The Simpsons Hit & Run Gets a Fully Connected Springfield Map Mod

by Antonia Haynes

You know, I’m actually shocked that this is the first blog that I have written about the 2004 Grand Theft Auto clone The Simpsons: Hit & Run. It’s one of my favourite games of all time and I’ve been hoping and praying for a sequel ever since I completed it for about the twentieth time when I was around 11 or 12 years old. It would seem that I’m not alone with my love for the game, with a petition for a sequel getting very close to its goal of 25,000 signatures (it took five years but still, it’s something.) Make sure to check out that petition here if you’re interested. There have been other fans dedicated to expanding and working on the game via mods, including Donut Team: the largest modding community for The Simpsons: Hit & Run out there. One Donut Team poster recently completed an amazing achievement with their in game mods: blending the three separate level maps from the game.

YouTuber Colou– who worked on the mod after having it requested constantly for almost a decade- posted the video showing off the fully connected mod, which I will post above. The mod is seamless, perfectly blending each map and including elements like gags and props from all three levels. There are also areas where bits of different maps integrate into other maps to make the virtual Springfield feel all the more believable. There has clearly been tons of hard work and effort put into this mod by Colou and the result is an amazingly seamless map.  Make sure you watch the video above in its entirety if you want to see more as Colou has included some text within the video describing their process as they demonstrate the mod. Colou also has lots of other videos with awesome Hit &Mods, so make sure to have a look at their channel in the link above. siIf this isn’t enough evidence for someone to make a sequel or a remaster to the game, I don’t know what will be. Please, please, someone make it happen!

You can download the mod for yourself from Donut Team’s website here, but in order to do so you will need the specific Simpsons: Hit & Run Mod Launcher, which you can find here. For more cool mods from Donut Team, check out their Twitter and YouTube accounts as well as their official website here.

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