The Simpsons: Tapped Out review

AwfulPoorAverageGreatPerfect
Loading ...
Zoom
User Reviews
The Simpsons™: Tapped Out

The Simpsons: Tapped out is a new Simpsons city building game by EA Games for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch. The game starts with Homer at the nuclear power plant, too occupied playing a city building game on his myPad to realize that the reactor is melting down. The result is a massive explosion which destroys the entire city. It is now up to you, Homer, and the numerous Simpsons cast you unlock on the way to rebuild Springfield.

Each character and building has specific tasks that can be completed for experience and money. As you unlock more characters they will walk the streets of Springfield, waiting to do your bidding. As you level up you buy more land and build new structures. Players needn’t fret too much about original building placement, as all units can be moved and adjusted at will. Performing various activities gains experience, money, and the occasional donut. Donuts are the game’s powerup, they can be used to quickly complete tasks and purchase special buildings and objects. Players can use real money to buy in-game money or donuts to help speed along their Springfield’s development. Your city is rated in a range of different categories, and the higher the rating the more bonuses you gain. Decorations like trees and fences are available to add flair to your town, also giving small bonuses to your rate of growth.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

There are no shortages of Simpsons quotes and references, and the character dialogues are written in a consistent manner to the personalities of the show. Many of the greatest moments and episodes make appearances in the game. Favorite characters are unlocked as you progress, and users can construct a range of buildings from Springfield staples like Moe’s Tavern to more obscure structures like Hank Scorpio’s Volcano Lair.

Early on, Professor Frink jumps in to quickly fill you in on the existence of parallel dimensions of the Simpsons universe which can be visited. In other words: you can drop in on your friends’ games. This clever feature of the game brings further opportunities for debauchery, points, and experience, not only can you berate or admire your friends’ Springfields, but you can actually vandalize their property and gain bonus experience. There are also seasonal events like Halloween Trick-or-treating and zombie infestations.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

By far the biggest complaint is needing to reload the game whenever absolutely anything happens on your phone, with the load time being a bit on the long side. This is particularly frustrating during an update as the update will then restart from the beginning. Device autolocks? Update restarts. Low battery warning? Update restarts. Receive a call? update restarts. Other than this annoyance The Simpsons: Tapped Out really is fantastic, especially for a free game. It does not just pander to fans, it is a well designed game with depth and great features. Any Simpsons fan is guaranteed to enjoy the game, and even someone who has somehow never seen an episode would have a great time rebuilding Springfield.

AppSafari Rating: 4.5/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.

Download The Simpsons™: Tapped Out at iTunes App Store
Price: Free
Version: 3.0.1
Size: 42.49 MB

App Review By Neema Akhtar Posted on November 14th, 2012 and filed under Adventure, App Store, Games, Resource Management (Viewed 1955 times, 1 so far today). Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

Write a Review

About AppSafari

Looking for the best iPhone, iPad & iPod touch apps? Reviews of the best new iPhone apps daily since 2007. The App Store is a jungle. Go on a safari of over 7,025 iPhone, iPod touch & iPad apps & discover new iOS apps.

Enter your email address:

New Apps Sent to your Mailbox

Discover AppSafari

Welcome to AppSafari. Our team loves apps and is dedicated to writing iPhone app reviews to help you find the best new & free iPhone apps in the App Store. For the latest App Store buzz check out the Trending iPhone apps updated daily with free games worth downloading. Enter our giveaway contest to win free apps every day. You can browse the site in either gallery or list layout.

Where to go from here

More from AppSafari

Got mail? Subscribe to AppSafari by Email. Watch funny and interesting iPhone Videos gathered from around the web. Pimp your iDevice! Shop for Accessories in the AppSafari Store

© 2007-2012 appsafari.com All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy.
This site is not associated with Apple Inc. or its partners. iPod, iPhone, and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc.
App Screenshot loading
AppStore Read Review
X