Should I Spend Donuts On Frink’s Mechano Spider?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

YeeHaw!  The Wild West has arrived in our pocket-sized Springfields!  With bandits to tie up, guns to sling, gold to pan & gold ole’ Homer getting everyone all riled up! So bust open the vaults and grab those donuts because there are loads of new Wild West themed premium items in our stores!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Frink’s Mechano Spider to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Wild Wild West Spider to your town.


Building/Decoration: Frink’s Mechano Spider
Donut Cost: 130 Donuts
Size: 8×11
Earns: 3.5% Cash and XP 
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Obedience +10

Leaves stores on May 3rd…

-Comes with a questline
-Fun animated task for Frink if you have him (Visual animation there)
-Adds a nice bonus % to your town

-Extremly pricey
-Pretty pointless to add unless you have Frink

For those asking, it does not move around your town.  It is stationary, even when Frink is using it.  It’s animated, but does not move around the town. 

Final Thought:
Premium or Freemium:
Honestly, I’m not a fan of this one.  While it comes with a questline, has a decent bonus & a fun animation for Frink…in my opinion it’s just not worth it.  130 donuts is too much to pay for a hunk of metal in your Springfield, freemium or premium.  I’d avoid this one..Of course I know there are premium players out there (*cough cough* Ryan *cough cough* ;)) who will say this is awesome…and that’s ok.  But honestly, my opinion is to save your donuts for something better and completely pass on this one.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do.  And I can tell you I’m completely passing on this one.  Just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games on May 3rd.

Here’s a look at the questline that comes with Frink’s Mechano-Spider:

The Hey-teful Eight-Legs Pt. 1
Snake starts

Make Snake Assault Frink’s Mechano-Spider- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Make Frink Work the Controls- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp

The Hey-teful Eight-Legs Pt. 2
Snake Earns

Make Snake Assault Frink’s Mechano-Spider- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Make Frink Frantically Work the Controls- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp

The Hey-teful Eight-Legs Pt. 3
Snake Earns

Make Snake Easily Avoid the Mechano-Spider- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Frink Frantically Work the Controls- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp

The Hey-teful Eight-Legs Pt. 4
Snake starts

Make Snake Easily Avoid the Mechano-Spider- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Frink Order Spare Parts Online- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

And there you have it…the pros, the cons, the walkthrough on Frink’s Mechano-Spider!



What are your thoughts on Frink’s Spider?  Will you be picking it up?  Or did you already?    Where have you placed it in your town?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

52 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Frink’s Mechano Spider?

  1. I didn’t get this when it was first available, but now that it’s a Black Friday deal, I’ve written myself a note to make sure I hit Springfield when it’s available. It’s just too cool for me to pass up again!

  2. It’s my favorite thing from this event so far. I wish the animation was a bit more interesting. No regrets though. I am big fan of Frink and his contraptions, so I didn’t I got it before this post was put up on this site.

  3. Bought it, regretted it, got over it, accepted it. Haven’t found the right place for it yet.

  4. So, without Frink does it not animate at all!? Like, even from a tap.

  5. Bought it immediately, as I had carved out a huge swath of land in my Heights area for a desert area and was eager to populate it. It is pretty lame, but it does fill out the area nicely.

  6. After reading majority of the comments about this (even before this blog) I’m glad I passed on this.

  7. FWIW, and I see reflected in the comments here, too, in the comments section of recent posts, I’ve seen a lot of people expressing buyer’s remorse on this one. So I would suggest not buying it, unless it really, really appeals to you as essentially a decoration.

    For me, there was never any question if getting out, even before I started seeing those comments…WAY to pricey for what it is (plus, I don’t have Frink yet).

  8. HHy, I resemble that remark. And it is awesome. I have it being chased by Truckasaurus and nothing you say can take away from my enjoyment of Frink at the controls trying to get away from my firebreathing metal Dinosaur.

  9. Kim (kimberlyah794)

    I wasn’t really even tempted by this one, especially once I saw it in a neighbor’s town. Was not hard to pass up. Still considering the Wilted Rose, though.

  10. *cough cough* Ryan *cough cough* , lol. 🙂

  11. Very easy no for me. I don’t have Frink anyway, and I only saw snippets of Wild Wild West and couldn’t see why anybody would watch something so ridiculously stupid – the mechano spider being one of the stupidest aspects of an incredibly stupid film. So yeah… 🙂

  12. I think this is one of the easier nose…knows…nos…no’s? Dagnabbit, this was suppose to be easy. NO!!! 😄

  13. Eh, this was a big fat “no” for me.

  14. I’ve seen a player with Frink controlling the spider and a Frink playing with the UFO. So this person has 2 Frinks in his/her town. Is this a cheat, a glitch, or is it what makes spending $10 on this thing worth it?

  15. I have a little buyers remorse on this one. I debated for days and then on an impulse picked it up. It’s huge and takes up a ton of space. It’s got a cute little animation but I also thought it would move around a little, not nessarly walk around town, but more than just bounce up and down a little.
    My advise would be pass. I kinda wish I did. Now I will have to buy more sprinkles for any characters that pop up in Act 2 & 3.

    Happy Tappa Tappa Tuesday!

    • I was on a brink too, but waited for first suck…buyers and their impressions. When they said it doesn’t move even in a little circle it was one big fat NOPE.

  16. I bought it right away and I regret it. It’s pretty lame for the donuts spent. 🙁

  17. Too much and I don’t have Frink. Nice bonus though. I’m going to pass.

  18. I hate spiders and I hate Frink so this was an easy pass for me 🙂

  19. It to me a very long time to decide before buying th Mechano Spiding, about a pico second 🤑

  20. Yeah I’m going to pass. Too bad this doesn’t move around town. I was really excited when this showed up. I’ve seen it in a friends town. It just sort of walks or moves in place. Really disappointing.

  21. I bought it, and even tho I am a premium player, I still think I wasted my donuts on it 😕 It definitely does not look as good as I had thought. I think the quick sand or film set are both much better options (they both look nice in the desert) the quick sand is animated when you tap it. And buck Mcckoy has interactive tasks at the film set.

    • I love the quick sand. The wilted rose is also better than the spider. Great animations and less donuts. 🙂

      • I like the quick sand too, but the Film set is my favourite. 🙂
        I haven’t bought the Wilted Rose, I think I’ll wait to see if any other items become available (so I don’t waste anymore sprinkles)
        I really thought the Spider would walk around the town (now I feel silly for thinking that) 😛

  22. I’m a little disappointed in the Mechano Spider tbh. The animation is just lazy and I think they missed a perfect opportunity to have a visual task of Snake assaulting the spider.

    That being said, I still love the look of it and I don’t regret buying it.

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