Daily Archives: August 15, 2013

Should I Spend Donuts On Arnie Pye?

Level 33 is here (woohoo!) and with it comes the much anticipated Arnie Pye.  I’m sure you’re asking “Should I Spend Donuts On This?”  Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding Arnie to your Springfield.

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Character: Arnie Pye
Donut Price: 85 donuts
Before you can purchase Arnie Pye you must be Level 23 or higher and you’ll have to have completed the Western Civilization 101 Quest.
Pros: 
-Reasonably priced.  At 85 donuts he’s the same price as the Rich Texan and less than Dr. Nick.
-Premium tasks that earn 50% more than regular characters
-Voiced
-Comes with a quest line
-Great outdoor quests, in fact all but 1 of his tasks are outdoor tasks.
-Unlocks a 2 day task at Channel 6
-Introduces the first ‘live action; mode of transportation in the game with his helicopter flying around your Springfield.  (Perhaps a sign of things to come for TSTO in the future?)

Cons:
– Doesn’t come with a building, and his helicopter only appears during tasks.
-At 85 donuts he’s at the higher end of the premium characters that don’t come with a building.
-After his quest line he has no other interactions with other characters in Springfield.

Final Thought: Personally I think this is a great purchase to make if you’re looking at adding premium characters in the game. He adds an exciting new element to the game (with the helicopter flying) and comes with 5 tasks (4 of which are outside).  Arnie is a character worth the donuts!

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Arnie Pye doing a Traffic Report over Springfield

Arnie Pye’s Tasks:

Task Task Length Payout Building
Do a Sky Harness Interview 1hr $105, 26XP Outside
Take Over as News Anchor 4hrs $260, 70XP Channel 6
Walk Newshound 8hrs $420, 105XP Outside
Do a Traffic Report 12hrs $600, 150XP Outside
Do an Investigative Report 24hrs $1,000 225XP Outside


Tapped Out Walkthrough: Level 33 Eddie & Lou

With the excitement of Level 33 arriving today we’ve decided to put some of the older posts on hold for now and post current level 33 content.

Let’s get this started with the Level 33 Walkthrough

You’ll need Snake free to start the level Continue reading

Housekeeping Item

Hey Tappers!

Just a little Housekeeping Note: we’ve upgraded our web address to https://tstoaddicts.com/.  It was planned to do this all along, only after the addition of a vast majority of the backlogged content we have waiting to be added, but with the Level 33 release today we’ve decided to go forward and make the change now!

Happy Tapping!

-TSTO Addicts

Level 33 What We Know So Far

Hello Fellow Tapped Out Addicts!

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Level 33 was released today!     Here’s what we know so far:

-As you can see from the image above the Level 33 Message is Dr. Nick and leveling up comes with 1 donut

-Snake kicks off everything by robbing the Kwik-E-Mart (60 minute task).  So make sure you have snake free to get things started!

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-After Snake is done Robbing the Kwik-E-Mart it unlocks Eddie and Lou with the S.W.A.T Van (walkthrough coming soon)

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-S.W.A.T Van costs $225,000 and improves your Righteousness Rating (it’s a decoration so instant build)

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-Wax Museum costs $276,000, collects $200 and 20xp every 12 hours.  It’s a 24 hour build

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-The Sun Sphere costs $750,000 and takes 3 days to build.  It requires level 5,boosts your vanity, and unlocks a permanent 16-hr Task for Bart, Milhouse, Nelson & Martin-Celebrate the ‘ WOD FIR’  (no rent/tax income generated from it-sorry folks!)

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-The Training Wall costs $270, and improves your righteousness rating.  Also, unlocks a 12 hour task for Eddie.

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-3 New Premium Items added; 2 characters and 1 decoration. (I’m sure Alissa will be doing a Premium Guide Post on these soon)

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-Arnie Pye (!) costs 85 donuts, requires you to be on Level 23, earns an extra 50% on tasks (like other premium characters).  Completes the C List Celebrities Collection and he’s voiced.   Oh and he comes with HIS COPPER!!

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-Little Lady Justice.  Decoration, costs 75 donuts, and earns 2.75% bonus on income and jobs

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-K9 Officer.  Character, 45 donuts, barks, completes the Civil Servants Character Collection.

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Back with more as I progress through the level!

How Do Premium Purchases Impact My Krust-o-Meter?

Buying premium items are a great way to help you achieve the magical 5 bouncy ball status in your Krustyland.  As of right now there are only 5 total premium items available to purchase, 2 of them impact your nausea rating, 1 your Merch rating, and the last 2 impact your Kitsch rating.

