Hey there lil ones!
Bouncing by with some incite and details on a fun lil mini game involving Maggie you will encounter at the end of the Act 3 Main Questline.
Once you completed all 22 Parts of the Main Questline, the option to play “Where’s Maggie” will trigger in your game and the Playdough Factory will come into use for it.
Let’s take a closer look at this fun lil game and another way to earn FREE DONUTS!!
WHAT DOES THE PLAYDOUGH FACTORY DO?
First up, the main Question we keep seeing over and over and over. When you first place the Factory, you will see it does… NOTHING. That is because it’s main purpose for Act 3 will not come until you complete the Main Questline for Act 3 and start on Maggie’s Mini Game. “Where’s Maggie?”
So don’t stress it says nothing at all right now… just play the game. Once you complete End of the Beginning Pt. 22, you will then see the Playdough Factory’s use.
HOW DO I UNLOCK MAGGIE’S MINI GAME?
Just like I already stated above, play the game. You MUST complete the Main Questline for Act 3 all the way to Pt. 22 in order to gain access to Maggie’s Mini Game.
HOW DO I PLAY MAGGIE’S MINI GAME?
Once you have completed End of the Beginning Pt. 22, you will see the Pop Up Screen explaining the “Where’s Maggie” Game. It will be started by tapping on the Playdough Factory and going to find Maggie.
“WHERE’S MAGGIE” GAME 101
Go to the Playdough Factory and tap on it. You will see a Pop Up with the option to “Start” the Where’s Maggie Game.
As soon as you tap on Start, you will see lil Maggie on the Playdough Factory waving at you.
She will then hitch a ride on her lil red balloon and disappear.
Meanwhile, you will see the game start counting down in Maggie’s lil colorful blocks to begin your chance to go find her. 3…2…1…
Now you will have 1min 20secs to go locate Maggie in your game and tap on her. The timer in the Top Center of your screen will tell you how much time you have left.
WHERE CAN I FIND MAGGIE?
For my game, I mainly have been finding her on the Generic Color Houses. However, this is the list of possible places she may show up. (Remember, these are covered in snow, no leaves, or other Holiday Decorations right now.)
First Church of Springfield
Lard Lad Donuts
Ziff Corp Office Building
WHAT DOES MAGGIE LOOK LIKE WHEN SHE IS HIDING?
Lil Maggie will be hanging out somewhere on the rooftop of the various Buildings listed above playing with a butterfly.
Here are some pics from my game of where I found her. Remember she is REALLY teeny, so look close.
Also, if you saw in the Pop Up Guide for her game you can also “HEAR” her when you get closer if you have your sound up. The sucking noise she makes gets loud as you get near the area she is located.
I CAN’T FIND HER??!!
As you can see in the pics above, I have a “House Farm” aka a large group of Buildings all in one spot of my game. This can be hurtful when playing “Where’s Maggie” due to it can make it harder to see her if one Building is taller than the next.
Here is an Example. The ONLY way I knew Maggie was there is I caught a slight glimpse of the Butterfly and heard her sucking noise.
This one you can see she blended in a bit too. So beware of those areas where seeing her could be completely impossible or really difficult.
I CAN’T TAP ON HER??!!
Finding Maggie is one thing, tapping on her once she is found seems a lil tricky. Now it may be due to how close the Buildings are in my game… but I had to literally tap all around her, on her, and on the Building in order for it to recognize I found her.
If you find yourself having a hard time, zoom in as close as you can to see her and just tap everywhere around her and on her within the screen.
FYI… I started a thread on EA Forum for those still having issues tapping on her.
UPDATE 1/12: Here is what EA has to say about this via my post on their forums…
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FIND HER?
If you found Maggie, and successfully tapped on her, she will sit up, hitch a ride on her balloon, and you will get the Reward Pop Up.
Tapping on “Collect” will award you the $$ & XP then take you back to the Playdough Factory and check off one of the 3 Maggie pics. (You have to find her 3 times to get to the Donuts.)
The 16hr timer will now start to countdown until you can play “Where’s Maggie” again. (Or pay Donuts to speed it up.)
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT FIND MAGGIE?
If you are not successful in finding Maggie (Or find her and tap too late), you will see a Pop Up Screen with a smaller Reward.
You will now have to wait another 16hrs to try again. (Or pay Donuts to speed it up.)
DO I HAVE TO WAIT 16HRS?
Yes, unless you want to spend Donuts to speed it up… which is silly and defeats the purpose of the game. Why spend 24 Donuts for a chance at winning 1-3 Donuts?
In short, just wait. If you are not sure how much time is left, just tap on the Playdough Factory and see how much time is remaining before you can play again.
WHAT IS THE ARROW NEXT TO THE TIMER?
You will notice there is a Black Arrow Icon next to the Countdown Timer at the top of the Screen. This essentially just stops the game. It is just there if you want to stop looking for Maggie for whatever reason.
Tapping on it will give you a Pop Up screen asking if you are SURE you want to give up looking for Maggie. If you select yes, you will have to wait another 16hrs to play “Where’s Maggie” again.
I honestly don’t see a use for this myself. If I started the game, I would rather give it a go then wait another 16hrs.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I FIND MAGGIE 3 TIMES?
Once you start your third time finding Maggie, and actually find her in the 1min 20secs, you will still see the same Pop Up Screen with the Reward…
However this time when you are taken back to the Playdough Factory, you will see the 3 Bonus Mystery Donut Boxes.
Tap on any of the 3 to see if you Won 1, 2, or 3 Donuts.
If you did NOT get the amount of Donuts you wanted AND have the extra $$$ to spare, you can pay $150,000 to “Try Again”. Just tap on the $150,000 Icon on the other Box(es) until you get the amount you want.
If you do not care, you can settle for the amount it gives you and tap “Collect”. For me, I have $$ to spare so I will always try again until I get 3 Donuts.
WILL THE GAME CONTINUE ON AFTER THE EVENT?
As of right now, I can’t answer that. I only see the details for the Event and will not know or be able to test if it will continue until the Event is over. At that time we will also be able to see what use the Playdough Factory will continue to be after the Event too.
I am “assuming” it will end with the Event… but who knows, EA was generous in keeping around the Monorail Donut earning.
UPDATE: CAN I TAP ON ANYTHING ELSE WHILE LOOKING FOR MAGGIE?
Just wanted to add this bit in here due to I am seeing a lot ask about it. Many are wondering if they can use other features of the game while in the middle of playing “Where’s Maggie”. The answer is NOPE. The ONLY thing you can do while playing “Where’s Maggie” is … play “Where’s Maggie”. Nothing more.
- You can’t tap on any Buildings to collect items.
- You can’t tap on any Bears.
- You can’t tap on any other Characters.
- You can’t put the game in “Move/Edit” mode.
- You can’t go to Town Hall to try and “locate” her.
Essentially EVERYTHING but the “Where’s Maggie” mini game will be completely disabled until that timer runs out. Hope that helps to answer those questions.
There you have it, a fun lil game featuring our New Addition to the Simpsons Family for the Game… FINALLY… Maggie!! Also some FREE DONUTS!! WOOHOO!!
What do you think of the game? Did you speed through the Questline just to play it? If not, where in the Main Questline are you? Game look interesting? Let us know.