Hell on Wheels is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

🎶Get your motor runnin’. Head out on the highway.  Lookin’ for adventure. Whatever comes our way.🎶 

Rev those engines Tappers because Hell on Wheels has arrived! Which car will be the king of the derby?  Well, it’s up to you to find out in TSTO’s latest update…Hell on Wheels! 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 Homer and Marge…

After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the Hell on Wheels 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:

When Homer’s car breaks down and dies for real, Homer happily piles the family into Marge’s wagon
and sets out on a quest to buy a new car. Unfortunately, Homer’s credit quickly rules out “new” and possibly even “car”. From Kliff’s Kar Chalet to the Auto Yard to Crazy Vaclav’s Place of Automobiles to the Springfield Auto Show, Homer’s dreams of a new car he can be proud of come to naught.

Homer’s problem is solved when he receives a self-driving smart car from the CarGo company as part of a special promotion. While Homer and Marge are off celebrating their good fortune at dinner, Bart tricks the smart car into driving him and Lisa around town. Unfortunately, Bart’s constant gibes at the smart car cause it to attempt to prove its automotive superiority by driving them straight into the middle of the Springfield Demolition Derby!

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 April 13th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts April 22nd  (FRIDAY)

Act 3 Starts May 1st (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts May 10th (TUESDAY)

Event Ends May 18th, 2022 (WEDNESDAY)

As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s.   Once completed you’ll start the Of Clunkers and Junkers questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow.  This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.

End of the Road

Marge: As soon as we get home, I have some chores for you.
Homer: Are they real jobs or just those six second thingies?
Marge: Homer, what’s that clunking noise?
Homer: I’m probably having another heart attack. Let me pull into Flanders’ driveway and you can use his defibrillator on me. Then a couple weeks of paid time off thanks to Obamacare and I’ll hatch a new get-rich-quick scheme and—
Marge: I don’t think that’s your heart. I think it’s the car.
Homer: The car? We can’t afford that! It’s gotta be my heart! Give me ten ccs of pork rinds, stat!
Make Homer Try to Induce a Heart Attack– 6s
Make Marge Take Away the Pork Rinds- 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:

When Homer’s car starts making strange noises, and Marge convinces him it’s not his heart, Homer
takes his car to a garage to get it checked out, where it promptly dies (the car, not his heart). Homer
leads the family on a quest to find his new car. Their first stop is Kliff’s Kar Chalet, where Kliff quickly
talks Homer into agreeing to buy a ridiculously overpriced and over-accessorized truck, but when Kliff runs credit, he sends the Simpsons away to  someplace that he says is more in their price range: the Auto Yard, which is basically just a dump.


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!

Currency Act 1, Mufflers:

Here are the prizes for Part 1:

Gasso Station (Building)- Of Clunkers and Junkers Pt. 1 and 115

Billy (Character)- Of Clunkers and Junkers Pt. 2 and 115

Renter-Prise Dent-A-Car (Building)- Of Clunkers and Junkers Pt. 3 and 115

Road Monster XXXL 550 (Decoration- Of Clunkers and Junkers Pt. 4 and 155

Auto Yard (Building- Of Clunkers and Junkers Pt. 5 and 195

Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked. 

Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Kliff (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. 

Characters earn:

5 /4hrs for Freemium
8 /4hrs for New Premium

The Store

Here’s what’s included today:

New stuff…

  Kliff’s Car Chalet & Kliff– 150 .  Will earn event currency for the entire event.

Donut Promos

Truckasaurus II + a Tray of 132 Donuts- $9.99 USD.

The promos will be available in the store until the event ends on May 18th


Mystery Boxes…

Hell on Wheels-  Mystery Box Token Only.  Includes:

Parking LotLotLot
Demon Car
Crashed Police Car
Poochie’s Car
Pride Car
Parked Hover Car
Secret Agent Car
The Collector’s Car
Electric Car Bundle
Homer’s Motorcycle
Crappy RV
Reunion Limo
Party Limo
Future Limo
Fire Truck
Truck Shack
Perfect Beer Truck
Cletus Monster Truck
EPA Truck
Cheese Truck
Reindeer Burger Truck
Movementarian Ad Truck
Simpsons Hover Car
Lisa’s Kiddie Car
Go Kart Track
Stardust Drive-In

 Returning Premium:

All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on May 18th.  Also, I’m not doing new SIB posts for the returning content.
I’ll be honest with you guys…I’m just short on time and something has to give.  So it’s going to be linking the returning content. It takes a ton of time up on my end, and if you’re interested in something you can easily find it by using the handy dandy search feature on this site (if it’s in the game, odds are we’ve written about it).  If I have time later in the event I’ll go back and relink…but for now this is the best I can do.  Thank you for understanding. 

