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The Sims Mobile- Create A Sim Guide

#Sponsored by EA GameChangers


NOTE: the game hasn’t been released worldwide yet, it is currently only available in Brazil so is still very much a working progress which means changes are still being made so the final product may turn out very different from the version I had access to at EA Play.

Not heard of The Sims Mobile yet? Check out this post!

Create a sim on The Sims Mobile in my opinion is amazing! In this post I am going to walk you through all the different options you will find when creating your sims.

You can only have four playable sims in your town at one time, you can have other sims such as babies and toddlers but you cannot customise them. When you first open the game you will be able to create your first adult sim, I made myself:

1.Name your sim, click on the name box to open the keyboard:
NOTE: you can just click randomise to select a premade sim if you aren’t bothered about creating your own sims

2.Once they have a name click customise to start editing!

3.You will now be able to select your sims gender (1), and how they look within these three sections:

Head (3)- edit all their facial features to make them incredibly unique

Body (4)- edit their body shape

Style (5)- pick their hairstyle, clothes and accessories

 

PLEASE NOTE: You can no longer give your sims traits (2) from the create a sim menu, this feature has been removed since I played the game at EA Play

 

4.To customise your sim click on the head tab to start editing their facial features, there are several tabs within this section:

  • Head- this changes the shape of your sims head, down the side is the skin colours to choose from- you can even give them blue or green skin!
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Ears

Under the grid list of options (1) on the selection bar is an edit button (2), this allows you to use sliders to edit that feature even more to make them incredibly unique:

5.When you have selected and edited all the facial features you can move onto the body section, again there are tabs within this section:

  • Body Shape
  • Physique
  • Extremities

And again you can edit each part using the sliders by clicking on the edit button:

 

6.Once you are happy with the body shape you can move onto the style, there are 4 tabs in here:

  • Hair and Hats- choose your hair style and colour or if you want them to wear a hat, the hair colours can be found down the side of the screen like the skin colours
  • Apparel (clothes)
  • Makeup
  • Accessories

Apparel (clothes)- under apparel you will find tops, pants, legwear (socks and tights) and footwear. Down the side you’ll be able to choose the colour you want that item of clothing to be, I love this feature as you don’t have to scroll through a long list of clothes which are the same just in different colours

Accessories- choose from glasses and earrings (I’m sure more items will be added as we progress through the game)

TIP: if you decide you don’t want your sim to wear a certain item click on it again to remove it from them

 

7.Once you have edited your sims features you have finished creating your sim, click next to see an overview of your sim and then click create sim to start the game:

 

You will see the arrows and messages appear when you create a sim for the first time, you can add playable sims during the game by clicking on the green add button that shows up under your current sims (this will be a lock if you haven’t reached a certain level or requirement yet)

NOTE: there is only one house on the sims mobile and you can only have four playable sims living in that house at one time, you will need to wait for your sims to pass on before you can add new ones

What do I think of The Sims Mobile?

Unfortunately as I had a lot to record at EA Play in a short space of time I didn’t get around to creating a male sim so I will updating this post when the game is released!

Check out my video of create a sim on the sims mobile here:

That is all I can say right now but there will be more sims mobile content coming soon!

Thanks for reading!

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The Sims Mobile- My Opinion

#Sponsored by EA GameChangers


A few weeks ago I was invited to Hollywood, LA by EA for EA Play, there I was able to try out the new Sims Mobile game, give my feedback to the developers and capture some content to share with you all over the next few months, I had a great time meeting other gamers and getting my first chance to play the game so thank you for flying me out for the event EA!

Not heard of The Sims Mobile yet? Check out this post!

NOTE: the game hasn’t been released worldwide yet, it is currently only available in Brazil so is still very much a working progress which means changes are still being made so the final product may turn out very different from the version I had access to at EA Play.
When I first opened the game I was really impressed with the graphics, I know some of you aren’t keen as it is very different from The Sims Freeplay but I think that is a good thing, they need to look different as they are separate games, if this game looked like The Sims Freeplay players would think it was just a copy and wouldn’t play it. Instead they have gone for a look similar to The Sims 4 which I really like! (not to say I don’t like The Sims Freeplay graphics- they are both beautifully designed!)

I’m not going to go into much detail about create a sim now but I will say the amount of options is incredible! You can edit every facial feature with sliders to make them the exact size and shape you want as well as being able to choose from different body shapes or even giving your sims blue or green skin!

At the moment the tutorial is quite confusing so someone who is completely new to The Sims franchise may get lost, there are goals at the top of the screen but they are very basic and I wasn’t sure when the tutorial was over as there wasn’t a pop up to tell me that I had completed it. I mentioned this to the developers so hopefully they will look into making it more player friendly.

