At 90 donuts, Dr. Nick is the most expensive stand-alone premium character in the store. Why is he so expensive and is he worth it?
The stand-alone premium characters that were initially available were all relatively cheap. The Squeaky Voice Teen is only 30 donuts and Kearney, Bumblebee Man, and Hans Moleman are only 60 donuts. Since October last year, however, the price of the newer stand-alone characters (as well as costume prices) seems to have increased. Shauna cost 90 donuts, as did Witch Marge, Santa Homer, Mr. Plow and Fruit-Bat-Man.
So, 90 donuts seems to be the price we can expect to pay for stand-alone characters or costumes at the moment (and if Ninja Homer finally comes, that’s probably how much he’ll cost). And is Dr. Nick worth it? I think so – and there’ll be a post coming this week on just why.
For many players, particularly those that joined the game very recently, Gorgeous Grampa is their first costume. And while it’s Grampa’s first costume, it’s certainly not the first in the game.
Since October 2012, a few other characters have also been given costumes:
Homer – He’s acquired the most costumes so far with Mayan Homer (from Halloween 2012), Cool Homer (a free costume to promote an episode in November 2012), Santa Homer (from Christmas 2012), and Mr Plow (a premium costume from Winter 2013).
Marge – She only has one costume so far and that’s Witch Marge from Halloween 2012. The costume gives her the power to speed up crops.
Ned Flanders – He only has one costume, too, and that’s Devil Flanders, also from Halloween 2012.
All of these costumes were limited time items and all of them are no longer available. However, like Gorgeous Grampa, once you have a costume, it’s yours to keep. And I really think there are many more to come.
Well, the good news is that you didn’t lose him. Mr Plow and his extra cash and XP tasks are with you for the life of the game as one of a number of “skins” that Homer seems to be acquiring as the game progresses (and given the number of different jobs he has in the show, that makes a lot of sense).
In the game so far, we’ve had Mayan Homer (part of the Halloween event), Cool Homer (which came with the limited time Cool Brown House freebie), Santa Homer (a premium skin from the Christmas update), and Mr Plow.
You can access any of the ones you’ve acquired by swiping over the different outfits that appear when you click on Homer – and that means that Mr Plow can clear and melt snow even when there’s no snow to be found.
The screenshot below should help you find where to look.