Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Pin Pals and the Conform-O-Meter

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Today the Pin Pals mini event is slated to leave our Springfield’s, so I thought now would be a good time to look back at how all of the items added (new and old) for this mini event impact our Conform-O-Meters.

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Pin Pals mini event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a few new and old buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

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Pin Pals Coming to an End…

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Just popping in with a friendly reminder that the Pin Pals mini event is set to leave our games tomorrow morning.  So finish up that prize track.  Make sure you grab everything you’re looking at from the stores (including Jacques and the Pin Pals), because come tomorrow morning it’ll be gone.

Remember, once the timer runs out you’ll no longer be able to purchase the items or complete the prize track.  You won’t be able to delay the timer on this one, since it was part of an in-game update not an app store update.  So be sure to get everything you want and finish the prize track (Pin Pals questline) BEFORE tomorrow morning, otherwise you’ll miss out.

Need a reminder about what was included in the store for this event?  Check out the rundown post here.  In addition to the rundown post you can find our Should I Buy coverage of the premium items here.

So what’s next?  Well if EA continues to follow their pattern of updates, we should expect to see a major (app store update required) event this week at some point.  OR (as I’ve theorized) we may see some kind of Spring Cleaning sale this week to get us into next week (and then a major event will hit).    In reality, no one (except EA) knows what’s going to happen next and when it’ll happen.  So for now let’s all just sit back, relax and wait to see what happens…

Oh and don’t forget to work on those Bowling designs for our Springfield Showoff this weekend

What were your thoughts on the Pin Pals mini event?  Ready for what’s next? What do you think we’ll see next? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Secret Agents 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

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So I’m a little behind with this one, as the Secret Agents Event left our games a couple of weeks ago.  But, now is still a great time to look back at how all of the items added for this event impact our Conform-O-Meters.  Especially since this event brought LOADS of items to Springfield…

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Secret Agents event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Pin Pals Prize Breakdown: Bowling Trophy

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Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Pin Pals questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fifth and final prize, the Bowling Trophy, what it does and how you unlock it…


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Pin Pals Prize Breakdown: Pin Pal Homer

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Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Pin Pals questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fourth prize, Pin Pal Homer.  What he does and how you unlock him…



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Turbo Tappin’ Pin Pals Premium Questline: Jacques

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Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

As with all updates these days, we’ve got ourselves a couple of new premium characters to roam the streets of Springfield.  And like all premium characters, the Pin Pal themed ones come with their own questline to work our way through.  This questline is separate from the main questline (which unlocks the prizes).  These premium questlines are just something fun to work your way through to introduce the character to Springfield.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the turbo tappin’ version of the premium questline for Jacques…Marge’s fake French bowling instructor….

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Pin Pals Easter Egg: Perfect Game Balloon

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Popping in with some quick info about a special Perfect Game Easter Egg hidden within the Pin Pals Event.

You may have seen some players talking about it in the comments, so let’s break down exactly what it is and how you unlock it.

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Pin Pals Prize Breakdown: Claw Machine

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Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Pin Pals questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, the Claw Machine.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Pin Pals Prize Breakdown: Pin Pals Bowling Lane

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Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Pin Pals questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the second prize, Pin Pals Bowling Lane.  What it does and how you unlock it…


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Should I Spend Donuts On the Discounted and Returning Pin Pals Items?

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New mini event is underway in our pocket-sized Springfields!  The Pin Pals are here with their bowling skills & drinking powers!  Of course an all new mini event is a perfect excuse for EA to dust some premium items off and bring them out of the TSTO Vault.  (and throw a few other regular ones on discount)

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 any of the Pin Pals discounted or returning premium items to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this throwbacks to your Springfield…

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