Tapped Out Level Walkthroughs: Level 55, Declan Desmond in The Price of Donuts

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Level 55 hit our Tapping Devices recently, and with it arrived some documentary filmmaker Declan Desmond!

While we’ve had the Turbo Tappin’ walkthrough up since the update first hit (you can view it here) I know many of you still love going back and reading old walkthroughs.  They’re great if you missed any of the dialogue while playing the level, or if you just want to know what to expect when you reach Level 55.  So for those that may have missed it (or for those of you that want to live it again)…I bring you all the details of the juicy scandal of Level 55…

Woosterfield_Hotel Declan_Desmond

The Price of Donuts Pt. 1
Comic Book Guy

Declan: Ah, Springfield. A normal American town…with a dark, evil secret.  At least I hope you have a dark evil secret, or I’ll have to make one up.
Comic Book Guy: 
Hey! You’re that documentary filmmaker! So did Robert Durst kill somebody here too?
I’m not THAT documentary filmmaker. I’m Declan Desmond. And I’m here to make my latest work of genius.   But first I need to find a hotel to stay in. A fancy one, because I consider myself above everyone else since I work in entertainment.
Build the Woosterfield Hotel- $1,060,000, 24 hr Build
Make Declan Change Hotel Rooms Three Times Because He’s in Entertainment- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Declan: Now it’s time to get down to what I came here to do…Find a story, and then win an Oscar by making a movie in the category with the least competition.

The Price of Donuts Pt. 2
Declan starts

Declan: Well well, what have we here? It looks like a little girl doing construction work.  “Can Johnny Come Out And Build My High-Rise?” I smell an acceptance speech!  Excuse me, miss, how long have you been exploited like this for?
 No one’s exploiting me. I’m helping my dad rebuild Springfield.  
Lisa, stop talking to that stranger! The only weird, creepy man you’re allowed to talk to is me.
A family rebuilding a city? This is perfect! I can explore the fascinating topic of city planning, and do that cheesy, lame family stuff studio execs like!
Make Homer Sign Release Forms- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp
Make Lisa Sign Release Forms- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp
Make Declan Hire Attractive Locals as PA’s- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp

The Price of Donuts Pt. 3
Declan starts

Declan: Are we rolling? Good. I’m here with Homer Simpson. Homer, how did this all begin?
Well there was this game called the Smurfs and…
No, I mean the rebuilding of Springfield.
Oh. Well the first thing I constructed was my house.  At that moment, the entire universe was me and my house. I’d never felt more free and hopeful.  Then my daughter stepped out, I became a parent again, and it all disappeared.
Make Declan Desmond Document The Simpson House- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp
Martin: Mr. Desmond, if you’re looking for a scoop, look at this scientific analysis we did of the new Springfield’s city layout.  It turns out to perfectly mirror how a 7-year-old with ADHD would lay out a city.
Yes, and I’m interviewing that child-minded designer right now. Homer, another question…

The Price of Donuts Pt. 4
Declan starts

Declan: So after rebuilding your house, what was next?
Well the way I saw it, I had three options:  Clean up Springfield for 6 seconds, play with my myPad for 45 seconds, or lounge in the pool for 6 hours.  But none of those seemed as fun as drinking, so I built Moe’s bar.
 The second thing you built was a bar?
Well I think there was a bunch of stuff in between, but after I went to the bar I kinda didn’t remember any of it.
Make Homer Take Declan Desmond to Drink to Moe’s- 8hrs, Earns $550, 140xp
Make Moe Overcharge Declan Because He’s in Entertainment- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Make Barflies Drink at Moe’s- x5.  8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp freemium and $420, 105xp Premim
Declan: Homer, would you care to explain what contribution this tavern makes to the town as a whole?
Well, it allows us to get diversity into the game in a relatively non-intrusive way.
Also, it’s a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the nuclear plant.
You guys work at a nuclear plant? Do you really think you should be drinking on your lunch break?
Of course not! Which is why we’re drinking now, before lunch.

At this point you’ll see the Filming Springfield dialogue start.  This will continue for you if you have Arnie Pye…we’ll cover it below

The Price of Donuts Pt. 5
Declan starts

Declan: Mr. Burns, it’s come to my attention that some of your employees might be coming to work in an impaired state.  I was thinking I could film you going undercover as an “Incognito Boss”!
Mr. Burns: 
Where I’d be mingling with the not-so-great unwashed? Keep thinking!
Declan: Well, then do you mind if I just film inside the plant myself?
Mr. Burns: 
That depends. Will there be a red carpet premiere with Bette Davis in attendance?
Uh… sure, why not.
Mr. Burns: 
Then fine. Just don’t step in any of the radiation.
Make Declan Desmond Film Inside the Nuclear Plant- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Make Mr. Burns Buy a New Tuxedo For When He Meets Bette Davis- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp

