Wild West: Complete Premium Guide Act 1

Howdy folk! Hoping you’re all enjoying the Wild West event as we are as it is one of the best events to ever hit the game in my opinion. It is a huge event as far as content, changes, dates, etc. which means tons of topics to cover to best help our readers. Deciding which topic to pick first or next can be challenging, however, one topic I know I can’t go wrong with is donuts and the things that cost them. The decision to buy premium content can be one of the hardest to make while playing this game so I am going to try to help make the decision a little easier for you all. What follows is coverage of every item released with Act 1 that is considered Premium and costs donuts.

Obviously all of the event prizes can be rushed with donuts but we will not consider them full-premium for now as the intended main route to obtain these items are by way of earning event currency.

There are a few items in this article that have not been released as of the date of this posting. Those of you who do not wish to be spoiled please do not continue.

Let’s get started shall we?

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Act 1 runs from April 19 – May 3 and includes both new and returning content.

Returning Content (Unlocks April 26 – May 3)

Stock

The stock was first released during the Clash of Clones event that was released on August 19, 2014 and was a parody of the hugely successful Clash of Clones mobile game.

The Stocks

Cost: 10 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 10 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png for each one purchased
  • 150 points towards Vanity (Springfield)
  • 10 points towards Kitsch (Krustyland)

Placement:

  • Springfield – Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach  | Boardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge
  • Krustyland – Road | Road edge

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Size: 1 X 2 squares


Two-Story Outhouse

The Two-Story Outhouse is also a returning item from the Clash of Clones event

Two-Story Outhouse

Cost: 50 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • None

Reward(s):

  • 80 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png for every one purchased
  • 800 points towards Vanity

Placement:

  • Springfield – Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach  | Boardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Size: 2 X 4 squares


Cacti

Believe it or not but this is different from the Cactus Patch released with the Terwilliger Event. The Cactus Patch previously released had a dirt base whereas this Cacti has a clear base and blends into whatever surface you place it on.

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Cost: 15 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 20 points towards Tree-hugging

Placement: Grass | Pavement | Beach

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Size: 4 X 4 squares


Quicksand

It’s not the Wild West without a totally random and seemingly purposely placed patch of quicksand. There are a number of episode appearances of quicksand throughout the shows history and even everyone’s favorite down-on-his-luck Hans Moleman falls victim to quicksand wearing a hat almost exactly like the one in the game item.

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Cost: 45 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 40 points towards Tree-hugging
  • 2% bonus 111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png & 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png
  • 45 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png awarded for the initial purchase and placement (1 time reward)

Placement: Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Size: 4 X 4 squares

Tap/Action Audio:


Frink’s Mechano Spider

The giant mechanized steam-punk contraption known as Frink’s Mechano Spider comes to us from a film titled Wild Wild West which starred Wil Smith and Kevin Kline. One of the main villain’s of the film. Dr. Loveless creates an array of “implausible steam-punk technology and bizarre mechanical inventions” one such being the giant mechanical spider.

Mechanical Spider Movie Image

This crazy invention appeared in an episode of The Simpsons titled The Sweetest Apu (Season 13, Ep 19) and was operated by none other than Professor Frink.

Frinks Spider Episode Image

Game Info

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Cost: 130 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 10 points towards Obedience
  • 3.5% bonus 111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png & 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png
  • 130 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png rewarded with initial purchase and placement

Placement: Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach  | Boardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Size: 11 X 8 squares

Tap/Action Audio:


Wilted Rose

Many of the items that have been offered in Tapped Out have been totally obscure content that may have appeared in an episode for literally 1/2 a second, i.e. Oscar’s Obstacles truck. The Wilted Rose just may claim the title of Most Obscure Item Ever as this originates from a short dream sequence that Principal Skinner experienced in an episode titled “Yellow Subterfuge” (Season 25, Ep. 7) It appeared on-screen for all of maybe 1 second and includes Skinner’s mother as a multitude of “pleasure providers.”

As Agnes so graciously puts it in the game dialogue for this item, the Wilted Rose is a “brothel for old hags.”

