I read much more than I watch videos.

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        April 5, 2019 7:44 PM

        Not really a list but I appreciate not having to sit through a nearly 20 fucking minute "top 10" video. Only takes 10 minutes to click through all the pages...

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          April 5, 2019 7:52 PM

          Glad to know I serve a purpose.

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            April 5, 2019 7:58 PM

            Back to the video mines!

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            April 5, 2019 8:01 PM

            I know I'm not your target audience so take it with a grain of salt.

            A 20 minute video requires as much time commitment as a network TV show minus the commercials. For me, a top 10 list isn't worth more than 5 minutes of my time and even at 2x I can't make that happen with this video.

            Anyhoo, if it gets views that's all that matters!

            I appreciate the text that I can consume while doing something else even if it is annoying to get through.

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              April 5, 2019 8:06 PM

              To be fair, The Simpsons is a TV show. Most fans would probably be interested in watching a video as opposed to reading an article. I think we have found a happy medium where we get 11 pageviews for the price of not watching the video. Totes Buzzfeed.

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                April 5, 2019 8:08 PM

                Yeah, could be! You're not serving ads, right? What do page views get you other than artificially inflated numbers?

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                  April 5, 2019 8:08 PM

                  (Click through page views that is, 1 vs 11)

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                  April 5, 2019 9:16 PM

                  Not serving ads right now. Nope.

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                    April 6, 2019 9:39 AM

                    so what does the click-through get you instead of doing it on one page which is a far better user experience? genuinely curious.

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                      April 6, 2019 12:38 PM

                      Yeah, that's what I'm curious about too. I can understand it if you're serving ads but if you're not trying to artificially inflate your viewership counts for a potential sale, then what's the point?

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                        April 6, 2019 12:39 PM

                        I suppose if ads are going to be served in the future it's probably better to do it the worse way than get people used to the other way and switch it later 🤷‍♂️

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              April 6, 2019 12:09 PM

              I mean, it's not just about getting views. If it was I'd being doing Fortnite Top 10's all day. Top 10 Emotes, Top 10 Streamers, Top 10 Costumes etc. It's about making fun and original content for shacknews.

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          April 5, 2019 8:16 PM

          I'd say it's pretty entertaining if you like the Simpsons, there's a lot of good clips.

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      April 5, 2019 8:14 PM

      Oh man, I totally forgot about Bart's Nightmare. Brings back memories, I used to love that game.

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      April 6, 2019 9:19 AM

      TIL there are more than 10 Simpsons games

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      April 6, 2019 9:40 AM

      you should add the game systems to the list.

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      April 6, 2019 12:34 PM

      This is a good list! Nice work! :)

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      April 6, 2019 1:01 PM

      Honest criticism:

      1) The video really is too long. I don't think a Top 10 should top 10 minutes (lololol), and I'd even argue for 5. There are a bunch of skits that don't add much to the video beyond "Remember this moment from the show?" You could scrap all of them without losing anything, and you'd even gain by not relying on the material you're covering to provide the jokes. Added bonus is removing copyright concerns.

      1b) Some of the arguments for each game seemed a little like padding, which relates to the above. Tightening that shit up will help quite a bit.

      2) Why are there two logo decals throughout the entire video? Either use the house or the full logo, but not both. I'd go for the shack because it's smaller and cleaner, and there are ways to incorporate it with the lower-thirds that pop up throughout.

      3) The introduction for every game is too long. The video seems to use the game's cutscene as intro, with Greg coming in to talk after a punchline or setup, but I think this is a mistake. You should start talking as soon as the text/ranking pops up. Otherwise it creates this weird sort of lull that scraps any rhythm, and rhythm is one of the reasons Top 10 videos are so popular (i.e., it's a quick way to consume information).

      4) I've said this before, but I'm not sure the Shacknews opener works as an opener. It feels more like a closer. I think you'd be better served by jumping right into it, skipping the Shacknews intro. Instead, change the animation up a little, make it more vibrant and dynamic, and find a way to incorporate the video's subject/title into the animation. You wind up with the following sequence:

      0:00 - 0:10 Intro (B-Roll + intro narration)
      0:10 - 0:15 Shacknews title card
      0:15 - 4:55 Video content
      4:55 - 5:00 Shacknews outro
      (for example)

      You can look at IGN's videos for inspiration. I think they do a great job of adhering to these industry standards, regardless of which reporter/reviewer is narrating.

      5) Hire me I will work for peanuts.

      Good work tho! Keep at it.