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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 Nintendo DS version that plays differently, as well as spinoff sequels such as (a Mascot Racer), MySims Kingdom, MySims Party, MySims Racing, MySims Agents and MySims SkyHeroes.

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  • The Ace: Sir Charles, who's nickname is Ace, was the world's greatest racer who singlehandedly kept up the town's racing industry in Racing, but after his mysterious disappearance, its left up to the player to fill his role.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Summer or Liberty, depending on who gets to be Travis's date to the prom in Kingdom. Linda also has feelings for Trevor in the same game and Chaz for Summer in Agents.
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  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: At one point in Agents, you play as T.O.B.O.R. He controls just like the main character, with the exception of a rocket boost (this allows him to jump at twice the normal height).
  • An Interior Designer Is You: Arguably the whole point of the original and Kingdom, and also a feature in the Player Headquarters of Agents.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: There are two major categories of rewards in this game: blueprints to build more stuff, and more clothes/hair to further customize your character.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Crown of Nightmares.
  • Attending Your Own Funeral: In MySims Kingdom, Dr. F delivers a eulogy for the brave sacrifice of astronaut Vic Vector. During the celebration of the forthcoming rocket launch. Whilst Vic is standing next to him. EAT YOUR GRIEF SANDWICHES!
  • Betty and Veronica: Liberty and Summer in Kingdom to Travis.
  • Big Bad: In every story-driven MySims game, Morcubus fills this role.
  • Book Worm: Elmira and Gordon more than any other.
  • Breakout Character: Buddy goes from working as a bellhop in the first game to the Player's sidekick in later installments.
  • Call-Back / Continuity Nod: In SkyHeroes, Violet mentions Cutopia and Spookane - islands from Kingdom.
    • Candy decides she wants a concert on the moon in Kingdom. This becomes her dispatch mission in Agents.
    • 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.
    • In the time travel dispatch mission in Agents, Rosalyn sees a parallel universe where she is the mayor of a town and wants people to come to it. Wait... wasn't that her role in the first game?
  • The Cameo: Faith Connors from Mirror's Edge shows up twice in Agents, first as a portrait in Cyrus Boudreaux's mansion, then as a collectable trophy. Issac Clarke's armor also appears as an unlockable outfit.
  • Canon Foreigner / Canon Immigrant: Initially, The wii and DS games. had seperate people, with the PC game expanding on the list of sims from the wii version, while the mobile version expanded the DS roster by adding Raven from the wii/pc versions. By MySims Party, 2 of the PC exclusive simsnote  became official characters for the wii games, and some of the wii characters started to appear in the DS games. By MySims Sky Heroes, most the original DS roster was replaced by wii characters( with the story running parallel to the wii version), while some of the DS exclusive characters have appeared as cameo figures in the wii version Kingdoms, with 2 even appearing in later wii games[ Tim in Agents, then Martin in Sky Heroes).
    • Liberty, Summer, and Travis would eventually become characters in The Sims 4 as roommates living in the "BFF Household". As in Kingdom, both Liberty and Summer have a secret crush on the otherwise oblivious Travis. DJ Candy and Yuki would eventually be introduced in the Get Together expansion pack as sisters.
    • Sir Vincent Skullfinder makes a very brief cameo appearance in The Sims 3 as a deceased Sim.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Liberty and Summer to Travis in Kingdom. Presumably Chaz to Summer in Agents.
    • Vincent to Violet, period.
  • 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)
  • Caustic Critic: Gordon, especially where Trevor's work is involved.
  • 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.
  • Comically Missing the Point: At the end of one mission in the Wii version of Sky Heroes, Chaz arrogant narcissism prompts Goth Boy to say that Chaz just inspired his latest poem: Ode To Ego. Chaz merely tells Goth Boy not to forget to mention that he was the inspiration.
  • Cosmetic Award: After getting your town up to a 5-star rating, you view the credits and receive a blueprint for a Town Monument.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Cassandra.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Lyndsay.
  • Darker and Edgier: Agents and especially SkyHeroes.
  • Delinquents: Chaz; it gets him immediately suspected of trashing the classroom in Kingdom. Derek in Agents as well.
  • Design-It-Yourself Equipment: All houses come with a few pieces of furniture. You are tasked to make everything else. Many houses don't even have basic objects like beds.
  • Disappeared Dad: Though Daniel's mother, Beverly appears in Cutopia, there's nothing of his father.
    • Missing Mom: Princess Butter's mother also doesn't make an appearance.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Proto-Makoto is this to Tobor.
  • Don't Touch It, You Idiot!: Dr. F's Zap-O-Tron.
  • Dying Town: The entire population of the town when you arrive is six: Yourself, the mayor, the above-mentioned Poppy and Violet, a trucker named Patrick, and Buddy, the hotel bellhop.
  • Elemental Crafting: You could say that the six Interests are "elements" and the specific types of them are your materials.
  • Exclusive Enemy Equipment: Averted; the Com Sims wear special hair/clothing, but it's unlocked for you if you give them enough stuff (see Bribing Your Way to Victory, above)
  • Expy / Shout-Out: The versions of Vic Vector and Rosalyn Marshall in Agents are pretty clearly parodying Mulder and Scully of The X-Files.