Want to know which ones give you the best Krust-o-Meter bang for your donuts?  Here’s a breakdown of the Krustyland Premium items,  which type of rating they affect and how many points they award:

Item Ride/Decoration Krust-o-Meter Category Points
Eyeballs Of Death Ride Nausea 10
Mt. Krustmore Ride Nausea 10
Clown Garbage Can Decoration Kitsch 25
Whack-A-Mole Decoration Merch 20
Krusty Fountain Decoration Kitsch 175

Looking for more?
You can find Krust-o-Meter basics here.
Here’s how building and rides effect your bouncy ball status.
You can find out decorations impact your Krust-o-Meter here.
Check out our Krustyland Page for all the info about the Krustiest Place on Earth!

How Do Rides/Buildings Impact My Krust-o-Meter?

While the rides and buildings in Krustyland all earn a ticket income, they also impact your Krust-o-Meter raking.  The higher the Krust-o-Meter raking the more tickets and xp you will earn.  The more tickets you earn, the closer you’ll get to buying the tooth chipper!
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The Krustyland buildings impact either your Grub, Merch or Nausea rating on your Krust-o-Meter.  Want to know which ones give you the best Krust-o-Meter bang for your ticket?  Here’s a breakdown of the Krustyland Buildings and Rides,  which type of rating they affect and how many points they award:

Building Krust-o-Meter Category Points
Krustyland Burger Grub 10
Duff Pavilion Grub 10
The Food Needle Grub 10
Extra Krustyland Burger Grub 10
Krustyland Entrance Merch 10
Sleeping Itchy’s Castle Merch 10
Gift Shop Merch 10
Krustyland Hotel Merch 10
Extra Gift Shop Merch 10
Death Drop Nausea 10
Radioactive Man: The Ride Nausea 10
Wet & Smokey Stunt Show Nausea 10
Krusty’s Haunted Condo Nausea 10
Scratchy’s Flea Dipper Nausea 10
Viking Boat Ride Nausea 10
The Tooth Chipper Nausea 10

Note that owning multiple gift shops and Krustyland Burgers will not generate additional income, however they will add to the Krust-o-Meter ranking.  So if you’re close to 5 bouncy balls, consider buying an additional Gift Shop or Krustyland Burger to help push you over the top.

Looking for more?
Check here for ride specifics and break downs of cost and build time.
You can find Krust-o-Meter basics here.
Here’s how decorations impact your bouncy ball status.
Going premium?  Check out how the Krustyland Premium items impact your Krust-o-Meter here.
Check out our Krustyland Page for all the info about the Krustiest Place on Earth!

How Do Decorations Impact My Krust-o-Meter?

The available decorations in Krustyland don’t generate any income (or tickets) for you but they do impact your Krust-o-Meter raking, which in the end does impact how many tickets you earn.

The Krustyland decorations impact either your Grub, Merch or Kitsch rating on your Krust-o-Meter.  Want to know which decorations give you the best Krust-o-Meter bang for your ticket?  Here’s a breakdown of the Krustyland Decorations and which type of rating they affect and how many points they award:

Decoration Krust-o-Meter Category Points
Cotton Candy Stand Grub 10
Krustyland Hotdog Stand Grub 10
Krustyland Popcorn Stand Grub 10
Krustyland Fried Dough Stand Grub 10
Krustyland Fence Kitsch 1
All Shurbs Kitsch 5
Krustyland Bench Kitsch 10
Krustyland Garbage Bin Kitsch 10
All Flowers Kitsch 10
All Trees Kitsch 25
Pavilion Tents 1-3 Kitsch 50
Wheel of Chance Merch 10
Ring Toss Merch 10
Strike Three Merch 10
Knock Over The Fuzzy Guy Merch 10
Sideshow You Merch 10

Unfortunately, if you’re not using donuts, you will need duplicates to reach 5 bouncy balls, but hey what park doesn’t have a popcorn stand at every corner?

Happy Tapping friends!

Looking for more? 
You can find Krust-o-Meter basics here.
Here’s how building and rides effect your bouncy ball status.
Going premium?  Check out how the Krustyland Premium items impact your Krust-o-Meter here.
Check out our Krustyland Page for all the info about the Krustiest Place on Earth!

Level 33!

Level 33 update

Hello Tappers!

Level 33 is here!!

