Achievements list for The Simpsons Arcade revealed
Back in November we reported that The Simpsons Arcade Game had been spotted on the Australian ratings board page. While none of us could possibly be certain about the game's development for a modern release, plenty of us hoped the game would actually be a thing we could play, likely on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. Now, it looks like we may be getting our wish granted.
Achievements for The Simpsons Arcade were spotted on Xbox 360 Achievements. This is a possible indicator that the lovely arcade game that I spent so many quarters on as a kid will be making its way to Xbox Live Arcade and possibly the PlayStation Network. Seriously, this is exciting news for me, and I'm certain it's exciting for plenty of other gamers, too.
There are a number of different Achievements listed on the site. Some are rewarded for beating a boss, others for progressing through the stages and meeting certain requirements. But possibly the most interesting one is the Mr. Sparkle Achievement, which mentions something about a Japanese ROM. According to a discussion I so nosily checked out in the comments section, the Japanese version of the game features crazy, increased amounts of points, an extra health bar, and more items; and after seeing that Achievement, it seems that version will be included in The Simpsons Arcade.
I was already excited about this news before. Now I'm even more stoked to play The Simpsons Arcade. The fact that the developers are throwing in both the North American and Japanese versions of the game ensures that I'll be playing through it multiple times. Oh, who am I kidding? I was planning on playing it multiple times anyway.