Every time I tell people my favourite video game of all time is The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS, I get a very similar reaction. Laughter, a pat on the back, and then, “Wait, you’re serious?” Yes, yes I am. Very serious, in fact. So serious that my PSN ID, which I have for life, is named after a relatively obscure character from the handheld game series.
Now, I’d like to clarify that when I say it’s my favourite game, it doesn’t mean it’s the most technically sound or graphically capable- it’s the game that I love most, and the one I return to most often. In fact, I’ve played The Sims 2 DS and its companion titles at least five or six times each, with no signs of slowing down soon.
This is the rocket your parents sent you to Earth in. No, really.
The handheld Sims games are wild and varied, and the series comprises quite a few different titles. The Sims 2 on Game Boy Advance, PSP and Nintendo DS are all part of the series (and strangely enough, are all unique games that were developed independently), as well as The Urbz: Sims in the City for Nintendo DS and The Sims: Bustin’ Out for Game Boy Advance.
The Sims 2 titles all take place in Strangetown – a location that features in the PC version of the game, and share common characters between them. In the opening scenes of The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS, the best of the series, your car veers wildly off the road and strands you in Strangetown, where there seems to be no way out. You’re handed the keys to a hotel by a mysterious stranger (no, not that one), and are soon embroiled in town life.
But like any desolate American town, nothing is ever as it seems, (or so I’m told) and you soon begin to notice strange happenings around the town. The desert surrounding the town holds ancient secrets, the hotel is run on nuclear fuel rods, and the local cashier at the convenience store appears to be a young alien teenager, who begs you to deliver him space ship parts in the hopes that they’ll take him home.
When local handyman and general ‘nice guy’ Tristan Legend vanishes from the town, you’re sent into the desert oasis to search for him. You find him near a lone cactus, and he looks up at you and the first thing out of his mouth is, “You ever caught a meteor with your bare hands? It takes time to get used to the heat and the pain, but it’s a good cure for loneliness.” To reiterate, this is a man that you’ve just met, and all you wanted was his help to build your hotel. After he’s told you his whole life story, he agrees to help out, and from there you start your life as a hotel entrepreneur.
This is Tristan. He’s going through some stuff.
Now, you’d think becoming a hotel entrepreneur would be a smart choice. You really would. But when your guests are the leader of a cow-worshipping cult, an alien emperor, a malfunctioning killer robot and a mafia boss quite taken with leg breaking, you might start thinking you’ve made some terrible life choices. Over the course of the game, you’re required to meet the requests of these varied guests, all while avoiding their threats, keeping the hotel running, dusting the thugs that patrol the streets of Strangetown, painting masterpieces, resurrecting a dead mummy- oh, and leading a double life as a superhero known as The Raticator. Why not? Also – Bigfoot lives in the hotel basement. Don’t ask questions, he just wants to be left alone.
The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS is wild and ridiculous, and more importantly, it’s self-aware. This humour is what characterises all of the handheld Sims games, and a dedication to being the most ridiculous, overblown and dramatic games of all time. The cow-worshipping cult, led by Ava Cadavra, makes further appearances in The Sims 2 on PSP, where players are tasked with destroying the cult from the inside, and several other characters appear across the game franchise.
Pictured: A millennial searching desperately for affordable housing
Technically, this in-game universe began with 2003’s The Sims: Bustin’ Out for Game Boy Advance, which featured the story of a young farmer visiting SimValley for their summer holiday. Many of the characters in The Sims 2 and The Urbz are first introduced in Bustin’ Out, including biker Dusty Hogg, fitness enthusiast Misty Waters and series antagonist Daddy Bigbucks.
While the plot of Bustin’ Out is relatively simpler than The Sims 2, elements of weirdness still work their way through, with the streets of SimValley haunted by a murderous chicken known as the Veloci-Rooster that has a one-hit attack. Oh, and the final plot twist features an ancient race of aliens, but I won’t spoil the finer details – it’s something that has to be played to be believed.
The Urbz: Sims in the City, which serves as its sequel, sees players move to the city of Miniopolis and attempt to overthrow Daddy Bigbucks, who has become a despotic and money-hungry businessman with plans to travel back in time to crown himself king of the world. In order to defeat him, you must rally the four gangs of Miniopolis – The Streeties, Nerdies, Richies and Artsies and complete their many quests to earn ‘rep’. Along the way, you find the cure for vampirism, battle the devil in a fiddle contest, answer the riddles of a long-dead soldier and collect mutant three-eyed frogs to sell for money.
