One of the best things about city building games is they grow as fast as the cities of the gamers who play them – sometimes even faster. All the best city builders receive a constant drip feed of new content and events that keep things interesting. In fact, two of the largest and most popular mobile city builders have just gotten major updates: The Simpsons Tapped out from Electronic Arts and Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff from TinyCo.

The Simpsons Tapped Out now features the fabled Monorail, as seen in the classic episode 'Marge vs. The Monorail.' And Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has a big music-themed event going on called Peterpalooza that features the voices and likenesses of six major artists. Read on for full details!

The Simpsons Tapped Out

Simpsons Tapped Out Monorail update

In The Simpsons Tapped Out, Homer accidentally destroys the town of Springfield. Players will have to help him rebuild it, one building at a time. Along the way they'll collect and unlock countless iconic locations and characters from the Simpsons.

The Monorail update adds:

  • Learn to collect junk, recycle it into valuable resources and turn them in to build their Monorail.
  • Access 5 new characters including Sebastian Cobb, Conductor Homer, Ray Patterson, Jessie Grass and Hippie.
  • Build 13 new buildings like the Dump, Uriah's Heap Recycling Center, the Monorail Station, terminals and depots.
  • Play with 31 new decorations: drive the Garbage Truck, watch the Garbage Pile grow, fear the Abandoned Mine, and enjoy the Golf Course Green.

You can download the update now.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

Stop me if you've heard this one before. Peter Griffin, the "lovable" oaf from Family Guy accidentally destroys his home town of Quahog. Wouldn't you know it, players will have to help him rebuild the clam-loving place? Sounds like a recipe for a city builder alright!

The 'Peterpalooza' update involves our umm, hero Peter organizing his own music festival. Unfortunately, some mysterious saboteur threatens to derail the entire event. Peter will have to recruit and team up with real-life artists like Snoop Dogg, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Deadmau5, Alice Cooper, Avril Lavigne, and Rick Astley in order to pull off the show and stop the show-stopper. All of those artists pitch in their voices for a truly star-studded event.

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff

As if the new characters and festivities weren't enough, the Android version of Quest for Stuff features an exclusive reward. What songs are on this mystery album? We can't say for sure, but a compilation of songs from the 'Peterpalooza' guest stars would be pretty freakin' sweet.

The Peterpalooza event is going on now and lasts through Thursday, September 17.

Do you guys play Simpsons Tapped Out or Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff? If so, how tough is it to get this new stuff?