Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 5 Sgt. Skinner

BEFORE we get into the Sgt. Skinner Post.  I’ve got a couple of poll questions I’d like you guys to answer about him (and unlocking him)…

And this one…


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields! This multiverse event hit our devices and it’s full of alternate universe inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Dark Matter (indicator_scifi_darkmatter) to unlock each prize!

The fifth (and final) Act 1 Prize is awarded at 24,000 indicator_scifi_darkmatter is Sgt. Skinner, because having to watch that episode wasn’t torture enough 😉 …

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So let’s take a closer look at this fifth prize and just what happens when you unlock him in your Springfield…

Once you’ve collected 24,000 indicator_scifi_darkmatter you’ll automatically be awarded Sgt. Skinner and he’ll automatically join your Springfield…

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So you will not have an option to store him.  He’ll join your Springfield immediately.

And he’s part of the Interdimensional Travellers Character Collection:

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Sgt. Skinner does come with a questline, which will start right up for you once he’s joined Springfield.  Here’s a look at the Turbo Tappin’ version of his questline:

Sgt. Skinner’s Robot Parts Club Pt. 1
Sgt Skinner Starts

Make Sgt. Skinner Infiltrate Skyberdine Systems- 12hrs, Earns 33indicator_scifi_darkmatter, 100xp

Sgt. Skinner’s Robot Parts Club Pt. 2
Sgt Skinner starts

Make Sgt. Skinner Accept Springfield Canon- 1hr, 33indicator_scifi_darkmatter, 17xp

Sgt. Skinner’s Robot Parts Club Pt. 3
Sgt. Skinner starts

Make Sgt. Skinner Get Tested for Brainitis- 8hrs, Earns 33indicator_scifi_darkmatter, 70xp

Sgt. Skinner’s Robot Parts Club Pt. 4
Sgt Skinner starts

Make Sgt. Skinner Try to Get Away in a Car- 8hrs, Earns 33indicator_scifi_darkmatter, 70xp

Sgt. Skinner’s Robot Parts Club Pt. 5
Sgt Skinner starts

Make Sgt. Skinner Coexist with Principal Skinner- Requires Re-Neducation Center 8hrs, Earns 33indicator_scifi_darkmatter, 70xp

The questline will remain after Act 1 ends.  However, I do not know (because I know many of you will ask this) if the dark matter will change to Act 2 currency.  I can only assume it will..but I don’t know for sure. 

And here’s a look at Sgt. Skinner’s Permanent Tasks:

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Task  Length  Earns Location
Accept Springfiel Canon 1hr $70, 17xp Brown House
Tie Up in Chair 4hrs $175, 45xp Outside/Visual
Practice Combat Routines 8hrs $275, 70xp Outside/Visual
Infiltrate Skyberdine Systems 12hrs $420, 100xp Skyberdine Systems
Howl in the Basement 24hrs $600, 150xp Brown House


Also to note…Sgt. Skinner is NOT voiced.

And there you have it, the details behind Sgt. Skiiner, the fifth, and final, Sci-Fi Event Act 1 prize!

What’s Next?

ico_wildwest_3donut_md BONUTS!- For every 3,000indicator_scifi_darkmatter you earn, after unlocking Sgt. Skinner, you’ll have a chance to earn 1, 2 or 3 Bonus Donuts!

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So keep earning that Dark Matter, even after you’re done with the prizes to earn as many bonuts as you can!

What do you think of Sgt. Skinner? Have you unlocked him yet? Close to it?  Ready for Act 1 to end next week?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

152 responses to “Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 5 Sgt. Skinner

  1. Bonuts… shmonuts…

    I farm 225 doughnuts a day… I’m up to 132,686

    So easy never bought a doughnut never hacked the game…. the XP collider was what started it all….

  2. I’ve been playing like crazy all day everyday, and I still wound up a little over 2000 shy of unlocking Sgt. Skinner. There just never seem to be robots in my town. Is there some sort of trick I don’t know about? So frustrated right now that I’ve missed out 🙁

  3. Less than an hour to go and I’m exactly 1000 shy of the goal. Justifying wasting 60 donuts on this guy.

  4. For this event, I’ve been logging in 3-4 times a day and missed a few times as well, but the only reason I managed to unlock Sgt. Skinner is because I kept changing the daily task prize to payout 1100 dark matter (except when the payout was donuts). Might be a useful strategy for the next two acts as well.

  5. Just managed to get Sgt. Skinner with a few hours to spare, I didn’t think it would be possible without donuts but skipped my weekly challenge twice and luckily got one to win the Sci-fighter that paid out 1100 dark matter. Also logged in 6ish times a day the past two days to zap robots, set the homers & visit neighbors. 😅

  6. I got Sgt. Skinner on Friday and just got my third round of bonuts.
    I cleared the PolyVac about four times a day, made friend visits, and got extra help with some Dark Matter Daily Challenges.
    It might have been a close shave if I wasn’t still on holiday as I don’t usually have any time to play during working hours. This time it’s been made super easy and quick to collect/play the SciFi game/reset tasks, but lets see how it goes when I’m back at work (as then the furthest thing from my mind is digging out my phone and playing a game). 😀

  7. Got Sgt Skinner an hour ago. Three hours to spare. Since I hardly tapped at all on weekends…and maybe 3-4 times a day on weekdays, it did seem pretty simple. But I do have almost all of the premium Homers.

    Whatever…nothing like a fake Skinner/Real Skinner rip off of the main story of “Mad Men,” to make me utter a hearty “meh” under my breath.

    • The episode where Skinner reveals himself not to be the real Skinner was back in 97 several years before Mad Men.

