In December, Electronic Arts told GamerTell The Simpsons: Tapped Out would be arriving on the Android platform in early 2013. It appears EA has made good on that statement because Android users in the Netherlands and Australia can download the app right now from Google Play.
If you attempt to download The Simpsons: Tapped Out from most regions, you’ll get an error that says the game is currently not available in your country. This kind of thing happens frequently with iOS apps that appear in New Zealand about 24 hours before North America. I know Android users have been waiting several months for a chance to play this game, but at least we now know the wait is nearly over for most of us.
The Android version of The Simpsons: Tapped Out is currently lagging behind its iOS counterpart. The Christmas update is installed by default, but the iOS version is on the new Valentines update.
If you haven’t played this game yet, here’s a quick primer. The Simpsons: Tapped Out is another entry in the line of town-building games. Homer destroyed Springfield and you have to build it up again in whatever way you see it. As with the majority of free-to-play games like this, progressing is very slow if you don’t spend real money on premium currency. Should you choose to not give in, you’ll find yourself waiting hours for one character to complete a single task.
That may sound like a turnoff, but the game is actually very successful. EA said The Simpsons: Tapped Out made over $23 million in revenue in the third quarter of 2012 which ended on December 31.