Woo to the hoo! Monorail, monorail, monorail! I know there’s been issues for tappers with the new event but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t super stoked for all the new goodness. Of course, with a new event in our silly lil game, we get new items that you may not have a clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but you just can’t pinpoint from where. That’s why Team Addicts decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
Wowza… new premium items in the game courtesy of Act III. In the monorail event, EA decided mechanical ants were just the ticket to tempt our pocket books. But what do mechanized eusocial insects have to do with the Best. Show. Ever.? Why would robotic hymenoptera be added to the game? Well my friends, I’m pleased as punch to tell you but first let’s meet our new friends.
Mechanical Ant Alpha is named Chompy in the files.
Mechanical Ant Beta aka Daffodil
Mechanical Ant Delta likes to be called Nippy
But we’d be remiss if Mechanical Ant Gamma, or Killer, was left out.
They look like a fun bunch of evil automatons, don’t they? But don’t confuse them with the insect overlords that “consume the captive earthman or merely enslave them” from “Deep Space Homer’ (S5:E15).
That’d be akin to comparing them to Lisa’s ant farm in “American History X-cellent” (S21:E17) and Annie Ant.
Ok… not similar at all but you know I love talking about this cartoon. Anywho… it really doesn’t take a Wookiee to point out the origin of this one. It comes from the episode most of this event is about… “Marge vs. the Monorail” (S4:E12). Lots of stuff actually originates in this episode: the Popsicle Stick Skyscraper, the 50ft Magnifying Glass, the Escalator to Nowhere, the Tentacle Tree AND the Lady Justice Statue. EA must love this episode as much as me considering now there’s a whole event adding even more goodness including the beginning of a colony of super ants.
The episode has a simple, yet awesome, premise. Burns is caught dumping nuclear waste in Springfield Park thereby turning the trees into tentacled monsters and the squirrels into laser-eyed mutants. Burns’ fine is 3 million dollars. Lots of things all that money could buy. But before we get to the town meeting which includes suggestions of hiring fireman to defeat the blaze on the east side of town, investing the money back in the nuclear plant, getting more police officers or fixing Main Street which all ends magnificently in one hell of a sales pitch from Lyle Lanley, resulting in a MONORAIL, we have to remember the ideas of our favorite family while they eat and talk around the kitchen table. Lisa dreams of virtual reality helmets for history lessons at school.
“You’ll go where I go, defile what I defile, eat who I eat…. Hmmm?”
Bart on the other hand knows how “this money should, nay MUST be spent.” On an army of giant mechanical ants. In this case said ants are a group of four (just like our game) and are quite effective at destroying Springfield Elementary and halving principals.
Marge thinks the money should be “spent on something the whole town can be proud of.” Homer offers the idea of a giant billboard that says ‘No Fat Chicks.” There’s an original decoration EA! So there you go… another awesome item available for our towns that has a bodacious animation from the best Simpsons episode. What do you think of the ants? Did you buy one, some or all of them? Ready for decorations to come from other episodes? Sound off in the comments and stay classy like always.
TTFN… Wookiee out!