Turbo Tappin’ 4th of July: Failure to Launch

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

4th of July has arrived in Springfield!  And what’s the 4th of July with out a little Rockets Red Glare?  Giuseppe has been introduced into the game…the Firework King!   So now that we have an all new event to keep our tapping fingers busy, you know what that means right?  Time for an all new Turbo Tappin’!

As I mentioned in the rundown post, Homer and Apu get things started prompting you to build Giuseppe’s Workshop.  So let’s get to Tappin’ shall we?

turbotappin 4th

Failure to Launch Pt.1
Homer starts

Build Giuseppe’s Workshop- $5,000, 24hr Build

Failure to Launch Pt. 2
Homer starts

Reach Level 9 and Build Springfield Elementary
Make Lisa Read Outdated Chemistry Books- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Make Giuseppe Stock Up on ‘Fertilizer’-
4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp

Failure to Launch Pt. 3
Lisa starts

Make Giuseppe Invent a New Firework- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Make Lisa Mix Dangerous Chemicals- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp

Failure to Launch Pt. 4
Giuseppe starts

Make Giuseppe Host a Fireworks Support Rally- 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp
Make Republicans Attend the Fireworks Support Rally– x5.  Send 5 Republicans to attend the support Rally.  Earns $110, 27xp non-premium characters, $175, 40xp premium characters.  Here’s a list of who you can send:
Krusty, Dr. Hibbert, Rich Texan, Mr. Costington, Wolfcastle, Mr. Burns, Herman, Fat Tony, Legs, Louie, Cletus, Chalmers, Homer, Rev. Lovejoy, Brandine, Kang,

Failure to Launch Pt. 5
Lisa starts

Make Giuseppe Search for Stolen Fireworks- 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Make Homer Search for Stolen Fireworks– 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

Failure to Launch Pt. 6
Homer starts

Reach Level 11 and Build the Cooling Tower
Make Homer “Safety” do his Job– 16hrs, $500, 125xp

Failure to Launch Pt. 7
Lisa starts

Make Giuseppe Confront Mr. Burns- 6hrs, Earns $450, 110xp
Make Homer Butt into Giuseppe’s Business- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp

Failure to Launch Pt. 8
Giuseppe starts

Make Giuseppe Show-Off a New Invention- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

And with that 4th of July (at least for now…) is complete!

If run from start to finish, with out using donuts, it should take you 3days and 17hrs to complete.

What do YOU think of the 4th of July update?  Are you excited they added more fireworks back to the game?  How about the twist in the dialogue?  What about the FREE donuts?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!


68 responses to “Turbo Tappin’ 4th of July: Failure to Launch

  1. Hi, have been away this past week and haven’t really kept track but I think my quest is stuck on Lisa starting. Is there any way of re-triggering as the usual inventory trick doesn’t work?

  2. Part 7 is glitched for me. Giuseppe’s action is locked (“requires: Quest) despite the game telling me that it’s a requirement. Have tried accessing it both through his character and the actual quest “Do It” button.

    Have put Giuseppe in my inventory for an hour, closed out of the game and even reset my iPad. No luck. My only other idea is to wait until Homer’s finished his part and try again.

    Any other advice as to how to get this rolling? Many thanks!

    • Outside of uninstall/reinstall the game or contact EA…looks like you already are trying the basics. (Store building character came with. Wait for other characters to become free and try again.)

      See what happens after Homer is done. Before you send him again, store the Cooling Towers/restart device/replace them. Then send him on his way and see what happens (If it doesn’t trigger anyway when you replace the Towers.)

    • Hi, I think I have the same problem at the “Failure to Launch Pt.7” with the task “Make Giuseppe Confront Mr. Burns”, it’s locked.
      Could you help me?

  3. It’d be awesome if like every 7 days you play you get 7 Donuts on the 7th Day as the only way to get the Free Donuts other than the secrets is by Leveling up.

  4. Did anybody else notice that on the “make republicans hold a rally” task that you could send Kodos (who posed as Bob Dole in Treehouse of Horror VII) but not Kang (who posed as Bill Clinton)?

