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The Simpsons: Tapped Out Valentine's Day 2013 content update

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This article is about the Tapped Out's Valentine's Day content update from 2013. For other year's Tapped Out Valentine's Day content updates, see TSTO Valentine's Day Content Updates.
009 "Level 25"
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"Valentine's Day 2013"
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A Mystery Love Box, which costs Donut Tapped Out.png5.
Tapped Out Valentine's Day Update Guide.png

The tenth content update was released on January 30, 2013. This is a Valentine's-themed update, the fourth themed content update so far. The update removed the snow, and the snowmen introduced in the previous update had melted. Also, the normal icon had been restored and the game got a new Valentine's-themed opening menu.

Players can buy a Mystery Love Box for Donut Tapped Out.png5, which contain either hearts or themed decorations. Hearts are new currency in the update, and you can buy three buildings with them and 8 decorations.

Two expensive buildings came with the update, the "Escalator To Nowhere" and the "Popsicle Stick Skyscraper", each costing in great excess of the prices of the other buildings.

A Scratch-R before being 'scratched'.

The update installed the ability to win money at the Kwik-E-Mart by purchasing a Scratch-R. You can get a Scratch-R every 6 hours. It also installed the ability to send Valentine's cards to friends' towns.

The new items in The Store.

For players that had reached the end of Level 25, a special notice appeared saying that players could get bonus levels and when they get the XP to complete them, they can get up to three donuts by selecting one of the 'presents'. Get one or two donuts and the player gets the chance to get three by paying Cash.png50,000.

A few players posted on the Tapped Out forums that they got Level 26 with the update and the content that came with the update.

The update also installed the ability to buy Cash.png50,000 and Cash.png100,000 with Donut Tapped Out.png325 and Donut Tapped Out.png600 respectively in "The Store".

The update also removed the Mapple Store from the game; it was introduced during the Christmas Update then became a premium building after the event ended.

Reports began after the update was first released of a bug nicknamed the "Harp of Death". This bug has been encountered by many Tapped Out players. The bug freezes up the game and crashes it, before continuously playing a 'harp sound' through the loading menu when the game is opened again. There have been multiple reports of this on the official Tapped Out forums and the EA Help forums, with EA responding to the complaints at the beginning of February saying that there should be a patch released soon, and on February 22, 2013 with a tweet from @AskEASupport: "Attention Springfield citizens! The #TSTO team are aware/investigating a resolution for ‘harpofdeath' issue. Thanks for your patience." @OriginInsider also responded to the complaints, saying on February 21, 2013, "This is being investigated and the Simpsons Tapped Out team is working as quickly as possible to resolve it." Also, EA has sent replies to troubled players' emails on how to fix the bug, despite many finding a way to fix the bug on their own: leaving Tapped Out open for around 15–20 minutes without auto-lock on. Reports of the bug have continued after the release of the Level 26 update, with many saying that the completion of a quest or a building has prompted the game to crash and the bug to start.

The event ended on February 28, two weeks after Valentine's Day.

Gameplay[edit]

Tapped Out Valentine's Day dialogue.png

This gameplay focuses on a player who has reached the end of Level 25

Valentine's Day Pt. 1[edit]

After the player logs onto their game
Notice "Congratulations! Much to our embarrassment you've completed the current max level in the game."
Notice "But don't you worry! Until we bring you new levels you can complete extra BONUS LEVELS and win up to 3 donuts per level!"
Tapped Out Apu Icon.png Mr. Simpson. I believe I can help reconstruct Springfield. Kwik-E-Mart is now offering Scratch-Rs! For the low, low, price of 250 money you have a chance to win 10,000 money!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Isn't that gambling?
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Nonsense Lisa, you can't lose in a social game.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png This Valentine's Day I'm going to lead by example and give out cards made from recycled paper.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png That way every Valentine I give out will be a Valentine I give out will be a Valentine to the Earth as well!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png And the smug sense of satisfaction I'll feel will be a Valentine to myself!
Then the "BONUS LEVEL UP!" notice appears. A player must tap on one of the three 'presents' to receive one, two or three donuts. If a player gets one or two donuts, the player can get the option to pay Cash.png50,000 for the chance to receive three, or they can settle for what they received.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 1" which is to "Send Valentine's Cards in Other Springfield" - 3 cards. The player receives total Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 2[edit]

After tapping on Lisa's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Just one Valentine left... Milhouse's. I hope he doesn't read too much into it.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 2" which is to "Reach Level 8 and Build the Van Houten House" and "Make Lisa Deliver a Valentine to the Van Houten House". The player receives total Cash.png17, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png15 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 3[edit]

