Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Some of you may have noticed something a little different when you logged into TSTO this afternoon…a special 10th Anniversary celebration!
Here at Addicts we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of TSTO a few months ago, as we went off the original App Store launch day…but today EA’s celebrating the 10th anniversary of the re-released of TSTO to the app store. This makes sense, because originally it was only in the store for a hot minute. BUT…let’s all be thrilled EA remembered and they’re celebrating it!
Anyway…when you log into your game you’ll get some fun and an even neater decoration. Let’s break it down…
When you first log into TSTO you’ll see the following dialogue…
Ten Donuts for Ten Years
Homer: Sky Finger keeps tapping me!
Marge: Sky Finger taps you all the time, dear. It’s basically our entire existence at this point.
Homer: But this seems more…tappy than normal.
Sky Finger: *taps Homer repeatedly*
Homer: See? SEE!?
Lisa: It’s probably just trying to tell you that it’s our tenth anniversary today.
Lisa: Ten years ago today, you blew up the first Springfield in this game.
Homer: That’s weird. It’s not like me to forget an anniversary…
Marge: Our anniversary was a week ago and you totally forgot.
Homer: No, I… uh… was just waiting for your present to arrive… delayed shipping… uh… but it’s here now, I think… Sky Finger, are we getting anything for this tenth anniversary dealie?
Homer: Woo hoo! Happy anniversary, Marge!
At this point you’ll receive the Gold Donut Statue…
It’s 3×4 in size.
Now being the Head Addict that I am, once I unlocked it I immediately Tapped on it.
And out popped a donut. Then I tapped on it again, and again…and out popped two more donuts. This was followed by some more dialogue…and some cracks in the donut.
The Cracks Begin To Show
Homer: Marge, you’ll never guess what! Remember that giant donut statue?
Marge: The one you got me for our anniversary?
Homer: The one I CLAIMED to have gotten you for our anniversary, yes. Anyway, the Sky Finger tapped it, and it spat out a donut. So I had them do it again and another donut came out. And then I had them do it again and guess what?
Marge: Another donut came out?
Homer: Yes!!!: Also, it cracked.
Marge: *annoyed murmur*
Homer: But don’t worry, I have a plan to fix it.
Marge: Does this plan involve tapping it more times to see if more donuts come out?
Homer: Happy anniversary, baby!
So of course at this point, I continued to tap it. What kind of Addict would I be if I didn’t?
Out popped more donuts, and as I tapped the gold began to fall off revealing a giant pink frosted donut…and some more dialogue.
The Donuts Come Falling Down
Homer: Marge, I have good news!
Marge: You fixed the giant golden donut you got me and it’s back to its former glory?
Homer: No. We tapped it a bunch more, and a bunch more donuts came out, and then all the gold completely fell off it.
Marge: How is that good news?
Homer: Because there’s something even better underneath… a giant real donut!
Marge: *sigh* Well, I guess that’s still something. Just promise me you won’t have Sky Finger tap that into oblivion as well.
Homer: Are you kidding? I don’t want to eat something covered in Sky Fingerprints.
Marge: You’re going to eat it?!
And again, this lead to more tapping on my part and even more dialogue…
Ten Sweet-Toothed Years
Homer: *groans* I think I bit off more than I could chew…Which is why I swallowed it all without chewing. Marge, can you please Heimlich me?
Marge: *Heimlichs Homer sending pieces of donuts everywhere*
Homer: *eats donut pieces that just flew out of him*
Marge: Well Homer, our anniversary present is ruined. I guess I just can’t have nice things.
Sky Finger: *taps Marge*
Lisa: The Sky Finger is saying you can!
Marge: You mean I can go back to the pretty gold statue? Thank you, Sky Finger!
Sky Finger: *thumbs up*
And that’s that my friends…at this point if you tap on the statue you’ll see the variety of facades that you can choose from…
And here’s a better look at your view options:
Choose wisely my friends! And happy anniversary to TSTO!
Oh and be sure to get your Golden Donut by September 16th when the opportunity to get it will leave our games!
You can check out the Addicts 10 Year TSTO Celebration on our Addicts Live episodes here! Hear from former Addict Bunny, The Wookiee, Brooders from ToUk, and YOU…the readers of this site on our awesome readers round table! The complete collection is here:
Happy Tapping friends!