Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 1

It was seven years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are seven years later, and it’s time for our eighth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. It is equally debatable how long The Simpsons will keep going. But what isn’t debatable is that there have been A LOT of amazing splash screens in Tapped Out. 63 in fact. before this Bracket Battle begins, with the 64th releasing pretty soon. But which of the splash screens has truly been the best? With that in mind, we present to you TSTO Addicts’ The Best Splash Screen Bracket Battle.

We created a Bracket of all 63 awesome splash screens of Tapped Out; and saved a spot for the soon to be released 64th splash screen. We discussed this Bracket in a very special episode of Addicts Live you can watch here.

All 64 splash screens will battle each other in six rounds of head-to-head matchups, that we hope produces the most debate in the comments below. Every Saturday over summer, we’ll post that week’s matchups and your votes will determine which splash screen advances to the next round, until we’ve crowned “The Best Splash Screen” on Saturday September 10th.

Quickly, some general housekeeping rules and guidelines:
– The 64 splash screens are sorted into 8 conferences: Memorable Events, Forgettable Events, Game Changers, Holidays, Halloween, Christmas, Old School, and New School splash screens.
– Weekly matchups will be posted on Saturday and voting will remain open for over 6 days until noon EDT the following Friday.
– The schedule of matchups is as follows:
o Saturday June 4th – Week 1 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday June 11th – Week 2 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday June 18th – Week 3 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday June 25th – Week 4 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday July 2nd – Week 5 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday July 9th – Week 6 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday July 16th – Week 7 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday July 23rd – Week 8 of Round 1 matchups
o Saturday July 30th – Week 1 of Round 2 matchups
o Saturday August 6th – Week 2 of Round 2 matchups
o Saturday August 13th – Conference Final matchups
o Saturday August 20th – The Quarterfinal matchups
o Saturday August 27th – The Final Four Semifinals matchups
o Saturday September 3rd – The Championship Finals matchup
o Saturday September 10th – The winner is unveiled


Here’s the Bracket unveiled (click on image to view enlarged version):

Now without further ado, our first set of head-to-head matchups:


Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday June 10th.

What are your thoughts on this weeks four matchups? Of the four matchups above, which was the easiest decision and which was the hardest? What do you think of the bracket? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.

12 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 1

  1. Italian Beauty

    Memorable: Don’t really like either one
    Game Changers: 2013 Squidport
    Halloween: 2014 Halloween
    Old School: 2012 Very First

  2. Trust Safi to come up with another awesome Bracket Battle Royale and it’s going to be fun to vote for one’s favourite Splash Screens – here are my choices (it’s not about winning, it’s about sharing what you enjoy!) 😀👍🏻

    2015 Superheroes

    Game Changer
    2021 Northward Bound

    Halloween 🎃
    2014 Halloween

    Old School
    2014 Clash Of Clones

  3. I’m happy to see the splash screens get some love! One question though… When I used to play on both my Kindle Fire and my iPad, that splash screens were slightly different…IIRC, surprisingly, I think my 7 or 8 inch Kindle Fire showed more of the splash screen than my nice 10″ iPad Pro! So which version are you using for the bracket battle?

  4. Whenever I fire up Bluestacks on my new laptop it shows the old Halloween one and the first few times I saw that I was off to the Play Store thinking there’d been an unexpected update !! 😂🤔🙃

    Gonna give it a day or three and then vote, dithering on a couple so I either make my mind up or go on instinct and stick with what I tap 😊

  5. Done and done.

  6. Northward Bound for the win!

  7. This is a great bracket! Excited to relive all the splash screens again!

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