Around the World (Destination Springfield) Act 3 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to the wee early morning hours…at least here on the East Coast…and Act 3 of the Around the World Event is upon us.  So have at it my friends!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Mayor Quimby and Miss Springfield will start this for you with dialogue.  This will be followed by a 4hr task for Homer and Mayor Quimby.

Act 3 runs until March 7th

Just what does Act 3 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look… aroundtheworldicon

New Prize Currency for Act 3.

ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg Brazilian Pins

So the ability to earn Japanese Pins is now gone.  Your counter prize track for Act 3 has reset to zero because you have zero Brazilian Pins.  So forget about Japan, it’s time to start over in Brazil!

You’ll earn Brazilian Pins very similar to how you earned Japanese Pins in Act 2….


-Flights at the Airport
-Norbert’s Around the World Tasks
-Daily Challenges (ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg Earning Varies)
-Chateau and/or Himeji Castle , if Purchased
-Tapping Tourists in Springfield, still earns 4ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg each
-Tapping Buildings in Neighbors Towns, still earns 5ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg each
-Tapping tourists with the Osaka Flu

Tourists Changes

The Tourists have a new look…

touristmale_brazil_tap_image_5 touristfemale_brazil_front_walk_image_4touristchild_brazil_tap_image_4

They will still earn 4ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg per tap.

Norbert’s Tasks

unlock_norbertUncle Norbert is back in Act 3.  Same deal as Act 2.  Complete the Flights to unlock a price from the Lost Luggage Each day.  Options include: Land Tiles, Runway pieces, a Plane & after 7 days you’ll unlock Norbert’s Plane.

If you didn’t finish the Act 2 prizes for Norbert, it’ll require you to catch up before you see the act 3 prizes.


And yes, I’ll have a post listing his tasks for Act 3 ups shortly…

Act 3 Personal Prizes

painted_home_2 painted_home_5 painted_home_8Painted Homes- 4,414ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg

charactersets_viciousmonkeysVicious Monkey- 11,035 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg

ico_aroundtheworld_skycredit_pack3_lg750 Crafting Currency- 15,449 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg (note: this is NOT a building.  Just extra sky credits added toward your crafting total.
santateresatram_menu Santa Teresa Tram- 26,484 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg

ico_aroundtheworld_skycredit_pack3_lg750 Sky Credits- 30,898 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg (note: this is NOT a building.  Just extra sky credits added toward your crafting total.

ico_priz_aroundtheworld_sambaschoolandtiago_lg Samba School and Tiago- 40,829 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg

Bonuts are still there after prize track is complete.

Act 2 Prizes…

If you didn’t collect them all… you can still access them by tapping on the “ACT TWO PRIZES” tab in the Personal Prizes area. As you can no longer collect items for them, your only option now is to pay donuts to outright buy each one left at the point you left off at. (Just like every other event recently.)

Since some of you have already asked, if you have a character available to purchase for under 100 donuts (especially character/building combo like the Sumo Stadium and Sakatumi) grab it.  Between 100-125 donuts think about it and decide based on what you might be saving for.  Over 125 donuts pass.

Act 2 Crafting

Crafting remains, as it was during Acts 1 and 2, for Act 3.

You can still earn Sky Credits for crafting by tapping Tourists.  You’ll also earn them when you tap buildings in your town that your neighbors have tapped, and from the prize track.

New Items in the Store..

ico_stor_aroundtheworld_passportPassport- Price as dropped to 30 Donuts…not worth it…

filthyangelsorphanage_menu unlock_ronaldoFilthy Angels Orphanage w/Ronaldo- 150 Donuts, full character

riodaysinnero_menuRio Days Inn Ero-100 Donuts, Earns Crafting Currency


cristo_of_springfieldCristo of Springfield- 75 Donuts Should I Buy

And before you ask…

Here’s a list of posts we’re working on that should be up soon…

-Act 3 Calendar
-Act 3 walkthrough
-SIB for New Content
-Norbert’s Tasks for Act 3
-And more!

