Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: Minigames – Sideshow You!

Salutations Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, Statisticians & Strategists,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter ‘S’)

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as KEM Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

What better way to spend your time than talking math. So from time-to-time, I’ll come to you with a post that delves into the wonderful world of numbers, stats, and/or strategies.

While we’ve previously discussed Springfield Downs and the Go Kart Track a couple months ago, over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to look at most of the Minigames found within our game. After discussing Insanity Mode yesterday, we continue our journey today with Sideshow You!


The Sideshow You minigame is played at the unique Krustyland decoration of the same name. Sideshow You is similar to the Scratch-R. It can be played once every 8 hours. The game is completely free to play. In this minigame there are 8 balloons, and the player can pop 3 balloons to reveal prizes. The player receives all three prizes they pop.

Here are the prizes a player may pop:

10  30%
25  20%
50  9%

The rarest of these awards is 5 donuts that has a 1% probability of being awarded and comes with a guarantee that it will be awarded every 300 pops (or 100 Sideshow You sessions). Therefore, it is quite beneficial to continue to play Sideshow You routinely.

Do you play Sideshow You? How many times do you usually play in a week? Have you been awarded 5 donuts before? What stats or strategy related topic would you liked discussed? Share your thoughts. You know we love hearing from you. And be sure to come back tomorrow for Rocket Launch Pad.



Springfield Downs, Go Kart Tracks, Insanity Mode, Sideshow You, Rocket Launch Pad, Claw Machine, Scratch-R, The Eliminator, Bigclaw, Excavation Site, Drone Scan, Sci-Fighter, Where’s Maggie



68 responses to “Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: Minigames – Sideshow You!

  1. Keith1roon991

    Been watching this one, pop everyday and the last time I got 5 donuts was on the 2nd of January not very good odds and can’t work out if there’s a pattern

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  2. After 5 years of playing and visiting krustyland 2x a day I just received the 5x donuts for the first time a month ago. Never even knew it was there. I would agree and say it is more likely a pattern and not a % chance. Like the Find Maggie donuts. It’s always a pattern of where the 3x donuts are. Can’t wait for more donut games.


  3. Poping since it was created, never got 5 donuts?!


  4. As others have pointed out here, the reward of 5 donuts is not a “chance” event, as in any play of the game has an equal chance of winning. Instead, it’s programmed to give you the reward every 100 occurrences, which is NOT the same as a 1% probability. In reality, you have a 0% chance of winning the 5 donut prize for plays 1 through 99, and a 100% chance on play 100. It’s not random (or even pseudo-random, which is the best that programmers can do) at all, it’s a defined pattern.


  5. Sideshow You

    No other Game of Chance
    Inside Krustyland
    Thank you for the Tickets
    And Donuts

    Now bring something New to this section EA ! 😊

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  6. I do play this, but not very often. Like others I don’t make trips to KL very often!

    I have won the donuts about 4-6 times before.

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  7. I play Side Show You every day and have been for a long time. I have never been awarded a doughnut as a prize.

    I think it would be interesting to calculate prize probability according to balloon color combos chosen.


  8. Began to visit KL after reading your article and guess what….. at the very first visit, five donuts, five donuts, five donuts, five donuts..
    (Beginning to sound like Roger Meyers Jr.)

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  9. I visit Krustyland twice a day for the donuts. I don’t think I ever received them from the probability tracker. I’ve been suspiciously consistent in “winning” them every 6 weeks or so (100 / 2 = 50 ≈ 1,5 months). In comparison with other probability prizes in the game, I don’t really believe the 1% likeliness.

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  10. Sideshow You always awards 5 donuts every 100 trips to it. I keep a “digital counter” made up by shrubs within my Krustyland that I increment each visit, and it’s consistent.

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  11. I didn’t even realize there was a donuts prize. Either I have never won, or it’s been so long ago, I forgot.

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  12. Hi,
    I’ve played this game for almost one year exactly.
    I’ve visited Krusty Land and played Sideshow You at least once a day so that’s well over a 1,000 pops and yet I’ve only ever won 1 measly donut.
    I’m not joking, not 5 just 1 and only ever once.

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    • That is so weird. 1 donut is not even in the coding for the Sideshow You game.


      • I think the Sideshow You abnormality shows there’s something amiss with my game,
        I’ve had constant glitches and missing content.
        I still can’t get Sideshow Bob to appear in my town no matter how many times I contact EA and if I log out and in I get a warning saying my progress was not saved on my other device, yet there is no other device.

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  13. I love this stuff. Thanks for breaking it down. I probably go to KL five times a week on average and play SY every time I visit. Sometimes it’s three times a day but at other times I go a week without visiting. I probably get the donuts twice a year.
    I see going to KL as something I can do for general game health – which probably seems a bit ridiculous – because when the game is glitchy the solution is almost always ‘go to KL and come back’ and glitches aren’t always immediately apparent!


  14. “Therefore, it is quite beneficial to continue to play Sideshow You routinely.”

    Seriously? Compute the time needed to go into Krustyland, play Sideshow You, and return to your Springfield. Then multiply that by 100.

    Took me about 43 seconds just now. But let’s assume someone can do it in 36 seconds. So by tapping (and maybe scrolling) for a total of an hour, in bits and pieces for around a month, they can get 5 donuts? There are better ways for people to spend their TSTO time to get donuts.

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    • I agree it’s not a great donut return for the time taken. But, for some reason I keep doing it. I go to KL twice a day to play SSY and it takes me just over six weeks to get the 5 donuts. I guess it’s just force of habit from the days before KEM farming and rail yard farming. I also go to KL to farm the tickets. When I have 30,000 I trade them in for $100,000 in game cash. That doesn’t take me long as I have all my buildings and KL characters confined to a small area so it only takes 2 taps per visit to farm all the tickets.


    • Well if you’re in a rush to go in and out of your game as quickly as possible and just earn as many donuts as possible, then no, there are better options.

      But if you enjoy the game and enjoy tapping and spending time in your Springfield, your Heights, your Krustyland, and in your neighbours towns; then it is quite beneficial to continue to play Sideshow You routinely. You don’t have to invest any money or currency and you’re guaranteed to earn in-game currency and possibly even donuts. It’s pure profit.

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