Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 8

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 (spoiler on splash screen 64 here). 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


With 884 votes, here are the results from last week:

FORGETTABLE EVENTS: 2017 Time Travel Toaster (32nd splash screen) with 62.6% defeated 2019 Game of Games (44th splash screen) with 37.4%

HOLIDAYS: 2014 Easter (12th splash screen) with 67.3% destroyed 2019 Thanksgiving (47th splash screen) with 32.7%

CHRISTMAS: 2015/16 Winter (23rd splash screen) with 50.3% barely beat 2019 Christmas (48th splash screen) with 49.7% by just 2 votes

NEW SCHOOL: 2022 Cirque du Springfield (62nd splash screen) with 52.8% barely beat 2021 Rise of the Robots (56th splash screen) with 47.2%


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


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


Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday July 29th.

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 last week’s results? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.

8 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 8

  1. Given that 40 years ago next month, SWMBO and I got married in a church almost exactly 2 miles from Stonehenge, one of them really wasn’t a difficult choice 🙂

  2. Good morning everybody !!!
    I missed a couple of weeks. Can I somehow go back and vote 🗳 on the weeks 🤔 I missed?

    • The polls are still open and you could vote. However, I check the results every Friday at noon and create the next post based on that. So any votes after noon Eastern Friday do not effect the outcome of the vote.

  3. Here we go, Splash Screens Bracket Battle Royale, with my votes this week:


    2018 Bart Royale


    2019 Love Springfieldian Style


    2017 Christmas


    2021 Springfield Enlightenment

    Once again, thank you Safi! 😀👍🏻

  4. Wow…these are getting tough….Stonehenge..vs….Christmas Flying Saucer……deja vu?….anyone?…type it out.

  5. Voted. 👍👍👍

  6. It was “sever” years ago?
    (Sorry, OCD, can’t help it…)

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