Who is Dr. Vu and what's the deal with his Vu Tower and Disaster Challenges?

Dr. Vu is either very good or very bad depending on what level of interaction you are having with him at the time - if he has just unleashed Aliens to destroy your very best Skyscrapers you might be a bit annoyed however after rebuilding these buildings using standard items and materials and receiving numbers of Golden Keys for each one rebuilt you may think differently:


Dr. Vu's Tower of Destruction (next to the Global HQ) only becomes unlocked for building once a player's city has reached 90,000 Sims and if the player is willing to spend 60,000 Simoleans to build it.

Who is Dr. Vu and what's the deal with his Vu Tower and Disaster Challenges?

Once built then it requires a collection of special Dr. Vu Batteries, Launchers and Gloves to convince him to start one of his paths of destruction which alternate at random with Meteor Showers, Alien Attacks and Earthquakes being the favorite methods.

Who is Dr. Vu and what's the deal with his Vu Tower and Disaster Challenges?

Sometimes 6 to 8 Skyscrapers can be destroyed, other times just 2 or 3, it really varies a lot as does the rewards offered for each building that is rebuilt.

Who is Dr. Vu and what's the deal with his Vu Tower and Disaster Challenges?

Before the Tokyo Town Update you could earn as much as 3 to 5 Golden Keys per building but previously there was not auto-refresh button if the items were too numerous or extravagant to collect e.g. 100 pieces of metal and 7 Watermelon.

Currently the average seems to be around 1 or 2 Golden Keys being offered for each rebuild but with unlimited refreshing of the items required which makes it a lot easier if you are patient.

However this means you have to run through the disasters numerous times in order to save up enough Golden Keys to cover the cost of building your Education, Transportation, Entertainment, Casino and Landmark services.