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| March 2, 2013
The Simpsons: Tapped Out Welcomes Ralph While Harp Freeze Overstays Its Welcome
After receiving updates in celebration of Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day, The Simpsons: Tapped Out has now received another update for … no celebratory reason at all. That is, unless the inclusion of the Wiggum House and Ralph Wiggum himself is cause for celebration. Of course, if you're a fan of this freemium simulation game from Electronic Arts or of the long-running animated sitcom on which it's based, then it most certainly is cause for celebration. With the latest update to The Simpsons: Tapped Out, you get to enjoy the following expansions, which include the Wiggum House, Ralph, and a new storyline:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 4.3 or later, the new version of The Simpsons: Tapped Out is available now in the App Store for free. Note, though, that the so-called "harp freeze" that we reported about last week is still present in the new version of the game. Lest you run the risk of experiencing the issue for the sake of Ralph and the other new additions, we recommend holding off on the update until Electronic Arts unfreezes it. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
- New Buildings – Finally Chief Wiggum can stop loitering in the streets and get settled at the Wiggum House. If you’re hungry after the move, enjoy some chemically complicated cuisine at El Chemistri. After dinner, spend time viewing your city from a higher vantage point than you ever thought possible on the Escalator to Nowhere - just watch out for that last step. Once that’s done, build the Popsicle Stick Skyscraper.
- New Character – Have Ralph eat crayon sandwiches or play wiggle puppy.
- New Decorations – Patrol your town with a new police car or spruce up your backyard with a swing set and tetherball.
- New Quests – Springfield is in the middle of a health crisis; join Lisa as she tries to fight the fat. Will she succeed or will Springfield be crowned America’s Fattest City?