The Sims 3 on the iPhone/Touch

The Sims 3 for the iPhone/Touch shows that a PC application can be adapted successfully to a handheld. Though not a direct replica of the PC game, The Sims 3 for iPhone is entertaining and fulfilling in its own way. I was pleasantly surprised and satisfied with the game's solid performance. The loading times were stellar and gameplay is great. With just your fingers, you can zoom in and out, pan left and right, and even change your angle of view. Moving objects is just as easy. As you navigate through the town and neighborhood, I especially liked the way the Sim actually "walked" to and from an area, rather than being teleported automatically. However, as you walk you are shown as a general yellow or blue figure rather than an accurate view of your Sim. Bet that as it may, you can walk to someone's house, and knock on their door. So it's a nice touch.

But let's start from the beginning. As with any Sim game, you must first creat your Sim. Choose your gender and your general appearance, as well as your personality. What goals and wants you will need to fulfill throughout the game is dependent on your personality traits, so choose carefully. You start your life in a quaint house with a few essentials. And as you work and grant your wishes, you can continue to expand your house and social life. You will still need to maintain your Sim's hunger, cleanliness, and mood. There's a good amount of activities including fishing that will have you playing for hours. Even cooking meals is Cooking Mama-like in some respects.

The Sims 3 for the iPhone/Touch is a nice game on its own and I would recommend it for any Sim fan. It's a great way to get your Sim fix while your on the go. You will immediately see that the iPhone adaptation wasn't just an after-thought.

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