Simpsons Tapped out is a free to play, freemium, game starring the Fox animated family and their friends. Viewed from an overhead isometric angle you simply complete actions, place buildings and perform actions for your own personal Springfield. Now this year’s Halloween update has arrived bringing monsters and danger with it. Who will die?
Interestingly, Simpsons Tapped Out is taking a new approach to bringing monsters to an established “non-monster” world like Springfield. While the monsters are invading and no one really understands where they come from, how they are being dealt with is unique. Lisa Simpson is taking on the challenge as a filmmaker trying to turn tragedy into one amazing horror movie without dying herself, or letting someone close die.
At least they are not just having everyone run around and smash in zombies and bats brains with bats and blasting them with shotguns ala The Walking Dead. Okay, that would be kind of cool- a Simpsons and Walking Dead crossover event. Who wouldn’t buy that?
Anyhow, back to Simpsons Tapped Out. This Halloween update is called “Treehouse of Horrors” which is the same name as their annual horror themed episode. Monsters are running rampant and you will have to handle them. Plain and simple. As with most freemium titles like Simpsons Tapped Out, Family Guy the Quest for Stuff, Avengers Academy, etc it is not that simple. There will be items, characters, costumes and more that will be only available for a limited time and will surely require either an influx of cash or inhuman amounts of time and dedication to obtain.
I am not bashing these types of games as I played Family Guy for nearly a year without paying anything. I also played Avengers Academy for a good four months without paying. I also put a few months into Simpsons Tapped Out early on. I stopped playing all of them due to timed theme events. Your mileage may vary but be careful of In App Purchases.