Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Jiminy Jillickers Level 57 is Up and Atom! (Updated and Complete)

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Looks like…amongst all the other craziness going on in our games right now…Level 57 has arrived!

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Along with 2 of the more requested characters/buildings.  (one Bunny and Wookiee have been asking for since 2013)

Things are a little hectic this morning but I’ll be back with more details as I have them.  But for now know that Homer kicks things off.  And you’ll be tasked with building the Overpass Diner which will cost you $1,062,600 and take 24hrs to build.

Back with more in a bit…

Oh and remember..this is a Level Update and it is NOT timed.  So take your time on this, and spend your time focusing on the Monorail (since that IS timed).  Level 57 will still be here when the Monorail is over… Continue reading

TSTO Monorail Event: New Premium Items in Store

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Well early this morning EA swapped out the Act 2 premium items for some new ones to launch us into Act 3.  (remember Act 3 officially starts tomorrow morning at 4am EDT)  There are a few new items and one HIGHLY requested old one that have made their way to our stores, so let’s take a look shall we?

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Springfield Heights and the Conform-o-Meter

Some new premium items hit our stores this morning. ..we’ll cover them a little later this morning when we’re a little more awake.  :)

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Back a couple of months ago the Springfield Heights Expansion hit our tappin’ devices and with it arrived a bunch of new buildings and decorations.  Everything from solid gold mailboxes to flying cars!  So let’s take a look at how these new and returning items impact our Conform-O-Meter…

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Springfield Heights Expansion brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Monorail Last Chance: Act 2 Premiums

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Just popping in with a quick reminder that we’re down to the final few hours for the Act 2 premium items.  So if you’re thinking about making a purchase be sure to do so BEFORE tomorrow (9/3) morning at 4am EDT.

So what’s leaving our stores?  Let’s take a look…

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Springfield Heights Real Estate Point Prizes: Billionaire Haven and Paris Texan (Walkthrough)

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Springfield Heights arrived a couple of months ago and brought a whole new area of play for us.  In addition to purchasing land and items you can also earn Real Estate Points, and those points will turn into 5 exclusive Springfield Heights Prizes.  We covered the first four Real Estate Prizes here, but now it’s time to take a more in-depth look at the fifth and final Springfield Heights Real Estate Prize.

Billionaire Haven and Paris Texan are awarded to you once you’ve earned 1 billion Real Estate points.  Unlike the previous four prizes this one actually has a questline and purpose.  Paris Texan is a full character for your Springfield.  She’ll come with a full set of (freemium) tasks and a walkthrough as well.  So let’s take a closer look at the details behind this B List Celebrity…

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Springfield Heights Real Estate Point Prizes: Montessori School to Ziff Mansion

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So the Springfield Heights Expansion arrived in our games a couple of months ago and it introduced a whole new area of extended play for Tappers.  Remember, Springfield Heights is NOT an event.  Instead it’s an expansion.  It’s designed to take some time to complete…so there’s no rush to finish it.  It’s not going anywhere.

Anywho…as I was saying, Springfield Heights arrived and brought a whole new area of play for us.  In addition to purchasing land and items you can also earn Real Estate Points, and those points will turn into 5 exclusive Springfield Heights Prizes.  Let’s take a look at the first four Springfield Heights Prizes and breakdown what they do, how big they are & how you earn them…

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Turbo Tappin’ Monorail Event: The Hippie

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It’s Monorail time in Springfield!  Yes, the Monorail is now in Springfield….as well as a whole lotta garbage.  Loads of Springfielders can help collect junk from town…and some to help sort out the recyclables.  One character in particular that loves to recycle comes to us via the Act 2 Prize track and that’s the Hippie.

The Hippie is a character you can earn via the Act 2 Prizes to help with the event. (he can help collect recyclables like metal, plastic and glass) And once unlocked he comes with his own questline.  For those of you that have earned him already let’s take a look at his short questline now…

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Tapped Out Level Walkthroughs: Level 56, Lance Murdock in Stunt Force Trauma

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Level 56 hit our Tapping Devices recently, and with it arrived everyone’s favorite daredevil Lance Murdock!

While we’ve had the Turbo Tappin’ walkthrough up since the update first hit (you can view it here) I know many of you still love going back and reading old walkthroughs.  They’re great if you missed any of the dialogue while playing the level, or if you just want to know what to expect when you reach Level 56.  So for those that may have missed it (or for those of you that want to live it again)…I bring you all the details of the daredevil excitement of Level 56…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Spruce Caboose?

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Here were are  a few weeks in since the Monorail arrived in Springfield. Act 2 is now in full effect and with a few new Premium Items.  But what’s a TSTO Event these days without the return of items from TSTO past?!  Recently we saw the limited-time addition of the Spruce Caboose to our stores.   Now I know you may be trying to decide if this is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Spruce Caboose? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this restaurant choo-choo to your game!
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It’s All About the Glass (Turbo Tappin’ One Track Mind & Glass Depot Info)

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Well I’m back from vacation…a nice relaxing week away where I can honestly say I didn’t touch my game once.  I guess even the “head addict” can spend some time away ;)  Of course spending a full week away from the game naturally only makes for chaos and confusion when EA throws a new questline at us early this morning.  This time around Homer’s a bit worn out (I guess he could use a vacation too…) from being the only Monorail Conductor and falls asleep behind the controls!  No worries though, Professor Frink has the answer…and it comes from Glass!  (because it’s all about that glass…)

This time around we’re introduced to another depot for our town’s…the Glass Depot!   Yes another place for you to turn your junk into “treasure” and add yet another element to the project board.

So let’s break everything down from the Glass Depot to the One Track Mind questline….

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