5 years of tapping!

In this days, the game is celebrating its 5th anniversary and the staff of TSTOTopix would like to celebrate with you all!
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On Febraury 16th, 2012, the game was released on iOs for the first time ever, in France, followed closely by other countries in Europe, to be released then on March 1st in the US. 1 year later, on February, 2013, the game was also released on Android on the 6th and on Kindle on the 24th. The game has come a long way, with a total of one hundred and forty-four content updates, as of the Destination Springfield, Football 2017 and Valentine’s 2017 update. To more and more years of tapping! HAPPY BIRTHDAY The Simpsons: Tapped Out! Don’t forget to check our post with all the dates of the game since day 1!

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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.

What Changed With the Wild West Patch 1 Update? (April 20th)

A patch for the Wild West event, fixing some glitches, was just released. As most of you know by now, every update not only brings new content but also changes to many other aspects of the game. From prices to appearance, task lengths to requirements, any part of the game is subject to change and many changes affect every player. Follow us right after the jump for the list of all of the changes.
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The Five Years of The Simpsons: Tapped Out: The Dates of the Game!

Five years have passed since the release of the game. Lots of dates, updates, tie-ins, events and offers. Join us right after the jump for the complete list of all major dates and updates in this four years of tapping (individual patches are not included). This post will be updated every new update is released.
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List of Unique Decorations (Update: This Thanksgiving’s Gone to the Birds)

Continuing our list of items characteristics, today we’re going to analyze all decorations with the Unique value, decorations that can’t be bought or placed multiple times. This list includes all decorations that are associated to skins or charactes too.
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Items in red are associated with skins or characters.

Note: Some items may not be listed but only one could be obtained, though in the files they’re not marked as “unique”.
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List of items that can’t be sold and stored (Update: A Rigellian Christmas Promo)

Hello fellow hoarders,

Today, we’re going to make a list some asked: a list of all items that can’t be sold. We’ll update this list once new items are released.
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Click here for the List of items that can be taken to Krustyland!
Click here for the List of items that can be used on Squidport!
Click here for the List of items with Bonus Multiplier for Money and XP on jobs!
Click here for the List of Unique Decorations!
Items in red are also not storable.
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List of items with Bonus Multiplier for Money and XP on jobs! (Update: This Thanksgiving’s Gone to the Birds)

Hello bonus hunters,

Today, we’re going to make a list of all items with a bonus multiplier for money and xp on jobs! We’ll update this list once new items are released.
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List of items that can be used on Squidport and Ocean Pier (Update: A Rigellian Christmas Promo)

Hello fellow tappers,

Today, we’re going to make a list some asked: a list of all items that can be used on Squidport. We’ll update this list once new items are released.
Note: In this list items that are Squidport-exclusive are not listed!
Squidport items can now also be used on Ocean Pier Sections too!
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Items in orange are not placable on Ocean Pier.
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The Characters and Costumes Of The Simpsons Tapped Out (Update: This Thanksgiving’s Gone to the Birds! and Cyber Monday 2017)

Hello fellow tappers, recently it was requested to post the complete collection of characters of the game so here we are.

I’ve included all characters collections and mentioned all costumes (that don’t appear in other characters collections). Enjoy. There’re a lot: 104 with 42 just added by the This Thanksgiving’s Gone to the Birds! and Cyber Monday 2017 updates, and 2 unknown ones added by the Spring Cleaning and the Destination Springfield Takedown updates.
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All costumes pictures has been added now as well as the item they’re associated with. Characters in red means the character or costume is not associated with it.
Characters in blue means the character is an NPC, with no jobs.
Thanks to SurlyCodger at AHQ for the list of items associated with the characters.
Notes: There’re a lot of images in the article. Beware of your internet limit.
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