    That throwback joke made the whole quest line worth it for me. Such detail!! Much love, EA!!

  5. Just finished “Failure to Launch” on my “A” town.

    A free Springfielder and a nice cheap building.
    Wonderfully stress free event !!

    Thanks EA !!!

  6. What happens when you finish the line of quests??? Any donuts? Any new quests? Any ANYTHING?!?

  7. Having a problem with failure to launch part 6. It’s asking for cooling towers which I already have. But it wont let homer do his job safely… any ideas??

  8. ” reach level 11 and build the cooling towers” I have already built the cooling towers, but it’s still saying I need to build them for this quest… Help???

  9. Before homers does his job task he talks about “it’s Ceylon’s turn now”
    Who is Ceylon?

    • I haven’t read this bit of dialogue but I can tell you Sri Lanka used to be called that. Also a computer programming language deeply influenced by Java.

    • I giggled at this. I almost wonder if they meant the Cylons…Like from Battlestar Galactica, but somehow it was spell corrected to Ceylon. Which may also work as a geek coding option used. Lol.

  10. POP!! After about 12 hours of getting that message, now it’s working properly.

  11. Hi all! I’m up to Part 4 of Failure to Launch but when I try to send republicans to the rally, I’m brought to the build menu for the Community Center, which is something I’ve never bought. Could that be correct–that the rally is at a site bought by donuts?
    Thanks again for the great work on the site–here’s a turbo hug for y’all! 🙂

  12. When does this event ends!?!

  13. You can also send Flanders to the fireworks rally

  14. I am rather disappointed that Stampy isn’t a Republican.

  15. Is Lisa liberty a skin or a decoration?

  16. Damn I only have 4 republicans, might run into some issues there lol

  17. I’m liking the animations at Guispesse’s house. Very cool. Good update!

    Not sure where to post this, but, how can I upload a profile pic?

  18. I really wish EA would add a cancel option for player tasks. Sometimes, I’m tapping so fast and doing say 4 hour tasks for everyone and I get to one that has a 6 hour task so I hit, then the next pops up with the 8 hour task on the top and I accidentally push it. D’oh! Oh how I wish I could cancel before they actually start their task…

  19. I want to see how much American Apu is, if it is cheap I will get that and Ye Olde Cherry Tree.

  20. You Americans and your explosions………..I think this update is skirting some controversy here lookout for the NFA backlash..;-)

    • After reading the entire dialogue it’s debatable whether or not to post it. Very controversial….worse than when Herman came to Springfield.

      • Especially just now still its very funny and we can’t censor ourselves because of a bunch of……people who have strongly held views….

      • Just got into the quest line and wow, you weren’t kidding. EA’s writers have all the subtlety of a box of hammers (and saying it’s worse than the Herman questline is saying an awful lot)

  21. Is the Rex Banner quest line the same from last year? I got him last year and there was a task for him today but the quests seem to be the exact same to my disappointment.

  22. i like the American Flag also ( even though im canadian ) , u can put it behind some building and it looks very natural, the one i got last year i have behind my town hall, maybe ill get one for the library this yeah and the high school, and any government building…or is it a unique item i forget……

  23. It may be greedy but I really hope they bundle Washington and Lincoln together, I want them both but don’t have enough donuts for either one. I would actually consider going premium if I could buy both for like 200 donuts…are you listening EA?

  24. no item like last year only 2 dough nuts , that is kinda lame if u ask me ( unless your not telling us something yet ). last year it was the box of fire works which is like what 2.00% bonus exp,

    and one other thing….is the “Sit on it and rotate ” a permanent item or just for the 4th holiday ?

  25. Any idea if I can put this off a day? Or will I miss out on finishing the 4th of July tasks?

  26. @TappedOutKing

    Love the new content. But we need more LAND, LAND, LAND!!!!

  27. What episodes is Giuseppe from? I’ve been watching the Simpsons for 20 years and don’t remember him.

  28. Amazing, I want that green restaurant

  29. And George Washington and the Cherry Tree!

  30. Just got the update! There is also a Fireworks Barge and Lincoln Memorial premium items! Woohoo!

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