Should I Spend Donuts on the Colosseum?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us 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 Colosseum to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Gladiator Death Oval to your town…

Building/Decoration: Colosseum
Donut Cost:
100 Donuts
2 ,15xp/4hrs
Vanity +200
Can Be Placed: 

Leaves stores April 5th

-Comes with a short questline
-Helps earn crafting currency, one of the hardest to get
-Lisa has a permanent 4hr premium task there (Visit the Colosseum)

-Crafting currency payout isn’t great
-The animation is meh, a gladiator’s head rolls out
-Massive footprint

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
I’d pass on this no matter your player status.  It’s overpriced for what it is/does.  The payout isn’t great, not worth the 100 donuts you’ll have to shell out for it.

Of course, in the end, it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and as a premium player, I’m passing.  But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now).  Plus this is one of those items that’ll help with the event, so if you’re planning on getting it do it sooner rather than later….

Here’s a look at the dialogue it comes with…

Colo-See ‘Em Fight
Lisa starts

Lisa: This replica of the Roman Colosseum is amazing!
Cecil: Thank you, Lisa. It’s accurate right down to the sewer grate that they slopped gladiator guts through.
Lisa: Sometimes I wish people remembered that I’m an eight year old.
Make Lisa Visit the Colosseum- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

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

51 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Colosseum?

  1. This is going to be one of those events… I can’t say no to anything, love all the “international” stuff they throw at us. Rome, Pompeji and Venice are definitely on my “to visit” list, so far I only made it to northern Italy. Not that the lakes and mountains are not great, but Italy needs ruins… 🙂

  2. Getting this , Pompeii, and Pope. Why? My kid is currently in Spain and he is going to Italy next. He will get a laugh out of it.

  3. Don’t like the look of this, animation sounds meh!!!, some gladiators in the ring would be better, to pricey, to big, pass for me

  4. I’m extremely behind… I got the update late. Would you suggest buy this to even more things to craft or buy a character that helps earn currency? Thank you in advance for your advice 🙂

  5. Does it generate currency thru the whole event or jus this act? Really want all the Irish related items. Thank you

  6. The Colosseum was an instant buy! I love the ‘Little Italy’ with canals, gondolas and iconic Italian buildings. I have placed them between my ‘Little France’ and ‘Little Japan’. I am loving the ability to design canals with buildings – nice to see new creative content like this, thanks EA.

  7. Honestly, I bought it prematurely, because I’ve recently grown accustomed to immediately snagging all of the event payout add-ons… I wouldn’t have bothered in this case, if I’d paid closer attention to the payout. (So I completely agree with your assessment, Alissa.)

  8. Is the Colosseum the only building that generates crafting currency or is there a returning building like the Battle Dome from the Bart Royale event that also generates crafting currency?

  9. Rebuilding my donut collection so this is a pass.

  10. I want this! It just looks cool and different. I’ll have to think about it for a while, though. It may come back in a mystery box, but then I’ll spend twice as much trying to get it the item I want.

  11. i want it. But i don’t have enough donuts. 🙁

  12. Only 2 crafting tokens!

    Regretted purchase. Don’t know where to put it.

  13. Hi Alissa,
    Slightly off topic but re. the crafting currency.
    Is it worthwhile storing it up now to spend on Act 2 items or will the crafting currency change for Act 2?

    Many thanks

  14. Already got it. Building a Italy section in my Efcot theme park

  15. In the heist it hasnt given me the first building but its reading it has any idea why

  16. This would normally be a pass for me, but I am loving the concept of all over the world, So I want all the items like this.

  17. Just bought it. Looks great.
    Just a little something off topic. Did the price off a single Kwik e Market just went up in the latest small update?

  18. For some reason … I got offer for Duff Gardens and the Lizard Queen. No Colosseum. My game started going through event notices from 2016, and now I have a pieman task in my task bar. Also noticed when a task is done clicking on char icon with green check mark does nothing. Wha?

  19. TallSpiderCandy

    I’m torn on this one but most likely will pass because of the high price, same with the 300 donut characters, even though I’d really like to get them lol. I’ve picked up some other stuff during this event that makes me happy so no worries : )

  20. Worried about the space needed for it…doesn’t really go with the Venice vibe either. I bought the Pompeii ruins and kinda wish I had passed, so I think this time I’ll wait for the rerun.

    • I put the Pompeii ruins next to stonehenge in my nature area. It can work.

      • I ended up storing some sci-fi items so I could place it near my Venice area. Had to make room for act 2 anyway, so it worked out ok😁.

  21. A funny thing happened on the way to The Colossium 😁
    (while walking to the Forum.

  22. Having been there, it was an instant-buy for me. There’s the ever-present problem of relative scale, but I had to have it! No regrets.

  23. Love the look of it though.

  24. I would love it! But….. can’t afford it! So I will pass. I spent 50on the treasure box and got the Himeji Castle, happy with it, fits in with my Japanese temples.

  25. I bought this but I wanted to expand my cultural section.

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