So it’s Grand Theft Auto and not Otto? Man… I’ve been doing this all wrong…
So… the holiday event is still upon us and by now everyone is well into Phase II of the TSTO Christmas Event. The Feds are gone and our game’s are now an edition of Elves Gone Wild. Anyone besides me enjoy giving that little mooner his comeuppance? Anywho… with new stuff comes my promise to let you know just where the items come from in The Simpsons universe. For this edition, we’ll take a look at the Sequel Stop.
When you collect 6500 elf bells in phase 2 of the TSTO Christmas Event, this building is added to your town. In a new twist, EA decided to pull an object from a different area of The Simpsons… their video games. The Simpsons has inspired many video games but one of the most recent was The Simpsons Game. It was available on Nintendo DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. I personally enjoyed it on my Xbox 360 and it’s probably my fave of all of the available games because EA managed to make the game look like the cartoon’s animation. I remember being wowed by it when I first played on Christmas Day 2007.
The Sequel Stop happens to be a video game store in the game. Bart attempts to buy a video game called Grand Theft Scratchy. Marge is outraged by the game’s senseless violence and level 4 entails gathering an angry mob to stop the game. Lisa is right there helping her mom. Lots of fun.
Speaking of fun, this post gave me the chance to dust off my game console and play a round just to get some screen shots for you. The level to find the Sequel Stop is Level 5: Mob Rules. I had a blast whacking Grand Theft Scratchy fans, floats and a statue all over Downtown Springfield. By the end, Marge’s angry mob included Flanders, Hibbert, Krabappel, Frink, Lenny, Carl, Cletus, Moe, Reverend Lovejoy, Snake, Jasper and many more. A total of 20 if I remember right. You know angry mobs are one of those classic Simpsons affairs so what’s not to love? Really a fun level and thanks to all you readers for the impetus to replay it. Just saying… if you own it, play it again. If you don’t, buy it or look it up on MyTube… I’m sure someone recorded the gameplay.
NERD NOTE: To see what the Grand Theft Scratchy: Blood Island game looks like, play Level 12 of The Simpsons Game. Here’s a couple images I grabbed for you.
BONUS NERD NOTE: I’d also like to point out that the Grand Theft Scratchy game is canon for The Simpsons. In “The Food Wife” (S23:E5), it’s just one of the many games at the E4 Convention. The version in the show is Itchy City Stories so the game appears to be a successful franchise like the video game it lampoons.
That’s really about it friends. The Sequel Stop earns $75 and 7 XP every 3 hours for “Selling Overpriced Video Games”. Seeing as its origin is yet another EA property, this may just be more advertising for an EA game. It certainly got me loving it again. Well… that’s it my friends. What do you think? Have you played the game it’s from? Like that they’re reaching beyond episodes for TSTO stuff? Hope y’all are staying classy and enjoying the event so far.
TTFN… Wookiee out!