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The Sims: Bustin Out (GBA)

Platform : Game Boy Advance
4.5 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews

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  • Wildly popular real-life simulation
  • Download and play with your Nintendo GameCube Sim in the Game Boy Advance world
  • 26 exclusive locations, 8 new career mini-games and over 150 new objects
  • Directly control Sim with Control Pad
  • For 1 player
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  • Platform:   Game Boy Advance
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0000TI1Y8
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 12.4 x 2.4 cm ; 59 g
  • Release Date: 23 Aug. 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,773 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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The Sims: Bustin Out (GBA)

Manufacturer's Description

The Sims are making a big return to the console and this time they are bustin' out of the house and exploring all--new locations around town. In The Sims Bustin' Out, players can choose from a variety of new career paths. Along the way, players can unlock and collect over a hundred of new objects and social moves exclusive to the console. Play, work, and socialize with a cast of over 25 new outrageous characters and climb through a dozen new careers. The Sims Bustin' Out also features new integrated two--player gameplay and memory card support, for those players who like to take their Sims over to a friend's house and show them off. Connectivity with the Nintendo GameCube version: When connected, you can unlock new features for your Game Boy Advance, including the ability to play your Nintendo GameCube Sim in the Game Boy Advance world and obtain Simoleons, motives, and skills to bring back with you to the Nintendo GameCube version. Unlock a game cabinet that will give your Sims access to mini--games that you can play on your Game Boy Advance. Exclusive content includes: 20 locations, 8 new career mini--games, new characters, over 150 objects to trade and collect, and once--a--day auctions to attend in game or with friends with the Game Boy Advance Link Cable.


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as a great fan of the sims, i think it is great that they put it on GBA. this game isn't the stay at home game like the one for PC, this is a great free-roaming town known as SimValley, on the outskirts of SimCity. you can have up to 4 houses from a rickety old barn to a mansion and the amount of other sims and buildings like restaurants, bars and shops is massive. to shop you can go to a nice little local shop, which also runs auctions, or you could go to a proper household shop in the center of town. you can run errands for your sims and the whole game is based on missions, which makes a whole new sims game. the jobs are great fun too. just be at the right place at the right time and you can play a massive set of addictive mini-games which will earn you cash. all the old parts of the sims are still there like, eating, going to the bathroom, showering, promotions, studying, you know what i mean. you can have a scooter from a gangster, a house from a dodgy buisness man and a night club from a docter with an afro.
this is ideal for a beginner or advanced player for the sims and this game is much, much more calmer from the frantic gameplay from the PC game as it is much easier to get your social levels back to the top or put out a fire before your house is a burning pile of ruble.
great game and is well worth buying
c ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I didn't really know what to expect with this game, but, when I started playing, it turned out to be perfectly different.
The basic aim of the game is to gradually move to a bigger and and better house. Sounds boring? It isn't.
To move up in the world, you have to complete 5 tasks per house, with each one involving 3-6 sub-tasks. These can be anything from raising money, to making friends with certain people. You're helped out by a scooter, which you acquire early on in the game.
For veteren fans of The Sims, theres the usual ability to furnish your house, and control your Sims every move. But in Bustin' Out, theres a whole town to explore, with pet shops, gyms and librarys, plus a far more in-depth way to interact with other Sims.
Overall: RECOMMENDED!
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This game really surprised me! As Maxis and EA Games have put out all the stops to make as much money from The Sims as possible, I expected this to be like the PC and first PS2 and Gamecube versions of The Sims. Instead, as I picked it up and began playing I found it couldn't be more different. It's like a proper role playing game, and it's a cross between the Gameboy games of Harvest Moon (you do a lot of farm work at the beginning), Pokemon (the travelling around and talking to people/doing things for them) and Zelda (ditto), with a bit of The Sims thrown in. There are also several mini games to play which you earn money from in the beginning, such as mowing the lawn and serving drinks in the bar. It's improved on the other versions of The Sims because you get to move around the whole neighbourhood via walking, running, scooter or car and with hundreds of places to visit ranging from the general store and hospital to clock tower and memorial garden, you will feel a bit lost at times!! Another advantage is that it's not all interaction and 'real life'. You start off in a barn and have to work your way up performing tasks and earning money to unlock various other areas of the (huge) map. The tasks grow harder as the game progresses, and with several missions and tasks at each level, this is a game you won't tire of quickly. It has the usual Sim addictability factor, and if you're looking for something you can't put down, this is the game for you :) I totally recommend it.
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As a huge fan of The Sims on the PC, I was delighted when this version became available.
Unlike on the PC, you play with only one person; there are no other family members. There are no job restrictions (you won't get sacked if you don't turn up for two days), but there are several jobs that your sim can do as and when you wish them to earn money, which are like mini-games within the game. You can also earn money by collecting certain objects to be recycled or helping out other residents of Sim Valley.
Again, like the PC version, you have to meet their needs for hunger, hygiene and social etc, but this time you actually have specific challenges to complete. Each challenge has 3-4 goals thst need to be completed such as improving skills (like in the PC version), building relationships with a specified sim or finding certain objects. Improving skills also helps you get promoted within the job games. As you complete a certain number of challenges, you get to move to a new, bigger house each time.
The main difference between this game and the PC version is the fact that it can be completed and there is not a free-play version that you can do. However the numerous challenges and goals keep you occupied for hours (it can be addictive - as all the best games are!).
I am relatively new to hand held gaming, but I think even die-hards will find something appealing in Bustin' Out. However if your thing is racing or shooting games, then you may find this game is not for you.
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This game is not one any gamer should miss out on: the graphics are amazing not to mention the cool and fun mini-games which earn you money. After being set a noumber of tricky challenges then you move your stuff in a place of your own. You have a wicked motobike to can ride around Sims Town on.
You have more independence than Ps2, Abox and PC versions as you can do literally what do want. It's so addictive i spent 6 hours full stop until i was dragged off it!
Don't hestitate - I can guarantee it will not disappoint
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