• Wikisimpsons needs more Featured Article, Picture, Quote, Episode and Comprehensive article nominations!
  • Wikisimpsons has a Discord server! Click here for your invite! Join to talk about the wiki, Simpsons and Tapped Out news, or just to talk to other users.
  • Make an account! It's easy, free, and your work on the wiki can be attributed to you.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Wikisimpsons - The Simpsons Wiki

The Simpsons: Tapped Out
The Simpsons Tapped Out.png
Game Information
Released: iOS
Flag of Sweden.svg.png February 17, 2012
Flag of Canada.png February 21, 2012
800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg.png February 29, 2012
Flag of Australia.png February 29, 2012
United States of America March 1, 2012
Flag of Australia.png January 29, 2013
United States of America February 6, 2013
Kindle Fire
United States of America June 24, 2013
Developer(s): Electronic Arts
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts
Genre: Action
Platforms: iOS
Ratings: 12+
Players: 1

The Simpsons: Tapped Out (TSTO) is a free game for iOS and Android, developed and published by Electronic Arts, first released on February 17, 2012 on iOS, then released on Android on January 23, 2013 and on Kindle Fire on June 24, 2013. The game consists of the player helping Homer and other characters to rebuild Springfield and features the cast of the show.


D'OH! Homer accidently caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. Now, it's up to you to rebuild it. From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield...for FREE. Recreate Springfield just like you want it, as you help Homer find Marge, Bart and the rest of his family and friends. Complete comic quests like making Apu work ridiculously long shifts at Kwik-E-Mart, growing and harvesting Tomacco on Cletus's Farm, partying down with Duffman at Duff Brewery, and more. Finish jobs and tasks to earn currency and...mmm, donuts. You can even get social and visit your friends' versions of Springfield. Make mischief and play pranks on their towns to collect cash. But remember, they can do the same to you. We told you that this game is life-ruiningly fun.
--Official description by EA.com
THIS GAME IS LIFE-RUININGLY FUN! Homer accidently caused a meltdown that wiped out Springfield. D'OH! Now, it's up to you to rebuild it! From the writers of The Simpsons, tap into a city building game that lets you create your own living, breathing Springfield... for FREE.
--Description at iTunes Singapore


Homer is at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, and instead of working, he is playing The Happy Little Elves Game on his MyPad. His negligence results in the Power Plant and the whole Springfield blowing up. Homer starts rebuilding the town, and is soon aided by other characters.

Basic Gameplay

An example of a town.

How to play

To play the game, players needs to tap on things. Tapping on characters will open their task menu, from where players can select different tasks for the character to do. After completing a task, the player is rewarded with cash (Cash.png) and XP (XP.png). Cash allows the player to buy more buildings, land and decorations while XP allows the player to level up and unlock more content. Placing buildings, will reward the player with new actions for their characters to perform and some will unlock a new character. Buildings will reward you with Cash and XP when you tap them every certain time. The Player is also able to decorate their Springfield as they want with the numerous buildings and decorations purchasable from the build menu, and is free to move them around. Placing enough types of decorations and buildings will increase your Conform-o-meter up to a maximum of 5 starts, giving a small bonus to all your characters and buildings tasks.

Donuts (Donut Tapped Out.png) are the game's premium currency; they are used to buy a variety of special characters, buildings and decorations, as well as speeding up tasks and building times. Premium characters and buildings give doble the income than freemium characters and buildings, and premium decorations increase your cash and XP bonus.

Collecting all characters from a character group will result in a reward. Players can see the characters they've unlocked by tapping on the Homer Statuette on the build menu.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out Trailer

Task and quests

Characters with a speech bubble Tapped Out Exclamation Mark.png have a quest. Tapping on this character will start the quest, usually showing some dialogue. The player is required to send characters to different jobs, build a certain building or place some decorations for completing the quest, and will be rewarded with Cash and XP once completing it. Tapping on the Task book on the left side of the screen will allow you to see all the active quests you need to complete. Completing quests will also unlock more content.