And that my friends concludes the quick rundown of Around the World Act 3!

Remember this is just a quick rundown…as we have time to play through Act 3 ourselves we’ll break everything down in more detail.  If you need help with the basics check out the Around the World Event Page in the meantime.

Thoughts on Act 3?  Just like Act 2?  Excited about these prizes?  How’d you do with your Act 2 prizes?  Will you be buying any of the new premium items? Sound off in the comments below.  You know we love hearing from you!

124 responses to “Around the World (Destination Springfield) Act 3 is Live!

  1. I have more than enough Brazil pins, but it won’t give me the Santa Teresa tram. Anyone else having this problem? It says I can buy it for -10 donuts. I clicked it hoping to get some free donuts, but it still doesn’t give me the tram

  2. I don’t earn pins for tapping buildings in my town that neighbours have tapped (With the Brazil pin logo) Only credits. What happened?

    • In act 3 for one of Norberts prizes for flights I received the 3rd white plane. After placing it on my tarmac I am no longer getting soccer pins on my buildings from when my neighbors visit my Springfield. I still get the sky credit but not the pin. I have tried all the normal glitch refixes such as visit Krustyland, put the plane in storage, cleared casche, uninstalled/reinstalled and nothing helped. I called ea tech support and was basically told they can do nothing and that I had to get a moderator here to help me. This is now happening to my son and it is getting frustrating, please help we don’t want to miss out on the premium prizes!!!!

  3. Just read Chewi1980 comment. I’m having the same problem with the airport since Act 3. I ‘m only able to send 1 person out. Currently not on the right destination either. I’ve tried doing the reset by visiting other friend’s town, but no luck. Anyone have any suggestions?

  4. Is there any “craftable” items that will increase total bonus conformity percentage…? Sorry if this is a repeat ?

  5. For all of Act 2 and now again in Act 3, I am only get 4 pins and 4 sky credits for my tourists infected with the Osaka flu, which means collecting the Osaka flu was a complete waste of time for me. :(. Do anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it???

  6. Dear EA,
    Please bring back Mr Sparkle for purchase 🙂

  7. Is the first prize 3 painted homes like stated above, or is it one painted home and the option to craft more?

    • CHRIS- 1 is awarded initially then option to craft in bundles of 3. No income on them, but they’re animated. I love them….💜X

  8. Carmen (gameid5000)

    Brazilian Pins? I figured we were collecting green Death Stars…. 😉

  9. Haven’t checked in with ADDICTS for awhile now and had some questions, after a minute or two of reading all is well. The best tsto site ever! I’ll be back sooner next time

  10. Since act 3 started I’ve only had one destination flight available each time I complete the previous one. Anyone else having this issue? I’ve ensured that all characters are free and available and still nothing. Help!

    • Once you clear the flights, try going to your friend list and back. That resets it for me. But no one can be out on a flight!

      • I tried this but it didn’t work. I visited a few towns, krustyland, hard close. I thought I’d try the ol’ “store the building/character” but I was unable to store any of the vital buildings or Norbert. At least the only flight available is the correct destination but it means I’m slowing down on collecting rewards.
        Thanks for your suggestion either way.

  11. Does anybody know what I need for the vicious monkeys to complete there first mission Steal Refreshments? It keeps reverting to my inventory but nothing g shows up yellow to tell me I need it for a mission. I fast tracked all 3 acts but not going to fast track the missions. Any one know what I need?

  12. OMG I am DYING every time I see the tourist with the green and yellow hat and huge belly jiggling. I don’t know why but it just cracks me up big time My husband brought it to my attention. I was just tapping along and he asked if I saw that tourist when I tapped. I had to enlarge screen and get a look.I crack up every time he jiggles.

