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 The haunted house of Ephram Earl
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Rock Out
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Cliff diving
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance On the farm with Uncle Hayseed

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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IGN Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Dec 11, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames N-Gage Jul, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone N-Gage Jul 26, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Worth Playing Game Boy Advance Dec 30, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot N-Gage Jun 08, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN N-Gage Aug 13, 2004 7 out of 10 70 Game Boy Advance Dec 18, 2003 14 out of 20 70
UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Jan 23, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy N-Gage Jun 07, 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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