Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
How are my favorite Alien-Invasion stoppers doing today? Everyone collecting plenty of Probes to give those Aliens a taste of their own medicine?
Well….unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that Halloween has arrived in Springfield! A dark haze has over taken the streets of Springfield and Aliens are on the attack! As we’re all busy squishing and stopping those aliens dead in their tracks…we’ve been getting several questions in the comment section about finding UFOs while visiting your neighbors and just what you can win by stopping them! So let’s go over some UFO hunting basics, shall we?
UFOs will start appearing in your neighbor’s towns fairly early in the event. Once you’ve gotten the event to trigger and Frink as requested that you go help other Springfields by squishing their aliens as well, he’ll come back requesting your help one more time:
Restricted Air Space Pt.2
Frink: They’re now sending giant invasion ships which we’d like you to kablooey for us if you’d be so kind. As luck would have it you’ve acquired ammunition, or “Ammo” as the kids like to say, which is perfectly suited for all your kablooeying needs mhoyvin.
So…here’s the deal, when you visit friends in addition to Rigellians you’ll also occasionally find UFOs flying around their town that you can shoot down if you have Ammo. These UFO are ONLY in your neighbor’s towns….you will NOT find these in your own town. Here’s what it’ll look like in your neighbor’s town:
So let’s cover some basics…
How Do I Shoot Down the UFO?
To shoot the UFO down all you have to do is tap on it. As long as you have Ammo available, it should blow up..and you’ll win a prize!
What is Ammo and How Do I Get It?
And it can be earned a few different ways. You can earn 1 every 8hrs if you have the Ray Gun. You can also earn it in treat bags! Remember, it’s only a 2% chance you’ll see it in a treat bag, so don’t panic if you’re not seeing it that often. It’s got a fairly low drop rate.
Ammo can also be purchased for donuts:
How Do I Know How Much Ammo I Have?
From your main Springfield screen (or when visiting neighbors) you can find your Ammo total in the bottom left corner.
How Often Do UFOs appear in Neighbor’s Towns?
UFOs appear 25% of the time when visiting neighbors.
Do UFOs Count Towards my Daily Actions?
No, the UFO “hunts” are independent of the daily actions. So you can complete your 3 actions from a neighbor and still find a UFO to tap. Also, you can still tap UFOs after you’ve used up your 90 daily actions from tapping Rigellians.
What Can I Earn From Tapping UFOs?
There are several prizes you can earn from tapping on UFOs, it’s actually a great way to earn extra items to craft with! Here’s a list of what you can earn:
What Are the Odds of Winning Each?
Here’s the odds breakdown:
|Bronze Treat Bag||51%|
|Candy Corn (25)||41%|
|Silver Treat Bag||31%|
|Gold Treat Bag||21%|
|Gummy Bear (50)||11%|
|Chocolate Bar (20)||6%|
|Donuts (30)||Less than 1%|
Update: Guys, take the odds with a grain of salt. (this is why I hate publishing odds)…the game reacts different for each player. These are the odds, however it’s setup on a specific curve which means that some items will drop at a faster rate than others…even with the odds. Take it as…Probes will fall most often, donuts least often. Don’t take too much stock in what the specific odds are saying, just play and have fun.
So that should just about covers the UFO Basics!
What do YOU think of the UFO aspect of this update? Are you having fun shooting them out of the sky when visiting neighbors? What’s the best thing you’ve won so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!