For those of you around for Whacking Day, the thought of collecting items to win prizes may either bring up fond memories or send you screaming for the hills! But don’t worry, this time around the Addicts team is here to help! We’ve got you covered, so that plus the more than a month you have to play the update should help you achieve all of the goals! Let’s get right to it by breaking down the “game inside the game”.
Just call yourself the new Ghostbuster, because that’s what the Simpsons are asking you to do here! The object is to “Pop” (EA wouldn’t dare use “whack” and stir up those flashbacks!) the Ghosts to collect their GOO. GOO is the new in-game currency for special Halloween items. Occasionally a Ghost will spill out a Gremlin (they’re attracted to GOO after all) when you pop them. Gremlins are collected to put in your friend’s towns , they’ll help you collect more GOO (since Gremlins are attracted to GOO). Confused yet? Don’t be…let’s break it all down step by step
Once you’ve completed the 24hr Fortune Teller Building build you unlock the ability to start popping Ghosts! You can find the word for word explanation behind the Ghosts in our walkthrough here. Ghosts will fly around your Springfield (And your friend’s ..but we’ll get to that in a minute) and all you have to do is just tap them. They’ll disappear and “release” a purple canister full of GOO & occasionally release a Gremlin head.
Here’s what the ghosts look like:
Again, GOO is the new in-game currency. It comes in purple canisters and appears when you pop ghosts. It also appears in a variety of other ways as well. You can earn GOO while visiting friends towns, completing special event tasks, “un-possessing” possessed characters & tapping haunted buildings. Here are the prizes and the amount of GOO they cost:
Gremlins are the new “eggs” of Tapped Out. You can place Gremlins in your friends towns and they help you collect more GOO. Personally this isn’t something I’ve been able to do yet. In order to place a Gremlin in your friends town they must have completed the Gypsy build and be on the point of popping Ghosts. You can tell if a friend is at this point by checking out the purple GOO counter over their town on the neighbors map. If the counter is more than 0 you know they’re able to accept Gremlins in their town, however if they’re still at 0 then they aren’t quite ready.
The only other thing I want to mention at this point is, now when you visit friends (who are ready for ghosts) you can tap 3 buildings to make them haunted (to collect GOO, and give them GOO to collect) and you can tap 5 Ghosts to collect GOO from. Here’s a shot from other Springfield of what it looks like:
We’ll be back periodically with more up-to-date information as we have it. For now we’ve got to continue to play the update ourselves and see what comes up next!
Have fun Ghost Busting!