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Wild West

April 19, 2016 - May 30, 2016

The Wild West 2016 Event was the second major event of 2016 and the 20th major event overall. It was released on April 19, 2016 and ended on May 30, 2016. It was the one hundred and seventeenth content update for The Simpsons: Tapped Out.

With this update, several permanent changes were made.

  • A new groundcover Dirt, as well as a new road Dirt Road were added.
  • For the Task Book there were added new Quest Badges, which show if quests are limited, completed, available to start or already in use.
  • The character finder was updated and now shows completed tasks in addition to the usual idle characters.
  • A Homer icon shows up next to a task in a character's task list that is visual.
  • Buildings with a payout of 24h or less can no longer be sped up with donuts.
  • A new strip of land parallel to the mountains was added to the farthest right.

As with the most recent events, it was divided into three acts, scheduled as following:

  • Act 1: April 19, 2016 - May 03, 2016
  • Act 2: May 03, 2016 - May 17, 2016
  • Act 3: May 17, 2016 - May 30, 2016

On April 27, Gil offered a new deal, the Bandit Fort for 200 donuts.

Currencies Edit

With the event following the prize system introduced with the Treehouse of Horror XXV Event, several currencies needed to be introduced to keep track of players' progresses. We got one independent currency for each act prize track progress, those were: Clues (Clue) in Act 1, Deputy Badges (Deputy Badge) in Act 2, and TNT (TNT) in Act 3.

Another group of currencies added, were the trade currencies, unlike the prize track ones this ones were available until the end of the event once introduced. Act 1 had only Pickaxes (Pickaxe) and Hats (HatWildWest); Act 2 added Guns (Gun) to the mix; and in Act 3 the fourth and final one, Gold Coins (Coin), were added.

All currencies available in one act could be obtained from different methods.

  • Tapping Bandits, yielded prize track currency and one type of trade currencies.
  • Characters with Town Plaza Jobs gave prize track currencies as well as trade currencies of the ongoing craze once the job was assigned.

Trade currencies jobs available Edit

Character Pickaxe
Apu's Craze
(Act 1 - 3)
HatWildWest
Homer's Craze
(Act 1 - 3)
Gun
Snake's Craze
(Act 2 - 3)
Coin
Lisa's Craze
(Act 3)
Act 1 - 3
Apu Check Check Check Check
Bart Check Check Nope Nope
Cletus Check Check Check Check
Gummy Joe* Check Check Check Nope
Homer Check Check Check Check
Marge** Check Check Nope Check
Act 2
Krusty*** Nope Check Check Check
Moe**** Check Check Check Check
Snake Check Nope Check Nope
Wiggum***** Nope Nope Check Check
Act 3
Lisa Nope Nope Nope Check
Premium Characters
Act 1 - 3
Belle Check Nope Check Check
Buck McCoy Check Check Check Check
Lurleen Check Check Nope Check
The Rich Texan Nope Check Check Nope
Act 2 - 3
Luke Stetson Check Check Check Check

*Requires Town Plaza level 4.
**Requires Town Plaza level 2.
***Requires Town Plaza level 8.
****Requires Town Plaza level 6.
*****Requires Town Plaza level 10.

New Content Edit

Buildings

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Bandit Fort Donuts200 April 27 - May 04
Bank Clue15860 Act 1 Prize
Blacksmith TNT9470 Act 3 Prize
Corral Deputy Badge33320 Act 2 Prize
General Store CashFREE/Once Upon a Time in Springfield Pt. 3 Whole Event
Hootenanny Barn Donuts100 Act 2
Ordnance Express Deputy Badge3890 Act 2 Prize
Part and Parcel Postal TNT9470 Act 3 Prize
Sneed's Feed & Seed Donuts90 Act 3
Top Chop Barber Shop Clue15860 Act 1 prize
Town Plaza CashFREE/Once Upon a Time in Springfield Pt. 2 Whole Event
Wes Doobner's Rib Huts Clue25580 Act 1 Prize
Wild West Film Set Donuts150 Whole Event
Wilted Rose Donuts60 Act 1

Characters

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Buck McCoy Wild West Film Set Whole Event
Brutus Donuts40 May 31 - June 05
Gummy Joe Clue740 Act 1 Prize
Luke Stetson Hootenanny Barn Act 2
Prospector Donuts35 May 31 - June 05
Tumbleweed Deputy Badge1190 Act 2 prize

Costumes

Name Character Cost/How to Unlock Available
Cowboy Homer Homer Clue7490 Act 1 Prize
Longshot Skinner Skinner TNT19280 Act 3 Prize
Outlaw Snake Snake Deputy Badge9200 Act 2 Prize
Prairie Maggie Maggie Donuts65 Act 3
The Kid With No Name Bart Deputy Badge20720 Act 2 Prize
Wes Doobner Sideshow Bob Wes Doobner's Rib Huts Act 1 Prize

