The Simpsons: Tapped Out back in App Store

By , Aug 18, 2012

You can almost hear Homer saying “Woohoo!” as The Simpsons: Tapped Out lands back in the App Store after its 6 month hiatus. As you may recall, EA released the game back in March of this year, but it was quickly pulled.

The reason behind the removal was to reduce the strain on EA’s servers —  they simply couldn’t handle the traffic. But apparently all of the bugs have been worked out, as the game is once again available for download…

From the App Store description:

“What’s New in Version 2.1.0

Our latest update includes:

-Enhanced HD graphics made for the Retina display of the new iPad
-Multitasking – switch in and out of the game quickly and easily

We’ve also made some behind-the-scenes adjustments to increase stability and a few other fixes to improve overall gameplay.”

It looks like this is the game EA should’ve launched in the first place. From my short time with the update, I’ve noticed that the gameplay is much smoother than in the previous version. And the graphics look great in Retina.

But only time will tell. Last year’s release played well too up until EA’s servers were crippled. It really speaks to The Simpsons popularity, though. How often do you hear about developers pulling their apps because they’re too popular?

If you want to give the new version a shot, you can find The Simpsons: Tapped Out in the App Store, for free.

What are your thoughts on the update?

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  • Dan

    I played this game back when it came out for a few weeks. Until I realized EA’s only goal with this game was to have me put insane amounts of money into it to get premium items. I would of preferred a flat fee at the beginning. Literally having to put 100’s of $ into a game is ridiculous and I will not be wasting my time or money on this game.

    • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

      100% agreed. Same as Gameloft games…

  • seyss

    Tried to play it.. Ignoring the basic IAP extortion I couldnt play the game because it always kept saying where to click.. Is people this stupid nowdays?

    • chjode

      Yes. Yes, they is.

    • Mike Stevens

      Thats only the tutorial… are you serious you are making a judgment and you didnt get passed the 45second TUTORIAL? (WHICH YOU CAN SKIP FOR GOD SAKES)

      • alli

        that was annoying

  • twited21

    Not available in the uk yet
    I have a sweet town to I still have it on the iPhone from the first time round

  • http://twitter.com/NicksiPad3 Nick

    Doesn’t work on iOS 6

    • Dylan_96

      wrong, it works on iOS 6 Beta 4

  • http://twitter.com/BasedBahamut Rage Bahamut

    add me on origin BasedJJ

  • http://twitter.com/SCRIZO21 Ryan Rizo

    i wish it was avail for mac too

  • Md

    Was up to level 8 then went to play an hour after I last played its back to level one anyone have this problem

  • Aahlers2

    I can’t get to the “store” on my iPhone 4 and I already have the most recent update on my phone what’s the issue?

  • alli

    i almost had this game for a year and my springfield is big!