Monthly Archives: April 2014

Turbo Tappin’ Level 40: Miss. Hoover & Chocolate Pain

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

And greetings from 35,000ft in the air….thank goodness for a steady connection of Airplane and Airport Wi-Fi so I can bring you the latest on Level 40! ¬†Currently flying high above the US on my way back home to the East Coast (where apparently it’s raining cats and dogs…don’t worry I’ll try hard not to step on a poodle! ūüėČ ) ANYWAY….

Level 40 has arrived in Springfield…right in the middle of Easter!!!¬†Way to totally throw us off EA! ¬†¬†¬†ANYWAY…like I was saying Level 40 is upon us and what a fun Level it is! ¬†Lisa and Ralph finally get their teacher back, Ms. Hoover, and the music program will be restored at Springfield Elementary!

So now that there’s a new level out there you know what that means, right?  Time for another Turbo Tappin’!  So with that let’s jump right in a Turbo Tap the Main Questline (Freemium) of Level 40!

As we mentioned in the Level 40¬†is here post¬†Principal Skinner¬†gets things rolling for Level 40¬†and that kicks off the need to build the Ah Fudge! Factory¬†(mmm Chocolate…fits right in with Easter!) which takes 24hrs. ¬†So now let’s get to Tappin’ shall we?!


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Woah, Hello Level 40! (UPDATED and Complete)


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well I know we’re a bit late to the party today…us Addicts have been away for the last few days and we’re all travelling back to our homes today. ¬†So somewhere between flights and car rides (and time zone changes) EA decided to hit us with Level 40. We’re sorry we’re a bit late with this…but all the great info you except and love from us will be up soon!

Here’s a quick bit of info to get you going…Principal Skinner starts (he’ll need to be free)…and you’ll also need Ralph and Lisa free for the first part. ¬†After the first part you’ll be prompted to build Ah Fudge (600k, 24hr build). ¬†Ah Fudge will contain….Ms. Hoover! ¬†(A female character that’s NOT premium!)

Lots more coming guys we promise…but at the moment I’m writing from my cell phone. ¬†Gotta find some WiFi and fire up the laptop! ¬†ūüôā


UPDATE from Alissa:¬†Well I’ve successfully located Wi-Fi and a power outlet…at the airport. ¬†Unfortunately, for me and Bunny we’re trapped at the airport right now…FAA has grounded all flights because of a downed tower. ¬†(Wookiee was able to drive home…lucky Fuzzball!) ¬†So bad news for us..we’re stuck. ¬†Good news for you guys…I can get you more info! ¬†So here’s the Level 40 rundown you’ve come to know, love and expect from us!

As I mentioned above…Principal Skinner kicks Level 40 off, but you’ll also need to have Lisa AND Ralph free for a 2 hr task (so much for Ralph hunting those Easter Eggs for 2 hours). ¬†You’ll also be prompted to build Ah Fudge, it’s a 24hr build. ¬†Here’s the rest of the details in quick rundown style: Continue reading

Easter Event 2 Weeks In….What Have YOU Won?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So we’re 2¬†weeks in from the start of the bunny invasion, with 2 more weeks to go! ¬†Now that everyone is busy tapping and zapping I want to know…what have YOU¬†won so far? ¬†It was great having everyone share their results after week 1¬†that we thought we’d check in with everyone and see how their doing after week 2!

Here’s where I currently am in my A town after 2 weeks of bunny catching:

Note:¬†In my A town I’m playing as freemium as I can get with this event. ¬†I have not purchased a single Egg. ¬†The only purchase I’ve made at this point was for the MKII and that’s been more a test to see if I experience the same glitch a few of you are mentioning (where it gives you your dominant color instead of your non-dominant color). ¬†Beyond that not 1 item has been purchased. ¬†All baskets have been won and all Eggs have been tapped or zapped. ¬†I am growing carrots and using Witch Marge…so I earn about 10-13 eggs/2 hrs with that (when I remember to go in and tap it!). ¬†Also…I am NOT maxed out on friends. ¬†I currently have 75 neighbors.

I’m Team Pink in my A game…
Pink Boxes: Fence, 100 gold eggs, fence, 100 gold eggs, fence, fence, tree, 100 gold eggs, umbrella and towel, 100 gold eggs, fence, 100 gold eggs, Chirpy and Bart Jr, umbrella and towel, 100 gold eggs, fence, 100 gold eggs, Blocko Store Completed this in week 1.  STOPPED PLAYING PINK BOX.  (converting all pink eggs to blue)

Blue Boxes: 300 Gold, pond, Fence, 300 Gold, egg pile, 300 gold, Pond, (end week 1) Fence, 300 Gold, Fence, 300 Gold, Pond, 300 Gold, Egg Council Guy

Gold Boxes: Kodos Topiary, Hugs Bunny, Gate, (end week 1) Fence, Banana Dictatorship,

For those not wanting to count…I won Chirpy and Bart Jr on attempt #13 and Blocko Store on attempt #18. ¬†Ended up with 6 Fences (18 total towards Sucking Out quest), 700 Gold Eggs, 1 Easter Tree and 2 Umbrella and Towels. ¬†So…I’ve now stopped attempting on pink since I’ve unlocked both items and am converting pink eggs to blue.

