I’ve known about this Bluestacks for a while, but I haven’t posted on it. But it turns out that there’s good reason to post on it now – and that’s because it’s a helpful solution to the problem faced by many Android players of the game becoming inaccessible following large egg drops. While the problem can usually be resolved by going in on someone’s Apple device, not everyone has access to one. If you’re in that situation, Bluestacks gives you another way of getting things moving again yourself.

Here’s what Torrentninjauk has to say about it:

There is a program that will let you play Tapped Out on a PC and a Mac (and, in fact, play other Android games as well). It’s called Bluestacks and you can download it from http://www.bluestacks.com. Choose the program version that suits you, install it and then Run. You can then Install “The Simpsons Tapped Out”, locating it via the “Search” then install. All you have to do then is play.

Alternatively, if you already have the .apk file on your PC, you can put it into a new “apps folder”, double click, and it installs into Bluestacks. Then, you can play.

On a Mac, the setup is a little different. You won’t be able to install the .apk file from the desktop. You’ll need to run Bluestacks, install the Browser, and then enter the url of the .apk file. It will then download and install.

I play The Simpsons Tapped Out on a 27′ iMac, and I’ve also got it working on my MacBook Pro.

The program simply runs Android apps on a PC or Mac, which is great if your device memeory hasn’t been able to handle a large egg drop. Even though the egg drop crashed your game, going in through Bluestacks should allow you to collect up all your eggs so that you can play it once again on your mobile device. And that’ll mean you’ll be able to stay on track for those prize targets over the last few days of Whacking Day.

You can find a tutorial for it at : http://english.blog.eazel.com/how-to-install-and-play-the-simpsons-tapped-out-on-your-pc/, which is where the image below comes from.

To find out more about Bluestacks, see this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlueStacks