In Game Update: Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like we’ve got ourselves an in-game update on our hands.  This time we’re celebrating Chinese New Year!

This is an in-game update…nothing to download from the App Store.  It should download into your game automatically and start up with some dialogue between Lisa and Homer, this will be followed by a 4hr Task for 3 Simpsons to Clean. 

If you don’t see the dialogue launch try hard closing your game…if that doesn’t work restart your device. And of course make sure you’re in an area where you can download (ie Data over your phone or Wifi)

Going through the update now myself…but I’ll be back shortly with more info… More info below the fold…


So, as always, let’s start with the basics and what’s new in the store…

This event ends January 31st. So it’s 6 days…not very long.  This tells me it’s a placeholder, “filler”.  Something to keep us busy tapping until they’re ready to launch their next event.

So keep that in mind when you’re frustrated over the lack of items offered….

Here’s what’s new in the store…

chineselantern_menuChinese Lantern- $5,000

chinesesailboat_menuChinese Junk- 75 Donuts, Earns a 2.5% bonus on all cash and XP.

gianttakeoutboxGiant Takeout Box- 50 Donuts, Earns a 2.75% bonus on all cash and XP.

Great Wall- 60 Donuts, Build a wall around Springfield! Main Tower offers a 2.25%* bonus on all cash and XP.  Side walls do not offer a bonus. (Am I the only one laughing that this was introduced today, of all days.  Seriously can’t stop laughing about it…)

ico_stor_single_atw_dragonbundleDragon Bundle- 100 Donuts, Red, White & Yellow Dragon Decorations.  Each Dragon offers a 2.25%* bonus on all cash and XP…so 6.75% bonus for all 3. (Good deal for those seeking to increase their XP Bonus)

*Bonus % as indicated in the files, does not show in the game menu.  I will verify for the SIB posts for each via the in-game Bouns %. 


Right now the questline is 3 parts, with a note that it will continue on January 28th (Saturday). Since it’s a super short initial questline, I’ve included the Turbo Tappin’ Version here:

Year of the Rooster Pt. 1
Auto starts

Make Simpsons Clean- x3. 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp Freemium and $260, 70xp Premium.

Year of the Rooster Pt. 2
Homer starts

Place Chinese Lanterns- x3. $5,000 each.
Make Homer and Flanders Practice Being a Dragon- 1hr, Earns $140, 34xp

Year of the Rooster Pt. 3
Homer starts

Make Homer Sample Chinese Beers- 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp
Make Lisa Admire Decorations- 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp
Make Marge Prepare Chinese Food- 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp


And that’s it for now my friends.  A simple, small little update bringing a little culture to Springfield! Could this update lead to a “romp around the world” like the App Store description suggests?  Only time will tell..or stayed tuned to a future post where we analyze what the files are currently telling us… 😉

What are your thoughts on the Chinese New Year update? Any items you’re thinking about picking up? What do you think next week will bring? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


228 responses to “In Game Update: Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year)

  1. The game gave me a box of pins, said figure it out. Can’t find them in inventory and can’t figure it out.


    • Like you I too got the pins and can’t find them. I can’t help but feel this update has been an unchallenging, lazy way to fill a bit of time!


  2. I thought about buying this and using it as the walls of a wilderness/nature park that I will be creating in my Springfield. With all of the negative comments, I think that I might choose something else.


  3. Considering the wall – is it worth it? Will it generate pieces after the event ends? Thx!


  4. Samantha Loraine

    Has anyone else noticed that the turkey from the thanks giving event, gives you three gifts each day, if you tap and chase him. Iv had free pharmaceuticals and money so far. Yay.


  5. This just in from my Giant Takeout Box:

    “Stick with your wife”


  6. I don’t know if this has already been pointed out, but it appears the lanterns have different animations depending on the time of day. When I went in my game last night, they had fireflies buzzing around them.

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  7. My neighbors are using fireworks to celebrate, but I can’t see where the colors explode =( Love hearing that sound when it pops though!


  8. FYI: the tower mission, for the wall, doesn’t alert you that your piece is ready. Therefore one must remember it’s there. I had forgotten (-,-) lol


  9. Alissa, I laughed too with the introduction of the Great Wall. I have to get it!
    I love Chinese New Year and this year is especially auspicious because I was born in the year of the Rooster and it’s my 60th birthday this year.

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  10. Why isn’t there any straight wall?? Looks like the builder was drunk again ! Maybe I’ll need to fire him !


  11. Good things will come to those who wait .

    Your lucky numbers are 5 4 9 .


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  12. My thoughts are this is really EA just putting out more premier items. So you can buy some lanterns, big deal. This is certainly not an event & hardly even a ” filler “. So far it’s taken 7 hours to complete & they have the cheek to ask us to wait till Sat to carry on.
    Sorry about the moan but come on EA there has to be a better mix of donuts / cash spend.
    You WILL loose a lot of players if you continue like this.

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  13. Now the Wall Tower is not showing an xp bonus. Is something wrong or have they changed it?


  14. Could someone tell me how many pieces of wall do you get?
    I like the boat but unless I remove parts of my boardwalk it is starting to look like a seen in a movie with wall to wall boats.


  15. I feel empty. I only have the Chinese New Year, The Redwood and Burns’ Money Pit in my task bar. Am I stuck unless I spend real $$ on donuts?? It says I’m on level 107…


    • Why are you stuck? Not one of those tasks costs donuts to complete

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      • I think it’s just because I’ve been working on the Money Pile and the Redwood for sooooooo long. I’m 2 levels away from completing the money pile and about halfway through the redwood. I’m just used to having a whole lot of tasks in my task bar and now that it’s only those two I feel like I’m not working on enough things!!


  16. ☯🏮🎍🎋Outstanding🎋🎍🏮☯

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  17. Did I miss something? I only got the tower and 2 walls. I am not seeing any more in the store.


  18. Does anyone have difficulty in placing corners with the walls? For some reason I can’t seem to find a way to couple them together.


  19. It would be the coolest thing in the game if Bart had a task to skateboard on the Great Wall like in the old Nintendo game…

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  20. I’m not getting the takeout box because it wouldn’t fit in with my town, but I was happy to discover that you can still get the fortunes by tapping the boxes in your friendvilles! 🙂

    I want to thank my neighbors for being such a spendy lot…I had no problem checking out all of the new items (although the wall was the hardest to find and I’ve still only seen the tower…but I only went to a few neighbors, so I’ll look again tomorrow). I bought singe Chinese lanterns, but I don’t think I’m really tempted by any of the premium items. (Actually, if I wasn’t pretty much out of sea room, I might have bought a junk, but I am, so I won’t.)

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