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Surprise Super Bowl themed update, now live!

While we were all anticipating the arrival of the Valentine’s Day update, the developers decided to sneak in a quick quest line to celebrate the American sports tradition, the Super Bowl. When your log-in, after the game downloads some new files, you’ll be prompted with a dialogue exchange between Homer and Lisa. The quest “Stupor Bowl Weekend” starts off once this dialogue exchanges completes. So free up those charters if you want to get started.

This update also brings back the Duff Party Bus, though for the price of 50 donuts. This was the same price it was offered during the Season 24 Yard Sale. So if you missed out, now is your second chance to add this exclusive decoration to your town. It comes with 2.25% bonus money and XP to all Jobs.

Another bonus! The Duff Racer can be purchased for $250,000 for a limited-time as well. This is the very first exclusive item ever added to the game, so to see it re-released is a real treat.

Stupor Bowl Pt. 1

TIME CHARACTER TASK
60m Homer Go on a Beer Run
60m Lisa Investigate Super Bowl Financials

Homer: Lisa, come in there and pray with Daddy.
Lisa: Pray? Oh no! Dad, are you dying?
Homer: With my lifestyle? Probably. But that’s not why I’m praying. I’m praying because it’s almost Sunday… Super Bowl Sunday!
Homer: I just want the game to go off without any lockouts, blackouts, or Sum of All Fears-esque nuclear attacks.
Lisa: But all of those problems are completely avoidable or fictional. They’re just created by players, owners, and TV stations to make more money.
Lisa: In fact, when you think about it, the whole Super Bowl seems about making money.
Homer: Shut your blasphemous mouth! God loves football. How dare you question God! Now get me another beer.
Lisa: You’re out of beer.
Homer: WHY, GOD? WHY?

(after the task is complete)

Homer: Okay Lisa, put down those financial magazine and help me carry this stuff to the car. I got two cases of Duff, and three cases of Duff Lite!
Lisa: That’s a lot of beer. Are you having a Super Bowl party?
Homer: Ooh, that’s a good idea! Apu, get me another four cases of each.
Homer: Also, that barrel of Duff-flavored cheese blurgs and this industrial-sized tub of Duff-brand chicken swangs.
Lisa: Cheese blurgs and chicken swangs? Is that even food?
Apu: Of course. They’re made from all-natural cardboard and organic liposuction waste.
Homer: Mmmmm… rich lady fat.

Stupor Bowl Pt. 2

! Lisa
TIME CHARACTER TASK
2h Lisa Crunch the Numbers
2h Homer Crunch Duff Warm Ranch Chips

Lisa: This just doesn’t add up – Super Bowl tickets are expensive, but don’t cover team salaries.
Lisa: The ads cost a fortune, but are miniscule compared to the licensing deal. And surplus revenue falls way short of operating costs.
Homer: What are you talking about?
Lisa: This Super Bowl is generating billions of dollars, yet somehow no one’s making money from it.
Homer: What about FOX? FOX wouldn’t run something year after year if it wasn’t making them money.
Lisa: So you’d think, but I’m not seeing it. Maybe I missed something in these balance sheets.
Homer: Awww, kids and their balance sheets.
Homer: Now, as the consummate hose, I must taste the snacks to ensure the highest quality of food for my guests.

Stupor Bowl Pt. 3

! Homer
TIME CHARACTER TASK
4h Homer Drink Duff Beer
4h Lisa Request Subpoenas of NFL Tax Documents

Homer: Lisa, help! The seagulls are back — they think I’m a beached whale. And they’re not the only ones…
Sea Captain: Yarr, not a drip of ambergris on him.
Lisa: Dad, did you eat all the party snacks and pass out on the floor?
Homer: Judging me isn’t going to get rid of these gulls.
Lisa: Please Dad, I’m still busy tracking the Super Bowl profit stream from media ad sales through to player’s salaries.
Homer: Can you re-describe that as a famous movie quote?
Lisa: I’m following the money.
Homer: Hmm, I haven’t seen “All The President’s Men.” I’ll have to take your word for it.
Lisa: Why don’t you get up and take a shower? It smells like the sea in here, and it’s not coming from the gulls.
Homer: Probably because of all the salt I ate. Don’t worry — I know how to fix that.

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  1. #1 by Louise on January 31, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    Can anyone help me? I started tge Superbowl tasks, after the one with LIsa getting subpoenas the rest havent loaded. I only have 3 tasks at a time and no exclamation marks are appearing above any relevant characters :(

    • #2 by Anonymous on February 11, 2014 - 3:37 pm

      Iv got the same!

  2. #3 by Dustin Thomas on January 30, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    so, i play this game on both my nexus7 and motoX. On the nexus, the super bowl quests are there and i’ve been going through with them. but when i try to log on with my phone, homer and lisa are wandering the streets and the superbowl quest isn’t there. i’ve been afraid to really do anything with my phone in fear of losing progress of the super bowl quests. i’m also only level 14 and pretty new, so if anyone has experienced this and knows what to do, your help would be greatly appreciated.

    • #4 by feelingblind on January 30, 2014 - 3:59 pm

      If you have an Origin account, there should be no problem with losing progress. Maybe just try turning your phone on and off, that usually fixes things.

  3. #5 by Bnfire on January 29, 2014 - 10:34 pm

    I am really surprised nothing has been mentioned about Homer owning the Denver Broncos. The team was given to him by Hank Scorpio :-)

    • #6 by platypusguitar on January 30, 2014 - 1:22 am

      Youre right! Having a side quest involving Scorpio for those who bought him would be nice

    • #7 by Raventhief on January 30, 2014 - 8:28 am

      Yet another missed opportunity for EA. imagine how many donuts they could have sold the stadium for!