After tapping on Milhouse's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Hi Lisa!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Oh... hi Milhouse...
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png I got that Valentine you made me. It was on crummy recycled paper, but the message was still clear... my love is requited!
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png It's just a card Milhouse.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png It sure is! So do you want to do something as a couple? We could fly my kite together?
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Um, er...I would love to, but I have homework to do. Maybe later?
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png I'll be counting the seconds. One alligator, two alligator...
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 3" which is to "Make Lisa Do Next Next Week's Homework" and "Make Milhouse Fly a Kite". The tasks takes 24 hours and 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png875, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png230 in reward.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png I hope Milhouse got the picture.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Lisa may not have been there with me, but I'm still going to count that as a date!

Valentine's Day Pt. 4[edit]

After tapping on Milhouse's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Hi, Mr. Simpson. I'm here to profess my undying love for Lisa.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png I know, and so does she. That's why she ran out the back door when she saw you coming. She's long gone by now.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Woe is me! How will I ever conquer Lisa's heart?
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Well, they say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. And men and women have exactly the same anatomy...
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Gotcha! I'll warm up my easy-bake oven!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Better yet, what about going out for ice cream?
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png That's a great idea. Thanks, Dad-to-be!
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 4" which is to "Build Phineas Q. Butterfat's". It takes 24 hours to build and costs Heart.PNG10. The player receives total Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10 in reward.
Build Phineas Q. Butterfat's Tapped Out.png

Valentine's Day Pt. 5[edit]

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png 5600 flavors of ice cream? I'm in love!
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Do you think Lisa will come here with me, seeing as I built it for her?
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png For her? I had you build this for me.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 5" which is to "Make Homer Eat at Phineas Q. Butterfat's". It costs Heart.PNG10 and takes 8 hours to build. The player receives total Cash.png275, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png80 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 6[edit]

After tapping on Milhouse's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png I guess I'll never get Lisa to be my Valentine.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Valentine? Oh, crap! Is it whatever-uary whatever-teenth already?! need to get Marge a gift... or write her a love song.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png No that's too much work. I'll stick with the gift.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 6" which is to "Make Homer Shop at the Kwik E Mart". It takes 60 minutes. The player receives total Cash.png70, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png27 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 7[edit]

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Help me, Apu -- I need a Valentine's gift for Marge!
Tapped Out Apu Icon.png Is she a milk connoisseur? I have several well-aged vintages.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png I was thinking something a little more romantic.
Tapped Out Apu Icon.png Then you've come to the wrong place. Might I suggest flowers?
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Great idea. I think I saw some in the decorations menu.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 7" which is to "Place Rose Bush". It costs Heart.PNG10. The player receives total Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 8[edit]

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Now to cut me some of those flowers, give them to Marge, and trick her into loving me for another year.
Tapped Out Wiggum Icon.png Not so fast, Fancy Gardener! Drop the hedge clippers, and reach for the sky!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png But I planted these flowers.
Tapped Out Wiggum Icon.png On city ground! And now that they're there, cutting them is illegal. And don't think about just putting them in your inventory box -- that won't work either.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Then where am I supposed to get flowers?
Tapped Out Wiggum Icon.png That's your problem, not mine. But if you figure out a place, let me know. Valentine's is coming up and I don't want to have to write Sarah a love song.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 8" which is to "Build Howard's Flowers". It takes 24 hours to build and costs Heart.PNG25. The player receives total Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10 in reward.
Build Howard's Flowers Tapped Out.png

Valentine's Day Pt. 9[edit]

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png This place is expensive! I can barely afford twelve roses, let alone a dozen.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png I better clock in some overtime at the plant.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 9" which is to "Reach Level 11 an Build the Control Building" and "Send Homer to do a Plant Shift". It takes 16 hours. The player receives total Cash.png500, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png120 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 10[edit]

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Woo-hoo! Now I've got enough money to buy something that comes out of the ground plentifully and for free!
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 10" which is to "Make Homer Shop at Howard's Flowers". It takes 12 hours. The player receives total Cash.png420, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png110 in reward.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png V-Day Victory, here I come!

Valentine's Day Pt. 11[edit]

After tapping on Milhouse's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Hey, Lisa, whatcha doing?
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png My dad's done so much building and shopping recently, I thought planting some flowers might offset his carbon footprint.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png I don't know what that means... but I think that too.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 11" which is to "Make Lisa Plant Flowers". It costos Heart.PNG10. The player receives total Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 12[edit]

After tapping on Lisa's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png I'm impressed, Milhouse. You planted all those flowers without a single allergy attack.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png While you're feeling all impressed, do you want to get some ice cream? I'll even spring for a waffle cone.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Ice cream sounds good. But just so we're clear -- we're just friends, okay?
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Just friends.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png ...for now.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 12" which is to "Make Lisa Eat at Phineas Q. Butterfat's" and "Make Milhouse Eat at Phineas Q. Butterfat's". The tasks takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png80, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png30 in reward.

