Earlier this week we reported that EA had finally ported the Simpsons-themed Sim City clone Tapped Out to Android. Unfortunately, they decided to hold off on a North American release in favor of a "rest of world" rollout, perhaps to iron out the bugs. Well good news, neighborinos: Tapped Out is now available to North America, and the device access issues seem to have been ironed out.
The Simpsons: Tapped Out starts with Homer predictably destroying Springfield via a manipulative fremium game, so the player has to re-assemble the town with familiar landmarks. 42 Evergeen Terrace, the Kwik-E-Mart, Moe's, the power plant, they're all here, as are the original television voice actors playing their parts. Once you find these characters, you can send them on quests with hilarious results. The game is interspersed with bite-sized pieces of Simpsons animation, and if EA follows the iOS version, there should be seasonal content updates as well.
Of course, the writers weren't joking when they touched on the danger of free-to-play games. While most of Tapped Out's content can be accessed with in-game currency, the oh-so-rare donuts are required to get the bigger and better items. You can grind away and find them in-game, or shell out some real cash to quickly advance. D'oh!