Two and a half years ago yesterday, we saw 73 characters (64 including 8 combos) not yet in our games battle it out in 10 weeks of vigorous head-to-head matchups, we crowned the winner of the very first Bracket Battle on August 19th 2016 in this post here.
However, over the past two and a half years, we have seen many of those 64 characters enter our towns. So let’s take a look back and see just how much the game has changed over the past thirty months.
Let’s start by taking a look back at the final Bracket:
The Bracket Battle was divided into eight conferences: Men, Boys, Pets, Combos, Doppelgangers, One Hit Wonders, Girls, and Women.
Rabbi Krustofsky is a limited-time premium character that was released on January 9, 2017, during the Homer the Heretic 2017 Event. Post
Bleeding Gums Murphy is a limited-time premium character that was released on August 1, 2017, during the Homerpalooza 2017 Event. Post
Julio is a limited-time premium character that was released on July 5, 2017, during the Pride 2017 Event. Post
Leopold is a limited-time premium character that was released on March 15, 2017, during the Rommelwood Academy 2017 Event. Post
Principal Dondelinger is a limited-time premium character that was released on January 30, 2019, during the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Gil Gunderson, Llwellyn Sinclair, and Dr. Pryor remain absent from our game.
Wendell Borton is a limited-time premium character that was released on January 24, 2018, during the Bart Royale 2018 Event. Post
Lewis Clark is a limited-time premium character that was released on January 9, 2019, as part of the Not Yet Spring Cleaning 2019 Event. Post
Roy is a limited-time premium character released on July 11, 2018, as part of the Poochie’s Dog Dayz 2018 Event. Post
Adil Hoxha is a limited-time premium character that was released on April 25, 2017, during the Secret Agents 2017 Event. Post
Jeremy Jailbird is a limited-time premium character that was released on February 6, 2018, as part of the Bart Royale 2018 Event. Post
Colin, Cosine, and Hubert remain absent from our game.
Maurice is a limited-time NPC that was released on January 31, 2017, during the Destination Springfield 2017 Event. Post
While Pinchy makes a cameo as the main boss battle during Issue 2 of the Superheroes 2016 Event, Pinchy and the other 6 pets remain absent from our game.
Benjamin, Doug, and Gary are limited-time premium characters that were released on April 4, 2017 as a Gil Deal, during the Secret Agents 2017 Event. Post
The Barflies Larry and Sam are limited-time premium characters that were released on January 31, 2018 as a Gil Deal, during the Bart Royale 2018 Event. Post
Nedward Flanders Sr and Capri Flanders are limited-time premium characters that were released on January 23, 2019, as part of the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Meathook and Ramrod are limited-time premium characters that were released individually on March 7, 2018, as part of the Homer vs the 18th Amendment 2018 Event. Post (Meathook) and Post (Ramrod)
César and Ugolin are limited-time characters that were released on January 31, 2017, as part of the Destination Springfield 2017 Event. Post
Bill and Marty, Weasels, and Eliza and Lester remain absent from our games.
Guy Incognito is a limited-time premium character that was released on April 10, 2018, during The Springfield Jobs 2018 Event. Post
Groundskeeper Wilma is a limited-time FREEMIUM character that was released on January 30, 2019, as part of the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Gravedigger Billy is a limited-time premium character that was released on November 1st, 2016, during Treehouse of Horror XXVII Event. Post
Mr. Sparkle is a limited-time premium character that was released on February 12, 2016, during the Destination Springfield 2017 Event. Post
Cypress Creek Milhouse, Lord Thistlewick Flanders, Canadian Flanders, and Shelbyville Milhouse remain absent from our games.
ONE HIT WONDERS
Mr. Bergstrom is a limited-time FREEMIUM character that was released on January 23, 2019, as part of the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Leon Kompowsky is a limited-time premium character that was released on August 15, 2017, during the Homerpalooza 2017 Event. Post
Jacques is a limited-time premium character that was released on May 10, 2017, during the Pin Pals 2017 Event. Post
Sgt. Skinner is a limited-time character that was released on August 16, 2016, during the SciFi 2016 Event. Post
Señor Ding Dong is a limited-time premium character that was released on July 19, 2017, during the Superheroes Return 2017 Event. Post
John, Karl, and Joey Jo-Jo Jr Shabadoo remain absent from our games.
