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Simulation/Life Development Sim
TEEN, Comic Mischief, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes
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Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2, http://www.gamerdna.com/game/the-sims-bustin---out-game-boy-advance, http://www.gamerdna.com/game/the-sims-bustin---out-nintendo-gamecube, http://www.gamerdna.com/game/the-sims-bustin---out-playstation-2, http://www.gamerdna.com/game/the-sims-bustin---out-xbox
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After proliferating on PCs and conquering the consoles, the Sims bust out in this portable version of Maxis' popular people simulator. Fans should feel at home with vital Sims gameplay elements, such as the ability to design custom characters and the responsibility for seeing that their basic daily needs are met. A few important changes have been made, however, as the series moves from monitors and TV sets to the small screen.
The control scheme in this portable version has been designed to match the N-Gage's button layout. One big difference in controlling the game concerns the way players move their Sims from place to place. As in the Game Boy Advance version of the title, players take direct, driving control of their characters, instead of click-queuing a string of actions for Sims to follow in turn.
More similar to the console than the home computer versions of the game, The Sims Bustin' Out focuses on a single character who gradually develops through a loosely scripted storyline. Player characters begin the game living in a barn, so there's nowhere to go but up. As they develop skills and meet certain goals, characters can unlock useful objects, move into nicer homes, and improve their lifestyles as players see fit. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide