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Bart vs. The Space Mutants - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) - Worst Video Games of All Time

Updated on August 15, 2014
The original concept of the game involves Bart trying to find a bathroom. It made more sense than him spray painting purple objects in order to stop an alien invasion.
The original concept of the game involves Bart trying to find a bathroom. It made more sense than him spray painting purple objects in order to stop an alien invasion.

This Game Was Crap. Period.

It's not that Bart vs. The Space Mutants is an unplayable game, but it's not at all good. The plot makes no sense, which is a bad way to start off a game. Aliens land, and they need purple stuff in order to make some kind of weapon to destroy the world with. Seriously? Okay. Wait...

The plot would have made more sense if Bart had needed to take a dump really badly, so he had to run home. Doesn't that make more sense than spray painting purple objects so aliens can't take over the world?

The game itself is just your basic platformer with tons of random NES crap thrown in. I think at one point you're dodging random furniture and stuff like that. Yeah, it makes no sense. They didn't even try with this one. Just slap Bart on something and sell it. It's that simple.

In the mall level, your job is to collect hats. I know what you're thinking: "Boy, that makes perfect sense for a Simpsons game. They really nailed it with this game!" Clearly this game is the perfect Simpsons game.
In the mall level, your job is to collect hats. I know what you're thinking: "Boy, that makes perfect sense for a Simpsons game. They really nailed it with this game!" Clearly this game is the perfect Simpsons game.

This was basically the first Simpsons game that we got on home consoles. For a 1991 release, the game looks extremely primitive by NES standards. The controls are equally as clunky. It looks as though it was programmed and drawn by monkeys, basically. Bart doesn't even really look like Bart - it's just a poorly drawn game altogether.

This game ruined childhoods, let me tell you.

The game designers felt that it was logical for Bart to be able to stand on a closed door with no obvious surface to stand on. This is the logic that went into this game. This is why the game sucks. It was programmed by idiots.
The game designers felt that it was logical for Bart to be able to stand on a closed door with no obvious surface to stand on. This is the logic that went into this game. This is why the game sucks. It was programmed by idiots.

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The Konami Simpsons beat 'em up game came out in arcades basically at the same time that Bart vs. The World hit home consoles in the United States. They should have ported THIS game to home consoles soon afterward, but they never did. Sad!
The Konami Simpsons beat 'em up game came out in arcades basically at the same time that Bart vs. The World hit home consoles in the United States. They should have ported THIS game to home consoles soon afterward, but they never did. Sad!

We Never Got the Game We Really Wanted on the NES

The game that everyone and even their sister wanted to play at home was Konami's Simpsons beat 'em up game. Every kid in the world played that game at places like Chuck E Cheese's, and we loved it dearly. Just a simple game where the Simpsons all head out into the world and beat a lot of ass. So simple. So satisfying.

The Konami arcade game came out a month before Bart vs. The Space Mutants, and these video games were made by different companies. It seriously would have been nice if Konami had ported their beat 'em up like they did with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game. The NES needed it. Instead, we later got Bart vs. The World. Another totally crappy game.

Bart vs. The World is a little more playable than this hunk of garbage, though. The clunky controls and random platforms in Bart vs. The Space Mutants make it frustratingly unplayable. Sure, you can beat it if you want to sit around memorizing everything and getting used to the crap factor. I prefer to just play a real game and not even bother.

Why Even Talk About This Game?

I know I'm not talking about the game very much, and that's a good thing. The game is horrible. I rented it once and tried to play through it several times as a kid. It's frustrating, ugly, the concept is stupid, and it isn't worth ever, EVER loading into your Nintendo Entertainment System. The people that made this game should be drug out into the middle of the street and forced to play this game there during rush hour.

It's just that bad.

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      Cassandra Kuthy 

      4 years ago from Ohio

      I have to disagree. Even though it is insanely hard it is my favorite game of all time.

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