Here’s the returning content…

Shattered Dreams Mystery Box

Exploring this myself….will have a separate post about this once I have it assessed.

Note: This will NOT launch until you’ve finished the event prizes. So you won’t see anything until May, for now you’ll just collect tokens when available. 

And that’s it my friends.  The details of Act 1 of the Hell on Wheels 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!

28 responses to “Hell on Wheels is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

  1. Thanks, Alissa

  2. Any word on if the Mexican Duffman skin will be available on its own, like it has been in the past for users who already have Duffman?

    • If you don’t own the skin and it’s not in your store, then you have your answer. I can’t physically check because either I have him in my games or I don’t have it. I don’t have a game where I have just duffman and no other skins, unfortunately.

  3. Do you know if there will be any easter event or Easter items this year?

  4. mr.rooney.to.you

    Wash rinse repeat 🚗🚗🚗

  5. ThankYou for the clarification on shattered dreams ….. I earned a token today & was confused why I wasn’t seeing a shattered dreams mystery box….. is there a place where we can keep track of how many tokens we’ve earned ?

  6. No Ian with his vw bug… 😢

  7. I’d thought after reading this post, that I’d have Steppenwolf as an earworm…

    ­ ­ Nope!

    I have Johnny Hates Jazz stuck in my head!! :/

  8. Greg Jablynski

    In the picture it says the “Shattered dreams” mystery box returns between events. So does this mean it won’t show up until this event
    is over?

    • that’s what we’re thinking. i’m going to do a separate post on it…but that’s what it seems like

    • Will your dreams be shattered if the Shattered Dreams mystery box fails to materialize?

      • I wanted to be the first man to take a jar of pickle and a box of crackers and go eat the cheese the moon is made of.
        Wallace and Grommit beat me to it so there goes that for a dream . . . 🤪

        • I wanted Wallace’s sidecar outfit, complete with the Thunderbirds style launch sequence, for the longest time after “A Close Shave” came out….

          And I was 35 when it was released! :-p :-p :-p

  9. I see in my Hell On Wheels mystery box they gave me the go-kart track. I already have that in my springfield. I thought it was a unique item when it came out August 3rd, 2016.
    Is this no longer the case? I went to check and it didn’t say it was unique meaning one only. Just says limited time offer.

    • I was wondering the same thing.

      Plus, as there is a mini-game part to it, will it behave like the Scratch-R tickets? Meaning that the race will reset even with multiple deco/buildings

  10. Very interested in this shattered dreams mystery box.

    I was hoping for a few more returning characters for sale but I can understand why we didn’t get many with it being a car themed event.

  11. Act 1

    HIGH – 2/3 looks Fun 😊
    Prizes Gasso Station (Building), Billy (Character), Renter-Prise Dent-A-Car (Building) I will gladly Tap away for that!

    LOW – 1/3 is Dumb 🙄
    Prizes Road Monster XXXL 550 (Decor) Auto Yard (Building – looks huge!) I won’t not Tap for this!

    Premium Character Combo – Kliff’s Car Chalet (Building) & Kliff (Character) meh I don’t have an interest in it, but if you do? – go for it ’cause this Content comes from ‘Miracle on Evergreen Terrace’ (a good Episode!) 🤔

    Truckasaurus II + a Tray of 132 Donuts for $9.99 (nope! not worth the real 💵’s! Come on EA you can do better than this!) 🥱

    Character dialogue is great (kudos to the writers!) 😅 and I’m not rushing with 🍩’s (I’m actually taking time to read the Character dialogue!) 😊

  12. I’m so excited for this one! After the “slow” start of 2022 from meh events (like the first military themed) to… just ok events (like the circus themed), this one really makes me happy! Can’t wait to unlock all prizes and see how the story ends!

    I’m also very interested to see what’s up with the new Shattered Dreams Mystery Box and from what I can tell so far is that we have to wait until May 18th to see what’s all about, as it is “stated” that will be available in between events. Just collecting tokens until then…

    • I think you’re right about the shattered dreams mystery box. I also agree that this event is full of cool prizes and buildings and characters. The dialogue is usually great, so this should be a fun event!….and when it ends, there will be something new waiting.

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