Should I Spend Donuts On the 4th of July Stuff?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

4th of July has arrived in Springfield!  But, with that limited-time label it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. . 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.

Today, July 4th, several premium items were brought back from 4th of July 2013.  Wondering if you should add these rockets red glare to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm spend button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this American swag to your Springfield….

Tapped_Out_Lisa_statue Tapped_Out_Crate_of_fireworks Tapped_Out_Pinwheel_firework all american apu

 



Tapped_Out_Lisa_statue

Decoration: Lisa Statue
Donut Price: 75 Donuts
Dimensions: 3×3
Bonus: 2.75% bonus to all cash and xp
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield
Can Be Placed: Anywhere in Springfield and Squidport (just not IN the water)
Conform-O-Meter: Obedience +10

Pros:
-Awesome decoration that adds some USA style to Springfield
-2.75% is a sweet bonus on all cash and XP
-Returning decoration from 4th of July 2013

Cons:
-10 donut increase from last year’s price.
-No animation/tasks associated with it.  Basically it just sits there.

Final Thought:
This is something I purchased last year during this event, and I have NEVER regretted it!  It’s sitting on a “barge” in my Springfield with fireworks around it.  Really makes it look awesome!  For me this is a great buy, but not a MUST buy.  If you’re short on donuts you may want to pass at this one and save them for another item with more animations.


Tapped_Out_Crate_of_fireworks

Decoration: Crate of Fireworks
Donut Price: 60 Donuts
Dimensions: 3×3
Bonus: 2.25% bonus to all cash and xp
Unique: No, you can have as many as you want in your Springfield.
Can Be Placed: Anywhere in Springfield and Squidport (just not IN the water)
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +600

Pros:
-Awesome decoration that adds some USA style to Springfield
-2.25% is a nice bonus on all cash and XP
-Returning decoration from 4th of July 2013
-Fun firework animation when tapped

Cons:
-10 donut increase from last year’s price.
-Animation is quick
-Expensive for just a box of fireworks

Final Thought:
This is something I purchased last year during this event, and I have NEVER regretted it!  They’re currently around the Lisa Statue in my Springfield.  I like this decoration because of the added firework fun, however this might not be for you.  60 donuts is still a hefty price tag, especially if you’re a freemium player.  So think carefully about this one before you pull that trigger, this may be a pass for most players.


Tapped_Out_Pinwheel_firework

Decoration: Pinwheel Firework
Donut Price: 40 Donuts
Dimensions: 2×2
Bonus: 2% bonus to all cash and xp
Unique: No, you can have as many as you want in your Springfield.
Can Be Placed: Anywhere in Springfield and Squidport (just not IN the water)
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +400

Pros:
-Awesome decoration that adds some USA style to Springfield
-2% is a nice bonus on all cash and XP
-Returning decoration from 4th of July 2013
-Spins around and shoots off “ground” fireworks when tapped.

Cons:
-10 donut increase from last year’s price.
-Animation is quick

Final Thought:
This is something I purchased last year during this event, and I have NEVER regretted it!  I currently have several all along my beachfront.  However, while I have a ton of them, I realize it might not be for everyone.  40 donuts is still a big donut price, so this may be something you’ll want to sit on and/or hold off on.


all american apu

Character/Costume: All American Apu
Donut Price: 30 Donuts

Pros:
-Premium character, earns 50% more cash and xp on all tasks
-A skin for Apu, the only one in the game so far.
-A whole new set to tasks for Apu, and some are pretty funny!

Cons:
-This was free last year
-Kind of falls out of place with the event with out Rex Banner too
-Only two tasks are outdoor tasks

Final Thought:
I’m on the fence with this one.  While I currently have the costume in my Springfield, I got it last year, it’s one I hardly use.  When I remember I have it I giggle at Apu’s attempts to follow sports teams, but for the most part it sits unused.  That being said I’ve already had it for a year…many of you might not have him yet and are looking for some new tasks for Apu.  If that’s the case than this is a great buy for you.
Of course in the end I can’t tell you what to do, I can only tell you what I would do (or have done.) and in the case with this costume I’d most likely spend donuts on it.

All-American Apu’s Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Follow Local Sports Team 1hr $105, 26xp Outside
Hide Fireworks Behind Malt Liqor 4hrs $260, 70xp Kwik-E-Mart
Display Patriotism 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside
Turn a Profit 12hrs $600, 150xp Kwik-E-Mart
Stock Up On Illegal Fireworks 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Kwik-E-Mart

Also as a quick reminder..don’t forget the following items are in the game today as well for in-game cash:

Tapped_Out_American_Flag American Flag– $5,600.  Improves Vanity +450

100px-Tapped_Out_Liberty_bell Liberty Bell- $50,000.  Improves Obedience +10

As always my advice on freemium limited-time items is to BUY BUY BUY.  Get everything you can (Although only 1 Liberty Bell can be purchased) and stock up!

