In-Game Update: Pin Pals (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well that didn’t take long, now did it?  We’ve got ourselves an in-game update on our hands!  An all new mini-event has found it’s way into our pocket-sized Springfields!

The Pin-Pals are back and better than ever!

More details as I work my way through (that’s way I get for attempting to work lol)..but for now know that you’ll need Burns, Homer, Moe & Apu free for a series of 6second tasks to launch the mini event.

Back with more in a bit…. (and I can’t help but wonder…bowling, will the “French Fop” come into play?)

Details below the fold…

First, because I know if I don’t put it here we’ll get a bunch of comments from people asking if we saw this, so everyone is aware…

He unlocks via the questline, see below

Also, the following skins are available.  If you already have Pin Pal Apu from Tap Ball he applies here…

Ok, now let’s get into the details…

As mentioned above, you’ll initially be triggered to complete a 6s task for Burns, followed by 6s tasks for Burns, Homer, Apu & Moe.  Once you’ve completed those two parts you’ll launch the event itself…

Take note that the Pin Pals Mini Event ENDS May 23rd…

So like all mini events, simply follow the main prize track questline to unlock all of the available prizes.  What are those prizes?

Pin Pals Bowling Alley- 8

Pin Pals Bowling Lane- 26

Pin Pals Claw Machine- 30

Pin Pal Homer (costume for Homer)- 36

Pin Pals Bowling Trophy- 40

As you can see the currency is…  bowling shoes!  The goals are low compared to some recent mini events, but that’s because you only earn 1 or 2  per task completed (3hrs).  1 for freemium characters and 2 for premium characters.

Now onto the stuff available in the stores…

Freemium (and returning) 

Laramie Vending Machine- $3,500


Pin Pals Bundle- 100 Donuts.  Skins for Mr. Burns and Moe.  They each earn 2 shoes each task

Nick’s Bowling Shop Bundle- 70 Donuts.  Includes two different Nick’s Bowling Shops and they act as “teleporters” to go across Springfield.

 Fiesta Terrace and Jacques- 150 Donuts. Fiesta Terrace earns a 4% bonus on all cash and XP as well as $175, 18xp/6hrs. Will NOT unlock in the store until you’ve completed Part 1 of the Pin Pals questline (basically not until you’ve unlocked the Pin Pals Bowling Alley)

Bowling Lane- 25 Donuts Once you’ve unlocked the first one during the questline more will appear for purchase.


Rolling Rock- 80 Donuts with a 30 Donut rebate, NET 50 donuts.

Alley McBalls- 50 donuts with a 25 donut rebate, NET 25 donuts.

The Gridiron- 40 donuts with a 20 donut rebate, NET 20 donuts

Barney’s Bowlarama (and Barney) -250 Donuts with a 90 donut rebate, NET 160 Donuts.

If I missed any returning ones please let me know.  According to the files Shorty’s may now be offered with a rebate, but I can’t verify this as I have it in my main games & my low level games are too low of a level to find out. 

I know y’all are looking for Jacques, he’s currently not available (at least as of Pin Pals Pt. 1) but he is part of this update.  It looks like he will be part of a premium building combo, at the moment it looks like 150 donuts, but EA could change their mind on that cost.

I’ll pay through the update later tonight as I write up the Turbo Tappin’ and let you know if he pops up for purchase later in the questline.

For now, that’s it my friends!  All of the details for the Pin Pals update.  A couple of new items, a bunch of returning discounted items and just under 2 weeks to complete it all.  Just enough time to keep you entertained in TSTO, but not over loaded with a major event.  So relax and have fun!

What are your thoughts on the Pin Pals mini event? Excited about the prizes?  Any premium content? Happy to have something to keep you tapping but not overloaded with TSTO?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


125 responses to “In-Game Update: Pin Pals (Updated and Complete)

  1. MydadlookslikeFlanders

    Thanks EA for keeping the events coming steadily. I started playing the game at the time they had the France, Japan and Brazil event. The events have been really great and I have an awesome Springfield (IMO) with a bunch of new characters, buildings, and crafted items. Bravo! I wanted to start this game years ago, but had no smartphone or tablet until recently. Thanks again


  2. I loved the new updated… but, I just do not have time (or room) for more city planning in my town right now!! 😭


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