Should I Spend Donuts on Jacques and Fiesta Terrace?

Quick Reminder: Don’t forget Springfield Showoff, featuring Secret Agents stuff, is this Saturday!  Make sure you have your designs in by Friday night..more details can be found here. 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

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 Jacques and Fiesta Terrace to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this French Fop to your town…

Character: Jacques
Building/Decoration: Fiesta Terrace
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: $175,15xp/6hrs
Bonus %: 4% on all cash and XP
Indolence +10
Other Info: 
Fiesta Terrace can be placed on Pavement, Pier, Boardwalk and dirt…in addition to the usual grass.  Jacques will not unlock in the store for you until you unlock the Pin Pal Bowling Alley.

Leaves stores May 23rd 

-Frequently requested character
-Rare building that earns income AND a bonus %
-Bonus percent (4%) is a great payout, considering it’s a character/building combo
-A couple of funny outdoor tasks
-Will use Fiesta Terrace for his 1hr task, which will animate the building

-Not voiced
-Pricey for a one off character/building combo.  (although the bonus % helps)
-Will not help with the Pin Pals Event, does not earn bowling shoes.

Final Thought
So I know most premium players aren’t even waiting for my opinion with this one, you’ve already picked him up.  It’s a nostalgic character, and he’s been requested for awhile.  The downside is he’s not voiced and he’s a bit pricey.  But I like this combo, despite the price tag.  And I REALLY like that Fiesta Terrace earns a bonus %, in addition to income.  Not a bad premium pickup.

I would buy Jacques over the Pin Pals skins, in a heartbeat.  But it is still a pricey character/building combo, especially when it doesn’t help with the event.  I’d say if you’ve been wanting Jacques pick him up, but he’s certainly not a must buy.  If you’re on the fence, I’d pass and save your donuts for something better.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and as I premium player I can tell you I’ve picked him up (almost immediately).   But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before he leaves our games for good (or for now).

Here’s a look at his tasks…

Jacques’ Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Prepare for a Date 1hr $105, 26xp Fiesta Terrace
Perform Bowling Ball Tricks 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Pratice His Tango 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Shark Some Bowlers 12hrs $600, 150xp Pin Pals Bowling Alley
Give Bowling Lessons to Ladies 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Pin Pals Bowling Alley

And that’s it my friends, the details behind Jacques!

What are your thoughts on Jacques and Fiesta Terrace?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield?  Why or why not? Where have you placed Fiesta Terrace in your Springfield? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


78 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Jacques and Fiesta Terrace?

  1. Wohoo! Jacques is back on the Valentine’s mystery box and I got him for only 60 donuts! 😀


  2. I got him
    The building is bright and unusual compared to most



  3. He is a pass for me, I guess I’m not an addict because truthfully I don’t even remember him


  4. Since i got barney last year i only had to decide should i buy Jacques. I was on a fence, but i liked the building and when i red its got bonus % i decided to buy. Now stacking donuts for next big event.


  5. I’m going to buy this as I auto purchase all of the Albert Brooks voiced character’s.


  6. The 4% is tempting but I just can’t rationalize spending full price on new characters when there are so many older ones coming with donut refunds these days. I’ll wait til Jacques is on sale too.


    • A quite sensible approach when donuts are tight.


    • Aafreen Inayat

      If I wanted to, I can get 4% by buying 2 Jet Engine Bike for 60 (30+30) donuts …….. But I wont, because EA offers rebate (from time to time) on bonus % items (the most recent being the Knightboat rebate in previous event, where we could get 4% bonus increase by buying 2 Knightboat for total 40 donuts) …….

      Plus with sending the Rocketship on a mission & Cadet Lisa on her “Conquer the Eliminator” task, I have several times obtained Mini Nuclear Warhead for free, which gives 2.25% bonus for FREE. And sometimes the Kodos/Kang Topiary which only offers 0.5% bonus but hey, its for FREE!!!!!

      I have the bonuts to buy Jacques, but I wont as Im waiting for rebates on more regular characters like Jasper, Luann, Manjula etc ……. Im CONFIDENT Jacques would return again, either at full price or at a rebate or as a prize in some box (I feel sympathetic for the people who paid full price for Shauna, Brandine, Laura Powers & Becky because I got all 4 of them in Vaneltine 2017 Mystery box for 60 donuts per character)

      So Freemium players, unless you have all the other regular characters already, or you really really really want Jacques, I would suggest to hold off purchasing him right now


  7. Already had Shorty’s, so had to get him…those Mimosas aren’t going to drink themselves🍹😏😆.


  8. caribbean-red

    It’s a good deal with the bonus and combo, but I am not sure yet. Perhaps I will wait till it returns, hopefully even as a special offer. I still have too many other interesting characters to collect 🙂


  9. 😄 By my count, Jacques is the 250th inhabitant of TSTO Springfield. 🎉 Not 100% sure tho, it’s very difficult to get an accurate count because not all jobs are shown in the unemployment office job list. Kind of a milestone, the last year the number of playable characters has exploded. Sometimes I reminisce and ruminate about way back when, when times were simpler and I only had 50 people depending on me for donuts, demanding my attention every four hours or so and constantly wandering off… 😂

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  10. I want this as it’s a fairly good deal, but I only have 18 donuts or so. 😦


  11. He will be mine, as soon as I can acquire 54 more donuts!


  12. He is a French man right? I have squeezed the building into the Little France sector in my town

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  13. I have only just begun the Pin Pals Bowling Event – I wondered if there was a reason why I can’t see Jacques and the Fiesta Terrace available yet for sale yet? I can see the Barney’s Bowlerama deal but not Jacques. Do I have to progress a little further for it to become available? I am only on Pin Pals Pt. 1. Thanks in advance!


  14. I was going to pass on him until I read about the 4% bonus. If we use Knightboat as a model (40 donuts for 2%), it’s almost like we’re paying 80 for a 4% bonus and we’re getting a character/building out of it for only 70 donuts.


    • I think you just convinced me to get him.

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    • If u wait for a special u get da knightboat for 20 donuts. I wait for the deals as u get alot more out of ur donuts. Been playing for nearly 2 yrs now and alot of the buildings and characters get recycled at a discount rate. I do KEM farming inbetween and can make 200 or so in 10 days. Once u reach 939 u can really make some bonuts. Mmm bonuts. So tap away. That remind me i must go tap. Tappy mac tap


    • Aafreen Inayat

      If you use Jet Engine Bike as a model (30 donuts for 2%), THEN it’s like you’re paying 60 donuts for a 4% bonus and getting a character/building out of it for 90 donuts.

      I’m still not buying Jacques though. Not a memorable or special enough character for me personally


  15. Always HATED this episode.


  16. David Billington

    I bought him as soon as I was able… I try to get most characters but don’t bother with skins. Unlike a lot of peeps playing the game I don’t actually watch the programme. I think I only know who about 40 or 50 of the characters are from when I watched the show with my kids back in the day.


  17. I put the apartments in my French ,lovey dovey , romantic area. Not far from the two antifreeze wine guys place.

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