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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Sims Bustin' Out

This is one of many games in the widely popular The Sims series
-Malcolm Landgrabb is the richest Sim in SimCity. He is taking items from each of the lots for unpaid rent. The main objective is to have your Sim progress through each career and get back everyone's possessions and to finally become rich and successful enough to evict Malcolm from his own beachside mansion

-In order to unlock new areas, you must complete missions. In each lot, Malcolm will take one or two items, which can be easily received when you buy enough things to upgrade the place
There are thirteen different locations you can go to in here, each with its own missions and unique Sims
Mom's House
-Resident Sim: Mom
-This is where you start off at. This single floor ranch is on a farm, which explains the constant mooing of cows, clucking of chickens and whinnying of horses. You can always move back here. The bus doesn't pick up anyone here, so if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of trying to make friends or earn skill points and you want to do these things at your own leisure, move back to Mom's place
Dudley's Trailer
-Resident Sim: Dudley Landgrabb
-This is a trailer in the desert. You'll often hear crows cawing and coyotes howling. You'll quickly find out that Dudley is a bit of a slacker. He's messy, forgets to flush the toilet, will often turn on electronics and walk away, such as turning on the stereo or TV and walk away, or he'll often leave to go nightclubbing
Mimi's Place
-Resident Sim: Mimi Landgrabb
-She is certainly no better than her brother Dudley. She is messy, leaves electronics on and will more often than not leave at all hours of the day and night to go clubbing or something else. Her place is a suburban ranch in the suburbs
Goth Manor
-Resident Sims: Bella and Mortimer Goth
-This lot is where you encounter your first NPC (non-playable character). Depending on the gender of your Sim, if your Sim is a girl, you can switch back and forth with Bella Goth, whose job is a Horror Movie Actress and therefore Mortimer can't be controlled. Whereas if your Sim is a boy, you can switch back and forth between you and Mortimer Goth, who is a Pyrotechnician and therefore you can't control Bella. This is a mansion surrounded by cemeteries and is always storming.
Studio 8
-Resident Sims: Artie Fischl and Charity Grant
-This is an art studio in an industrial neighborhood, judging from the brick and mortar buildings surround it. This lot, once again, has a non-playable character. It's the same situation as Goth Manor. Depending on the gender of your Sim, that determines what character you can switch back and forth with. Charity is a Massage Therapist and Artie is a Massage Therapist as well
Toane's Gym
-Resident Sims: Max and Goldie Toane
-This is a gym. The resident Sims here are health nuts. When they aren't working out, they are eating or making messes. This lot is a gym in the business district of SimCity. Once again, you encounter the non-playable character scenario. As mentioned, it comes down to the gender of your Sim which determines which Sim you can switch back and forth with. Goldie and Max are both in the Jock career, they are Starters
Casa Caliente
-Resident Sims: Paisley Rainbow and Randy Hart
-This place just screams 70s love shack. It's on the beach and the whole house has a 1970s beachy love shack feel. This is the first location where marriage is made a goal
Club Rubb
-Resident Sims: Bing Bling and Mona Lott
-This is a nightclub. These two Sims are constantly eating, messing around on the large DJ machine or dancing on the dance floor, talking about parties, etc This lot also has the option for marriage
Shiny Things Labs
-Resident Sims: Makino Nada and Vaughn Braun
-This is a science lab in an industrial park. You're surrounded by toxic wasteland and industrial warehouses. Marriage is once again an option here
Tinsel Bluffs
-Resident Sims: Humphrey Hawks and Fanny Adore
-This is a fancy house up in the hills overlooking SimCity. Here is one of the locations where you must have a baby and raise it to a child. This isn't hard. The easiest way to do this is simply make sure your Sim and his/her wife or husband are both in a good mood. Just keep up the random romantic actions and a message should pop up, reading "Would you like to have a baby?" Hit yes or no. Then it tells you the gender of the baby and you can name it. To raise it to a child, simply feed it and sing to it when it cries. NEVER PLAY WITH THE BABY!!! It takes about 3-4 Sim days to raise it to a child
Pixel Acres
-Resident Sims: Chase Skurts and Ying Yangst
-This is a hippie nudist colony. They are always talking about loving nature and getting free of clothing
The Octagon
-Resident Sims: General Payne and Maxine Powers
-This is a military base and these two are always talking about things as if they are planning on mounting an assault on someone or something
Malcolm's Mansion
-Resident Sim: Malcolm (until Mom kicks him out)
-This is a beachside mansion. This is what you get for all your hard work
There is also Free Play mode
-Lot 1
-Lot 2
-Lot 3
Of course, in order to survive, your Sim is going to need money. The only way to obtain that, is to get a job. All the careers end at Malcolm's Mansion since that is where you earn the final promotion for each career. The final promotion earns you a gnome of that career for the large fountain outside his house. Here is the selection of jobs you have to choose from
-Counter Culture
-Not shockingly, Counter Culture is simply another name for hippie. This career is very hippie-like in its promotions, such as Massage Therapist, Flower Child, Love Guru, Transcendentalist, etc. The lots where this job is typically offered and picks you up include Casa Caliente, Studio 8, Mimi's Place, Pixel Acres
-Sports. That is what this career is. You earn promotions to jobs such as Starter, Head Coach, Mascot, etc. The lots for these jobs include Dudley's Trailer, Toane's Gym, Shiny Things Labs, Tinsel Bluffs
-Fashion Victim
-Haute couture, high fashion, clothes, etc. It's all about fashion. This job has promotions like Hair Designer, Sex Symbol, Fingernail Painter, etc. The lots for this job include Mimi's Place, Studio 8, Club Rubb, Tinsel Bluffs
-Joining the armed forces isn't easy. In this game, it's not either. The lots for this line of work include Dudley's Trailer, Toane's Gym, Shiny Things Labs, The Octagon
-You ever hear of the "five finger discount?" This career helps you perfect it with more. The lots for this career include Dudley's Trailer, Toane's Gym, Casa Caliente, Pixel Acres
-Movie Star
-Talk about drama queen or drama king!! In this career, acting is your talent. The lots for this career include Mimi's Place, Goth Manor, Club Rubb, Tinsel Bluffs
-Mad Scientist
-"It's alive! It's alive!" You'll be saying that and more when you become a Mad Scientist. Play with fire as a Pyrotechnician. Mess around with DNA as a Gene Splicer. The lots for this career include Dudley's Trailer, Goth Manor, Shiny Things Labs, The Octagon
In Free Play mode, you have choices for jobs too
-Rock Star
-Computer Geek

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