Tapped Out Walkthrough: Level 36 Running with the Bullies

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Level 36 is here!  New buildings, new characters, new decorations & new excitement woohoo!
And here we are  with the Level 36 Main Questline Walkthrough: 

Running With the Bullies Pt 1

After tapping Nelson

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I’m not feeling school today.  Even the wedgies seem… educational.
Jimbo: He does not have to be purchase for this to start) Yeah, I’ve started calculating the potential return on reinvesting lunch money in the current marketplace.  Let’s get out of here before we learn anything!
Kearney: My kid’s at daycare until three, so I’m in.
Nelson: Hey, I only heard two yeses.  Where’s Dolph?
Jimbo: At the arcade.  He’s been wasting his time playing some mindless video game for nonexistent rewards.
Nelson: He’s really good.  He’s on level 36, but I’m only on level 21.
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Build the Noise Land Video Arcade– 24hrs
Keep Nelson free when complete

New Character Unlock!
level 36 dolph unlock
Running With the Bullies Pt.2

After tapping Dolph

Dolph: This Turbo Bully 2 game is totally unrealistic.  Three gut punches are way stronger than a double wedgie.  And I wasted a ton of money on this Interactive Wall Street.  Man, I hate social commentary.
Nelson: Let’s go not live up to our potential somewhere else.  You got a lighter?
Dolph: Nah, but the Kwik-E-Mart’s got them on four finger discount.
Nelson: Okay, I’ll keep Apu busy with my patented Nelson diversion – dropping a Squishee on the floor.
Make Nelson Shop at Kwik-E-Mart- 1hr
Make Dolph Shoplift- 1hr
Keep Marge free when complete

Running With the Bullies Pt. 3
After tapping Marge

Marge: Bart Simpson, it’s time to do something fun that you’ve been avoiding all day – clean your room.
Bart: Wish I could but I’ve actual fun to do.
Marge: We’ll make it a game – folding clothes lets you move two squares, removing anything with mold transports you to vacuum city where you battle the dust bunnies. For every piece of clothing that goes into the hamper, you get three health points and matching socks takes you to the toy chest surprise…Oh wait, he’s gone.
Make Bart Skateboad– 4hrs
Keep Dolph free when complete

Running With the Bullies Pt.4
After tapping Dolph

Dolph: The cops are on to us!  Cheese it!  They can smell our fear…or more likely, our Squishees.
Nelson: I can’t move that fast.  I’m loaded down with factory damaged Krusty O’s.  They’re sharp!
Bart: Hey guys, I thought you said running was for losers, chumps and Usain Bolt.
Nelson: Buzz off, Simpson – we’ve gotta find a place to lay low fast.
Bart: Then allow me to be your accomplice.  I know you the perfect spot. (Actual game dialogue, can’t make this stuff up kids)
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Make Bart Hide Out in the Brown House– 24hrs
Make Nelson Hide Out in the Brown House-
Make Dolph Hide Out in the Brown House-
Keep Nelson free when complete
Nelson: Nice move, Simpson.  I almost regret giving you that swirlie.
Bart: You said there was a spider in my hair!
Nelson: Smell ya later, dork.

Running With the Bullies Pt. 5

After tapping Nelson

Nelson: I can’t take any more learning.  Each time I learn a state capital I forget a cuss word.  Let’s ditch and get the hunk to Trenton! Wait, that’s not right….
Dolph: I can’t – I’m in the Betsy Ross These Colors Do Run 5K today.  I’m heavily favored for fourth place!
Nelson: I understood very little of that sentence.  What about you, Simpson?
Bart: I’ve waited my entire life for this.
Dolph: You’re asking him?  He doesn’t even slouch properly!
Nelson: Whatever.  Have fun not earning a medal, Starbeam.
Make Nelson Play the Guitar– 8hrs
Make Bart Skip School
– 8hrs
Make Dolph Torment Classmates
– 8hrs

Keep Bart free when complete

Running With the Bullies Pt. 6
After tapping Bart

Bart: Guys, want to see my new skateboard trick?  I call it the Roundhouse Bartwheel.
Jimbo: Who wants to watch Simpson break his neck?
Kearney: I’m hoping.  I’m hoping for carnage.
Dolph: I’m hoping for embarrassment.  Bones heal but emotional damage lasts forever.
Make Bart Skateboard– 4hrs
Keep Nelson free when complete