 


So there you have it my Tapping Friends…the complete Should I Buy Guide for all the items released with today’s 2nd 4th of July roll out.  What do YOU think of the items?  Will you be making the purchases or do you already have the items from last year?  Anything you’re excited about seeing?  Sound off in the comments below you know we LOVE hearing from you!

40 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the 4th of July Stuff?

  1. junkfoodbetty

    Alissa, would it be possible to screencap your “barge” for us? (I’m terribly unoriginal about my town design and it sounds like whatever you did is pretty cool.)

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  2. Oh super annoyed I spent 5 doughnuts on an American flag last week when the ones available today is larger and available for $. D’oh!

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  3. So I don’t have Rex and the diner yet. I’ve been playing freemium style so I only have 97 donuts. Should I keep saving or spent the 90 on Rex? What’s his quest line and tasks if you didn’t already have him?

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  4. I really like the flags…I’ve been putting them on the roofs of all my government buildings, ( well, BEHIND them actually, but gives the illusion they are attached to the top).

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  5. Yeah I got jusr about everything last year and have enjoyed it. I never got old honest Abe though and I’m so glad he is back. I picked up George Washington and now definitely getting Abe. Thanks you guys for the great info as always.

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  6. I like Apu’s all-american skin. It gives him something to do other than endless shifts at Kwik-E-Mart!

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  7. I’m debating on whether i should buy donuts or not… i wish ya got more donut bang for your buck or things cost less donuts. I would like to have the Lisa Statue and i really want the Lincoln cabin and Lincoln character that will be coming out on the 11th. That will be premium, hu?

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  8. Why do you want to stock up on freemium items?

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  9. CapCityGoofball

    I ended up buying the pinwheel this year, was on the fence last year. Lincoln started my descent into buying donuts last year, but I wanted so many other items than the pinwheel last year. At least the 5 free this year as well as the bonus donuts after earning all FPs has pretty much negated the 10 extra for this year! 😃 Glad I was around last year at this time, especially since I spent a lot of donuts on TOH and Christmas of 2012 items that I missed out due to playing on a Droid.

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  10. sorry I haven’t read anything set in stone, but are these (Apu especially) ONLY available today on July 4th? or can we wait a day

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  11. Louis Trapani

    What about the Fireworks Barge? After tapping one in another Springfield I was disappointed by the lackluster display of fireworks. Is it worth it just for the bonus percentage?

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    • If you watched the episode, the barge makes sense. 😉

      I just like something different for my water.

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      • Louis Trapani

        I don’t remember the episode. I’ll have to re-watch it. Fair enough, thanks. Sorry for the duplicated comment here, I didn’t think the first one went through. Cheers.

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      • Louis Trapani

        Okay, I watched it again tonight. Ha, I had forgotten all about the fireworks side story until I started watching it again. You’re right, it makes more sense now.

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  12. What about the Fireworks Barge? I tapped it in another Springfield and was disappointed by the underwhelming fireworks display.

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    • That’ll be coming soon. Wanted to make sure we were covered on the stuff released today 🙂

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      • Louis Trapani

        Alissa, thanks for sharing what you did the Statue of Lisa and the Crate of Fireworks. You inspired me to do the same, creating a “barge” for it in the water. I really like it. The crate creates the fireworks animation I was looking for to display for the Fouth. Thanks again.

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  13. Ok I got a problem every update it goes to can not connect every one including this update this one is every time I sigh out and sigh in it goes to Cannot connect please help please

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  14. Josephine Kick@$$

    Pretty much bought it all except for Lisa. I love the flags & bought several 🙂 Now I just need to remodel some of my town so I can tie it all together as far as the fireworks, etc. I absolutely LOVE the animation of Giuseppe’s Workshop!

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  15. trying to decide how many american flags to stock up on.. lol.

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  16. I’m getting apu to make up for him not having a stonecutter outfit.
    😉

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  17. A con for the crate could be that you got a free one last year on 4th of July

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  18. DaGogglesDoNothn

    One other cash item is available: the Lincoln Memorial for $100,000. Seems like a worthwhile buy 🙂

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  19. Does all american apu have his own quest line or is he only tied in with rex? I searched all american apu walkthrew but wouldn’t find anything.

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  20. It looks like the pinwheel is better value, % back/d’nuts spent’ than the crate, am I right in thinking that?
    Love your helpful posts btw

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  21. I don’t see the liberty bell for sale in my inventory? any ideas why not
    Thank you guys/gals/wookies!! Happy 4th

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  22. All of the premium items are priced too high for me. They seem really expensive for what you get. I really hate the whole price increase from last year thing too. I did buy a Liberty Bell, but wish I hadn’t. I am saving up for the courthouse and was very close to getting it. I was half asleep playing this morning and thought the bell was only 5,000 not 50,000. DOH!

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