Monthly Archives: November 2017

Winter Wonderland Mystery Box

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Another day, another Mystery Box arrives in Springfield!  This time, as part of a Christmas teaser, the Winter Wonderland Box is full of Christmas & Winter themed goodies from years past!

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those limited-time premium character/building/decorations with a Christmassy flair to them.  By now we should all be familiar with how Mystery Boxes work, so let’s jump to the breakdown of what’s inside… Continue reading

Rigellian Christmas Promo Walkthrough

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So yesterday we got a little Christmas preview…in the form of everyone’s favorite Rigellian Aliens, Kodos and Kang, plotting to take over Christmas! It’s a fun little update to tease us of Christmas yet to come.

Here’s a look at the questline It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christ-Mess, to get you excited about the Christmas update hitting next week….dialogue included.

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In-Game Update: Christmas Promo (Updated and Complete)

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Looks like we’ve got a little Christmas Promo on our hands….

This is an in-game update so nothing to download from the app store, it’ll download for you once you start up TSTO.  If you don’t see it, hard close and restart TSTO.  If you still don’t see it try restarting your device.  

Going through it all now, so I’ll be back with more in a bit…

Things start off with some auto dialogue from Kang followed by a 6s task for him.  This will be followed by a 4hr task for Kang…

More info below the fold….

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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments!

When we can, we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
This Caption This! image is brought to us by ThatOneWeirdTap

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at you never know when yours might be next!

Addicts Want to Know: Going Nuclear

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Sometime in the early New Year, we plan on doing an Addicts Live! episode all about going Nuclear in your Springfield…and we need your help!  In case you don’t know…going Nuclear is when you push the Nuclear button in your game to “blow up” your town and basically put every single item & character (except Homer, Lisa & the Simpsons House) in storage to rebuild again. You can read more here and here

I’m looking for a little early feedback from you guys about going Nuclear in your town & since we’ve got a little time to kill while waiting for the next update I thought let’s go for it now.  So please take a minute, in the comments below, to share your Nuclear experience with answering questions like…

-Have you ever gone Nuclear in your Springfield?  Why or Why not?

-Would you ever/are you planning to go Nuclear in your Springfield in the future?  Why or why not?

-How many times have you gone Nuclear?

-How long did it take you to rebuild your town?

-Were you happy with the results?  Or wish you never touched the nuke button?

-Did you lose anything as a result of going Nuclear in town?

Of course, those are just some ideas to get you going in the comments, please feel free to share more details about your Nuclear experience!


Springfield Showoff: Thanksgiving 2017

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Itchy and Scratchy Bot?

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Well, it’s officially Cyber Monday, and it looks like EA decided to extend our sales for another day!  Now the Black Friday & Cyber Monday boxes/items will leave stores tomorrow, November 28th.  Which means I can actually write a Should I Buy for the one brand new item to hit our towns this weekend!  So let’s check out the new premium bot….

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us 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 the Itchy and Scratchy Bot to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this robotic Cat and Mouse to your town…

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Honey, I’ve Shrunk The Addicts

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Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  This week’s post comes to us from one of our long time friends and she who runs Futurama Addicts and Family Guy Addicts…Russian Tigger! 

Somehow, between writing loads of posts for FWOT Addicts and FGA Addicts, RT found the time to knock out a fun guest post for TSTO!  (overachiever!)  So check out her hilarious take on becoming part of TSTO. 

Enjoy it my friends!  Here’s Russian Tigger… -Alissa 

Honey, I’ve Shrunk The Addicts

So you’re sitting there just a tap, tap, tapping away, and suddenly you start to think about how much fun it would be to shrink ray yourself and hop right into that miniature Springfield you’ve so lovingly brought to life. Continue reading

Addicts Open Thread

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It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

No new episode of The Simpsons tonight, instead you may want to catch up on some episodes of Addicts Live you may have missed.  It’s where we bring insight, humor and fun into what’s going on in TSTO…also where we give previews about what’s ahead & what we plan on posting on this site.

The Thanksgiving mini Event ends bright and early tomorrow morning!  Hopefully, you’ve finished grabbing those prizes & your ready for what’s next.  What do you think it’ll be?  Did you enjoy the event?

Black Friday/Cyber Monday are almost over…did you get any good treasures? Both in TSTO and outside of TSTO.

Thanksgiving was this past Thursday (in the US) and now we’re officially in the holiday season!  Woot Woot! First, how was your Thanksgiving (if you celebrated it), any good stories?  Second, have you decked the halls yet?  We spent the weekend busting out the holiday cheer in our house!  Always feels great to have the Christmas tree up! 🙂

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? 

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!


Cyber Monday Breakdown…Cyber Monday Mystery Box and Special Items

Bonjour Beautiful Business-minded Bargain Box Budget Buyers & Barterers,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “B”)


As was previewed on Tuesday in this post here, Cyber Monday has arrived (albeit, a day earlier than Monday) and brought with it a ninth Mystery Box. Cyber Monday in the US is the Monday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday; and is known for it’s online promotional sales. So now, I’ll take an in-depth look at this ninth Mystery Boxes – the Cyber Monday Mystery Box!

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