Update: With the April 1st, 2015 Mystery Box update, it appears that Homer Buddha has been removed from the store. We’re hoping this is just temporary and we’ll update this post if and when it returns to the store.
As the Buddha says: Spend 15 donuts win a premium item every time. For that reason alone the Homer Buddha is a much better donut investment than the Mystery Box.
Wondering if you can really win something good, like the Volcano Lair or the Duff Brewery (both premium buildings with characters) from the Buddha? Well wonder no more, because you absolutely can!
Similar to the Mystery Box, when you buy the Homer Buddha there’s a game going on behind the scenes (pretty much like all games of chance). Every time you either buy a Homer Buddha for 15 donuts the game internally generates a random number. Each item available through the Homer Buddha has a number assigned to it and the prize you win is the item that has the first number that’s greater than the random number generated.
So what are the odds of winning something really good (like premium characters or more donuts)? Here’s the prize break down and the odds of winning:
|Squeaky Voice Teen/30 Donuts||4%|
|Hans Moleman/60 Donuts||4%|
|Frink’s Lab/150 Donuts||1%|
|Tire Fire/40 Donuts||0.01%|
|Springfield Sign/170 Donuts||0.004%|
|Duff Brewery/ 190 Donuts||0.002%|
|Volcano Lair/ 200 Donuts||0.001%|