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The Video Games from ‘The Simpsons’ That We Most Want to Play –

Ashley Grant may have been wrong about Homer’s intentions toward her “sweet can–,” but she was right about one thing: As a male, I’d do anything to play five minutes of Disemboweler IV.

As one of the greatest satirical shows of all time, The Simpsons has produced scores of fictional pieces of media that are more impactful on the show’s audience than so many of the actual movies, books and video games that we’ve come across in the real world. Personally speaking, I’d rather watch a full version of Hail to the Chimp, Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off! or any other primate-themed Simpsons parody property than the usual slog of post-summer, pre-awards season fare that fills theaters this time of year.

The video games, however, are on another level — though The Simpsons has contributed many quality real-world games like Simpsons: Hit and Run and the various Simpsons arcade games, the fictional games that Bart and his buddies drool over look even better. The Simpsons subreddit recently discussed which of the many fictional video games in the Simpsons universe are their favorites; here are their picks…

Billy Graham’s Bible Blaster

Christianity and video games typically go together about as well as Christianity and sexual education — the only winning move is not to play. However, Rod and Todd Flanders’ favorite electronic pastime perfectly emulates the 1990s Doom-style first-person shooters with a faithful twist that keeps it rated E for Evangelicals. Though we’ve never technically held the controller that plays Billy Graham’s Bible Blasters, by watching the controversial Season 11 episode “Alone Again, Natura-Diddily,” we’re kind of on Bart’s team, too, so we played it about as much as Rod and Todd. Unfortunately, the only non-digital soul saved that day was Maude’s…