In-Game Update: 4th of July 2015

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just when you think you’re safe for the night..EA pulls you back in!  It’s the 4th of July in Springfield!  We certainly didn’t think EA would forget about Independence Day in Springfield but honestly, I thought this would hit tomorrow (Wednesday)…so my apologies this is a bit late.  Was settled in for the night watching USA soccer!


Anywho…we’ve got ourselves a little 4th of July update, inside Tap Ball!

As always we’ll be back with more info once we go through it, but for now know that it should auto-start for you with some dialogue from Homer…

As it says above, once you start up your game you’ll see some dialogue from Homer.  This starts the Monetization Liberation questline.  (we’ll cover this in full in a turbo tap post tomorrow)….

Homer: It’s the 4th of July!  Time to grab my secret stash of illegal fireworks from their hiding place!
Lisa: You kept a box of fireworks hidden behind the basement furnace?
Homer: Yes, but, see, I put this heavy can of gasoline on top of the box, so that if any ka-booms happened, the explodey parts wouldn’t be able to get out.  Safe!
Lisa: You’re a nuclear safety engineer, right?
Homer: …..*Long Pause*  Yes.
Lisa: You had to think about that a long time.
Homer: I did.  Anyway, time to “inspect” some of these little guys in the backyard!  Ka-boom!
Make Homer “Safety Inspect” Fireworks- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp

After you start this you’ll be directed towards everyone’s FAVORITE salesman…Gil

Gil: Ol’ Gil has returned to Springfield with something both amazing and physics-defying.  With the power of my non-patented snake oiled time machine, I give you everyone’s eh…”favorite” Commander-In-Chief!
Nixon: …shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow.  Vice President Ford will be sworn in as President–WHAT THE– WHAT IS THIS PLACE?  WHERE DID THE OVAL OFFICE GO?  AND WHY IS EVERYONE GLARING AND HISSING AT DICK NIXON?
Lisa: It must be that time of year again.  Another ex-President has somehow appeared in Springfield.  President Nixon, welcome to the year 2015.  It’s an honor to…that is to say, it’s nice to… er, it’s actually not that great to meet you.
Lisa: Well, uh…kinda.
Lisa: Pretty much.
Nixon: Then the plan worked.  And America is safe.  That God Almighty for that.
Lisa: Wait…plan? What plan?
Gil: What plan is former President Nixon referring to?  What’s the real story behind America’s worst political scandal?  And what do George Washington and Abraham Lincoln think of our most reviled President?  Build the Scandal-gate Hotel to find out!

You’ll then be offered the newest Gil Deal…President Nixon and the Scandal-gate Hotel for 150 Donuts:


If you pass on the deal…

Gil: What kind of patriot doesn’t purchase Richard Nixon on the Fourth of July?  He’s America’s forty-fourth most beloved President!  To be honest, I get it.  I really do.  I tried to get ANYONE but Nixon.  Called up Jefferson, Grant, both Roosevelts….But their royalty fees are too high.  It’s hard to get the prestigious ones.  They’re not as desperate.  I did manage to sell six Nixons, at least.  I hope ol’ Gil can live off that income for an entire year…


And now for the new goodies in our stores…

First the NEW stuff, for those who have been around for a while…

(honestly there’s not much that’s NEW)…

patrioticboxoffireworks_menuPatriotic Box of Fireworks- $5,600.  Shoots off Fireworks when tapped.  Can have as many as you want.

presidentialestate_menuPresidential Estate- 85 Donuts.  Earns $175, 18xp/6hrs.

watergatehotel_menuunlock_richardnixon Scandal-Gate Hotel- 150 Donuts.  8×13 in size. Earns $55, 5xp/1hr.  Comes with President Nixon.  (Nixon is voiced)

And now for the returning stuff…but hey if you haven’t seen it it’s new to you 😉 

Tapped_Out_American_FlagAmerican Flag- $5,600.  Buy as many as you want.

100px-Tapped_Out_Liberty_bellLiberty Bell- $50,000.  Unique.

lincolnmemorial_menuLincoln Memorial- $100,000.  Unique.

holoflagpillar_menuHolo-Flag- 15 Donuts Making it’s comeback! Should I Buy here

ico_thoh2014_crafting_hovercopterHover-Copter- 70 Donuts.  From Halloween 2014…it was free then.  Honestly save your donuts, it’s not worth it.  Here’s a review of what it does..

Tapped_Out_Pinwheel_fireworkPinwheel Firework- 40 Donuts. Adds 2% bonus.  Animated when tapped.

Tapped_Out_Crate_of_fireworksBox of Fireworks- 60 Donuts.  Adds 2.25% bonus.  Animated when tapped.

Tapped_Out_Lisa_statueLisa Statue of Liberty- 75 Donuts.  Adds 2.75% Bonus.  Unique.

all american apuAll American Apu- 30 Donuts.  Skin for Apu.

