Should You Buy Hans Mechman?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So something EA’s been slowly rolling out over the last year or so is this new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them)  Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character to one of the donut bundles in addition to bonus donuts.

This time around we’re being offered Hans Mechman,  a FULL character, for a tray of 132 donuts.  While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Mechman, his tasks and other details you may be curious about.

So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….

For those who missed it, Patric did a fun post about Mechman and the great “deal”.  You can check that out here

So what is the deal?  When you can find it in the Currency Tab of your Store (also by hitting Get More)…

Basically spend $9.99 on a Tray of 132 donuts and get 60 bonus donuts (so 192 donuts total) and Hans Mechman.

And yes, for those outside of the US I know my price is probably lower than yours.  EA only charges 9.99 USD for this package…anything over that that you are currently paying goes to Google/Apple/Amazon for Tax and Duty etc.  EA only collects the 9.99. 

So, personally I think this is a good deal.  You get 192 donuts plus a premium FULL character for $9.99.  (no this isn’t Hans Moleman, you won’t get him with this.  This is a seperate full character)

So here’s a breakdown on Hans Mechman….

-He is not voiced
-Comes with a complete set of tasks
-Comes with a questline
-Some fun visual/animated tasks
-THREE visual tasks

Here’s a look at his task list

Hans Mechman’s Permanent Tasks…

Task Length Earns Location
Closely Monitor Bart 1hr $105, 26xp Simpson House
Annihilate Targets 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Seek Targets 8hrs $840, 210xp Outside/Visual
Investigate a Butterfly 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Refill Steam Engine Reservoir 24hrs $1000, 225xp Kwik-E-Mart

And here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of his questline…

Spite the Hans That Sees You Pt. 1
Mechman starts

Make Hans Mechman Seek Targets- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Spite the Hans That Sees You Pt. 2
Lisa starts

Make Hans Mechman Annihilate Targets- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

Spite the Hans That Sees You Pt. 3
Lisa starts

Make Hans Mechman Recharge- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make Hans Moleman Replace Batteries- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Spite the Hans That Sees You Pt. 4
Mechman starts

Make Hans Mechman Engage in Digital Warfare- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

That’s pretty much it on Hans Mechman.  A fun little character and a nice bonus when buying the Tray of donuts from the store!

What are your thoughts on Hans Mechman?  Have you purchased him?  Will you purchase him? Thoughts on his questline and tasks?  Sound off below you know we love hearing from you!



40 responses to “Should You Buy Hans Mechman?

  1. Got him and the Founders with my itunes gift card presents. Wanted to thank EA for such a fab Christmas event….💜X


  2. The animation is inconsistent. As he turns and changes direction, the hand holding the walking stick changes and so does the foot that is wheeled. Not a big deal, but weird if you watch it.


  3. Josephine Kick@$$

    You convinced me on the visual tasks alone 😃


  4. Got him a few days back and spent the donuts I got on more mystery boxes that added to my bonus percentage. I’m a happy camper 🙂

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  5. Even though I make an obscene amount of donuts by KEM farming, (which I learned to do by reading this site) I’ll gladly throw ten bucks at this to support the game.

    I mean I’ve been playing your list this game almost every day for over 4 years. It’s brought me a ton of joy.

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  6. What sucks is he’s another character that gravitates toward the old West roads. No matter how often i relocate these guys…..they keep going back there! Him….Nessy…..Parson…..the list goes on. Lol. I finally just put down a dirt road today. You should have seen them all scatter! Now him and the others are all over my Springfield. 😊


    • The Street Sweeper NPC loves dirt roads too!


    • I finally replaced all my dirt/sidewalk roads with just strips of dirt…doesn’t change the “ambience” much and I got all my critters back wandering the streets. Would be nice if they could put out a patch for the problem…it’s silly not to be able to use one of the road options because of it.


  7. Don’t need the donuts, but I do need to be more supportive of the game, sooo….this seemed like a pretty good way to send a little cash to EA. Will probably start buying donuts occasionally just for the good karma…and the goodies, of course😁.

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  8. Is he a temporary character ? If so do you know when he’s leaving the shop ? To know if I’ve got time to think about it…


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