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The Urbz: Sims in the City (Nintendo DS)

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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.


The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS When nature calls, make sure you're near a toilet!
The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS Another meter to monitor -- make sure you bathe regularly.
The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS The window squeegeeing mini game. What have those pigeons been eating??
The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS Keep your living space tidy, or your character will get stressed.

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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Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Apr 17, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Dec, 2004 B 75
GameSpot Nov 23, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 11, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Armchair Empire, The Apr 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
1UP Nov 25, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Worth Playing Apr 05, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 09, 2005 5 out of 10 50
JeuxActu Mar 10, 2005 8 out of 20 40


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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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