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For the first time ever, players can follow their Sims to work and witness their pursuit of fame and fortune firsthand. Fledgling Sims start by signing with an agent and shuttling to Studio Town, a new and fully customisable destination that offers television and movie lots, spa locations, recording studios and fabulous fashion facilities. Once there, Sims can schmooze, network and name drop their way to stardom in the movies, music or fashion. Will your Sim be a flash in the pan or a living legend? Players can now track the sizzle of their Sims with an all new fame score.
A new cast of comical characters are available to assist the Sims in their quest for celebrity. A fabulous fashion designer, a mega-hit record producer and a maniacal movie director are available for career critique. A capable butler, a savvy sushi chef, and a soothing masseuse will be on-call to administer to the every whim of a celebrity Sim. Life in the spotlight would not be complete without the glare of the paparazzi, the adoration of groupies, and the annoyance of an obsessed fan or two. This is all part of life in the spotlight in The Sims Superstar.
Sims can become a celeb or just live like one. Fabulous new objects like a skydiving simulator, satellite dish, and a new art and furniture collection can turn an ordinary Sims abode into a magnificent and decadent manse. Sims in need of a day of indulgence and pampering can also enjoy the new day spa, complete with mud treatments, steam baths, Sim massages and an oxygen bar. Domestic staff is also available for hire so manicured Sims won't chap their hands with the drudgeries of household maintenance.
Will your Sim become an icon or fade into the obscurity of bad dinner theater? Will they win a coveted Simmy award or be regulated to personal hygiene commercials? In The Sims Superstar, you are the idol maker.
Again requiring the original game in order to play, this add-on pack adds the function to watch your Sims at work, in this case attempting to make themselves famous. This naturally opens up numerous new pads for your characters to inhabit, laden with copious luxuries. Specialised staff can be introduced too, just to give your virtual stars a bit of extra pampering, and new career paths can see them become over-the-top rock stars, supermodels or movie idols. They also enjoy levels of success--successful Sims will attract groupies and win awards. Less successful ones may have to live without the sushi chef.
Certainly one of the more imaginative add-on packs for The Sims to date, Superstar is naturally enough a must for the completist. For the pickier player though, despite some reservations, this is also one of the more entertaining additions to the original game. The broadening out of the Sims' lifestyle is a welcome facet, and liberal lashings of humour do things no harm either.
Countering that, there clearly is a law of diminishing returns at work here. This is the sixth expansion pack for the original The Sims game, and anyone who's forked out for at least two of them will appreciate that there's nothing here to change things dramatically. That said, what's here is fun, and Superstar compares favourably with the expansions that have gone before. --Simon Brew
Came promptly and worked wonderfully. This game is a great addition to The Sims franchise.Published 12 days ago by Jemaima Olori
I would rate this game a 5 maybe but I can't even play it because I got given a game without the second disc and now I can't play it!Published on 5 Jun. 2013 by Holly
Definetly the best out of all the original sims expansion packs. Most of the others are easy to get bored of whereas with superstar you never get bored! Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2008 by Scorpio
This game is so much fun! The new objects are really great and the building things are great. You will get hooked on this game! Read morePublished on 8 May 2006 by Ms. Monique Philpott