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Urbz: Sims In The City - Nintendo DS

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews) 67 / 100

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Platform: Nintendo DS
  • 24/7 action
  • New character engine
  • Living the dream

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Product Details

Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0006B0O90
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 15, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,587 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo DS

The Sims have moved to the City! Sims who Live in the City are known as Urbz and they have a adventuous new look and attitude. Walk your Urbz through 9 different jobs including a Tatoo Parlor and a Sushi bar. Change your look from punk to rap and experience diverse lifestyles in 9 different districts. It's up to you if your character becomes a big-time player on the street or gets lost in the crowd. It's all about prestige and popularity and The Urbz are living the dream in a City that never sleeps.

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106 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Urbz: Sims in the City is a Hit! February 6, 2005
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Urbz: Sims in the City is one of the most enjoyable Sims games I have played in a long time. The Urbz provided me with an excellent gaming experience, with an astounding background story behind it. This game could have been better in some ways, but other than that, its a good game. You live in a small town called Miniopolis, thats trying to get taken over by an old rich guy named Daddy Bigbucks. During the game you have to do various missions to stop him, and these missions can go from easy, to unbelievably hard. Here's some pros and cons that I've conducted from the game...

Pros:

1. Pretty Realistic. Your Urb will have to eat, sleep, use the restroom, shower, and have a good time to keep going. All restroom and shower scenes are blocked, so there is nothing too inappropiate. If you don't eat or sleep, your Urb will pass out, or if you don't use the restroom in time, you will end up "doing your business" wherever you are at the time. Also, towards the beginning of the game, you will have to work to get your pay, and your house will get broken into if you do not pay for security. You can make friends, and lose friends, or just decorate your house with furniture.There's also Rep Groups, like there in real life. Richies, Streeties, Nerdies, and Artsies inhabit the town you live in, and you will have to choose what rep group you want to be in.

2. The Furniture. Theres a good variety of furniture that you can buy in the game. You can get things like DJ Turntables, or smoothie machines.

3. Create-A-Pet. Towards the end of the game, you are able to create your own pet by splicing DNA. You can create things from T-Rex's to Jackalopes, all depending on how well you splice.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DS Game March 8, 2005
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 2.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've never been very interested in any of the Sims games; I played briefly when the original came out years ago, but grew bored rather quickly. When I purchased my DS in December, there weren't many games available for the platform specifically, and while I wasn't a fan of the Sims line, I was even less fond of sports games. So I picked up "The Urbz", and months later it is still in my DS.

Unlike my experience with the Sims PC games, "The Urbz" has more of a story line and quests to propel you along, which is a feature I've really enjoyed. When you begin the game, a small portion of the city and what it has to offer is available to you. As you build your way up the economic and social ladders more of the city is unlocked, as well as mini-games (aka "jobs"), quests, housing, and items. "The Urbz" makes good use of the DS's touchpad and does a good job utilizing both screens for maximum usability and game play enjoyment.

I'd recommend this game to anyone that enjoys rpg style questing and doesn't mind the occasional tedium of the more mundane everyday tasks that are part and parcel of Sims games. "The Urbz" offers more game play than many of the other games I have for the DS as well. All in all, a good buy.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much easier December 22, 2004
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 1.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is MUCH easier to navigate through than Sims Bustin Out. I love how you can have the map up WHILE you are running through town. You can pause whenenver you want to review your missions, popularity, inventory, etc.

I love how you can trade in 3 beads for special rewards like $10,000 or keeping hunger from degrading as fast.

The touch pad makes conversing with other people much much faster. It is really easy to build up popularity in this game.

I love how you can take college courses in this game to give you skill points, instead of grinding hours reading a book.

The jobs are easy to get promoted in. You can earn money lots of different ways (by recycling, making wood carvings, etc).

All in all, this is an excellent game to anyone who likes mini-games or The Sims.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly addictive, and fun December 30, 2004
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the most best game for the Nintendo DS. I got it for xmas. First you start off as a janitor working in the King Tower. Your boss is a janitor named Kris Thistle. you get promoted in your job, then get fired. You can buy a home, and pay rent like you do in real life. You have motives. one is to eat if you dont eat you pass out. Also there is the hygiene motive. Then there is the sleep motive. If you dont sleep you end up sleeping in the street which makes your comfort level zero. The most annoying motive is the bathroom motive. if you dont use the bathroom you end up peeing on the floor. Then you get sent to jail. A good tip is to do time. After you sleep you get let out. Dont pay the one hundred dollar fine. When you get to the club xizzle door, for the code enter "bucket". This game is very addictive. The only thing i dont like about this game is that if one of your motives are very low, you cant talk to other people. if you intend on getting a DS, i reccomend getting The Urbz: Sims in the City. Now Im a huge Sims fan. Im actually 13 but i forgot my password, so i had to use the kids review form.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Fun December 26, 2004
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:Nintendo DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Unlike the Sims game for PC,you actually have missions, can free-roam, and actually experiance your job. The better you do at activities such as window cleaning, basketball shooting, motorcycle riding,the bigger your pay. Clothes and character customazation are limited, but it wont matter long term. The aspect of needs is the same: social, hunger, bathing, etc. Its actually very intulectual at times,if you have focusing problems, you might not keep attention.There are about 20 buyable houses/places through out the game. Overall its worth the money. Its also very parent-oriented,no sex or violence at all in it. Its a great game,have fun with it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teenagers like it
I bought this game for my teenaged kids p. They seemed to like it. They like all the Sims games.
Published 1 month ago by dkreutz3
5.0 out of 5 stars Its a good game when you are bored
I got this game because I used to play it with my foster sister who recently passed away. So My rating is a bit skewed by emotions. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ashley Dorrell
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE!!!
I played the SP version first, and someone stole it :( This game is amazingly fun, and has more xizzles in it. Sad they took out the adopt a pet option, but still great
Published 7 months ago by Morgynne Bellwether
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
One of the only sims games that has a story! This game is amazing I loved it. One of the best gbc/ds games out there. Read more
Published 11 months ago by kirababy35
2.0 out of 5 stars Damaged.
Although it did come earlier than expected I received it and right away I started playing it. Not even 5 minutes into playing it was skipping and causing my DS to have problems... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Keana
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly beat up and severely used
The game came as described, without case or manual. However it was damaged in where the DS would read the game to play so it freezes from time to time. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars favorite!
i love this game. this was the second time purchasing this game due to technical difficulties unknown. i was very pleasantly surprised with how fast i received my purchase. Read more
Published 14 months ago by holly seymour
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME
MY DAUGHTER LOVES ALL THE MY SIMS COLLECTION OF GAMES. SHES NOW MOVING INTO THE SIMS GAMES AND SO FAR LIKES THEM ALSO
Published 17 months ago by frederick
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift
Was a Christmas gift for my son, so I can't say much about game itself. Just that shipping was fast and product was as expected.
Published 18 months ago by Jodi Steines
2.0 out of 5 stars I got played
It's a Sims game but barely. It's hard to get past the 90s of it all. The graphics are what I expected but I wasn't into the game play.
Published 21 months ago by Liz
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