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Woo-hoo! Simpsons Arcade game coming to iPhone

Happy, happy day. An official Simpsons game will arrive for iPhone and iPod Touch in a matter of...well, we can't say when, but it'll be here soon. Very, very soon.

The Simpsons Arcade is coming soon for iPhone and iPod Touch. What more is there to say? EA Mobile

Remember the Simpsons coin-op arcade game? It's about to get the iPhone treatment.

EA Mobile is soon to release The Simpsons Arcade, which it calls "a throwback to the actual arcade game from the early 90s." How soon? EA swore us to secrecy for some reason, but let's just say you won't have long to wait.

Update: The game is now available in the App Store for $4.99.

The game casts you as Homer (woo-hoo!), who must race and battle his way through Springfield in his quest for, natch, a donut. (Mmmm...donut.) Oh, and there's something about a devious scheme that needs foiling (D'oh!).

Wait a sec: If this game's a 90s throwback, what's with the Matrix knockoff? EA Mobile

Homer can punch, kick, dodge, belly-flop, and, my favorite, butt-slam his enemies. Along the way he'll earn "Family Frenzy" power-ups to summon help from other members of the Simpsons clan.

You'll also encounter various mini-games, including the very promising-sounding "Slap Homer," which uses touch and accelerometer controls to "slap" Homer back to life. Somehow, I can't imagine ever tiring of that.

"Ow! Stop hitting me! It really, really hurts!" EA Mobile

Thankfully, all the characters' voices are supplied by the regular Simpsons cast.

I haven't seen the game firsthand yet, and I actually never played the coin-op original, but I'm dying to try it. How about you? Think you'll take this trip to the streets of Springfield?