The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 1, Prizes 1-3, Go Go Ray, Balloon Archway, and Boucehouse

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time for another fun and exciting event prize post!  This time around, more decorations…oh boy!  Act 1 consists of 3 new decorations, 1 Mystery Box Token, and 1 new character.  So at least we’ve got a character to balance out all those decorations…

So let’s take a look at the prizes on the Act 1 Van Houtens Prize Track: Go-Go Ray, Balloon Archway, and Milhouse Boucehouse…

First up, Go-Go Ray…

How You Unlock it:
Birthday Party for One Pt. 1
Make Milhouse Hand Bart a Crowbar- 4hrs
Make Bart Prepare His Latest Prank- 4hrs
Collect Party Hats- 4hrs, x115.

Once achieved you’ll unlock the ray…

Other Details:
Item: Go-Go Ray
Size: 1×1
Build Time:
Instant
Earns:
Nothing, a decoration
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Task:
Bart (w/ Skinner) has a 4hr animated task there (Activate the Go-Go Ray)
What Does It Do?:
Animated when tapped, and great animation when in use (see below).  As an added bonus, when the task completes you’ll have two Skinners in Springfield for a brief moment (see below)
WDTCF: “Duffless” S4, E16


Next up, prize 2, Balloon Archway…

How You Unlock it:
Birthday Party for One Pt. 2
Make Bart Activate the Go-Go Ray- 4hrs
Make Milhouse Laugh Hysterically- 4hrs
Collect Party Hats- 4hrs, x95.

Once achieved you’ll unlock the Balloons…

Other Details:
Item:
Balloon Archway
Size: 1×7
Build Time:
Instant
Earns:
Nothing
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Task:
N/A
What Does It Do?:
Nothing, just an archway of Balloons
WDTCF: “Let’s Go Fly a Coot” S26, E20


Next up, prize 3, the Milhouse Bounce House…

How You Unlock it:
Birthday Party for One Pt. 3
Make Bart Enjoy the Bounce House All to Himself – 4hrs
Make Milhouse Wait for His Friends- 4hrs
Collect Party Hats- 4hrs, x95.

Once achieved you’ll unlock the bounce house…

Other Details:
Item:
Milhouse Bounce House
Size:
3×3
Build Time:
Instant
Earns:
nothing, decoration
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
Can Be Placed:
grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Task:
None
What Does It Do: Animated when tapped
WDTCF: “Let’s Go Fly a Coot” S26, E20


And that’s it my friends, the details on the first round of Act 1 Van Houtens Prizes

Up next? Annika

Thoughts on act 1?  How are you doing with the prize track? Still, working on it? Sound off below!

18 responses to “The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 1, Prizes 1-3, Go Go Ray, Balloon Archway, and Boucehouse

  1. The Go-Go Ray is a fun decoration with a great animation for Bart and Skinner plus the task is used in the main questline. I like that it shoots a little beam of Go-Go energy in front of it so someone else can enjoy the effects of the Go-Go Ray. I haven’t found a place for it yet but I might either put it with other science items or with Milhouse’s birthday party stuff.
    🕺🔫🔬
    The Milhouse Balloon Archway is a neat looking decoration which I used as the entrance to my Milhouse birthday party area when I get more items later in the event. I was a bit disappointed that it doesn’t have a little animation and that you can’t get roads through it but it does have a sound with it which is good.
    🎈🎁🎂
    The Milhouse Bounce House is a fun looking decoration that captures Milhouse’s image. The animation and sound with it is cool but its smaller than I thought it would’ve been since its a little smaller than the moon bounce. I put it in my Milhouse birthday party area in my town.
    🎉🏠🌞

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  2. Love the go go Ray!!!! The balloon arch is neat too…..🎈🎈🎈

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  3. Cannot connect to server, repeat, repeat🤬 same old problem. Cmon EA put some new batteries in the fookin thing.

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  4. I’m loving all of these. This is already shaping up to be my favorite content update of the year, so far. And my token brought me my long anticipated Nikki McKenna. Call me a bliss ninny!

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  5. I like the ray gun animation but am struggling to find a place for it!

    The balloon arch is nice but makes a very weird sound when tapped 🤔

    The bounce house is rather difficult to find a place for too, wish it had a task aswell.

    Completed all 5 prizes yesterday, got Dondelinger from the mystery box!

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  6. Go-Go Ray – it’s worth keeping just for the 4 Hour Bart Simpson Task with Principal Skinner (kind of cool that this creates 2 Skinners!) 👍🏻

    The rest is utter Crap (unless they are involved with Act 2’s Questline? both are getting Stored!) 👎🏻

    Act 1 ‘s strengths are Characters & Building (my concern is always due to the overwhelming amount of Crap Prizes in Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 …. and then you lose interest in an Event). At least we have a Premium Combo to compensate. 😉

    Stay Safe

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    • I prefer the esthetics of the “utter crap”. But that might just be me.

      As far as the 4 hour task involving two characters, if the employment office won’t send them on that task, that it won’t be something that I send them on after the initial quest line. On top of that, how many other 4 hour tasks do we have available. If the employment office would randomly assign tasks available (with a priority for combo and visual tasks) that would be pretty cool.

      But we know the likelihood of that happening. Perhaps you can run downtown and see if they would put some odds on that.

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      • If I didn’t have almost 8 years of Decor to go through, I would reconsider …. but it truly is those things that allow for Character Tasks that I appreciate (there are a few amusing things that are fun to keep and Tap in Game App) ☺️

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  7. I like the balloon arch and the bounce house. Not to fussy for the other.

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  8. I was just wondering when chapter 2 it’s gonna be released?

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  9. Anyone else having trouble logging in? I’ve gotten Annika and sent her on a quest but since I’ve been unable to login. Spinning donut but not syncing, been like that for over a day.

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