There are loads of different aspects to the game that I am going to briefly explain and give my opinions on them, I will go into more detail on these topics at a later date when the game has been released worldwide.

OVERVIEW

This is a fast paced real time game where most actions take 5 seconds to complete which means there is a lot of tapping! In one way I really like this as you can play for a long period of time before you run out of energy (energy, hunger, hygiene and fun are the 4 needs you have in this game, once you run out of a need you will need to refill using an object which takes a few hours so you can take a break) If you decide to speed up the refilling using simcash instead of waiting then the repetitive tapping can become a little boring.

THE HOUSE AND SIMS

Surprisingly there is only one house in this town and you can have 4 playable sims in that house at one time, you can have other sims such as babies and toddlers but you cannot play as these sims until they age and a playable sim has passed on..

Yes your sims will die in this game, if you don’t like this aspect in the sims freeplay I think you will appreciate it more in the sims mobile and it is quite a vital part of the game!

LEGACIES

The main point of this game is legacies and generations so your sims complete life goals and the more life goals they complete the better heirloom they will leave behind for the next generation, heirlooms unlock new items and interactions in the game. This does mean that your sims will age automatically every day and at the moment they live for about 12 days in total

but they will not age if you do not open the game

so if you don’t open the game for 3 weeks then you won’t come back and find all

heirlooms

your sims have died!

The developers did mention that they want players to have an emotional attachment with their sims- which I think is a terrible idea! You can’t really build an emotional attachment in 12 days anyway but why would you want to when they are going to die! We all know from the sims freeplay experience that players don’t like their sims dying once they have become attached to them so I am hoping they will stick to the 12 days! However as it is I think the death aspect works and is needed in this game, as you add new sims in their place and continue where they left off to unlock new items with the heirlooms in buy mode so you can keep upgrading the house and level up to purchase more land expansions.

BUY MODE

I found buy mode awkward to use, you get a side view when trying to place items from buy mode instead of a birds eye view and when you are changing the wallpaper or flooring you have walls in the way so you can’t see what you are doing! Although I really love that you can click and hold an item to move its position as well as change the colour of an item once you have placed it in the house so as you go through the generations you can refresh the objects without buying new ones and the best bit is that you can place different colours on individual walls instead of being required to have the same design in the whole room. If they fix the issues with buy mode this could be such a great feature!

EVENTS

There are loads of events in the game for careers, hobbies, building relationships, earning party points and special events which are all longer events but have 5 second tasks within them, you need to complete the 5 second tasks to fill up the stars, once the stars are full you complete the event and earn event related rewards. The higher the level you are in a career, hobby or friendship the more stars you will need to fill to complete these events. I love the fast pace to these events and that you can go to work as many times as you want or can during a day!

PARTIES

Parties allow you to interact with other players sims, build relationships and even ask their sim to move in if the other player agrees!

Overall I really enjoyed playing The Sims Mobile at EA Play and I cannot wait for the game to be available worldwide! Just to recap I really love the speed of the game and the create a sim options but there are some issues including buy mode as mentioned above but also we really need a camera on the screen and when completing events if you select a 5 second option it zooms right in and then you have to zoom out again when the task is complete to pick the next one which is quite annoying.

 

NOTE: this content was captured at EA Play so features will change between now and when the game is officially released.

Check out my video on this topic featuring clips of the game here:

There is so much more I’d like to say right now but I’m not allowed to until a later date so keep checking back for more news in the coming months!

Thanks for reading!


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EXCITING NEWS: The Sims Mobile!

As you can probably tell by the title of this post there is a brand new sims mobile game called The Sims Mobile. I don’t have much information for you yet apart from what I have been told by EA “In The Sims Mobile, we’ve included a bunch of the features you know and love from both The Sims 4 and The Sims FreePlay, as well as introduced some brand-new features, including creating and customizing Sims, building their homes, shaping your Sims’ legacy, and playing together with friends!

Here is the official trailer:

I cannot tell you how excited I was watching that trailer for the first time!

As you can see from the trailer it looks like it is going to be a really high quality game and it does remind me of the sims 4 in a lot of ways especially with all the options in create a sim:

The screenshot above is from The Sims Mobile page on the EA website

The game will be FREE but I don’t know when it will be released in your country, it is currently only available in Brazil, I haven’t got my hands on it yet either but as soon as I find out anymore information I will update this post!

Keep a look out in your app store:

Will the sims freeplay still be updated? I really hope so as these are completely different games so hopefully they can co-exist together! It would be such a shame if they got rid of the sims freeplay due to this new release.

What are your first thoughts?

Want to know more? Watch my Frequently Asked Questions about The Sims Mobile below: