The Sims Freeplay- The Sunset Mall Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 12 UNLOCKS: the mall TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: burger bar

To begin this quest you need to build the mall, you can find it on the right hand side in simtown. If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock the burger bar. You can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to unlock the mall but you won’t get the burger bar

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest


Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has.

  • Send a sim to the mall
  • Buy something from the mall store (click on the store icon in the entrance)
  • Send a sim home
  • Invite a date to the new mall- 8 minutes (click the interaction between two sims)
  • Summon courage on a couch- 12 hours 30 minutes


  • Invite a date to the new mall- 5 minutes
  • Send 2 sims to the mall
  • Investigate strange noise- 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Introduce your sim to the robot- 10 minutes
  • Leave the mall
  • Have 2 sims watch the news- 4 minutes
  • Ask another sim to return to the mall- 2 hours 30 minutes (select interaction between two sims)
  • Remind sim about shopping- 3 hours 30 minutes (select interaction between two sims)
  • Watch self defence on TV- 11 hours


  • Send 2 sims to the park
  • Have a sim go running- 9 hours 12 minutes (click on thinking man statue)
  • Send 2 sims to the mall
  • Clear boxes- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Talk to robot- 25 minutes


  • Suggest a prop- 2 hours 40 minutes (select any option)
  • Suggest an animal- 5 hours 30 minutes (select any option)
  • Perform an act- 7 hours 31 minutes
  • Talk to a sim- 15 minutes (the sim is standing outside the mall)
  • Shut down the lasers (switch off red button on wall- 1 minute)
  • Distract the robot, you need to do two things to complete this goal:
    1. The correct object is Wind up dog– 5 hours 30 minutes


  1. Then once that task is done you need to click on the lasers again (switch off- 2 seconds)
  • Investigate the robot- 15 minutes

Oh and he is a toddler– that wasn’t obvious at all!

  • Investigate the robot head- 10 minutes
  • Build a new store- 1 hour S1,000


  • Browse new store (click on store icon in entrance)
  • Cheer with another sim- 1 minute (interaction)


The entrance to the mall now needs to be cleared before you can unlock the next areas (including the Catwalk Model Hobby) My Guide to the Mall shows you what needs cleaning in the mall, how much the stores cost and what clothes you unlock in each store!

Prize: Burger Bar

Is the prize worth it? Yes, I think it is- otherwise you have an empty space on this level of the mall!
The burger bar is located on the middle level of the mall above the ground floor you have already opened.

NOTE: you need to click on the upstairs button at the mall to get the option to build the burger bar. If you can’t see the button you need to have a sim go to the mall. Click on a bench on the left side upstairs as if you want that sim to “rest from shopping.” The icon should appear now.


What can you do with the bar?

Adults can have burgers (wait for burger- 1 hour) have a sim serve at the bar (10 hours) so that sim can have a burger- 10 minutes

Teens can have burgers but also milkshakes at the bar (wait for milkshake- 10 minutes) if you want them to have a milkshake you again need a sim serving and then 2 sims sitting at one table as they share the milkshake.

You can now complete the Pretty Little Planters Discovery Quest


please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Build the mall to start this quest

Does the time limit start when I click to build or once the building has complete?
Once it has finished building the quest and time limit will begin

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start building the mall you don’t have to do this quest at all but if you have already started building or started this quest you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

How do I distract the robot?
Click on the wind up dog then once that task is complete click on the lasers

My game will not recognise I have completed the leave the mall goal, what should I do?
Try and have all your sims not doing any action, this sometimes makes the game recognise you have completed that goal

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The burger bar at the mall

I can’t complete construction on the burger bar, why?
You need to click on the upstairs floor button at the side of the screen to see the next floor at the mall

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the mall before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start building the mall you don’t have to do this quest but once it is built the quest will begin

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

Last updated June 2019


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620 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- The Sunset Mall Quest

  1. Thank you so much, this has been really helpful. I am currently on the ‘Watch self-defence on tv’ goal and I will be out for most of tomorrow so I know that in the morning I can send sims to park and make one of them go running, hopefully when I get back home the goal will be done. Thank you very much, I love your posts, I find them really helpful

  2. Why I can’t use both escalators…they are both closed and shutted…how am I supposed to complete this quest if both escalators are closed

    • You don’t need the escalators for this quest, once you complete this one you can build the escalator to the second floor to be able to start the pretty little planters quest.

  3. Thanks for making this! Because of you I was able to complete in time! THX again for aking this awesome blog!! Ur amazing

  4. I click NO when this quest pop-up… what should i do? I want to do this quest tho 😢 can you help me?

  5. I visited a neighbors town and I went to the mall and it asked me to do the quest but I haven’t built the mall in my town and I can’t do it on a neighbors town it says I can built this when I finish the me pleaseee

  6. Hi, how to start build sunset mall when it said only to be done after pretty little planters quest finish? Meanwhile my quest of pretty little planters started automatically where the first task is to go to second floor of sunset mall . im a bit confius here because how can i get to sunset mall to start pretty little planters but i dont have the mall? And how to finish this quest so i can build my sunset mall? I send request to the EA team and they respond towards my request but havent figure out the answer yet ..

