Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Today is the day many of us have been waiting for since the Around the World Event started…it’s the day we get Uncle Norbert and FINALLY figure out how the heck to get the elusive Golden Train.
So since it’s Friday, and most of you will be getting this today, I thought I’d sneak in an extra post here about Uncle Norbert and the train so y’all know what you’ll be working with over the weekend.
And with that let’s take a look at unlocking Uncle Norbert, his questline, unlocking the Golden Train and Uncle Norbert’s tasks…
So let’s start at the very beginning and unlocking Uncle Norbert’s plane….
You’ll do this via the Norbert’s Daily Tasks, it will be your final prize (instead of the Lost Luggage) on Day 8. Once you complete the 3rd task of the day and unlock the plane you’ll see this message…
Once placed in your Springfield (it’s 6×12 in size and impacts Vanity +100) you’ll unlock Uncle Norbert:
And he’ll complete your Van Houten Character Collection:
So once you unlock Uncle Norbert you’ll begin the quest for the Golden Train (as if you haven’t been working on it for weeks already)…
So you’ll have to complete the questline for Uncle Norbert to get the train. Here’s a look at the questline:
Strangers on a Golden Train Pt. 1
Norbert: The final step on my quest to find the Golden Train is a visit to an ancient hermit who lives high in the Himalayas.
Grampa: If you want to jaw with a senior, I can tell you where the Golden Train is right now. I won’t even ask for a hunk of licorice.
Make Uncle Norbert Listen to Grampa Babble- 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Strangers on a Golden Train Pt. 2
Norbert: Dammit, Abe, stop rambling and tell me where the Golden Train is, or I’ll drop you out of my plane without a parachute.
Grampa: That’s exactly what Amelia Earhart did to me. We was looking for a coral atoll to land on, and I said, “I ain’t payin’ no toll”…
Grampa: Fine, Reverend Lovejoy’s got it. He collects trains, you know.
Norbert: Then perhaps I’d better whip him into shape. With my whip.
Make Norbert Practice With the Whip- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Strangers on a Golden Train Pt. 3
Lovejoy: So the Golden Train is valuable? Geez, I bought it online for like, five dollars.
Norbert: It is a sacred object from the dawn of mankind, with a history that surpasses our uttermost capacity for wonder and awe.
Lovejoy: What are you gonna do with it?
Norbert: Stick it in a parking lot and charge fifty cents to see it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some advertising to do.
Make Norbert Drop Pamphlets Off With His Plane- 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Place the Golden Train
The Golden Train is 10×3 in size and impacts Vanity +100. The train is also animated when tapped…smoke comes out of the top and the wheels spin.
Once you’ve completed that questline you’ll also fully unlock Norbert’s tasks. Here’s a look at them now…
Uncle Norbert’s Permanent Tasks:
|Practice Snapping the Whip||1hr||$70,17xp||Outside/Visual|
|Fly Loops||4hrs||$175, 45xp||Outside/Visual|
|Practice Taking Statues from Pedestals||8hrs||$275,70xp||Brown House|
|Read Exploits of Professor Jones||12hrs||$420,100xp||Brown House|
|Search for Fossils||24hrs||$600,150xp||Springfield Tar Pits/Retirement Castle/Brown House|
Search for Fossils will use one of those 3 buildings. If you have them. If you don’t have the Tar Pits it’ll go to the Retirement Castle, if you don’t have that then the Brown House.
Norbert’s Fly Loops task will take place using his Red Plane, and they did a great job with it. The plane will take off and land on the little runway strip it comes with…and then Norbert will fly across your screen.
So that’s it my friends, the details behind the Golden Train and Uncle Norbert!
What are your thoughts on Uncle Norbert? How about his tasks? The plane? Thoughts on the Golden Train? Sound off in the comments below you know we love hearing from you!