Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Spending actual cash on donuts for an item is once again here in TSTO. This is something EA’s been rolling out over the last few years, and it’s a new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them) Where they attach a limited-time, item to one of the donut bundles sometimes in addition to bonus donuts. This is the first time I recall seeing a limited-time BUILDING attached to this though…
And I want to be perfectly clear…you do not need to buy these items for the event itself. You can still play this game, and complete all the tasks and prizes, 100% free. These cash-for-items are a new type of premium currency…because donuts have been so devalued with donut farming.
This time around we’re being offered Chili Blasters + an animated task for Homer, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US)..no bonus this time around. While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Chili Blasters and anything else you might be curious about.
So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy…
So what is the deal? When you can find it in the Currency Tab of your Store (also by hitting Get More)…
Basically, spend $9.99 on a Tray of 132 donuts and you get Chili Blasters (building) plus a new animated task for Homer.
And yes, for those outside of the US I know my price is probably lower than yours. EA only charges 9.99 USD for this package…anything over that that you are currently paying goes to Google/Apple/Amazon for Tax and Duty etc. EA only collects the 9.99.
It’s nice to see EA sticking with the $9.99 price point on this, but considering this is a building and NOT a character I wish it was offered at the $4.99 price point. But that’s just me…
So here’s a breakdown on Chili Blasters…
-Building for Springfield
-11×6 in size
-Improves Consumerism +20
-Can Be placed on grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
-Homer has a 4hr visual task there (Eat Chili) which earns the standard $175, 45xp
-Comes with some short dialogue and a task for Homer
-From “E Pluribus Wiggum” S19, E10
Here’s a look at the dialogue it comes with…
Homer: Hi there. Let’s see… I think I’ll take a number three with a diet Buzz Cola.
Squeaky Voice Teen: What spiciness level on the chili? It goes from one to INSANE.
Squeaky Voice Teen: Yes, that. Ok, “Insane”. Got it. And what chili firehose pressure? It goes from “water leak” to “full scale riot”.
Homer: I’ll take it full scale. And put your thumb in front of the hose so it gets stronger.
Squeaky Voice Teen: Okay, now sign this waiver and open wide.
Make Homer Eat Chili- 4hrs
And for those curious what the task looks like for Homer, here’s a little video I recorded of it in my game…
That’s pretty much it on Chili Blasters. A fun building, with a fun animated task for Homer. I did pick it up, but again I wish the price point was at $4.99 vs. $9.99…but I still got it anyway.
What are your thoughts on Chili Blasters? Have you made the purchase? Will you be making the purchase? Thoughts on Homer’s task? Sound off below you know we love hearing from you!