Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Secret Agents 101: Situation Room Basics and Days 1-9

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Wowsers is this new update something or what?  The Secret Agent update hit our games yesterday and not only is it full of spies, drones and men in tan suits, but it has it’s fair share of intrigue as well!

Loads of intrigue surrounding the Situation Room and Dossiers, what are they?  How do you unlock it? What can you win?  Who do you need to keep free?  Well let’s break all of that down and more (including the first 9 days of tasks)….

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Secret Agent Simpsons – Act I Calendar

So…Once again, it feels like TSTO has plucked an update right out of the headlines.  It starts to make you wonder when they knew, what they know, and who told them…

Or  not…

This one seems like a blast!  Soooooooooooooooooo fun!

I think that this one is once again “Do-Able” as long as you can hit the regular 4-Hour Loop for a month and a half. And let’s be honest…what else is there to do when the weather is still being “not great yet” for many of us.  So…every four hours? CAKE!

The Calendar of Goals you need to hit to “Get It ALL!” follows below!
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Turbo Tappin’ Secret Agents: Act 1

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Secret A-gent man!  Secret A-gent man!  New update…woohoo!! While many of us expected an event to hit our stores, I don’t think anyone saw this one coming!

Secret Agents Event hit our devices yesterday afternoon and with it arrived, not only a whole slew of secret agents, but a whole new questline to work our way through!

As was mentioned on the rundown post Act 1 runs until April 11th, and you’ll need Homer to get things started.

Remember, the questline is there to guide you.  So when you get stuck on something, or haven’t unlocked something, just follow along with the questline and it’ll take you through everything you need to do to complete the first Act and unlock everything you need in order to play properly.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just what happens when Springfield goes covert….


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Rommelwood Academy/St. Patrick’s Day 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

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Tomorrow’s the day the Rommelwood Academy 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 tie-in 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 Rommelwood event (and St. Paddy’s Day) 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

Rommelwood Academy Coming to an End…

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Just popping in with a friendly reminder that the Rommelwood Academy 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 Gil’s Hellfish deal), because come tomorrow afternoon 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 (Left, Right, Left 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, the Hellfish will also leave tomorrow 

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 they could be totally unpredictable to do another episode tie-in for Sunday’s new episode of the show.  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 finish up those Rommelwood designs and submit them for our Springfield Showoff tomorrow

What were your thoughts on the Rommelwood 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!

Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Cadet Lisa

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Well my friends, we’ve arrived at the end of our Rommelwood Prize breakdown posts, since we started with the last two prizes first. We’re finally onto covering Cadet Lisa, the badass of Rommelwood.  Any girl that can hang upside-down by her legs on the Eliminator, is a true badass.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left 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, Cadet Lisa. What she does and how you unlock her…



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Should I Spend Donuts On the Keep Out Sign?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

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 the Keep Out Sign to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this sign to your Springfield…

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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Barracks

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Back with another Rommelwood Prize breakdown.  This time we’re breaking down the third prize (the Barracks), the sleeping quarters of Rommelwood Academy…important because Lisa needs to listen to those cassette tapes from Marge somewhere.  (plus I like dating myself by saying cassette tapes…ah the 90s!)

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left 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 Rommelwood Barracks.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Should I Spend Donuts On the Death to Homer Missile?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

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 the Death to Homer Missile to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Homer Missile to your Springfield…

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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Statue

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Well we’re back on track now…we’ve covered the last prize of Rommelwood and the first prize of Rommelwood, so what’s next? The second prize of course!  Because even shiny statues deserve their own post….

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left 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, the Rommelwood.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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