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The Simpsons: Tapped Out's twenty-fifth content update, also known as the 4th July 2013 content update was released on June 28, 2013. The update added 4th July themed items, including two new characters, a costume and two buildings. It was first planned to release the update on July 1, 2013. The content except Lincoln was removed at July 8, 2013. The Lincoln will be removed on July 25, 2013.

Contents

[edit] Gameplay

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 1

Tapped Out Apu Icon.png The Fourth of July is coming! When Americans celebrate their country by brazenly flaunting their contempt for its anti-fireworks ordinances!
Tapped Out Apu Icon.png And Apu's All-American Kwik-E-Mart and Fireworks Megastore leads the way! I'd better get in costume.
Sign You'll find a new outfit for Apu in your inventory!
New Skin Tapped Out All-American Apu New Character.png

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 2

After tapping on All-American Apu's exclamation mark
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png My fireworks customers demand the biggest explosions, triggered by the most unpredictable fuses money can buy!
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png If this town doesn't lose at least three fingers every year, I haven't done my job.
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 2" which is to "Make All-American Apu Stock Up on Illegal Fireworks". It takes 24 hours. The player receives total Cash.png1,700 and XP.png160 in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 3

After tapping on Apu's exclamation mark
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png Stocking this many explosives in such close proximity to cigarette-smoking twelve-year-olds is dangerous.
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png I better sell these fireworks fast!
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 3" which is to "Make All-American Apu Turn a Profit" and "Send Springfield Residents to Buy Fireworks [x15]". It takes 12 and 1 hours. The player receives total Cash.png1,570 and XP.png365 or more in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 4

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png *yawn* I can't sleep -- the noise from all these fireworks is keeping me awake.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png You're the one lighting them! You can stop any time you like!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png If I stop blowing up M-80s even for a moment, then the Soviet Union wins and our Founding Fathers got their heads chopped of for nothing.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Maybe some coffee will wake you up. And help you make some sense.
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 4" which is to "Build the Nighthawk Diner". It takes 24 hours. The player receives total Cash.png100 and XP.png10 or more in reward. Once completing the build of the Nighthawk Diner, the player unlocks Rex Banner.
Build Tapped Out Nighthawk Diner.png
New Character Tapped Out Rex Banner New Character.png

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 5

After tapping on Rex Banner's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Citizens of Springfield, fear not! No longer will airborne displays of Technicolor splendor haunt your nights!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Federal agent Rex Banner!?
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Here to stop the flow of illegal fireworks into Springfield and bring the Bottle Rocket Barons to their knees.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Well, that'll be nice. They're kind of a nuisance.
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Nuisance? You call sporadic incidents of mild to moderate noise pollution a NUISANCE?
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png It's the greatest threat to the American way of life since loitering! Time to round up the likely suspects.
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 5" which is to "Make Rex Banner Interrogate Flanders". It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png650 and XP.png150 or more in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 6

After tapping on Apu's exclamation mark
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png This holiday is proving most profitable!
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png I've traced the fireworks to this Kwik-E-Mart. Time to see what we can see...
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png Great Ganesh! Super-cop Rex Banner is hot on my trail! I'd better hide the evidence.
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 6" which is to "Make All-American Apu Hide the Fireworks Behind the Malt Liquor" and "Make Rex Banner Stake Out the Kwik-E-Mart". It takes 4 and 12 hours. The player receives total Cash.png695 and XP.png155 or more in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 7

After tapping on Rex Banner's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Reach for the sky, Nahasapeemapetilon! I know you're the gunpowder-drunk mastermind of this fireworks racket!
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Come clean -- you're the one they call the Rocket Rajah. The Bengal Blaster. Pyrotechnic 'Pu.
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png I see. Because of my ethnicity and name, you assume this person must be me. That, sir, is profiling!
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png I'm an old-timey cop. Profiling is ninety percent of my skill set.
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png And we call it by its proper name: good ol' red-blooded, American racism.
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 7" which is to "Make All-American Apu Hide the Fireworks Behind the Malt Liquor" and "Make Rex Banner Stake Out the Kwik-E-Mart". It takes 4 and 12 hours. The player receives total Cash.png695 and XP.png155 in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 8

