Howdy Super Tappers! Nathan Here.
The Superhero Event has arrived! Is it a bird?, is it a plane?, No it’s The Superhero Event of 2015! Valentine’s was cut short this year and no more love roses, or love fences or love wheels (Hallelujah!) Instead we have been granted with ACTION! DANGER! and a SUPER-EVENT!
Springfield has been given the ultimate makeover! The music playing in the background, the sort of music a ‘HERO’ listens to! The font has also been changed and is given a comic book type font, Comic Book Guy will be proud! And the Splash-screen! The splash-screen alone is just is many ways the most coolest and best we have ever had for tapped out! You can tell this is going to be an amazing event!
Like every tapped out event, here at TopiX we give you the basic rundown of the event. So we put all the basic information into one BIG post called an overview post, or as I have called it the ‘Super-Overview’ for the theme of the event, I know, BAD JOKE ALERT! In this post I will be looking at the basics of the update of what’s new, what’s changed along with all the boring stuff in between. Hoping to answer your questions about this update. So fly with me, bring your capes and tapping fingers along as we look at the update in my Super-Overview!:
Basics / Release Info
Update: The Superhero Event 2015
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Projected End Date: March 31, 2015
Type of Update: App Store update
App Store Description:
When a hero falls, heroes rise! Tap for the truth, justice and pies! Heroes and Villains are flooding Springfield and the fate of the town is in your hands! You’ve built you town – now it’s time to save it! Join iconic Simpsons characters as their alter-egos struggle against the forces of evil. With new characters, buildings, decorations and more, will you be the hero that Springfield needs!?
Up and Atom!: Click here, to find the first quest basics to unlock the main event. Homer kicks off the start-up quests and it should take you around 9 hours to complete the start-up quests until you can unlock the main event! Click above as Mike explains it in more detail in his announcement post and how to get things started.
There was a couple of changes to the game after the Superhero Update, this does not include the new music or font, ect. The changes below are things that were already in the game and have been altered in the recent update.
- Selma and Skinner’s Dine at the Revolving Restaurant is in order, instead of at the top of their task list.
- Deleted any reference to Santa’s tasks.
- In Edit mode, after storing a decoration, the game autoselects the next decoration of the same type next to it.
- Fruit-Bat-Man is moved to the Vigilantes Character Collection.
- Freddy Quimby and Fruit-Bat-Man got renewed animations.
- The glitch where the “Walk Mr. Teeny” task gets stuck in the Task List is fixed.
- Can’t exchange KrustyLand Tickets for Money anymore in some towns.
A more indepth post with all changes will be posted tomorrow February 20th at 8am GMT.
There are a couple of new things to the game after the Superhero Update, some are just for the theme of the event however there was a new system in the game as in the Edit Mode after storing a decoration, the game auto-selects the next decoration of the same type next to it, same when you are selling the item. Below are things that are new to the game after the Superhero Update:
- All tree-hugging decorations got resigned with better graphics and shadows, It looks like a comic book themed design,
- A new background music is implemented.
- A new font for the game is implemented, similar to Comic Sans.
- The icon to access the friend’s town screen changed and now shows Sidekick Milhouse and Bartman.
- A White border was added around the screen while reading quest texts and the text boxes for the event quests are now comic book-like.
- The Task book has been changed to a Comic Book theme.
Above is the Superheroes help guide that gives you the basics of what you have to do during the Event. The main objective of the event is to tap the Criminals that roam your Springfield to bring justice to your town and also event currency to earn the prizes. The other objective is to visit friends and report crimes to earn more currency.
There will be three prizes track in this event just like the Halloween event 2014. The event is split up into four parts with three Personal Prizes for each part. The first part of the prizes is unlocked as soon as you complete start-up quests. Part Two will begin on February 24 at 8am, Part Three on March 10 at 8am and Part Four on March 24 at 8am. (GMT). The Personal Prizes can be seen below.
As with any event, the normal cash currency takes a backseat to a temporary special currency which is required to win prizes, unlock quests, etc. There are a number of main currencies with this event, 3 to be exact. Each one will be the main collected currency with corresponding prizes for a set amount of time and then the next currency as well as a new set of prizes will activate, but you can still collect the previous currency to get all prizes due to the questline needing the last prize to continue. The 3 currencies are:
- Carbon Rods – February 18, 2015
- Pie Bombs – February 24, 2015
- Freeze Rays – March 10, 2015
Carbon Rods are the first main currency of the event they are what you collect when you capture criminals as the roam your Springfield. Collecting Carbon rods will help you unlock the first three Personal Prizes of the event.:
Prize 1: Arbitrarium – Arbitrarium is the first prize you will unlock after collecting 400 Carbon Rods. Once unlocked you can earn more by tapping Criminals. Arbitrarium will help you upgrade the HQ. Each upgrade does various things, like gives you more currency etc.
