The Simpsons: Tapped Out Review – Help Homer rebuild Springfield

On January 16, 2013

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out Review – Help Homer rebuild Springfield

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By: Electronic Arts

Version #: 4.0.0

Date Released: 2012-12-05

Developer: The Simpsons™: Tapped Out Support

Price: Free

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The satirical cartoon show The Simpsons became so popular that they crossed 23 seasons and still, all are looking forward for more. As such, it is quite understandable why developers want the name Simpsons on their title, as Springfeild forms the arena of this new empire-building game The Simpsons: Tapped Out.

The game starts with a mishap where Homer accidentally brings down the whole city by a nuclear meltdown and now, it is upon him to get things back to normal. The rest is the same old story as seen with Clash of Clans or Farmville.

You are at ground zero with just nothing around and you start by building your house. Out of nowhere, Lisa shows up with more ideas for rebuilding the city. Start making buildings, houses, marts etc to earn taxes and invest further to develop Springfield. As you progress, you can add stores, elementary, brewery, hospitals, bus service, farms, saloons, churches etc and use the returns to further upgrade them and be self sufficient. Once things improve, you can show off your city with decorations like pavements, pools, trees, shrubs, camp-fires, reindeer  benches, fences and much more.

The conventional gems used to speed up things is replaced by radioactive donuts and can be bought from within the app. Unlike other similar games, it is not only the buildings and stuff that makes you money; man-power is equally important because Homer an others indulge in alot of jobs to earn more money. I personally think it is a cool addition, since we can do these tasks while waiting for events to get completed.

As your city develops, you gain xp and climb up the levels, unlocking new features. Guessing from the inventory items, there are 24 levels and its a long journey from ground zero. The animations and sound effects are simple yet sufficient; the random comments by Homer are funny, too. To conclude, this one is not so different from other empire-building games but the Simpsons theme should surely appeal to millions of fans.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:No, Clash of Clans seems better

Learning Curve:Low

Who Is It For:All Simpsons fans

What I Like:The storyline is good

What I Don't Like:Crashes often

Final Statement:A good game, but there are plenty better!

Read the Developer's Notes:
** Thanks for making The Simpsons: Tapped Out a #1 game on the App Store around the world. Come join your favorite Simpsons characters for FREE – now enhanced for iPhone 5. **

THIS GAME IS LIFE-RUININGLY FUN! Homer accidently caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. D’OH! Now, it’s up to you to rebuild it! From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield... for FREE.

**Because of its many features, we recommend connecting to WiFi the first time you launch this game. Please be patient while it loads (we promise it’s worth the wait).**


1. First, you can get it for free!
2. Make Springfield just like you want it.
3. Help Homer find Marge, Bart, and the rest of his family and friends! (Ned Flanders, too.)
4. Complete tasks to earn… mmm, donuts!
5. Make Apu work ridiculously long shifts at Kwik-E-Mart.
6. Grow and harvest Tomacco on Cletus’s Farm.
7. Party down with Duffman at Duff Brewery.
8. See how your Indolence, Consumerism, and Gluttony stack up on the Conform-o-meter.
9. Enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen animated scenes sure to please fans of TV’s longest-running comedy.
10. Visit your friends’ Springfields, play pranks, and collect cash.
11. And did we mention… it’s free to play?

With HD graphics made for the Retina display, you’ll get an eyeful of greener greens, yellower yellows, and more.

IS THAT ALL? Of course not! Did you know that you can even play this game in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Korean?

But who wants to read all this text on an iPhone screen? So you should CHECK OUT THE SCREENSHOTS because the screenshots really sell it… even though we really don’t have to sell this game… because it’s FREE!
- Play on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3 (3rd generation) or iPod touch (4th generation).
- You must have an Internet connection to play, so please make sure your device is connected.

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