Should I Spend Donuts on the Mars Colony?

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 Mars Colony to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of this Mars hot spot to your Springfield…


Decoration: Mars Colony
Donut Price: 200 donuts
Size: 13×19
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield
 Vanity +100

Leave Our Games March 16th

-Looks cool
-Comes with a short questline
-Upgradeable so it’ll allow you to continue to work on it after the questline
-Animated when tapped (lights light up and a little rover drives around)

-Does not earn income or bonus %
-Cannot change facades once you upgrade
-No character interaction

Final Thought:
Premium or Freemium:
Honestly, this is a total pass in my opinion.  It’s oversized and overpriced.  Complete waste of 200 donuts.  Other than it looking cool it really just takes up a ton of space and serves no benefit to your town.  So personally I’d pass on this one…

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.

Here’s a look at the questline associated with it and the requirements to upgrade at each level…

A Colony For Ants Pt. 1
Auto start when purchased

Make Homer Mock Mars- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp

A Colony For Ants Pt. 2
Homer starts

Upgrade the Mars Colony
Make Homer Mock But Secretly Love Mars- Cannot complete until after you’ve upgraded….3hrs, Earns $200, 55xp

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Upgrade requirements:

marscolony01  Level 1 view

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marscolony02 Level 2 view2016-03-09 23.00.02

marscolony03Level 3 view2016-03-09 23.00.51

marscolony04 Fully upgraded.

Sponsorship task is 3hrs for each Entrepreneur…

And here’s a closer look at the signage on the Colony…some of it is pretty funny:

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What are your thoughts on the Mars Colony?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield?  Or have you already? Where have you placed it?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

74 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Mars Colony?

  1. Had login issues yesterday and once in My Mars colony overnight went from fully upgraded to Level 1. WTF. Anyone else have that glitch? Or know how to restore. And not only that Pieman missions are back? Finished that event ages ago!!
    Help please

  2. got free in black friday box noway would i have purchased it

  3. Just got it from the Black Friday box. When readíng this post, not very excited about it.

    • Same, I think it’s going right back into my inventory

    • I hear you there! My luck so far with these boxes has pretty much been bottom of the barrel. T-ball and a wild west sign ugh.
      This did look promising..only for the Zoolander reference,lol.

    • Was hoping and got this with my free token. Disappointed it doesn’t generate cash or xp, just sits there.

    • Yep, I got it with my Black Friday token. Piece of junk. Into my inventory it will go. It doesn’t fit in with anything, and although it’s big, the scale is way off. Oh well, it was free and I got two decent things out of two from my character box.

  4. Bought it. Wish I hadn’t.

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