Tap Ball 2015
Tap Ball 2015


June 23, 2015 - July 21, 2015

The event's guide.

The Tap Ball 2015 Event was the fifteenth major event to be released for The Simpsons: Tapped Out. It was released to all players on June 23, 2015, almost a month after the conclusion of the Terwilligers 2015 Event, and it ended on July 21, 2015. The event added new characters, decorations, costumes, buildings and consumable. This event was also combining elements from previous events such as prizes, crafting, daily tasks and upgrades.

The event was divided in three different Acts and the Soccer Cup 2015. The four parts were scheduled as following:

  • Act 1: June 23, 2015 - July 3, 2015
  • Act 2: July 3, 2015 - July 13, 2015
  • Act 3: July 13, 2015 - July 21, 2015
  • Soccer Cup 2015: June 25, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Progressing through the Meet My Trophy Life launched the Event. The player then had to build the Grass Field and the Stadium Entrance in order to be able to play Tap Ball. They also had to deal with Daily Training's Tasks and Sports Fans which were visiting Springfields.

Through the event, the player had to collect Foam Fingers (Act 1), Hats (Act 2) and Pennants (Act 3) in order to unlock the personal prizes. Amateur Bucks were currency used to upgrade the Tap Ball Players and to craft new items at the Amateur Shop.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Many quests were introduced during the event. See the table below for a detailed list:

Main Quests Meet My Trophy Life (Act 1) · Meet My Trophy Life (Act 2) · Meet My Trophy Life (Act 3)
Side Quests Balls of Glory · NahasapeemaPinPal · Fickle Fans · Alternate Joke · The Longest Grind · Train Sporting · Team with a Capital "I"
Personal Prizes A League of His Own · The Mighty Bucks · Metal Mascot Meeting · Alley's Well that Ends Well · Marge Point · Rage in a Cage · Spin Up to the Streets
Daily Training Prizes Million Donut Baby · Four Fingers of Death
Premium Highland Games · The Full Nelson · D Biscuit · Bumbling Around · The Abe-ador · Is So Mountain High Enough
Soccer Cup The Perfect Pitch · All My Sober Ladies · Flags Available

Soccer Cup 2015[edit | edit source]

The Soccer Cup 2015 lasted only five days and had a short quest called The Perfect Pitch. Upon its completion, a new costume for Duffman, Lady Duff, became available to purchase in the store and an additional (premium) quest became available: All My Sober Ladies. Finally, another quest, Flags Available, has dialogues only and was launched after the player logged on June 25th asking them to place a few flags that were available to purchase at 5 Donuts each.

New Content[edit | edit source]

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Alley McBalls Hats5800 Act 2 Prizes
Testosterzone Pennants8400 Act 3 Prizes
Springfield Arms Sport Balls12 917 280 2nd Community Prize
The Gridiron Sport Balls25 255 200 5th Community Prize
Sportacus Donuts85 June 23rd - July 3rd
Basketball Stadium Donuts90 July 3rd - July 13th
Simpson Laser Tag Donuts145 July 3rd - July 13th

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Clay Stadium Set Donuts50 July 3rd - July 21st
Gold Stadium Set Donuts50 July 13th - July 21st

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Springy Hats17800 Act 2 Prizes
Furious D Jockey Bart July 3rd - July 21st

Name Cost Available
Obesotade 4-pack (Obesotade4) Amateur Bucks400 Whole Event
Obesotade 6-pack (Obesotade6) Amateur Bucks600 Whole Event
Obesotade 12-pack (Obesotade12) Amateur Bucks1200 Whole Event
Brain and Nerve Tonic1 Donuts5 Whole Event
Sport Balls1 Amateur Bucks500 July 3rd - July 7th
Amateur Bucks40 July 7th - July 21st
Duff Brewery and Lady Duff Donuts240 The Perfect Pitch
June 25th - June 30th

