Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Act 2 is upon us and it introduces a whole new swarm of Mutants to attack…Sideshow Bob Clones! (they do make an excellent soup stock!)
And it wouldn’t be a TSTO Event unless Professor Frink came up with some kind of invention to save the day…and he hasn’t let us down this time! Frink Co presents….the Herbicide Squirter!
The Herbicide Squirter is a FREE item you’ll unlock once you’ve completed The Soup Thickens Pt. 4 and started The Science of Cooking (questline walkthrough is here) that will help you clear Clone Bobs quicker! And each time you upgrade the Squirter you’ll increase your tap radius (how many Bob’s you can get in 1 tap) and some increase the payouts of crafting materials (Fertilizer, DNA and Corn) for each one you tap.
So let’s take a closer look at this squirter and what happens when you upgrade….
So first, let’s cover the basics…
How Do I Get The Herbicide Squirter?
As mentioned above, you’ll get it for FREE once you’ve started The Science of Cooking questline (which starts after The Soup Thickens Pt. 4).
How Do I Upgrade the Squirter?
Much like Monsarno…you just tap on the Herbicide Squirter and you’ll see the box popup asking if you want to upgrade…
You can also access this menu from the Event Hub…simply tap on the Sideshow Bob Trophy in the bottom right of Springfield (which will bring up the Hub):
And scroll through the event Icons on the left until you find the Herbicide one:
If you see the Hammer and Saw icon over the Herbicide Squirter, that means you have enough materials to upgrade…
What’s Required to Upgrade The Herbicide Squirter?
Corn and DNA…the same items you’ll need for crafting…
How Do I Get Corn and DNA?
From completing character tasks at Monsarno, finishing Cecil’s Daily Tasks, tapping on Mutant Bobs or unlocking the prizes via Gas Masks.
What Does Tapping On a Mutant Bob Pay Out?
It’ll pay out a combination of Gas Masks and ONE of the crafting items.
You will always be awarded 5 Gas Masks for every Bob you tap…but the amount of crafting items will vary depending on your level (we’ll get to that in a minute)
Ok so now that we’ve got the basics down, let’s take a look at what upgrading actually does…
Upgrading will increase your tap radius when you’re going after Mutant Bobs (so a bigger area will be hit the higher you go) and some levels will increase the payouts of Corn, DNA and Fertilizer you earn. Here’s the chart to break it down at each level (with cost):
At the time I wrote this the gas mask Payout was 5, however something happened yesterday that caused the payout top drop to 3. Chart had been corrected to 3, and we’re looking into why it dropped. ..
|Level||Requirement||Gas Mask Payout
|16+||+ 60 of Each for Each Level increase||3||25||Yes|
As you can see not every level increases the crafting rewards and once you reach Level 15 you’ve maxed out the crafting reward payout (any additional level upgraded to after 15 will only increase tap radius).
How Many Levels Are There?
No max. So if you’re upgrading to hit the max…you won’t.
When Should I Stop Upgrading?
That’s really up to you. You’re required by the questline to upgrade the Squirter at least to Level 3, after that it’s your call.
However, I would NOT upgrade past Level 15, as the increase for 16+ just isn’t worth it.
What’s More Important Upgrading Monsarno or Upgrading the Squirter?
After you’ve hit Level 3 (since it’s required), upgrading Monsarno. No question. (at least until you get to Level 19)
Should I Focus on Crafting or Upgrading the Squirter?
Again, that’s really up to you…you’ll have to look to see if the increase in crafting payouts are worth what’s spent to upgrade. And remember they don’t payout the same each time, sometimes you’ll get corn sometimes fertilizer and sometimes DNA…so it could take you a bit of time to recoup what you spent.
And that my friends concludes the details on the Herbicide Squirter!
What are your thoughts on the Squirter? Plans for upgrading? What Level are you currently on? What do you think about the Mutant Bob Clones? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!