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The Urbz: Sims in the City (Game Boy Advance)

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ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
69
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3.7
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Description

In this quasi-sequel to The Sims: Bustin' Out, the player finds themselves in the big city of Miniopolis. Starting out as a humble window washer, the player is quickly embroiled in a devious plot by the greedy tycoon Daddy Bigbucks to take over the city.

The story is much stronger this time around, with the player exploring three colorful city environments, including the New Orleans-influenced SimQuarter, the shiny Glasstown district, the gritty Urbania, and even a haunted bayou inhabited by two creepy Cajun brothers.

In addition to the traditional Sims gameplay of satisfying motives, making friends, and decorating an apartment, the player can experience eight job minigames, a "xizzle" system that lets players learn special abilities, and several new vehicles, including a motorcycle, hoverboard, and fanboat. Combine all that with a wacky sense of humor, and you get The Urbz: Sims in the City.

Screenshots

The Urbz: Sims in the City Game Boy Advance On top of the world
The Urbz: Sims in the City Game Boy Advance Washing windows
The Urbz: Sims in the City Game Boy Advance A resident of the bayou
The Urbz: Sims in the City Game Boy Advance Create-an-Urb

Alternate Titles

  • "模拟城市:上流社会" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Los Urbz: Sims en la Ciudad" -- Spanish title
  • "Les Urbz: Les Sims in the City" -- French title
  • "Die Urbz: Sims in the City" -- German title
  • "De Urbz: Sims in the City" -- Dutch title

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The Press Says

DS-x2 Oct 01, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
IGN Nov 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Nov 23, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Cubed3 Apr 12, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central Aug 16, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 23, 2004 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Nov 11, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Modojo Jan 30, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

This game (and also the other Sim GBA games) includes many references to the TV show Smallville. Like for instance, The Sim Daddy Bigbucks is a evil business Tycoon. In Smallville, Lionel Luthor is also a evil business Tycoon And they are both rich, The sim Luthor Bigbucks looks a Heck of a lot like Lex Luthor,The fact that your Sim is an alien, The Simcity name Miniopolis is like Smallville's Metropolis and you can also purchase a Green Meteorite also known as Kryptonite!! it even says in the game that it renders some superheroes powerless. Meaning Superman. And also, the game is developed by Griptonite games. Another reference to Kryptonite. There are also many more references to Smallville. Pay close attention to every little detail.

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