5/13 In-Game Update: Mathlete’s Feat Episode Tie-In

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’ve got ourselves a little episode tie-in in our games today! This covers the Season Finale of the Simpsons airing this Sunday on Fox…Mathlete’s Feat.  

This auto-started for me in my game with some dialogue from Principal Skinner….

As always, we’ll be back with more details as we go through them

More details below the fold…

As mentioned above, this auto-started for me in my game.  But if it doesn’t auto-start for you see if it’ll trigger once Skinner and/or Bart are free.

Bug Fix Alert….The Opera House Can now be upgraded by tapping on it.  This was fixed with this update.  If you see anything else that changed, please let us know!

Your first task will be a 6hr task for Bart (we’ll have the full walkthrough later in the post).  Once you complete this task you’ll see some popups for this weeks episode, also info about the new items in the store.


There are 2 new premium items in the store…

holoflagpillar_menuHolo-Flag- 15 Donuts.  Pretty cool animated decoration (when you tap it) Improves Vanity. (From what I can see there is no bonus% with this one) .  This is not unique, you have have as many as you’d like.  (also will come with a task to tap the Holo-Flag).
You’ll see this popup in your game…..

It’s just telling you that you can buy it..you won’t be awarded one for free.

waverlyhillselementaryschool_menuWaverly Hills Elementary- 115 Donuts.   Improves Obedience.  Earns $300, 30xp/12hrs.  6×11.   Does have a questline associated with it (Principal Skinner starts it, task is for Cletus)

Now I know some of you are saying…what the heck?  Nothing for freemium players?!

There IS a free item you can earn by working on the main questline…the Anti-Gutenberg 3000.



This is awarded during Part 4 of the Episode Tie-In questline.

anti-gutenbergAnti-Gutenberg 3000- FREE with questline.  Improves Obedience.

Here’s a look at the walkthrough for the episode tie-in (note: it’s the full dialogue version)

Print is Dead Pt. 1

Principal Skinner: That’s odd.  My trouser pockets have mysteriously acquired several slices of lunchmeat before our class trip to the zoo.
Bart: Ugh, so close!
Skinner: Detention is too good for you, Bart Simpson!  I sentence you to…Book Collection Duty!
Bart: Why do you want books?  They went away with book stores.  And every other kind of store.
Skinner: Schools have books.  Or computers, which we don’t have.  So books it is!
Reach Level 12 and Place Bart’s Treehouse
Make Bart Scrounge for Books- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp

Print is Dead Pt. 2
Bart starts

Bart: Man, finding books is harder than you’d think.  Flanders is old and boring – he must have some books lying around.
Flanders: I’d be lie-burying the truth if I said I didn’t!  I’ve got New Testament, Old Testament, King James Version, Ving Rhames version…
Bart: They won’t let us bring those into school, Mr. Flanders.
Flanders: No religious texts?  What intelligent Designer would intelligently design such a world?  You can take this self-help book I found in the driveway.
Bart: “The Handbook of Sciencetonomy”?
Flanders:  It’s mostly instructions for how to brush your teeth.
Make Bart Collect Books- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp

Print is Dead Pt. 3
Bart starts

Bart: Hey, Lisa, I’m collecting crappy old books for school.  How many thousands do you have?
Lisa: Crappy?  None of my books are crappy!
Bart: Come on, you must have some old ones you’re finished nerding out to.  What about that one?
Lisa: “Fifty Shades of Grey?”  I’ve never see that book before in my life.
Marge: It’s mine, and don’t read it!  It is NOT the guidebook to sunbathing I thought it was.
Make Bart Collect Fifty Shades of Grey- 4hrs, Earns $174, 45xp

Print is Dead Pt. 4
Bart starts

Bart: Okay, Skinner, here are your stupid books.  Most dust collectors for the library storeroom.
Skinner: Thank you, Bart, but only place these will be collecting dust is in our furnace.  Fire dust, that is.  The school board mandates a monthly book burning.  It’s something to distract the Huck Finn-haters and the Catcher in the Rye-oters.