New decorations, buildings and characters including: Springfield Wax Museum, The Sunsphere, a S.W.A.T. Van, Training Wall, Little Lady Justice, K9 Officer, Arnie Pie, and of course Eddie and Lou!

We’ll be coming back to you with more on Level 33 as we work through the game!

Oh and Snake kicks off Level 33, so make sure he’s free!

Happy Tapping!

Tapped Out Walkthrough: Springfield Police Station-Krabappel’s Apartment (Levels 17-22)

Missed a Previous Walkthrough? 
Levels 1-5 here
Levels 5-10 here
Levels 11-16 here
Our Walkthrough last left off with Marge and Homer dining at the Truffle (and the completion of level 16).  It continues with level 22 and the Springfield Police Station….

Miranda Rights Pt.1 Build the Police Station (Apu Prompts, $40,500 and 24hrs)

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New Character Unlock!

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Miranda Rights Pt. 2 Make Wiggum Patrol Springfield (Apu Prompts, 8hours)

Miranda Rights Pt. 3 Make Wiggum Eat at Krusty Burger (Wiggum Prompts, 30minutes)

Miranda Rights Pt. 4 Make Wiggum Patrol Springfield (Wiggum Prompts, 8hours)

The Only Sport America Still Dominates Make Homer Eat At Krusty Burger 5x, Make Comic Book Guy Eat at Krusty Burger 4x, Make Wiggum Eat at Krusty Burger 4x (eat time is 30minutes, Homer Prompts)

Nothing to See Here Build Barriers 2x (Wiggum Prompts)

We Don’t Sell myPods Pt.1 Make Lisa Play the Sax 3x (4hours each time, Skinner Prompts)

We Don’t Sell myPods Pt.2 Build King Toots (Lisa Prompts, $37,000 and 24 hours)

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Singles Night Make Skinner Drink at Moe’s 2x (Moe Prompts, 8hours each)

It’s A-Me, Lugi! Build Luigi’s (Homer Prompts, $39,000 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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Moustache Toppings Make Luigi Visit Jake’s Unisex Hair Palace (Luigi Prompts, 4hours)

A Jolly Right Mess Make Luigi Practice Face Accent (Luigi Prompts, 2 hours)

As American As Apple Pie Pt. 1 Make Comic Book Guy Eat at Krusty Burger (Comic Book Guy Prompts, 30 minutes)

As American As Apple Pie Pt. 2 Make Comic Book Guy Eat at Gulp ‘n’ Blow (Comic Book Guy Prompts, 1hr)

As American As Apple Pie Pt. 3 Build Skip’s Diner (Comic Book Guy Prompts, $35,500 and 24hours)

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As American As Apple Pie Pt. 4 Make Comic Book Guy Eat At Skips Diner (Comic Book Guy Prompts 4hours)

Strong Body, Strong Mind Make Mr. Burns Brisk Constitutional (Burns Prompts, 60mintes)

Me Time for Marge Make Marge Read ‘Chores’ Magazine (Marge Prompts, 45 seconds)

Crime Doesn’t Pay Unless You Make It Build the Springfield Penitentiary (Wiggum Prompts, $46,000 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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No Trespassing Build Chain Fences (Wiggum Prompts)

The Greying of Springfield Build the Retirement Castle (Lisa Prompts, $37,500 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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Good Samaritan Make Lisa Read to Old People (Lisa Prompts, 2 hours)

For the Birds Make Grampa Feed the Birds (Grampa Prompts, 8hours)

Re-Elect Mayor Quimby Pt. 1 Make Wiggum Collect Bribes x3 (Wiggum prompts, 3hours each time)

Re-Elect Mayor Qumby Pt. 2 Build Springfield Town Hall (Lisa Prompts, $48,500 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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The Buck Stops Here, The Work Also Make Quimby Write the Book on Ethics (12 hours, Quimby Prompts)

The Mysterious Brown House Pt. 5 Make Quimby Nap in the Brown house (30 minutes, Quimby Prompts)

Any Given Weekday Make Bart Go to School (Bart Prompts, 6hours)

Nerds Gone Wild Make Martin Play the Lute (Martin Prompts, 45seconds)

Nelson Build Muntz House (Martin Prompts, $46,500 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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Darwin’s Bulldog Make Nelson Shake Down Kids for Lunch Money (Nelson Prompts, 4hours)

Zero Tolerance Make Nelson Serve Detention 3x (6hours each time, Nelson Prompts)

Nelson’s Educational Experience Pt. 1 Make Nelson Do Janitorial Work (Nelson Prompts, 12hours)

