Should You Buy Diablo?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Spending actual cash on donuts for a character is back in TSTO.  This is something EA’s been rolling out over the last few years, and it’s a new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them)  Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character/costume/building/decoration/combo to one of the donut bundles sometimes in addition to bonus donuts.

And I want to be perfectly clear…you do not need to buy these characters to complete an event.  You can still play this game, and complete all the tasks and prizes, 100% free.  These cash-for-character items are a new type of premium currency…because donuts have been so devalued with donut farming.

This time around we’re being offered Diablo,  a premium character, and The The Killotuine (a decoration) for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US).  While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Diablo, his tasks, questline and other details you may be curious about.

So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….

So what is the deal?  When you can find it in the Currency Tab of your Store (also by hitting Get More)…

Basically, spend $9.99 on a Tray of 132 donuts and you get Diablo and the Killoutine.

And yes for those outside of the US I know my price is probably lower than yours.  EA only charges 9.99 USD for this package…anything over that that you are currently paying goes to Google/Apple/Amazon for Tax and Duty etc.  

Happy to see a full character return…

So here’s a breakdown on this one…

-Premium character
-Comes with a complete set of tasks
-Comes with a questline
-Some really fun visual/animated tasks
-Killoutine Vanity +200
-Killoutine also comes with a 3.5% Bonus on all cash and XP
-Diablo will have tasks at the Killoutine

Here’s a look at the task list

Diablo’s Permanent Tasks…

Task Length Earns Location
Get Tuxedo Dry Cleaned 1hr $105, 26xp Shops in Springfield/Brown House
Train Monkeys 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Charm his Audience 8hrs $420, 105 Outside/Visual
Sharpen the Killotuine 12hrs $600, 150xp The Killotuine
Perform on Stage 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Casinos

And here’s the full dialogue version of the questline:

The Edge of the Killotuine, Pt. 1
Diablo starts

Diablo: Ahh, Springfield. The 53rd best place to perform live on a stage. 54th is Wichita. Time to shock and amaze the people of this city!
Make Diablo Charm His Audience- 4hrs
Diablo: Knock, knock.
Miss Springfield: Did you order room service, Quimby? Champagne and caviar?
Quimby: No-er, uh, yes!
Diablo: I am not room service, fine lady. *elaborate bow*
Miss Springfield: Oh my, how charming.
Quimby: Excuse me, mister. You are interrupting an important, er, city meeting right now.
Diablo: *scoffs, then snaps his fingers*
Vicious Monkeys: *monkeys appear in a puff of smoke* Eeeeek!
Quimby: This town’s run rampant with crazy magicians!
Vicious Monkeys: Eeeeek! *jump on Quimby*
Quimby: I will never get this smell out of my suit! *flees*
Miss Springfield: *giggles*
Diablo: Now, my lovely lady… where were we? *makes champagne appear in a puff of smoke*
Miss Springfield: *giggles* Who are you?
Diablo: You can call me… Diablo. It means the devil in Spanish.

The Edge of the Killotuine, Pt. 2
Diablo starts

Quimby: Now see here, mister. No one embarrasses Diamond Joe Quimby and gets away with it. I’ll have you know that I’ve just approved a new bylaw for this city. Anyone who wishes to perform an act with blades must have an assistant.
Diablo: Why not just ban all magicians?
Quimby: We have a city council member who’d never support that…
Greystash: I support all forms of magic!
Diablo: So… what are you going to do if I don’t get a magician’s assistant?
Quimby: Then you’ll be getting a different audience. A captive one.
Diablo: I see. Put me in jail. Seems extreme, no?
Quimby: I could reinstate the Springfield Witch Trials.
Diablo: Well, then my choice is clear: Diablo works alone. But before I depart…
Make Diablo Perform Another Magic Trick- 4hrs
Make Quimby Watch Angrily- 4hrs
Diablo: Farewell, Springfield!
Quimby: Wait, that’s it? What was the trick?
Diablo: I’m sure you’ll find out soon enough.
Miss Springfield: *giggles*
Quimby: What… My pants! Where are my pants? I’m naked!
Greystash: He just lost my vote.

