Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s the most magical time of the year! Snow in Springfield! And this year it’s a Christmas Pril! (dun, dun, dun…..) Will our pocket-sized towns survive the holiday snow?! Only time…and 5 weeks of tapping will tell!
Once again we see another multi-event in Springfield. So love them, or hate them, they’re still here. So let’s all try to make the best of this…
Anywho….things kick off with a series of 6s tasks for Homer, Marge, and Grampa…
After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the Christmas Event!
First, remember this was an app store update available for download. So if you haven’t already done so, and you don’t see the Splash Screen above (or a variation of it) for your game, or snow in your Springfield head to your app store and update TSTO. You may have to search the store for Tapped Out, as it doesn’t always appear on the update list initially…
Second, if you’re looking for details on what’s to come (beyond this first Act), so you can prep donuts, etc..check out the Spoilers post here.
Now on with the details for Act 1!
Here’s EA’s event synopsis:
The first few flakes have started to fall on what predictions have labelled “the storm of the century,” and the residents of Springfield are starting to prepare for a long winter. The business owners are the most nervous, as the blizzard is threatening to close their stores during their holiday sales, and without that revenue, many aren’t sure they’ll be able to last through the season. Even the children aren’t immune to the worry created by this storm, as Springfield Elementary is remaining steadfastly open. But as the storm intensifies, a mysterious figure has begun buying up every business in Springfield, and no one seems to know who they are. So, once again, it looks like it’s up to Bart and Lisa to figure out who this person is, what they’re planning to do, and how they can stop them from fulfilling their nefarious plans, which would be much easier if they’d just close the school already. Time is running out as the snow gets deeper, and if they’re not careful, they’ll find themselves at the mercy of A Christmas Peril.
We should all know by now unless of course, you’re new to TSTO that the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.
Here’s the event schedule:
Act 1 Starts December 7th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts December 16th (FRIDAY)
Act 3 Starts December 25th (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts January 3rd (TUESDAY)
Event Ends January 11, 2023 (WEDNESDAY)
As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s. Once completed you’ll start the Pushing and Shoveling questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow. This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.
The First Few Flakes
Brockman: Our top story tonight is the blizzard heading to Springfield. Experts predict that this will be a once-in-a-century storm just like the ones we’ve been getting now for ten years running. Local authorities are urging the people of Springfield to stay calm as they prepare for the storm.
Quimby: I’m pleased to announce that I have been able to restock my bunker, so go wild, people!
Brockman: Which leads to our next story — looting at the Kwik-E-Mart…
Marge: *nervous murmur* Homer, do you think we need to get more food before the storm hits?
Homer: We’ll be fine as long as we have the essentials: Beer and… there’s probably something else we need.
Grampa: Back in my day, storms lasted for years! And when one ended, the next one started!
Homer: Who let you in?
Grampa: In where?
Homer: That’s something we need, Marge. A new front door lock.
Make Homer Check the Locks- 6s
Make Abe Wonder Why Homer is in His Room- 6s
Make Marge Worry About the Storm- 6s
Bart: Did you hear that, Lis? Storm of the century!
Lisa: I hope the plows are up to the task. Standardized testing is this week.
Bart: How can you use the “T” word at a time like this?
Marge: All right, kids. Time for bed. You’ve got school in the morning.
Bart: We’ll see about that…
Marge: Well, see about it from bed!
And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…
(and yes, just like I did for the past multi-events, I’ll be posting full dialogue)
Now let’s talk about what’s included…
Here’s the Act 1 Synopsis from EA:
The snow has begun to fall, but it’s still business as usual for the residents of Springfield, as nearly every year is declared “the storm of the century” these days. A blockbuster sale at Costington’s gets the residents out in force, and even the normally dour Mr. Costington finds himself smiling at the sales numbers. But when the weather reports turn even darker, the residents of Springfield finally start barricading themselves in their homes, and he finds himself with shelves full of unsold merchandise and ledgers full of red. But a mysterious investor reaches out and makes an offer that he truly can’t refuse – he’ll maintain full control and the store will keep its name, and he’ll be able to stay afloat through the season. And finally, as the snow looks to start falling even faster, Springfield Elementary is finally closed, leaving Bart ecstatic and Lisa forlorn.
DO NOT FORGET TO SCROLL UP AND DOWN IN THE TASK BOXES (PICTURED ABOVE) TO BE SURE TO COMPLETE ALL TASKS FOR EACH PART.
I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this. So don’t forget to SCROLL!
Here are the prizes for Part 1:
Put Up Lights (Animated Task for Homer)- Pushing and Shoveling Pt. 1 and 155
Santa’s Tavern (Facade for Moe’s)- Pushing and Shoveling Pt. 2 and 155
A Christmas Peril Mystery Box Token- Pushing and Shoveling Pt. 3 and 125
Christmas Costington’s (Facade for Costington’s)- Pushing and Shoveling Pt. 4 and 155
Snow Day Bart (Costume)- Pushing and Shoveling Pt. 5 and 195
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
The Ghost of Christmas Past (Premium)
Mr. Costington (Premium)
Plow King (Premium) Costume for Barney
Ebenezer Burns (Premium) Costume for Burns
Old Man Winter (New Premium)
Each Act will have a new premium character that will earn event currency. From what I can see, based on the info from EA, characters will be used throughout the entire event. So Act 1 will be used in Act 2, 3, and 4…etc.
Here’s what’s included today:
The promos will be available in the store until the event ends
Bonus Donut Promos are also available…
- Santa Kang
- Kodos Claus
- Conductor Otto + Arctic Hypertrain
- Kwanzaa Dr. Hibbert
- Festivus Comic Book Guy
- The Grumple
- Krusty Claus
- Sexy Santa Marge
- Herb Tannenbaum
- Santa Sideshow Bob
- Elf Moe
- Santa Snake
- Best Snowman Ever
- Claus Co.
- Egg Nog Bar
- Giant Snow Globe
- Gingerbread Mansion
- Holiday Tree
- Hot Squishee Station
- Ice Palace
- King Winter’s Cave
- Nativity Scene
- North Pole Station Bundle
- Santa Flanders
- Santa’s Village
- Sequel Stop
- Ski Lift
- Springfield Skating Rink
- White Witch Burns
- Rigellian North Pole
- The Peak Inn
- Krusty’s Kristmas On Ice
- Rigellian Queen Festive Bundle
- Toy Workshop and Toy Workshop Bell Bundle
- Carnaby Street
- Towne Centre at Springfielde Glenne
- Gnome In The Home Dome
- The Actual North Pole
- Christmas Cabin
- Candy Cave
- Rigeillian Christmas Spaceship
- Re-Gifting Machine
- Jesus’ Carpentry Shop
- Gingerbread Simpsons’ House
- Christmas Tree Farm
- Santa’s Castle
- Snake’s House
You can check to see which items are in the Yearbook Box here
All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends.
Here’s the returning content…
Here are the holiday facades…
Shattered Dreams Mystery Box
Will post the details on this version of the box once we hit Act 4…this one is Nature Themed.
Note: This will NOT launch until you’ve finished the event prizes. So you won’t see anything until Janaury, for now you’ll just collect tokens when available.
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 1 of the Christmas Peril Event!
Your thoughts on the event? Thoughts on the content? Excited to see the storyline? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!