🐳 Featured Group: Gameplay feature: Auto-mapping

The Sims 2

aka: De Sims 2
Moby ID: 20450
Note: We may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made via eBay or Amazon links (prices updated 7/13 10:57 AM )
See Also

Description official description

Welcome to Strangetown! The Sims 2 for Game Boy Advance is inspired by the weird town in the original PC game, but this time you're in a "reverse" reality show. Daddy Bigbucks (the villain from the game's predecessor, The Urbz) is secretly filming a reality TV show in Strangetown, and pushes your own Sim to mix things up for the cameras.

You'll make friends and enemies, have romances, play minigames (some of which are thinly disguised as fictional commercial breaks), and participate in 11 standalone episodes, each with their own plots and situations. In one episode, you might be dealing with Don Fusilli and his mob, in another episode you might be battling lady bugs after being shrunk down to the size of a bug by a homebrewed cola.

Overall, the game is less of a simulation and more of a quirky adventure game through a colorful desert town.

Spellings

  • 模拟人生2 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

Groups +

Screenshots

Credits (Game Boy Advance version)

196 People (162 developers, 34 thanks) · View all

Executive Producers
Executive Studio Director
Senior Producer
Producer
Associate Producer
Lead Programmer
Lead Artists
Lead Animator
Programmers
Modeling & Animation
Interface Artist
Level Design
Music
Sound Design
Audio Team
Writer
[ full credits ]

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 63% (based on 12 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 10 ratings with 1 reviews)

Worthwhile addition to your GBA collection

The Good
There's a lot to discover. Strangetown is beautifully rendered. It's hard to believe you are looking at only a 240x160 display

The Bad
Once you complete all the episodes, it might lose it's replay value

The Bottom Line
First of all, don't be fooled by the name, this is not the same game as Sims 2 for the PC and other platforms. It retains some of the Sims features, but since it uses an isometric display rather than a 3D one, it seems to have more in common with the original Sims.

However it differs significantly from those games. In this, you play the star in a reality TV series, and must play a series of episodes, with a number of plot points that must be completed. You create your main character, but the choices you have a limited compared to other Sims games. Sims 2 for GBA is almost like an RPG, actually. You complete a series of missions, only instead of treasures and swords, you find cowbells, soda cans, furnishings, etc. Some of which can be cashed in for money. Other ways to earn money include participating in a number of minigames, and acting in the commercials.

The game has a lighthearted touch. Many of the episode plots are rather bizarre. Very enjoyable

Game Boy Advance · by ZZip (828) · 2006

Analytics

MobyPro Early Access

Upgrade to MobyPro to view research rankings!

Related Games

The Sims 2: Pets
Released 2006 on Windows, Macintosh
The Sims 2: Nightlife
Released 2005 on Windows, 2006 on Macintosh
The Sims 2: University
Released 2005 on Windows, Macintosh
The Sims 2: Seasons
Released 2007 on Windows, Macintosh
The Sims: Superstar
Released 2003 on Windows, Macintosh
The Sims 2: Celebration! Stuff
Released 2007 on Windows
The Sims
Released 2000 on Windows, 2000 on Macintosh, 2003 on Linux
The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff
Released 2006 on Windows, 2007 on Macintosh
The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff
Released 2006 on Windows, 2007 on Macintosh

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 20450
  • [ Please login / register to view all identifiers ]

Contribute

Are you familiar with this game? Help document and preserve this entry in video game history! If your contribution is approved, you will earn points and be credited as a contributor.

Contributors to this Entry

Game added by thalcos.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Wizo.

Game added December 29, 2005. Last modified March 8, 2023.