Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part Three) Mini Event Is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Check your App Stores because the Who Shot Mr. Burns? mini-event is now live and available for download!

This is an APP STORE update, so you do need to download it to see the event.  If you don’t see it in your store try hard closing and/or restarting your device.  Also, it helps to search the App Store for Tapped Out.  Sometimes it shows up via search but not in your list of Apps available for update.

Things kick off with 6s tasks for Kids and Adults. After you complete two parts of 6s tasks the Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part Three) mini event will kick off!

I’ll be back with more as I go through it….

In the meantime, can anyone tell me what’s odd about the new Splash Screen?

The Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) mini-event ends May 23rd

Ok, so as mentioned above, things kick off with two sets of tasks for kids and adults.  Once you’ve completed those two parts you’ll trigger the event launch…

This is your typical mini-event in TSTO.  Follow a questline (mainly by collecting a particular item via character tasks) to unlock a series of prizes.

For this mini-event the item you collect is…

Burns Coins!  Like bitcoin, only uglier…

So what are the prizes with this event?  Let’s take a look:

Springfield Elementary Crypto-farm

Model of Springfield

Animation for Burns-Destroying Model of Springfield

Sunblocker Decoration

Animation for Burns- Stealing Candy from Maggie

Sundial Decoration + Get Shot Animation for Burns

They’re prizes…I wouldn’t necessarily call them good prizes.  3 animations (although from looking at the images they’re funny animations), 3 decorations & a Facade for Springfield Elementary. Prizes…but nothing to write home about.

I also want to mention, sending characters on tasks for this one is a bit different.  It’ll actually cost you in-game cash to send characters to earn Burnscoins:

So just be aware you are spending in-game cash to send characters to earn coins.  So if your cash totals go down, that’s why.

So how about what’s new in the store?  Everyone’s favorite premium offerings….

New Stuff

Springfield Shopper with Dave Shutton- 185 Donuts (yes you read that right).  Dave has a task to earn Burnscoins.  Sprinfield Shopper earns $150, 13xp/8hrs

Chez Guevara- 45 Donuts, will earn 20 Burnscoins every 4hrs.

Burns’ Chalk Outline- 10 donuts, .25% bonus on cash and XP

Returning Stuff

Jay G Bundle- Includes Jay G, his Mansion & his Goose.  225 Donuts, 100 Donut Rebate, NET 125 Donuts.

The Rich Texan- 85 Donuts, 30 donut Rebate, NET 55 Donuts.

Russ Cargill- 80 Donuts

Hank Scorpio and the Volcano Lair- 200 Donuts, 100 Donut Rebate, NET 100 Donuts.

Lampwick and the Rocket Car- 120 Donuts, 20 Donut Rebate, NET 100 Donuts.


Also available are two NPCs from the Springfield Jobs Event..

Both the Secret Agent & Crook are available in the store as a combo for 50 Donuts….

And finally I’ll leave you with a parting though, the little teasers left for us in the new App Store Description…

Burtal Build on a Failing Park? A Murder Mystery? A preteen roadtrip?

Well I think we know A Murder Mystery relates to this mini event…but I want to highlight one part inparticular…

Anyone else think this could mean this…..

What are your thoughts on the Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) Mini-Event?  Any premium items you think you’ll pick up? Thoughts on the prizes?  Thoughts on what could be next in TSTO? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!


177 responses to “Who Shot Mr. Burns (Part Three) Mini Event Is Live!

  1. are the cops and robbers NPCs?


  2. Hi,

    Is Jay G and or the Texan a decent buy with the rebate?


  3. I bought the crook and the cop, and I’m glad I did because now I see them and try to tap them to collect event money, but they’re just characters now and it makes me crazy. Plus, the way the crook sneaks around is funny.

    I’m digging the who shot Mr. Burns mini event. It’s from an old episode that I recognize. I didn’t know any of those characters from the last event, and the buildings went right into storage along with the bases from the event before it. I need to do some maintenance on my town. It’s getting a bit sloppy on the edges.


  4. Is there any news from EA about fixing the so-called rollback bug?

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  5. A strange thing Ive noticed. My game runs fine, and not until I start to use the recycling plants does it begin to run slow. Does anything like this happen to others?
    Either runs 100% to start with or have noticed a trigger that makes it lag?


    • Yes, I had already commented on that and I have a topic about that on the EA forum.
      The more you send to recycle, the slower your game becomes. And it doesn’t seem to be the animation because after 60 minutes the game is smooth even before you collect.


  6. Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) Mini-Event

    It’s a simple Mini-Event … which is fine because as funny as the animations are on the Decor? It’s just Decor (a 50% chance these will end up in Storage)! 🤷‍♂️

    Chez Guevara
    The Rich Texan

    I think I will spend Sprinkles on these 2 (still Kem Farming, so I’m not losing any Bonuts here)!👍


  7. I got the update without a visit to the Play store. It just auto-updated. I would have been happy with some downtime, and I am not thrilled with tasks I have to PAY to complete. (Yeah, I know there are many players who are all “I have nothing to spend in-game cash on!” But I am not one of those players… And I hate tasks we have to PAY for. First Redwood, then Cecil, and now THIS.)


  8. For anyone with recent game issues. I was having a problem with loss of donuts, turns out it was linked to a save error / login issue. I fixed it by logging out and then back in. I got a warning about losing progress but only 10 minutes worth. Game now running 100%. Logout then try logging back in.