Yellow Subterfuge Dream 4

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Cost: 60 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 60 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png upon initial purchase and placement
  • 10 points towards Consumerism
  • Generates income

Income:

  • 200 111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png / 22 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png
  • Every 8 hours

Income Action Message:

  • “Fulfilling Fantasies and Nightmares”

Placement: Grass | Pavement | DirtBoardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Size: 5 X 4 squares

Accompanying Quest(s): 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Permanent Job(s) Unlocked: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Tap/Action Audio:

  • None

Wild West Film Set w/ Buck McCoy

Buck McCoy is Springfield’s most famously washed up on-screen cowboy and full-blown drunk. At 76 years old his resume includes dozens of old Westerns as well as having the ability to do many tricks with animals and is a highly skilled marksman, when he’s sober that is. His only appearance hails from the episode called “The Lastest Gun in the West” (Season 13, Ep. 12)

Buck McCoy Episode 1

Buck McCoy Episode 2

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Cost: 150 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 150 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png upon initial purchase and placement
  • 500 points towards Vanity
  • Generates Bandits

Income:

  • Amount of Bandits generated depends upon your Town Plaza level
  • Every 4 hours

Income Action Message:

  • “Robbing Springfielders”

Placement: Grass | Pavement | DirtBoardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Size: 10 X 7 squares

Accompanying Quest(s): 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Tap/Action Audio:

Permanent Job(s) Unlocked: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Character Unlocked: Buck McCoy

Buck McCoy Unlock

Character Set: Old West Partners

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Unlock Audio:

Premium Jobs: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

List of Permanent Jobs:

  • Display Extreme Marksmanship  – 60 minutes – 105111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/26111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Wild West Film Set – Visual 
  • Demonstrate Stunt Riding – 4 hours – 260111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/70111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Wild West Film Set – Visual
  • Give Cowboy Speech Lessons – 8 hours – 420111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/105111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Wild West Film Set – Hidden
  • Tell Stories To Strangers – 12 hours – 600111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/150111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Furniture Shop (SH) – Hidden
  • Watch His Old Films – 24 hours – 1000111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/225111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Brown House – Hidden

Deputy Credentials

The Deputy Credentials card is the Wild West event’s version of the various licenses of previous events that increase your payouts when visiting neighbors and completing the event-related tasks.

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Menu Image:

Deputy Credentials Menu Image

In-Game Prompt:

Deputy Credentials Prompt Message

Cost: 90Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Begin Wild West Act 1
  • Will activate 24 hours after completing Once Upon a Time in Springfield Pt. 6

Reward(s):

  • Doubles the rewards for tapping Bandits in a neighbor’s town

*All episode images used courtesy of FXNOW & Simpsons World


That completes our brief coverage of all premium items that are contained within Act 1 of the Wild West Event. There will be a full in-depth post for certain premium items with our Should I Buy…….? Wild West Edition posts which will come shortly. Hope this helps!

Happy Bandit Tapping,

Mike S.

Level 56: Daredevil Bart & Captain Murdoch – Complete Overview

Although I wasn’t really expecting an update so soon after the release of Springfield Heights (which I promise I am going to cover as soon as I figure out where to start), I was more than pleasantly surprised to see Level 56 drop and even MORE so when I saw what the new level brought with it. I can’t speak for any of you but I was born in the late 70’s making me a full-fledged 80’s baby and one of the most iconic real-life stars of that time, for me, wasn’t who you typically think of when, or if, you ever think back to that time. No I’m not talking about Max Headroom, E.T., the entire cast of The Ghostbusters and so on and so forth. Im talking about a legendary, fearless, one-of-a-kind stuntman named Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel. 

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Evel Knieval was a household name back then and not because of that badass hairdo or outfit, but because this man broke pretty much every bone in his body multiple times while attempting stunts with dirtbikes and motorcycles so insane he actually failed most of the time and people still loved him. I fondly remember having an official Evel Knieval playset at home and would easily recreate his many devastating crashes as they were a hell of a lot easier to do than to actually pretend successful jumps.

I’m sure many of you at this point are wondering what in the world any of this has to do with Tapped Out so I’ll quit reminiscing and make the connection. Cue, Level 56 and Captain Lance Murdoch! All will be revealed after the jump along with the entire Level 56 Overview!

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July 4th 2015 – A Final Look: Buyers Guide

Let me begin by apologizing for the very delayed post. I am recovering from being struck by a car a few days ago and was not able to get this out in time. So since we did not get out a proper Overview and there’s still time to purchase the content I’ve decided to combine the Should I Buy….July 4 2015? with the July 4 2015: Full Overview. This way we have a properly documented source of reference as it pertains to the game’s history and you get a detailed guide to assist in any last minute decisions. Forgive some of the wording as I started writing this on the day of the release. 