Decorations

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Bloodbath Gulch Sign General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 9
Donuts 20 Act 2 - Act 3
Cacti Donuts15 Whole Event
Cactus Rock (small) General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 1, 11
Pickaxe320 May 24 - 30
Cactus Rock (medium) General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 4; Act 3 Day 1
HatWildWest340 May 24 - 30
Cactus Rock (large) General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 15; Act 2 Day 10
Coin80 May 24 - 30
Covered Wagon General Store Trade Prize Act 3 Day 1, 12
Gun350 May 24 - 30(*)
Carl's Dad Caverns TNT28370 Act 3 prize
Cow Tongues Cash45000 Act 2
Explosives General Store Trade Prize Act 3 Day 5
Forgotten Gold Treasure CashFREE/The Gold, the Dad, and the Gummy Pt. 6 Act 3
Frink's Mechano Spider Donuts130 Act 1
Frontier Cemetery TNT3890 Act 3 prize
Frontier Fence General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 2, 6, 8; Act 2, Act 3 Day 2, 6, 9
Cash250 Whole Event
Frontier Gate General Store Trade Prize Act 1, Act 2 Day 12; Act 3 Day 13
Cash500 Whole Event
Frontier Water Tower TNT1190 Act 3 Prize
Hitched Horse General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 1; Act 3 Day 4
Donuts 25 Act 2 - Act 3
Hitching Post General Store Trade Prize Act 2 Day 3, 11
HatWildWest340 May 24 - 30
Horse Trough General Store Trade Prize Act 2 Day 1; Act 3 Day 8, 11
Donuts 10 Act 3
Mortician Carriage TNT3890 Act 3 prize
Old Mine Donuts180 Act 2 - Act 3
Old West Sign Donuts35 May 20 - 30
Princess Deputy Badge33320 Act 2 Prize
Quicksand Donuts45 Act 1
Rock Pile (small) General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 5, 10
Pickaxe320 May 24 - 30
Rock Pile (medium) General Store Trade Prize Act 2 Day 5, 13
HatWildWest340 May 24 - 30
Rock Pile (large) General Store Trade Prize Act 2 Day 4, Act 3 Day 7
Gun260 May 24 - 30
Rock Pillar (small) General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 3
Pickaxe320 May 24 - 30
Rock Pillar (medium) General Store Trade Prize Act 1 Day 7, 13
Gun170 May 24 - 30
Rock Pillar (large) General Store Trade Prize Act 2 Day 8
Coin120 May 24 - 30
Stage Coach Clue2360 Act 1 prize
Wooden Barrel (single) General Store Trade Prize Act 2 Day 7
Donuts 10 Act 3
Wooden Barrel (group) General Store Trade Prize Act 3 Day 3
Gun170 May 24 - 30(*)
Wooden Barrel (pile) General Store Trade Prize Act 3 Day 10
Coin120 May 26 - 30(*)

(*) It also requires said item to be unlocked previously from the General Store Trade Prizes

Returning Content Edit

Buildings

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Fort Sensible Donuts65 May 10 - 17

Decorations

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Cactus Patch Donuts20 May 24 - 30
Giant Grasshopper Donuts35 May 24 - 30
Rolling Rock Donuts80 May 24 - 30
Stock Donuts10 April 26 - May 3
Two-Story Outhouse Donuts50 April 26 - May 3
Windmill Donuts30 May 10 - 17

Personal Prizes Edit

Wild West Prize Track Indicator

Sending specific Springfielders to the Town Plaza, tapping Bandits, completing Daily challenges, and making exchanges at the General Store players can collect enough prize track currency to reach each each milestone and unlock the prizes.

Act One

Prize Clues to Collect
Gummy Joe Clue740
800 Pickaxes Clue1280
Stage Coach Clue2360
400 Hats Clue4430
Cowboy Homer Clue7490
800 Pickaxes Clue11360
Bank and Top Chop Barber Shop Clue15860
400 Hats Clue20720
Wes Doobner's Rib Huts with Wes Doobner Clue25580

Act Two

Prize Deputy Badges to Collect
Tumbleweed Deputy Badge1190
200 Guns Deputy Badge1910
Ordnance Express Deputy Badge3890
800 Pickaxes Deputy Badge5870
Outlaw Snake Deputy Badge9200
200 Guns Deputy Badge14960
The Kid With No Name Deputy Badge20720
400 Hats Deputy Badge27020
Corral and Princess Deputy Badge33320

Act Three

Prize TNT to Collect
Frontier Water Tower TNT1190
100 Coins TNT1910
Mortician Carriage and Frontier Cemetery TNT3890
200 Guns TNT6050
Blacksmith and Part and Parcel Postal TNT9470
100 Coins TNT14780
Longshot Skinner TNT19280
400 Hats TNT23420
Carl's Dad Caverns TNT28370

Daily Challenges Edit

During the event, challenges that followed its thematic, were added. This additions got priority over the usual Daily Challenges, and were the ones players always got unless a dismiss was used.

Challenge Time Reward
Clear Bandits (x20) - Clue80 (Act 1)
Deputy Badge80 (Act 2)
TNT80 (Act 3)
Drop Prospectors in Friends Town (x5)
Send Springfielders to the Town Plaza (x5) (up to level 14) 4h Clue160 (Act 1)
Deputy Badge160 (Act 2)
TNT160 (Act 3)
Send Springfielders to the Town Plaza (x10)(level 15+)
Sell Overpriced Supplies at the Town Plaza
Rile People Up at the Town Plaza
Promote Lawlessness at the Town Plaza Deputy Badge160 (Act 2)
TNT160 (Act 3)
Ominously Warn at the Town Plaza TNT160 (Act 3)
Complete General Store Exchanges (x5) - Clue320 (Act 1)
Deputy Badge320 (Act 2)
TNT320 (Act 3)
Collect Hats (x100) HatWildWest32
Collect Pickaxes (x200) Pickaxe64
Collect Guns (x50) Gun32
Collect Gold Coins (x25) Coin32

Wanted Bandits Edit

During the event, a Daily Challenge may require the player to find a special bandit and catch him. The player must tap him four times to complete the challenge, and after being tapped the first three times, he will try to escape, flashing red to indicate he'd been found. In comparison to other characters Wanted Bandits are bigger. They wear a cowboy had, but no shirt.

Trivia Edit

Gallery Edit

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