Tut, Tut my good ladies and gents…we are awash in the best of “Jolly Old England” in our Springfields. The heisting continues, but it is almost secondary to the cool buildings and prizes up for grabs in this Act.
I admit to being a bit of an Anglophile, so I am stoked to get some of the buildings and special decorations that have graced my imagination and book shelves for most of my lifetime. And if you have to steal a few jewels to get it all? So be it!
This brings us to Prize #6 – The Boiled Potato
So…I am guessing that the writers and EA are having a bit of fun, poking at the “Boiled Potato” as a slam on the famously bland and starchy diet of Great Britain. I think this is a little harsh…but, then again, this is the land of:
- 1. Toad in the hole
- 2. Bubble and squeak
- 3. Welsh rarebit
- 4. Scotch egg
- 5. Lancashire hotpot
- 6. Eton mess
- 7. Trifle
- 8. Spotted dick
- 9. Bangers and Mash (which is actually just sausages and mashed potatoes).
I linked them to a site that covers these delectable dishes…and I have to say, that having spent quite a bit of time in the British Isles, these are all far better fair than Scottish haggis. But, I digress…
The Boiled Potato is not a dish…it’s a Pub. Or at least a replica of a Pub. And “Boiled Potato” isn’t even close to some of the funniest REAL Pub Names…
Click Here for a few…
My pick was the “Drunken Duck” for obvious reasons…
The sad fact is…the Boiled Potato is just another “decoration building” with little to do after the first exposure. (over-exposure to boiled potatoes can cause bloating and widening of the backside). But…there IS a permanent task for adults.
Act 2 Prize 6: Boiled Potato
Build Time: 4hrs
Earns: $200, 20xp/12hrs
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +10
Permanent Task: Adults have a 4hr task to Drink and Babysit
Dialogue when placed-
Pub Daycare – Auto starts
Lisa: Dad, I’m a kid. You can’t take me into this bar.
Homer: It’s a fake English pub, sweetie. American laws don’t apply.
Apu: It’s the perfect place to have a drink and babysit. They even have a ball pit! Which is what they call the box where they dump their empties.
Task: Make Adults Drink and Babysit-x5. 4hrs, Earns $175,45xp Freemium and $260, 70xp Premium
NEXT UP… MoHo House and Nigel