Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Exotic Petting Zoo, Mojo the Helper Monkey or Uncle Norbert & his Plane?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Lions and Tigers and Emus!  Oh my!  It’s the zoo event in Springfield and of course a new event means all new content, and of course loads of returning content! Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

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 Returning Exotic Petting Zoo, Mojo the Helper Monkey or Uncle Norbert & his Plane to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

Leaves stores August 7th

Item: Uncle Moe’s Exotic Petting Zoo
Cost: 100 Donuts
Previous Post: Details
Earns: $200,22xp/8hrs
What Does It Do:
 Just a building
My Opinion On It Now: 
Meh, not worth it.  Pass.  100 donuts is just too much for this (and with the Emu experience, and other items, for free you don’t need more animal enclosures)

Leaves stores August 7th

Item: Mojo the Helper Monkey
Cost: 65 Donuts
Previous Post: Should I Buy
What Does It Do: Not a whole not, NPC.  Animated when tapped. 
My Opinion On It Now:
It’s Mojo, he’s pretty classic in the world of Simpsons.  But he is an NPC, so if you’re not a big fan of characters without tasks pass.

Leaves stores August 7th

Item: Uncle Norbert & his Plane
Cost: 150 Donuts
Previous Post: Details
What Does It Do: Full character, complete set of tasks
My Opinion On It Now:
150 donuts is a pretty standard price point for a character combo these days.  Not an awful pickup, but he was originally free so 150 donuts seems steep to pay.  I’d consider this a toss-up.  If you wanted him and missed him now’s your chance…otherwise pass and pickup newer characters (or ones from the Mystery Box)

What are your thoughts on the returning items?  Will you be spending donuts to bring any of these throwbacks to your Springfield?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

44 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Exotic Petting Zoo, Mojo the Helper Monkey or Uncle Norbert & his Plane?

  1. Oops – just as you convinced me to get Norbert – he’s gone ! I wasn’t sure where to put the runway as I didn’t start playing until recently and don’t have the airport.

  2. Moe’s Exotic Petting Zoo (over time this has gotten dumb, so unless you’re a completist ….)

    Mojo the Helper Monkey (classic Character, shame on EA for only offering up as an NPC)

    Uncle Norbert & his Plane (he’s voiced, he’s got fun visual Tasks, he’s a member of the Van Heusen Family – get him if you don’t have him)

  3. Ok… what about the African Tree Resort? EVERYTHING mentioned except that. That’s the one I was waiting to hear about.

    • Everything mentioned except that? Really? I did Azzlan, Peek at em and returning items that left today. I still have a HUGE list of things to do, so i can assure you not everything was done. It’s on my list. As I said in the rundown post…i’m 9 months pregnant. I’m trying to knock out a ton of stuff not only for this event but also my actual job before I go out on leave. Things are getting done, and I’m sorry it’s not at the rapid pace you would like…but I’m doing the best I can whilst juggling 10 different things. So patience is required.

      The Tree resort isn’t going anywhere until Act 1 ends, you have some time….patience is requested, please.

  4. Mojo no no, I do like shark tank with great multiplier

  5. Me thinks this zoo+theme park sucks and is not worth the property it sits on. Planing on plowing it and creating neighborhoods based on failed themes. Or just embrace Disney Simpson Land and give up on Springfield all together like the Heights.

  6. Me thinks this zoo+theme park sucks and is not worth the property it sits on. Planing on plowing it and creating neighborhoods based on failed themes. Or just embrace Disney Simpson Land and give up on Springfield all together like the Heights.

  7. Why do we have Norbert in this update? Can someone tell the link between him and the animals?🤔

  8. Alex aabcampos2

    Nobert does not pay premium for his tasks.

  9. AndThereGoesSwifty

    150 donuts seems like a lot for a character and a decoration. I’m surprised EA didn’t give the plane a multiplier since they’re charging that price

  10. Oddball question – I have a toral of 95 frogs that I just noticed. I’ve just been in my friend’s neighborhoods and dropped all the frogs I could. So what are these 95 frogs that show on my total bar??

  11. oktober10aussie

    Bought Norbert & Mojo. I’d wanted Norbert for a long time. I think I have all the flying characters now (Fairy Kodos/LT Smash airdrop/Fortune balloon & Norbert?)

    Mojo is cute. Don’t mind him being an NPC. I wish Santas Little Helper was NPC, seeing as how they didn’t give him any outdoor tasks anyway.

  12. Does anyone know what category Mojo is under in Charachter Collections, I don’t think I have him, but I don’t see him available under Moes Ark either. I was hoping to find him highlighted under Animals, More Animals, Exotic Animals and Pets…No luck there either.

  13. Howard J. McEwen

    A bit off topic. But got a Question about Gil’s deal. On my A game I got 300 donuts at a 50% discount. On my B game I got the 2400 for 80% off. If I bought the 300 in my A game could I still get the 2400 for 80% off to show IP? Or is it random what everyone gets for a 1 time purchase?

    • That topic has come up in a few threads, actually. It has to do with whether or not you’ve purchased donuts recently. That is to say: people who haven’t spent real money on the game lately (or ever) get a bigger incentive to spend money.

      (Some of the premium players are quite angry about this.)

  14. After you fully upgrade the Emu Experience, are you supposed to build another?

    • You can. And you’ll get a chance at another.

      • Is there a reason why we would want another Emu Experience?

        • 🤷‍♀️ Everyone has their own personal preferences.. but there’s no super secret hidden prize if you get more than one

        • Yes, Another Emu Experience placed within the bonus area will increase your bonus.

        • It largely depends upon how you play, I think. If you go for another Emu Experience, there’s a good chance that you will have finished upgrading it before you get Big Cat Country… so that’ll give you a leg up on your bonus, up front. On the other hand, if you save your grants for Big Cat Country, you’ll have a leg up on upgrading it right away, upon earning it.

          I went with a second Emu Experience — but I also bought all of the premium characters, so that likely impacts how I play.

    • you have the option of buying another one IF you want to…. but its not mandatory / needed.
      personally Im not buying a 2nd enclosure & saving my grants for the other habitats for now.

  15. I tend to agree on the petting zoo (but I had already bought it, grr). I find Mojo’s animation a bit lackluster. Luckily I had already Norbert, and I advise to get it, especially now that flying characters are no longer tappable 😀

  16. Just a thought Tappers… I do dread that EA offers old stuff to noobs who missed out (kinda like a badge of honor for us that have been playing since day uno) but if you don’t have Norbert get him. One of my fave tasks is his 4 Hour “Fly Loops”. His comments are good too.

    • Absolutely agree! It is not obnoxious like other “flyers.”

      • I think all flyers were obnoxious before the fix that made them untappable. :p

        Some players still dislike any flyer, but Norbert does makes the trip across the screen faster than the others.

        • My favorite flyer is the Cash Balloon with Arthur Fortune, second favorite is Fairy Kang, which leaves Norbert in a still respectable third place. Definitely worth picking him up.

      • Norbert is the only flyer in the game that doesn’t annoy me.

        it bothers me that the flyers hover in the same spot on the screen even as you scroll around.

        my biggest regret buying was fairy Kudos

    • And I always put him on 24 hour tasks because the plane is pretty distracting.

  17. Does Norbert’s plane earn any money or have bonus xoxoxo??

  18. Pray. For. Mojo.

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