The Simpsons: Tapped Out is an official Simpsons mobile game by one of the biggest names in the industry – Electronic Arts. So what’s the deal with the game? For starters, Homer Simpson’s well-documented incompetence at the nuclear plant resulted in a meltdown that wiped out all of Springfield. And your goal is to rebuild Springfield in your own image and likeness while you help Homer find the rest of his family and friends, even including neighbor and arch-nemesis Ned Flanders. You also get to control and/or encounter other popular characters from the long-running Fox series. While we know Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither would Springfield be rebuilt that quickly, we’ve come up with some useful The Simpsons: Tapped Out cheats, tips and hints to help make the rebuilding process quicker.
1. Unlock The Jebediah Statue
One of the simplest cheats in the game is to tap on Homer to pull up his task list, then to quickly tap on him ten more times. This will give you ten donuts and the Jebediah Statue, which, as loyal fans should know, pays homage to Springfield’s founding father.
2. Assign Shorter Tasks If You’re Playing A Lot
If you play The Simpsons: Tapped Out quite regularly and take a hands-on approach to the city rebuilding process, you’ll want to delegate shorter tasks to your characters. The disadvantage, of course, is less donuts and less money, but the advantage is getting to interact closer with these characters. Longer tasks are best delegated when you know you’ll be away from the game for a while, say, to turn in and head to bed for the evening.
3. There’s An Art To Adding Buildings
During the rebuilding process, you’ll need to be sure you’re choosing the right buildings to prioritize – all buildings will allow you to earn money and experience points, but you’ll definitely want to prioritize those with the most potential to earn you all that. The Kwik-E-Mart, for instance, is a potentially high-income building, but it takes some time for the money to roll in. Then again, you’ll earn income tax from residential properties, but not as much as you would from most other buildings.
4. Know The Basics Behind The Conform-O-Meter
The Conform-o-Meter, which can be found by tapping the star rating on the bottom left hand corner, tells you how quickly you can earn bonuses in addition to your money and XP. The best possible star rating is five stars, and the individual areas of the Conform-o-Meter include, but aren’t limited to ratings for Indolence, Consumerism, Vanity, Gluttony, Righteousness, and more.
5. Buy Donuts, Not Cash
Donuts, which are Homer’s favorite food, don’t make him fat in this game – they help you, the player, complete objectives faster. And when you’ve got more objectives accomplished, you also get more cash. So if you really need to choose, we’re certainly advising you to buy donuts as opposed to buying in-game cash.
6. Sometimes Little Things Matter The Most
You may not pay much attention to the trees in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, but they can be of help to you, even if they won’t earn you cash or donuts. Trees earn you XP, and you’ll really need to have enough XP if you want to level up and subsequently unlock more characters and buildings.