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Homer collecting XP after placing Bart's Treehouse in the third cutscene.

Experience or XP (Experience) is a way of rewarding players for their progress and evolution in-game. Purchasing buildings, decorations, completing quests and unlocking characters are all possible ways to earn experience. When enough experience is obtained, the player moves onto a new level and the experience bar is reset.

Levels are certain tiers of experience that, when achieved, unlock new content such as buildings, decorations, and quests, as well as certain jobs. The player is also rewarded with Donut(s), as well as a comment or quote from a character, usually directed at the player.

The table below provides information on each level. As of May 18, 2016, the level-up system was revamped. A total of 939 levels were made available. Level 60 became the top level where new content is unlocked. Additionally, it became the last level where level-up screens are the same for every player; beyond that point level up quotes are randomly selected from a limited amount.The new levels where no new content is unlocked, got a severe drop in the amount of experience needed to progress. Levels 61 to 100 require 40,000 each; levels 101 to 939 require 500,000 each. The bonus levels that were traditionally associated with the top level now require only 1,000,000 each instead of increasing by 20% until 10,000,000 was reached.

With the release of the Treehouse of Horror XXVII Event, several levels got a reduction on the amount of XP needed to level-up. The main item of most levels which usually unlock the character for that level got a reduction in price as well as in building time. Levels 53 to 60 loss the multiplier that increased items costs as well as amount of XP needed.