Each day, players can also complete Daily Challenges to win extra cash and XP. The game offers also many other different sources of income such as growing crops in Cletus's farm, betting on who will win in the Springfield Downs and buying Scratch-R's or programing the broadcast of the Channel News and the Radio Station, as well as trying to catch Sideshow Bob (if not already bought).

Adding and visiting friends

The player can add friends via Facebook Connect, Gmail, their device's contact list and EA's Origin. After the player has added some friends, they can visit their versions of Springfield to complete three tasks each day, which results in more rewards, as well as Friend Points (FP Tapped Out.png), which will unlock unique prizes. The maximum number of friends you can add in Tapped Out is 100. The game also includes a generic town named "Other Springfield".

Further Information

  • The game is compatible on:
  • Android 2.3.3 or later.
– Android didn't from the start enable players to visit their friends' Springfields.
  • iOS: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, iPod touch 3 (3rd generation) and iPod touch (4th generation), and requires iOS 4.3 or later.
  • Kindle Fire.
  • Blackberry: Blackberry 10 (through Amazon Appstore).
  • The game needs an Internet connection to play.
  • This game downloads additional content on first launch that can be up to 175MB based on device.
  • The game regularly updates and require additional downloads when released.
  • Game saves are not supported across multiple devices (each device will have its own save file), unless you connect to an Origin account then your game will be save on EA's servers and can be accessed later on another device.


Connectivity problems

On March 3, 2012, due to connectivity problems, Tapped Out was removed from the App Store.[1] In mid-June 2012, EA took the game offline to fix the server, and to fix the Springfields which experienced problems.[2]

It was announced on August 14, 2012 that The Simpsons: Tapped Out would return to the United States App Store later that week, and it would relaunch worldwide (apart from Germany and Canada) in either September[3] or later in August, with improved gameplay and enhanced graphics.[4] With the relaunch, there will be new content in Tapped Out, Kotaku says it'll be packing new stuff from the latest season of The Simpsons. Other outlets say it'll have some new visuals as well as mechanics.[5] It was re-released two days later, on 16 August. After December 5, 2012, EA upgraded their software to meet the constant demand of new and improved devices, and warned that the game may not work on 1st or 2nd generation iPhones or iPods anymore.[6]

Level 21

Many players of the game were convinced that there was a Level 21, and also convinced that there was a bug when the player reaches 48880 XP because the game did not level up.[7] An update for the game was then released that introduced more characters and buildings, and the Level 21.

Android version

The Android version of the game was released on January 23, 2013 in the Netherlands and Australia; the ninth content update was included with the release.[8] The game was added to the Google Play store in other countries on February 6, 2013. The game was made available on Kindle Fire devices in many countries on June 24, 2013.

Characters and their tasks



The Store

Main article: The Store

The Store is a feature in The Simpsons: Tapped Out. It is where you buy characters, buildings and decorations. It also allows the purchase of currency.

Characters Buildings Decorations Krustyland Springfield Heights
Characters Store Icon.png Simpson House Tapped Out.png Decorations Store Icon.png Krustyland Entrance Base.png Tapped Out Springfield Heights Tunnel.png
Houses Businesses Town Building Nature Miscellany
Brown House Tapped Out.png Kwik-E-Mart Tapped Out.png Town Building Store Icon.png Nature Store Icon.png Tapped Out Lady Justice Statue.png
Premium Currency The Vault
Premium Store Icon.png Currency Store Icon.png Vault Store Icon.png
Yearbook Mystery Box Mystery Box Shattered Dreams Mystery Box
Yearbook Mystery Box.png Tapped Out Mystery Box Revised.png Shattered Dreams Mystery Box.png


The levels for the game with content go from Level 1 to Level 60. After reaching Level 60 the player can level up to Level 939.