Allison Taylor is a limited-time premium character. She was released on August 1, 2018, as part of the Moe’s Ark 2018 Event. Post
Samantha Stankey is a limited-time premium character that was released on January 23, 2019, as part of the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Brittany Brockman is a limited-time FREEMIUM character that was released on August 1, 2018, during the Moe’s Ark 2018 Event. Post
Mary Spuckler is a limited-time premium character that was released on September 13, 2017, as part of the County Fair 2017 Event. Post
Nikki McKenna is a limited-time premium character that was released on February 6, 2019, as part of the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Darcy, Francine, and Annika all remain absent from our games, though the top 5 have joined in the past year and a half since I wrote “so get crackin’ EA and find a way to release them into our games” after no girls were introduced in the 12 month retrospective in August 2017.
N.B. Mary Spuckler was added by popular demand into this conference and replaced Alaska Nebraska who is a limited-time character that was released on August 15, 2017, during the Homerpalooza Event.
Sarah Wiggum is a limited-time premium character that was released on August 17, 2018, during the Moe’s Ark 2018 Event, as part of Sarah Wiggum Gil Deal. Post
Alice Glick is a limited-time FREEMIUM character that was released on January 9, 2019, as part of the Not Yet Spring Cleaning 2019 Event. Post
Jenda is a limited-time FREEMIUM character that was released on February 6, 2019, during the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Gloria is a limited-time FREEMIUM character that was released on February 13, 2019, as part of the Love, Springfieldian Style 2019 Event. Post
Like Girls, none of the Women from the Bracket Battle had entered our game at the 12 month retrospective. While a few have joined over the past few weeks in 2019, Judge Harm, Gov. Bailey, Coach Pommelhorse, and Bea all remain absent from our games.
So while 17 characters had entered our game at the time of the 12 month retrospective, over the past 18 months that number has risen to 40. Of the 40, which one were you most excited to see? Most of you know I’d been rooting for the Nerds for several years, so to have Benjamin, Doug, and Gary in our games was my favourite from the Bracket Battle. Of the characters left, who are your top 3 most desired? Anyone you don’t want to see in our games? Be sure to sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you.
What about the big man in the little car, Ian (Very Tall Man) from 22 Short Films About Springfield?
Someone wrote Dr. Zaeus. I second that. Also the characters from Family Guy and Futurama. Sonic Youth, Cheech and Chong, George and Barb Bush. Pepi. All Phil Hartman characters (to honor him for such memories as marrying Selma, badly representing the Simpson’s legal interests, and being a better Big Brother than Homer). The Carnies.
And even though she was introduced before, bring back Kodos. I missed her and want her.
The part that sticks out most is how much fun this was to play. Thanks again, S!
Personally I want a Mr Testaclese character, and a quest-line where kids are just cruel to him.
I’m not familiar with that character. What episode is he from? Do you have any pictures of the character?
A bit of misspelling. I don’t remember him either but found this : https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Dick_Testiclees
Would also love to see George HW and Bar with their house along with Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford at some point.
Also Cooder, Earnest Bordnine, Bill Gates, Mel Gibson, Jay Leno, Al Bundy.
So many other kids to still be added too including the girl with green eyes/glasses, rest of the Spucklers, Ham.
One of favorite episodes. Cooder would be greatt! Sadly voiced by the late Jim Varney (a.k.a Ernest P. Worrell)
See, I got this friend named.. Joey.. Jo-Jo.. Jr. Shabadoo?
I’m going to be laughing about this all day
That’s the worst name I’ve ever heard.
What about the “Boob Lady” from the Simpson’s movie?
Yes, she should definitely be added to game, although the best time for adding her would be during a winter-themed event because of all the snow, and she lives in a very snowy area.
