Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Murky water, tress have changed colors, and leaves are blowing in Springfield, that can only mean one thing…the annual Treehouse of Horror update is upon us! Yes, with this annual event we never know if we’ll get a trick or a treat, if it’ll be Halloween-y or spoof-y…but it arrives in our pocket-sized towns nonetheless year after year. And this year, marks the 10th…yes the TENTH…Treehouse of Horror update in TSTO. So what does EA have in store for us this year? Dinosaurs! In true Treehouse of Horror spoof style. As always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…
Remember, this is the FINAL Act of the event. So Act 4 and all other previous Acts will be leaving our games in 8 days…November 10th. So finish up the prize tracks before November 10th.
Things kick off for Act 4 with some dialogue between Lisa, Frink, Quimby, and Homer…
Lisa: Mad science has failed and dinosaurs are still terrorizing our town. Can we please try some real science for a change?
Frink: Lisa is correct. Real science is cool…well, not cool but it’s worth a try!
Quimby: What sort of real science are we talking about?
Lisa: We can engineer a retrovirus that would—
Frink: Oo, lasers! Lime green lasers!
Homer: *chants* LASERS! LASERS! LASERS!
Quimby: Lasers it is!
This triggers the Act 4 questline, Better Fighting Through Science and is followed by 2 hr tasks for Lisa, Frink, and Homer, as well as a task to collect Act 4 Currency (155), and a task to collect/tap 15 dinosaurs. Better Fighting Through Science is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of this Act’s prizes.
Let’s take a look at what else is in store during Act 4…
Here’s the Act 4 Synopsis from EA:
Lisa makes an impassioned plea to try to solve the dinosaur dilemma with real science, and everyone agrees. Unfortunately, “real science” in this instance means letting Frink use a special ray gun to enlarge and animate the town’s advertising mascots. The now-sentient Lard Lad statue agrees to lead the giants against the dinosaurs, but after Grampasaurus convinces them the humans can’t be trusted, the giant signs decide to join the dinosaurs in wrecking the city. Frink then unveils his Plan B – shrinking the Simpsons down to microscopic size in the bionaut ship and injecting them into Grampasaurus. At first Homer gets the Simpsons lost inside Grampasaurus’ body, but Marge gets them back on track and into Grampasaurus’ brain. Lisa injects him with a serum that makes him compliant to orders, and Frink is able to direct him to lead all the dinosaurs back into their secure enclosure at Geriatric Park.
As I stated above, you’ll go right into Better Fighting Through Science questline, which is what the Act 4 story will follow. This questline is how you’ll unlock the Act 4 prizes.
The currency we’re working on collecting for Act 4…
DO NOT FORGET TO SCROLL UP AND DOWN IN THE TASK BOXES (PICTURED ABOVE) TO BE SURE TO COMPLETE ALL TASKS FOR EACH PART.
I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this. So don’t forget to SCROLL!
Here are the prizes for Part 4:
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 4:
Mecha Chalmers (Premium)
Panther Marge (Premium)
Sentient Lard Lad Statue (Premium)
Each Act will have a new premium character that will earn event currency. From what I can see, based on the info from EA, characters will be used throughout the entire event. So Act 1 will be used in Act 2, 3, and 4…etc.
Act 1/Act 2/Act 3 Prizes
These are STILL unlockable if you haven’t completed that prize track. You have until the event ends to unlock ALL the prizes. So keep going with the earlier Acts if you haven’t yet finished it. You have until November 10th to finish those…
Here’s what’s included today…
All other returning content, that arrived during Act 1 remains until the event ends. (including the Mystery Box )
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 4 of the THOH XXXII Event!
Your thoughts on the event? Thoughts on the content? Excited to see the storyline? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!