The Urbz asking the real questions.
The series gets weirder still in the Game Boy Advance adaptation of The Sims 2, a completely different game that features your Sim going undercover within a Truman Show-esque town that exists as a popular television show. Your role is to create drama between the townsfolk and gain higher ratings, all while maintaining your cover as spy. Sending up all of the classic television tropes, this game sees you get shrunk down to the size of a bug, fend off the advances of an evil hoard of mole people, and deal with an unwanted neighbour in the form of slimy alien actor, Burple. Yes, his name is Burple. Also, the game begins with you bullying him so he’ll vacate your toilet.
LEAVE MY HOUSE.
If you aren’t convinced by now, I don’t know what else to tell you. There’s only one thing for certain in life, and that is that the Sims handheld games are the wildest, most enjoyable games I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing, and if you haven’t already, you should do yourself a favour and check them out.
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Nintendo DS Cheats, Cheat Codes and Hints
Game ID: ASJE-6dc0c2f7
There are 15 codes for this game.
Max Sanity While Wandering Around
Max Creativity Skill
Max Business Skill
Max Body Skill
Max Charisma Skill
Max Mechanical Skill
Max Fuel Rods
Max License Plates
Max Strange Gourds
HOTEL STAT CODES:
Max Money Earned
No Money Earned
Max Money Spent
No Money Spent
How to defeat Optimum Alfred:
First use the Raticcator located at the rat cave in the basement. After you put the costume on, go to the elevator and go to the Sun Deck. There you will find Optimum Alfred when you find him use the Raticcator’s gadgets, then he is going to fly away that means he is sending his robots, Again use the Raticcator’s gadgets on his robots. After you do it you will see Optimum Alfred again then do the same thing over and over again. It would Probably take 3 to 5 times.
Bear in mind the fact that Skill Points, when they appear, will remain in the same location for 8 hours. The Calendar gives the time when the Skill Point first can be discovered, but it will remain there for 8 hours. I have listed them in order according to the day of the week, but you can find them in any order. If there is only one Business Skill Point to be found at a certain time, day and location, however, you will not find another one there, once you have found the first. In other words, you cannot keep going back to the same location on the same day and time week after week to find Skill Points at the same time on the same day.
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A Bigfoot hugging a child.
Finding Bigfoot [ edit | edit source ]
A Sim must first locate the secret location map for Hidden Burrow. This can be accomplished by digging for treasure, going on a hike, or raiding the captain’s cabin on the pirate ship.
Once the map is found, Sims will be able to access the secret lot in Three Lakes. Bigfoot will be waiting on the lot, and can be interacted with like any other Sim. Sims can build a relationship with him, although he cannot be called over the phone if they leave the lot. Befriending Bigfoot will fulfill a vacation memento, and will provide the option to move him in. The option is not under the usual “Propose. /Move In” menu, but once a Sim has a high enough Daily Relationship and a few Lifetime relationship points, an “Ask Bigfoot to move in” interaction will become available. Once moved in, all Sims in the household will receive a memory of Bigfoot joining the family. While Bigfoot will become selectable on the hidden lot, he will not leave with the Sims’ family immediately, citing the need to collect his belongings. He will appear by the mailbox when the family returns home from vacation.
A new Bigfoot is generated whenever one is moved in. A player could, therefore, collect several of the Bigfoot clan in a Sim’s household.
Living with Bigfoot [ edit | edit source ]
Bigfoot walks differently from other Sims, and he hunches over slightly when doing so. He is also able to offer Sims a “Bigfoot hug”, and Sims may roll a want of being hugged in this manner. Other than that, Bigfoot is like a normal Sim, with the same motives. Bigfoot can be used in a player-owned business or hold a regular job. Bigfoot has 10 points in all skills and gold badges in every talent.  Bigfoot has one default work uniform—a blue waistcoat and a small bowler hat—and will always go to work in that outfit. Almost every day, Bigfoot returns from work with a gift from his employers.  Bigfoot does not require friends to gain promotions, and because he already has maximum skills, Bigfoot only needs to show up to gain promotions. This means Bigfoot can easily become a great money maker.