Over the last 30 months, there have been 5 men (6 from the occasional Gil visit), 5 boys, 1 pet (4 from Pinchy, Tim Lovejoy’s dog walking task and Lou or a cow that looks like Lou appearing at Cheddarbarrel Farm), 5 combos or 11 characters from combos, 4 doppelgangers, 5 one hit wonders, 5 girls (6 including Alaska Nebraska) and 4 women from the bracket challenge have made it to the game. In the game, 30 of these characters are premium and 10 of them are free or prizes when they were first released as well as 3 of them appearing in the game but not as characters just in a way.
It’s great that recent event have been bringing in more memorable buildings, characters and decorations with some more of them being available as prizes in events. I’d like to see more pets as characters or NPCs in the game since there isn’t many of them but I would like to see Sir Oinks a Lot, Raymond Bird and Laddie to appear and add to the animal population.
Is there a Pinchy character in the game?
Kind of, its not the Pinchy we know from the show but a crobster (crab and lobster) clone of Pinchy at the Soilant Red factory from the Superheroes 2 event in 2016. It’s isn’t a character with tasks or an NPC but part of the factory as some of the building’s skins.
We might get the first Pinchy someday who I hope would be a full character since he can have tasks like “Chase Birds”, “Have a Hot Bath” and “Go for a Walk”.
Those tasks would be hilarious. Here’s to hoping they include him as a character some time soon. Hint. Hint 😉
I have a bad feeling there’s gonna be another week long break that feels like eternity, not only for this event. For all multi events. I just have to suck it up and try to think of the good side. I really what new content soon tho.
I’d like to see Karl added. The most underrated one hit wonder character.
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Karl and John were two of my favorite characters, years before I knew what they had in common 😉
What about Pepsi, I mean Pepi???
Oh god Pepi! Yes please!
I’m hoping they eventually add Homer. It seems like a major oversight.
He’s not really that important of a character.
Homer? You mean the guy who wrote the Odyssey?
Much like Shakespeare who was falsely awarded authorship credit,
Homer didn’t write the Odyssey, his cousin did,
A fellow named Triple.
Yes there is a number of those characters we have not received to enter the game, yet still many that weren’t in the bracket, [besides the Phil Hartman characters] such as more upper-class/wealthy Springfield Hieght people, more Springfield students, more Theatrica/Artistic folks, puppies and dog training, Future characters, Non-Cannon story_telling versions/doppelgängers, and of course much more THOH doppelgängers.
Perhaps it’s time to have a new bracket battle 😛
Most desired? Mr. Sparkle, of course
He was offered…i forget when???…i have him in my town. Cracks me up😄
The post above actually tells you exactly when. And has a link to the original Should I Buy.
You guys write great posts. Thanks for all that wonderful info.
I’ve only wanted three things from this game from the very beginning (and have had 2 of them for a long time now). I wanted:
1. The egg from the StoneCutters
2. Lisa’s recycling plant
3. Lionel Hutz
So I guess EA doesn’t want to risk giving me my last wish because then I’d have nothing else left to play for
The Egg Concil Guy was introduced in April 2014
So it has the be reissued by EA at some Stonecutters Event or in “surprise” chest.
And I’ve been happy ever since
I need that egg council creep.
Hey guys remember to check your vault today, I just got Arnie pye and 3 quests launched.
Excellent results in-game! I’m probably most excited to get Mr Bergstrom. Lisa needs more good teachers.
Keep putting Phil Hartman characters in the bracket challenge and maybe EA will put them in. They don’t even need to be voiced! Just give us Troy McClure!!!!
I concur…bring on McClure! 😆
Just think of all his tasks!!!!!
“Be remembered from _____”
Hi, I’m Troy McClure! You might remember me from “The character you will buy for 350 donuts” and ” Hey EA, bring me back!”.
Wow! Has it been that long since Tappers voted on their favourite Characters in a bracket? Time sure does fly!
Sarah Wiggum gets tops for me (Tappers waited forever for her to be available!)
I guess we DO need more female representation, but is it a lack of women / girls in this Game App EA’s fault? or does The Simpson’s just has less female Characters / more male Characters?
While not on the list, I’m always hoping for Dr. Nick’s old friend, Mr. McGreg (With a leg for an arm and an arm for a leg).
Oh, great choice. Love it!
