Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Christmas 2018: Turbo Tappin’ Week 2, A Savage Thaw

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Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

For Act 2 we’re tasked with following Bart’s Christmas story…all about a pair of buddy cops about the bust open a Christmas case.  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Bart’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 2 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Bart’s Christmas Story…

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Christmas 2018: A Simpsons Christmas Special Act 2 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means it’s officially time to start Act 2 (week 2) of A Simpsons Christmas Special!

Now if you remember, week 1 ended with Bart declaring it was his turn to tell a story…

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Marge: What a lovely, interesting, un-tedious story! Don’t you agree, Homer?
Homer: *banging on the TV* Work, damn you! Show me a show! I don’t care which one! Anything is better than this family sharing and caring!
Marge: Homer!
Homer: What? Oh, uh right. Loved your story, Lisa. Five stars. I laughed, I cried… I somehow got through it…
Bart: I’m afraid Dad is right, Lisa. Your story was objectively awful. Christmas may never recover.
Lisa: Like you could do better?
Bart: Naturally. Because I know the three elements of a good story: action, violence, and mild cursing. Gather round, chumps, as I spin a tale of such Christmas delight, you’ll throw Lisa out on the street and forget she ever existed.
Marge: Hmm. I hope it’s not THAT good.

And now, here’s the kick off dialogue you’ll see this morning (and a look at what’s in store for Act 2)

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Should I Spend Donuts on the North Pole Bundle, Festive Bundle, or Christmas Market Bundle?

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Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!   Of course, by now, we all know that a new event means a new excuse for EA to fill our stores with returning limited-time premium items to tempt us.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the North Pole Bundle, Festive Bundle, or Christmas Market Bundle to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these bundled throwbacks to your town…

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Christmas 2018 Week 2 Is About to Start

Note: If you’re having trouble with unlocking your Pageant booth it’s not the game…it’s you.  Please read this post.  There’s even a video to watch on that explains it.  I can’t help you if you don’t want to read or watch a video…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow morning, Wednesday, December 12th, Week 2 (Act 2) of Christmas will be starting.  The official start time is 10am ET (1500 GMT).

While the Week 1 questline won’t be going anywhere, so if you haven’t finished the prizes you’ll have a chance to complete it even after Week 2 starts, some of the premium items will be leaving the store.

So if you planned to purchase Kathy or the Acrobat (SIBs linked) do so before they leave our games tomorrow morning. (It doesn’t appear that they will help with Week 2, they’re unique to week 1)

Also, here’s some inside info to help you prepare for Week 2 to start…

As we know Bart will be telling the story during Week 2.  Characters needed for week 2 tasks are:
Homer
Lisa
Bart
Marge
Grampa
Maggie
Wiggum
Krusty
Mr. Burns
Martin
Nelson

There will also be three new premium characters introduced during week 2, all three of those characters will be able to help with the currency earning.  (524 donuts will be needed if you’d like to purchase all three characters)

And that’s it my friends!  Be prepared for Week 2 to start up tomorrow morning!

Thoughts on week 1?  Ready for week 2?  Excited to see where Bart takes the story?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Christmas 2018: Week 1 Questline ‘Twas the Pageant Before Christmas

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

Act 1 tells the tale of a Christmas Pageant that almost wasn’t!  Lisa is the narrator for this Christmas tale, so let’ take a look at what she has to say…

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Christmas 2018: Week 1 Questlines, Premium Characters Kathy and the Acrobat

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

With Act 1 (week 1) arrives two new premium characters, Kathy from Personnel and the Circus Acrobat.  Each of these premium characters comes equipt with their own individual questlines, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline of each…

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Christmas 2018: Turbo Tappin’ Week 1, ‘Twas the Pageant Before Christmas

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

For Act 1 we’re tasked with following Lisa’s Christmas story…all about the Christmas Pageant.  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Lisa’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 1 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Lisa’s Christmas Story…

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Christmas 2018: A Simpsons Christmas Special Act 1 is Live! (Updated and Complete)

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Well, it was teased (by accident) a few weeks ago…

And yesterday we received the App Store update that brought snow to Springfield!  (if you haven’t downloaded it, do so.  But remember it’s MASSIVE. So make sure you’re on WiFi)

And now it’s time!  It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which, in the words of Elsa, means “Let the holidays begin!”  If I had a Yule Bell I’d ring it… (sorry Riley’s been watching A LOT of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure these days…)

Things will kick off with an AUTOMATIC dialog start with the Simpson family…

I’m working my way through this, and will continuously be updating this post.  So continue to refresh and check back for new details.  Once the post is completely updated i’ll add (Updated and Complete) to the title.  

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Turbo Tappin’ Thanksgiving 2018: Premium Questlins (Morty and Marv)

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Out with one holiday and in with another!  Yes, the murky waters of Halloween have left our games and it’s time for a little turkey, as Thanksgiving makes its way into our pocket-sized towns with an all-new mini-event!

Of course, as with all events, this event comes with new premium characters each equipped with their own questline to work your way through.  So let’s take a look at the questlines for these two premium Szyslak boys…


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Turbo Tappin’ Thanksgiving 2018: Main Questline and Prizes

Hey guys, here’s a quick Turbo Tappin’ for the Thanksgiving event.  It’ll be light here until I get back from Vacation (I’m home late tomorrow night, so likely won’t get much done until Friday AM).  But once I’m home I’ll put together full lists of what you can expect out of this event (Black Friday too)…Thanks for your patience!  -Alissa

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Out with one holiday and in with another!  Yes, the murky waters of Halloween have left our games and it’s time for a little turkey, as Thanksgiving makes its way into our pocket-sized towns with an all-new mini-event!

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini event is your typical standard mini-event.  Follow the questline to unlock prizes and call it a day…until the next event.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all new prizes…


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