Level XP needed to level up Character and quote Spoken by
1 XP.png40 NO QUOTE
2 XP.png75 Level2.png Bart
3 XP.png85 Level3.png Apu
4 XP.png120 Level4.png Homer
5 XP.png250 Level5.png Barney
6 XP.png800 Level6.png Mr. Burns
7 XP.png1,800 Level7.png Wiggum
8 XP.png3,200 Level8.png Luigi
9 XP.png4,000 Level9.png Lisa
10 XP.png5,000 Level10.png Otto
11 XP.png7,000 Level11.png Krusty
12 XP.png8,500 Level12.png Marge
13 XP.png9,000 Level13.png Skinner
14 XP.png10,050 Level14.png Sea Captain
15 XP.png11,000 Level15.png Lenny and Carl
16 XP.png12,500 Level16.png Comic Book Guy
17 XP.png13,000 Level17.png Grampa
18 XP.png14,500 Level18.png Moe
19 XP.png15,000 Level19.png Willie
20 XP.png25,000 Level20.png Professor Frink
21 XP.png25,825 Level21.png Brockman
22 XP.png26,677 Level22.png Nelson
23 XP.png27,558 Level23.png Martin
24 XP.png28,467 Level24.png Dr. Hibbert
25 XP.png29,406 Level25.png Duffman
26 XP.png30,377 Level26.png Mrs. Krabappel
27 XP.png31,379 Level27.png Kang
28 XP.png32,415 Level28.png Rod and Todd
29 XP.png33,484 Level29.png Fat Tony
30 XP.png34,589 Level30.png Cletus
31 XP.png36,319 Level31.png Bumblebee Man
32 XP.png38,135 Level32.png The Rich Texan
33 XP.png40,042 Level33.png Dr. Nick
34 XP.png42,044 Level34.png Cookie Kwan
35 XP.png44,146 Level35.png Gil
36 XP.png46,353 Level36.png Kearney
37 XP.png48,671 Level37.png Hank Scorpio
38 XP.png51,104 Level38.png Lindsay Naegle
39 XP.png53,660 Level39.png Quimby
40 XP.png56,343 Level40.png Ned
41 XP.png61,013 Level41.png Chester Dupree
42 XP.png66,071 Level42.png Ralph
43 XP.png71,549 Level43.png Jasper
44 XP.png77,480 Level44.png Miss Hoover
45 XP.png83,903 Level45.png Lugash
46 XP.png90,859 Level46.png Shauna
47 XP.png98,391 Level47.png Sideshow Bob
48 XP.png106,547 Level48.png Kirk
49 XP.png115,380 Level 49.png The Yes Guy
50 XP.png124,945 Level 50.png Royce McCutcheon
51 XP.png125,320 Level 51.png Agnes
52 XP.png25,696 Level 52.png Hans Moleman
53 XP.png126,073 Level 53.png Jimbo
54 XP.png126,451 Level 54.png Crazy Cat Lady
55 XP.png126,831 Level 55.png Miss Springfield
56 XP.png127,211 Level 56.png Lurleen
57 XP.png127,593 Level 57.png Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy
58 XP.png127,976 Level 58.png Wolfcastle
59 XP.png128,360 Level 59.png Cecil Terwilliger
60 XP.png500,000 Level 60.png Sherri and Terri
61-100 XP.png40,000 Random Random
101-939 XP.png500,000
Bonus XP.png1,000,000

Daily Play Combo

Day 1 - $150
Day 2 - $250
Day 3 - $500
Day 4 - $1000
Day 5 - Mystery Box

Mystery Box

The upgraded Mystery Box.

On April 1, 2015, an Upgraded Mystery Box was added to the game with an improved list of objects.

Object Chances
Lard Lad Donuts 2%
Blue Haired Lawyer/Donut Tapped Out.png90 14%
Kearney/Donut Tapped Out.png60 7%
Tire Fire/Donut Tapped Out.png40 14%
Channel 6 News Van 7%
Itchy & Scratchy Billboard 7%
Squeaky Voiced Teen/Donut Tapped Out.png30 14%
Donut Tapped Out.png30 1%
Donut Tapped Out.png10 2%
Chalmers' 1979 _ONDA 7%
Bomb Shelter 7%
Minnow Pond 7%
Khlav Kalash Stand 7%
Lemon Tree/Cash.png250 6%

Old Mystery Box and Homer Buddha

The old Mystery Box.