Valentine's Day Pt. 13[edit]

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Happy Valentine's Day, Marge!
Tapped Out Marge Icon.png Flowers?! And they're not even from the inventory box!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png That's right, baby! And tonight I'm taking you anywhere you want to go. The Gilded Truffle perhaps?
Tapped Out Marge Icon.png Actually, I was thinking of something even more romantic.
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 13" which is to "Build Sir Putt-A-Lot's". It costs Heart.PNG50 and takes 24 hours to build. The player receives total Heart.PNG1 and XP.png30 in reward.
Build Sir Putt-A-Lot's Tapped Out.png

Valentine's Day Pt. 14[edit]

After tapping on Homer's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Hey, this is the place where we first...
Tapped Out Marge Icon.png That's right. And I thought we could go there again.
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Marge, you're the greatest opposite sex spouse a man could ever have!
The player receives "Valentine's Day Pt. 14" which is to "Make Homer Snuggle in the Golf Castle" and "Make Marge Snuggle in the Golf Castle". It takes 12 hours. The player receives total Cash.png840, Heart.PNG1 and XP.png210 in reward, ending the Valentine's Day quest line.

Decoration quests[edit]

Each of the below quests appears sequentially in the taskbar after finishing the previous "Valentine's Goodies" quest. After receiving "Valentine's Day Pt. 2":

The player receives "Valentine's Goodies Pt. 1", which is to "Place a Valentine's Tree". Upon completing the quest, the player receives Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10.

Then the player receives "Valentine's Goodies Pt. 2", which is to "Place a Love Planter". Upon completing the quest, the player receives Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10.

Then the player receives "Valentine's Goodies Pt. 3", which is to "Place a Rose Arch". Upon completing the quest, the player receives Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10.

Then the player receives "Valentine's Goodies Pt. 4", which is to "Place a Valentine's Pond". Upon completing the quest, the player receives Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10.

Then the player receives "Valentine's Goodies Pt. 5", which is to "Place a Cherub Topiary". Upon completing the quest, the player receives Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10.

Then the player receives "Valentine's Goodies Pt. 6", which is to "Place a Cozy Hammock". Upon completing the quest, the player receives Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10.

Then the player receives "Valentine's Goodies Pt. 7", which is to "Place an I Choo-Choo-Choose You Train". Upon completing the quest, the player receives Heart.PNG1 and XP.png10.

Characters[edit]

Image Name Unlocked when/costs Level required
Tapped Shauna.jpg Shauna Donut Tapped Out.png90 N/A

Shauna[edit]

Chasing Shauna Pt. 1[edit]

New Character Tapped Out Shauna New Character.png
After tapping on Shauna's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Gees, this place is boring. What do people do for fun around here?
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 1" which is to "Have a River" and "Make Shauna Tease the Ducks". It takes 8 hours. The player receives total Cash.png520 and XP.png115 in reward.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 2[edit]

After tapping on Shauna's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png This brown house is a total dump. I guess if I'm going to squat here, I may as well redecorate.
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 2" which is to "Make Shauna Paintball in the Brown House". It takes 2 hours. The player receives total Cash.png275 and XP.png50 in reward.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 3[edit]

After tapping on Shauna's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Hey, where's that fun kid, Bart? Or is it Barf?
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 3" which is to "Reach Level 12 & Build Bart's Treehouse" and "Make Bart Paintball in the Brown House". It takes 2 hours. The player receives total Cash.png210 and XP.png37 in reward.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 4[edit]

After tapping on Bart's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png Hey, Milhouse, our new web comic is getting hundreds of hits!
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png That means hundreds of nerds and geeks think we're cool!
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png What matters is that babies think we're cool. And this naughty hottie named Shauna is actually one of our fans.!
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png I added her on SpringFace and guess what? She accepted!
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Cool. Though too much attention from girls makes me kind of nervous. My palms are already sweating.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png And what if Lisa gets jealous? I can't handle this kind of fame.
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png Well, I'm off to impress Shauna with my mad skillz. That's right, I pronounced it with a "Z".
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 4" which is to "Make Milhouse Hide Wet Bedsheets" and "Make Bart Skateboard". It takes 45 seconds and 4 hours. The player receives total Cash.png278 and XP.png56 in reward.
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Nice moves, little dude!
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png Oh, hey Shauna. Were you watching me? I had no idea you were even there.
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Yeah right. I'm surprised you could board looking over your shoulder that much.
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png We should hang sometime. You know, when I'm a little less busy with my super popular web comic.
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png We'll see.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 5[edit]