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Rex Banner! I've discovered the identity of the fireworks smuggler. It's Ned Flanders! Quick, drag him down to the station and interrogate him for hours!
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Let's go, boys!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png And... he's gone. Woo-hoo! Come on, everybody -- the coast is clear! Let's buy some boom!
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 8" which is to "Make Rex Banner Interrogate Flanders" and "Send Springfield Residents to Buy Fireworks x15". It takes 8 and 1 hours. The player receives total Cash.png1,700 and XP.png405 or more in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 9

After tapping on Rex Banner's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Hands where I can see them, Apu! I'm taking you in!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Wait! That man is innocent!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png I've just found an old town law from 1803 which expressly permits "the sale and detonation of pyrotechnic devices for one month following June 4."
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png What's so special about the Fourth of June?
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png June 4th was King George III of England's birthday.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Springfield was the only town in the nation that voted 182 times to return to British rule.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png We've always been America's cowards.
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Well, if memory serves, there's one thing this town is still good for.
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 9" which is to "Make Rex Banner Eat a Banana Kaboom". It takes 4 hours. The player receives total Cash.png275 and XP.png55 in reward.

[edit] Paranoid Android

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Rex Banner, come quick!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Apparently, there's a new counterfeiting operation in town and it's headed by none other than Ned Flanders! Interrogate him at once!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Interrogate him for hours and hours!
Tapped Out Rex Banner Icon.png Come on, boys!
The player receives "Paranoid Android" which is to "Make Rex Banner Interrogate Flanders". It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png650 and XP.png150 in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 10

After tapping on All-American Apu's exclamation mark
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png Now that this awful business with the authorities has blown over, it's time to restock!
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 10" which is to "Make All-American Apu Stock Up on Illegal Fireworks". It takes 24 hours. The player receives total Cash.png700 and XP.png160 in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 11

After tapping on Apu's exclamation mark
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png I am happy to announce I am open for business once again!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Woo-hoo!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png I haven't blown anything up in a couple of hours, this was starting to feel like a Canada celebration...
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 11" which is to "Make All-American Apu Turn a Profit" and "Send Springfield Residents to Buy Fireworks [x15]". It takes 12 and 1 hours. The player receives total Cash.png1,570 and XP.png365 or more in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 12

After tapping on Apu's exclamation mark
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png This has been the most profitable Fourth of July ever!
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png Where else but American can an Indian man make money selling Chinese fireworks to patriots?
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png I love this horrible country!
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 12" which is to "Make All-American Apu Display Patriotism". It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png375 and XP.png80 or more in reward.

[edit] The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 13

After tapping on Apu's exclamation mark
Tapped Out All-American Apu Icon.png What the-? This isn't the shipment of fireworks I ordered!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Oh my! It's the original Liberty Bell - and still intact!
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png It would seem that the bell has been transported through time, I deduce-
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png We don't always need an explanation! And I need to know is that there's a bell and that I'm going to ring it!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png ...
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Hey! It broke! Lousy British workmanship. Ah well, might as well put this somewhere.
The player receives "The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 13" which is to "Place the Liberty Bell". The player receives total Cash.png100 and XP.png10 or more in reward.

[edit] Happy 4th of July

When the player logs into their game on July 4, 2013
Tapped Out Apu Icon.png Please enjoy this most dangerous box of firework, free of charge. It is far too unsafe to keep in my store's inventory, so I put it in yours.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png To Americans everywhere, Happy Fourth of July! And to the rest of you, sorry for our behavior the last ten years.
The player will have a Box of Fireworks in their inventory.

[edit] Abraham Lincoln

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 1

After Built Tapped Out Lincolns cabin.png
New Character Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln New Character.png
After tapping on Abraham Lincoln's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Four scores and seven years ago, our forefathers---
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png WHAT THE? WHERE DID GETTYSBURG GO? WHAT LAND IS THIS AND WHAT'S WITH ALL THE BLUE HOUSES?
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png Good glaven, it's Abraham Lincoln!
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png The cashing-in of so many expensive donuts must have opened a wormhole to the past, ensnaring our sixteenth President!
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png By Jingo, my good nerd! Are you talking about t-t-t-t...time travel?
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png I am. Tell me –- in your own time period, have you ever had contact with the ancestors of the Simpsons?
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png He did once. It was only a few lines of dialog, though. It's kind of hard to see how that justifies him appearing here.
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png It does seem odd. Odd and desperate!
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png This is a lot to digest. I need to relax, by doing the funnest, most rewarding activity in the world...
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 1" which is to "Make Abraham Lincoln Split Rails". It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png520 and XP.png115 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 2

