One of the cool things about the era of over-the-air updates is that developers can add tweaks and features specific to certain times of the year, without having to build them in from the start.
That’s what EA’s The Simpsons: Tapped Out iOS game has done for Easter, adding in features specific to this time of year as a way of giving a seasonal nod to Simpsons’ fans. In the same way that the game was overrun with snakes for Whacking Day, so too for Easter has Springfield been overtaken by bloodthirsty bunnies, which players must stun into submission.
In addition there’s an epic Easter Egg hunt going on, which lets gamers collect and trade with other players for special Easter prizes, in addition to a new quest in which Lisa investigates just why bunny rabbits are suddenly laying eggs.
There are even new characters in the form of Catholic priest Father Sean and the (not particularly Easter-themed) Crazy Cat Lady — plus new buildings, including the Banana Republic parody Banana Dictatorship, and Mexican food joint Johnny Fiestas.
The latest version of The Simpsons: Tapped Out is available for free in the App Store, compatible with all iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 and above.
After all, what’s Easter without a few in-app purchases?