Should I Spend Donuts on the Pin Pals? (Costumes for Moe and Burns)

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 the Pin Pals to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Bowling Shirt duo to your town…

Costumes: Pin Pal Burns and Pin Pal Moe
Donut Cost: 100 Donuts for the combo

Leaves stores May 23rd 

Pros
-Help to earn additional Bowling Shoes, the only characters that can earn double (2) shoes per task
-Have fun animated tasks and the visual bowling lane
-Turn freemium characters into premium ones
-Complete the Pin Pals Character Collection

Cons
-They’re just costumes for existing character, not new characters.
-Moe and Burns already have a number of costumes that earn at a premium rate
-Way over priced

Final Thought
Premium
I’m not a huge fan of shelling out this many donuts for premium skins, I’d rather save them for full characters.  But if you’ve been wanting the Pin Pals in Springfield and/or have fond memories of this episode now’s your chance to pick them up. However, I’d only do it for nostalgia reasons.  They’re way overpriced and not worth picking up if you have no connection to the episode/characters. And the fact that they earn additional bowling shoes isn’t really a reason to pick them up.  You’ll get 2 extra shoes/3hrs, it won’t make or break this event for you.

Freemium
Pass.  Overpriced and not worth the investment.  Save your donuts for something better coming up or Jacques.  Freemium players should stay away from this costume duo.

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’m 99.9% sure I’m passing on these two.  But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before they leave our games for good (or for now).  Also, because they do earn additional Bowling Shoes, if you’re thinking about picking them up you’ll want to do it sooner rather than later to get the most return on your investment.

Here’s a look at their tasks…

Pin Pal Burns’ Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Attend Pin Pal Meeting 1hr $105, 26xp Moe’s
Bowl with Difficulty 4hrs $260, 70xp Bowling Lane/Visual
Sail the Friend Ship 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Buy Orthopedic Bowling Shoes 12hrs $600, 150xp Brown House/Nick’s/Alley McBalls/Burns Manor
Go Bowling 20hrs $825, 200xp Pin Pals Bowling Alley/Bowlarama/Brown House
Get Fitting for a Wrist Support 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Brown House/Nick’s/Alley McBalls/Springfield Hospital

Yes, with Burns’ bowling task his back is pretty much to you the whole time. 

Pin Pal Moe’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Attend Pin Pal Meeting 1hr $105, 26xp Moe’s
Bowl Aggressively 4hrs $260, 70xp Bowling Lane/Visual
Level the Playing Field 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Lace His Bowling Shoes 12hrs $600, 150xp Moe’s
Go Bowling 20hrs $825, 200xp Pin Pals Bowling Alley/Bowlarama/Brown House
Shop for Badass Bowling Ball 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Moe’s/Nick’s/Alley McBalls

And that’s it my friends, the details behind Pin Pal Burns and Moe!

What are your thoughts on this Pin Pal Duo?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield?  Why or why not? Thoughts on their tasks? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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42 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Pin Pals? (Costumes for Moe and Burns)

  1. Okay, I caved.

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  2. Do these skins come with a storyline at all?

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  3. I think the 100 donuts for the skins are totally worth it if you buy 3 additional lanes at 25 each. Put them together and send the Pin Pals on their bowling tasks for one of the best group animations in the game. It definitely rivals the Stonecutters table.

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