Released for the Nintendo Wii in 2007 (shortly followed by a PC version), MySims is a Spinoff of The Sims that takes a drastic departure from the usual series: Everything is extremely cute and you can't kill Sims anymore. The game is bright, cheerful, and rather Animesque. Instead of managing the life of a wide variety of Sims, you create a single character and take care of the whole town. You decide who gets to move into the town, you build their house for them, and you even build furniture. The Sims that you can move in fall into two categories: normal citizens ("townies") and Sims with businesses ("Com Sims"). The former are there to add a bit of color to the town, while the latter will give you several missions where you must build them specific pieces of furniture using "Essences" that make the item appeal to a certain type of Sim.The six interests are Cute, Fun, Geeky, Spooky, Studious, and Tasty, and every Sims has a favorite interest, a second-favorite, and one interest they despise.This game also spawned a DS version that plays differently, as well as spinoff sequels such as MySims Racing, MySims Party, MySims Kingdom, MySims Agents and MySims SkyHeroes.
Candy decides she wants a concert on the moon in Kingdom. This becomes her dispatch mission.
Buddy says Lindsay is very familiar in Agents, nodding to her role as a major sidekick in Kingdom.
Sapphire's dispatch mission has the drink 'Red Buddy' end with Bellhop and Royal Messenger flavours - Buddy's previous jobs.
Cannot Spit It Out: Liberty and Summer to Travis in Kingdom. Presumably Chaz to Summer in Agents.
The Caretaker: Violet, the older sister of the overly energetic Poppy, is rather protective of her despite their wide gap in tastes (Violet, a goth, loves Spooky and hates Cute. Poppy's the exact opposite)
Color-Coded Stones: The six Interests - Fun, Tasty, Geeky, Cute, Studious, and Spooky - each have a related gem-themed Essence. There’s yellow Topaz for Fun, orange Amber for Tasty, blue Sapphire for Geeky, pink Garnet (a notably rare color for this particular gem) for Cute, green Jade for Studious, and purple Amethyst for Spooky.
Cosmetic Award: After getting your town up to a 5-star rating, you view the credits and receive a blueprint for a Town Monument.
Foreshadowing: King Roland mentions elves, who could get Princess Butter a unicorn when she loses the contest at the beginning of Kingdom. About halfway through the game, the Player can visit the Forest of the Elves, which also has unicorns.
Identity Amnesia: Not only does your character loose her/his memory in MySims SkyHeroes after being shot down before the events of the game, but Paul gets amnesia after turning into a yeti in MySims Agentsand Sir Charles lost all his memories in MySims Racing after being shot down by Morcubus. Fortunately, all three of these characters regain there memories (you after dreaming of being shot down by your new boss, Paul after getting help from some secret agents and Sir Charles after being hit on the head by a coconut).
Limited Wardrobe: Some Sim; Candy has been in all the games so far, and only gained a new outfit with SkyHeroes.
Loads and Loads of Characters: The hardest decision you have to make in this game is who to move in, as you have only about 20 spots for houses but around 100 different citizens.
As of the release of Sky Heroes there have been a grand total of 170 Sims in Console, DS, PC and Mobile versions.
Loads and Loads of Loading: Quite possibly the original game's biggest flaw. It takes an eternity to get going, and you're greeted with more loading every time you enter a house/cave, leave one, or go to a new region of the map.
Luckily fixed in Kingdom, it only loads with a "traditional" loading screen when you edit your character, and the islands are loaded with cutscenes. The entirety of an island is loaded at once, including the insides of buildings, reducing the only waits to the original load-up and character editing.
Love Triangle: Travis, Summer and Liberty in Kingdom. Chaz, Summer and Luke in Agents.
Noodle Incident: If you assign Rosalyn to the "F, Robot" dispatch mission (in Agents), she will mention government agents cleaning up Dr. F's experiments. She mentions a cybernetic hippo and don't get her started on the trans-dimensional pudding incident...
Player Headquarters: You get your own house very early on that you can deck out with all the stuff you make that you don't want to give away. You also get a Workshop, but you don't really go inside: Instead entering takes you to the Build Screen for furniture.
Also, in MySims Agents, you get a headquarters in name, as well as function. Here's where a good part of the plot happens, and you go everywhere from here. Also, this is where your recruits hang out when you haven't sent them on missions.
In MySims Classic, Vic Vector makes obvious references to World of Warcraft, which includes, bind-on-pickup items, Items that are not suited for Vic's "class", and the trope goes Up to Eleven when an epic mount is mentioned.
In Agents, Vic Vector is a government agent obsessed with finding evidence of the paranormal in even the most apparently straightforward of cases, and Rosalyn Marshall is his by the book partner who tries to reign him in while remaining staunchly sceptical even in the face of some pretty compelling evidence. There's even spooky theremin music playing in the background during their first case with the player. Sound familiar?
Starcruiser X, Jenny's beloved TV show and the source material for her fan fiction. Even comes complete with Large Ham captain, judging by the quotes Jenny comes out with.
Supreme Chef: Chef Gino, the very first character you will have the opportunity to move into town, is one of these. According to the Relationship Book in the menu, the Townie Maria is also a Supreme Chef.
Training Dummy: Master Aran the karate master has you make a bunch of these for him.
Video Game Cruelty Potential: You can't kill them, but you can take all their stuff and then kick them out of town. To get 100% you need to do this: Become "best friends" with someone by giving them stuff, receive the reward (either an outfit or a new blueprint) and then boot them and invite someone else, to get his best friend reward, and so on.
Of course, once you've done that you can just move your favorites back in.
Or, if you know who you want, plan it out so that you save your favorites for last.
What Could Have Been: There are several characters that have been removed from games or scrapped altogether.
You Require More Vespene Gas: You'll need to go looking for Essences if you want to get anything done: Aside from an introductory mission where you build a chair, you always need to include Essences to make a piece of furniture satisfactory.