  13. Will we be able to get more than one Painted Home? I want a whole block full.

  14. Sky credits? I don’t need no stinkin’ sky credits!

    Kinda’ disappointed that the prize run for act 3 doesn’t include a free land tile like 1 & 2. I don’t need any more sky credits as I am flush with them and my crafting is at max level and I have crafted eveything already.

    Oh, well. Back to the grind of which this game and its events have become.

  15. Love this event. 6 free characters (7, if the vicious monkeys are a character). Last few events have only had 2 or so.
    And the event jobs, (trips), use random characters so I haven’t had to sacrifice my work on monorail and Springfield Heights.
    Also love Sailor Kumiko.

  16. Has anyone purchase Filthy Angels Orphanage w/Ronaldo. Does anyone have any thoughts on it? As a Freemium I am not sure I want it especially for 150 donuts. I usually only buy combos for 135 donuts. Hum . . . . so confuse and hard.

  17. Good Fun, Good Fun, Good Fun…😄😄😄

  18. Where is the Golden Train????

  19. I am not getting Brazil pins when clearing friend taps on my buildings, only sky credits and Osaka flu. I am getting pins when tapping tourists. Went to krustyland and all the other things we do to try and un-glitch this game to no avail. Is this how it is supposed to be, or are we to get pins from neighbour visits to our town?

  20. So Norbert’s 3rd Act hasn’t popped up for me, despite mine having finished all of Act 2. Any tips?

    • Travel to and from Krustyland. If that doesn’t work, do a hard close of the game and restart. If that doesn’t work, do a hard close of your device. If that doesn’t work, uh, uh, uh, I think at that point, Alissa usually tells you to contact EA. 🙂

  21. Not impressed with anything in this event. I haven’t found anything in the stores to be worth buying, the event is monotonous and even the event prizes are kind of blah. I’m finding this as boring as the original superheros and superheros 2. I kind of miss the old spin the wheel way of doing things.

  22. I’ll be happy and grateful for two more playable characters from the prize track, but apart from that I am mostly done with the event. I have crafted pretty much everything I wanted. Wonder if these houses from the prizetrack come with an income.

  23. Well, they’re not zombies, they’re not pirates, but we get monkeys! 🙂

    • They just need to eat the zombie sandwich and have a job with pirate Kodos(or is it Kang?…I can never remember)…we’d be all set…

      • I’ve been having folks in my town eating zombie sandwiches and wandering around the airport since the start.

        Really digging the post zombie idea of the airport where no one was able to get away 😃

    • YAY monkeys. I love monkeys!
      Justin, I accidentally vandalized you yesterday☹️, I’m sorry. I really need to stay out on Squid Port when visiting friends!
      Hope all is well with you, my friend.

      • Hi neighbor:) i’m doing good, hope you are as well. No problem with the grafitti, I’ve got training walls stashed everywhere 🙂

        • Morning Justin, I’m doing ok. Thanks about not being upset about graffiti, I have training walls everywhere also😉 So it doesn’t upset me either but do know some pep get upset about graffiti. Take care, hope you have a great weekend.

  24. Bought the hotel immediately (brings in 250 sky credits every 4 hrs…no pins this time) and upgraded it with classic mansion side buildings…I like it on the beach in SH…

  25. Looks good to me.
    I think I figured out this airline thing. I sent first the person to solve Norbert’s riddle. Then Kumiko in he outfit. Send two more, then when you have one person left to send put them on an job, I’ve tried this over the last couple of days and I’m now sending up to 10 at a time. It’s slow going and you have to have other characters waiting for something to do.

  26. So is anyone else only earning sky credits for tapping the event currency? Doesn’t matter if it’s tourists or buildings. Went to krustyland and back which fixed it, then it went back to just sky credits. Hard closed the game too and still happening.

    • I am having that issue as well. Here is what I tried:
      Went to Krustyland, did not fix it.
      Hard close, did not fix it.
      Back to Krustyland after hard close, still not fixed.

      So currently not fixed.

Leave a Reply