While Bigfoot has the same needs as other Sims, he tends to them differently; Bigfoot will never autonomously take showers or baths, even when his hygiene is low. He will also eat constantly even if he is full. When his motives are critically low, he goes on a “rampage” of sorts, pounding his chest, yelling, breaking household objects, and using Scare, Fight, and Irritate interactions on other Sims. If Seasons is installed, he is impervious to cold weather but can get very hot, though he cannot become sunburned.
The only aspirations available to Bigfoot are Knowledge, Fortune, Popularity or Grilled Cheese; these are selected randomly when Bigfoot is generated. Bigfoot cannot use the ReNuYuSenso Orb or the ReNuYu Porta-Chug to change his aspiration. If FreeTime is installed, Bigfoot cannot select Family, Romance, or Pleasure as a secondary aspiration.
Bigfoot has a +5 relationship bonus with dogs and children, making him a good dog trainer or babysitter. However, cats are not too fond of Bigfoot, though it is still possible for them to maintain positive relationships.
Bigfoot cannot engage in any romantic interactions, meaning that Sims cannot fall in love or get a crush on him, and they cannot WooHoo with him; thus, it is not possible for Bigfoot to father his own children. He can be abducted by aliens, though he will not return pregnant. It may be possible for him to adopt a child, however.
Bigfoot also acts as a good deterrent for burglars; if one shows up, Bigfoot will immediately wake up and scare them away.
Bigfoot can become a zombie or a witch, but not a werewolf, vampire, or PlantSim. Sims cannot become a Bigfoot.
Bigfoot Bigfoot [ edit | edit source ]
There is a hidden NPC named “Bigfoot Bigfoot” which can be summoned through the use of the Tombstone of Life and Death. When summoned, Bigfoot Bigfoot is simply an ordinary Sim with Bigfoot’s appearance and thus does not have the same animations as the regular Bigfoots have. Bigfoot Bigfoot also lacks the ability to give “Bigfoot hugs” and can, unlike other Bigfoots, get married and have children. However, adding this NPC to the household is not safe and may cause corruption. “Bigfoot Bigfoot’s” primary purpose is to provide a template for the game to create new Bigfoot characters. All Bigfoots that appear in-game are clones of Bigfoot Bigfoot, but Bigfoot Bigfoot is never seen in-game under normal circumstances.
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- Also Known As: Bon Voyage Expansion Pack: The Sims 2
- Genre: Simulation, Life Development Sim
- Developer: Maxis
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Release Date: September 4, 2007
The Bigger The Better. Not!
Ok I’m sure you all know the cheat for a lotta money right? Well most likely you wanna build a HUGE house for your sim. don’t! Unless you have an excellent video card, a huge house lags the game. Also it takes forever to scroll over to one part of the house. Finally, your sim walks slow, so if they have to walk a loooong way to the front door, you’re not gonna be happy.
Get Bigfoot Without Finding Him!
Do you want Bigfoot? But you can’t find him? Not to worry all you have to do is press ctrl+shift+c and type in “boolprop testingcheatsenabled true” wih out the “‘s. Now scroll to your sim’s mailbox and press shift and click on it. There’s an option called “Make npc” click on that one. Now scroll through the type of Npc’s until you find Bigfoot. Click on Bigfoot and within the next minute you should see a very hairy man walk by. There you have it you’ve gotten bigfoot. TIP:if you want to keep him then hit shift and click on him. There should be the option in caplocks “MAKE SELECTABLE” click on that and pow uve got bigfoot.
Make A Hotel
TO make a hotel pick any lot size and make it a residential lot and make the hotel and the rooms, You must have a hotel desk at the front! When you are finished hit Control+Shift+C and type “changelotzoning hotel” there has to be a space between Changelotzoning and Hotel and give it a cool name! It must be in a Vacation Destination doesn’t matter which one From Twikki Island, Takizeumi Village, and Three Lakes.
All Motives Filled
Hit Control+Shift+C And Type “maxmotives” then all motives will fill.
Cheat Mode Enabled
Prees Ctrl Shift c to open cheat code tab. Type “boolProp testingcheatsenabled true. ” Exactly like that. Hold Shift and click on trashcan or mailbox for multiple cheats. Drag the health bars up such as HYGIENE, HUNGER Ect. Or skill points likey BODY, CLEANING Ect. Very powerful.
When playing press ctrl,shift and C at the same time. Then type in “motherlode” press enter and you will get $50,000.
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