Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Lights! Camera! Actions! Krusty’s making a Sands of Space squeal, but will his movie survive the studio’s crazy crossover? Only time..and 5 weeks of tapping will tell!
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 Lisa and Bart…
After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the Showbiz Showdown 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:
Polystar Pictures is after another blockbuster film, and they’ve recruited Krusty to direct a reboot to his movie, “The Sands of Space”. Krusty agrees, but only on the condition that he be allowed total creative freedom.
Filming starts in Springfield and things are going well, until Polystar Pictures starts mandating that Krusty include characters from their other IPs into the movie. Krusty objects, but then realizes that the fine print in his contract states Polystar Pictures retains the right to retcon crossovers. The next thing he knows, the Marble and Cosmic Wars universes are taking over his film! Will he be able to right the ship and deliver a reboot true to his vision?
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.
Looking through this event I’m going to say right off the bat…this isn’t high on my list of “great” TSTO events for 2022. It looks like they really wanted to try out a concept and had to reach to find prizes/items to fill out a full event. Every questline (outside the main questline) is short (only 3 parts), there aren’t a ton of characters, and this entire event will be VERY decoration heavy. Take that for what it’s worth. I choose to look at it like, summer is winding down. I’ve got a lot of things I want to do in the next month +, especially before we get into the end of the year grind (Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas)…so an event like this, while not spectacular, may just be what we all need to glide into our favorite TSTO times of the year….
So as always, keep an open mind and try to find the good. Life’s just better when you try and find the good in situations… 🙂
Here’s the event schedule:
Act 1 Starts August 10th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts August 19th (FRIDAY)
Act 3 Starts August 28th (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts September 6th (TUESDAY)
Event Ends September 14th, 2022 (WEDNESDAY)
As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s. Once completed you’ll start the Dog and Phony Show questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow. This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.
A Show Whopper
Kent Brockman: Kent Brockman coming to you live from Polystar Pictures, where the multinational film company has a big announcement!
Polystar Executive: Polystar is bringing Hollywood to Springfield!
Marge: Dear God, no!
Polystar Executive: Don’t worry. Not the crappy part. We want to hear movie ideas…anything you have in your head!
Homer: I have a lot in my head!
Bart: Besides crayons and Q-Tips?
Homer: I’ll pitch my ghost that wins the lottery idea!
Polystar Executive Note, participation is restricted to children only.
Homer: Stupid Hollywood executives and your family-friendly branding!
Bart: Cool! Polystar Pictures owns the rights to Cosmic Wars AND the Marble Universe. I’ve got a ton of crossover ideas.
Lisa: Crossovers and the superhero genre? Count me out.
Bart: You do know that Polystar Pictures owns the rights to Malibu Stacy, right? They might be up for a Malibu romance. Blech.
Lisa: I’ll get our bikes!
Make Lisa Bike to the Audience Research Site- 6s
Make Bart Bike to the Audience Research Site- 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:
A Polystar executive is discussing the results of their recent audience testing in a meeting when it’s suggested that Polystar Pictures reboots Krusty’s old film, “The Sands of Space”. When they realize that they don’t own the rights to that movie anymore, they immediately buyout Krustylu Studios in order to secure the filming rights to the film.
The only problem now is that Krusty is still contractually tied to be the sole director of that movie, so the Polystar executive meets with Krusty to negotiate on what it would take to get him to film the reboot. After an exhaustive negotiation where Krusty takes them for everything they’re worth, the two finally come to terms and Krusty agrees to direct the movie.
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:
Movie Light (Decoration)- Dog and Phony Show Pt. 1 and 115
Sands of Space Interior Set (Decoration)- Dog and Phony Show Pt. 2 and 115
Mystery Box Token- Dog and Phony Show Pt. 3 and 145
Stage 4 (Building)- Dog and Phony Show Pt. 4 and 145
Black Voodoo (Character)- Dog and Phony Show Pt. 5 and 185
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Polystar Executive (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:
The promos will be available in the store until the event ends on September 14th
*Denotes available in the Yearbook Mystery Box
Drive In Theater*
Radioactive Man Film Set*
Wild West Film Set*
Nickel N’ Dime Animation*
UPA Talent Agency*
Reality Channel Van
Old Theatre District
Robot Rumble Arena
The Heartmark Channel
ESBN Sports Desk*
All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on September 14th.
Here’s the returning content…
*denotes available in the Yearbook Mystery Box
Milhouse’s Trailer*- 40
The Screens– 50
Clockwork Bart– 60
Filmmaker Lisa– 60
Scotty Boom– 75
Wonder Films*– 100
Shattered Dreams Mystery Box
Will post the details on this version of the box once we hit Act 4…this one is Food Themed though.
Note: This will NOT launch until you’ve finished the event prizes. So you won’t see anything until September, for now you’ll just collect tokens when available.
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 1 of the Showbiz Showdown 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!