EA Mobile launched the latest major content update in The Simpsons: Tapped Out. The update features a new storyline, which sees the citizens of Springfield become superheroes to defeat villains in battles.
As part of this update, players will build the new Orphan Alley item in their towns. This item will produce villains every four hours, and users can send their superheroes to the alley to compete against those villains in turn-based battles.
During battles, players can either attack with the current superhero on their turn, or switch to another superhero. Superheroes come in three different types (muscle, brains and tech), and these types relate to villains in a “rock, paper, scissors” style.
As characters take damage during battles, players can use special Sciencewater items to heal them and prevent them from being knocked out. If a superhero has remaining damage once a battle ends, it will need to heal over time before it can be used in battle again.
Gamers earn brass knuckles and Finite Stones as they complete battles. As users collect brass knuckles in bulk, they’ll unlock prizes such as buildings and healing items. Finite Stones, meanwhile, can be used to upgrade heroes and increase their maximum health.
Elsewhere, this update allows players to tap on criminals walking around their towns (and their friends’ towns) to collect extra brass knuckles, as well as trading cards. Trading cards can be used to purchase event items such as decorations and Band-Aids. These Band-Aids can be used to instantly heal superheroes after battles.
In addition to being used in battles, superheroes can be sent to another new building, Burns’ Summer Mansion, to generate items called Square Inches. A player can use Square Inches to increase their tapping radius, allowing them to eliminate more Criminals in their towns with each tap.
Finally, players can purchase new themed items in the game’s store. For instance, the National Bank of Springfield building is available for 80 Donuts, while a Rad Mobile decoration can be purchased for $100,000. Players can also purchase Fruit Bat Man, an additional superhero for their teams, for 90 Donuts.