Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s time to gear up for the summer games in Springfield! Gather up those participation ribbons and be prepared for the fix to be in from Fat Tony, as we journey through the wonderful world of “sports” with the residents of our pocket-sized Springfields!
This event, like others before it, is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes. For parts 1 through 6 of the Springfield Games questline you’ll have to earn via various characters tasks in order to unlock the prize for each part. Some prizes are game related decorations, while others are animations or tasks for a building.
So let’s take a look at the last 2 rounds of prizes..and just what happens when you unlock them in your Springfield…
To find the details on the first 4 prizes check out the first prize rundown post we did here.
So we’ve broken down just HOW to unlock the last two prizes in our Turbo Tappin’ Walkthrough post, but for those who don’t remember (or don’t really want to go back and read ;)) here are the quick details:
Springfield Games Pt. 5
Completed Awards the Go-Kart Track….
Springfield Games Pt. 6
Completed Unlocks the ability to Bet (like at the Dog Track) at the Go-Kart Track…
Now a lot of you are having some problems with that last prize. The prize track says “building” at the top. But it’s not a building. If you look a little further down, where it says reward, you’ll see it says “Go-Kart Betting”. The Reward is correct..the wording above the icon is not:
So here’s the deal….once you’ve unlocked Go-Kart betting you’re going to get a popup from the game saying you’ve finished the event and you need to reload your game to continue:
Once you do this the event specific items in your store WILL NOT be removed from the game. They’ll stick around until the 16th (trust me EA wouldn’t cut short your chance to spend sprinkles…at least not intentionally.) The reload is just EA’s way of preventing some issues we’ve seen in the past, where characters can still earn event currency…with no purpose.
And you’ll see this message from Fat Tony…
You’ll have to tap on the Go-Kart Track to start this next part…
Fat Tony: Fixing children’s Go-Kart Races. This is almost as low as when we held that baby’s nose hostage for weeks. You there, you look like a smart lad. You’re going to throw this race in the third lap.
Martin: That’s cheating! I refuse. It’s man’s code of ethics that separates us from the animals.
Fat Tony: Do it or I’ll break your legs.
Martin: Caving on your principles out of fear is another thing that separates us from the animals.
Place a Bet on a Go-Kart Race- It’ll cost $5,000 to bet.
And here’s the deal after you complete it once. Every 8hrs you’ll have the ability (provided you unlocked the betting) to bet on a race at the track. (And it’s great because it animates the track cars) If you see this icon:
You can bet.
You can bet on different racers:
Each racer, just like at the Dog Track, will appear in a different order each time. And just like the dog track each one has different Odds…and they’ll change odds to racer each time you do it.
Here’s a quick break down of the payout and odds for each slot:
Sometimes the Red Racer will be in Slot 1, sometimes it’ll be Blue and so on. They’ll never appear in the same order.
Remember…this is fun, so don’t take it too seriously. If you like Red, always bet on the Red Racer. If you like to try and win every time always bet on slot 1. No real skill behind it…and no real money exchanging hands. It’s all just for good F-U-N. 🙂
So now that i’ve broken down betting, let me quickly breakdown the Go-Kart Track itself…Here’s a look at the quick facts of the Go-Kart Track
Item: Go-Kart Track
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Vanity +200
Earns: IF you unlock betting, the 5th prize, you can potentially earn from it every 8hrs by betting on a racer. If you do not unlock betting, it will earn currency and XP, $75, 7xp/3hrs. (Again it DOES NOT earn money regularly for collection if you’ve unlocked betting)
What Does it Do: If you’ve unlocked betting it’s just like the Dog Track. You bet and it animates. If you do not unlock betting it’s just a building for Springfield. It sits there and looks pretty 😉
And here’s a fun “short” video of the betting because, well I’m a glutton for punishment and I know how much y’all love the sound of my voice..hahaha
And there you have it my friends…the details on the final two Olympic Prizes…and the gambling addiction they may cause 😉
What are your thoughts on the final two prizes? Underwhelming or cool? Personally, I think this is the best prize of the event, how about you? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!