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The Sims: On Holiday Expansion Pack (PC CD)

Platform : Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me
4.1 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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  • Take your Sims on a family vacation for the first time
  • A fully-customizable luxury island destination delivers a wide range of beach, snow, and camping activities
  • Hit the beach for an 8-person volleyball game, go fishing off the pier, hurl snowballs, ride the snow slide, and much more
  • Buy, win, or find (and then bring home) the ultimate vacation souvenir, including the fertility god, penguin stuffed animal, quartz skull, and many more memorable items
  • Crazy hazards include a pickpocket, out-of-control children, or a case of Montezuma’s Revenge
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  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
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  • ASIN: B00005V9OV
  • Release Date: 5 April 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,404 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Take your Sims where they've never been before: on a family vacation. Whether they've been working hard or livin' large, going downtown or partying down, your Sims deserve a break. From a sun-drenched beach to a snow-filled wonderland to a forest campground, Vacation Island offers a wide range of fun new activities for your Sims. Take a spin on a carousel or a wild ride on a snow slide, build a snowman or a sandcastle, bring home all sorts of cool new souvenirs and much more. All-new interactions between parents and children ensure an equal chance for merriment or mayhem, which means that your Sims vacation is sure to be a memorable one... one way or another. Pack up the whole family for the vacation of a lifetime, Sims style.

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There seems to be no end of expansion packs for the Sims, the latest sees the inhabitants of Simsville leave the confines of their neighbourhood for the equally insular Vacation Island, it's time the Sims had a well-earned holiday.

There are three "areas" for the Sims to try out--alpine, forest and beach--and each has different locations with either luxury or budget accommodation. In the more exclusive parts of the island you will find your Sims get to stay at classy ski lodges or beach-side condos, whereas on the other parts of the atoll the lodging is more a "back to basics", tents and igloos kind of set up.

Accessing the island is just like going on a date, you call the taxi company and hand over 500 simoleons and you are off. You can either opt for a family holiday (the entire household packs their bags) or invite a friend. Then you simply choose your destination, kick back and enjoy.

Once on holiday everything is geared towards having fun. There are new activities such as volleyball, snowboarding, water balloon fights and an amusement arcade to up your Sims' fun-o-meter, as well as beds, toilet facilities and a buffet bar. But just like any holiday this idyllic getaway comes at a price.

You can book in for a night and every day you miss checkout you are charged for another night you also have to shell out for the buffet bar, so make sure you have the cash to enjoy yourself. As well as the bare essentials (food, sleep) you also pay for the some of the activities but the pay-off here is that you can win prize tokens which you then exchange for mementoes (such as crystal skulls) of your trip.

Sims on Holiday is basically an expansion of the Sims universe. New areas, new items, new interaction and characters, but not a new game. It has its problems, load times are still interminably long and it's quite buggy and you do wonder how long Maxis is going to flog this particular horse. If you love The Sims, then this is a worthy add-on to a great game, if you don't then no amount of volleyball, shark costumes and sand in your sandwiches is going to change you mind.--Felicity Winner


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By A Customer on 13 April 2002
Some people are beggining to think - "how many more add on packs can they bring out?", and i thought hot date must be the last one, but here comes another brilliant idea. This pack, in my opinion has to be one of the best up to now, even better then hot date. This is because in hot date you have a matter of minutes in real time to enjoy your self before the sims get too tired to go on. In 'on holiday' your sims live there and so if they need to go toilet, off they go, if they need a shower, bath or even a little confort, they can go to the new shower/bath, or wooded hot-tub. This is a good twist and what i like is that its quite expensive which will reduce the number of times you can go. For anyone who hasn't got the game it's 500 simoleons to go, and then 160 odd to book each night, so your looking at a clean grand to stay for a few nights and feed your sims. Another really good reature is the sourveir cabinate you can buy for the house. When on holiday you can fish, or metal detect or even win on the arcade games special prizes to take home and display. The other day, my sim the father of two and husband, decided without my intervention to go and rent a metal detecter, he then walked around the park and found a yellow rose which he gave to his wife, okay so flowers are not magnetic but still a really good feature. Oh and finally just to really open it up to reality even more, if you have children, then they can like in the real world, can get a little carried away and start recking stuff and having fights if you don't control them. So overall it really is better then expected and there are three cool resorts, the beach one is good becuase of the swimming pool and arcades, and the forest has archery water ballon fighting and volley ball.Read more ›
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This fantastic new add-on is very addictive.
Rather than hot date just taking 2 people to downtown you can now take the whole family.
You can visit a winter wonderland - have snowball fights, take a snow slide ride, show off you snowboarding tricks on the half-pipe, sleep in an igloo and even be entertained by a yeti.
Take a sunny beach break - play volleyball(up to 8 sims), take a splash down the slide into a refreshing pool, sleep in a cosy hotel, and let your kids be entertained by a beach shark.
Or even rest in the deseted forest (haha) - Like you'll rest when you can go fishing, sleep in a tent, play archery, hire metal detectors an dbe entertained by the one and only ROBIN HOOD!
If you have any questions just ask the Holiday Director who is available in all scenarios.
It is extremely fun building your own holiday venues but when clearing out all old stuff DO NOT delete the phone or your sims will be stuck on holiday forever. You cannot seem to buy them.
You can play arcade games and win prize tokens - swap your prize tokens for gifts and souvenirs. You can even buy souvenir shelves to store all your holiday memorabilia on.
You can send postcards to your neighbours.
You can have picnics and eat off the ALL U CAN EAT BUFFET.
Stay in a ski lodge, summer hotel or wooden huts.
The hotels actually work as hotels and you cannot sleep in the beds unless you check in.
This game really is worth buying and when added with hot date you get the oppurtunity to take a family break with the kids or take a night out from them in downtown.
Pity you can't hire babysitters for the kids and see how rebellious they can be.
A definite must have for all sims fanatics.
BEWARE very addictive. The time flies by when you are playing!!
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With all the magic and parties and dating Sims have been up to recently, many of them need a break...and what better way to take a break than going on Vacation! Send your Sims and their families to a Vacation island filled with sun and snow fun! Show the kids a great time while taking a spin on a seaside carnival ride, playing sand volleyball, building snowmen, and riding on the snow slide. Bring home memories like jewels found on a treasure hunt or a wacky souvenir. But watch your kids because if you can't keep them from kicking over sandcastles and hurling snowballs, you'll have a short stay on Vacation Island.
Like The Hot Date downtown, Vacation Island will have up to ten new lots that players can build vacation resorts on. Some lots are winter themed, some are beach themed, and some are forest themed.
The Sims Vacation allows all-new social interactions for adults and their children and interactions children can have with each other. Unlike Hot Date, Vacation allows the entire family to go to a new location. But watch out, if you don't take care of the kids, they may cause enough mayhem to end the vacation early.
Just check in and let the friendly, attentive staff see to your every need. Food buffet, luxurious beds and state of the art bathrooms are all included. Will you be staying just a couple of days, or all week? There are packages for every budget. Just make sure to lock your doors...you never know who might want to pick your pocket....
After emailing maxis i have found the New Objects are:
Snowman
Fort
Slide
Half pipe
Tent
Skating rink
Treasure hunt
Volleyball
Archery
Fishing
Whack-a-Will
Shoot a Clown
Chicken Toss
Miniature golf
Mechanical Claw game
Hotels
Prize booth
Souvenir cabinet
personally i cannot wait to be the owner of this game... definately one to watch out for, i have owned all the previous expansions...whata game
5 ***
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