Running With the Bullies Pt. 7
After tapping Nelson

Nelson: Nice moves, Simpson, but Dolph is already our gang’s daredevil.
Dolph: That’s right.  I turn on my cell phone like ten minutes before the plane lands.
Bart: But I’m cool!  Just give me a chance to prove it.
Dolph: Fine.  Come trash the Kwik-E-Mart (although it says Kwik-E-Mark) with me and we’ll see who causes the most mayhem.
Bart: Or we could see who can write the most strongly worded comment card for the Kwik-E-Mart’s suggestion box?
Nelson: Haw Haw.  Chicken!
Bart: I’m not a chicken!  I’m just saying I know some harsh action words.
Make Dolph Vandalize the Kwik-E-Mart– 12hrs
Make Bart Vandalize the Kwik-E-Mart
– 12hrs
Keep Nelson free when complete

Running With the Bullies Pt. 8
After tapping Nelson

Nelson: You really outdid yourself, Dolph.  The colors, the shading, the depth of your trash job really shows. But I think Simpson’s graffiti’s got you beat.  He puts the art in Simpson.
Bart: Thanks guys, I was going for a small man’s view of a larger, uncaring world.  With butts.
Dolph: What? No damaged merchandise, no broken displays, no stolen goods.  Is this even a misdemeanor?  Forget you guys – I’m out of here!
Make Dolph Act Out Agression- 12hrs

Running With the Bullies Pt. 9
After tapping Dolph

Dolph: Bart Simpson thinks he’s so cool with his skateboard and 90’s catchphrases.  I can have a catchphrase too!  Like… “slam it down, Liberace!” Ok, maybe not that one.  I’ll show the gang what a wuss Bart is once and for all.  Hey, Bart.
Bart: Hey Dolph.  Come back for another art lesson?
Dolph: Just wanted you to know that the guys are starting to think you’re lame.  And stupid.  And have a fat head. But maybe you could change their minds if you did something awesome, like trash the kitchen at Luigi’s.
Bart: Wow, that’s really specific.  But sure, thanks for the advice, Dolph.
Dolph: Heh, no problem.
Make Bart Mess with Luigi’s Recipe– 8hrs
Keep Fat Tony free when complete
Luigi: Mama-mia! My spaghet, it’s a-ruined!

Running With the Bullies Pt. 10
After tapping Fat Tony

Fat Tony: Ah, the perfect evening to indulge in my two favorite Italian traditions – pasta and extortion.  Luigi, tell me, how is business?  By which I mean, I’m here to collect my ‘consultation fee’, ‘protection tariff’, and ‘defensive tax.’  You know you’d save more money if you bundled.
Luigi: It’s no good.  Someone trashed my kitchen. All my horse meat, she is ruined.
Fat Tony: Hmmm.  Nobody threatens local businesses except for me.  And in your case maybe the health inspector.
Make Fat Tony Have a Dinner Special at Luigi’s– 4hrs

Running With the Bullies Pt. 11
After tapping Fat Tony

Fat Tony: You’re right, Luigi, the food was truly disgusting.  Worse than usual even. I’ll ask around in the community and find out who sabotaged your kitchen.  And then I will make them suffer… just as I had to suffer by eating here tonight.
Make Business Owners Check in with Fat Tony- 12hrs x 5 Need 5 business owners (Apu, Comic Book Guy, Frink, Moe, Dr. Nick, Lugash.
Make Fat Tony Check in with Business Owners-12hrs
Keep Fat Tony free when complete

Running With the Bullies Pt. 12
After tapping Fat Tony

Fat Tony: My sources point to a gang of schoolyard bullies. Looks like they just graduated to the big leagues.  Legs, Louie, I want you to find these kids and give them a lesson in economics. Make sure it doesn’t go over their heads.
Legs: Finally some acknowledgement for my Masters in Fiscal Studies. All those night school classes.
Louie: I think he just wants us to shake ’em down, Legs. But we’re all still proud of you.
Make Legs Threaten Bullies- 8hrs
Make Louie Threaten Bullies- 
Keep Nelson free when complete

Running With the Bullies Pt. 13
After tapping Nelson

Nelson: Hey Simpson! A couple of mobsters just shook us down for our shake-down money. You know how much I hate irony.
Jimbo: They said you trashed Luigi’s. And I was only two stamps away from a free chicken parm!
Bart: It was Dolph’s idea!
Nelson: If Dolph told you to jump off a bridge, would you do it? Get him, Jimbo, and toss him off a bridge!
Make Bart Hide from Bullies- 24hrs
Keep Dolph free when complete
Bart:  Man, I don’t know what’s worse, running from the mob or the bullies. Well, the mob obviously. What am I going to do?

