Homer’s Chiliad 2016: Insanity Mode

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Chili Cook-Off time in Springfield!  Gather up those Insanity Peppers and get ready to lose your mind, as we take a journey with the residents of our pocket-sized Springfields for the hottest chili known to man!

As S8:E9,“El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)” taught us, Insanity Peppers will make you go, well, insane!  And you too can make Homer go insane once you’ve finished the prize track for Homer’s Chiliad, and placed the Insanity Cauldron.   You’ll then be able to launch…Insanity Mode!

Let’s breakdown this mini turtle tappin’ game and  see how insane it makes you….


As mentioned above, once you’ve finished the prize track (unlocked Wiggum’s Chili tent), you’ll be able to launch Insanity Mode!  (initially triggered via the questline, so keep following the walkthrough to get it to trigger for you)

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Insanity mode at the Cauldron, for now, this will award you game currency (Pills for SH…for now) for playing a new game.  The game is tapping as many tortoises as you can in 30 seconds.

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Let’s start with the basics…

How Do I Start Insanity Mode?

When ready, you’ll see a chili insanitypepper floating over the cauldron, tap on it (and make sure Homer is free)…2016-06-02 10.38.46

Before you hit start, make sure you’re ready to play.  This will take you into a game screen (similar to Where’s Maggie) and you won’t be able to do anything else until the game is up.  So be sure you’re ready to tap!

Once you hit start you’ll start the game and the instructions screen will popup:

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How Do I Play?


Simple, you’ll have 30 seconds to tap as many tortoises as you can….so just search your Springfield for them and tap, tap tap.  (they will ONLY appear when you’re inside the game…you won’t see them any other time)


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What Can I Win?


For now the prize awarded after EVERY attempt…is Pharmaceuticals for Springfield Heights…2016-06-02 10.39.30

It looks like you get 1 pill for every 5 Tortoises tapped.

Pharmaceuticals will only pay out at the Cauldron until June 22nd…so get em while they’re around!

What Else Can I Win? 

Similar to the Rocket Ship there are other prizes you can win in the Insanity Game.  These prizes are decorations for Springfield.

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Here’s a look at what else you can win (in order of how frequently they’ll appear):

Hieroglyph Wall 3Hieroglyphic Wall (most common)

Tapped_Out_Pumpkin_PatchPumpkin Patch (common)

canefieldCane Field (rare)

lightupeldergod_menuLightup Elder God (rarest) This one will pay out a 1% bonus on all cash and XP.

Of course you won’t always receive an additional prize.  In fact, more often than not you’ll get nothing.  So don’t be bummed if your game comes back empty handed….

How Often Can I Play Insanity Mode?


You can play Insanity Mode every 8hrs…but you’ll need Homer free to play!

Will Insanity Mode Be Around After Homer’s Chiliad is over?

Yes, as long as you’ve unlocked it you can continue to play after the event is over.  Keep in mind that the Pharmaceuticals earned for playing will only be around until June 22nd.


And that’s it my friends!  The breakdown of Insanity Mode..the newest mini game to hit TSTO!

Now go get those tortoises…cause you Gotta Catch ‘Em All!


What are your thoughts on Insanity Mode?  How many tortoises have you tapped? The highest I’ve seen was 69 from Em over at ToUk..can anyone beat that?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!


259 responses to “Homer’s Chiliad 2016: Insanity Mode

  1. Love this post! Just recently earned this mini game with the return of classic mini events. After playing about 2x a day for 3 days I received a *lightup elder god* & was pleasantly surprised.


  2. I think they changed the mechanics of this. It used to count several turtles per turtle tapped, but now it’s only counting one.

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  3. Is there any use for the insanity cauldron now? Is there still a way to use it?

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    • Yea it’ll give you pills for SH

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    • Homer can play the game there every 8 hours to earn stuff. (I’m drawing a blank…it’s either money and XP or one of the Springfield Heights currencies and XP. You can also sometimes win an additional prize…a pumpkin patch, or one or two other types of non-premium prizes (again, can’t remember off-hand what they are), or, if you’re very lucky, an elder god, which comes with a bonus multiplier!)


  4. since this is an open thread i would like to inform those that do not know this but while playing homer’s insanity cauldron game (tortoise smash game) you can hit each tortoise multiple times. before i could only get about 35 or so now i get over 100 every time. this trick will not make you a millionaire over night but it at least made it a little more fun to try and beat my old record and it does net you a little more cash and XP.

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  5. We’ll for a while all I could get to would be like mid sixty ish BUT…now I’ve gotten up to -77- !!!! Ya gotta be quick!!!

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  6. It seems like the tortoise spawn rate got modified recently. I used to be able to hit 60 – 80 tortoises, but now I can often get well over 100, with my record this morning being 169. That said, I do have all of my road in one place, which does keep the spawn area limited.

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  7. Not sure if this was mentioned somewhere… but if you hit 0 tortoises, you actually get $500 anyway.. I started the game and then got distracted and forgot to tap my tortoises! LOL- so I tapped nothing… only to go back into my game and realize I still got $500 which i thought was nice.

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  8. Insanity games really made me insane… 🙂 I’ve many pumpkins and cane field until I confuse where’ve to put it. The pumpkins and cane field give less treehugger points rather angel topiary, while they earn more spaces rather than angel topiary. Pumpkins earn spaces as minnow pond but give almost 4x less treehugger points. The bad news is they can’t be sold, meanwhile we keep get them while playing this insane game, even they’re randomly come. 😦 Perhaps EA can give an option to sell those extra item rather to keep it in our stash?!

    I do like the cash earned but keep having this useless extra item made me wonder when i’ll stop playing this mini games and keep the cauldron in my stash. 3-4 times playing insanity give enough cash to buy topiary or pond, so i’m not excited anymore to have pumpkins and canefield. I’m still playing it since hoping get more elder god (i’ve already got 2). :p

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