Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, And the winner is …

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


After over 14 weeks and over 10,000 votes, we’ve narrowed down the first 64 splash screens in TSTO history to just the 2 best.

With 428 votes, here are the results from last week’s final vote:

2014 Halloween (15th splash screen) with 62.2% defeated 2015 Superheroes 1 (17th splash screen) with 37.8%

The winner of the title of Best Splash Screen ever is 2014 Halloween (15th splash screen in TSTO history).


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


What are your thoughts on the results? Did you correctly predict the winner before the Bracket started? For the 8th time, I didn’t. But I was so close. I told Alissa before it started that Superheroes 1 would win. What Bracket Battle do you want to see next year? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.



10 responses to “Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, And the winner is …

  1. I’m really surprised this one won. It wouldn’t have even made my top ten. But then, I’m not a Halloween fan either. I loved the monorail and enlightened screen and really thought one of those would win.

  2. Absolutely not surprised

    • Why censuring me Safi ?

      • No I censored you. It’s written in multiple places on this site, including before you comment:

        Respectful, constructive disagreement is welcome, but comments made to provoke others, be malicious, or distract from the purpose of this site will be removed.

        Your comment was the definition of malicious and intended to provoke others. I edited it in an effort to allow your initial thought to remain, so you could productively contribute to the conversation without insulting your fellow members of this community.

  3. It’s a bit ironic that the winner was one of the few without Skyfinger in it.

  4. 2014 Halloween to me is still a classic….logging in to find Springfielders with aliens in their head was hilarious!

  5. Disappointed, but not surprised. Thanks, Safi, for this great trip back through so many amazing splash screens!

  6. Glad this one won out of the two that we had to choose from. My first ever event with this game. Curious what the next “Halloween” event will be like, if they add any real halloween stuff to the THOH Event this year. Guess we’ll know in about a month.

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