Level Pack Plot
Despite Marge's advice, Homer has consumed a plate of Chief Wiggum's Guatemalan Insanity Peppers at the Springfield Chili Cook-Off, and needs your help to uncover the riddles of the Coyote and seek out his soul mate!
Abilities Needed to complete the Level 100%
- Portal Gun Ability
- Hacking Ability
- Relic Detection Ability
- Arcade Dock Ability
- Digging Ability
- Atlantis Elemental Ability
- Gyrosphere Switches Ability
- Laser Ability
- TARDIS Travel Ability
It's the front yard of the Simpson's house. You need to build the Homer's Car to continue. After which, you work your way to the Chili Cook-Off.
At the Cook-Off, you use the Homer's Car to navigate through obstacles before reaching Chief Wiggum's booth. There, Homer consumes his chili, flavored with "the merciless peppers of Quetzelsacatanago", and retains his status as the chili hero. However, the peppers cause Homer to lose it and he drifts off into a dream world.
In this desert environment, Homer has to use his powers and vehicle to work through the desert, revisiting several spots from his chili trip, like the sun that rose and set based on his footsteps, and the pyramid that he had to climb. After reaching the top, he is informed by the Space Coyote to find his soulmate, before being taken out of the fantasy via a ghost train.
Looking for his soulmate, Homer comes to the conclusion that the lighthouse keeper is the loneliest man in the world, and thus would understand him, and has to work his way to the lighthouse, only to find out "Earl" is actually an automation that operates the lighthouse. Believing himself to be alone, Homer laments, only for Marge to show up and forgive him for his behavior.
Differences from the Episode
- Homer and the Space Coyote are the only characters who talk in this version.
- Many of the edits are made to maintain a family product, for example Marge smoking to mask the aroma of chili and the Space Coyote gnawing on Homer's leg followed by Homer threatening him all being removed from the story.
- As is any reference to alcohol, leading to much less focus on Marge than the original episode, ultimately meaning Marge has little justification for her actions in this version.
- In this version, it shows how Homer gets to the Cook-Off.
- Only Homer goes to the Cook-Off in this version. Unless the player has a Bart Fun Pack.
- The line "A bland timid entry" is used to describe Moe's chilli in the episode but Burns' chilli in the game, the line is also slightly longer in the episode.
- In the episode there are two attempts from Homer to eat Wiggum's Chilli, one where he eats it normally and fails to eat one chilli and another were he eats with his mouth protected with candle wax, this allows him to eat more of the chilli but ultimately triggers the hallucination. This is condensed to one attempt in the level, with Homer being able to eat more of the Chilli without the protection of candle wax but still leading to the hallucination being triggered. This leads to a subtle reference to the original, during the second attempt in the episode we here Julius Hibbert say "By all medical logic, steam should be shooting out of his ears."and in this level we actually see steam coming out of Homer's ears due to the lack of protection from candle wax.
- The start of the hallucination is condensed
- In the game, Homer punts the tortoise twice, the second time after the pyramid rose. In the original episode, Homer comments about the tortoise getting even by raising the pyramid, who nods in agreement, but doesn't punt it. The line "This is because I kicked you, isn't it?" can be heard sometimes after that cutscene.
- The segment of Homer trying to find his soulmate is highly condensed. In the game we only see the scenes in the golf course and the Lighthouse.
- Homer never states that his soulmate is Marge in this version.
- In the level Homer just runs through the sea into the lighthouse, causing him to get struck by sea once, however in this level the process of getting to the lighthouse is much more complex. This is used to enhance gameplay.
- The scene where Homer and Marge try to save a ship heading towards the lighhouse is cut out.
- When Homer realizes he is missing the cook-off, "God" is changed to "Gosh". In fact, it's the only original audio line edit during this level. (Though the subtitles still say "god" in earlier versions of the game.)
- The secret area of this level is an easter egg of The Jetsons.
- This is the only level in the game without any major foes to defeat.
- This is the first level in the game to feature no boss battles.
- The Space Coyote uses archived audio lines voiced by Johnny Cash.
- This is the first level that uses Archive Audio, Ghostbusters is the second one.
- In fact, this is the only level in the game that purely uses Archive Audio without any newly recorded lines.
- The Earl in question of the level, a lighthouse robot called E.A.R.L, is the Electronic Automatic Robotic Lighthouse.