The Price of Donuts Pt. 6
Declan starts

Declan: Thanks for seeing me on such short notice, Doc.
Dr. Hibbert:
 Is that a camera? I swear, I did nothing wrong. Those 700 boxes of Oxycontin were for patients with cold sores.
I’m not shooting an expose. I’m here because I filmed in the nuclear plant and now I’m not feeling well.
Dr. Hibbert: 
Got ya. Here’s a prescription for 700 boxes of Oxycontin.
No, really — I’m not feeling good!
Dr. Hibbert: 
Well, you’re about to be. *chuckles*
Make Declan Fill His Prescription- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Declan: The line at the pharmacy sure is long. Might as well make use of the time by interviewing some residents.  Excuse me, sir, could I interview you for my documentary?
Cocoa Beanie:
 Sure, as long as Sky Finger doesn’t tell me I need to attend Chocoholics Anonymous.  
“Sky Finger?” What’s that?
Cocoa Beanie: 
Duh, that giant finger that comes out of the sky and tells us what to do!
Uh… maybe I’ll just talk to this lady instead.
Mrs. Muntz: 
Sorry, can’t talk. Sky Finger just told me I need to have a Counting Crows phase. I’ll be back in 8 hours if you want to catch me then.

The Price of Donuts Pt. 7
Declan starts

Declan: Sorry to bug you again, Doc.  I noticed that many of the town’s residents are convinced there’s a giant “Sky Finger” that tells them what to do.  Are you aware of any mass psychotic episode affecting the populace?
Dr. Hibbert: 
Aside from the mass psychotic episodes caused by taking 700 boxes of Oxycontin? Nope.  But if you want to investigate crazy belief systems, I’m not the one you should talk to.
Who is?
Make Declan Desmond Visit the Church- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Declan: Reverend, I’m having a crisis of faith. Why should I believe in this Sky Finger when there’s no sensory evidence for it?
Rev. Lovejoy: 
Sensory evidence, shmensory evidence! Apparently you’ve never heard of St. Anselm’s Ontological Argument for the existence of Sky Finger.
I’ve heard of everything. But why don’t you explain it for the camera…
Rev. Lovejoy: 
Our idea of Sky Finger is the idea of the most perfect sky-based finger. Now if it didn’t exist, it wouldn’t be perfect. So Sky Finger must exist!
I’m convinced… that this scene will never make the final edit of my movie.
Rev. Lovejoy: 
I’m surprised it even made it into the game.

The Price of Donuts Pt. 8
Declan starts

Declan: Apu, I’ve been told that of all the people in Springfield, you’ve worked most closely with Homer in rebuilding the town. Is that true?
Well it was true. But not anymore… thanks to Sky Finger.
Ugh. This again?
For some reason Sky Finger got it in its head — its fingernail? — that the most productive thing for me to do is feed the octuplets every hour, 24 hours a day.  Each octuplet now weighs over 150 pounds!
Hands up and pop the cash register!
 Boy, was I lucky to walk in here just in time to catch a robbery on film!
Not that lucky. It happens every hour too.
Make Apu Feed the Octuplets- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Make Snake Hold Up the Kwik-E-Mart- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

The Price of Donuts Pt. 9
Declan starts

Declan: Mr. Brockman, I’m investigating the rebuilding of Springfield.  As a fellow journalist, I was wondering if you could help me out with some archival footage of the early days of the rebuilding.
Sorry. I was going to shoot some footage of it, but got too busy playing poker with Krusty, dining at the Swanky Fish, relaxing, and checking my Wikipedia page.
 All is not lost! I have a way to transport you to the moments right after the explosion, when Springfield started rebuilding!  You’re welcome to take the Chrono Trike for a spin… if you product place it in every scene of your movie.
Place the Chrono Trike- $100,000
Make Declan Desmond Ride the Chrono Trike to Level- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Declan: My gosh, it turns out Homer accepted payments to construct his own house! In cash AND donuts!  This footage is gonna be even bigger than the keyboard cat video! Overpriced Malibu beach house with rocky unusable beach, here I come!
Sorry, but that footage has evidence of possible crimes. I’m going to have to confiscate it.
Could you at least taze me while I have my hands up so I have something good to replace it with?

The Price of Donuts Pt. 10
Declan starts

Declan: Taking bribes to build buildings? Why didn’t you tell me about this earlier?
 I was kinda hoping you’d offer me some cash or donuts to tell you.
If the residents find out, you’ll be run out of town. But fortunately the footage is secure in the hands of the police.
Bad news, gentlemen. The footage has been leaked.
 How did that happen?
A bidding war between TMZ and Perez Hilton… and the department needed a new Technivorm for the break room.
I warned Marge that Homer would one day be responsible for the next big national scandal.
Make Homer Run and Hide- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Make Declan Desmond Write an Overly Threatening Email to Perez Hilton- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Chalmers: Homer Simpson? More like Homer Madoff!
While that bastard’s been living large, I’ve been living on only four packs a day!
The only way this mob will be pacified will be to have a public trial. With a guilty verdict, of course.
 If he gets the death penalty can I film it?

