Monthly Archives: March 2016

Turbo Tappin Crook and Ladder: We Didn’t Start The Fire, After School Project & Burn it All Down

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The firemen have arrived in Springfield…and just in time too!  A fun little mini event has hit our pocket sized Springfield’s, where we will FINALLY be able to unlock the Fire Station and all those hunky Volunteer Firemen!

Of course as with all events this one comes with a questline.  Sometime to keep us rolling along and enables us to unlock all of the fire related prizes.  So let’s take a look at this questline now, and just what you’ll need to do to ensure your Springfield is protected from those fires!


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In-Game Update: Those Hunky Springfield Firemen

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Mughsernjkgu…forgive me while I try to talk with my mouth full…EA always has a knack for dropping updates when I’m eating lunch (and for Lee and HH…Turkey Sandwich)…

Anyway…EA’s dropped a long rumored (heck I wrote about it back in 2013!) Fire Station update!

I’ll be back with more in a bit…for now know that Ned starts things off with a 6s task for him and 4 other Springfielders…

At which point you’ll unlock the event itself…
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And this is just like Deep Space Homer and Valentine’s Day.  Complete tasks to unlock prizes…

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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Twice a week we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

So it’s been quite a while since we last did a Caption This…so I decided we’d have a little fun with this one and include several of your submissions with this one.  So have fun!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!

1. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader @rebootinglife (on Instagram)

2. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader Ashley J)Screenshot_2016-03-24-12-32-33

3. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader LeahJoanna)

4. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader  x323_Eze)

5. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader laurenjade)

6. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader fawwazmd)

7. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader macheson)
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8. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader David S)

9. ( This image was submitted by Addicts reader totbox)
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10. And finally from my own personal game…

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at you never know when yours might be next!

Burns Casino and the Conform-O-Meter

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The Casino Event released a TON of new items into our Springfields.  Everything from Casinos and fountains to theaters and planes!  So let’s take a look at how these new and returning items impact our Conform-O-Meter…

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Casino event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

App Update Alert: Casino Event Removal is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Check your App Stores because the Casino Event Removal Update is live!  So if you want those gamblers gone update now.  (as of this post going live I see the update on both iOS and Android)

Note: Some of you may still be playing and that’s fine.  You can no longer earn Bonuts, so if you’ve earned everything, crafted everything there’s no point in not upgrading.  So unless you’re hell bent on getting those last few items, upgrade now.  Otherwise you can continue to play until you’re forced to upgrade, and we don’t know when that will be. 

A couple of things have changed…as far as payouts are concerned, so let’s take a look!

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What’s a fancy Vegas dinner without desert? (Potential Spoilers)

Hey hey Addictereenos!

So we’ve all been gambling our digital tails off lately and IMHO, all the new additions and questline have been fun, but all good things eventually come to an end.  For those of us who have finished the Act III questline, you probably noticed a little teaser right at the end.

TSTO desert-themed scenery

This got me to thinking (despite what the “experts” say about thinking too much).  I said to my self, “Self… what could they possibly mean with this little bit of teasery.”  Well… the truth is, I don’t truly know but I had some thoughts and figured there’s no place better to share than here.  If that sounds like your cup of tea, click for more.

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Casino Event is Ending….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a quick reminder that at

0800 GMT (4am EDT) tomorrow morning (3/29) Act 3 and the Casino Event will officially end….

This means that you will want to make that final push to gather up all the things you want from the Event before it goes with the Event.

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Putting a little Faith in EA

The following post was submitted by one of our Addicts Regulars..Totbox.  Perhaps you’ve seen Tot in the comments a time or two ;)…Yes Totbox is back with some insightful TSTO musings for us all! 

While Lent was up and running, I made a decision. (Give Up Tapped Out!? No, no, let’s not go crazy.)  “I shall try to be more patient and forgiving to a higher power for not providing what I truly want”, That’s Right EA, I give you a little break for a while but now Lenten season is over. Easter is over and I feel as holy as a digital donut :p

Happy Belated Easter everybody, hope you had a good one with all the chocolate and jelly beans and all those things that take away from the true meaning of Easter (sorry, Shredded Ned told me to say that). Still grinding away at this Sin City event? Wondering if EA also lost the true meaning of EAster? I can’t be too hard on them, after all they have been pretty good to us and while there are still things we may want to see in the game, they tend to fix their mistakes and add characters and content at a somewhat reasonable pace.

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Casino Event Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 5 Gabbo and Arthur

Special thanks to Kim (kimberlyah794) for helping out with this post.  Y’all may know Kim from the comments and from some guest posts during the Winter and Casino Event.  Thanks for the help, again, Kim!   

Hey, hey, hey, fellow Tappers!

Viva Las Springfield!  The Casino Event has arrived in Springfield…and it’s full of Vegas inspired decorations, buildings and games!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Third Act you’re tasked with collecting Blue Chips (ico_casino_bluechip_lg) to unlock each prize!

The fifth and final Act 3 prize awarded at 102,450ico_casino_bluechip_lg  (or +31,550ico_casino_bluechip_lg from the Chinese Acrobatic Theater) is Gabbo and Arthur, the dynamic duo of ventriloquism.

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So let’s take a closer look at this fifth prize and just what happens when you unlock them in your Springfield…
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Addicts Open Thread

Don’t forget to log into TSTO today for your free Easter Gift…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So…here is your Open Thread. No new Simpsons tonight, but it is Easter!  So Happy Easter everyone!  What’s everyone’s plans for the day?

The Casino Event ends on Tuesday…are you ready for it to be over?  Ready for what’s next?

How’s your Casino designing coming along?  Having fun with figuring out where to put all these casino inspired items? Did you participate in yesterday’s showoff?

How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

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