After tapping on Lisa's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Mr. Lincoln, did you know that our country now has its first African-American president? Pretty amazing, huh?
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Well, it took long enough. I would've thought it'd happen by 1920. 1930 at the latest.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Well, there were some setbacks along the way...
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png No, no! You all go right on patting yourselves on the back for being a bit less racist after 150 years. Well done. Seriously, you guys rock.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Uh... hey look! Over there! Unsplit rails!
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Unsplit rails? Let me at 'em!
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 2" which is to Make Abraham Lincoln Split Rails. It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png520 and XP.png115 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 3

After tapping on Abraham Lincoln's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png So when do I get to go back to my own time?
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png Soon. I just need to de-gloiven the hoyvenmaven, then it's a simple matter of breaking every law of the physical universe, and pressing this big red button.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Excellent. Really looking forward to finishing up the Civil War, serving my term in office, then enjoying a long retirement.
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png ...
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png What? What did I say? Why are you looking at me all weird?
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 3" which is to Make Abraham Lincoln Feel Paranoid. It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png520 and XP.png115 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 4

After tapping on Abraham Lincoln's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png How come every time I mention how much I'm looking forward to retiring, starting an alpaca farm and living to a ripe old age, people get awkward and change the subject?
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png So... how IS the weather in D.C. this time of year?
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Now you're doing it! Why? Are alpacas not a sound investment?
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png You can be honest -- I'm not married to the idea. It just seemed like a fun way to pass my many, many Golden Years.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png ...
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 4" which is to Make Abraham Lincoln Feel Paranoid. It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png520 and XP.png115 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 5

After tapping on Abraham Lincoln's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Okay, something terrible happens to me sometime after I go back to 1865. What is it?
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Uh... I don't think I'm allowed to tell you.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Then I'll use your public library to find the answer for myself!
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 5", which is to "Reach level 12 and Build Springfield Library" and "Make Abraham Lincoln Research Abraham Lincolns Fate". It takes 24 hours. The player receives total Cash.png1,100 and XP.png235 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 6

After tapping on Abraham Lincoln's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Unbelievable! Your library stocks nothing but romance novels and books of something called "Sudoku".
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png That's all anyone reads anymore
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Kid, you gotta tell me what happens to me. Am I in danger? Do I die or something? Because I will do literally ANYTHING to prevent that.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Nothing is more precious to me than my life. I would gladly let the South win the war if it meant five seconds more of precious, precious living for Honest Abe.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png History remembers what a huge coward I was, right?
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Uh... no. We have a pretty high opinion of you.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Great. Listen, I'm gonna get this beard trimmed. While I do, I suggest you seriously reconsider telling me the truth!
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 6" which is to "Reach level 16 and Build Jake's Unisex Hair Palace" and "Make Abraham Lincoln Get a Beard Trim" It takes 1 hours. The player receives total Cash.png115 and XP.png36 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 7

After tapping on Abraham Lincoln's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Mr.Lincoln I'll make a deal.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png I'll tell you what happens to you if, as one of historys greatest debaters, you give a few pointers to Springfield Elementarys Debate Team.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Sure. Make your President jump through hoops before you answer a simple question. How patriotic of you.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Im precocious. Its not a crime.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Well, when I get back I'm gonna MAKE it one. Well call it the Lisa Simpson Amendment.
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 7" which is to "Make Abraham Lincoln Coach the Springfield Elementary Debate Team". It takes 12 hours. The player receives total Cash.png700 and XP.png160 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 8

After tapping on Lisa's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Okay, Mr. Lincoln -- a deals a deal. Here's what happens to you. On the night of April 14, 1865...
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png You know what? If what I've seen of Springfield is typical of the rest of America in 2013, let some other sucker preserve this crappy Union. I'm staying here.
Tapped Out Professor Frink Icon.png I'm afraid we cant let you do that, Mr. President.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Yeah, well good luck catching me. Lincoln away!
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 8" which is to "Make Lincoln Run For It!". It takes 12 hours. The player receives total Cash.png700 and XP.png160 in reward.

