Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well it looks like we’ve got ourselves the second episode tie-in of season 27 on our hands! This year The Simpsons will be doing TWO Halloween episodes (they love it so much)…one canon and one non-canon. This week’s episode is the cannon episode..taking place in the every day lives of the Simpsons…so naturally we’ve got a little Tie-in to go with it!
As usual I’ll be back with the details very shortly (just have to go through it myself)..more details below the fold. Know that Marge kicks things off (it auto-started for me).
For right now this is a pretty small episode tie-in. I suspect things will be added as the days go on. But for right now it’s basically just a 5 part questline and 1 new freemium item (and a returning premium one). Here’s a look at what it contains for right now…
Drive-In Movie Theater (and Space Mutant)- 150 Donuts. Returning from 2014. Should I Buy can be found here
And that’s really in for “stuff” in this tie-in…at least for now. There’s a bunch of other things lurking that seem to be related to this, but we’ll have to wait and see when/how that hits.
And here’s a look at the full questline (with dialogue) for the tie-in:
Scream Depot Pt.1
Marge: can we stop by the Kwik-E-Mart? I need to pick up a few things.
Homer: Do we have to? I want to get home to the TV.
Lisa: Look at the crowd to get in to the Kwik-E-Mart.
Homer: Crowd? I wanna get in. Me first!
Lisa: What are you going to buy?
Homer: I don’t know. Me! Me! Me first!
Make Homer Trample Customers- 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp
Make Customers Get Trampled- x3. 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp Freemium and $175, 40xp Premium
Apu: Stop this trampling! Who knew people would physically attack each other to buy plastic jack-o-lanterns and glitter fake eye-lashes. I love the idiocy of America!
Scream Depot Pt. 2
Manjula: Apu, this line is too long! Some people gave up and went home before they were properly gouged! This is too much work for one man.
Apu: I know but this country does not allow child labor. Even if you have eight of them!
Manjula: True. But you can hire sullen teenagers.
Apu: Oh, goody.
Make Apu Interview Applicants- x3. 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp each time.
Apu: Now before we start this interview, I have to ask — how familiar are you with the labor laws of this country?
Squeaky Voiced Teen: You mean like minimum wage and stuff?
Apu: What are you, some kind of lawyer?! Get out! I know when I’m being set up!
Scream Depot Pt. 3
Apu: Manjula, the teenagers in this town insist on being paid the same as an actual person. Maybe I should pay a living wage for a dependable, quality employee.
Apu: Just kidding!
Manjula: Oh, you scared me! I thought you were having a stroke!
Apu: I’ll hire some sketchy transients for next to nothing.
Make Apu Hire Sketchy Transients- 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Manjula: Apu, the skuzzy weirdos you hired are living in the alley behind the Kwik-E-Mart.
Apu: Perfect! They won’t be late and they’ll eat the rats.
Scream Depot Pt. 4
Homer: Apu, what is your clingiest brand of fake cobwebs?
Apu: Ever-web–it can never be completely taken down. You will be picking fake cobwebs out of your hedge for years to come.
Homer: I want to make sure I have enough. Do you have a hundred packages?
Apu: I can order you a hundred packages.
Homer: I need a hundred packages of a bunch of things. Us Springfielders always say, “When it comes to Halloween– More is more.”
Apu: Are my eyes dollar-signs? I feel like my eyes just turned into dollar-signs…
Make Apu Order in Bulk from China- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Manjula: Apu! What are these giant boxes doing in the children’s bedroom? And where are the children?
Apu: I needed a stockroom. I moved the Octuplets into the kitchen. It will build character to learn to live together in a space under the table.
Scream Depot Pt. 5
Manjula: Apu, your Halloween side-business has outgrown the Kwik-E-Mart. The Recliner Barn went out of business — you could rent that space for a month and open a pop-up Halloween store.
Apu: What a brilliant idea! But it will be a lot of work running two stores…
Manjula: You could watch the Octuplets and I could run the two stores. It would be a nice break for me!
Apu: No, no. I’ll do it. My stores need their daddy.
Place Official Halloween Headquarters- $13,500, 4hr Build
Make Apu Set Up the Halloween Display- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
And that my friends is it on this episode tie-in…again at least for now.
What are your thoughts on the tie-in? Happy with the freemium building? Excited to see the drive-in come back? Ready for this Sunday’s episode? What are your thoughts on a Halloween episode that isn’t Tree House of Horrors? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!