10 Best Things From The Simpsons: Tapped Out ‘Treehouse of Horror’ Update
We love Simpsons here at Arcade Sushi. Does that make us biased when talking about The Simpsons: Tapped Out? Damn straight. For anyone who even remotely enjoys The Simpsons, this game is dangerous. Tapped Out is so jam-packed with references, it's crack for any Simpsons fan. We can't stop playing. There's a reason why this game topped our list of the best Farming Games on iOS. With the recent update, The Simpsons: Tapped Out went to a whole other level with tons of spooky new content. After all, Halloween is the season of choice for this show. With that in mind, here's a list of some of our favorite new additions to the game. A word of warning though - read on only if you're ready for way too many Simpsons references.
Brains! The addition of zombies is great in this update and we love how everyone can be turned into a zombie version of themselves if they're bitten by one of Springfield's undead. There are many great zombie versions of Springfield's denizens, especially Martin's Hannibal-style lobotomy. But Flanders has to take the top spot because... you just killed the zombie Flanders! He was a zombie?
As you squish zombies, you will be supplied with eggs and toilet paper that you can use to mess up other towns. This is a great way to encourage the social aspect of this game and fits in perfectly with the Halloween theme. It's fun to return to your own town after a day or two, only to find that it's been totally trashed by your friends.
All the kids get to go trick or treating in the update and they put on costumes when they head out. Martin's costume is the clear winner in my book. If only they convinced Russi Taylor to record her voice for this game, we would get to hear Martin say, "I am Calliope, the muse of heroic poetry," and then Nelson Muntz could punch him in the stomach.
Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Ooooh, that's bad. But it comes with a free Frogurt! That's good. The Frogurt is also cursed. That's bad. But you get your choice of topping! That's good. The toppings contain Potassium Benzoate ... that's bad.
You can't have anything Halloween related without Kang and Kodos. Or in this case, just Kang. After you build the Supercollider, the signature green alien makes an appearance and can be seen buzzing your town. And lookee here, there appears to be a ray gun that you can build. Hmmmm, wonder what that's for? The only downside is that it costs a ton of donuts. Speaking of donuts, we are surprised that the Halloween update didn't feature an All The Donuts In the World option.
In the latest Treehouse of Horror special, the Simpsons writers devoted an act to poking fun at the CERN's Large Hadron Collider. If there's any debate as to whether or not the writers of the Simpsons are a bunch of nerds just like their fan base, this puts it to rest. Does this mean we'll get to see the Burns Atom Smashing Plant at some point? Excellent.
We love this part of the update, including the hilarious easter egg on the gravestone. But we can't help but feel bad for poor Snowball I ... run over by the Mayor's beer-swilling brother, Clovis. It's a shame she's roused from her eternal resting place only to be squished along with her fellow zombie pets.
This is where it all started. The Bad Dream House dates back to the original Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, so it stands to reason that it would be included in the game. We are glad they didn't make you pay for it with donuts as well. Once you get it, you can send pretty much all of the Springfieldians to spend a night there, making it a great way to accumulate treats to buy other Halloween options like the Heck House and the Burns Monster.
Here's your problem, someone set this doll to evil. You can set the switch of the Talking Krusty Doll back and forth by tapping on him. Just make sure you know where all your kitchen knives and harpoons are in case you get Evil Krusty. That doll is evil, I tells ya!
Between the Hell and Zombie versions, Ned Flanders is stealing the show here. Devil Flanders?! Who woulda thunk it. It's always the one you least suspect. We love how one of the options for Devil Flanders is to "Show his Wrath." You are not smarter than me! Just one of many references and details that are packed into this amazing game. Also, Treehouse of Horror IV might be the best out of all the Halloween Specials. Come on, it doesn't get any funnier than that trial with Lionel Hutz and the Jury of the Dammed.