Daily Archives: October 6, 2013

Well… you asked for it….

Hey Addicterinos…

In one of my last posts, Barbsinbox asked for pics of the tombstones from the opening screen.  Although I am nowhere near as savvy with pics like the other amazing authors on Team Awesome Sauce aka TSTO Addicts, I figured I’d try.

So here’s the tombstones you see on the opening screen a la older Treehouse of Horror Specials…

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I tried to zoom in on each tombstone to make them easier to read.  If you click on the next picture, it’ll open bigger on your browser.


If you still can’t read them, here’s what they say in no particular order:


Some of you may know that this is one of the segments from the TOH Episode premiering tonight.  Obviously EA floated the idea of doing these and then shot them down.


With the success of freemium gaming on “smart” phones and tablets added to the profit margin for EA, it may be very true that console gaming may start playing canasta with Atari and the NES.


A poke at the game currency from Halloween 2012.  Seems EA thought they had a MORE GOO idea.


Matt Groening’s original comic strip pre-Simpsons.  If you’ve never seen it, check it out.  Very cool stuff and who doesn’t love a one eared Bunny?


Gotta love any political satire from the Simpsons writers.  To keep from upsetting any one over politics, I suggest searching this term on your engine of choice and hopefully laughing at the appropriateness of this statement considering when the update was released.

Well, hope everyone is enjoying the heck out of the event.  Y’all stay classy, ghostbust the Jeebus out of all the towns and keep tapa-tapa-tapping away.  Wookiee out!

Too Many Homers

How have you been managing your Homer efficiency with the Halloween update?!

Should I Spend Donuts on the Cauldron (& Witch Marge)?

With all of the Halloween premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

 Wondering if you should add the Cauldron to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding the the Cauldron to your Springfield.

Decoration: Cauldron
Donut Price: 75 Donuts
Unique?: Yes, only 1 Cauldron per Springfield
Bonus: 2.25% (bonus cash & XP to all tasks)
Bonus % Per Donut Spent: 0.03%
-It unlocks the Witch Marge Costume for Marge, with a whole new set of tasks that earn at a PREMIUM rate (50% more cash & XP)
-Ability to speed up a crop
-Limited-Time costume from last year that was brought back. Great for new tappers and Android players who couldn’t play TSTO last year because it wasn’t available on Android.

-No quest line with it.
-For 75 donuts you’re not adding a new character or building, mainly just a costume and decoration.

Final Thought:
Honestly…if you can swing it, I say go for it. This is one of the more sought after items to the game, and the fact that EA has brought it back for this Halloween is AWESOME. At 75 donuts it’s not the worst item you can buy. Plus you’ll earn a decent bonus percentage rate AND premium rates on her tasks.


Witch Marge’s Tasks:

Task Length Payout Building
Buy Eye of Newt 1hr $105/26xp Kwik-E-Mart
Speed Up a Crop 4hrs $260/70xp Outside Cletus’s Farm
Do A Victory Lap 8hrs $420/150xp Flys on a Broom Outside
Stir the Pot 12hrs $600/150xp Cauldron
Relax with a Book of Spells 24hrs $1000/225xp Simpson House
Witch Marge Flying Around Springfield

Witch Marge Flying Around Springfield



Shhhh…come a lil closer…closer…TOO CLOSE!!! BACK UP A LIL! Sheesh. So, I have a lil secret I wanna share. Did you know as you are tapping your 5 ghosts in your neighbors town that you can get MORE than five. You did??!! Who told you??! WHO?! That lil…fine then. So much for my lil secret. Now what am I supposed to write about?

I guess I will just show you MY pics of me getting 7 & 8 (YES 8! I thought you said you knew…liars.) It takes a lil patience to wait til you get three or more all in REALLY close proximity. Get your itchy tappin finger ready…AND TAP LIKE A MAD WOMAN…or man. WOOHOO!!! Extra Goo! Let me know if any of you were successful in this too.



Looks like EA has disabled this ability with the new updates they sent out the last few days. Some are still able to, for the moment. Mine just changed now, even though I was one of first to get update. So…no more double tapping ghosts. Well, at least it was a fun treat while it lasted.

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You Put the Pumpkin House Where?!?!

Hey Howdy Hey Addicts!

The very first GOO Item you earn in the Halloween Event is the Pumpkin House.  At 100 GOO just about everyone should have the item by now.  What I want to know is where you put it and what you’ve done with it?

Here’s a few that we saw:

Here’s mine from my “B” game
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As you can see I basically just put it down while I work through the update.  Eventually it’ll look a little nicer 🙂

Here’s Bunny’s:
Looking decorated as always!

And here’s one from one of my neighbors I thought looked cool:
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That’s a lotta pumpkins!

So, show us yours!  Leave the link for your Pumpkin House screen shot in the comments below.  If you need help with screenshots you can check our our How-To post here and if you need help with Dropbox Links you can check out our How-To Post here.

Look forward to seeing just where you put that Pumpkin House!

Sunday: What’s in the Simpson’s Attic? Answer to the Triva

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So despite the Simpsons THOH episode not airing until tonight EA has decided to let everyone take a crack at the Trivia before it airs.  So here’s the deal and how you unlock Strongman Homer…
Throughout the week we’ve been collecting little parts of the Strongman Homer costume:2013-10-05 06.42.57
Today when you tap on the Simpson’s Attic (go to the Simpson’s house and tap on it, then find the attic option and tap on Go):
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A trivia question pops up:
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The question is: What item of Moe’s does Homer Covet in this season’s Treehouse of Horrors episode?
The answer is….An Emerald Ring.  Check that off, as soon as you do you’ll receive 10 FREE DONUTS (woohoo more FREE Donuts!!), then tap continue..
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As soon as you do you’ll unlock Strongman Homer, and his costume will AUTOMATICALLY appear in Homer’s list of costumes when you tap on him.
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We’ll be back with more about Strongman Homer a little later on…for now I wanted to make sure you all could unlock him.



Don’t Forget the Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors XXIV Tonight!

Hey howdy hey Ghostbusters!

With everything going on for the Tapped-Out Halloween event it’s easy to forget that tomorrow is Sunday and you know what that means??  Time for a brand new Simpsons and this week is the Treehouse of Horrors Episode!  Be sure to watch Treehouse of Horrors XXIV Tonight!  And for our friends not in the US who will not be able to watch the episode tomorrow, don’t worry we’ll have a full recap right here as soon as it airs!

To get you ready for the episode tonight, here’s a preview released by FOX of the opening sequence for this year’s show:

Oh and EA has released a new “trailer” for the Halloween Event of TSTO…it’s been awhile since they’ve had a new game video out…Play Tapped Out, it’s free…sorta!

What’s Up with the Premium Gremlins?

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So if you’ve explored your new premium options in the game you’ll see two Gremlin options you can purchase for donuts. For two donuts you can purchase a trio of Gremlins and for 10 donuts you can buy 20 Gremlins.

Curious about these? Well it’s pretty simple really. They’re just extra Gremlins you can purchase to drop in your friend’s towns. Yes, that’s right you can purchase Gremlins for donuts to drop them in your friend’s towns to earn GOO…the same Gremlins you can get for free just for tapping Ghosts & haunting buildings (haunted buildings too).

There is absolutely no added bonus to using these Gremlins vs. the free ones.

My opinion?
Save your donuts for something that can/will provide you with bonuses and/or conform-o-meter points. In the long run that’s the better investment!