Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So we’ve got ourselves a fun little episode tie-in on our hands! Ok well maybe not fun to some of you…more like a distraction from the casino event. BUT to me they’re fun. I always love episode tie-ins because they get me excited about the upcoming episode.
Anywho…this week’s episode tie-in is all about Mars. Sorta. And of course, as with all episode tie-ins, a few new premium items have arrived in our stores to try and entice us to go “all in” with this week’s episode. But with that limited time label it can be intimating trying to decide what you should spend your donuts on, or what should be a total pass. But don’t sweat it, we’re here to help you break down the pros and cons of each item.
Wondering if you should add the Yellow Submersible to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of this rock band inspired decoration to your Springfield…
Decoration: Yellow Submersible
Donut Price: 85 donuts
Bonus %: 2.5% on all cash and XP
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
Leave Our Games March 16th
-Comes with a short questline for the Sea Captain (1 part)
-You can actually use it. As in you can tap it to send it on a “mission” and it’ll sink and disappear under water.
-Has a chance to bring you back either a Squidport tile or Pier Tile from “missions” (More on this below)
-“Missions” take 24hrs
-Bonus % isn’t that great for donuts spent
-Tiles are not a guaranteed payout, in fact many times you’ll come back empty handed.
It has some benefits to it. It is nice that it can bring back tiles, but it does take forever and it’s not a guaranteed payout. This is one of those premium toss ups in my mind. Personally I think if you’re going to get it purchase it more because you like the look of it…not for the concept of it earning you pier and boardwalk tiles.
Stay away from this one. It’s not worth your hard earned donuts. So unless you have an obsession with the Beatles, i’d completely pass on this as a freemium player.
Of course in the end it’s completely your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and I can tell you I’ll be passing on this one. After playing around with it in my B town, it’s just not worth the donut investment for me. I’d rather spend my donuts on something else. Of course that’s just my opinion, I know y’all will have your own takes on it. So whatever you decide just be sure to make your final decision before it leaves our games on March 16th.
And now for a little info about the Submersible and the tiles….
First off it comes with a questline that starts up as soon as you place it…
10 Leagues Under Squidport
Sea Captain: Arr, a yellow submersible. An old first-mate and I used to sing our love of submersibles which be yellow. Then one day, he gathered up our lyrics and cord changes and dashed off to Liverpool, England. I wonder whatever became of him and those music publishing rights.
Reach Level 15 and Build Squidport
Make Old Sea Captain Reminisce- 30m, Earns $40, 10xp
Send Yellow Submersible Down Under- 24hrs, Earns $500,45xp…chance for Boardwalk or Pier Tile.
Sea Captain: The yellow submersible found something, it did! Let’s see what we got! I didn’t think anything was down there except the bodies of the many, many men I’ve killed.
Now to send the Submersible on “missions” simply tap on it and you’ll see the popup:
It’ll disappear into the water..and not reappear for 24hrs. When the “mission” is complete you’ll see a message at the top of your game screen, as well as a floating periscope icon over where the Submersible was…
The first time you come back you’ll most likely earn something and see one of these popups:
With more instructions to follow….
So now there’s the basics. Let’s talk about actual game play. First, it appears as though if you’re maxed out on tiles you can still earn more through this. I’m maxed out in my B game and still got a squidport tile to appear. However, it appeared only once in 15 tries. Whereas the Pier tiles appeared more often, as they are not maxed out in my town.
Second, it’s not a guaranteed payout each time. I send the submersible down 15 times…in that time I received 1 boardwalk tile, 3 pier tiles and the rest of the time (11) I came up empty. You’ll still earn the $500 for the “mission” but no boardwalk tiles. Kind of frustrating, in my opinion.
What are your thoughts on the Yellow Submersible? Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Or have you already? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!