Running With the Bullies Pt. 14
After tapping Dolph

Dolph: Hey Bart, hold up a sec.
Bart: What do you want me to do this time, Dolph?  Steal the head of Jebediah Springfield, become a national enemy of Australia, sell my soul?  Well, you can’t because I already did those.
Dolph: Look, I set you up at Luigi’s but I thought the mob would just rough you up a bit, maybe cut off a few fingers.  But now, they’re after all our fingers! And just when Kearney’s hand modeling career was taking off.
Bart: This is bad. Why didn’t anyone ever try to warn me that there could be repercussions for my bad behavior?
Dolph: Don’t worry — I’ve got an idea! Let’s get some of those honor roll dweebs to think of an idea for us?
Make Bart Get Help from Lisa –24hrs
Make Lisa Help Bart-24hrs
Make Dolph Get Help from Martin-24hrs

Make Martin Help Dolph-24hrs
Lisa: Martin and I don’t like being forced into solving your problems.  But we do like solving problems, so we came up with a plan anyway.
Martin: To rectify the situation, we must incorporate a method of rapid profit generation to replace lost revenue for the establishment in question.
Dolph: I want to hit you but I don’t understand why.
Lisa: Bart hurt Fat Tony’s profits, so we make it up to him by drumming up lots of business for Luigi’s.
Bart: Way to go, sis! You’ve done it again.
Lisa: You know, for most sisters, rescuing their brother from the mob would be out of the ordinary.

Running With the Bullies Pt. 15
After tapping Lisa

Lisa: To do list time! Step one – make a to do list. Step two – tell Bart and Dolph about to do list. Check.Step three – Dolph, you distract the gang from finding Bart. Step four – Bart, you make things right with Fat Tony.
Bart: Can’t I just start my own civilization down in the sewers?
Lisa: No Bart! Tell him our plan. When he sees how it will benefit Luigi, he’s sure to let you off the hook.
Bart: Okay. And then I go live in the sewers?
Lisa: Just go!
Make Fat Tony Take A Legtimate Business Meeting- 30minutes
Make Bart Attend a Legitimate Business Meeting- 30minutes
Keep Dolph free when complete
Fat Tony: Bart Simpson, I admire the courage it took for you to come to me… and your casual but stylish attire.  I am willing to break only one of your legs now and leave the other until we see if your plan works.
Bart: The plan kind of needs both of my legs unbroken, sir.
Fat Tony: You drive a hard bargain, Mr. Simpson. But very well.  Zero
legs upfront… but three legs later if you plan fails. Capeesh?

Running With the Bullies Pt. 16
After tapping Dolph

Dolph:  Okay, Poindexter, one more time, explain to me how this is all supposed to work.
Martin: It’s quite simple.  Using elementary perceptive and emotional cues, we establish subliminal suggestions to Springfield’s recreational population.
Bart: Lisa? Translation?
Lisa: You and Dolph will use advertising and publicity stunts to get people to eat at Luigi’s.
Martin:  My rhetoric was clearly miscommunicated if it’s implications weren’t identical to that.
Bart: Lisa?
Lisa: That’s what he was trying to say.
Make Citizens Eat at Luigi’s- 8hrs x 20   You’ll need to send 20 residents of Springfield to Luigi’s.
Keep Bart free when complete
Lisa: Martin, look!  It’s working!  Poeple are going to Luigi’s!
Martin: Of course it’s working.  Another classic example of psychologically induced herd mentality!
Lisa: It’s amazing how advertising works on people.  It’s just like pushing a button…. 20 times on a screen.

Running With the Bullies Pt. 17
After tapping Bart

Bart: Hey guys, I saved the day! I guess this makes us even, right? Why are you making a fist, Nelson?
Nelson: *gut punch*
Bart: Oofff!
Nelson: There. Now, we’re even. Come on, let’’s get out of here before he thinks he’s one of us again.
Dolph: Later, Bart.
Make Nelson Laugh at the Misfortune of Others- 24hrs
Make Dolph Loiter with an Adult Magazine– 24hrs

And with that your Level 36 main questline is complete.  What did you think?  Did you enjoy Dolph’s storyline?

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6 responses to “Tapped Out Walkthrough: Level 36 Running with the Bullies

  1. Straaaange… I just completed pt 10 with Fat Tony, but the game won’t let me complete the task. It’s showing a count of -34/1. Is this bug occurring with anyone else?

  2. Out of curiousity, why are Herman and Captain McCallister not considered business owners since after all, they do run their own respective businesses.

  3. I never got prompted to start the quest chain. Nelson was trick or treating when i opened the game this morning after the update, but he finished and still nothing. Im lvl 36. Just like I still don’t have the hospital! Ugh. Any ideas?

    • You may have too many pending tasks for it to prompt. Check your build menu is the Arcade still locked? Is the Hospital the only building below level 36 you have yet to build? If so, and the arcade is still locked. Try storing Nelson’s house and putting it back again. It may help trigger it. If not, just be patient it will come up eventually. Sometimes when you still have lower level tasks to do the game will not let you move forward, until they’re complete.
      The good thing about Level Updates is they’re here forever so you don’t have to worry about needing to rush to finish it. It will still be there when you get to it 🙂

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