Here you’ll be awarded the Anti-Gutenberg 3000…for free. 
Make Willie Feed the Anti-Gutenberg 3000- 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp 

And there you have it my friends, the basic details behind today’s episode tie-in!

What do you think of the new items?  Will you be buying any of the premium items?  Which ones?  Thoughts on the Anti-Gutenberg 3000?  Sound off in the comments below you know we love hearing from you!



83 responses to “5/13 In-Game Update: Mathlete’s Feat Episode Tie-In

  1. Can you tell me how long we have to complete the main questline and obtain the Gutenberg 3000? When does it end?

    • Oops! Saw the answer below, ty and nvm. 😉 LOL
      “It ends May 19th…BUT the kill date for the questline is June 19th.”

  2. I got Bart through the Fifty Shades of Grey task, switched to having him hide in his treehouse for the Opera task and then this morning all of a sudden it seems the questline for the Gutenberg has disappeared! I just checked this morning and I don’t have a Gutenberg in my stored items and no questline to get it anymore. Anyone else missing this? We have until next month, right to complete the task?

    • Oh scratch that last comment. Bart finished the treehouse task for Opera and I got the commentary for the Gutenberg… I suppose he just needed a second to get the words out. 😛 We’re good to go! Gutenberg-3000 is bigger than I realized. 2×3 and pretty cute. 🙂

  3. Speaking of episode tie-ins, it would add to the enjoyment of the game immensely if premium players were given access to buildings, costumes and characters from the past if we got the game after they aired. The Apple Store for example seems to be an item that is missed by those who don’t have it. Even giving a second chance for Gil deals like the Mansion of Solid Gold. We can’t have Lampwicks car with no Mansion of Gold to park it near. It’s all donuts for EA which equals $ without having to design knew stuff. I know this isn’t a site affiliated with EA so please forgive me for posting this kind of statement. However, I know EA listens from time to time.

  4. This episode is going to crossover with Rick & Morty, and I hope there’s at least some mention of it in the game. I’m super excited for this episode, I love Rick & Morty.

    • It’s just a couch gag, but eh, I’ll take it.

    • That would be so cool! I also really like Rick and Morty. Interesting that The Simpsons are doing a tie in to an Adult Swim show. Perhaps we will see a Squidbillies or ATHF tie-in someday!!!

  5. Are you guys gonna post anything about Harry Shearer leaving the show? Your thoughts on the future?

  6. Craig (ibuylow2014)


  7. An Episode tie in Quest gets you the Anti-Gutenberg 3000 – still not enough Freemium for long time Tappers – thunbs down on that (I don’t see a reason to spend donuts on what is being offered here, not enough permanent the Character Quests, Tappers don’t earn anything that rewards crafting supplies for the Event) …

    Better luck next time EA (sometimes you offer great things sometimes you don’t)

  8. I just sent Lisa Harass Bart and
    Bart will Hide in Tree-house after this!!!!
    What the do I do?!?!?!
    Should I cancel by storing the tree-house?

  9. Maybe I’m looking for something that isn’t there, but…

    Does the math team t-shirt in the pic above have a secret message? I can make out “pine” from pi and not equal (“ne”) but what about a/b?

    Or am I just seeing things?

    • a/b usually means Adult Baby. Lol. But I get where you are going with that one. 😉

    • I’m afraid that it’s more geeky than than. Here a/b just stands for “any fraction” and pi is an irrational number which means it can’t be represented by a fraction. So “pi isn’t a fraction” is all it means.

      • I think there is a lil more at play to it myself. I have a few thoughts… but am gonna wait to see what the episode offers. 😉

      • Marion (AnothrAddict)

        I’m excited to see how it all plays out too. I love how often math has come into play in the show, pi especially.

        Cross my heart and hope to die…Here’s the digits that make pi…3.1415926535897932384….

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