Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 10

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 1,769 votes, here are the results from last week:

MEMORABLE EVENTS: 2015 Superheroes 1 (17th splash screen) with 84.8% destroyed 2016 SciFi/Future (27th splash screen) with 15.2%

FORGETTABLE EVENTS: 2016 Wild West (25th splash screen) with 69.8% defeated 2018 Moe’s Ark (40th splash screen) with 30.2%

GAME CHANGERS: 2015 Monorail (20th splash screen) with 52.8% barely beat 2021 Northward Bound (60th splash screen) with 47.2%

HOLIDAYS: 2021 Love and War (55th splash screen) with 54.8% barely beat 2019 Love Springfieldian Style (43rd splash screen) with 45.2%

HALLOWEEN: 2014 Halloween (15th splash screen) with 66.0% defeated 2017 Halloween (34th splash screen) with 34.0%

CHRISTMAS: 2014 Christmas/Winter (16th splash screen) with 59.0% defeated 2017 Christmas (36th splash screen) with 41.0%

OLD SCHOOL: 2013 Whacking Day (5th splash screen) with 53.8% barely beat 2012 Very First (1st splash screen) with 46.2%

NEW SCHOOL: 2021 Springfield Enlightened (57th splash screen) with 63.7% defeated 2020 Game of Games Sequel (51st splash screen) with 36.3%


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


Now without further ado, our second set of Round 2 head-to-head matchups:

Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday August 12th.

What are your thoughts on this weeks eight matchups? Of the eight 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.



7 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 10

  1. Northward Bound lost to Monorail? Wow…

    • Absolutely not surprised, when I see the lack of creativity in most towns…

    • Both were Game Changers, however I believe you’re going to find Monorail wins because of ‘that Episode’ (and the fact we keep getting new Monorail Stations). Now, if more people would vote …..

    • That was the matchup I was most looking forward to in Round 2. Both are amazing Splash Screens. I too had figured Northward Bound would edge it out. But not too surprise Monorail edged it out. I would have been shocked if either destroyed the other in the vote.

  2. It’s fun getting to see splash screen from prior to when I started playing in the summer of 2014 (shortly before Clash of Clones started)!

    • I look back on those 2013-2014 Splash Screens and go “there have been numerous experiences in this Game App for a decade ” (you will not find many Game Apps or smartphones lasting this long – maybe Sims from EA and that’s it). 😀

  3. Happy Saturday and a hearty thank you once again to Safi for the Battle Royale over Splash Screens (voting results are looking tight, we got winners and no losers, maybe we’ll get more voters?)


    2016 Casino


    2017 Time Travel


    2018 Itchy and Scratchy Land


    2014 St. Valentine’s


    2016 Halloween


    2015 – 2016 Winter


    2013 Halloween 🎃


    2022 Cirque du Springfield

    Voting is easy
    I accept the voting results
    I wish more would participate
    I’m glad for those who do participate (I enjoy seeing what others voted for)
    You know it’s an old Splash Screen when it’s not formatted for device larger than 6.1″ 😅

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