  9. If I didn’t have auto update on probably would’ve got Fit Tony. Still, the Burns Casino Mystery Box did good for me. I took two pulls, first yielded Caesar’s Pow Wow Casino and the Indian Chief. Not bad. Second pull yielded almost exactly what I was hoping for, the
    Miss Springfield/Hostess Miss Springfield bundle. Didn’t get the motel skin in the deal but still pretty solid.


  10. I updated the game but the mini event isnt showing up for me, is there a certain thimg that triggers the event ?


  11. Off topic but did everyone get the pop up notice about now being able to “bundle” like items in inventory and I quote “even roads”? Most all of my inventory items are already bundled if i have more than one except for som Heights buildings. I would like to know what it means and how to do it if it’s something that would help compact my enormous inventory. Thanks!


    • OrdinarilyBob

      I remember reading that pop-up, too, but can’t seem to figure out what it means. I look forward to the Addicts explaining it to me. LOL


    • Try to move a building and you’ll also pick up roads, pavement, plants, etc.


      • This change is creating problems…now if you try to move a block of items, you must remember to remove any road, water, dirt or cement tiles underneath first. If you don’t , they will be also moved and they usually don’t fit in their new space. It’s great if you want to move a section to a completely empty area, but not so great for just moving an area over a few spaces or just re-locating a small group of items. I’ll have to try to remember to remove the “flooring” first when I’m changing things around.


  12. I play 2 games.. my game and my son’s… every time I log into each account it wants my age and to accept privacy and terms. EVERY time. At first I thought it was a one time thing, but when I switch between accounts, this pops up for me. Is this happening to anyone else? I guess I can leave one game open on one device and another on another device and avoid the multiple log in with age and ‘I accept’ policy every time.


    • Seem to be a random thing…but, yes…once again…with almost every update…it is Bug Central for a while. Good ol’ EA. Testing is not their strong suit.


  13. Anybody else having performance issues with this update?
    I never had any issues on my Note 3 nor in Bluestacks but this update slowed the game down to nearly unplayable!


    • Yep. I play on an S7 phone and it’s unplayable right now.


    • I play on an iPhone and an iPad Pro and have not been able to even open the game. Every time I try to get on I end up on the screen saying that I cannot connect to the servers and try again. I’ve been trying for more than 24 hours with no help from EA. They say they are aware of it and will get back to me when it is fixed.


  14. Unfortunately, they didn’t fix the glitch. I couldn’t buy ANY of the items from Act 2 or 3 because the glitch had them locked out AFTER I already opened them. The glitch is affecting event gameplay I cannot, in good conscience, purchase ANYTHING from them when i am playing a game that glitches out current ACTIVE Events. 😦


    • same here. its really frustrating you could think they would have fixed the glitch in the meantime but nooooo. 😫


    • I’m also affected by the glitch for three weeks now. Got a mail from our friends 🙄 of EA this morning:
      We’re sorry to keep you waiting. We know this is inconvenient. The amount of time you’ve been waiting is longer than we’d like and we’re working to make this process better.
      What’s the status?
      Your issue is in the right hands and we’re working day and night to find a solution.
      How long until I hear from you?
      We’ll let you know as soon as we have an update. The best way to hear an update is to watch your My Cases page.

      Thank you for sticking with us while we continue to work on this,
      EA Customer Experience


    • I’d also saved up to go buying towards the end of this event & had the same thing happen.
      Just had to buy items from Act 1 so my crafting didn’t go to waste before it ended & disappeared.
      Don’t know if you are also having these same issues too:
      I’ve leveled up my IRS to max power but this has reset to what seems like level 1.
      Character icon in top L/H corner now won’t take me to where the character is in Springfield when tapped.
      When recycling i now can’t see the totals of each of the items when crafting either.
      Very frustrating that this occurred at the end of this event & took the shine on getting Fit Tony.
      I’m currently sending most characters on 24hr tasks as it’s to much of a grind to be searching Springfield to find them when they’ve finished a task.
      Don’t know how much effort i’ll put in creating Burnscoin


  15. I’m in trouble. My donuts keep resetting back to 498. If I earn donuts and log out they vanish. I had the glitch which EA rolled back, maybe this is related but everything else is workung normally. Very frustrating. Ideas anyone?


  16. Umm, is everyone missing the beach ball and big sister ^^^ in the picture?
    Is there a lottery for the name. My bonuts are on “Lisa”.

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  17. In other news… Group Storage is freaking awesome! I no longer need to find a spare patch of land to move items to when I’m rearranging my town. Awesomesauce!

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    • Except we can’t rotate group selections anymore… aaaaarrrrrrrrghhhhhh


      • Note: it looks like you CAN still rotate group selections, but ONLY when you turn off the ground selection too (or if it’s already all on grass). It wasn’t previously required to do so as you couldn’t ever select the ground.


    • Agreed!!
      I was planning some major terraform and this will make it much faster and easier. This is the best thing EA has done in a long time. It’s already making me forget how LONG the last event was.

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    • So you mean you can select say a building with all its extras ( trees, fences, whatever’s) and put in your inventory as a bundle? When you do that where do you look for it when you want to put it in its new spot? Sounds wonderful and sure would beat finding a bare patch to temporarily use!

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  18. I updated, got he empty screen. It wouldn’t load so I rebooted and the screen went back to normal but the event hasn’t started for me. Is there a bug?


  19. Seekeroftr848

    I would love for the Sunblocker decoration to turn on a night mode!!!


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