  4. #8 by Christina Dworek on January 29, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    Did anyone else read that we’re supposed to get another Duff Blimp and free donuts when we log in on Sunday?

  5. #10 by hannahbanana2014 on January 29, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Im quite annoyed i cant buy multiple race cars, i really wanted more then one, I’ve got so much in game money that needs spending. No fair!

    • #11 by platypusguitar on January 30, 2014 - 1:21 am

      Same for me! I was all like: im gonna buy 4 or 5 and make a race track but noooooooooo D:’

  6. #12 by Harbinger70 on January 29, 2014 - 2:46 pm

    I was able to get the quest started on my iPad and just tried to move on to the next part on my iPhone. I’m getting the dreaded “Undergoing Maintenance” . The fact that EA greatly appreciates my patience just gives me the warm and fuzzies…

    Let’s hope for a short outage.

    • #13 by jamminfrog on January 29, 2014 - 3:26 pm

      Can’t connect from either devices. Grrrrr

      • #14 by Tom on January 29, 2014 - 4:53 pm

        Same here. Have been trying for 2hrs

        • #15 by Skinman2000 on January 29, 2014 - 4:56 pm

          Yup, me, too. Maintenance problems; can’t get in the game. Booo-urns.

        • #16 by jamminfrog on January 29, 2014 - 4:56 pm

          And counting! The only relief is that servers are down because the valentine event will be launched tomorrow – my wish only

          • #17 by Harbinger70 on January 29, 2014 - 5:41 pm

            I’m back in on both my devices now. Hopefully EA sorts out what’s causing these issues soon. They certainly make enough on TSTO to throw tons of resources at it both in terms of engineering resources and hardware.

          • #18 by jamminfrog on January 29, 2014 - 5:53 pm

            I completely agree with you. Just finished tapping my town too!

  7. #19 by Clowninclay on January 29, 2014 - 2:02 pm

    My town has frozen two times in a row while getting In just now. I hope that doesn’t continue and is a coincidence and not the update.

    I had enough money for my racer saved up on my account. I think my son will be out of luck on getting it due to the cost. We need a Raventhief bank of Simpsons to help us out with some of that 10 million hanging around his town. :)

    • #20 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 2:08 pm

      Hahaha, yeah. I’d like to take out some money to expand my town and buy a shiny new race car. :D

      • #21 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 2:13 pm

        You wouldn’t like my interest rates.

    • #22 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 2:14 pm

      My wife has even more cash then me as she doesn’t like the aspirational buildings!!

  8. #23 by Skinman2000 on January 29, 2014 - 11:13 am

    This was a fun surprise; I passed on the party bus before, so I picked that up this time like the sucker I am. I remember getting the race car so very long ago. That’s a trip to see it back!

    • #24 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 1:53 pm

      Indeed way back in 2012 for race car….that means any limited content could be rereleased!
      Maybe in 1000 years we might see Mayan Homer again..lol

  9. #25 by jamminfrog on January 29, 2014 - 10:48 am

    My B game only has 80k in cash. Might have to sell some buildings…ouch. 250k is a lot.

    • #26 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 10:51 am

      I’d sell an aspirational building if I had it, since those are permanent and would sell for a decent amount.

      • #27 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 10:54 am

        $10mil in the bank and still nothing to buy….meh they could have released the isotope stadium

        • #28 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 11:18 am

          Your gameplay is so different than mine.

          • #29 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 1:05 pm

            Bit like superman..
            Metropolis and smallville both cool places to visit, for different reasons.

        • #30 by jamminfrog on January 29, 2014 - 1:49 pm

          Yep. That’s my A game for you. I spend my cash rebuilding things for xp.

  10. #31 by jamminfrog on January 29, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Nothing here in the UK

    • #32 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 10:28 am

      I’ve got it and i am in England. Try resetting the app.

  11. #34 by Bumlets1 on January 29, 2014 - 10:18 am

    Apparently there is a quest on Super Bowl Sunday as well. Hoping we still get a valentine’snday event tomorrow.

    • #35 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 10:21 am

      We’ll see. I know there is a bit more to this Super Bowl update, but I don’t want to post too many spoilers. Sometimes it’s nice to get a surprise.

      • #36 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 10:29 am

        I hope they add something other then the duff racer and party bus as I’ve already got them.

        • #37 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 10:39 am

          I can’t afford the Duff Racer, and I won’t be able to earn enough to buy it before it disappears. :(

          • #38 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 2:23 pm

            It does seem a bit steep! I got mine for free lol….

          • #39 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 6:30 pm

            I think your e-mail may have been hacked. You just sent me a random, suspicious link.

      • #40 by mothy on January 29, 2014 - 10:34 am

        Non-spoiler spoilers are passive-aggressive!

        • #41 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 10:38 am

          Not at all. Just play this quest and make sure to play on Sunday for a surprise.

          • #42 by Raventhief on January 29, 2014 - 10:41 am

            Oh I like surprises…did you know the party bus is now a “unique item” so if you already bought one or more on the season 24 promo you can’t buy it now..!
            Only 1 duff racer car per town as well.

          • #43 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 10:41 am

            I did not know that, but I was curious. Thanks for the info!

          • #44 by mothy on January 29, 2014 - 10:43 am

            That’s just a little like saying “we’re having a surprise party on your birthday!”… :p

          • #45 by feelingblind on January 29, 2014 - 10:45 am

            Indeed, so make sure to show up. The presents you’ll get are still a surprise! :)

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