Prize 2: Mr. Burns State Prison – Burns State Prison is the second prize you will unlock in the first part after collecting 7,000 Carbon Rods.
Once unlocked you can place and build the Burns State Prison, the Prison will release a Felon in your town which you’ll have to send Heroes to attack the Felon. It takes three Heroes to defeat the Felon and once defeated you’ll earn bonus currency. For each Felon you defeat you’ll earn currency (See image below). If you send a Premium Hero to attack the Felon then the time in less than it would for a non-premium Hero. (Premium Hero Eg. Spider-Pig, Fruit Bat-Man)
Prize 3: Clownface – Clownface is the third and final Personal Prize of the first part. Clownface is a costume for Krusty and is unlocked after collecting 18,500 Carbon Rods.
Clownface comes with his own two-part quest line titled ‘Origin Story’. Clownface gets more quest lines including ‘Clownface Rises’ when you log-in on February 24, ‘National Bank Of Springfield’ once you unlock the Bank in the second part of Personal Prizes and ‘The Collector’, Clownface has his own quest with the Collector once he is unlocked.
Pie Bombs are the second event currency of the Superhero Event and were released on February 24, 2015. Collecting Pie Bombs will help you unlock the next part of Personal Prizes which can be seen below:
Prize 1: National Bank of Springfield – The National Bank of Springfield is the first Prize you unlock in the second part of the event. You unlock the National Bank of Springfield after collecting 12,000 Pie Bombs. You then unlock a quest for Clownface to rob the bank!
Prize 2: The Collector – The Collector is the second Personal Prize you unlock in the second part of the event after collecting 29,000 Pie Bombs. The Collector is a costume for Comic Book Guy and will have a quest line once unlocked.
Prize 3: Dr. Colossus – Dr. Colossus is the third and final Personal Prize in the second part of the event after collecting 55,000 Pie Bombs. Dr. Colossus comes with his own quest line titled ‘Dr. Colossus Returns!’. Dr. Colossus has more quests in the third part of the event after you unlock Death Mountain and The Collider.
Freeze Rays are the third event currency of the Superhero Event and were released on March 10, 2015. Collecting Freeze Rays will help you unlock the next part of Personal Prizes which can be seen below:
Prize 1: Super Jeb – Super Jeb is the first Personal Prize for the third part of the event and is a decoration for your town. It is unlocked after collecting 14,000 Freeze Rays.
Prize 2: Death Mountain – Death Mountain is the second Personal Prize for the third part of the event and is unlocked after collecting 37,000 Freeze Rays. The prize unlocks a quest line for Dr. Colossus and Hank Scorpio (If you have him).
Prize 3: The Collider – The Collider is the third and final Personal Prize for the third and final part of the event and is unlocked after collecting 61,500 Freeze Rays. The Collider comes with a quest line which involves previously unlocked character ‘Dr. Colossus’.
Radioactive Girders are the fourth and final event currency of the Superhero Event and were released on March 24, 2015. Their icon is actually invisible in the prize tracker but the quantity is shown. Collecting Girders by attacking the Radioactive Man Statue with the Heroes will help you unlock the next and final part of Personal Prizes which can be seen below:
Prize 1: Rad Mobile – Rad Mobile is the first Personal Prize for the fourth part of the event and is unlocked after collecting 2 Radioactive Girders.
Prize 2: Kane Manor – Kane Manor is the second Personal Prize for the fourth part of the event and is unlocked after collecting 3 Radioactive Girders.
Prize 3: Radioactive Man – Radioactive Man is the final Prize of the event and is unlocked after collecting 5 Radioactive Girders.
Once you have finished the start-up quests, and tapped your first 20 criminals, the Superhero Event officially starts and you’ll unlock the ability to go to friends towns and arrest/report criminals to earn more event currency.
Arresting Criminals!: Once you enter a friends town, their town will probably be covered in Criminals as well. You can tap up to 3 Criminals in their town and for each Criminal you arrest you get a total of three Carbon Rods (Event currency will change, see above).
Report!: I jumped out of my skin when I heard that someone had reported my town as a loud siren came from my phone. You can report your friends by tapping on the red phones that hover over their buildings. You can do this up to 3 times and will earn 1 Carbon Rod for each building you tap.
Of course if you can report your friends town, they can report your town! If a friend has reported your building you’ll see Radioactive Man’s Glowing Signal hovering over the building, once you tap the building you’ll earn 4 Carbon Rods. So keeping visiting your friends each day to earn more currency for the event and they’ll visit you in return.
Membership Card: If you purchase a Membership Card for 90 donuts then you’ll earn double the currency for capturing Criminals in your friends town.