Recap of returning 4th of July items Should I Buy Post here.  (Pinwheel, Box of Fireworks, All American Apu, Statue of Liberty Lisa)

fireworksbarge_menuFireworks Barge- 80 Donuts. Adds 2.75% Bonus.   Unique.  Should I Buy Post here

giuseppesworkshop_menu unlock_giuseppeGiuseppe’s Workshop- 95 Donuts.  Comes with Giuseppe.  (was free last year)

lincolnscabin_menu Abraham-LincolnLincoln’s Cabin- 150 Donuts.  Comes with Abe Lincoln.  Should I Buy Post here.

George Washington cut cherry treeyeoldecherrytree_menu Ye Old Cherry Tree- 180 Donuts.  Comes with George Washington.  Should I Buy Post here.

Nighthawk Diner TSTO Rex Banner Banana KaboomNighthawk Diner- 90 Donuts.  Comes with Rex Banner.  Should I Buy Post here

If the Rockets Red Glare Redux starts up for you you can find the questline here..

And there you have it my friends!  The basic details of the 2015 4th of July Update!

We’ll be back over the next couple of days with walkthroughs, should I buys and more…in-between the Tap Ball coverage of course!

What are your thoughts on the 4th of July Update?  Anything you’re excited to see return?  Anything you’re excited they added new this year?  Which items will you be picking up?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

163 responses to “In-Game Update: 4th of July 2015

  1. I’m torn between buying the Workshop and the Nighthawk Diner, I have enough donuts to buy only one of them, do you guys have any suggestions? I’m terrible at making decisions hahaha

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  3. Questions, noticed there was an update tonight. Want getting any foam fingers for friend visits, but now I am. Is that what the update was about? Also I could have sworn I had 54 donuts the other day. Today I got my first set of free donuts for the foam finger bonus. And now see 53 donuts. Maybe I’m wrong but anyone what have disappearing donuts? I’ve also noticed when this event started I rarely get one donut now with friend visits

  4. I have a question that’s unrelated to this event. My buildings and objects disappear and then reappear when I scroll through the town. How can I fix this? Please help. It’s getting very annoying.

  5. Is the Scandal Gate Hotel worth it??

  6. Does the hover plane have a multiplier on it now that its premium?

  7. Will you guys be able to do SIBs for NIxon and Giuseppe? I see that Giuseppe was free last year, but is he worth the donuts this year?

  8. The repeats from previous years don’t have a Limited Time stamp on them where Nixon and the tap ball stuff do. Any chance that Washington, Lincoln, the Nighthawk, etc. aren’t going away? That would make the decision on what to get now a lot easier.

  9. It was a surprise to wake up to a new update. I’m not sure about the new premium items so I’ll be reading the SIB posts when they’re available 🙂
    It might be fun to have Nixon in my town, loved his appearance in Doctor Who a few years ago 😉

  10. …I got 7 yes seven donuts from visiting neighbours today!!! That has NEVER happened before …maybe one or two at most every other day!

  11. I wonder if we might be getting the Bushes soon, since we got the house

  12. Wish there was at least one new freemium building and/or character.

  13. alex -aabcampos2

    Another change: when you click to buy a Golden Scratch-R at Kwik-E-Mart and cancel the purchache (when it asks the iTunes/Google password), the system dont show the “Great. Now Maggie is crying. So CONGRATULATIONS- you made a baby cry” message anymore

    • ciarathomp988

      They got rid of that a looong time ago.

      • I just checked this not 30 seconds ago. “Purchase cancelled. We are all hearbroken. Maggie is crying. So hey – -congratulations! YOU MADE A BABY CRY.”

        Still works for me

  14. Another difference between the 2 American flags is the coin one has no bonus it affects vanity and the donut one adds .25% to cash and experience.

    But my queston is am I better off buyong donuts or golden tickets to get my sprinkles?

    Also I haven’t seen anyone comment on this but I love how excited the fans get when they are tapped on.

    you guys are awesome , this sight is the best!!!

    • Depends on what you’re going to spend. If you’re looking for just spending a small amount tickets are the way to go. If you’re planning on buying a larger package, then just buy the package.

      • Thanks , I procrastinated on GW and Honest Abe last year cause I misread it, I thought I saw a message that they were staying around so i thought would have a while to purchase and have regretted it eveytime I see them in neighbors Springfields.
        Also loving to have firework available for coin. I’m orgianlly from the Fireworks Capital of American ( seriously two of the world’s foremost producers are in my hometown) so all bout the fireworks. 🙂

    • Unless you get lucky and beat the odds, the packages are a better deal (except for the dozen donuts…never buy that because you can get two Golden Scratch-Rs for the same price, which guarantees you at least a dozen donuts, but had the potential to give you more!).

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