It was four years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete and I was filling out my bracket for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are at the next World Cup and it’s time for our fourth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!
How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there are plenty of character skins in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Skin Bracket Battle.
We created a Bracket of 32 awesome character skins for characters that don’t have a second skin that we believe would bring a smile to your face, have great visuals, could make for an awesome event, or simply be a nice idea for a new Friends Point prize.
These 32 character skins will then battle each other in five rounds of head-to-head matchups, that we hope produces the most debate in the comments below. Every Monday over summer, we’ll post that week’s matchups and your votes will determine which character skins advance to the next round, until we’ve crowned “The Most Desired Skin” on Monday September 3rd.
Quickly, some general housekeeping rules and guidelines:
– The expanded landscape of The Simpsons means there are several characters without a second skin that have had some awesome skins in the show that could have made the bracket, but ultimately just fell short.
– The selected 32 character skins have been divided into four conferences: Boys, Girls, Men, and Women.
– All of the skins are assumed to earn premium.
– Weekly matchups will be posted on Monday and voting will remain open for 6 days until 6pm EDT the following Sunday.
– The schedule of matchups is as follows:
o Monday July 2nd – The 1 vs 8 matchup in all four conferences
o Monday July 9th – The 2 vs 7 matchup in all four conferences
o Monday July 16th – The 3 vs 6 matchup in all four conferences
o Monday July 23rd – The 4 vs 5 matchup in all four conferences
o Monday July 30th – The first conference semi-final in all four conferences
o Monday August 6th – The second conference semi-final in all four conferences
o Monday August 13th – The finals in all four conferences
o Monday August 20th – The Semi Finals
o Monday August 27th – The Championship Finals
o Monday September 3rd – The winner is unveiled
– Should any of the character skins be released into our game over the summer, they will be replaced by the skin they most recently defeated.
Here’s the final complete Bracket unveiled:
Now without further ado, our first set of head-to-head matchups featuring the #1 and #8 seeds in all four conferences:
Stay Puft Uter (First appeared S27, E04)
Mexican Wendell (First appeared S09, E14)
Tale of the Tape: While Mexican Wendell comes from the classic Lord of the Flies episode Das Bus, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Stay Puft Uter should win this with more ease than Brazil took to beat Mexico earlier today.
Trinidad and Tobago Sherri & Terri (First appeared S09, E14)
Tiara Amber Dempsey (First appeared S04, E04)
Tale of the Tape: Another skin from the classic Lord of the Flies episode Das Bus. But this time the combined twin power of Sherri&Terri is no match for the tiara and scepter of Little Miss Springfield.
Two-Arms Herman (First appeared S24, E08)
Texan Matt Groening (First appeared S07, E10)
Tale of the Tape: Who’s got two arms and should easily move on to the next round? Herman!
Human Maude (First appeared S02, E06)
Summerwear Martha Quimby (First appeared S29, E06)
Tale of the Tape: If you don’t won’t for her human counterpart, Ghost Maude will haunt you!
Reminder, voting is open until 6pm EDT Sunday July 8th.
What are your thoughts on this weeks fourmatch-ups? Of the four match-ups above, which was the easiest decision and which was the hardest? What do you think of the bracket? Which character skins would you have added? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.