The Edge of the Killotuine, Pt. 3
Diablo starts

Diablo: You know what, I like Springfield. Maybe I shouldn’t leave? Would one of you like the opportunity to step onstage as my magician’s assistant? But I must warn you. This is not a job for the faint of heart. You will witness things that will haunt your dreams forever. And now…we begin!
Make Diablo Hold Assistant Tryouts- 4hrs
Make Springfielders Audition for the Assistant Role- x5. 4hrs
Diablo: Who are you?
Smithers: Waylon Smithers.
Diablo: And why are you here?
Smithers: My boss fired me for ordering him the wrong kind of phonograph.
Diablo: Well, so far you’re the best candidate.
Smithers: Who else have you interviewed?
Diablo: Some crazy cat lady, a Scottish groundskeeper, a man in a bumblebee costume…You were the only one to dress appropriately… So, you, Waylon Smithers, have made it to my final round of interviews!

The Edge of the Killotuine, Pt. 4
Diablo starts

Diablo: Okay. The two of you are the finalists.
Xoxchitla: As it should be.
Mysterious Waylon: What do we do next?
Diablo: Next, you will be assisting me on stage as we go through a quick performance. The winner will be offered a chance to perform with me on stage for my stay here in Springfield.
Make Diablo Hold Audition Finals- 4hrs
Make Xoxchitla Audition for Diablo- 4hrs
Make Mysterious Waylon Audition for Diablo- 4hrs
Diablo: No, no, no. This won’t do at all.
Xoxchitla: What is wrong?
Mysterious Waylon: Did I do something wrong?
Diablo: No. Both of you are fantastic.
Mysterious Waylon: Then what’s the problem?
Diablo: You’re both too good! You steal the spotlight every time you are on stage!
Xoxchitla: And you, like all men, cannot stand this.
Diablo: I am the star of the show! The audience is there to see me, not to be distracted by the assistant.
Mysterious Waylon: I should have known.
Xoxchitla: Come, Waylon. We shall drink and dance away our sorrows.
Mysterious Waylon: Right behind you.

The Edge of the Killotuine, Pt. 5
Diablo starts

Diablo: Great. I’m now stuck in this city where I can’t even perform due to a lack of available help.
Quimby: There you are.
Diablo: Mayor Quimby. How can I help you?
Quimby: It has been brought to my attention that my bylaw requiring an assistant was detrimental to several of my larger donors. So, I have come to inform you that you will, in fact, be allowed to perform in Springfield.
Diablo: What’s the catch?
Quimby: You take my pants again and I’ll be introducing you to a couple of my associates. *storms off*
Diablo: Well, all’s well that ends well, I suppose. Though I better make sure the monkeys are ready for the stage.
Make Diablo Train Monkeys- 4hrs

That’s pretty much it on Diablo and the Killoutine. A fun combo, and a good buy if you’re willing to spend the money in my opinion.

What are your thoughts on Diablo and the Killoutine?  Have you made the purchase?  Will you be making the purchase? Thoughts on the questline and tasks?  Sound off below you know we love hearing from you!

10 responses to “Should You Buy Diablo?

  1. I was looking for the SiB for the fortune teller and her tent. There doesn’t seem to be one so I’ll ask. If you buy as a stand-alone character, does the tent become available on its own or does it disappear? I like the character but have always disliked being forced to place buildings so ai can have certain people active. This way I could choose 🙂

  2. Never mind. After restarting 4 times it appeared in the folder with item ( I’d checked there before). Suppose a magician being missing then suddenly appearing makes sense though was rather annoying.

  3. Basically not showing all the requirements. Like out if 4 looks like was actually out if 40 but part hidden.

    Even worse I just spent 8.99 to get Diablo and got nothing but donuts . Where’s best way to complain or am I missing something re receiving him.


    One thing I definitely noticed is even in the events the new items have switched from cash to donuts. Kinda gives you the Disney creepy feeling (take away the fun for more money). I did find away to liquidate cash for donuts, but will run you a million or two for 9-12 donuts (some expensive donuts). What else can you do with the cash other than watch it grow.

    • You can use cash to buy and then sell rat trap trucks to quickly earn donuts (if you have a decently high bonus multiplier and your Collider is on). This is one method of “farming” donuts. (You can also buy Kwik-E-Marts, wait until they “mature,” then sell those…that takes more time and space but, IIRC, it’s more lucrative.)

  5. No not so far, what is this weird format ?

  6. No problem for daily tasks here.

    What a bummer the only way to open up Draggle Rock is by buying him. Didn’t have donuts last time but now I have plenty to spare,hate that they stuck Smithers club behind this.

  7. Is anyone else having an issue with daily challenges asking for items in a weird format then no claim when you achieve it?

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