As always with a new level there is usually a premium character and a premium building offered as well. The premium building offered in Level 36 is the Springfield Museum of Natural History. The big question is, Should I buy it or leave it alone?. Here I am again to break this item down and do my best to help you decide. First, let’s take a look at the history (no pun intended) of the building in the show, then we’ll cover all of the game info, pros and cons.
Many of you may be asking why this particular building has made it to the game and the best answer to that is, Who knows? But from past releases it appears that anything, and I mean ANYTHING, that appears in the show even if only for a second, can be a contender for release in the game. The Museum of Natural History has earned its entrance to the game a little more than other items….ahem…..popsicle stick statues…..by appearing in at least 5 episodes of The Simpsons. The very first episode appearance was called “The Boy Who Knew Too Much” dating back to May 5, 1994 (Season 5, Episode 20). Aside from the show the museum has also been featured in 2 of the series spinoff video games. The first called The Simpsons Game was released in 2007 on multiple platforms such as Wii, XBOX and PS3 and the second called The Simpsons: Hit & Run which was released in 2003 on platforms such as Windows, GameCube and PS2. Many of the museum’s appearances were not of the outside of the building but rather of the many exhibits which are displayed inside. So far 12 of the exhibits have made appearances spanning the series and games. Here are a few of them:
History of Weapons
History of Man
The museum is owned by none other than Montgomery Burns and the current one is actually a rebuilt version of the original which caught fire. Unfortunately for the kids of Springfield and us tappers hoping for any new quests to come out of it, the museum is currently closed due to severe lack of interest. However, the museum is the home of the World’s Largest Zirconia. We have that already from Level 34 and now the museum, perhaps a new character could be Molloy?!
Requirements: Level 1
Characters Unlocked: None
Jobs Unlocked: None
Reward: 10 points for Indolence
Size: 13 X 8 squares
Action Quote: “Stuffing Mammoths”
Can be stored: Yes
Placement: Springfield only
Summary: While I’m not going to say Yes, go buy it or No, don’t buy it, let’s just look at the positive facts:
- It has a decent history with the show
- The income on the building is definitely a plus
- Adds a little bonus to Indolence which lightens the house farming load a bit
- Requires only Level 1 so there’s no wait to get it
- Can be sold and stored
And now the negative facts:
- It’s 100 price tag is hefty in that it comes with no tasks, quest or character
- As we’re still in the Halloween event it cannot be haunted making it useless for collecting Goo
- Huge size makes it bulky and hard to place, especially SINCE it essentially has no purpose
- And back to the first, PRICE. At this stage in the game it is unnecessary to fork over that many donuts for a non-usable building. Especially with the holiday season coming which may mean a Thanksgiving and a Christmas event.
I hope I have helped shed some insight on this building. Although I said above that I wouldn’t declare a yes or no, if I absolutely had to give an answer I would say NO. Save your donuts, finish the event and see what’s next. This is a permanent building and will always be for sale in the premium menu. If one day a quest gets added to it, then you can always go back and get it. Hope this helps!