List of Levels

Level XP For Next Level Message Donuts awarded Buildings unlocked Release date
1 Experience40 Donuts0 Simpson House, most premium buildings Initial launch
2 Experience75 "Wow, you put the house down where it told you to." - Bart Donuts1 Kwik-E-Mart Initial launch
3 Experience85 "You have been reincarnated to the next level. Thank you, tap again." - Apu Donuts1 Brown House, Frink's Lab Initial launch
4 Experience120 "Woo-hoo! I bet leveling up is always gonna be this easy." - Homer Donuts1 Flanders House Initial launch
5 Experience250 "It's always level 5 somewhere!" - Barney Donuts1 Cletus's Farm Initial launch
6 Experience800 "Excellent! You should celebrate by buying donuts with your money." Mr. Burns Donuts1 Purple House Initial launch
7 Experience1800 "That's some fine grinding." Wiggum Donuts1 Krusty Burger Initial launch
8 Experience3200 "Now that's a spicy accomplishment!" Luigi Donuts1 Van Houten House, Pink House Initial launch
9 Experience4000 "If life were a game, leveling up would be birthdays. Happy birthday!" Lisa Donuts1 Springfield Elementary , White House Initial launch
10 Experience5000 "Is it me, or do these levels seem to be taking longer and longer?" Otto Donuts1 Gulp 'N' Blow , Willie's Shack Initial launch
11 Experience7000 "All that for two freakin' donuts?!" Krusty Donuts2 Cooling Towers , Reactor Core , Control Building Initial launch
12 Experience8500 "I take it you don't have a family or anything." - Marge Donuts1 Kwik-E-Mart (2nd), Bart's Treehouse, Springfield Library, Kamp Krusty Initial launch
13 Experience9000 "Congratulations. That was a difficult but insignificant level." - Skinner Donuts2 Android's DungeonOrange House Initial launch
14 Experience10050 "Arr! Ye must be playing this on a long sea voyage." - Sea Captain Donuts1 First Church of Springfield, The Java Server Initial launch
15 Experience11000 "For he's a jolly good fellow! He's at level one-five." - Lenny and Carl Donuts1 Moe's Tavern, Jake's Unisex Hair Palace Initial launch
16 Experience12500 "Worst. Level. Ever." - Comic Book Guy Donuts1 Springfield Downs, The Gilded Truffle Initial launch
17 Experience13000 "This game is a lot like life. It stops being fun after a while, but you gotta keep doing it." Grampa Donuts2 King Toot's, Police Station Initial launch
18 Experience14500 "Man, I'd have quit this game long ago... and I got nothing better to do." Moe Donuts1 Skip's Diner, Luigi's Initial launch
19 Experience15000 "You're still playing? You should get a girlfriend... or a rake." Willie Donuts1 Springfield Penitentiary, Retirement Castle Initial launch
20 Experience25000 "You've played further into this game than we thought anyone would." - Professor Frink Donuts1 Town Hall Initial launch
21 Experience25825 "This just in, new content has been added so you don't have to get a life." - Brockman Donuts1 Muntz House September 21, 2012
22 Experience26677 "Haw-haw, you just wasted months of your life." - Nelson Donuts1 Krabappel Apartment October 3, 2012
23 Experience27558 "Even my Elven Mage isn't level 23! I am green with envy." Martin Donuts1 Channel 6, Post Office November 5, 2012
24 Experience28467 "You're suffering from video game addiction. Gain two levels and call me in the morning." - Dr. Hibbert Donuts2 Hibbert Family Practice, Springfield General Hospital December 5, 2012
25 Experience29406 "Duffman has no idea why you're still playing this game. Oh yeah!" - Duffman Donuts1 Burns Manor, Pimento Grove January 10, 2013
26 Experience30377 "Keep it up. Playing this much of a game is SO attractive to the opposite sex." - Mrs. Krabappel Donuts1 Wiggum House, El Chemistri February 14,  2013
27 Experience31379 "Level 27 humans win a free trip to Rigel IV for a unique dining experience." - Kang Donuts2 Springfield Buddhist TempleAdult Education Annex March 21, 2013
28 Experience32415 "Daddy says we're not allowed to stay up past level 28." - Rod and Todd Donuts1 Businessman's Social Club, Fat Tony's Compound April 18, 2013
29 Experience33484 "You've been playing this game a long time now. I respect that." - Fat Tony Donuts1 Skinner House May 10, 2013
30 Experience34589 "There ain't no number this high in hillbilly math."  Cletus Donuts1 Herman's Military Antiques, Zesty's May 31, 2013
31 Experience36319 "Ay! Este level es loco!"  Bumblebee Man Donuts2 Wolfcastle's Mansion, All Night Gym, Film Set July 15, 2013
32 Experience38135 "Yeehaw! Time to take this game to the next level!" - The Rich Texan Donuts1 Calmwood Mental HospitalSir Putt-A-Lot's July 25, 2013
33 Experience40042 "Hi everybody! Great news! Playing this game so much makes your brain – how you say? Never mind, your brain could not say it anyway!" Dr. Nick Donuts1 Springfield Wax Museum August 15, 2013
34 Experience42044 "Congratulations, you got Level Up! Don't forget to stay out of west side." - Cookie Kwan Donuts2 Springfield High School, Springfield Knowledgeum August 29, 2013
35 Experience44146 "Look at you, moving up! Don't forget ol' Gil! Seriously! Throw down a rope!" - Gil Donuts2 Spinster City Apartments, DMV September 12, 2013