Nelson’s Educational Experience Pt. 2 Make Willie Rake Leaves and Make Nelson Do Janitorial Work (12hours, Willie Prompts)

Nelson’s Educational Experience Pt. 3 Make Willie Wax the Floors and Make Nelson Do Janitorial Work (Willie Prompts, Willie’s 24hours Nelson 12 hours)

Smell Ya Later Make Nelson Dump Spoiled Coleslaw in Van Houten House (Nelson Prompts,10 minutes)

I’m a Superstar! Make Nelson Play the Guitar (Nelson prompts, 8hours)

Dark Humor Make Nelson Laugh at Other’s Misfortune (Nelson prompts, 24hours)

Staff Needs– Build Krabappel’s Apartment (Skinner Prompts, $54,000 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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A Day In the Life Make Mrs. Krabappel Teach Classes (Edna Prompts, 8hours)

Another Detention Make Mrs. Krabappel Host Detention and Make Sinner Go Bird Watching (Edna Prompts, 12hours and 24hours)
It’s 2:30 in the Afternoon Somewhere Make Mrs. Krabappel Relax in Teacher’s Lounge (Edna Prompts, 60minutes)

Principal Plus Interest Make Mrs. Krabappel Dine at the Truffle, Make Ned Dine at the Truffle (Edna Prompts, 2hours)

A Woman Scorned Make Mrs. Krabappel Go for a Smoke Break! (Edna prompts, 10 minutes)

Illegitimate Concern Pt. 1 Make Bart Skip School (Bart Prompts, 8hours)

Illegitimate Concern Pt. 2 Make Krabappel Host Detention, Make Bart Serve Detention (Edna prompts, 12hours and 6hours)

All Power to the People Make Mrs. Krabappel Go on Strike (Skinner Prompts, 24hours)

School’s Out Forever! Make Bart Skateboard, Make Lisa Do Next Week’s Homework (Bart prompts, 4 hours and 24hours)

Concerned Parts Make Bart and Lisa Go to Sunday School (Marge Prompts, 12hours)

Let’s Learn About Hell Make Bart, Lisa and Milhouse go to Sunday School (Lisa prompts, 12hours)

The Olive Branch Pt.1 Make Bart, Milhouse and Martin have a sleepover (Bart Prompts, 24hours)

The Olive Branch Pt.2 Make Bart, Martin and Milhouse Go to the Library (Martin Prompts, 24hours)

The Olive Branch Pt. 2 Make Milhouse Pull the Fire Alarm, Make Bart Sneak into School Computer (Bart Prompts, 10 minutes)

Caught Red Handed Make Milhouse Clean the School 2x (Wiggum Prompts, 12hours each time)

The Olive Branch Pt. 4 Make Mrs. Krabappel Teach Classes (Edna Prompts, 8 hours)

Walkthroughs will now go level by level.  Continue with the next walkthrough here

Tapped Out Walkthrough: Power Plant-Gilded Truffle (Levels 11-16)

Missed a Previous Walkthrough? 
Levels 1-5 here
Levels 5-10 here
The Walkthroughs Last Left Off with the Building of Springfield Elementary and Willie raking leaves (Completion of level 10).  The Walkthrough continues with Level 11 and the Nuclear Power Plant…

Level 11-16 (Power Plant-Gilded Truffle)

It’s Pronounced Nu-cular Part 1 Build the Cooling Towers at the Nuclear Power Plant (Apu prompts $15,000 and 24 hours)
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New Character Unlock!
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It’s Pronounced Nu-cular Part 2 Build the Power Plant Reactor Core (Mr.Burns prompts, 18,500 and 24 hours – keep Burns free as it finishes)

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It’s Pronounced Nu-Cular Part 3 Build the Power Plant Control Building (Mr. Burns Prompts, $15,000 and 24 hours – keep Burns and Homer free as it finishes)

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It’s Pronounced Nu-Cular Part 3 Send Homer to Do a Plant Shift (Mr. Burns Prompts, 24 hours)

A Little Light Reading Make Mr. Burns read from Neocronomicon (4hrs)
Release the Hounds Make Mr. Burns walk the hounds (12 hours)
Quicky at the Kwik-E Lisa shops at the Kwik-E-Mart (1 hour)
It’s Either This or a Bath Cletus de-louses the young-uns (4 hours)

Bart Crusoe Pt. 1 Make Lisa and Milhouse go to School (Milhouse Prompts, 6hours)
Bart Crusoe Pt.2 Build Bart’s Treehouse (Lisa Prompts, $25,000 instant build)

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New Character Unlock!

