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The Sims: Bustin' Out

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
79
3.8
N-Gage
76
3.3
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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Main Menu
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Misty Waters - the stuff of dreams
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance The haunted house of Ephram Earl
The Sims: Bustin' Out Game Boy Advance Mowing the lawn for simoleons

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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The Press Says

Next Level Gaming Game Boy Advance Dec 15, 2003 93 out of 100 93
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Jan 29, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Game Boy Advance Dec 01, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Informer Magazine N-Gage Jul, 2004 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Dec 11, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Dec 29, 2003 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
GameSpy N-Gage Jun 07, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Jan 23, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The 'Root Beer McCloskey' was named for Sean McCloskey, the Maxis Software Tester. Sean was the first person able to finish the game without cheating.

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