Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 1 Mech-Robot

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 Third Act you’re tasked with collecting Anti Matter (ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg) to unlock each prize!

The first Act 3 Prize awarded at 2,750 ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg is the Mech Robot, because Bart needs someone to channel that boyhood angst…


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

Once you’ve collected 2.750 ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg you’ll automatically be awarded the Mech Robot and you’ll see this message popup:


And you’ll have an option to place or store it for later.  Remember if you store it you’ll have to go into your inventory later to retrieve it.

The Mech Robot is a decoration for Springfield…HOWEVER Bart will have a (permanent) task using it.  And there will be an initial quest that pops up with this to earn you some extra ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg.  Here’s a look at that quest:

Ay, Mecha-rumba!
Bart starts

Bart: Check it out! A  real live mechanical weapon of war!  Does it come from the distant future?
Homer: Nope!  We just took a wormhole to Best Buy.
Make Bart Ride the Mech- 7hrs, Earns 66ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg, 60xp


However, the questline is the only time you’ll earn ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg for completing the task.  After the initial time it’ll change to cash and xp.  So it’s just a little 66ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg boost.

Here are some quick facts about the Mech Robot:


Size: 5×5, will leave base when task with Bart occurs and walks around Springfield.
Build Time: Instant
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do?: Cool animation with Bart for a 7hr task (after initial questline it earns $250,60xp).  If not in use it’s just a decoration for Springfield.

And there you have it, the details behind the Mech Robot, the first Sci-Fi Act 3 prize..

What’s Next?

crazyplane_menu Crazy Plane- Awarded at 5,500ico_cur_scifi2016_matter_lg.  This will be the next prize we breakdown in the prize guide post.

So that my friends is the full breakdown of the first Act 3 prize!

What do you think of the Mech Robot? Have you unlocked it yet? Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Enjoying Bart’s task with it?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

38 responses to “Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 1 Mech-Robot

  1. This is THE best prize in the act 3 prize track.

  2. I can’t find the make Bart ride the mechanic task. It’s on the task bar but when I tap Bart there are no yellow tasks and no ride the mechanic task

  3. Crazy plane and town on fire, brilliant dialogue, on the last leg now, got over 6000 antimatter so another 4 or 5 taps should do it, then going to bed for a day lol

  4. How awesome can you get!

  5. Reply for Sandra; My B town has an empty base when Bart is on the initial mech task, but my A town has the robot still there on its plinth. Both tasks are counting down properly timewise.

  6. Why are a bunch of my houses on fire? Is this a glitch in my game or what?

  7. Love this robot. Working towards the plane.

    What’s everyone spending their future bucks on? I’m thinking lots of buildings that generate income. Love the tulips too.

  8. What is the anomaly?

  9. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    I just got Prize #2, the CrazybPlane. Part of the few plowing dialogue resulted in a bright flash. And now, half my town is on fire.
    So I sent my peoples on a twelve hour task to fight the school house fire – why not set it ablaze as well.

  10. Just unlocked this. Definitely seems like the coolest thing this act. Since everything else seems destined for my inventory, I’m considering just not doing any more antimatter collecting.

  11. Weres all the other cars, would have liked a purple and red one to craft as well, got loads of blue ones, got plenty crafting resources to use and have everything, will be finished by Saturday as I am up to 5000 anti matter, loving this event just as much as superhero event, bit exhausted tapping 5 times a day, getting up about 2am just to tap

  12. The weird thing is, when Bart was going around town in this, I scrolled over to where I had originally placed it, and it was still there, too! Interesting to hear that that’s not what happens for others…

  13. Mecha-Bart vs Cyborg-Snake.
    Who wins?

  14. Got this one late last night. I love the coolness of it. No permanent place for it yet, but I’m still trying to figure out a design. So many future bucks, and I already have all the earning buildings I could ever need from this event!

  15. The worst thing seems to get enough robot parts. I feel i’m behind coz i’m just going for homers dream house now. For act 3; i just got the plane, so way ahead on that

    • You are doing well to have the plane already. I agree with you regarding collecting the robo parts, seems to be taking ages to reach 3000. I need about 600 more so should be ok.
      At least we are all on a level playing field with this part of the event. You can have as many premium items and / or donuts as you like but the robo parts require grafting.

  16. Josephine Kick@$$

    I love it, it’s fun & will probably be one of Bart’s most common tasks in my SF 😊😊

  17. The glitch is in mine roo, but I like that it can be both places. I have the base set up just outside the polyvac, so it is “guarding” it. I added a couple blue spots in front and a ghost zapper behind it ( power source for recharching?) that has the same blue rays coming out…looks cool together.

  18. There is an interesting glitch were the base becomes empty as it should when Bart starts using it, then reappears on the base if you tap the base.

    • I have the same thing, thought the task wasn’t working until i found bart in the robot
      Maybe it’ supposed to be like that

  19. If you store the base while Bart’s using it, it doesn’t cancel the task. I don’t know if, once it’s been established, Bart can still do the task while the item’s in storage, but I’ll check once he’s free. I know Lisa can still Ride Princess even though Princess is stored (at least, she could last time I checked, which was a long time ago.)

    I’m still trying to figure out which specific Battlemech this resembles. It’s one that’s in use either in the Periphery or by the Free Worlds League, but I can’t quite put my finger on it…

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