  8. I played 3-4 times a day. No bonus earning dark matter buildings. I have a job that has lousy reception so I can’t go online on my phone 7am-4:30p. That’s at least one visit I miss in the day. I try to sleep. I really don’t think this task is working out for me. It took a few days to get the hang of the polyvore game. I probably missed a day or two of visiting friends. It seems I miss the last prize on level 1 the last few times. Its very disappointing because it really is a time stealing game. I hate to complain about free stuff, but these events come too frequently.

    Deff not getting sgt. skinner unless ea extends it or lowers the threshold. I still need more than 3000 dark matter. 2 hrs to go.

  9. In both my towns I have the main event stuff in the lower right corner about 3 blocks up from the sea. My A game is a full land purchased town & I get slower robot spawning during the mini game (always 35 to 38 tapped, regardless of flash useage)

    My B town has land available & though I play the same way I always get 39 to 49 robots. Both Polyvacs are in cleared areas as I often get a glitch where you can’t see the Polyvac during the mini game. Just grass! Thanks EA! Very hard to defend a building you can’t see it! This glitch is random, but occurs at least once or twice a day out of 4 or 5 mini games.

    A note for others… Sgt Skinner stopped earning event currency in both my towns after the main questline was completed.

  10. I unlocked him last night, but not enough time for any bonuts. I’m OK with that though.

  11. this is the first event I had what it takes to advance. I began to play at the end of the superhero event and I struggled to advance for that one. So this time i used donut to buy roboburns and I overdo it because I got 2 bonus round

  12. I got him in my A town on Saturday and got one round of bonuts. In my B town, I don’t have him yet, but I’m going to get him in about an hour, with 2 hours to spare. It was pretty close.
    My B town doesn’t have as many premium characters, and I don’t play it nearly as much as my A town. I usually only get on it about 3 or 4 times a day, but I’m on my A town all day.

  13. I need 200 more but the event ends in less than 4 hrs. I can buy him for 25 donuts now. Can I still buy him after the event ends? Or does the chance to buy him end too?

  14. I’m still 2000 short so close but can’t get that when it ends in 4 hrs 🙁 sucks the currency was so little to earn n costs so much to get the prizes…

  15. For what it’s worth, I reached out to EA twice recently over the roaming robots. I noticed in my game that they showed up sporadically. Sometimes I would log in and not get any. The next time I had a lot. It became annoying and slowed progress. EA basically said they hadn’t heard of such a problem and to post/ check the message boards. I got the Sgt. Yesterday even though I was logging in 4 to 5 times regularly.

    • You probably don’t realize the Sci-fighter game you play every 4 hours clears all the robots in your town and pays you as soon as you start the game.

  16. I just got him with only 5 hours to spare. Barely made it and I was tapping all the time. I log in at least 5 times a day. I do work of course so there’s an 8-9 period with most days that I can’t log in. But I never had it this close before. Usually I’m finished with still about a week to spare.

  17. I had to pull my Re-Neducation Center out of storage, but what happens if you don’t have it? Is it available for purchase in the store, or do you just have to live with an unfinished task? (which would be agony for us completionists.)

  18. I couldn’t click the pole. I have 4000 to go but have all the things But Skinner.

  19. I felt like he took a lot of work to get. I was off from work for a week and feel this is the only reason I was able to get him. I was tapping constantly.

  20. Forgot to mention she is trying to bring down the price (donuts) to buy him*

  21. Let’s say about how many donuts is Sgt. Skinner worth??? Just asking for a friend who is thinking on buying it :(.

  22. I got him but just barely and I think the only reasons I did was I bought Frank Grimes, so there was an extra 66 dark matter every 4 hours.. and the last 2 days I put an alarm on my phone to go off every 4 hours. Even overnight..
    Getting up at 2am to play is not my idea of fun.
    hoping act 2 is easier to get through..

  23. I got him but I went into friends towns to finish (don’t know if I would’ve finished without it)

    Here’s hoping his tasks will give matter in act 2

  24. The conspiracy theorist in me thinks that the overwhelming difficulty in getting the top “freemium” event prize is the downside to the free donut bonanza as of late. There is no such thing as a free lunch, for sure. And I always get the top prize with days to spare, even if I play lighter for a day or two, but not this time.

    And I suppose that not winning or buying Sgt. Skinner will make it more difficult to win next round’s prizes. I actually like this event, but this part has been really disappointing.

  25. Thanks for the poll! It’s nice to see where everyone was at- I only got him because my daily task today awarded 1100 dark matter or I would have had to spend doughnuts

  26. Out of 71 neighbours only 19 got Skinner so far. Got mine this morning, but I agree it was tough this time around. I bought Maggie and have Doggy Smithers so they helped a little 👍

  27. Your poll doesn’t take into account that I have made 3 lots of bonuts, but this primarily because I purchased the Gil deal AND the building with event-currency. Without those, I would have struggled.

  28. I got Sgt Skinner a day or so ago. I’m a dedicated tapper. Before work, at lunch, after work, and before bed. It only takes a few minutes to fight robots and send the other Homers off for another 4 hrs. I’m enjoying the event. I like most of the craftables. I didn’t like getting the Re-Neducation Center out of storage to continue Skinner’s quest.

  29. I like the poll!!! Thanks for adding it 🙂

  30. I play several times a day but didn’t get notification of an update. It was only when I came here to see if anything was happening any time soon soon that I realised this event had started. It was already on day 4 by then!!!! Have to say I was a bit p****d off. I haven’t been able to catch up no matter how hard I tried so for the first time ever, I’ll miss out (3000 shirt for Sgt Skinner). C’est la vie.

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