Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 13

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 1,060 votes, here are the results from last week:

MEMORABLE/FORGETTABLE EVENTS: 2015 Superheroes 1 (17th splash screen) with 52.4% barely beat 2016 Superheroes 2 (26th splash screen) with 47.6%

GAME CHANGERS/HOLIDAYS: 2015 Monorail (20th splash screen) with 75.7% defeated 2021 Love and War (55th splash screen) with 24.3%

HALLOWEEN/CHRISTMAS: 2014 Halloween (15th splash screen) with 71.2% defeated 2015/16 Winter (23rd splash screen) with 28.8%

OLD SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL: 2021 Springfield Enlightened (57th splash screen) with 59.6% defeated 2013 Halloween (9th splash screen) with 40.4%


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


Now without further ado, our Round 5 semi-final head-to-head matchups:

Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday September 2nd.

What are your thoughts on this week’s two semi-final matchups? Of the two 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.



5 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 13

  1. Calling it: final will be monorail vs enlightened,…which as a finale will be hard to vote…

    • As much as I loved both the monorail episode and TSTO event, I’ll be disappointed if that splash screen makes it to the finals, let alone wins. It’s a very good splash screen – don’t get me wrong – but it’s really not all that special/clever, compared to some others. The tough choice would be superheroes vs. enlighten, IMHO.

  2. Whichever one ends up winning, I think one thing this contest has shown is that there have been a lot of great splash screens over the years! Kudos to the designers and thanks to Safi for putting this contest together. 💜

  3. The semi-finals were easy enough – the older one in each case…

    But if they both win, the final will be a really hard call 🙂

    Thanks agian for running this, Safi!

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