An iconic joke turned video game
An episode called ‘Marge Not Be Proud’ described golf as a ‘boring game.’ However, it left a sufficient impression on a viewer to develop a game to be commended by Bill Oakley himself.
Dull yet addictive
Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge is a fan-made sports game inspired by a particular episode of The Simpsons.
In a famous episode of The Simpsons, Bart received this app’s namesake as a Christmas gift - a terrible golf game that makes it seem that it's deliberately awful.
As is his character, Bart tried to spin things around by adding a power drive setting to the putt that sent the ball flying.
The core gameplay mechanics are similar. Lee Carvallo will be making suggestions for your swing, which you make by picking one of the putt styles and inserting numbers.
The central appeal of this game lies in its relation to the popular TV show. It features familiar, pixelated design of well-known characters and witty dialogue, too, that add to the experience.
All in all, this game is as simple as it gets and doesn't do anything for non-fans. Still, its originality makes it stand out for most people - plus, you can play it 100% free of charge.
Where can you run this program?
This game runs on Windows PCs with operating system versions between 7 and 10.
Is there a better alternative?
Not entirely - this title is quite innovative. However, if you still feel like going down the memory lane, try Futurama: Game of Drones or Larry the Looter.
Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge is super simplistic in its execution, but the idea and the inspiration behind it make it an exciting piece of software to try.
Should you download it?
Yes, but only if you’re a Simpson’s fan - otherwise, you might find yourself not enjoying the irony of the gameplay.
- Original idea
- Simple gameplay
- Attractive pixelated design
- Humorous dialogues
- Repetitive mechanics
- Very niche