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 9

After tapping on Abraham Lincoln 's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Man, that Lincoln guy is fast! Did you see where he went, pal?
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Uh, no! By my top hat, mustache-less beard and frock coat, I haven't seen anyone matching the description of this Abraham Lincoln.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Hey, you're the him I was talking about!
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Drat! I need to modernize my look!
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 9" which is to "Make Abraham Lincoln Attempt to Blend In". It takes 24 hours. The player receives total Cash.png1,000 and XP.png225 in reward.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Good day, kind sir. I wish to purchase a beverage from your fine establishment.
Tapped Out Apu Icon.png I have never encountered such a polite customer. I can only assume there is something deeply wrong with you. Please do not kill me.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png You've got it all wrong! I'm just an average American from this time period. Like everybody, I enjoy man caves, candy and debilitating laziness.
Tapped Out Apu Icon.png Wait! I know you! You are the man from the Take-a-Penny-Leave-a-Penny tray!
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png I must remember to be as rude and boorish as the rest of these horrible people

[edit] Honest Abe Pt. 10

After tapping on Mr. Burns' exclamation mark
Tapped Out Mr. Burns Icon.png If it isnt my boyhood pal, Abraham! Fancy meeting you here!
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png Hiya, Monty. Could you keep your voice down? Im kind of lying low.
Tapped Out Mr. Burns Icon.png Of course. Say, didnt something happen with you at a theater a few years back? I thought I heard that.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png No, Im fine now. Listen, do you think I could hole up at your place for a few years? Just until the heat dies down.
Tapped Out Mr. Burns Icon.png I suppose that could be arranged. If someone were to take an interest in the large pile of unsplit rail in my backyard.
Tapped Out Abraham Lincoln Icon.png It's a deal!
The player receives "Honest Abe Pt. 10" which is to Make Abraham Lincoln Split Rails. It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png520 and XP.png115 in reward.

[edit] Lincoln Overtime

If the player has not purchased Lincoln after July 8, 2013
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Aw, I hate when holidays are over. All the Fourth of July stuff is gone.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Not all of it -- Abraham Lincoln is still around. Maybe what he did for the country was too important to trivialize by removing him from the store.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Or maybe the game designers screwed up. God know it wouldn't be the first time.
Sign Actually it's neither of those. In honor of how much we like his storyline, we're extending the sale of Abraham Lincoln until July 25.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png So the Lincoln stuff is good, huh? That'll be a change of pace.
Sign What -- you guys know what I said? I thought only the player could see this text.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Normally that's true. But this is different because right now we're aware that we're in a game.
Sign Hmmm... the rules for this are tricky.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png We're in a game?

[edit] Characters

Image Name Unlocked when/costs Level required
Abraham Lincoln.png Abraham Lincoln Lincoln's Cabin
Rex Banner.png Rex Banner Nighthawk Diner 5
Tapped Out Apu 4th July 2013.png All-American Apu (Costume)

[edit] Buildings

Image Name Building time Costs Task Character(s) unlocked when built Level required
Tapped Out Lincolns cabin.png Lincoln's Cabin 6s Donut Tapped Out.png150 Income Tax Abraham Lincoln 5
Tapped Out Nighthawk Diner.png Nighthawk Diner 24h Cash.png15,000 Giving Insomniacs a Place to Go Rex Banner 5

[edit] Decorations

Decoration Picture Requires Reward
Liberty bell Tapped Out Liberty bell.png The Rocket's Red Glare Pt. 13 Improves your Obedience rating.
American Flag Tapped Out American Flag.png Cash.png5,600 Improves your Vanity rating.
Pinwheel Firework Tapped Out Pinwheel firework.png Donut Tapped Out.png30 0.75% bonus money and XP to all Jobs.
Box of Fireworks Tapped Out Crate of fireworks.png Donut Tapped Out.png50 2.25% bonus money and XP to all Jobs.
Lisa Statue of Liberty Tapped Out Lisa statue.png Donut Tapped Out.png65 2.50% bonus money and XP to all Jobs

[edit] See also

[edit] References



 
     
 
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