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The Simpsons: Tapped Out

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  • Date Added:
    Apr. 22, 2013
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    Free; iTunes account required.
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The Simpsons have become ingrained in our culture since they first premiered on The Tracey Ullman Show in 1987 (we're showing our age here), so it seems fitting that they move to the 21st century by appearing in an iOS game. Sadly, though, for such a funny and entertaining television show, The Simpsons Tapped Out is one of the more boring iOS game apps we've tested.

When we started The Simpsons Tapped Out, we had to wait about five minutes for 28 updates to download. But once it started, we were greeted with a short scene of Homer at work in the nuclear power plant just as it suffered a meltdown and took out Springfield. As Homer, it's your job to rebuild the city. We couldn't find any kind of directions to help us start out on the right foot, so we just tapped around until a menu came up. Our first task was to "rebuild" our house, which consisted of selecting it from a menu and placing it where it told us to. That's it. After that, we had to keep tapping our screen to read a conversation between Homer and Lisa that went on way too long. Our next task was to build a road in front of our house, which, again, involved selecting it from a menu and placing it where it told us to. The game does include other building choices, but they were all locked. And here's the crazy thing: you can buy donuts for Homer (though we're still not sure how they benefitted him), but they'll cost you - literally. If you want a Boatload of 2400 Donuts, it'll set you back $99.99 - and that's real money, not Simpsons money. We were too nervous to tap around too much out of fear that we'd tap the wrong thing and get charged for it. One more thing: don't let your phone fall asleep or you'll have to wait about 30 seconds for it to load up again, and a few times, we had to start the game over because it wouldn't go back to our current spot.

We like a good building game as much as anyone, but they only work well when you have a choice in design and placement. The Simpsons Tapped Out left us bored and tapped out of patience. We recommend you skip this dud.

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3 stars

"Way too slow"

May 19, 2013  |  By Davros64

 |  Version: The Simpsons: Tapped Out 4.2.3


Well animated


Have far more characters/environment/features at start and way way too slow in building up.


Helps pass time, but could/should be so so much better.

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What's new in version 4.2.3
Theres a swarm of serpents descending on Springfield and its up to you to save the town. Grab your baton and get ready to whack some snakes, because its Whacking Day in Springfield. Weve got new limited-time characters, quests, and more! New Event: Whack snakes infesting your town and win up to ten limited-time, exclusive-content prizes. New Buildings: Take a tour of the historic Fort Sensible, train at Lugashs Gym, catch a game at the Duff Stadium and see the title fight at the Springfield Coliseum. New Characters: Prepare for the Whacking Day festivities with Ninja Homer, live the model life with Miss Springfield, get Drederick Tatum to step back into the ring, start Lisas gymnastic training or help Willie get his clothes clean using his washboard abs. New Decorations: Revel in the season with celebratory, snake-themed decorations: from shirts and sticks to practice snakes of varying colors. If youre not seeing enough snakes in your town, get some specialty rocks, stumps and trunks that will be sure to increase the number of cold-blooded critters in your town. New Quests: Will the town prevail over the Serpent Menace? Will Lisa be able to save the snakes?
Publisher Electronic Arts
Publisher web site http://www.ea.com
Release Date February 29, 2012
Date Added April 22, 2013
Version 4.2.3
Category Games
Subcategory Other Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 67.52MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 30,024
Downloads Last Week 41
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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