Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 16 (The Championship)

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 590 votes, here are the results from last week:

MEMORABLE/FORGETTABLE EVENTS/GAME CHANGERS/HOLIDAYS: 2015 Superheroes 1 (17th splash screen) with 50.2% barely beat 2015 Monorail (20th splash screen) with 49.8% by just ONE vote

HALLOWEEN/CHRISTMAS/OLD SCHOOL/NEW SCHOOL: 2014 Halloween (15th splash screen) with 67.7% defeated 2021 Springfield Enlightened (57th splash screen) with 32.3%


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


Now without further ado, our Round 6 Championship final head-to-head matchup:

Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday September 9th.

What are your thoughts on this week’s Championship final matchup? Would you consider this an easy decision, or a  hard one? What do you think of last week’s results? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.



6 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 16 (The Championship)

  1. Kang and Kodos forever

  2. I’m throwing my support behind the superheroes one….very clever parody of a comic book cover and Spiderpig! Also, the Halloween one doesn’t have Sky Finger and I like Sky Finger to appear on each cover.

  3. Nooooooooooooo! Enlightened is the 2nd best one in my opinion. Christmas 2018 was the best one ever. Hoping Halloween 2014 comes out on top. Way better than the Superheroes one. And it’s the 1st event I ever played as I started playing TSTO in October 2014 and the event kicked in after reaching a certain level. That’s probably when I discovered this site. I was so confused with what was happening.

    Remember people, we’re voting for best splash screen, not event. Halloween all the way for this match up.

  4. Wow…called that one way wrong…..I’m voting for Halloween 2014 though… Kang and Kodos for the win!

  5. Much as I loved the monorail episode and event, I’m glad its splash screen didn’t make the finals…it’s creativity was no match for any of the other three semi-final contenders.

    • I agree 100%…was wondering if monorail would actually get to the final. I’m glad it didn’t. I like both of the last 2 contenders…but had to go with Kang and Kodos…twice.

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