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Grass Field CashFREE Meet My Trophy Life Pt. 2
Stadium Entrance CashFREE Meet My Trophy Life Pt. 2
Homertron Foam Fingers1600 Act 1 Prizes
Obstacle Tires Foam Fingers5600 (1st) Act 1 Prizes
Amateur Bucks1200 (2nd) Upon obtaining the first one
Obstacle Wall Foam Fingers15100 Act 1 Prizes (1st)
Amateur Bucks1200 (2nd) Upon obtaining the first one
Obstacle Wire Hats11900 (1st) Act 2 Prizes
Amateur Bucks1200 (2nd) Upon obtaining the first one
Obstacle Log Hats23800 (1st) Act 2 Prizes
Amateur Bucks1200 (2nd) Upon obtaining the first one
Homerclese Statue Pennants38900 Act 3 Prizes
Stadium Fence Amateur Bucks325 Whole Event
Football Uprights Amateur Bucks750 Whole Event
Single Bleachers CashFREE (1st) 2nd Daily Training's Task
CashFREE (2nd) 9th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks900 (3rd+) 2nd Daily Training's Task
Stadium Lights CashFREE (1st) 4th Daily Training's Task
CashFREE (2nd) 14th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks1650 (3rd+) 4th Daily Training's Task
Bowling Setup Machine CashFREE (1st) 7th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks4100 (2nd+)
Soccer Net CashFREE (1st) 10th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks1800 (2nd+)
Double Bleachers CashFREE (1st) 13th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks1200 (2nd+)
Low Blow Boxing CashFREE (1st) 15th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks6000 (2nd+)
Football Tire Target CashFREE (1st) 16th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks3000 (2nd+)
Triple Bleachers CashFREE (1st) 19th Daily Training's Task
Amateur Bucks1500 (2nd+)
Taste of Duff Beer Truck Sport Balls20 174 880 4th Community Prize
Tennis Court Donuts50 Whole Event
Boxing Ring Donuts30 June 23rd - July 3rd
T-Ball Stand Donuts30 July 3rd - July 13th
Murderhorn Donuts250 July 13th - July 21st
Tennis Machine Donuts30 July 13th - July 21st

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Australia Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Brazil Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Cameroon Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Canada Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
China Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Colombia Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Costa Rica Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Ecuador Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
England Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
France Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Germany Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Ireland Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Italy Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Ivory Coast Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Japan Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Mexico Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Netherlands Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
New Zealand Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Norway Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Nigeria Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Russia Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Scotland Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Spain Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
South Korea Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Sweden Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Switzerland Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Thailand Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
United Kingdom Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
United States Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Wales Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Donut Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Jolly Roger Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
Learn to Fart Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st
To Fraternal Love Flag Donuts5 June 25th - July 21st

Unreleased Items[edit | edit source]

Name Cost/How to Unlock
Dirt Field Donuts50

Returning Content[edit | edit source]

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Blocko Store Donuts30 June 23rd - July 3rd

Name Character Cost/Unlocked at Available
Fit Milhouse Milhouse Van Houten CashFREE 12th Daily Training's Task
Gymnastic Lisa Lisa Simpson Balance Beam June 23rd - July 3rd
Gorgeous Grampa Grampa Donuts75 July 3rd - July 13th
Strongman Homer Homer Simpson Donuts50 July 13th - July 21st

Name Cost/How to Unlock Available
Balance Beam Donuts75 June 23rd - July 3rd
Oscar's Obstacles Truck Donuts45 June 23rd - July 3rd
Gorgeous Grampa Billboard Donuts50 July 3rd - July 13th
Duff Racer Donuts45 July 3rd - July 13th
Duff-Barney Blimp Donuts70 July 3rd - July 13th
Rainbow Flag Cash250 July 3rd - July 21st
Duff Party Bus Donuts45 July 13th - July 21st
Duff Blimp Donuts60 July 13th - July 21st
Excellence Prize Statue Donuts20 July 13th - July 21st

Personal Prizes[edit | edit source]

Prize Foam Fingers to Collect
Homertron Foam Fingers1600
Obstacle Tires Foam Fingers5600
Baseball Jasper Foam Fingers11300
Obstacle Wall Foam Fingers15100
Softball Mr. Burns Foam Fingers19500

Prize Hats to Collect
Alley McBalls Hats5800
Obstacle Wire Hats11900
Springy Hats17800
Obstacle Log Hats23800
Tennis Marge Hats30000

