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SummaryWorthwhile addition to your GBA collection
The GoodThere's a lot to discover. Strangetown is beautifully rendered. It's hard to believe you are looking at only a 240x160 display
The BadOnce you complete all the episodes, it might lose it's replay value
The Bottom LineFirst of all, don't be fooled by the name, this is not the same game as Sims 2 for the PC and other platforms. It retains some of the Sims features, but since it uses an isometric display rather than a 3D one, it seems to have more in common with the original Sims.
However it differs significantly from those games. In this, you play the star in a reality TV series, and must play a series of episodes, with a number of plot points that must be completed. You create your main character, but the choices you have a limited compared to other Sims games. Sims 2 for GBA is almost like an RPG, actually. You complete a series of missions, only instead of treasures and swords, you find cowbells, soda cans, furnishings, etc. Some of which can be cashed in for money. Other ways to earn money include participating in a number of minigames, and acting in the commercials.
The game has a lighthearted touch. Many of the episode plots are rather bizarre. Very enjoyable