Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Count Burns & Coffin, Count Burns’ Castle or the Freakmobile?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?  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 Count Burns & Coffin, Count Burns’ Castle or the Freakmobile 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 October 10th

Item: Count Burns and his Coffin
Cost: 120 Donuts
Previous Post: Details
What Does It Do:
 Skin for Burns, comes with complete set of tasks. 
My Opinion On It Now:
 120 donuts for a premium skin (not character, skin for Mr. Burns) just isn’t worth the purchase.  I’d pass on this one.

Leaves stores October 10th

Item: Count Burns’ Castle
Cost: 70 Donuts
Previous Post: Details
Earns: $200, 20xp/12hrs
What Does It Do: Earns money….Mr. Burns will have a 4hr task there (Have a Drink, Earns $175, 45xp)
My Opinion On It Now:
Meh, not a big fan of this one.  I’d pass.

Leaves stores October 13th

Item: Freakmobile
Cost: 60 Donuts (the info sheet from EA is telling me this is 60 Donuts, however when it first hit games in 2013 it was 35 donuts.  So not sure what the current price is…the increase seems odd)
Previous Post: Should I Buy
Earns: 0.75% Bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do: Outside of the bonus %, nothing. 
My Opinion On It Now:
If it is in fact 60 donuts, bonus % is god awful.  If it’s 35 donuts bonus % is still pretty bad.  I’d take a hard pass on this one.

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!

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15 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Count Burns & Coffin, Count Burns’ Castle or the Freakmobile?

  1. I had the castle when it was released as a prize 2 years ago and I’m still very underwhelmed by it since it only has the one task for Mr. Burns (Count Burns could of had the task there instead) and Wise Guy can’t check its plumbing or Lucille robbing it. It is also very big and hard to design. I bought the Freakmobile from a previous event and still haven’t found a place for it in my town. I remember having Count Burns for an event which he earned event currency along with Suzanne and some other characters but I can’t remember which event that was.

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  2. Oh, the Freakmobile would go great with the Doof Wagon school bus but alas I don’t have the latter.

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  3. I’ve wanted Count Burns for a long time, mainly because it’s an homage to Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I’m flush with donuts for Halloween, so it’s worth it. The Freakmobile just looks cool. Who doesn’t need another automobile for Springfield? I got the castle for free one Halloween but it’s just one of MANY castles I can’t find a logical place for.

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  4. Anxiously awaiting SIB for Frankenstein & Juliestein (something like that)?? & castle…not sure if they’re NPC’s. Which I refuse to buy under any circumstances. The store description is a bit lacking in details. Freakmobile % is absolutely ridiculous so that is a huge negative. Have Count Burns & castle thing from when they were prizes. Really like when prizes become available for donuts – they usually turn premium when that happens. Yay👍😎

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  5. Had the castle from a previous event, 120 donuts for a skin, NO, 60 donuts for 0.75 % NO, might have bought it if it was 35, will save my donuts for now, had a small update last night, don’t know what it did?

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  6. Count Burns & Coffin

    I’ve wanted this Skin / Decor combo for years , but 120 sprinkles EA? Yeah I’ll wait for this to come back during the last week of this Halloween Event (like everything that’s time limited has been doing)! 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ve had the Count Burns’ Castle since it was an original Event Prize (Mr. Burns Task there still makes me lol).

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  7. they just need to fix the flanders tome i can deal with every thing else i not even wasteing time to contact ea cause from what i read its not worth it to do do

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  8. Yeaaaah! They have fixed the lagging! Yiiiiiiipeeeee! Thanks EA.
    Thanks Alissa for SIB. Have a good night! Just starting my day here

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    • Noticed that too, except now it seems there is a lag when tapping multiple cultists (or thralls or whatever they are) in an area. Two steps forward as the old scriptures go…

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  9. The freakmobile is 60D. I bought it only because I thought it was unique. Worst. Ripoff. Ever.
    I already had the castle from THOH ’16, and the skin doesn’t attract me 😁

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  10. Confirmed. Freakmobile is 60 Sprinkles in my game. Passed on it before at 35, hard passing on it now!

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