Prize Pennants to Collect
Testosterzone Pennants8400
Amateur Bucks1000 Pennants17400
Ballet Ralph Pennants26300
Brain and Nerve Tonic9 Pennants33500
Homerclese Statue Pennants38900

Overtime Bonus[edit | edit source]

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Like most previous major events, players were able to get bonus Donuts once they had unlocked the last prize in the current prize track. Every 4000 Foam Fingers, 3000 Hats and 3500 Pennants they were presented with 3 boxes containing either one, two or three Donuts. The boxes worked similar to the ones from the Bonus Levels. However instead of the usual 50 000 Cash, players had to spend 150 000 Cash to open another box.

Community Prizes[edit | edit source]

Achieved
Pending
Not achieved

The event reintroduced community prizes from events like Christmas 2013 and Treehouse of Horror XXIV. The community prize feature was unlocked in the event's Act 2.

Prize Sport Balls to Collect Achieved
Donuts10 Sport Balls3 266 000 July 8th
Springfield Arms Sport Balls12 917 280 July 14th
Amateur Bucks1000 Sport Balls15 638 880 July 15th
Taste of Duff Beer Truck Sport Balls20 174 880 July 16th
The Gridiron Sport Balls25 255 200 July 18th

Daily Training[edit | edit source]

Main article: Daily Training

Each day a new task was unlocked. Upon completion, the player received an event-related item. Additionally 800 Foam Fingers, 1200 Hats or 2000 Pennants were rewarded if a daily task was completed within 24 hours.

Tap Ball[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tap Ball

Tap Ball is a limited time game introduced on June 23, 2015 with the Tap Ball 2015 Event. Players could compete against each other in order to win Foam Fingers, Hats or Pennants as well as Amateur Bucks.

Amateur Shop[edit | edit source]

The event introduced a feature called Amateur Shop, which was similar to crafting during the Terwilligers 2015 Event or the Treehouse of Horror XXV Event. Items could be crafted throughout the whole event once they were available and weren't limited to a specific Act. However some of the items required the player to have progressed to a certain point in the event. All items were purchased with Amateur Bucks, but could also be obtained with Donuts.

A list of a craftable items along with their prices and requirements can be found below.

Prize Cost Max. Rush Cost Requires
Obesotade 4-pack (Obesotade4) Amateur Bucks400 Donuts27 -
Obesotade 6-pack (Obesotade6) Amateur Bucks600 Donuts40 -
Obesotade 12-pack (Obesotade12) Amateur Bucks1200 Donuts80 -
Stadium Fence Amateur Bucks325 Donuts22 -
Football Uprights Amateur Bucks750 Donuts50 -
Obstacle Tires Amateur Bucks1200 Donuts80 Foam Fingers5600
Obstacle Wall Amateur Bucks1200 Donuts80 Foam Fingers15100
Obstacle Wire Amateur Bucks1200 Donuts80 Hats11900
Obstacle Log Amateur Bucks1200 Donuts80 Hats23800
Single Bleachers Amateur Bucks900 Donuts60 Daily Training completed (x2)
Stadium Lights Amateur Bucks1650 Donuts110 Daily Training completed (x4)
Bowling Setup Machine Amateur Bucks4100 Donuts273 Daily Training completed (x7)
Soccer Net Amateur Bucks1800 Donuts120 Daily Training completed (x10)
Double Bleachers Amateur Bucks1200 Donuts80 Daily Training completed (x13)
Low Blow Boxing Amateur Bucks6000 Donuts400 Daily Training completed (x15)
Football Tire Target Amateur Bucks3000 Donuts200 Daily Training completed (x16)
Triple Bleachers Amateur Bucks1500 Donuts100 Daily Training completed (x19)
Sport Balls1 Amateur Bucks40 Donuts3 Meet My Trophy Life Pt. 9

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On July 7th an update was released that drastically reduced the amount of Sport Balls required to reach the Community Prizes as well as the price to craft them in the Amateur Shop.
  • On July 14th, EA made a second revision that further lowered the amount of balls required to reach the Community Prizes.
    • The required amount of Sport Balls isn't stored in the files. It's pulled from the server each time the players enter their game.


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