Now that season 25 of the Simpsons has started I think it would be nice to recap the episodes from Season 24 which have tie-in content with Tapped Out.
Kicking off Season 24 last year there was an episode tie-in with “Moonshine River”. For this we were given the Duff Race car for free. This is probably the rarest decoration in the game because you had to log into tapped out just before the episode to get it…. Mine is parked outside of the Duff Stadium.
Episode 5, “Penny wise-guy’s” tie-in we were given Fat Tony although for many months he was considered a limited time character he was subsequently released during a level update.
Episode 7 was probably my favourite “The day the Earth stood Cool” this was a very generous tie-in as we were given a free building “Cool Brown House” and a free costume for Homer, “Cool Homer”. There was also a short quest line related to the content.
Episode 14 “Gorgeous Grandpa” saw Grandpa Simpson donning his old wrestling attire and entering the ring to amuse Mr Burns.The tie-in content included a wrestling costume for Grandpa and for an additional 40 donuts a billboard.
Episode 16 “Dark Knight Court” involved Mr Burns dressing up as Fruit-Bat-Man and trying to save the people of Springfield from criminals. For this episode we were given a free Fruit Bat Signal and the option to buy A Fruit-Bat-Man costume for Mr Burns with donuts.
Almost a month later was Episode 17 “What animated Women Want” aired, this guest stared George Takei but more importantly we were given a free Springfield Falls, probably everyone’s favourite decoration and also the chance to buy the Swanky Fish building, again this cost donuts……do you see a pattern emerging !
The final episode tie-in was for episode 19 “Whiskey Business” this was mostly about Moe buying a new suit and guess what we were all given a new costume for Moe “respectable Moe” alongside this freebie was another limited time donut purchase, a black stretch limo.
Now finally at the end of Season 24 there was a large giveaway called “The Season 24 Yard Sale” there were a few free items but mostly it was all premium content. Surprise Surprise. All of the content had been featured in various episodes throughout Season 24, the Yard sale was only available for a short period.
With the finish of the mini (but looong) Thanksgiving event and before the start of the impending Xmas event , it’s time to take a moment to reflect on what has been the the best of the TSTO content events for the past year. Since the game has been around for just over one year we will include every event the game has had so far.
For me I would say it had to be the very first Halloween event. You see, I started playing right before it started so it was really my introduction to what the game could and would become. The Halloween episodes of the Simpsons have always been my favorite, and all of my most favorite characters come from them. I was thrilled to have Raven Bart (even though it was only a NPC), loved the Heck House facade and the House of Bad Dreams. Devil Flanders was the first time I think I ever really liked “Mr. Hi-diddly-ho”. And the zombies and cemeteries were cool too.
So fellow Tappers, what has been your favorite content event so far? Maybe is was last Christmas with Mr. Plow, or the sweet Valentine’s event with all its hearts? Could it be the hand numbing, yet highly rewarding, Whacking Day? You tell us – and let us know why in the comments section.