Should I Spend Donuts on the Drive-In?

Hey Howdy Hey Alien Squishing Tappers!

Halloween has arrived in Springfield!!!! WOO-HOO!  And, as usual, EA doesn’t disappoint!  We’ve got ourselves a fun update full of twists, turns, prizes and ALIENS!  And the best news?  Not a wheel or mystery box in sight!  Now, with all the new Premium Halloween Items it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide what you should add to your Springfield and what you should save your donuts on…but have no fear!  That’s where we come in, to tell you what’s worth your donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Drive-In Theater to YOUR Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button (or lack their of) let’s break down the pros and cons of adding Mutant and picture show to your Springfield!


Item: Drive-In Theater
Character: Space Mutant
Donut Price: 150 Donuts
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +10
Size: 8×10
What Does it Do?: Space Mutant is a full character with tasks and the drive-in plays movies and you’l earn cash and xp by setting various movies to play (think Channel 6, Cletus’ Farm etc)

-Full Premium character that will earn 50% more on all jobs
-Comes with a full questline
-Drive-In is AWESOME!  Really great animations, actually plays images!
-In-expensive to run movies for $/xp.
-Completes the THOH XXV Character Set

-Pricey.  While not the most expensive character/building combo…it’s still pricey.
-No benefit to aid you in squishing Rigellians for THOH, nor does it earn you more currency for THOH.
-No character interaction after initial questline

Final Thought:
Personally, I’m a fan of this one.  I say if you have the donuts go for it.  This is one of the best character/building combos offered in this game.  The Space Mutant’s questline is hilarious and the Drive-In is just AWESOME!
Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do, and this one I fully intend on purchasing.  Whatever you decide just remember, this is a Limited-time item…so if you’re thinking about it make sure you make your decision prior to the Halloween Event Leaving our games on November 12th!

Space Mutant’s Tasks:

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Task Length Earns
Sneak into a Movie 1hr $105, 26xp
Hide in Simpson Basement 4hrs $260, 70xp
Eat from a Dumpster 8hrs $420, 105xp
Sign Autographs 12hrs $600, 150xp
RAMPAGE! 24hrs $1000, 225xp

Movies at the Drive-In:

Movie  Duration Cost Earns
Happy Little Elves: The TREE-quel 45m $10 $75, 20xp
Untitled Robot Parody 1hr $10 $90, 22xp
Space Mutants XVII 1hr 30m $10 $125, 30xp
Bored of the Things: Extended Cut 3hrs $10 $175, 40xp

What do YOU think of the Space Mutant and Drive-In? Have you purchased it already or are you still on the fence?  Thoughts on the Drive-In actually showing movie clips?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

93 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Drive-In?

  1. I loved buying this combo. The Drive In itself is pretty cool and so are the Space Mutants animations. And I was really shocked to see that when I finished the quest line today, I got 10 donuts back! Definitely worth the buy!

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