  7. Wow I think Im having the same problem as olia but she explained it in simpler way lol.. I think I accidentally start the quest when I’m visiting neighborhood . thanx for the reply tho

    • You shouldn’t be able to accidentally start it in a neighbours town though, especially if you haven’t completed the sunset mall quest this is a glitch that EA needs to know about so they can fix it.

  8. I visited a neighbour’s sunset mall(haven’t built mine yet)..and all of a sudden,i m given the fashion and make up tasks and they just won’t go..when i clicked on my sunset mall it says ‘requirements-complete pretty little planters quest’.. plz help😞

    • You can’t miss these quests, you need to build the mall to begin this quest.
      If you mean that the Pretty Little Planters quest has started before you have done this quest then you will need to contact EA about this issue so they can fix this for you.

  9. Free play won’t let me build any part of the mall till I complete the pretty little planters quest. But to do that I have to go to second floor of the mall but it won’t let me build the mall. It’s a vicious cycle. Help please.

    • If the game was working correctly it would let you build the mall and then start the sunset mall quest but it seems there is a glitch where it is telling you to complete the pretty little planters quest that you cannot access until you have completed the sunset mall quest. You will need to contact EA about this problem as I am unable to fix technical issues.

  10. I can’t build the mall because it says that I need to complete first the pretty little planters. :((

  11. I am currently on the pretty little planters quest and it requires I go to the second floor of the mall but I have yet to build the mall and it won’t allow me. What do I do from here??

  12. Help me..on level 35 now but still dont have the sunset mall..i. cant built it bcause after visit the neigbors the quest start by itself..i. dnt even have the mall how do i start the quest to unlock something i dnt have

  13. Ok, this has no any sence! I can’t solve pretty little planters because I don’t have mall, and I can’t have mall before I solve pretty little planters! And sunset mall quest? Never heard!

  14. I think this glitch solved by ea/fire monkey .it took a lot of time for them to investigate and mine was abt 1 month . what they do is they will send you a data for you to download . “download content from support” . then the problem is solve. All the sudden-start quest from the mall will be remove and once u build the sunset mall,the quest will be ready for you again. So guys, stay calm .. They will responds to you guys asap ..😘

    • Exactly! Just got to be patient- they have to help so many people having the same problem and glitches take a while to solve, once they have worked out how to fix it they can then sort your game out 🙂

  15. Hey! Thanks for your awesome blog!!
    I built the mall since I know that a time-limited hobby event will take place soon involving the catwalk model hobby (the Sleepwear Event), and I had a few questions and remarks to make.
    First, for the task ”Perform an act”, I saw that there were 3 options (either ”Dance in Medieval Dress”, ”Dance as a Rabbit” or ”Dance as a Wizard”). I chose ”Dance as a Rabbit”, and the task was completed, but am I right to assume that any of these choices could have completed the task?
    Also, I completed this quest in the time limit and now can build the burger bar. However, building this doesn’t increase my town value by 20 000 Simoleons, as was the case for you, but only by 1000 Simoleons. I’m not sure if this varies from person to person, or if this has changed for everybody since you posted this, but I just thought you should know.
    Thanks again for your extremely helpful blog!!

  16. Hello, I’m having problems with this quest because I haven’t done the last task which was to cheer with sim but somehow I completed the quest. However, I didn’t get the burger shack. I’m still being notified that the sunset mall quest will end in ‘… days’ but the quest is not in my task bar anymore. Please, help me..

  17. Thank you so much for your blog. Its awesome and really helps when trying to get through quests in time. I just recently started playing the game again and haven’t finished the mall yet. I noticed that the sleepwear event is coming up so thought though doubtful I’ll complete in time that I might try getting the quest completed so I could participate. I am curious though I have been taking my time building my sim numbers up and so haven’t gotten though love is in the air quest yet. In the sunset mall quest it asks you to bring a date. Since I haven’t gotten the romantic interactions available just yet will this be a problem? I know it’s probably a silly question but I was just curious.

    Thanks in advance.

    • That isn’t a silly question, it’s a very good question actually because I don’t know the answer! I would assume it would work but I personally prefer to get all the main quests out the way first before starting discovery quests so I don’t know for sure, sorry about that!

  18. When it came time to shut off the laser, I could not find a “wind up toy dog”, I did find a globe, and “plan world domination” for 4 hours 30 minutes. I really hope this completes the task,

  19. Do building the stores in the mall make building other things more expensive, like the pet shop?

  20. Hey @thegirlwhogames can I ask is this discovery quest would never come back? Like sunset mall quest and discovery pet quest… I didn’t complete it on time, asap I’m panicking

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