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The Urbz: Sims in the City

Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
69
3.7
Nintendo DS
66
3.1
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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 Game Boy Advance A resident of the bayou
The Urbz: Sims in the City Game Boy Advance Soul Music
The Urbz: Sims in the City Nintendo DS Talking to other characters in the game will be done through a dialogue screen, which tracks how much the person likes you, as well as giving you reactions to your responses.
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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The Press Says

IGN Game Boy Advance Nov 15, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Deaf Gamers Nintendo DS 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Revolution Nintendo DS Dec, 2004 B 75
GameSpot Nintendo DS Nov 23, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN Nintendo DS Nov 22, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Cheat Code Central Game Boy Advance Aug 16, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo DS Sep 09, 2005 5 out of 10 50
1UP Nintendo DS Nov 25, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Modojo Game Boy Advance Jan 30, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Nov 11, 2004 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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