Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The circus has arrived in Springfield! Well…three of them have arrived! Looking for a freak show? The Burnsum and Bailey Circus is here! Traditional circus? Ding-A-Ling Bros at your service! Feeling fancy? Then Cirque de Puree is for you. But which one will rein supreme? It’s up to you to find out in the latest event in TSTO…Cirque du Springfield!
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…
Once again we see another multi-event in Springfield. So love them, or hate them, they’re still here. So let’s all try to make the best of this…
Anywho….things kick off with a series of 6s tasks for Bart and Milhouse (and remember you have to be on Level 15 and have Marge unlocked to see the event)…
After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the Cirque du Springfield Event!
First, remember this was an app store update available for download. So if you haven’t already done so, and you don’t see the Splash Screen above (or a variation of it) for your game, or snow in your Springfield head to your app store and update TSTO. You may have to search the store for Tapped Out, as it doesn’t always appear on the update list initially…
Second, if you’re looking for details on what’s to come (beyond this first Act), so you can prep donuts, etc..check out the Spoilers post here.
Third, ALL of the details, as we post them, for this event will be linked on the Event Page here.
Now on with the details for Act 1!
Here’s EA’s event synopsis:
The Burnsum and Bailey Circus has brought the carnival freak show to Springfield, only to find that the Ding-A-Ling Bros. Circus got here first. Now the two are in direct competition to see who can win the hearts and minds of the locals.
While the two circuses are battling it out, Cirque de Puree arrives and immediately outclasses them both. The two rival circuses must now team up to convince the town that cirques aren’t even circuses and should be driven back to elitist coastal towns where they belong.
We should all know by now unless of course, you’re new to TSTO that the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.
Just like every large event recently, this is not your typical Major Event. And there are pros and cons to that, and everyone will find their own pros and cons. And some people’s pro will be someone else’s con.
As always, I just ask that you have an open mind, and reserve judgment until we’re into the event. It’s 5 weeks long, it should be fairly easy to complete, you’ll unlock a bunch of new prizes and no crafting to grind through, so let’s just have some good old-fashioned TSTO fun! And, as long as you don’t rush things, you won’t get bored because it’ll change each week!
Here’s the event schedule:
Act 1 Starts February 9th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts February 18th (FRIDAY)
Act 3 Starts February 27th (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts March 8th (TUESDAY)
Event Ends March 16th, 2022 (WEDNESDAY)
As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s. Once completed you’ll start the Super Freak questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow. This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.
Note: Some of you have mentioned you are having trouble getting the event to start. You need to download the latest update and the requirements for this are: Level 15 AND have Marge unlocked. It won’t trigger unless you’re there.
Milhouse: Bart, when’s it my turn?
Bart: You’ll get your turn when I say it’s your turn.
Milhouse: I thought when I shared my remote-control airplane, we’d actually SHARE it!
Bart: We ARE sharing it. I get to fly it, and you get to watch me.
Milhouse: Bart, look out! You’re going to crash into that tent! *toy airplane crashes*
Bart: *hands over controller* Okay, NOW it’s your turn.
Burnsum: Confound it. Who barn stormed my big top?! I forbid any looky-loos looky-looing at my extravaganza!
Bart: Extravaganza? What the heck is this?
Burnsum: Only the most popular circus in the world. The Burnsum and Bailey Circus!
Bart: Sure it is, P.T. Blowhard.
Burnsum: You’ll dance to a different calliope when you see the greatest freak show on Earth!
Bart: Freak show?! I’m in!
Make Bart Check Out the Circus– 6s
Make Milhouse Try to Find His Toy Airplane- 6s
And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…
(and yes, just like I did for the past multi-events, I’ll be posting full dialogue for this one before the next act starts)
Now let’s talk about what’s included…
Here’s the Act 1 Synopsis from EA:
The Burnsum and Bailey Circus arrives in Springfield, ready to delight the locals with its carnival freak show. With Burnsum’s headline attraction at the helm, the trapezing Marguerite, Springfield is quickly swept up with circus fever.
Everyone in town is now talking about Burnsum’s circus and things are looking up for the old-timey ringmaster, that is until the Ding-A-Ling Bros. Circus steps in. They declare that Springfield was theirs first, and vow to drive Burnsum and Bailey out of town to regain their circus monopoly.
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 1:
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Burnsum (New 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.
Here’s what’s included today:
Both promos will be available in the store until the event ends on March 16th.
Phineas Q Butterfats*
Tunnel of Love*
Up Up and Buffet*
Montgomery Burns State Prison*
National Bank of Springfield*
Death Mountain and/or Dr. Colossus*
Spider Pig & Crap Silo*
P-Rex & Tar Pits*
Zenith City Times
Space Training Center
Cletus’s Dice Den
Homer’s House of Cards
Impulse Wedding Chapel
Nero’s Palace Casino
Tourist Information Center
Radstation Air Fortress*
Der Krazy Kraut*
She She Lounge*
Le Krusty Burger*
Filthy Angel’s Orphanage*
Rio Day’s Inn Ero*
Zip Zap and Za*
Juvenile Correction Facility*
Hard Lad Nightclub
Books! Books! And Additional Books!
Ziff Bouvier Mansion
Captain Mordecai’s Boat
Ziff Wedding Home
All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on March 16th. Also, I’m not doing new SIB posts for the returning content. So I’ve linked the previous posts (where available) for you to review here. And I will also linked them on the Event Page for you to find later in the event.
Here’s the returning content…
Butterfly Tent– 20
Dunk the Monk– 20
Pageant Stage– 40
Kitchen Carnival– 40
Chopper Ride*– 45
Strongman Homer*– 50
The Paralyzer*– 50
Ba’al Pit– 70
Freak Show Tent– 80
Traveling Circus– 85
Safari Casino– 100
Exotic Petting Zoo*– 100
Carnival Float*– 120
Twirl ‘N Hurl*-150
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 1 of the Cirque du Springfield 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!