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A blog dedicated to the popular mobile game, The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Monthly Archives: September 2013

As Seen on TV: Hi-Glow Waste Barrels and Three-Eyed Sushi

Thanks creators of The Simpsons for making this easy by placing both of the new in-game items together in one frame. In case you missed the season premiere, below is a screenshot from the episode. It features the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels and Three-Eyed Sushi, items that are only available to acquire for one more day. Once the Treehouse of Horror update rolls-out on Tuesday, you can be sure your chance to grab these items will have passed.

The Three-Eyed Sushi restaurant cannot be purchased, it must be earned by completing the “Conventional Wisdom” quest that triggered on Thursday. If you haven’t completed this quest line yet, make sure you finish it up today. The only characters you need free for this quest line are Homer and Lisa, so if you’ve got them running other tasks, finish them and get to work on this one before time is up. This building won’t be available for much longer.

As for the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels, if you’re still undecided as to whether or not to purchase them for 40 donuts, below I’ve posted a screenshot of what they look like in-game alongside a piece of debris, as well as the Three-Eyed Sushi restaurant for size comparison.
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The Rocket’s Red Glare Pt. 1 – 13

Tomorrow is an exciting day, it’s Independence Day! Wait, it’s not? Well according to Wikipedia, Botswana celebrates their 47th year of independence from the United Kingdom tomorrow, so there! Oh fine, this is just an excuse to shoehorn in an old walkthrough from an event that has long since passed.

Honestly, at the time of this event I didn’t really care for it. Perhaps it was all of the repetitive tasks that focused solely on buying illegal fireworks, or maybe it was the introduction of a pretty obscure character, Rex Banner.

At least through all the repetition players were actually rewarded with a Box of Fireworks, without even having to spend any donuts. Though I actually prefer the Liberty Bell item, because while Rex Banner may prefer a Banana Kaboom, I prefer the Sweet Taste of Liberty.
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Springfield Squidport Walkthrough

June was an exciting time for the game, as it introduced the Springfield Squidport as well as the ability to build all the way out to the sea. Prior to this update you could see the water, but you couldn’t expand your town out to the shoreline. Of course the focus wasn’t so much the land and water expansion, but the ability to build a boardwalk on the water. Once you got to Level 15 you could start your working on this new expansion, though it does divert some attention (and significant funds) away from expanding Springfield.

It is probably best to avoid getting too wrapped up in the Squidport quests, especially if you’re struggling for cash. It’s more important to work on expanding your Springfield first.

This thirty-two part quest line will require quite the bit of time, money, and patience as you wait increasingly longer for boardwalk tiles to be constructed.

This walkthrough should help you gauge whether or not you want to start working on this expansion, or perhaps you would just like to review the quest dialogue for laughs. Either way, enjoy this fairly lengthy walkthrough. Even if you don’t have the funds to start placing buildings on the boardwalk, at least Three-Eyed Sushi is free, if you managed to earn it during the limited-time event to promote the twenty-fifth season premiere of The Simpsons.
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What have you done with your Three-Eyed Sushi?

What have you done with the 三つ目寿司 building? Has it found a home on your boardwalk, or is space still a bit too cramped to think about adding expanding the seaside delicacy options? Ideally the quest to unlock this item should be completed before Tuesday, which consider how short it is, shouldn’t be a problem.

Design by feelingblind

Design by feelingblind

If you’re having trouble getting this quest to trigger, remember that Homer initiates this set of quests. You’ll also need Lisa free, but not until the second part.

Below are some Three-Eyed Sushi design placements by some other players; primarily the readers of this blog who asked to be added to my (now maxed out) friend list. Maybe your town has been featured, and if not maybe these designs will inspire you.

Even if you haven’t started building the Squidport yet, don’t worry. This building will automatically be placed in your inventory when the quests are complete. So if you thought you had to rush through building Squidport just to get this limited-time building, take your time. Three-Eyed Sushi will be waiting to be placed once you’re ready.
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Do you have a balloon popping strategy?

Is there a method to your madness when popping balloons at Sideshow You? It’s a game of chance, with entirely random odds, but that doesn’t stop people from believing they’ve found the trick to winning big each time.

Some rounds you may only get a few tickets, other times you might get more, and on that very rare occasion you might even get some donuts. It’s enough to keep players coming back, which is fine since it is a game that has no upfront costs. All you need to do is come back every eight hours for another chance to win big.

For me, if three balloons of the same color appear, I feel inclined to pop those three. Do you have your own personal balloon popping preference? Share you strategies in the comments.

Pop! Pop!

Pop! Pop!

One can have too many friends

I have received so many friend requests that I have once again met the one-hundred in-game neighbor limit. Sorry to all of those who sent a friend request that I could not accept because of this. Even though I can no longer accept friend requests, there are plenty of others who could use a few more places to trick-or-treat once the Treehouse of Horror event begins.

If you are one of my neighors, you may see your town featured in future “What have you done with…” posts. If you’re not one of my neighbors, just submit your photos to the Flickr photo pool. It’s always nice to see new photos added by such creative players.

Season 25 Promotional Update is Live

As was reported earlier in the week, the promotional event for the twenty-fifth season of the show is now live. This new update brings with it a three-part quest line titled “Conventional Wisdom” which will unlock a special, limited-time building once completed.

All of the dialogue takes place between Homer and Lisa, so you will need to keep them both free for this quest line. The first task takes twelve hours, so if Homer is free, it is best to get that started on this as early as possible. The next two tasks only take four hours, so you can complete this all in one day if you are persistent.

A limited-time premium item was also added in this update, Hi-Glow Waste Barrels. They cost 40 donuts each and give 2.00% bonus money and XP to all Jobs. It is a 3 × 3 item, and the animation for this item has the small barrel on top rotating around clock-wise, in case you were wondering.

Of course this is just a small update to tide us over for the time being. The real fun will begin when the Treehouse of Horror update launches on Tuesday. Before that though, make sure to catch the series finale of Breaking Bad twenty-fifth season premiere of The Simpsons this Sunday night at 8/7c on FOX.

Treehouse of Horror XXIII Walkthrough

pumpkin-patchEven though these quests are now obsolete, it is still worth a read if you enjoy the dialogue from the game. Just for clarification this is the walkthrough from last year’s Halloween update. Maybe it will help get you in the mood for the upcoming quests that will begin on October 1, 2013.
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Treehouse of Horror XXIII – Event Summary

We are now less than a week away from the next Treehouse of Horror update. Before that happens, I thought it would be a good idea to review the last update, as it was one of the best social events in the short history of the game. Sadly this update predates the Android release of the game, so this is something that many players never had the opportunity to enjoy.

The content really focuses on two parts from the episode, the opening featuring a Mayan God and the first of the three stories, “The Greatest Story Ever Holed”. It was 2012, so the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world was a big thing. The other newsworthy event that was addressed in the episode was was the Large Hadron Collider, hence the Super Collider building and the Black Hole decoration.
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It’s the most fun in the park, when you’re laughing in the dark.

When the last Treehouse of Horror event took place, the game was still in its infancy. The maximum level at the time was 22, and the only area players had to contend with was Springfield. Now we have dozens of new characters, buildings, a flourishing boardwalk, and an amusement park.

The question that remains is, will this new Treehouse of Horror update take full advantage of these new areas? Many players seem split on the idea of Krustyland, preferring instead to focus on one map, rather than split their attention between the two. Would that change if this Halloween update gave Krustyland a spooky makeover?

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