The Simpsons: Tapped Out Hints for iPhone/iPad
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Revised guide which covers starting out in the game, in-depth lists of quests, tasks, store items and more. Plus tips and strategies to help you through the game without solely relying on donuts!
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Even if you miss a day you can still spend a donut to get the reward.
When your 'other Springfield' reaches level 20, Side Show Bob appears behind the town hall next to some stores, arrest him and get $50. This happens every time you go in, you don't have to wait 24hrs! You can make $1000 dollars in 5 min while your brown houses tax is genereted. It's boring but it's honest. FYI when your other Springfield updates to level 25 he's gone so make cash while you can!
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When you go into your neighbors towns, if you search for their Krustyland bus stop & click on it to travel to their Krustyland, you can use your taps to get xp & Krustyland tickets from their rides & businesses!! I've been hooked on this game since it came out, lol. Add me! Jessicahuss
If you have to go to school or to work make all of the characters that you have do 4 to 6 hour jobs and they should be done by the time you get home. It worked for me.
I actually found this one by accident. To get three of any of the possible outcomes when buying a scratcher in the Kwiki Mart, scratch out your ticket in this order:MIDDLE, LEFT, RIGHT. I tried it again and it worked perfectly for me. Hope this was useful.
Every time you visit a friend and collect the money and XP from 3 properties, you'd usually get 31 (2+2+2+25) XP in total...
Now you'll also get an extra 25 XP points for every snake you collect, so if you already earned the License to whack snakes, you'll be able to earn yourself an extra 125 XP (5 snakes), and if you bought the License for 10 snakes, you'll earn yourself an extra 250 XP + 31 = 281 ;-)
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To get extra snakes for prizes visit your friends towns, click on the snake in the top right hand corner then bash away.
You need lots of friends to complete WHACKING DAY.
I am level 27 withh all premium items and characters, which make me a good tapped out friend for whacking day.
I add everyone.
I know you get a free burning bush up beside the mountains, but I found another one down by the sea or water. It's about five plots of land across, there you will come across another burning bush. Well I found one there, so good luck everyone hope you all get one too. :-)
Get all the Mayan artifacts and the answer to the question is: The Zune
If you play every day and have a town full of brown houses with no more land to purchase you will understand that your tapping nonstop collecting tons of cash and Xp. But when your doing something else in life (sleeping, eating, etc) your brown houses aren't adding you any extra revenue. The Blue house may seem like a great option because it's only 1800 and only takes 8hr to get an adequate bonus. However you can really only harvest the blue house twice every 24 hours. Once in the morning and 8 hours later. We all sleep and I've tried to catch the blue house right before I go to bed and than again when I wake up. But it's a very difficult task to keep up.
My trick: the White House. Why: it's gets harvested twice a day with ease. It has a small footprint (so you can build more of them than a bunch of blue houses), and I get about $260,000 with a town full of white houses every 12 hours. With this money you can buy expensive decorations that pay out huge xp. I prefer the "weather station" which gives over 1,000 xp each time you build one. At about $9,600 a piece. Than sell them back. And buy some more. Repeat until your broke.
By doing all this I make over 90,000 xp each day. Which means I play the donut game almost every day. Just remember you have to keep 100,000 in the bank for the donut game to insure you always get 3 donuts. So every week I get about 18 donuts! Plus I'm not tapping all day, and when you build the White House you get a nice xp bonus too. Which will propel you through the levels.
Obviously the brown houses make you more, but if you want to have a life, try my plan.
When I was fixing up my town moving stuff around I put house's in my inventory to make it easier. I put the blue house and the pink house and mill houses house in my inventory and I added up with two more houses (pink/blue) for free now I'll get a little extra money or I can sell the houses and do it again and again getting free money...downside the house has to be built and after you take it back out it rebuilds. Add me kingmigz360.
Add as many people on origin as you can then you can collect from their graveyards, giving you money and either eggs/toilet paper or a treat. You can also choose to egg and toilet paper their town, this will randomly earn you treats, excellent if you are just a few away from buying something.
