Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields! Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky and there are monsters everywhere to battle. And of course an all new event means all new twists and turns to make us all a little crazy….
Seeing lots of questions from you guys about the Giant Monsters How do you get them? What do they do? How do you get it started? Let’s take a look at all those questions and more as we break down the details of Monster Battles…
How Do I Start Monster Battles?
To start the Monster Battles you’ll need to start Lost in La Monstra Pt. 1 in the Act 1 questline. Check here for the Turbo Tappin’ (walkthrough) post.
How Do I Access the Monster Hub?
You can access the Monster Hub by clicking the trophy icon in the bottom right of your main Springfield…
And then clicking the Monster Fist Icon on the left side of the Event Hub Box
You can also view the Monster Hub by tapping on the Monster Actors Guild Building
And hitting the purple button that appears…
How Do I Get Monsters? What’s the Spawn Rate?
Monsters appear in your Springfield 2 at a time, and they spawn every 4hrs. So every 4hrs you’ll get 2 Monsters to battle.
They max out at 10 monsters, which means you can leave your game for up to 20hrs before having to clear it of Monsters to get new ones.
Some of you are indicating you’re having issues with your Monster Spawn rate. You’ll leave your game for 8hrs (overnight) and come back and there’s only 2 to battle. If that happens to you, it could be a matter of you’re just shy of the next two launching…so check your game again in 20minute to an hr to see if two more have popped up. If two more have not popped up, and you’ve been out of the game for a long period of time, contact EA. Let them know what’s going on….
If They Spawn Two At a Time, How Come There Was a Time When I Had Three?
The INITIAL battle, the one that triggers with the Lost in La Monstra questline, where you send Homer…shows 3 Monsters in your town. This is the typical spawn rate of 2 Monsters/town PLUS 1 allowed via the questline. This only happens for that questline, and you won’t see 3 spawn at the same time again.
The only time you’ll see your Monster Battle Hub show 3 again is if you had more and defeated some so you have 3 left…
How do I See the Timer For When I’ll Get New Monsters?
If there are NO Monsters in your town (including ones currently being battled) your Monster Battle Screen will have a timer telling you when more will be coming.
However, if you currently have Monsters in your town (including ones you’re battling) you won’t be able to see the timer. So there’s no way to tell when more will Spawn (other than checking the time yourself) if you’ve currently got some in your town.
How Do I Fight the Monsters? Who Can I Send?
So for Act 1 it’s pretty simple (we’ll see what Acts 2 and 3 bring…). When you have Monsters in your town you can check out the Monster Battle Screen:
Simply select the character you’d like to use to fight…
Tap fight and you’re good to go.
Make sure you hit FIGHT before you change the screen, otherwise it won’t register.
As of Act 1 you can send:
You can send Homer for the initial task associated with Lost in La Monstra Pt. 1, but after that he can’t go. (for now..)
What’s the Difference Between Characters? Do Some Earn More than Others?
How Do I Know If I Have More Than One Monster In My Town?
When you open up your Monster Battle Guide the top of the box will show you how many Giant Monsters are in your town at that moment…simply select the left and right arrows to toggle between monsters, and send more characters to fight.
Some of My Neighbors Have TWO Characters Battling ONE Monster, How do I Get That?!
For Act 1, at least as of right now…there are two different monsters that will appear in your town. They look like this:
The Purple and Yellow Monster is rarer. And will RANDOMLY appear in Springfield. For this Monster you can send 2 Characters to battle and that’s it.
How Does the Two Character battle Work?
It works much like the 1 character battle. When you have a yellow and purple monster in your Springfield you’ll see it show up in your Monster Hub:
Simply select one character first
And then select another character for the second slot, where it says Bonus!
Hit FIGHT and you are good to go!
Does It Cost Something to Send Two Characters? What’s the Payout for Sending Two Characters?
It does not cost you anything to send two characters to battle (I know there’s been some confusion no that, but you are not charged Film Strips or anything else for the second character).
You’ll want to always send two characters to battle the monster…because the monsters can build up (up to 10). So it’ll take a little more time, but the payout will be better. And remember there are four characters (5 if you have Crazy Iguana Lady) that can battle…so doubling up is a good thing when offered.
And yes, it’s random. There’s NOTHING you can do in your game to trigger it. It’ll just happen on it’s own. So don’t freak out about it, when it happens it happens.
I just got my first one yesterday evening…it took a while.
Oh and in case your wondering, here’s what the characters look like in battle:
Oh and another cool thing…you can move the Monsters around! Just go into your move menu and tap on the Monster (even if they’re in a battle) to move them around. This is great if you want to actually see the animation going on…
And I believe that covers everything Monster Battle wise for Act 1….and I’ll leave you with this amusing image
(It amused me anyway, with the graveyard and Father Sean standing by…)
What are your thoughts on the Monster Battles? Make sense or still confusing? Liking the animations associated with the battles? How’s your film count coming? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!