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Bart Crusoe Pt. 3 Make Bart Go Skateboard (Bart Prompts, 4hours)

Skipping Rocks Make Bart Skip School (Bart Prompts, 8hours)

A Real Maverick Make Milhouse Fly His Scale Model Perfectly Level (Bart Prompts, 4hours)

Sanctus Arx Nerdarium Build Springfield Library (Skinner Prompts, $20,500 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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My Glorious Return! Place Snapdragons ($270) Make martin Smell the Roses (Martin Prompts, 10 minutes)

Allies At Last! Pt. 1 Make Martin Ride a Bike (Martin Prompts, 8hours)

Allies At Last! Pt. 2 Make Martin and Bart Study All Night for a Meaningless Test (Bart Prompts, 24hours)

Fun At Your Expense Make Bart and Martin Paintball in the Brown House (Bart Prompts, 2hours)

The Dungeon Keeper Pt. 1 Make Bart Go to School (Skinner Prompts, 6hours)

The Dungeon Keeper Pt. 2 Build Android’s Dungeon (Bart Prompts, $30,000 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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The New Evergreen Terrace Pt. 8 Build the Orange House (Lisa Prompts, $24,500 24hours)

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Death by Squishee Make Bart and Milhouse Shop at the Kwik-E-Mart (Bart Prompts, 1 hour)

The Dungeon Keeper Pt. 3 Make Bart Loiter at Android’s Dungeon (Milhouse Prompts, 30 minutes)

Passion of the Flanders Pt.1 Build the First Church of Springfield (Flanders Prompts, $32,500 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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The Mysterious Brown House Pt. 3 Make Bart and Milhouse Paintball in the Brown House (Milhouse Prompts, 2 hours)

An Apu’s Work is Never Done Make Apu work a 24hr Shift (Apu Prompts, 24hours)

Passion of the Flanders Pt. 2 Make Homer and Flanders Attend Church.  Make Lovejoy give Sermon (12 hours, Flanders Prompts)

Passion of the Flanders Pt. 3 Make Bart, Lisa and Milhouse go to Sunday School (Flanders Prompts, 12 hours)

One in Every Flock Make Reverend Lovejoy Walk the Dog (Lovejoy prompts, 1hr)

They Have Internet on Computers Now? Pt. 1 Build a Java Server (Comic Book Guy Prompts, $26,500 and 24hours)

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They Have Internet on Computers Now? Pt. 2 Make Comic Book Guy Visit Java Server (Comic Book Guy Prompts, 8hours)

Is There an Al Coholic Here Pt. 1 Build Moe’s Tavern (Homer Prompts, $32,000 and 24hours)

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New Character Unlock!

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New Character Unlock!

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Is There an Al Coholic Here Pt. 2 Make Homer Drink at Moe’s (Homer Prompts, 8hours)

Double Down on She’s a Loser Pt. 1 Build the Springfield Downs (Homer Prompts, $34,500 and 24hours)

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Double Down on She’s a Loser Pt. 2 Place a bet at Springfield Downs ($5,000)

Teamwork!  Make Milhouse Go to School (6 hours) Make Bart Skip School (8hours) (Bart Prompts)

Once You’ve Gone Organic Make Marge Shop at Kwik-E-Mart (Marge Prompts, 60 minutes)

I’m Stalking on Sunshine! Have a Shrub and Make Moe Spy on Midge (Moe prompts, 12hours)

What’s in the Back Room? Make Moe Smuggle Engendered Species (Moe Prompts, 8hours)

Free Band-Aids with Every Cut Pt. 1 Build Jake’s Unisex Hair Palace (Marge Prompts, $29,000 and 24hours)

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Free Band-Aids with Every Cut Pt. 2 Make Marge Visit Jake’s Unisex Hair Salon (Marge Prompts, 4hours)

Truffle Surprise Pt. 1 Send Homer to Visit the Track (3 hours, Marge Prompts)

Time to Clean House Make Marge Clean the House (3hours)

Truffle Surprise Pt. 2 Send Homer to Shop at Kwik-E-Mart (1hr)

Truffle Surprise Pt. 3 Build the Gilded Truffle (Marge Prompts, $31,000 and 24hours)

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Truffle Surprise Pt. 4 Make Homer and Marge Dine at the Truffle (Marge Prompts, 2hours)

Continue the walkthroughs with Levels 17 through 22 here