Just as I was about to begin a period of utter dread in anticipation of yet another boring Fourth of July mini-event, chock full of rehashed content and characters, yet again EA threw a curve ball at me, an increasingly more common occurrence thus far in 2015. The July 4 2015 event dropped with little warning, and while it does contain the usual 2-3 rehashed characters and their anchor buildings, it’s the very few new items that make this little tip of the brim towards American independence all worth even talking about.

Even our good ol’ pal Gil Gunderson came to town with his pockets full of snake oil for the holiday with a brand new Gil Deal to make you pay money for an “all-American, patriotic yet insanely scandalous and historically disgraced previously breathing” symbol of American freedom, isn’t he such a swell guy. That Gil.  And he brought along a Tricky Dick that he pulled from a Deep Throat of American history to offer him up to you, as bait, I mean as the newest ex-whatever to fill in the ranks of the Fourth of July character set.

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To find out what this years celebration of independence has brought to our ever-growing virtual populaces, follow me after the usual complementary yet-ever-so-spoilery image of what we’re going to spoil for you anyway once you do actually “follow me.” Your welcome!

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Should I Buy……..Stacy Lovell, Malibu Stacy HQ and Stacy’s Dream House? Premium Guide

Updates such as Level 53 are exactly why The Simpsons Tapped Out is one of the greatest games ever, especially for those of us who have been avid fans for the last 26 years. I’ve said it a hundred times and probably will say it a hundred more, level updates are my absolute favorite additions to the game because the content of each new level is “canon” material and comes straight from the core story line of the show and gives the developers and writers an opportunity to “continue” or extend on a story or character that many of us found ourselves wishing for more of.

Many of you may not be so excited to see Stacy Lovell or better yet, many of you may not even know who Stacy Lovell is, but once you’ve completed this Premium Guide, hopefully, you will have gained a better understanding of the contribution this character has made to the history of The Simpsons and to many of its characters. Also, I’m hoping this will help you to decide on whether buying Stacy and the Malibu Stacy Headquarters is worth the donuts. Seeing as how Stacy Lovell and the additional premium building of Level 53 is so closely connected I will also cover Stacy’s Dream House in order to show the additional benefits from one purchase and how they add to the other and vice versa.

Mailbu-Stacy-Episode-ImageFollow me as we delve deep into The Simpsons and discover the history of Stacy Lovell and her greatest creation, Malibu Stacy.

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Level 51: Marvin Monroe – Overview

On the heels of the very first “unevent” for the Whacking Day/Easter period, Level 51 has dropped, bringing with it a couple of dead guys. Oh wait, one dead guy and one dead guy that ended up not being dead, just “very sick”. Springfield’s favorite, if there is one, psychiatrist Dr. Marvin Monroe and his Family Therapy Center have arrived to guarantee you “family bliss or double your money back”. Before you go and sell your TV’s, there’s more, Homer’s Simpson’s fateful co-worker Frank Grimes also arrives with Level 51, or at least his resurrected, not-dead-after-all-but-from-a-grave self, if that makes any sense. As always I present to you the overview for the update which covers exactly what the update brought, prices, few bits of info for each item, etc. Let’s see what Level 51 has for us. Right this way!

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How Do the ___________ Items Affect the Conform-O-Meter? Multi-Update Guide

With all of the craziness that the holiday season brings, (by holiday season I mean October to January according to the stores in my area) we sometimes get lost in our real world responsibilities like families, jobs, etc. And sometimes we just get behind, which is the case with our Conform-O-Meter posts. We’ve missed a few updates and instead of posting them one by one I’m going to catch up, right here, all in one guide.

conform2According to my records we are missing everything after Level 45 so we’ll go from there and by the end of this will have covered everything up until Phase 2 of the current Christmas event. If you’re new or newer and would like to learn what the Conform-O-Meter is and what it does please see our post here. For more information about the other Conform-o-meter ratings and other technical details in the game, please check out our S-Files Page full of technical info on the game here.

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Covercraft – Season 26 Episode Tie-In Update Overview

Along with this years Thanksgiving mini-event came an episode tie-in for the upcoming episode titled “Covercraft” which is set to air Sunday, November 23 at 8:00 EST. I realize many of you do not live in the US and will not be seeing this episode for some time but I feel it necessary to get the coverage for this out first due to the timing. For those of you who can’t see the new episodes as they air there are ways around that *hint**hint*.

Any how the breakdown of the tie-in update is after the jump.

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