He will cost us an arm and a leg, so it will be a Gill Gunderson deal
You mean it will cost us a leg and an arm. (Get it, leg for an arm and arm for a leg) 🙂
You know that I’m not a native writer/speaker? So my English isn’t perfect and my sentences won’t be wordperfect 😁
No, your English was correct. The expression is “cost an arm and a leg”, as you stated. However, as the character has an arm for a leg and a leg for an arm, I was joking that the expression should have an arm for a leg and a leg for an arm and instead of being “cost an arm and a leg” should be “cost a leg and an arm”.
I get it😁
And thanks for you complement 😀
I LOVE that character.
I was the most excited when Roy was added to the game. He is my most favorite “Simpons” character besides the Simpson family themselves. Gil, John, and Karl are the only characters from the Bracket Battle who have not yet been added to the game that I want. Also, Gil should maybe also be offered as his own Gil Deal, and he should be given a permanent job that earns Donuts. And John should get comboed with his store, Cockamamie’s.
Or if you buy Gil you get a discount on future Gil deals.
Of course. That deal will give us another Gill, will give us another Gill,…… 🤣
I have reserved basement for Gill to live in and with a bowing alley below and above it🤣
Safi, I really like these bracket battles. For this summers, I think you should re-do the character one since we’ve had so many appear in the game now. It would be fun to have a post where the community could give you ideas/suggestions for which characters we still want and you could put those in the bracket. 🙂 Thanks for doing these, Safi!
Love the idea
I agree. A new Bracket Battle for characters should be done because there so many other popular characters out there that didn’t get included in the previous battle (which I didn’t get to vote on because I didn’t have, yet, at the time of the previous Bracket Battle). These are just some of the characters that I want added to the game: Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (either grouped together in a combo, or added separately. I don’t care how they’re added, I just want them in my Springfield); Fry, Leela, Bender, and Dr. Zoidberg (they are my favorite “Futurama” characters. Bender, at least, should be added, preferably with an animated “Babysit Maggie” job and comboed with his Pharaoh Bender skin, and his monument); the boob lady from “The Simpsons Movie”; Lady Gaga (not a fan of her work, but she should have been in the Homerpalooza event; the Green Day band as seen in the movie; and the other six monster minions from the Halloween 2018 (at least as NPC’s).
I want Fox! (On sooooo many levels…😍)
Also, I was thinking that if you definitely decide to do another Bracket Battle for characters, it should have 10 conferences instead of 8. In other words, in addition to having new sets of characters for all of the conferences listed above in your post, there should also be a conference for aliens, and a conference for monsters (and other supernatural entities), so that all of the popular aliens and monsters/supernatural entities that have not yet been added to the game can be represented in a Bracket Battle for characters as well.
Any Phil Hartman voiced character would be a great addition; however, it will likely never happen. My hope is 18 more characters are added before the game is shut down so I can reach 400 income-earning characters!
My hope is 218 more characters at least. 🙂
i am at 361 playable characters and uncountable number of costumes and NPCs
Is there a way to count them in a simple way?
I can’t think of a way with NPCs. As for just playable characters, the easiest way to count your characters is to have no characters sent on task, then go to the unemployment office and send x number of characters to a y hours length task and count how many additional characters you have that can’t be sent to a y hour task.
For instance, I can send 392 characters on a 4 hour task and then have 2 additional characters that don’t have a 4 hour task, so I have 394 playable characters.
That’s how I got my total playable characters
This would be assuming that you have no unfinished quests or daily tasks, since those characters that have a quest or a daily task to do do not count towards the totals at the unemployment office.
I made a list of all of the characters that are currently in the game, and I keep track of the ones that I have unlocked by highlighting them. You could do something similar and use different colored highlighters in order to separate the playable characters from the NPC’s, and the skins. Then you would be able to easily count the total number of characters that you have. I recommend, though, that you use a computer for making the list so that it is easier when adding new characters.
Thanks a lot Safi! I missed this bracket challenge, having discovered this community only in 2017, but it must have been epic 😀 I think I would have voted for Guy Incognito XD
I had to Google for that guy 😁
It Homer’s double 🤣
Here puff! Here puff!