36 Experience46353 "Remember, you wait for things to finish building and THEN you smash them." - Kearney Donuts2 Museum of Natural History, Noise Land Video Arcade October 23, 2013
37 Experience48671 "Taking over the world - one level at a time." - Hank Scorpio Donuts2 Bachelor Arms Apartments, Office of Unemployment November 7, 2013
38 Experience51104 "I'm at Level 38! This is way more rewarding than having a family!" - Lindsey Naegle Donuts2 Springfield Grocery Store, Court House January 16, 2014
39 Experience53660 "Thirty-nine levels and still no Mrs. Quimby. Thank you!" -Quimby Donuts2 Apu's Apartment, Sanjay's House March 28, 2014
40 Experience56343 "That's one fan-diddlily-tastic score you've got there. Way to go, playereeno!" -Ned Donuts2 Lotto 'N' Liquor, Ah, Fudge! Factory April 30, 2014
41 Experience61013 "This isn't Level 40? Aw man, I'm late again! Dr. Hibbert's gonna kill me..." - Chester Dupree Donuts2 Vulgari Aspirations, Unfinished Shed May 22, 2014
42 Experience66071 "I can fit 42 marbles in my mouth!" - Ralph Donuts2 Itchy & Scratchy Studios June 18, 2014
43 Experience71549 "Level 43, that's a paddlin'"Jasper Donuts1 Tavern on the ScreamKrusty's Giant WheelUnoriginal Log RideOne Plate Maximum Buffet July 23, 2014
44 Experience77480 "You are still playing at Level 44? The kids have every right to make fun of you!"Miss Hoover Donuts2 Honest John's Computers, The Happy Sumo, Bloaters at the Squidport September 5, 2014
45 Experience83903 "You reach level 45. Zhat is good. Now, do it for 100!" - Lugash Donuts2 Indoor Tennis Courts, The Hungry Hun, ZiffCorp Office Building September 17, 2014
46 Experience90859 "Level 46? That sounds so mature." - Shauna Donuts2 Classy Girls Strip Club, Preparatory School, Springfield Clamphitheater October 22, 2014
47 Experience98391 "Level 47? All that tapping must have been 'murder' on your fingers!" - Sideshow Bob Donuts2 Quimby Compound, Florence of Arabia, Little Black Box November 12, 2014
48 Experience106547 "Great! You played until Level 48. You're a superstar just like me!" - Kirk Donuts2 Gold Navy, Beer-N-Brawl December 16, 2014
49 Experience115380 "Is that a new level? Why yesssssssssss!" - The Yes Guy Donuts2 D'amico Summer Home, Old Abandoned Warehouse, Rancho Relaxo January 28, 2015
50 Experience124945 "That's the miracle of level 50! You're on a rocket ride to the moon!" - Royce McCutcheon Donuts2 Municipal House of Pancakes, Lovejoy Residence, Shorty's March 4, 2015
51 Experience125320 "Level 51? All that work and you still haven't amounted to anything!" - Agnes Donuts2 Monroe Family Therapy Center April 8, 2015
52 Experience125696 "This marks 52 levels of suffering and neglect." - Hans Moleman Donuts2 Springfield Slaughterhouse, Springfield YMCA, Vesuvius Pizza May 6, 2015
53 Experience126073 "You have been playing this lame-o game for 53 levels!" - Jimbo Donuts2 Spiffany's, Malibu Stacy Headquarters, Stacy's Dream House May 28, 2015
54 Experience126451 "Aiiaaghiee flaibhor 54!" - Crazy Cat Lady Donuts2 Shotkickers, Powers House June 17, 2015
55 Experience126831 "Ooh, fifty-five! That's how old I'm never gonna be!" - Miss Springfield Donuts2 Woosterfield Hotel, Powell Motors, Powell Mansion July 15, 2015
56 Experience127211 "Level 56? 56 is also the number of times a man has done me wrong" - Lurleen Donuts2 Convention Center August 6, 2015
57 Experience127593 "Issue 57: Could this spell the end of level updates?" - Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy Donuts2 Overpass Diner, Maison Derriere, Center for Geriatric Medicine, Shotgun Pete's September 3, 2015
58 Experience127976 "Remember when we told you Level 57 would be the last? We lied." - Wolfcastle Donuts2 Springfield Country Club, Plato's Republic Casino September 17, 2015
59 Experience128360 "I'd call you a completist, but this thing will never be complete." - Cecil Terwilliger Donuts2 Big T Theatre, Springfield Museum November 10, 2015
60 Experience500000 "Exactly the amount of words in our twin-speak vocabulary" - Sherri & Terri Donuts2 Googolplex May 18, 2016
Levels 61 - 100 Experience40000 Varies Donuts1 each level - May 18, 2016
Levels 101 - 939 Experience500000 Varies Donuts1 each level - May 18, 2016

Bonus Levels

A player winning three Donuts from a bonus level.

Bonus Levels are unlocked once a player reaches the Level 939. All XP are then applied to the Bonus Levels, with the XP per Level going up after each Bonus Level in the same manner as regular Levels.  Each time a Bonus Level is reached the player is presented with 3 Boxes, with 1, 2, or 3 Donuts in each Box. If the first Box selected does not have 3 Donuts in it the player has the option to either accept the Box with 1 or 2 Donuts in it, or pay 50,000 Cash to select one of the remaining 2 boxes. If the player still has not found the 3 Donuts, they can pay another 50,000 Cash to open the last Box which does contain the 3 Donuts or accept the 2 Donuts they have.

Level-up messages

Level 2 - 60

Level 61 and above

The messages that appear for each level beyond 60 are randomly selected from a pool of available level-up messages. The follow images show just one of many possible level-up message for a level. The actual message presented to players varies.