Hey hey hey tappereenos!
So one of the things I do on occasion here is point out some speculatory ideas based on dialogue bubbles in the game. I did it back during Level 42 and also from bits prior to January 2015. Interestingly, quite a bit actually appeared later in the game whether you consider it coincidence or not.
Dame Judith Underdunk, Helen Lovejoy, Lindsey Naegle, Cookie Kwan, and even the Ajax Steel Mill are all things we speculated on that now grace our games. Sure there was more we didn’t get but I find it all interesting. Of course, the entire enterprise of speculating from dialogue began when EA teased this bit.
We ended up getting all this stuff over time and the rest is history. Tappers started looking for clues wherever they could find them, myself included. In the spirit of this, I like to see potential in the most random bits of dialogue from levels and events. Here’s some potential spoilers that may or may not have anything to do with future stuff.
First up… characters. Could Agent Johnson make an appearance beyond some dialogue bubbles?
Tapball offered Furious D as a premium option but what sparked my imagination was this little snippet by Wiggum. I want a pony!
We saw several supervillains during the 2015 Superhero Event in dialogue. Petroleus Rex was a member of the Fossil Fuel Four. Dr. Vladimir Krabokov threatened a return too. I’d be down with more superhero action for 2016.
Akira had some ideas for characters when he became available.
Well Cookie made an appearance already… interesting. We also got the Leftorium Express so could Nasrine be on the way or was she just a callback to the origin?
Grampa’s brother Cyrus already stayed in the Buckingham Pay-Less Motel for the holidays. Christmas 2014 brought the island he was stranded on with Grampa. Will he appear as a full-fledged character?
This last one is a skin I really want.
Maybe when EA brings the octuplets there will be some mention of Apu and Manjula’s nuptials and the arrival of Homer as Ganesh from “The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons” (S9:E7)? Even Apu’s mom could find her way into the game but I’m hoping not as Manjula surely nags him enough.
I think of all the characters I saw… this next one is a spolier I have expected for a long time.
It is a fun joke for Ol’ Gil to never win even in TSTO though. All in all, I like that the designers have pulled some characters into dialogue bubbles instead of feeling like they have to create new characters but some of these could be a lot of fun. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few this year.
But we’re not done. Cookiee Kwan mentioned a few building ideas in Springfield Heights.
Even Mrs. K mentioned Krustyland. She could be talking about the Tooth Chipper or something else entirely.
Bart and Homer had a little interesting quickie of a conversation this holiday season. Do any of these sound good to you?
I’d love to see the Fire Department. Way back in the day, as in 2013, Alissa even speculated on this. Why not bring the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department into the mix? I’d love to see the Fire Truck too.
I know a certain tapper who really hopes EA ties in this year’s Chinese zodiac into an event. Keep your eyes peeled for a fun post later. Maggie agrees.
I think I’m just hoping EA plans on adding a new visual task for one Homer Jay Simpson from “Homer the Vigilante” (S5:E11). It’s the same episode that the Miniature Nuclear Warhead in our game comes from.
The last speculatory bit that really has me intrigued is from Frink during Deep Space Homer.
TSTO Night Time has been something tappers have discussed for a long time. The Sun Blocker appeared in the Springfield Dump and I wonder if EA has plans for something big in the future?
Heck, Maggie is in the game now so could we see a Who Shot Mr. Burns event? The sun blocker could be a fun way to switch from day to night in the game. So many possibilities. Of course… if I went by everything I ever saw in my game and made a prognostication based on it, we could even be getting a Canadian invasion so take all these ideas with an appropriate grain of salt.
Watch out Wolfcastle… the Canucks are coming! If we’re to believe Gina Vendetti, there are plenty more levels ahead of us for any of this stuff (minus the Canada glitch) to appear in our games.
S0 what do you think? See anything else between January 2015 and now that made you think something was on the horizon? Want any of this stuff? Sound off in the comments and happy tapping.
TTFN… Wookiee out!