Hey…it’s me…Chris. I have an obsession…besides the one most of you know about (boobs)…it’s the Simpson’s Tapped Out Game. I play it at least three times a day…everyday. I got a bunch of my friends to play it too. We huddle in corners at work furiously tapping our Simpson’s communities to earn money and pink donuts, closed off from the rest of the world like tapping Simpsons vampires…
Ok, maybe not quite like that.
That actually may have not made any sense…ignore that whole tapping Simpsons vampire thing….
Anyway, my friend Tom from the blog, TSTOhelp (which stands for The Simpsons Tapped Out Help) and myself are going to give you a brief overview of the game.
Chris: Welcome, Tom
Tom: Thanks for having me here. Big fan of the game huh?
Chris: I love this game! Tom, I thought it would be really cool if we role play for a minute. I’ll be Homer Simpson and you be a random Springfield person.
Tom: Uh, OK.
Chris: Just pretend we are walking down the street and you run into me, but remember I’m Homer, not Chris.
Tom: Yeah, I got the premise. Hi Homer.
Tom: How are you doing today Homer?
Tom: Thanks Chris, that’s not really working. Why don’t I talk about the actual game instead.
Tom: Moving forward….Simpsons Tapped Out has become a worldwide obsession with people of all ages within a very short period of time, generating millions of dollars for EA by the mere act of telling people to tap furiously on their screens all in an attempt to create a village that outweighs everyone else’s.
Chris: Did you say millions?
Tom: Yes. It’s their number one revenue producing game right now.
Chris: Really? Does it make more money than Madden Football?
Tom: Yes, I believe it does. I don’t work for EA so I don’t have the exact figures on all their games.
Chris: Does it make more money than Bejeweled Temple Run Tetris Solitaire?
Tom: I don’t think that’s a game. I think you just randomly mashed together some famous game names.
Chris: Maybe I did…
Tom: Continuing to move forward, the story of Tapped Out follows a highly likely scenario in which, Homer, playing on his ‘mypad’, accidentally causes a nuclear meltdown in the Springfield Powerplant and causes the Springfield we all know and love to be blown apart leaving nothing but himself and a green square of land. With the help of Homer and the ‘giant finger’ (i.e. you), the task is the rebuild Springfield from scratch starting with the Simpson house. Much like fellow real-time games such as FarmVille or The Sims series, Tapped out involves putting in time and patience to restructure Springfield however you see fit, erecting buildings and decorations reaps rewards such as XP and cash with characters in the mix as well (build a kwik-e-mart and get Apu etc.)
Chris: I like when Ned says, ‘Oh noooo’ when you assign him a task. Even when you tell him to go to church, he says it. Ironic.
Tom: Yes, the voices are done by the actual actors. The buildings all have unique animations when someone is in them. All in the Simpson style and look.
Chris: I also like the Playboy Marge task where she goes around flashing the other characters.
Tom: There is no Playboy Marge task. This is a family game.
Chris: Well there should be. Hey, you want to see some funny pictures I took of the game?
Tom: Um, sure.
Tom: Those were great. All I can say is, keep practicing taking screenshots. Thank you Chris for being extremely generous in lending me your blog for an opportunity to advertise my blog briefly; TSTOhelp It’s a relatively new daily post blog in which I provide information on The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Walkthroughs, Building information, Charater Quests and Design tips, I take questions through my Facebook Page and through E-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org – all of which I attempt to answer as soon as I get them and to the best of my ability.
I would really appreciate it if you guys could take a look (if you play the game) and share your views on the site and your experience with the game so far, I offer the chance to get involved and show me your designs and share pictures of your Springfields too! If you don’t play the game, you really should
Chris: I love this game so much, I sometimes play while having sex.
Tom: That’s a little personal to share, don’t you think?
Chris: Sometimes I get carried away and scream, ‘Give me your pink donut!’
Tom: Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea…By the way Simpson’s Tapped Out is available on iTunes and the Android Play Market, and it’s free!