Turbo Tappin’ The Springfield Job: Act 1

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Who’s up for a little heist?  Nothing like robbing a Museum, Bank or Casino to brighten your Spring up huh? It’s time for the Springfield Job! Where a group of “sophisticated” Criminals…let’s face it Homer’s involved…plan out heists around the World!

As was mentioned on the run down post Act 1 of Springfield Job runs until April 6th and you’ll need Homer and Mr. Burns to get things started (Among others)…

Don’t forget the Questline will help you get some bonus prize currency…so make sure you complete it to earn that extra currency…also the questline is there to guide you.  Make sure you complete the main questline in order to unlock things like neighbor actions, crafting and more.

Now let’s work our way through the frenzy of the Act 1 questline….

The Springfield Job Pt. 1
Auto starts

Make Homer Pull Levers to Stop a Meltdown- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp

The Springfield Job Pt. 2
Homer starts

Make Aristotle Amadopolis Propose a Heist- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp
Make Burns Agree to a Heist- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp
Make Homer Casually Overhear About a Heist- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp

The Springfield Job Pt. 3
Homer starts

Make Homer Practice Heisting- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp
Make Aristotle Amadopolis Hire Goons- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp

The Springfield Job Pt. 4
Homer starts

Make Heisters Plan Heists- x4. 4hrs. Earns Event Currency.
Build Plunderer Pete’s- Free, 4hr Build

Completed Task Earns 100  and 10xp

The Springfield Job Pt. 5
Homer starts

Make Burns Pay Small Time Thieves to Jump Town- 4hrs, Earns 30, 2,  45xp
Tap Justice Agents in Springfield- x10
Send Crooks to Other Springfields- x3. 

Completed Task Earns 100  and 10xp

The Springfield Job Pt. 6
Homer starts

Make Apu Practice Safe Cracking on his Register- 4hrs, Earns 30, 2,  45xp
Place Gondola in Bonus Area (in order to do this place 2 river tiles in the Bonus area.  Gondola has to go on water.  It can go on the river tiles…)
Place any Grand Canal in Bonus Area
Reach 1% Bonus

Completed Task Earns 100  and 10xp

The Springfield Job Pt. 7
Homer starts

Make Heisters Plan Heists- x4. 4hrs, Earns event currency
Reach 5% Bonus at the Museum of Super Fine Arts

Completed Task Earns 100  and 10xp

The Springfield Job Pt. 8
Homer starts

Unlock Act 1 Finale- You’ll need Fine Arts Museum (first prize), the Cheese Truck, Gondola, Da Vinci Aircraft (all craftables) & Primo (5th Prize)

Completed Task Earns 200  and 20xp

What are your initial thoughts on the Springfield Job? Thoughts on the dialogue so far?  Prizes?  Any items you’ve purchased? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

162 responses to “Turbo Tappin’ The Springfield Job: Act 1

  1. The canal houses are fantastic – place them next to river and they grow pavement and dock edging! 😀

  2. Part 6: I’ve placed the grand canal in the bonus area but it’s not registering that it’s there! 😭😩

    • I thought I’d done so too & assumed a glitch! Took me 2 days to realise I’d bought a terraced house; Which doesn’t help the prize track progress. Do be sure you craft a grand canal house!

  3. Help please! Part 5 never started for me. I placed the museum, and homer’s dialogue started, but then it stopped and there is no task for Burns. I can’t even figure out where the contact EA button is. I’m already 2 days behind! AAAAGGGHHH!!

  4. I don’t know why I’m building houses around the museum :S

    I would buy more premium items and mystery box items but I don’t have any elbow room in my town. I have the donuts from farming but I just don’t have any room to put more stuff. The item limit warning is annoying. If I could just see how many items I’m over the limit without waiting for the warnings to kick in I could whittle away at it and maybe get under the limit some day. But I agree with Patric’s post that said eliminate the limits on land and items and just let us play!

