The Simpsons takes a swipe at Clash of Clans

Attack!

Attack!

Tired of just tapping your way through The Simpsons mobile game, creating your own private Springfield, waiting for your energy donuts to replenish?

It appears that publisher Electronic Arts has heard your “Doh!” and has added a new bit of gameplay to The Simpsons: Tapped Out that is not-so-sneakily just like that of hit free-to-play game Clash of Clans.

Check out the video below to see what we mean.

At least they’re not hiding it; this is a full-on addition of the attack-and-defend gameplay that has made Clash of Clans such a crowd-pleaser at the top of the Free Game charts on iTunes.

The update will get the denizens of Springfield to trade in their burgers, beers and donuts for swords and bows, letting you build up troops, raid your friends and neighbors, and defend your own version of Springfield in asynchronous battles.

“You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs,” says the description in the App Store. “And you can’t declare war without taking up arms and ransacking your neighbors for THEIR omelets! A new Simpsons saga has arrived – Build! Raid! Defend! Eat eggs!”

The game and new expansion is free to download, and contains in-app purchases to help speed things up. If you haven’t given The Simpsons: Tapped Out a whirl, just yet, now may be a great time to give it a shot.

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