A Mystery Box gave the player one of these objects till March 31, 2015.

Object Chances
Mystery Box 10.983%
Lemon Tree/Cash.png250 10%
Parking Lot 10%
Brown Fence 10%
Tree 10%
Large Hedge 10%
Newspaper Dispenser 10%
Picket Fence 4%
Gazebo 4%
Angel Topiary 4%
Cash.png500 4%
Bench (with towel) 4%
Cash.png1,000 4%
Donut Tapped Out.png10 2%
Squeaky Voice Teen/Donut Tapped Out.png30 2%
Homer Buddha 1%
Cash.png2,500 0.01%
Donut Tapped Out.png30 0.004%
Tire Fire/Donut Tapped Out.png40 0.002%
Lard Lad 0.001%

Homer Buddha.png

A Homer Buddha costed Donut Tapped Out.png15 and gave the player one of these premium objects. Available until March 31, 2015.

Object Chances
Mystery Box 9.98%
Bench 10%
Planter 10%
Dumpster 10%
Picket Fence 10%
Burning Bush 10%
Orange Tree 10%
Apple Tree 10%
Tire Swing 10%
Squeaky Voice Teen/Donut Tapped Out.png30 4%
Hans Moleman/Donut Tapped Out.png60 4%
Frink's Lab/Donut Tapped Out.png150 1%
30 donuts 1%
Tire Fire/Donut Tapped Out.png40 0.01%
Springfield Sign/Donut Tapped Out.png170 0.004%
Duff Brewery/Donut Tapped Out.png190 0.002%
Volcano Lair/Donut Tapped Out.png200 0.001%

Land Expansions

Character Groups

Job income

Character/Object Income
Springfield Sign Increased by 4.50%
Hans Moleman These characters will earn 50% more money per job than the standard characters.
Squeaky-voiced teen
Bumblebee Man
Hank Scorpio
Sideshow Mel
Dr. Nick Riviera
The Rich Texan
Springfield Tire Yard Increases bonuses for money and experience by 2%.
Burns Limo
Channel 6 News Van
Police car

Content updates

249 content updates have been released so far:

2012: two in September, one in October, four in November and one in December.

2013: two in January, two in February, three in March, three in April, five in May, two in June, three in July, two in August, two in September, two in October, two in November and two in December.

2014: three in January, two in February, four in March, three in April, two in May, two in June, three in July, three in August, three in September, two in October, three in November and two in December.

2015: three in January, three in February, three in March, five in April, four in May, five in June, three in July, three in August, five in September, five in October, three in November and two in December.

2016: two in January, four in February, three in March, two in April, two in May, three in June, one in July, two in August, one in September, one in October, two in November and three in December.

2017: five in January, three in March, three in May, three in July, one in August, two in September, one in October, two in November and one in December.

2018: three in January, three in March, three in May, two in June, two in July, one in August, two in September, two in October, two in November and one in December.

2019: two in January, one on February, one on March, one on April, one on May, one on June, one on July, one in August, two in September, one in October, one in November and one in December.

2020: one in January, two in February, one in March, one in April, one in May, one in June, one in July, one in August, one in September, one in October, one in November and one in December.

2021: one in January, one in February, one in March, one in April, one in May, one in June, one in July, one in August, two in September, one in October, one in November and one in December.

2022: one in January, one in February, one in March, one in April, one in May, one in June, one in July, two in August, one in September, one in October, one in November and one in December.

2023: one in January, one in February, one in March, one in April, one in May, one in June, one in July, one in August, one in September, one in October, one in November and one in December.

2024: one in January, one in February, one in March, one in April and one in May.

