The Sims: Bustin' Out

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Create and customize the appearance and personality of your Sim, then move into SimValley, the offbeat setting of the game, in this portable version of the simulation series. Make your way through the adventure, meeting odd people such as Uncle Hayseed, Olde Salty, and Mad Willy Hurtzya, but don't forget to take care of your motives, go to the bathroom, and grab something to eat.

Advance in five missions, starting at the Hayseed Farm and ending in the palatial SimValley mansion. New elements let players shop, keep an inventory, and have actual conversations with the residents of the town.

To make those much-need Simoleons, the player will have to advance in 8 job mini-games including Jam Session, Cliff Diver X, and Pizza Pandemonium.

The Sims: Bustin' Out for GBA lets players transfer their Sim from the GameCube version. Players can also connect with other GBAs to auction off rare goods and unlock Paradise Island -- the game's vacation resort.


The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Cliff diving
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Create-a-Sim
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance On the farm with Uncle Hayseed
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Crazy old squid-for-brains

Alternate Titles

  • "Los Sims: Toman la calle" -- Spanish title
  • "Les Sims: Permis De Sortir" -- French title
  • "Die Sims brechen aus" -- German title
  • "De Sims Erop Uit" -- Dutch title

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GamerDad Game Boy Advance Jan 29, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Just RPG N-Gage 2004 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Game Boy Advance Jan, 2004 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Game Boy Advance Dec 21, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Dec 29, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Feb 28, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Dec 03, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GameZone N-Gage Jul 26, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Jan 04, 2004 B 75
UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Jan 23, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Includes a minigame (Darts) which was not present in the original GBA version, despite the fact that the game was intended to be in both versions. The developers of the N-Gage version found the half-completed code (which was disabled in the GBA version due to it being incomplete) and revamped and finished it.

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