Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The spies are invading Springfield! Yes, the Secret Agent update has hit our games. We’ve got hacking, drones, dossiers and a shrinking donut bank account because there are LOADS of spy items in our stores just tempting us with those sprinkles!
Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon. But don’t sweat it! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.
Wondering if you should add the Mastermind Hank Scorpio? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this evil genius to your Springfield…
Costume: Mastermind Hank Scorpio
Decoration: Globex Balloon
Donut Price: 120 Donuts
Conform-O-Meter: Balloon is Vanity +200
Bonus %/Earns: Nothing, Nada, Zlich. I hope it’s an oversight because that’s kinda crummy. Especially considering you can buy more balloons in the store for donuts after you purchase this one. Hopefully EA adjusts.
Alternative: If you do not have Hank Scorpio you’ll be offered Hank with the Mastermind costume (and the Volcano Lair) for 160 donuts, with a 40 Donut rebate so NET 120 donuts. Again this comes with Hank Scorpio, Mastermind Hank Costume and the Volcano Lair. This option does not come with the Globex Balloon
Opinion On Hank Scorpio: If you’re offered the rebate option, BUY IT. Hank Scorpio is one of my favorite characters..and his test the Flame Thrower has been my favorite task in TSTO for nearly 5 years! Take advantage of the offer and buy it. For more details on Hank and the Volcano Lair check out this post.
Note: You will have to go into your inventory to pull out the Mastermind Hank Costume, no matter which option you purchase. And ONLY the Mastermind Hank costume collects intel, regular Hank Scorpio does not. So you’ll have to use the costume (from inventory) to see tasks at the HQ to collect intel.
Also, you DO NOT need to do the questlines associated with Hank Scorpio or Mastermind Hank to start collected intel at the HQ. In fact you should ignore those questlines until the event is over. Use Mastermind Hank to collect all of the intel you can…
Leaves Stores May 9th
-Decent outdoor tasks, although his new upgraded flame thrower is just awesome
-Earns “super premium” at the HQ, 80 intel/4hrs instead of 60/4hrs like the other premium characters
-It’s a costume premium costume for an already premium character
-The balloon doesn’t offer a bonus %
-Despite Mastermind Hank earning “super premium” at the HQ he doesn’t earn “super premium” for regular jobs. Which means his Mastermind cash earning jobs pay the same as his regular Hank Scorpio jobs.
So logically (if you’re offered Mastermind Hank and the Balloon), this is a pass. It’s way over priced and under whelming. BUT I like that he earns super premium at the HQ and his flame thrower task gets me every time. So I spent donuts on this one (although I passed on Camera Hat Homer). So if you love the flame thrower task as much as I do, this may be one you’ll want to pick up. Otherwise, i’d pass. It is very over priced for what is is/does.
If you already have Hank and are contemplating this costume…pass. Save your donuts for better stuff coming up. However, as I mentioned above, if you don’t have Hank and are offered the full combo (with original Hank and the lair) pick it up. But for just the costume and balloon, pass.
Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do. And I can tell you as a premium player, I already picked him up. Seriously guys it’s the flame thrower task. Gets me every time. Just remember this is limited time, and will be leaving our stores soon. Whatever you decide, So be sure to make your final decision before it’s gone from our games for good. (or for now..)
Here’s a look at his tasks..
Mastermind Hank Scorpio’s Permanent Tasks:
|Deliver Ultimatums to World Leaders||1hr||$105, 26xp||Outside/Visual|
|Reinvent the Death Ray||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Volcano Lair|
|Test the Upgraded Flame Thrower||8hrs||$420, 105xp||Outside/Visual|
|Give Minions Awesome Work Benefits||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Volcano Lair|
|Execute Charming Special Agents with Thick Accents||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Volcano Lair|
What are your thoughts on Mastermind Hank? Will you be picking him up or have you already? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!