Reaction to the game

"We want this to be one of the biggest titles this year," EA SVP of global publishing for social and mobile Bernard Kim told CNET. "We've invested a lot. It's absolutely a top-tier development priority for us. Hardcore Simpsons fans will get a lot out of it."[9]

On February 17, 2012, the free Tapped Out app appeared on the Sweden, Singapore, Norway, Denmark and Finland's App Stores. It was later added to Canada, the United Kingdom and several other countries, with the United States receiving the game last. On March 1, the reaction to the app being released in the United States was so overwhelming, that it created connection problems.[10] On March 3, 2012, three days after the US release, the app was removed from every App Store (with the exception of the Canada app store; the game was removed later), so "to make sure you current players have the best possible experience".[1]

Most connection problems have been fixed since then, but the bugs were the main problem with the downloaders of the game. Tons of bugs were reported on the Tapped Out forum, mostly reported was the "DC while loading friends city bug".

Tapped Out was the top-grossing iOS game for EA under the last quarter 2012 and earning $23 million in sales.[11] Tapped Out had generated over $100 million in life-to-date digital net revenue, by Electronic Arts in October 29, 2013. After August 2012 to October 29, 2013 has it been in the top 20 iPhone grossing games in the United States for all but 12 days since launch.[12]

International releases

Country iOS release date Android release date Kindle Fire release date
France February 16, 2012[13] February 14, 2013[14] June 24, 2013[15]
Singapore February 17, 2012[16]
Sweden February 17, 2012[17] February 12, 2013
Norway February 17, 2012[18]
Denmark February 17, 2012[19]
Finland February 17, 2012[20]
Canada February 21, 2012[21] June 24, 2013[22]
United Kingdom February 29, 2012[23] June 24, 2013[24]
Spain February 29, 2012[25] June 24, 2013[26]
Greece February 29, 2012[27]
Egypt February 29, 2012[28]
Botswana February 29, 2012[29]
Germany February 29, 2012[30] June 24, 2013[31]
Australia February 29, 2012[32] January 29, 2013[8]
Mexico February 29, 2012[33]
Indonesia February 29, 2012[34]
New Zealand February 29, 2012[35]
Ireland February 29, 2012[36]
South Korea March 1, 2012[37]
Switzerland February 29, 2012[38]
Russia February 29, 2012[39]
Poland February 29, 2012[40]
Portugal February 29, 2012[41]
Romania February 29, 2012[42]
Turkey February 29, 2012[43]
United States March 1, 2012[44] February 6, 2013[45] June 24, 2013[46]
Netherlands January 29, 2013[45]



Splash Screens

References to The Simpsons: Tapped Out in The Simpsons

The Simpsons regularly references Tapped Out in the years since its release.

Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Tapped Out.png 24 514 "A Tree Grows in Springfield" Homer goes to play a game called Tapped Out but it was unavailable, referencing Tapped Out's connectivity problems.
TSTO Labor Pains.png 25 535 "Labor Pains" Homer plays Tapped Out
The Musk Who Fell To Earth Elon Musk Plays Tapped Out.png 26 564 "The Musk Who Fell to Earth" Elon Musk is seen playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out in his spaceship. He is level 8, has Cash.png410 and Donut Tapped Out.png1,227. He has Marge unlocked which is impossible as it requires level 15.
Not Trending.png 565 "Walking Big & Tall" #TappedOutWorkingPerfectly appears on the list of things that never trended.
Scrappedout.com.png Marge's scrapbook website is called scrappedout.com, referencing The Simpsons: Tapped Out.
Dogtown Tapped Out.png 28 618 "Dogtown" The Simpsons: Tapped Out is one of the apps installed in Homer's phone.
Haw-Haw Land SkyFinger.png 29 628 "Haw-Haw Land" SkyFinger appears crushing people and cars.
Halfmonth.png 31 677 "Screenless" Bart watches a streamer plays Halfmonth on his laptop.
Halfmonth is a game that appeared in act 4 of the Game of Games event, in the quest Fourscore and a Halfmonth.
Crapped Out 1.png
Crapped Out 2.png
Homer plays a parody of the game called Crapped Out on his tablet.
The opening theme is playing instead of the game music.
Mothers and Other Strangers apps.png 33 715 "Mothers and Other Strangers" Lisa has Crapped Out installed on her MyPhone.


External links

The Saga of Carl - title screen.png Wikisimpsons has a collection of images related to The Simpsons: Tapped Out.