The Simpsons Tapped Out, the official Simpsons game on IOS and Android, launched a new story arch earlier this week, and it’s all about superheroes. The story is still in its early stages, with Fallout Boy running around after the death of Radioactive Man and Homer playing the part of Pie Man.
Players are asked to help their superhero characters by tapping some very stereotypical evil-doers, who then explode with Batman-like visual sound effects.
And because comics require specific formal restrictions, the in-story narratives are presented as comic panels, while the original Simpsons font has been replaced by something that resembles “typical comic book” lettering.
In term of play, of course, the update has the same dynamic as the previous ones – you tap specific characters to get special tokens, which you can save up to buy special edition buildings or characters. But as ever, execution is flawless, and the game has plenty of very Simpsonsesque zaniness. The game also features a title screen that takes you back to the silver age of Marvel superhero comics.
(If you want, you can find me on the EA Origin platform as Sparehed – let’s tap together!)