The Sims Freeplay- How Many Orbs Are Required?

I have been asked to make a post about how many orbs are needed to build the arcade, beach, carnival and pet park and the areas inside each, if you know how many orbs of each you need to make and save up you can get each place built quicker.

Arcade

  • 1 Bronze Geeky Orb
  • 1 Silver Geeky Orb

(unlocks the arcade gamer hobby)

Skill Tester (hobby)

  • 6 Silver Geeky Orbs
  • 3 Gold Geeky Orbs

Pinball Machine (hobby)

  • 5 Gold Geeky Orbs
  • 1 Platinum Geeky Orb

Total Number Required (including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Arcade:

17 Bronze
16 Silver
9 Gold
1 Platinum

Total Number Required (not including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Arcade:

1 Bronze
7 Silver
8 Gold
1 Platinum

Beach

  • 2 Bronze Sporty Orbs
  • 2 Silver Sporty Orbs

(unlocks the seashell collecting hobby)

Swimming Kiosk

  • 3 Bronze Sporty Orbs
  • 1 Silver Sporty Orb

Surfing Kiosk (hobby)

  • 4 Bronze Sporty Orbs
  • 1 Silver Sporty Orb

Snorkel Hire Kiosk (hobby)

  • 8 Bronze Sporty Orbs
  • 4 Silver Sporty Orbs

Total Number Required (including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Beach:

25 Bronze
8 Silver

Total Number Required (not including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Beach:

17 Bronze
8 Silver

Carnival

  • 5 Bronze Entertainer Orbs
  • 2 Silver Entertainer Orbs

(unlocks the juggling hobby)

High Striker (hobby)

  • 2 Silver Entertainer Orbs
  • 4 Gold Entertainer Orbs

Jumping Castle

  • 3 Gold Entertainer Orbs
  • 1 Platinum Entertainer Orbs

Carousel

  • 3 Gold Entertainer Orbs
  • 1 Platinum Entertainer Orbs

Ferris Wheel

  • 3 Gold Entertainer Orbs
  • 2 Platinum Entertainer Orbs

Total Number Required (including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Carnival:

26 Bronze
21 Silver
17 Gold
4 Platinum

Total Number Required (not including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Carnival:

5 Bronze
4 Silver
13 Gold
4 Platinum

Pet Park

  • 2 Bronze Animal Fanatic Orbs
  • 4 Silver Animal Fanatic Orbs

(unlocks dog pool and dog obedience hobby)

Dog Agility (hobby)

  • 3 Silver Animal Fanatic Orbs
  • 2 Gold Animal Fanatic Orbs

Nine Lives Cafe

  • 2 Silver Animal Fanatic Orbs
  • 3 Gold Animal Fanatic Orbs

Cat Show Pavilion (hobby)

  • 3 Gold Animal Fanatic Orbs
  • 1 Platinum Animal Fanatic Orb

Total Number Required (including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Pet Park:

20 Bronze
18 Silver
9 Gold
1 Platinum

Total Number Required (not including those used to upgrade) to unlock everything at the Pet Park:

2 Bronze
9 Silver
8 Gold
1 Platinum

Unsure about life dreams and orbs? Check out these posts:

FAQs about Life Dreams

Guide to Life Dreams

Hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!


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The Sims Freeplay- Guide to Life Dreams and Orbs

A lot of people find the life dreams concept confusing to understand, this guide will give you step by step instructions on how to give your sim a personality, completing life dreams, collecting, passing on or using orbs.

For Frequently Asked Questions about Life Dreams please read this post

1. Giving your sim a personality

When creating or adding a sim the first tab is the personality tab

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or

If you didn’t give a sim a personality when creating them you can click on the wardrobe and select browse clothes to find the personality tab

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You can choose from:

Changing personality

Remember if you change personalities all progress towards the life dream will be lost

The symbol circled in the image below is what to click on to change a sims personality (in the life dreams tab)

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2.Choosing a life dream

Go to life dreams tab and click choose a life dream and the list of 3 life dreams to choose from will appear

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or

The screen will appear straight away once a sim has aged for you to select a life dream, either select one and click OK or if you click NOT NOW, then you can go to the life dreams tab, and select choose a life dream to choose from a new list of 3 dreams.

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When selecting a life dream go for the ones that are most suitable for you, don’t pick ‘I want to do horse tricks’ for 3 hours if you can’t get on the game every 3 hours. If you don’t know how long a life dream takes you can usually select the object that you will need to use and it will give you a time so ‘I want to observe fish’ click on a fish tank and you will see the longest option is 5 hours. (do this before you select it as a life dream incase it isn’t long enough!)

3. Do what the life dream tells you to do

Most are very obvious, if your sim wants to watch animals on TV, select a TV option (I usually pick the longest option so in this case it would be movie marathon, this gets the dream done quickly)

A life dreams symbol appears on the action once you have selected it as your life dream. So you know which ones will increase the life dream!

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4. Age your sim

Once the life dream for that stage has been completed you can age your sim early

You can advance age early in three ways, either click yes when the pop up below appears:

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or

Wait until the timer for that stage is up:

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The green circle around your sim is the timer, once it gets to red that stage is almost up!

5. Repeat steps 2-4 for further life stages

Once your senior has completed their life dream it will say fufilled life dream in the menu.

NOTE: You cannot give their orb to another sim until that senior passes on and leaves it behind.

Now your seniors can plant and enjoy the rest of their life or you can end their life early too.
Go to the age controller tab and click on the symbol circled in the image below:

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Then click advance, it is free if they completed their life dreams!

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Which will turn their timer red

Once their timer is up an exclamation mark will appear above their head, click on it, select yes when the pop up below appears:

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6. Pick up the orb

The way I do it is by going to buy mode and clicking on it and storing it in my inventory

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Now it is in there you can use it to:

7. Give orb to a new sim or keep to build places

Giving to another sim

In step 1 where you give your sim a personality you will now be able to see an orb is available (if the first sim had a sporty personality this next sim needs a sporty personality too) click on the personality and there you can select the stored orb if you want to (if not select no orb)

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Your first sim will get a bronze orb, giving it to another sim now gives that second sim the chance to get it up to a silver, then a third sim can get it to a gold and a fourth sim to a platinum.

Bronze to Silver

Silver to Gold

Gold to Platinum

Keep it to build a place

But if you don’t want to give it to another sim and instead want to use it to build a place then just keep it in your inventory until you need it

Geeky orbs= Arcade

1 Bronze Geeky orb, 1 Silver Geeky orb

Sporty orbs= Beach

2 Bronze Sporty orbs, 2 Silver Sporty orbs

Entertainer orbs= Carnival

5 Bronze Entertainer orbs, 2 Silver Entertainer orbs

Animal Fanatic orbs= Pet Park

2 Bronze Animal Fanatic orbs, 4 Silver Animal Fanatic Orbs

If you want to build the arcade and your first sim got you a bronze geeky orb you will need to give that orb to another sim who can then get the orb to a silver, then you can get a third sim to get a bronze geeky orb and the arcade can then be built!

Once you have built the place there are things in them to build to, using the same orbs:

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If you wanted to build the pet park I would have 6 sims all at once working towards a bronze orb, once 4 of them have completed their life dreams they can then be passed onto 4 new sims to get them to a silver. The 2 bronze ones can be stored until needed.

Wondering how many orbs you will need for each place? click here!

Pause a sim

You need a platinum orb to pause your sim at that life stage forever, this post explains how to do that

I hope this has made it a bit clearer!

Still confused? Give my Life Dreams Frequently Asked Questions post a read!

Thanks for reading!


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