Once you have unlocked the Arbitrarium prize, you’ll unlock the ability to upgrade your Superior Squad HQ. You upgrade your Superior Squad HQ for more power and currency in the event. You can find Arbitarium when tapping Criminals in your town. (See Below)
Criminals are the main objective for our tapping fingers in this event, as we tap the Criminals to earn event currency. So far there is only one type of Criminal in the event and they look like this:
Tapping on these Criminals will get you the Event Currency and you sometimes get Arbitrarium to upgrade you HQ. The spawn rate on the Criminals is at least one Criminal every five minutes and you can have a max of 30 Criminals in your town.
The first criminal above spawned in Issue 1, the second in Issue 2 and the last one in Issue 3. In Issue 4 all 3 types appeared but only spawned when the quest to tap them appeared.
Daily Bonus Combo
The Daily Bonus Combo is just your average daily rewards when logging into the game. Instead you’ll be earning event currency daily.
These bonus will change as the event currency will change on the dates above.
In Issue 4 the Combo returned to normal due to the different way to collect the currency.
This update brought a bunch of content! We have new characters, new buildings and a lot of new costumes as you transform your characters into the Heroes of Springfield! All the content released in this update is of course Superhero themed. Below I have listed all the new content of the update, these will consist of Personal Prizes, Premium Items and yet to be released items. More information on the items will be in posts like ‘TopiX History Files’, ‘Premium Guides’, ect. This is just an overview of the new SUPER-Content:
Fallout Boy = Fallout Boy is unlocked with the Superior Squad HQ.
Plopper = 100 Donuts – Unlocks with Crap Silo
The Collider = Personal Prize (See Above)
Dr. Colossus = Personal Prize (See Above)
Petroleus Rex = 175 Donuts – Available till March 24th – Unlocks with Tar Pits.
Radioactive Man = Personal Prize (See Above)
Clownface = Personal Prize (See Above)
The Collector = Personal Prize (See Above)
Pie Man = FREE!
Bartman = 60 Donuts – Available from March 3rd to March 31st.
Fruit-Bat-Man = 90 Donuts – Available from March 10th till March 31st.
Sidekick Milhouse = 35 Donuts – Available from March 29th to April 7th.
Superior Squad HQ = $500 – Unlocks Fallout Boy – Size 5×6 – Earns Event currency and 1 Cape, every 4h.
Montgomery Burns State Prison = Personal Prize (See Above) – Unlocks Felons – Size 11×11 – Earns 1 Felon, every 8h
National Bank of Springfield = Personal Prize (See Above) – Size 9×9 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Death Mountain = Personal Prize (See Above) – Size 12×12 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Zenith City Times = 15 Handcuffs, 100 Lockpicks, 30 Capes (The Collector’s Crafting) – Size 6×4 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Zenith City Store Front = 20 Phones, 10 Handcuffs (The Collector’s Crafting) – Size 7×5 – Earns $75 and 7XP, every 3h
Zenith City Lofts = 65 Lockpicks, 10 Handcuffs (The Collector’s Crafting) – Size 7×5 – Earns $75 and 7XP, every 3h
Zenith City Apartments = 15 Phones, 15 Capes (The Collector’s Crafting) – Size 6×8 – Earns $75 and 7XP, every 3h
Crap Silo = 100 Donuts – Unlocks Plopper – Size 4×4 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Tar Pits = 175 Donuts – Unlocks Petroleus Rex – Size 11×9 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Botanical Garden = 5 Lockpicks (The Collector’s Crafting) – Size 10×10 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Kane Manor = Personal Prize. (See Above) – Size 9×9 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Radstation Air Fortress = 225 Donuts – Size 4×4 – Earns $220 and 22XP, every 8 hours – Available from February 26th to March 3rd and from March 29th to April 7th.
Beach House = 125 Donuts – Size 13×10 – Earns $300 and 30XP, every 12h – Available from March 29th to April 7th.
Radioactive Man Statue = 1000$ – Size: 10×10 – Earns $150 and 13XP, every 8h
Zenith City Phone Booth = Unlocks with The Collector’s crafting – Size 2×2
Super Jeb = Personal Prize (See Above) – Size 2×2
Fruit-Bat-Signal = $5,000 – Size 2×2 – Available till March 24th.
Wrecked Brown House = $50,000 – Size 7×5
Rad Mobile = Personal Prize. (See Above) – Size 6×3
There we have it! The complete overview for the Superhero Event 2015. That took a total of almost 4 hours! But was worth it! I hope this guide helps you on the Superhero Event and if you need any help or have any questions comment in our comment section below. Also comment on our new theme, do you like it? We want to know! Enjoy this Super-Event. Super Tapping, Nathan!