If you have the time, always go for the shorter-length jobs. The overall payout over time is a lot bigger. I'm on every day. Add me blindman218.
The following steps speed up the process of getting through all your friends towns and make you all the Money and XP you would get if you collected the money and XP manually and tapped the 25 XP bonus message at the end.
The trick: you don't have to collect the money or press the button to dismiss the thank you message that pops up - and you'll still get all the money and XP that you would if you did the work.
1) tap on your friends town
2) quickly tap on 3 or more buildings (4-5 if they have graffiti-able buildings close to each other and you tap fast)
3) tap on the button that takes you back to the list of towns
4) repeat for the next town...
Although you didn't collect a single thing manually, you will still get that money and XP, plus the bonus 25 XP at the end for each person.
This REALLY speeds up getting through all your friends... Good luck and enjoy
Regarding tapping 4-5 buildings per town, I've posted about this before, but if your friends graffiti-able buildings are close enough to each other, you can graffiti/clean all of them when you tap quickly enough. I have even collected on 2 regular houses, and then quickly tapped to graffiti 3+ buildings, and it has worked. So just give it a try and tap fast. But you can always do at least 4 if they're placed right - it's not difficult. Just spot them ahead of time and note their position if they're not exactly in zoom-out range. But if they're all spread out, don't waste your time trying this. I encourage everyone to place the school, moes, the town hall, and the police station near each other so we can all do this in your town, and make it a new norm
If you have channel 8, you can make the most money with the LIVE NEWS REPORT and if you're looking to spend donuts, it's the cheapest way to get as much money as you need - much cheaper than buying money in the store... BUT you have to pick the second broadcast on the list, the LIVE NEWS REPORT (takes 4 hours, costs $670, makes $1500+ and 350+ XP , costs 2 donuts to speed up).
I've done the math, and the LIVE NEWS REPORT broadcast is by far the most profitable of all the broadcasts, and depending on how many premium items you have, your bonus can make you even more money. For instance, I make $2500+ everytime I collect on the broadcast, instead of the described $1500.
Breakdown speeding up Channel 6 Live News Report vs. Buying money from the store:
Lets say you need $15,000
Store Cost : 115 donuts
Max. Cost with method described above : 36 donuts
So you can save a TON of donuts by broadcasting LIVE NEWS REPORT with Channel 6. The top calculation is the max amount of donuts needed to make $15,000 - you will spend less depending on the % of your bonus (conformity bonus and from premium items).
You can do this as many times as you want, and make as much money as you need.... This does NOT max out at $15k, I just used that as an example.
Hopefully this helps you, and ENJOY!
If you want your friends to leave you hearts (valentines) when they visit, be sure to keep your characters busy at all times.
Valentines are left for the characters, not the buildings. Your visiting friends will only be able to leave those valentines for characters that are busy so make sure to assign everyone a task all the time. Don't just let them wander aimlessly around your Springfield.
To keep collect valentines keep going back to your Springfield and harvest them as soon as they pop up. This allows the next visitor the opportunity to leave you MORE. To level up this during this valentine's period, the key is to visit often and keep all your characters as busy as possible. Having friends who have bothered to update their software helps too. Give them a few days and if they don't update -- drop 'em!
I play everyday, so if you've upgraded your Springfield with the valentine's update be sure to add me: JKNMike
If you think planting corn for 90 days at Cletus' farm isn't worth it anymore here's a helpful hint.Go to edit mode and pick up Cletus' Farm put it in inventory.Cletus will go with the farm so if he is in the middle of an action he will stop it and can resume it he will need to start all over and the plant will be gone once taken out of the inventory.
It may be tempting to do the higher reward twenty-four hour jobs but you only get $25 per hour with those. Compare that with the $70 one hour jobs. It may be more effort,but try to always put jobs that finish when you will be in next. So,if in for a ten minute session,put consecutive 45 second jobs and if going for a two-hour drive,put up two-hour jobs.
A way to improve your tree hugging rating that is very cheap, you need to do buy alot of shrubs, that only cost 25, and put them behind houses and buildings so you can't see them. This gets you to 5 stars very quickly.