In the Blue Box I won the Egg Council Guy on my 14th attempt and in the Gold Box I got lucky and won Hugs on my second attempt & Banana Dictatorship on my 5th!

Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time for playing this week because I’ve been traveling BUT I still think I’m in good shape with 2 weeks left in the event!

So now…what have YOU won? ¬†Sound off in the comments below with the prizes you’ve unlocked 2 weeks in!


Where Did THAT Come From: Fireworks, Candy and Puppy Dog Store

Boom goes the fireworks while the candy melts in my mouth and the puppies melt my heart. ¬†Woo hoo… new building! ¬†Of course, I’m sure you can guess I’m talking about the newest premium building that came with the 2014 TSTO Easter Event. ¬†The¬†Fireworks, Candy and Puppy Dog Store.

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Turbo Tappin’ Easter 2014: Hugs Bunny

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well the Easter update is upon us! ¬†Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies…they’re EVERYWHERE! ¬†Speaking of Bunnies….now seems like the perfect time to Turbo Tap Hugs Bunny! (a character won in the Gold Prize Box)

For those of you who don’t know Turbo Tappin’ is our quick version of a walkthrough for the Level/Update/Character where we give you who starts the quest, the task and what you earn.  This way you have your quick guide on who to keep free and when.  This is great for our fellow Addicts who love to copy and paste the walkthrough into their device for quick reference.

Now on with the walkthrough! ¬†Hugs is won through the Gold Prize box and once you’ve unlocked him you can either place him in Springfield or in your storage. ¬†Once he’s placed in Springfield his 5 part questline will begin…assuming you have Homer free. ¬†So let’s take a look at the Last Temptation of Hugs¬†shall we?

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Where Did THAT Come From – Sumatran Century Flower

‚ÄúEvery one, flare your nostrils in olfactory anticipation.‚ÄĚ

Hello hello. ¬†Wookiee popping in for more WDTCF goodness for all my favorite wabbit whackerinos (or are you more of a zapperino?) ¬†This installment is about a premium item which dropped this Easter… the Sumatran Century Flower.

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Just WHAT is that shadow all about?

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?¬†The Shadow knows!”

In this silly little game we play, there are so many little snippets EA throws in to make us remember fond episodes we’ve seen in our lives. ¬†One of the many joys for me writing on this site is talking about them. ¬†In that spirit, I thought it’d be fun to point something out you may or may not have noticed. ¬†In the past, we;ve had ghost and livers have conversations with the characters in our games, but this Easter event brought us a new one… the shadow.

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Where Did THAT Come From – Egg Council Guy

Homer: ‚ÄúHey you!¬† Does anyone know who that is?‚ÄĚ

Seriously laughing my butt off.  Why?  Well, just today I won the Egg Council Guy in my 21st blue egg box and that’s exactly what Homer said as this NPC joined my Springfield.  But I’m sure a lot of you feel just like Homer.  Who the heck is this and why is he now in the game?  Well, count on the resident walking carpet to fill you in.

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Easter and the Conform-O-Meter

Update April 2015: The Easter Event for 2015 added one new item to our games, the rest were returning from Easter 2014.  The Easter Island God was the one item added for 2015, and to check out how it impacts the Conform-O-Meter check out the details post on it here.

For the remaining items check out the details below from last year’s event…

Well Bunnies have invaded Springfield and you know what that means…it’s wabbit hunting time!¬† With all of the new items (and there are a TON of new items) added to Tapped Out I thought now would be a good time to take a look at how all of these items impact the Conform-O-Meter ratings.

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Easter¬†event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, level 39 did though, it did bring us a ton of new items to add to our Springfield. ¬†Let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating:

New Buildings:

Item Cost Category Points
Johnny Fiestas Won Gluttony 10
Banana Dictatorship Won Obedience 10
Blocko Store Won Consumerism 10
Fireworks, Candy & Puppy Dogs 60 Donuts Consumerism 10
Crazy Cat Lady’s House 180 Donuts Indolence 10


Item Cost Category Points
Easter Tree Won Vanity 100
Easter Pond Won Vanity 100
Easter Egg Pile Won Vanity 100
Easter Gate Won Vanity 100
Easter Fence Won Vanity 100
Pastel Fence Won Vanity 100
Beach Town & Umbrella Won Vanity 100
Easter Banner $12,500 Vanity 100
Easter Float $15,000 Vanity 100
Sumatran Century Flower 40 Donuts Vanity 400
Kodos Topiary 15 Donuts/Won Vanity 150
Kang Topiary 15 Donuts/Won Vanity 150
Natural Feberge Egg 100 Donuts/Won Vanity 1,000

So there you have it my friends! ¬†The complete rundown of how all of the new Easter Goodies impact the conform-o-meter. ¬†Lots of new decorations to improve your vanity rating…but it’s always great to get new buildings that impact consumerism too!

How’s your Conform-O-Meter doing? ¬†Are you maxed out? ¬†Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things. ¬†These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Twice a week we’ll be posting a Caption This!¬†moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is¬†happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and¬†funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader JustaJenn)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!