  5. I don’t have ant crooks to tap is this a bug?

  6. I don’t have any crooks to tap is this a bug?

  7. I’m disappointed that some of our existing known crime buddies havnt joined in.
    -Fat Tony & associates shouldn’t be letting this happen without a piece of the pie.
    -why wouldn’t Burns or somebody recruit from the Skum of Springfield instead of bringing on a new crew ?

  8. Thanks for the post, as always! I’m head over heels for this event: the content is delicious. I don’t know if I’ll be saying that in 45 days but I’m starting positive.

  9. Where are bonus areas??? Got the gondola, cannot find any where to place it that pays a bonus. Trying to put it in “moat” light blue perimeter around art museum & the base turns red so I can’t place it there. Placing in open areas around map is allowed, but no bonus. Where can I place it that DOES pay the bonus???

  10. Do returning characters (with discount) help with the event? Purchased the Springfield museum and the character could be sent on mission for event currency. Does Plato and the boy from Knives (who I want to purchase next) also help with the event?

  11. How do you “earn” crooks, and what do I get for dropping them in a friends town?

    • Post is coming…but you earn them from tapping agents in your town. And you get crafting currency from what i’ve seen

      • Is there a limit, e.g. 3?, of how many crooks you can dump in a town? For example, if they’ve cleared all crooks…and you’ve saved them up, are you still limited to 3?

        I wish EA had added in a count of “how many crooks remain”? They’re pesky little boogers to find sometimes!


  12. In part 5 where you send crooks to other Springfield’s … When i choose the task it takes me to another Springfield but how do I send the crooks? The only thing I can do is return to my Springfield with the task left not complete? Anyone else having difficulties completing this task?

  13. Mine keeps on freezing when trying to get the second building any ideas how to fix this

    • Wait when you unlock it. Just let your game sit. Mine froze too, for about 30 seconds. Then i was able to place. Also make sure you have an open area of land available that’s bigger than the museum to place it, it’s getting stuck because it’s searching for land to place it.

  14. So, I was on part 6, needing to place the gondola, etc. and was confused. It was going to take a long time to earn enough plunder to move to part 7 because none of my heist characters had event currency tasks except Apu. Somehow I missed that you need to tap the Fine Arts Museum and assign the tasks from there. I wanted to share in case anyone thinks they’re similarly stuck.

  15. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    I wish that I had purchased/ crafted more airport runway (dark gray)
    EA, are y’all listening?
    I need one more!
    Or, I need to further redesign.

  16. I finished the first part of the job and got a free land token, but as soon as I pressed ok the game froze and now I can’t do anything. I restarted the game and my phone, and still nothing. I don’t want to reisnatll the game because then I will lose everything won’t I? Can anyone please help? I want to get on as soon as since it’s on limited time.

    • I have the same problem how did you fix this if you have

      • Omg it FINALLY works! I restarted my phone like a gazillion times, and each time the game had some new update to run. And then after all of that it finally unfroze. It was a pain in the you know what, but it actually worked.

  17. So far? An interesting Event … my only complaint is that I don’t think Tappers earn enough Crafting Currency per Hour (I’ve used Kem Farmed Bonuts to speed things up thru to Prize 2 – more Land – and reach 12% Bonus on my Fine Arts Museum) 🇮🇹👍

  18. Does anyone else have a problem sending crooks to other springfields
    ? I’ve gone and visited the 10 & helped all for the gifts plus visited some more but when i go back to mine it’s not credited.

    • Yea this seems totally screwed up to me. When I go to other neighbors I can’t place the crooks, only in my “other Springfield” neighbor…

  19. I bought the dad/son combo and the old man who runs a hanger bar or is it bar hanger? IDK but I like old people,not enough of them in my Springfield.

  20. Am only up to Apu safe cacking, but am soooo excited to try and win all these prizes, especially the London theme prizes in act 2.. (Being british and all) Absolutely loving it, and think its so much better than the last update, with better prizes and decorations aplently..