The Price of Donuts Pt. 11
Declan starts

Declan: I presume this is your first time in a prison cell?
Homer: If you don’t count the virtual prison cell that is suburban living.  Or the dozens of times I’ve been in prison cells.
Lou: Simpson! Here’s your dinner. Bon appetit!
Homer: Cool, what is it?
Lou: Whaddya think it is? Slop.
Homer: Mmmmmmm… slop.
Make Homer Spend the Night in the Slammer- 16hrs, Earns $500, 125xp

The Price of Donuts Pt. 12
Judge Snyder start

Judge Snyder: The court is called to order! Prosecution, you may proceed.
Blue Haired Lawyer: We will show that Homer willfully and maliciously enriched himself at the expense of Springfield’s citizens.  If found guilty, we request that Homer repay all cash and donuts to the Homer Simpson Victims Fund, which I will distribute fairly to all aggrieved parties, less the 85% administration fee.
Judge Snyder: Prosecution, you may call your witnesses.
Declan: The Ho. J. Simpson trial will be the biggest of the century!  And I’m the guy with the camera.
Make Judge Snyder Preside Over Court Session- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Make Luigi Testify in Court- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Make Skinner Testify in Court- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Make Fat Tony Testify in Court- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Judge Snyder: Thank you, witnesses. The court will now recess while I decide how to rule on the case.
Homer: But if anyone has two donuts I can make it happen immediately!

The Price of Donuts Pt. 13
Judge Snyder starts

Judge Snyder: The court will now render its verdict. We find the defendant…
Declan: OBJECTION!  Your honor, after hours of hearing about this Sky Finger I decided to investigate.  So I used a drone-mounted camera to fly above the Sky Finger…and saw it belonged to a giant 7-year-old!
Martin: Called it!
Declan: Homer isn’t to blame for the terrible city planning. It’s the fault of this child!
Blue Haired Lawyer: OBJECTION! Sky Finger couldn’t be a child — you have to enter your age to play.
Judge Snyder: Overruled. He could have been playing on his parent’s device.  In light of this new evidence, the court shall reconsider its verdict.
Make Judge Snyder Decide His Verdict- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp
Judge Snyder: Upon extensively reviewing the evidence, which provided a welcome break from getting in shape for roles in local films…I find Homer Simpson NOT GUILTY.
Homer: Whew! Mr. Desmond, how can I thank you?
Declan: By writing a bunch of positive reviews of the documentary on Metacritic.I don’t have the money to pay an army of fake reviewers like the big studios do.

This questline will only apply if you have Arnie Pye.  If you purchase Arnie now or in the future this questline will popup for you then as well. 

Filming Springfield Pt. 1
Declan starts

Declan: I need some aerial beauty shots of Springfield for my film.
Arnie Pye: Come in my helicopter!
Declan: Why would I do that when I can just rent a drone for one-hundredth of the price?
Arnie Pye: Because all the drones in Springfield are currently being used to watch the high school girls’ swim meet.
Make Declan Desmond and Arnie Pye Film Beauty Shots from The Ground Instead- 12hrs, Earns $350, 90xp

Filming Springfield Pt. 2
Declan starts

Declan: I won’t get in that helicopter. Does it even have a bathroom?
Arnie Pye: It has a giant bathroom: everything below. Thanks to my chronic-nausea, I use it all the time!  Ever REALLY been under the Weather?
Make Arnie Pye Make it Rain on Springfield- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

And that concludes the Level 55 questline!

It’s a fun update to keep us busy tapping but this one is a long questline!

If you run the Level 55 questline from start to finish, without using donuts, it will take you 5 days and 19hrs to complete without the Arnie questline and an additional 24hrs if you have Arnie.

What do YOU think of Level 55?  Were you happy with the character choice?  How about Declan’s Dialogue?  Thoughts about the Tapped Out Documentary?  Where have you placed Woosterfield Hotel in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

17 responses to “Tapped Out Level Walkthroughs: Level 55, Declan Desmond in The Price of Donuts

  1. Hi! Isn’t this the best game ever? I am wondering if you could put the witness testimonials into this walk through for me. Fat Tony’s comment was particularly awesome — but I don’t remember exactly what he said! Thanks!

  2. Like the long quest-line
    I hate short quest-lines especially when you dish out doughnuts
    For a premium character

  3. I have encountered a weird bug with this quest. Judge Snyder is being shown as -50/1 times completed. It goes down every time I have him do the the task, so theoretically I should be able to complete it, but doing it forty-nine more times sure would be a pain, Has anyone else had this problem and is there any way around it?

  4. I want to know if it’s worth buying daredevil Bart?

    • Should I buy coming 😉

      • Have you noticed that if you place water w/ the lake tool it won’t go away?

        • ?? Can you be more specific than that. I know the river I built today with a lake at the end worked just fine. What are you talking of?

      • To clarify the light poles that spear when placed near to your roads

      • not sure what that guy is talking about, but that reminds me of an issue i have with the squidport tiles. using the tap and drag method like we use for placing pavement under the monsarno buildings, i put four dock tiles right up against the mountains that divide SF and SH. when i realized you could still see the tide crashing up against the rocks despite there being no space between them and the dock tiles, i tried to remove them… only to discover they are now locked into place, with no way to seemingly remove them. so yeah, unless ea does something about that, i’m SOL on that one.

      • Nvm it magically fixed itself..hard reset

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