The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] for better or for worse has basically become one of the biggest games on the App Store. I've never been able to get in to it despite loving The Simpsons as it seems like the most free to play-y of free to play games, but I'm totally willing to give the new Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff [Free] a spin to see if there's some game to be had in there amongst all the timers. Thankfully, it just hit the New Zealand App Store for what might be the world's shortest soft launch before the "official" release date of this Thursday.

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With the game in sort-of-soft-launched state like this, it could really be released at any time. Whenever TinyCo decides they want to pull the switch it could go live internationally, so it's anyone's guess as to whether or not the game will sneak out randomly tomorrow, or if they're going to actually stick with that Thursday release date.

Either way, stay tuned for what could be an even bigger game than The Simpsons: Tapped Out, as crazy as that is to think.

New Zealand App Store Link: Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, Free

Update: Looks like it was pulled, as the game is no longer available in NZ.

  • JosephmWood

    Looks good. I feel like the Simpsons appeals to a wider range of people because of how long it's been on. Simpsons world also feels more expansive than Family Guy. I could be wrong, but I see this being popular for a few months but Simpsons game ultimately still winning out.

  • John Dickerson

    Ive played the Simpson's tapped out since day one and I really don't know why. Ive never spent any real money but I guess its fun collecting things. I don't watch the Simpsons anymore but I do watch Family Guy quite often. I'm looking forward to their game, the only problem is I don't know if I can handle playing 2 games of this type. So I don't know what ill do, play both or dump one. Giggity!

  • NOEN

    So far it's set up just like Tapped Out. Quahog has blown up and it's up to Peter to rebuild. It's pretty decent so far, but it's not going to be your cup of tea if you don't like F2P games because it's all there, timers, premium currency, premium characters, ect. If you like/liked Tapped Out then most likely you will like this one. It has a lot of FG fanfare. I'll most likely have to put The Simpsons on hold for now though. I don't think I can deal with trying to keep up on two of these type of games.

  • {SQUEEK}

    QUAGMIRE (The airline pilot): What we need out there now is another Tim Daly.

    CLEVELAND: Who's Tim Daly?

    JOE: I don't even know who that is.

    QUAGMIRE: From Wings...

    PETER: Nope.

    QUAGMIRE: Tim Daly! He was on Wings! What - oh, nobody here watched Wings.

    PETER: Is that the one where there's a guy, and he's like a, he's a, he's a pilot or somethin'?

    QUAGMIRE: There's two guys. They're brothers, and they're both pilots.

    JOE: Hey, wasn't there a fat guy with a moustache?

    QUAGMIRE: That was "Roy." He's hilarious.

    CLEVELAND: Was this a cartoon?

    QUAGMIRE: No! My - oh my God, NO! No, no, it took place in an airport. It was the - it was - the thing was on for ten years! And the, and the funny repair guy was Lowell. ...It made Tony Shalhoub's career!

    PETER: Who?

    CLEVELAND: The tennis player?

    QUAGMIRE: Yeah, you know what? Sc*** you guys. I don't even know you. [Quagmire storms away naked from the brewery.] ...Crazy people. Livin' under a rock, don't know Wings. ...I love Wings!

  • korkidog

    Free with IAP!!! Nope!!

  • jammyman

    These are the times I love living in New Zealand :3

  • Velcroe

    I played Simpsons Tapped out for quite a while and I always felt that they did a good job with the IAP. Yeah there are timers but I never understood why you would want to rush them anyway, just gives you a month or two with pretty much nothing to do. There are some premium pieces but they are completely optional.

  • Jaylewl

    They have removed the app. :(

  • dingusthingus

    Enjoying the game much more than tapped out. Some of the jokes so far are actually funny and it's entertaining watching the characters perform actions. The golden clams (donuts) are pretty sparse after the tutorial and the wait times jump up pretty long (6m, 1h, 5h, 12h, 1d) so be prepared for a lot more waiting.

  • Jake7905

    Sounds more like Freemium Guy: the Grind for Stuff