This is a post by Alissa the Amazing. I thought her basic FAQ thread was so good that I asked her if I could post it here 🙂 so more Tappers could benefit from her wisdom and she said “yes”! So here it is:
These are just a few of the FAQs I’ve noticed come up a lot with TSTO, and some that are just fun facts to know.
How many characters have been introduced in TSTO to date?
As of Level 32/Krustyland Expansion there are 80 Characters that have been introduced to the game at some point, either as a limited time character or a permanent addition. These include characters that have no tasks and only walk around.
The breakdown is:
-40 Characters are permanent non-premium characters.
-27 Characters are permanent premium characters.
-13 Characters are limited time characters that were introduced as part of a limited time quest line, and are no longer available.
When I visit my friend’s town why are some of their characters dressed differently than mine?
From time to time EA introduces a costume for a character already in the game that will open up a whole new quest line for that character. Sometimes these costumes come out with a big event (like Christmas and Halloween) and other times they’re introduced as part of a promotion for an upcoming episode of the Simpsons.
As of Level 32 there are 15 total costumes that have been introduced. Out of that 15, only 2 of them are permanent additions (McBain & Kamp Bart), and they both cost donuts to unlock.
Some Costume Stats:
-Homer currently had the most costumes released (Mayan Homer, Cool Homer, Santa Homer, Mr. Plow & Ninja Homer) they were all limited time and no longer available.
-With the level 32 update all 5 main Simpsons characters were given costumes, however only Bart’s is still available.
-Flanders, Apu, Moe, Willie, Mr. Burns & Wolfcastle are the only other characters to have costumes in the game.
What about Chief Wiggum? Doesn’t he have a costume? Sometimes I see him walking around my neighbors Springfield in a dress.
Chief Wiggum does not have a costume, however if you use his 24 hour task (Go on a Stakeout) he will walk around Springfield in a dress and blue wig. (Note by Em- Other examples are Barney’s 4h task, sobering up and Kent’s 24h task.)
How many buildings have been introduced in TSTO to date?
As of level 32 (not including Krustyland) there have been 98 buildings released, between permanent additions, limited-time, and premium.
Some Building Breakouts:
-27 buildings are considered homes. Of those 27: 6 can be purchased multiple times, thus leading to house farming (Brown, orange, blue, purple, white and pink houses), 6 are premium (SleepEazy Motel, Lincoln’s Cabin, Santa’s Village, Volcano Lair, Frink’s Lab and Otto’s School Bus) and 4 were limited time and no longer available (Cool Brown house, Santa’s Village, Lincoln’s Cabin, Bad Dream House)
-18 buildings are considered stores. Of those 18: 5 are premium (Mapple Store, Sprawl-Mart, Try-N-Save & Barney’s Bowlarama), 3 are limited time and no longer available (Mapple Store, Howard’s Flowers & House of Evil), and 1 was at one point limited time and has been rereleased with level 32 (Sir Putt-A-Lot’s).
-18 buildings are considered restaurants. Of those 18: 4 are premium (Planet Hype, Swanky Fish, Asia de Cuba & Lard Lad Donuts) and 4 are limited time and no longer available (Nighthawk Diner, Swanky Fish, O’Flanagan’s Pub & Phineas Q. Butterfat’s).
-3 buildings host sporting events: Springfield Downs, Duff Stadium (premium) & Springfield Coliseum (premium).
Do all of the buildings earn money?
No. While almost all of the buildings earn money there are a handful of buildings that do not earn money but have other tasks. Cletus’s Farm does not earn money as the other buildings do instead it earns money through growing crops, Channel 6 earns money through news broadcasts and Open Air Stage earns money through characters performing. Springfield Downs earns money through betting on the Dog Races.
Town Hall, Moe’s Tavern, Springfield Elementary and the Police Station do not earn money. However, your neighbors can vandalize those buildings with spray paint while visiting and you earn money from cleaning up the spray paint.
Finally, Springfield Retirement Castle is the one building that does not earn money, has no tasks to earn money, and cannot be vandalized. However, it’s a building you must purchase in order to get Grandpa Simpson.
How large can I expand my Springfield to?
Including the water and shoreline Springfield is a 16×13 rectangle.
Krustyland is a 10×10 square.
How much would it cost to purchase all the available land in Springfield?
To purchase all of the land in Springfield, 208 squares, it would cost $9,727,040 game dollars.
To purchase all of the land in Krustyland, 100 squares, it would cost 469,000 tickets.
(Note: calculations might be incorrect)
Thank you again, Alissa the Amazing!