Christmas 2017 101: Re-Gifting Machine

Note from Alissa: Some of you are asking what happens when you clear out the box.  The box resets and all of the prizes that are in there reset, so you can win them all again…at least for Act 1. So that means A LOT of Ice Tiles and multiple land tokens and snowy hills.

Cheers Christmas Computing Companions,

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

 

Christmas has invaded Springfield and when you think of Christmas, the first thing that should pop into your mind is gifts! The second? Re-gifting bad gifts!

One fun new element to this event is the introduction of the Re-Gifting Machine game.  It is very similar to the SciFighter at the PolyVac, introduced during the SciFi event.

So let’s break down this Re-Gifting Maching…including how to play the game, what happens if you win or lose, and what prizes to expect from the Mystery Boxes…

 

Quick Breakdown:

The goal of the Re-Gifting Machine game is to prevent Robo-Funzos from destroying the Simpsons’ House (similar to how you protect your PolyVac from Robots in the SciFighter).

 

Objective:

The objective is to clear as many Robo-Funzos in 15 seconds as you can, while defending your Simpsons’ House.

 

How To Play:

In order to play, you can either click on the Event Hub icon () in the bottom right of your screen and then click on the Re-Gifting Machine icon () to the left of the Event Hub; or you can directly click on the Re-Gifting Machine icon () in the upper right.

In order to play the game, you must have 15 re-gifting currency () to play. Once you have 15, click on the blue icon with 15 written in white to start the game.

The game will count down from 3 prior to commencing. You then have 15 seconds to tap Robo-Funzos that will be attempting to attack your Simpsons’ House. The Robo-Funzos will enter your game screen from all four directions.

In order to win the game, you must protect your Simpsons’ House for 15 seconds and not allow more than 4 Robo-Funzos to reach your Simpsons’ House. If a fifth Robo-Funzo reaches your Simpsons’ House, that game will be considered a loss.

 

Payout:

If you win a game (survive 15 seconds), you will earn:

  • 75 event currency (),
  • 1 crafting currency () per Robo-Funzo destroyed.

If you lose a game (get hit 5 times within 15 seconds), you will earn:

  • 25 event currency (),
  • 1 crafting currency () per Robo-Funzo destroyed,
  • 7 re-gifting currency ().

 

Mystery Boxes:

Once you’ve won the game six times, you are offered an opportunity at a special Mystery Box.

Prizes in the Mystery Box include:

  • Free Land Token
  • Ice (5 pieces)
  • Large Snowy Christmas Hill
  • Small Snowy Christmas Hill

For Act 2 the Large and Small Snow Hills were replaced with North Pole Reindeer Stable & North Pole Elf Cabin….ice tiles & land token remain.

What are your thoughts on this twist to an existing minigame? Enjoying it so far? Have you unlocked any Mystery Boxes yet? What have you won? Thoughts on the Christmas Event in general? What are you most looking forward with this event?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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97 responses to “Christmas 2017 101: Re-Gifting Machine

  1. I guess these mini-games are becoming rather popular, I don’t really want to be ‘that guy’, but I don’t like the re-gifting machine, the drones and the insanity pepper games at all.

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