Tap Ball Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 5 Softball Mr. Burns

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Are you ready for some Tap Ball!? Tap Ball is the newest sensation sweeping the streets of Springfield.  A game invented by our very own Homer J Simpson!  In the First “Act” of the Tap Ball Event (funny they’re called Acts, really they should be called Periods like Hockey.  Oh EA, it thought you knew sports 😉 ) you’ll unlock Referee Homer, Soccer Lisa, Pin Pal Apu, Build a Stadium (with a little help from Duff, the Kwik-E-Mart, Costington’s and Stupid Flanders) and challenge your friends and neighbors to some friendly Tap Ball competitions!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts (again, should be called Periods EA…), with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Foam Fingers (ico_june2015_foamfingers_01) to unlock each prize!  The Fifth and Final Act 1 prize awarded at 19,500 ico_june2015_foamfingers_01 is Softball Mr. Burns, a new costume for Mr. Burns to wear in Springfield!

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So let’s take a closer look at this “coach” and find out just what happens when you drink too much tonic and unlock him in your Springfield. 

Once you’ve collected 19,500 ico_june2015_foamfingers_01 you’ll automatically be awarded Softball Mr. Burns and you’ll see this message popup:

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As long as you’ve reached Level 11 and unlocked Mr. Burns, you’ll automatically unlock this costume and Mr. Burns will become Softball Mr. Burns…

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And Softball Mr. Burns is part of the Sporty Oldies Character collection:

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As long as you’ve unlocked Mr. Burns, you can immediately start using him to play Tap Ball.  You’ll find him on your roster of players when you start a new game.

Softball Mr. Burns also comes with a full questline.  Here’s the Turbo Tappin’ Version (we’ll cover the full dialogue as the event winds down)…

The Mighty Bucks Pt. 1
Burns starts

Make Softball Burns Learn What Softball Is- 4hrs, Earns 4ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md, 45xp

The Mighty Bucks Pt.2
Burns starts

Make Softball Mr. Burns Signal Plays- 8hrs, Earns 8ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md, 70xp
Make Kids Play Softball- x5.  12hrs.  Earns $420, 100xp Freemium and $600, 150xp Premium

The Mighty Bucks Pt. 3
Burns starts

Make Softball Burns Yell at Children- 12hrs, Earns 12 ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md, 100xp
Make Milhouse Look Up to a New Father Figure- 12hrs, Earns 12 ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md, 100xp

The Mighty Bucks Pt. 4
Burns starts

Make Softball Burns Bond with Milhouse- 8hrs, Earns 16ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md, 140xp (requires Milhouse)

The Mighty Bucks Pt. 5
Burns starts

Make Softball Burns Watch the Game- 12hrs, Earns 12 ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md, 100xp
Make Kids Play Softball- x4.  12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp Freemium and $600, 150xp Premium.
Make Milhouse Compete with His Own Team- 12hrs, Earns 12ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md, 100xp

Softball Mr. Burns will also come with a full set of tasks, several of which will help you earn more ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md.  

Here’s a look at Softball Mr. Burns’ Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Yell at Employees 1hr $70, 17xp Power Plant
Practice Swining 4hrs 4 ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md 45xp Outside
Practice Tap Ball 4hrs 4 ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md 45xp Tap Ball Field
Signal Plays 8hrs 8 ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md 70xp Outside
Brew Tonic 12hrs 12 ico_june2015_amateurbucks_md 100xp Power Plant
Fall to Unlace Shoes 24hrs $600, 150xp Burns Manor

Be sure to do his Signal Plays task…seriously hilarious!

And that’s it my friends the full breakdown of Softball Mr. Burns.  The newest player to your Tap Ball Roster!

What do you think about Softball Mr. Burns?  Thoughts on his questline and tasks?  Thoughts about the event overall?  Any prizes you’re most looking forward to?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

67 responses to “Tap Ball Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 5 Softball Mr. Burns

  1. I’ve gotten to the task for Make Softball Mr. Burns bond with Milhouse, but when I go to softball Mr. Burns and try to select the task, it’s locked and says it requires Burns Manor. Is anyone else seeing this? I’m fairly new to the game and only on level 19 so I don’t have Burns Manor yet. Am I just out of luck with ever being able to complete this task before the event ends?

  2. Serena Whitehead

    Mr. Burns & Millhouse have bonded like 3 times now & won’t register as done on Burns’ part. What’s up? Have been in & out of the game numerous times as well as back & forth to Krustyland.

  3. Catnamedpepperpaws

    I completed pt 3 and the task for Mr burns and millhouse both say done but my game won’t progress of acknowledge that I’ve completed it. Recommendations at this point?

  4. DonnyDont1223

    Bahahaha! I just got to the dialogue about “Lane Kiffin’s Law.” As an SEC football fan I just have to say – That. Was. Hilarious. 😂

  5. Is there no way to get Softball Mr Burns directly if we missed out in the first act? I don’t have Jasper and don’t want to spend doughnuts to get his skin. Nor am I interested in the obstacle tires and wall. I just want Mr Burns…. ;(

    • Only via donuts

      • Yeah I am exactly the same, i missed out on Burns’ Softball skin by about 600 foam fingers. I missed the first few days of the event which I am gutted about because had I been able to start on time, I would have got enough foam fingers no problem. In my game though, at the minute it gives me no option to get Softball Burns? It just looks like Act 1 is still active. Will this change and the Burns skin will cost donuts? Or will it become available for a ridiculous and unachievable amount of amateur bucks?

