Where Did THAT Come From – Kiosk, Orphan Alley & sciencewater

Faster than an event speeding donut spender! More powerful than a local Addict! Able to leap long comment threads in a single bound! Look! Up in the TSTO-niverse! It’s a building! It’s a decoration! It’s Superheroes 2016!

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?


So unless you’ve been locked away in Lucite, by now you probably realize a new event has splashed all over the screens of our beloved game. Lots of new stuff and that means I have one heck of a job to do letting you know where all the new “super” things come from. Origin stories are sort of the bread and butter of any comic book story worth its proverbial weight in Booster Gold, so I’m back at my usual antics again. For this issue of WDTCF, we’ll be looking at…

Kiosk – 3rd Social Battle Prize
Orphan Alley – Free
sciencewater – the schtuff you earn by tapping criminals and can use to heal fighters in a battle

EA seems to once again like helping me out with my job. For the Kiosk, they did all the work (that’s said tongue in cheek since they obviously know what inspired things) and point us towards “Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Three Times” (S18:E11). I’ll admit I didn’t immediately know the origin but I’d have probably found it considering the episode it’s from is a true-blue Superhero episode and I usually re-watch any that completely fit in with an event.

The third segment of this three-parter about revenge is all about Bartman. I wrote more about this one in the origin for the skin but I know folks like pics of TSTO stuff from the show, so who am I to not hook it up for all you superdudettes and dudes? Bart’s first on screen act as Bartman in this episode (a much better name than the crimson cockaboy) is to stop a robber from jacking Apu’s newspaper kiosk. “That thief stole all my Harold’s Tribunes and Herald Tribunes.”

Newspaper Kiosk Bartman Apu Simpsons

Also noteworthy to point out that Orphan Alley was most likely inspired by this episode. Bartman’s parents did die in an alley just like Thomas and Martha Wayne (read Batman origins).  Now I want to digress about a certain plot point of a recent Super movie but I’ll abstain. The name Orphan Alley is pretty obvious though.  The whole look of New York City, err Springfield, err Gotham in the segment looks a lot like the new item. I just think of every felon fight as holding up Bart’s promise to avenge Homer in a “flamboyant, impractical fashion.”

Orphan Alley Simpsons

Next up, sciencewater. It may not be a permanent addition to our towns, but it does originate in an episode. In “Waverly Hills 9021-D’oh” (S20:E19), Marge is power walking at the beginning and comes across a booth for sciencewater.

sciencewater Simpsons

The “label is all in lower case” and it’s “like drinking e e cummings.” All of the flavors are named after real words. “Nourish. Vitality. Purple. Potato Lime. I Love the 90s. New Car Smell.” Marge feels a little over-hydrated after trying all of them but the salesman says that’s fine, “your bladder’s full of science. Now excuse me, our company just went bankrupt.”

sciencewater flavors Simpsons

That’s really it. I guess I could point out that sciencewater is parodying SoBe’s lifewater (I love the pomegranate one) but suffice to say that Marge’s non-alcoholic overdrinking is what gets the rest of the story going. The rest of the episode is more of a Springfield Heights thing and I don’t want to go there. In TSTO, the sciencewater company is apparently back in business and supplying drinks for our heroes to recharge themselves in felon battles. What flavor do you think they’re drinking? Anyhoo… what do you think of the items? Had you seen these episodes? Happy that EA tells you origins now? Sound off in the comments and I hope you have a regularly hydrated super kind of day.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

27 responses to “Where Did THAT Come From – Kiosk, Orphan Alley & sciencewater

  1. Has anyone had a task go missing? I play two games on one device and one game has lost the task to collect enough items to win the next prize (Science Water)

  2. I wonder if this has been happening to anybody else: I am trying to free Apu from his 7 day task at Kwik-E Mart by storing it but it will give me the “Sorry hoarder can’t store this!”-message…Also, the prison with Snake will give me the same message which it never did before?

  3. Ziolablick164

    I figured this out awhile ago, but just in case you fellow players don’t know, there is a way to speed through the fights without using the fast forward button. Just tap the fist icon after you start a fight and it skips the animation. Just tap it after every move you make and things happen much more quickly. And you can still swap and heal your superheroes.

    I think that you is what it is called.
    How does it work? I have attempted several iterations, and I still can not seem to figure it out.
    My mantra, sob, I can’t do it.

    • Go to a battle. Once the felons and heroes have lined up against eachother, type the fast forward looking button in the top right. It’ll ask you to confirm you ant to use it. Say yes and voila, fast forwarded fight and task complete.

    • Quick Battle: Not worth it for me. It gave me my second loss. The first was from the Glitch earlier in Issue 1. If you don’t have time for a full length battle, you don’t have time to play the game. Speeding through the battle takes all the fun out of playing. Basically it runs the fights back and forth without character swaps. You get the pop-up at the end that you lost and the stats. Wish I wouldn’t had done it. I did have to fight one lone felon in a second battle afterwards.

  5. julie (jsander321)

    I won the Kiosk, looked at it not quite being able to make out what is on the magazine covers on the sides, yet think it seems a bit “naughty” perhaps? I’m not quite sure what it is or if it should stay in storage, though I am glad it’s one of the smaller buildings in this event.

    • I blew up a pic of the kiosk and from what I can tell the “naughty” things you see are just silhouettes our outlines of people’s heads, kind of like the head shots you’d see on the cover of People (pronounced “PEE-OPPLE” for any Family Guy fans out there).

    • Josephine Kick@$$

      I’ve always wondered if anyone else thought the animation in the window of LA Body Works looked a little “off” or if it was just my little mind 😂

  6. This comment is just for decoration to see if Wookie would approve it after he said he is going to do some moderating on TOuk! I wonder if it will get through. I wonder how many comments they have to moderate a day! My brain can’t cope with that big a number! Now multiply that by 365!!! Sheesh! *faints*

  7. my game has crashed each time its opened since the lasted 4th of july patch, is this happening to others?

  8. Sorry,

    For sure its a parody of vitamin water it’s the same design

    • I thought about including that too but lifewater seemed more appropriate since it didn’t do as well as vitamin water. I like the pomegranate on that one too.

    • That’s what I thought, too. But you have to listen to your hairy wookiees. Water is how they keep their fur so shiny. 😉

  9. Josephine Kick@$$

    I know this isn’t about your WDTCF, but I wanted help asap & figured the latest from you guys would be the best place to post this. I don’t keep track of the timer, but now I know for a fact I should have been able to battle a neighbor by now. I’ve tried on both my iPhone & Samsung Tab. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Thank you ( & please please please don’t say contact EA 😂😳😫😢👎👎👎

    • Josephine Kick@$$

      Oops) 😂😜😳

    • I’ve seen a comment or two about this. If force close hasn’t done the trick, the options are to wait it out or go down the rabbit hole that is EA.

      • Josephine Kick@$$

        I did end up using my iPhone to delete & reinstall my game, then it popped right up. It took an hour with all of the updates, there’s no way I could have done it on my tablet, I’d have run out of data. Just happy that fixed it😊😊

  10. I can’t quite see how to work in the alley. It’s just the back sides of buildings. I tried a few condos and random buildings up against it but it didn’t work. If anyone has any ideas about fitting orphan alley into the town id love to see them.
    Fuji Apple Pear is my favorite.

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