Should I Spend Donuts on Alcatraaaz and his Mansion?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hope you’ve got your dancing shoes on and your cell phones ready to light up the night because Homerpalooza has arrived in Springfield!  That’s right the Hip Hop fest has begun!  Our stores are now jam-packed with premium items just tempting us to drop our sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label, it can be tempting to grab everything in sight 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 Alcatraaaz and his Mansion to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this C.F.A. rapper to your town…

Character: Alcatraaaz
Building/Decoration: Alcatraaaz’s Mansion
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: $500, 45xp/24hrs
Indolence +10
Jam Star Rating: Starts at 5 stars

Leaves stores September 12th

-Helps with Jam Sessions, and starts at a full 5 stars
-While the kind of beat a dead horse with the questline, it is pretty funny dialogue
– Will use his mansion for all of his indoor tasks

-Pricey for a character/building combo, especially a one-off character/building
-Does not have a 4hr task, outside of using the Hip Hop stage.  Not sure if this will change after the event or not, but as of now you can’t send him on a 4hr task via the Unemployment office

Final Thought
A fairly typical premium character.  He’s got a set of tasks and a questline, but there’s nothing really spectacular about him. Although he is voiced, which is nice. It’s nice that he can Jam, if you need help.  And really nice that he starts at 5 stars.  But beyond that, he’s just another over priced 1 off character.  (I do like his mansion though…)

Freemium players, I’d pass on this one.  Just not worth spending your donuts.  At this point, Alcatraaaz is the last premium character for this event, so either save your donuts for Halloween or spend them on BGM, if you haven’t already. (Also, i do think we may be seeing items that left the store return again so you may want to wait until next week before you do anything.  Again, this is me thinking, so don’t shoot the messenger if it doesn’t happen)

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’ll likely pick him up (I do really like his mansion, it’ll go well in my Springfield Heights mansion area…if I ever finish it).   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…

Alcatraaaz’s Permanent Tasks:


Task Length Earns Location
Raise His Sneaker Game 1hr $105, 70xp Outside/Visual*
Enjoy His Financial Security 8hrs $420, 105xp Alcatraaaz’s Mansion*
Watch Padz on the Shoe Closet Plasma TV 12hrs $600, 150xp Alcatraaaz’s Mansion
Hang With His Entourage 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Alcatraaaz’s Mansion

He can Jam for 4hrs on the Hip Hop Stage

*GLITCH ALERT* Alcatraaaz’s 1hr and 8hr tasks are bugged.  Currently, his 1hr task does the aniamtion for his 8hr task (which is to go inside Alcatraaaz’s mansion), while his 8hr task has his 1hr animation (visual task for Raising his Sneaker Game).  Hopefully, it’ll be corrected soon.  Just looks like the coding is flipped. 

What are your thoughts on Alcatraaaz and his Mansion?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


46 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Alcatraaaz and his Mansion?

  1. I bet a college (football?), mini event will be coming after this event. Might want to save your doughnuts for that and/or Halloween. I will get Jay G though.


  2. Alcatraaaz and his Mansion

    If you have the space (Mansion is huge)
    If you need the Jam Character (it’s voiced – yes!)
    If you got 150 Donuts / Bonuts to spare
    It’s a no brainier !👍

    If you’re easily earning from Jamming
    If you’re not happy with Act 3 Prizes
    If you’re better off Kem Farming
    I’m right there with you!😐


    • Okay, I passed on the last two comments you made about “better off KEM farming,”but since this is third time you said it, I have to ask, “why is it either/or”? How does KEM farming detract from your ability to buy premium stuff, like Alcatraaz?


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