After tapping on Shauna's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png That kid is so sweet -- I have got to play a prank on him.
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 5" which is to "Make Shauna Send Make-Out Invites on SpringFace". It takes 12 hours. The player receives total Cash.png700 and XP.png160 in reward.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 6[edit]

After tapping on Bart's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png I got a message from Shauna online. She is sooo hot for me.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Wow, a message? I've heard of people getting those.
Tapped Out Nelson Icon.png She sent the same message to every single dork on your comic book's SpringFace page.
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png So... she never even liked me? *sad sigh*
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Now you know what it's like to be me.
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 6" which is to "Make Bart Sulk in his Room". It takes 24 hours. The player receives total Cash.png700 and XP.png160 in reward.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 7[edit]

After tapping on Bart's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png Hey, Shauna. That message you sent me on SpringFace, did you send the same message to everyone?
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Yeh! Funny huh?
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png Not really. I thought you liked me.
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Sorry, but you're just a kid. I only date guys with credit cards or fake I.D.'s. But we can still hang out.
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 7" which is to "Make Shauna Paintball in the Brown House" and "Make Bart Paintball in the Brown House". The tasks takes 2 hours. The player receives total Cash.png385 and XP.png77 in reward.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 8[edit]

After tapping on Shauna's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Awesome paint battle, kid. How about we go shopping?
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 8" which is to "Make Shauna Shoplift from the Kwik-E-Mart" and "Make Bart Shoplift from the Kwik-E-Mart". The tasks takes 30 minutes. The player receives total Cash.png200 and XP.png35 in reward.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png Hey Bart, we haven't updated Nerd Ninja this week. Where have you been?
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png On a hot date with an experienced woman.
Tapped Out Milhouse Icon.png With Shauna? Does that mean you got to second base?
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png No. I don't even know if she likes baseball.

Chasing Shauna Pt. 9[edit]

After tapping on Bart's exclamation mark
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png Hey Shauna, wanna watch me grind some rails?
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png Hmmm... *yawn* no thanks, kid. Have you got an older brother? Or better still, a rich uncle?
Tapped Out Bart Icon.png Gee, older girls are high maintenance.
Tapped Out Shauna Icon.png And we're fickle too. You're real sweet, but I need the love that only an inappropriately older man can offer.
The player receives "Chasing Shauna Pt. 9" which is to "Make Shauna Seek Inappropriate Love". The tasks takes 24 hours. The player receives total Cash.png1,100 and XP.png235 in reward, ending the Shauna questline.

Buildings[edit]

Image Name Building time Costs Task Level/Task required
Escalator To Nowhere Tapped Out.png Escalator To Nowhere 3 days Cash.png1,000,000 N/A "myPad"
Popsicle Stick Skyscraper Tapped Out.png Popsicle Stick Skyscraper 3 days Cash.png2,000,000 N/A "myPad"
"Valentine's Day" progression
Phineas Q. Butterfat's Tapped Out.png Phineas Q. Butterfat's 24 hours Heart.PNG10 Causing Cavities
Howard's Flowers Tapped Out.png Howard's Flowers 24 hours Heart.PNG25 Capitalizing On Insecure Relationships
Sir Putt-A-Lot's Tapped Out.png Sir Putt-A-Lot's 24 hours Heart.PNG50 Losing Golf Balls 15

Decorations[edit]

Decoration Picture Requires Reward
Rose Bush Tapped Out Rose Bush.png Heart.PNG10 Improves your Tree-hugging rating.
Valentine's Tree Tapped Out Valentine's Tree.png Heart.PNG15 Improves your Tree-hugging rating.
Love Planter Tapped Out Love Planter.png Heart.PNG20 Improves your Vanity rating.
Rose Arch Tapped Out Rose Arch.png Heart.PNG25 Improves your Vanity rating.
Valentine's Pond Tapped Out Valentine's Pond.png Heart.PNG30 Improves your Vanity rating.
Cherub Topiary Tapped Out Cherub Topiary.png Heart.PNG35 Improves your Vanity rating.
Cozy Hammock Tapped Out Cozy Hammock.png Heart.PNG40 Improves your Vanity rating.
I Choo-Choo-Choose You Train Tapped Out I Choo-Choo-Choose You Train.png Heart.PNG100 Improves your Vanity rating.

See also[edit]