I guess it’s true what they say. It’s all fun and games until the flying monkeys show up, lol.
I know these winged marauders have terrified many a child who’s found themselves over the rainbow, but fear not as I’m going to help you find the courage to beat these Flying Monkeys, and believe me when I say it that what TinyCo have come up with to help us is truly bananas.
With so much going on in the first day or two of an event I know you all feel like you’re in the eye of a storm as a tornado of information is thrown your way, but we’re here to break it down so you can follow the yellow brick road without worrying about all that monkey business.
So let’s take a closer look at the new content released in Week 1 of There’s No Place Like Quahog and see exactly what it takes to get these monkeys off our backs.
WHAT THE HECK ARE FLYING MONKEYS?
They are the lesser of the two evils hitting the event this week, and in order to be able to start seeing them in Quahog you will need to be at Pt. 2 of the Main Questline Once Upon A Rainbow. It’s here you will be instructed to Learn About Flying Monkeys. Clicking Go will bring up some very basic instructions on how to clear them from your town.
At this point you will also have triggered the ability to collect the bananas needed to shoo away a flying monkey.
WHERE WILL I FIND FLYING MONKEYS?
Flying Monkeys tend to hover around your roads, so if you’re not seeing them they might be hiding on a piece of road behind a building. I’ve only two small strips of road just now and the monkeys fly between them, much to my amusement.
WHAT DO I NEED TO RELEASE FLYING MONKEYS?
You don’t need to do anything apart from reach Pt. 2 of the main Questline, Once Upon A Rainbow. As soon as you get to that part they will automatically appear in Quahog for you to find. I immediately saw 5 in my town, so this looks like the max. Once a Flying Monkey was cleared a replacement landed about 2 hours later in my game. Flying Monkeys look like this.
WHAT DO I NEED TO SHOO AWAY FLYING MONKEYS?
You will need to collect 1 Banana to train a Munchkin into a Banana Munchkin to shoo away a Flying Monkey. Try saying that when you’ve had a few drinks!!!
Bananas (Common): Joe Shop For Produce OR Herbert Eat Soft Foods OR Quagmire Go Bananas OR Jerome Make Like a Banana OR Jumbo Lollipop Shop OR Munchkinland Mini Mart
HOW DO I CREATE BANANA MUNCHKINS
You need 1 banana to train 1 Banana Munchkin. Once you have a banana you need to go to the Munchkin Academy, it’s in the event area and looks like this.
The exclamation mark above the Munchkin Academy denotes that there are training spaces available.
Training Spaces: There are 6 training spaces available, this is the maximum Banana Munchkins you can train at anyone time, but I was only able to fill 4 of these with the bananas at my disposal, but at this point the amount of spaces isn’t an issue.
Capacity: You will see the academy capacity in the top right corner, you will see the capacity of the Munchkin Academy at this time is 8, this means you can only have a total of 8 created and/or Banana Munchkins in training at any time. If your capacity is showing full, then you can free up capacity by using some of your Banana Munchkins to shoo some Flying Monkeys.
The training academy looks like this when Banana Munchkins are in training.
When a Banana Munchkin has completed its training you will see the check mark above your training academy. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to train each Banana Munchkin.
Clicking on the check mark will complete the training and provide you with a Banana Munchkin, ready for you to unleash on those pesky Flying Monkeys.
HOW DO I SHOO AWAY A FLYING MONKEY
Once you have a Banana Munchkin simply look around Quahog for a Flying Monkey, tap it and this will bring up the launch screen.
Simply drag your Banana Munchkin over to a Flying Monkey, you will know it’s in the target when you see the Flying Monkey turn purple within a green circular target, once it’s targeted quickly tap the tick to shoo away the Flying Monkey. You’ll see the Flying Monkey jump on the Banana Munchkin and disappear in the little puff of goodies they drop.
WHAT REWARDS DO I GET?
The rewards you get will vary. Flying Monkeys drop the following:
Per Flying Monkey Cleared:
1 Floppy Hat (Common) – needed to unlock Scarecrow Peter
1 Straw (Uncommon) – needed to purchase items from the Fallen Farmhouse
2 Emeralds (Always) – needed to purchase items from the Fallen Farmhouse)
***Please note that Floppy Hats won’t show as a drop until you’ve placed the Cornfield in your game***
There you have it, all the facts about Flying Monkeys. Don’t seem so fearsome now you know a Munchkin dressed as a banana can shoo them away eh? What are your thoughts? Have you started to clear any yet? If so, are you enjoying this silly addition to our games? Any other tips for fellow Players? Let us know.
~ Russian Tigger