  21. Pt 5 says to send crooks to other Springfields. How does this work? When I tap the task it just takes me to a neighbors town. What needs to be done then.🇬🇧😒

    • While in the friends town, hit the box in the top right corner. The one with an orange circle. The number in the orange circle tells you how many crooks you can send to that friends town. If it says 3 you can tap the box 3 times to send 3 crooks, etc

      • as I was going through trying to send crooks (daily task) I noticed I couldn’t send them to players that have not updated, ie facebook friends with lvl 9 accounts they abandoned years ago … this could be why some people are not seeing the ability to drop crooks … also you only get so many to drop, you have to catch more by tapping the other guys

        • Nah, you can always send crooks in “Other Springfield” (default “friend” for everyone) i.e. you don’t need to have any friends at all to send crooks

  22. What do you get when you send crooks ?? Anyone?

    • They will bring back rewards. At end of the day you will get a summary. I don’t remember how it works, but we had this on previous events.
      I can’t remember if friend has to tap them once dropped, or they just work and you collect.

      This morning when i logged in said my crooks had brought me rewards.

      • I remember now.
        You drop crooks in friends towns. They have to tap them and then they earn rewards and you earn rewards (think just crafting material, but ones you drop that friends tap you might get art).
        I think there is a time limit to how long friends have to tap them.
        Looks like they have to be playing and past the friend visit part of event. some friends that are showing currency earned I still couldn’t drop at and friends that weren’t playing i couldn’t drop at. So purged friends list and added more.
        Hard to find in your town, but so far all ones i have found have been on my roads and i only have two small chunks of road way so makes it easy.

        Unless it has changed there is no notification that you have tapped them all, or to even how many there are to tap. Your friend visiting might have dropped 1 or 10 (i think is max)

        It kinda brings friend visits back into the event. But not really. I know way not huge emphasis on friend visits. But wish there was a bit more incentive.

  23. My game keeps freezing every time I get to the Springfield Museum of Super Fine Arts and free land token prize. I’ve tried uninstalling/reinstalling the game to no avail, anyone got any ideas? Thanks people!!

  24. Anyone else having the Calabresi brothers not able to whack someone else task? It won’t let me complete this task! And I’m unable to purchase the first class hanger.

    • I had this same thing, tried going to friends…nothing worked. I finally took a brown house out of inventory, and that was enough to send them on their task!

      Guess with the larger group in the brown house, they couldn’t both occupy the same one? Hope this helps.


  25. My game keeps freezing when I’m about to collect the first reward 🙁 Any idea of what I should do? I can’t play when this happens

  26. ***Warning***
    If you haven’t received the Fine Art Museum make sure you have a piece of land (slightly larger than a tile) free. Your game may freeze as it tries to find an open space. I have a small test town that has been frozen over 10 minutes.

    What is longest time you let the game be frozen? How long did it take to be unfrozen if it did?

  27. Geoffrey the Giraffe

    Is there a way to get “plunder” other than tapping the Justice Agents? I’m currently on job part #6 and it looks like I’ll be stuck there for a long time based on the amount of plunder I need for the Gondola and the Grand Canal.

    • Agree. Looks like ill will be a time consuming event. Hopefully does not become a drag

    • I was having the same confusion and then realized that you need to tap on the Fine Arts Museum. That is where you send everyone to earn event currency.

    • The plunder currency does seem to be lacking, I just barely earned enough to compleate part 6 a few minutes ago

  28. I noticed that part 5 did not start until after I sent all characters on heist mission.

    I concur in the bonus area looking cluttered. If bonus area is as large as it is, EA needs to give two land tokens to cover building and bonus space.

  29. Questline 5 has started in my game, is this a timer event so tappers can get to far ahead?, how do I earn crooks?

  30. Me too. I’m dead in the water after the ‘freeze.’ Frustrating!

    • For me…my B game worked as advertised. Same device, everything. So I went back to the A game to see where the hang up was. I had to pay the 2 donuts to rush Homers task at the Museum of Super Fine Arts. I’m guessing I sent him on that task before the other kicked in. It immediately started the next task and I was able to tap agents in my town and sent crooks in neighbors towns. Good

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