The Simpsons Steamed Hams scene turned into a playable adventure game

While The Simpsons has enjoyed countless iconic moments during its storied 33-year run, the Steamed Hams scene is perhaps one of its greatest. Now, a fan-made point-and-click adventure game from NeoDement called Steamed Hams: The Graphic Adventure will let players of all ages experience that story in a new way.

For those unaware, the Steamed Hams scene was from Season 7, Episode 21 – “22 Shorts About Springfield” – and is a short story about Principal Skinner and Superintendent Chalmers. Skinner invites Chalmers to dinner, and when he burns the meal, he chooses to tell more and more lies to cover up his mistake. These lies include tricking Chalmers into thinking he said they had “steamed hams” instead of “steamed clams” after picking up a few burgers from Krusty Burger.

As reported by game radar, Steamed hams: the graphic adventure seeks to honor this scene that has since become one of the most enduring Simpsons memes and plays much like a classic LucasArts adventure game like Monkey Island or Maniac Mansion.

You can try the game for free right now at jerk game, and each line is taken from the episode itself, The Simpsons: Hit and Run, or another episode where a few new lines were needed. Also, the sprites were imported from The Simpsons Arcade Game and slightly modified. Although there is not too much freedom in the game, it does what it does very well and it is a pleasure to play.

We ranked “22 Shorts About Springfield” as our sixth favorite Simpsons episode of all time, and Steamed Hams did a lot to make it happen.

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For more, check out the new Simpsons short which is basically Kingdom Hearts with Homer and another fan’s creation of a working TV version of The Simpsons.

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Adam Bankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.

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