Last month I challenged players
to take a screenshot that featured the musically inclined citizens of Springfield performing on one-screen. While I’m not exactly sure what a lute, bass guitar, electric guitar, violin, accordion, bagpipes, and saxophone sound like being played all at once; it is apparently a groove Kearney can jig to.
This isn’t the only fun photo I’ve seen. There have been some great submissions in our Flickr pool, and on /r/tappedout/. If you’re in the mood for a good laugh, or to see what other players have found amusing, check out the rest of this post.
It wasn’t until a very late stage in the game that I realized you could actually pick-up and move debris around. You can’t store it or sell it, but you can move it around as you see fit. While you do get a small reward for cleaning-up the debris, once it’s gone, it’s gone. In an odd sense these are almost like exclusive decorations that you only get a set number of. The only catch is that you can’t remove them from the map, so if you’re not decorating with them, you’ll have to keep them off to the side somewhere.
The above is a great example of how using debris can actually accentuate certain buildings, like the Haunted Condo for instance. In my opinion the debris in Krustyland has more potential for decorating than the debris in Springfield, unless you want to create a nuclear waste dump. If you have any creative examples of using debris to decorate, feel free to them on our Flickr page.
Have you ever noticed how many characters in the game play a musical instrument? If you have, perhaps you’ve tried to get them all together to make it appear as though they are all having a huge jam session? If you haven’t, give it a try and post your results to our Flickr page. The best photo will be featured in a post on this blog, alongside their username.
Seeing all the different characters playing instruments reminds me of the ending to Tetris. Judging by the screenshot, even some of the instruments are spot on. Fat Tony has a violin like Samus, and Luigi and Bowser both play the accordion.
Musically Inclined Characters
|Lisa||Play the Sax||4h||$175||45|
|Willie||Play the Bagpipes||60m||$70||17|
|Otto||Jam on the Guitar||4h||$260||70|
|Luigi||Play the Accordion||12h||$420||100|
|Martin||Play the Lute||45s||$3||1|
|Nelson||Play the Guitar||8h||$275||70|
|Fat Tony||Play the Violin||60m||$70||17|