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The Urbz: Sims in the City

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
69
3.7
Nintendo DS
66
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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 Nintendo DS Practice enough at each mingame and you'll gain levels in a specific category.
The Urbz: Sims in the City Game Boy Advance Olde Salty's Riverboat
The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS Another meter to monitor -- make sure you bathe regularly.
The Urbz: Sims in the City Game Boy Advance Soul Music

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 Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Nov, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Nintendo DS Feb, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Nintendo DS Dec, 2004 B 75
GameSpot Nintendo DS Nov 23, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Nov 23, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo DS Mar 11, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Armchair Empire, The Nintendo DS Apr 07, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Nov 11, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Modojo Game Boy Advance Jan 30, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Like most Maxis games, includes references to llamas. In this case, you can purchase a miniature llama as a pet in the carnival.

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