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

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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)
New Character Unlock!
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)


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)


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)


New Character Unlock!


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)


New Character Unlock!


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)


New Character Unlock!


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


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)


New Character Unlock!


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)


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)


New Character Unlock!


New Character Unlock!


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)


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)


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)


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

Continue the walkthroughs with Levels 17 through 22 here

52 responses to “Tapped Out Walkthrough: Power Plant-Gilded Truffle (Levels 11-16)

  1. ERM no it’s not I have already established that with Patrick

    • What’s missing?

      Here’s the deal, this was the questline when we started playing. If EA made changes along the way, ok. But it’s difficult for us to know those changes as our games are well beyond this point. It would require us to start yet another game and start over. If you know what’s missing, tell me and I’ll modify it. But at this point I don’t have the time to start another game and stay on top of the new content.

  2. Ok sorry but when will this be updated because it would be really great to have a walkthrough

  3. Everything on this website gets the prices wrong : for example I just got Bart treehouse and it only costed around 10000 not the 22000 you said it was

    • Uhm…..holyfreakinshirt, BOB! These posts for these beginning levels were done more than 4 years ago. A LOT has changed since then. Chillax…and enjoy the ride.

  4. Alison Jayne Birc

    Hi, where are the rewards please?

  5. I know this is an old post, but I’m already up to level 100 and still haven’t been able to unlock the Truffle or Jake’s Unisex which affects me unlocking the General Hospital for the Thanksgiving event. Any help? Thank you!

    • What quests are showing in your task book? Something is stuck somewhere.

      • Hi Alissa, thanks for the quick reply. My non-premium tasks are all up to date, but my Drederick Tatum “The Champ’s Comeback Pt.3” asks to build the Truffle, but it is locked when I do so. Same thing with Jake’s Unisex Hair, Abe Lincoln is prompted and it is still locked even though in both cases all my characters are free. What do u suggest? Thanks as always!

  6. Great website/blog!! 🙂 Are you able to please update some of the prices? Bart’s treehouse costs $38,000 now not $25,000. It would really be VERY helpful. Thank you!!!!

  7. Okay. So I’m trying to get Bart but I can’t get mihouse to get Lisa to walk to school. Any advice I could get? And yes I’m on level 12 almost 13

  8. This site is proving to be super helpful but the must have raised the prices of everything since this post was made.. the reactor core was 24k and the control building is currently at 19k..

  9. Firstly, kudos on the exhaustive research and tireless support that you provide. I hope that EA rewards you with lavish amounts of cash and artery clogging punk goodies. 🙂
    However, it seems that EA has added another quest to this Level for Bart. Right after unlocking him with the Treehouse, it prompts a 24 hour sleepover with Milhouse not mentioned above.
    Just an FYI for noobs. I had to restart after my Level 45 crashed last weekend, but I took your advice and card the Texas based call centre, and they’ve escalated to Level 3. Hopefully I’ll get most of my items back at some point, but will likely miss out on this awesome Superhero quest line. 🙁
    Thanks again!

    • errrrr…..”pink” goodies. Not punk. Unless Rev. Lovejoy’s punk outfit from last week’s Sky Cops episode becomes a skin. Which would be cool. Lol

    • Most of these posts were written 2yrs ago. A lot has changed since then. We haven’t had the time yet to go through and pick apart 40+ questlines through yet another test game (not to mention the amount of donuts it will take). We have been slowly going through some of them when time allows. 😉

  10. Can anyone help me. I’m on level 16 and only just got the library but some neighbours have everything up to Moe’s tavern and their on the same level..

    • It’s most likely that your XP level and gameplay level are different. Often, you advance to higher XP levels while you’re still doing tasks for previous levels. Best bet is to just check the walkthroughs to see where you’re really at. What was the last building you completed?

  11. Any tips on the dog track or is it totally random?

  12. Prices have basically doubled since this was created. Pretty annoyed with this game due to how much everything costs to build yet u get basically nothing from the buildings and houses

  13. After Homer completed his shift at the plant, Burns prompted a selfie to run the plant (24 hours). What’s up with that? I did get the prompt for Bart Crusoe Part 1 though.
    I have also noticed, as it was previously mentioned, that the current prices are much higher now than the guides list.

  14. I have noticed a few times that I have had to pay more than what is stated for items…
    An example is I just got Bart’s treehouse yesterday and it cost me over $38,000 (I can’t remember exactly, it may have been $38,320 or something like that) instead of $25,000… that is over half as much again and I know it isn’t the first time it has happened.
    Why would I be paying more for these..?