  6. Softball Mr. Burns – funniest skin quest so far in Tap Ball (a shame Smithers isn’t included with a Softball Uniform) 🙂

  7. Henry Mainwaring

    I wish his brew tonic task earned tonic.

  8. Practice swining. Like Burns would need that, LOL 🙂 (typo in the table with his available tasks)

  9. sorry if this is a redundant question, but does anyone know what you get from the overtime bonus?

  10. oh man, just started baseball burns’ 8hr playing calling animation. love it. i think its my new favorite!

  11. Alissa hinted grampa and bart cost donuts :O I just got Bartman from SuperHero event which sucked so im getting grampa this time around!

  12. Does the currency remain the same for act 2 I mean the foam fingers (?) and amateur dollars?

  13. do we know what will happen with the act 1 prizes once act 2 starts? will they still be available with foam fingers??

  14. If I want you to bunt, I’ll touch my belt buckle not once, not twice, but thrice. This might be my favorite skin in the game, and from a truly classic episode. Alissa, I know you agree. I only wish he had a task to make Don Mattingly trim his sideburns. 😄

  15. Do you know if we will be collecting something other than the foam hands tomorrow when Act 2 starts? As I am wondering if it is best to delay the daily tasks as I am not close enough to 4000 to earn the extra donuts. if we are going to be collecting something else is it also not worth tapping on the fans before 9AM GMT because they will in effect be lost and should be kept for the new items to be collected?

  16. simonking1590

    I have got Burns, so I am working on the assumption that it is best to leave the daily tasks until I am saving up for new prizes. Any theories on that?

  17. Ciarathomp988

    So I unlocked Lugash but he’s not available to play tap ball what gives???
    Oh just kidding hehe thought you’d like to see that asked at least one more time 😉 anyway I just finished the questline and I love this skin. His “signal plays” task is one of my favourite visuals in the game from a really great ep of the BEST SHOW EVER.

  18. “…small, non-lethal mini-hounds” LOL! Best line of the quest so far! 😀

  19. I want grandpa so bad. His toreador costume is too cute!!
    Is it just me? I’ve noticed tons of hackers during this event. It’s probably because we have the option to see other peoples towns. Well there’s totally something in the water because so many people have been commenting on it as well. To all the hackers, your lifestyle is unfair. ):

    • Happened a lot during Clash of Clones too…

    • Another good reason to have your own, handpicked neighbors…. I’ve only been playing tap ball with my neighbors, so I’m not seeing those random hacker towns. (Plus, even when I lose a game I feel good knowing that I just helped a neighbor to earn Amateur Bucks, too!)

  20. I didn’t get to play the first few days of the event, so I’m about 2000 shy of getting Baseball Burns. Does anyone know if after Act 1 is over, you’ll be able to continue earning towards those prizes, or will Burns become a craft prize only? Don’t want to waste donuts, but want to make sure I don’t miss out on him.

  21. Hi, do we know what will happen if we haven’t collected enough foam hands to unlock Mr.Burns? Will we get the chance to keep collecting until we do and then move on or will we be forced to miss out and start act 2 with the option of buying for tickets etc. like the last event? My game started late as I didn’t realize there was an update in the app store (don’t know why I never get the ‘update required’ screen until way after everyone else) and so I missed out on a couple of days collecting and I wont quite get there in time 🙁

  22. “Be sure to do his Signal Plays task…seriously hilarious!” Just an observation, but the task is part of our questline, so we would anyway 😀 just sayin lol Although yes, it is hilarious.

  23. Love the animations for Softball Mr. Burns! 🙂

    But here’s what I don’t get during the questline (so far)… When the first task for the kids to play softball came up, Milhouse didn’t have that option in his task list! All of the other kids (even Hugo!) could play, but not Milhouse. But then, when that task ended and the next bit of dialog began, it was Milhouse telling Mr. Burns how great it was that he set up a game so all of us kids could play (or something like that) and then his next task was to look up to Mr. Burns as a new father! (And poor Mr. Van Houten…but that’s another story…)

    So, I’m confused… Was my game the only one in which Milhouse couldn’t play softball with the other kids in Mighty Bucks Pt. 2?

  24. I’m level 52 and I have 20400 foam fingers and I don’t have softball Mr burns although it says I unlocked all the prizes for act 1 please help

    • It’s either on Mr. Burns (so tap on him and look at his list of skins), or it’s in your inventory. Check your entire inventory, if you still don’t see it…contact EA

  25. Love having Mr Burns play tapball! Quick question but does that outfit for grandpa unlock further through the acts or is it a skin that already exists for more seasoned players? Really debating over getting Jasper and completing a set might just tip that decision!

  26. Erm, I saw a grammatical error in the text before the spreadsheet:
    Mr Burn’s (erratic like Chalmer’s), and the grammatically correct word would be Mr Burns’ (correct like Chalmers’).
    Sorry if I made you a little inconvenience.

  27. alex - aabcampos2

    8hrs: best task ever…. except for SSB rake one…..

  28. I thought the “acts” should have been called “quarters” ….. and what about a half-time show ? 🍺🍻🍺🍻🍺🍻🍷🍻🍺🍻🍷🍻🍕🍟🍔🍕🍟🍔🍔🍟🍝🍕🏈🏉⚽🎾⚾⛳🎳🎱🏆🏆🏆🏀🛀

  29. I faced a matchmaker player today and their stadium, bleachers, lights etc were all gold.What’s going on there?

    On a more related note the “Signal Plays” job is hilarious.

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