Should I Spend Donuts on the Cat Bus?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Fall has arrived and there’s a haze over our Springfield’s, that can only mean one thing….it’s Halloween in our pocket-sized towns! This year EA’s thrown a little magic into the mix, with an Angelica Button theme invading our towns.  An all new event means loads of new premium items in our stores just tempting us to drop those donuts while they’re hot!

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 the Cat Bus to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Cheshire Otto to your town…

Note: Unless EA makes changes, this will be the last NEW premium item added to the game for this event. 

Building/Decoration: Cat Bus
Donut Cost: 45 Donuts
Size: 4×7
Earns: 1.5% bonus on all cash and XP
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100

Leaves stores November 14th

-Comes with dialogue (just a decoration so no task there)
-Animated when tapped. Headlights turn on and the bus “stretches”
-Sound when tapped, meows

-No benefit for the event
-Bonus % isn’t great for donuts spent.  Usually, like to see it at 2% for 40 donuts…in this case, for 45 donuts I’d expect to see it at 2% (not 1.5%).

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
I do like this one.  It’s different and it’s fun.  Reasonable cost for donuts too.  I do wish the bonus % was a bit higher, but it’s not awful.  This is also the last new premium item for this event, so if you like it grab it.  Otherwise, pass and save your donuts for the next event.

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’ll probably be picking it up.  But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now).

Here’s a look at the questline…

The Feline Express
Lisa starts

Lisa: That’s the most adorable form of school transportation I’ve ever seen! Those giant eyes, the grin, it’s chunky paws.  I would ride that to school every day.
Milhouse: Ush, my eyes are itching, my throat’s closing up…oh, no! Add Cat Buses to my list of allergies!
Tap Cat Bus

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


57 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Cat Bus?

  1. After reading all the comments, I have the “Totoro” theme song stuck in my head now… 😉


  2. Cat Bus

    I will wait for thy return at Discount …. an I agree, that Bonus % should be higher 😉


  3. MydadlookslikeFlanders

    Reminds me of something from the Beatles “Yellow Submarine” movie. I am getting this 🙂 I’m at around 40 donuts now


  4. I am obsessed with Studio Ghibli and I love love love My Neighbour Totoro, so I am definitely getting this


  5. A lot o Neighboreenos are saving …


    How much you want to save?
    200🍩 600🍩 1000🍩

    Over the pasts years … how much we spent on Gils+Thanksgiving+Christmas?

    4lvinos from Brazil


  6. A shame it isnt a NPC cuz i would’ve loved it if it walked around my town. I still think its adorable so i bought it nonetheless.

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  7. Saving my bonuts for Gil’s blackfriday deals, but i think im giving in..


  8. Love it! Love Totoro BUT exercising restraint 😊 saving my 🍩 for what comes next, plus hoping it will come back at a later date with a rebate 🤞

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  9. Love it, but wish it walked around/moved on its own.


  10. this is a big Ghibli YES


  11. I love this bus!😻 Parked it next to the Department of Magical Vehicles⚡️🚌….good fun!

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  12. I couldn’t help myself. I’ve just started KEM farming and I really need to boost my very low bonus %, but I went for this instead of a beach hideaway.

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    • The beach hideaway will still be there after this event…I think you made the right decision. Haven’t seen many really distinctive items added to the game in a long time…this will be a “I’m kicking myself because I passed on it” item down the road. Plus…a bonus… so, enjoy!


  13. It’s from “My Neighbor Totoro”, so instant buy. 🇯🇵


  14. It’s a Studio Ghibli reference so yes, I just had to buy it haha


  15. I wish the meow was in Otto’s voice. “Meow, man.”

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  16. Oof… I hear “cat bus”, and suddenly get the theme song from the old cartoon “Catdog” stuck in my head….

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  17. I‘ve been on the edge for this.
    Today the vault contains Arnie Pye 85-20D (buy) and some meh.
    The broom building was a pass for me and so will be the Cat Bus – it doesn’t fit in.

    The ancient ruins for 55D with 2.25% (24.44D/1%) with the (rather cute) Cthulhu idol placed near Blinky’s resembles Lovecraft’s ‘Call of Cthulhu’. Another buy.

    This morning I got Montymort, Monday Dracula already. Event finished 😜
    Now the I’m saving for Thanksgiving and… Christmas ☃️


  18. I will probably be grabbing it just because it reminds me of the cat bus from Totoro and having that in my town will make me smile. Just need to get a few more donuts. Should get some from the daily challenges with plenty of time to spare.


  19. Unrelated, and I’m sure I’m not the first one to ask… but I can’t find another post. I’ve defeated burns monster 4 times, yet it still only says 1. Any help for this??
    Thanks!! 🙂


    • Ugh, Courtney, you are not going to like this answer. Here’s how he works. 1. He has to “rest” for four hours. 2. You have to send the wizard characters to defeat him five or six times (depending on how many premium characters you have)–he has 15 hearts, so you have to get rid of all 15 hearts. 3. You have to send the “other” characters (Lewd, Crawl, Barfy, etc.) to defeat him–again, five or six times, for the same reasons. Those three steps are ONE defeat. You then have to do those three steps two more times to get a total of three defeats. Like I said. UGH! Talk about grinding!


    • I’m a dumb-dumb…just found the article about this. Uugh!! Not sure how I missed it.

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    • Did you empty out all the hearts for both cycles 3 times? You have to empty out all the health with the wizards, then beasts for it to count as one defeat, so technically we defeat him 6 full times.


    • Defeating Burns means going through all 15 of his hearts with your wizards. Then going through all 15 hearts with your beasts. So 30 hearts of damage per defeat. It takes 4-8 fights to beat him with your wizards depending on how many premium wizards you may have. Then it takes 5-8 beast fights also depending on how many premium you have and after the beasts win you get one defeat on burns.


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