  15. I seem to have completely skipped getting Jake’s Unisex Hair Place, the Gilded Truffle, and King Toot’s. I started play during Easter, and wonder if this affected anything.

    I’m on level 36. I have everything from the start up to Springfield Downs and Moe’s. Then the next building prompt I got was the Police Station. Then Luigi’s, Skip’s, the Penitentiary, the Retirement Castle, Nelson Muntz’s, City Hall, the Krabappel apartment, Channel 6, and now I am building the Hibbert Family Practice.

    So, Jake’s, the Truffle, and King Toot’s never happened.

    I did have get prompt for “I’m Stalking on Sunshine!” which I completed, and also “What’s in the Back Room?” which I have completed (both many times now, and had Marge-Midge free when Moe stopped spying). But never got Marge’s prompt for “Free Band-Aids with Every Cut Pt. 1” or any “Truffle Surprise.” I did “Miranda Rights” and Chief Wiggum built barriers and “The Only Sport America Still Dominates” – but not “We Don’t Sell myPods.”

    I’m well into Kamp Krusty/Kamp Bart, Krustyland, and Squidport.

    I’ve tried storing Moe’s (with Moe & Marge), logging out, force closing, uninstalling, shutting down, reinstalling, and none of that stuff helps me get to Jake’s. I’ve run out of ideas!

    Please help! : )

    • No worries…we all went through the “wonky” point in the levels where it seems to skip around a bit and things go a lil out of order. Just keep playing and it will eventually play catch up to the items you do not yet have. Just keep in mind, the level at the bottom of your screen is just your XP level and lets you know what you CAN unlock. The game play level itself is based on where in the walkthroughs you are. So just keep going and completing them. The rest will trigger eventually. (Took a while for me to unlock the Hospital and I jumped ahead.) If you are at a standstill though and nothing at all triggers for a while, that is when you may need to get EA involved and contact them. Otherwise, just keep tapping away. 😉

      • Thank you, that’s good to be reassured. For awhile I saved the longer obligatory yellow “do it!” tasks for overnight, so maybe I got myself out of order and wonky. Now I do them each as they come along. For kicks I tried putting the Treehouse, Milhouse’s house, the Police Station, Springfield Downs, & Moe’s all into storage, signing out, powering off & on, and taking them out one by one. Didn’t help – yet. I’ll just be patient and hope one day I get the coveted Gilded Truffle.

        • this comment is two years old but it helped reassure me alot, so if you see this, thank you!!

  16. Very helpful site love it

  17. I am on level 13 and have four tasks going. One is for st paddys. I completed the catch 40 guinea pigs task but homer did not prompt the next part though he has been free six times since completing the first part. The other three tasks I have I am doing but these are not listed in the walk through. The last building I had to build was the library and now the game keeps asking me to send Bart and Milhouse on a sleepover over and over. ??????

    • Try a troubleshooting step to see if it helps to refresh the game. Put Barts Treehouse in storage and Milhouses house. This will pull those two characters out of the game. Once stored, log out of your game, restart your device. After it powers back up, log back in, then replace Milhouse’ first, then once that is done…put the Treehouse back. See if this helps at all and let us know.

  18. Ok im still having no luck with the springfeild library says I need to start quest to buy it what can I do birdlover6

    • I would say just continue doing other tasks. See if it kicks in. Sometimes they “catch” and it takes a day for it to get caught up. Send the characters needed for it on other tasks in the meantime. Short ones.

  19. I have a big problem with the Gilded truffle i cannot unlock it i have completed everything even Clean the house and then NOTHNIG any help?

  20. Has anyone else had any problems with the “Nu-cular” quests not prompting? I somehow managed to get to level 12 without building the cooling towers or other parts of the power plant, and now homer is prompting me to build the reactor, but all of the power plant options are locked and I can’t figure out what I did wrong. Are there quests I should have done first in order to build the plant?

    • Hmmmm…sometimes the game does skip a few quests. Have you tried storing all the buildings (minus Simpson’s of course) log out, restart your device, then log back in and place each building back…one by one? Sometimes this will trigger it. If not, try going in and out of your “Other Springfield” and neighbors. See if that will help and let us know. 😉

    • p.s. You do not necessarily have to store them ALL. Just the ones prior to the Cooling Tower quests and after it. 😉

  21. Do you have to build the orange house to continue the main quest or just to continue the terrace quest?

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