  • Fangirl: Jenny is obssesed with Starcruiser X (an Expy of Star Trek), is the president of five fan clubs, and enjoys writing fanfiction about it.
  • Featureless Protagonist: The Player Character. The option of picking gender came in after the first game.
  • Five-Man Band: The central crew from MySims Agents fits this well once the player officially joins the detective agency.
    • The Hero: The player character, who puts all their energy into solving the disappearance of Evelyn's father, even when under threat from the Big Bad.
    • The Lancer: Buddy, who lacks the logical and interrogative skills of the Player but makes up for it in personality and humor, something the rather blank player lacks.
    • The Smart Guy: Jenny, an intern who provides tech support with little of the player's enthusiasm. Although she can also take the role of The Chick since she is only works the front desk and gives out dispatch missions.
    • The Big Guy: Agent Walker, the head of the agency as a whole who sends himself on important field missions along with your recruit agents, including the final dispatch mission.
    • The Chick: Roxie, a obsessive-compulsive Team Mom who maintains the agency's Headquarters with endless zeal. Although she can also take the role of The Smart Guy since she is the once who analyzes the various items you find.
  • Fluorescent Footprints: MySims Agents uses these to highlight tracks found with the magnifying glass, allowing players to track down characters and animals that have gone missing during a case. The first example has you following a dog around, but later on the player will find themselves hunting yetis through the mountains and a criminal through a dark manor.
  • 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.
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: Kingdom has elements of this.
  • Gamer Chick: Jenny loves to visit the arcade and is in seven video game clans.
  • Girl in the Tower: Violet briefly becomes this in Kingdom thanks to the Duchess of Cutopia. The Player Character must free her by distracting a guard and rebuilding the stairs. Played with in that she takes a liking to the tower itself and later refurbishes it.
  • Hellish Pupils: Crystal. The Player Character can also have them.
  • Heroic Mime: The Player Character in the original, Party and Kingdom.
  • High-School Dance: At the Royal Academy.
  • Hulk Speak: Gonk in MySims Kingdom.
  • 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 Agents and 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).
  • Instant Fan Club: DJ Candy in Kingdom and Agents, Chaz gains one in the latter.
  • It's the Journey That Counts: In Kingdom, at the end of the Spookane quest. The cheesiness of the moral does not go without a Lampshade Hanging.
  • Jerkass to One: In the original, while Sims are usually very friendly to other, they tend to fight with other Sims who have an interest they hate. In fact, Sims can occasionally be seen actively seeking out Sims they hate just to enter their home/business and be rude to them.
  • Kid Detective: Presumably, the Player falls into this.
  • Kissing Cousins: In Agents, Makoto says that she needs a date for the prom, or else she'll have to go with her cousin, T.O.B.O.R! (Keep in mind that they're robots.)
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: If you can collect it, it's an Essence you can smear all over furniture.
  • The Klutz: Buddy the Bellhop is this to a T. In Kingdom, he manages to trip and fall while standing completely still.
  • Life Simulation Game: Albeit differently than the main series. There's no romance, children, or aging.
  • Light Is Not Good: The island of Cutopia in Kingdom.
  • Lighter and Softer: In comparison to the classic Sims series. No Sims can die, and the general feel and appearance of the game is simpler and more cartoonish.
  • 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.
  • Macguffin Delivery Service: In Agents, this is how Morcubus gets his hands on the Nightmare Crown at the very end. This being a MySims game, no actual force is required, just a few "hand it over" motions.
  • Mad Scientist: Dr. F, the eccentric scientist who's constantly crafting outrageous experiments For Science!
  • 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...
    • Mel in the first game mentions something about being cursed after asking an over 4,000 year old woman her age.
    Mel The Mummy: "I'll never look at vermin the same way again."
  • Oblivious to Love: Travis.
  • Obviously Evil:
    • Morcubus. He tried to steal Poppy's dog just for entertainment long before his insidious plans come to light,
    • Esma. Not only is she Morcubus's right-hand man (and refers to other people as "peons"), it is implied that she gave Brandi her eyepatch.
    • Sir Vincent Skullfinder, the creepy museum owner who would do whatever it takes to get his hands on rare artifacts. In Kingdom, Buddy catches on pretty quickly that he's bad news, while Lyndsay is completely oblivious (since she's too focused on admiring him as a fellow explorer).
  • Official Couple: Violet and Lord Daniel. Liberty or Summer and Travis, depending on who the player tells Travis to ask to the prom.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Travis, Summer, Liberty and Chaz in Kingdom. Several other characters are the right age to be so. Makoto tries to be this.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Cassandra; she only scares people for amusement and she's actually nice.
  • 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.
  • Posthumous Character: Cyrus Boudreaux and Cassandra the Ghost.
  • Power Trio: You, Buddy, and Lyndsay form one in Kingdom, and in Agents, it's you, Buddy, and Evelyn. Every team in SkyHeroes is also a trio (oddly enough, DJ Candy actually refers to her team, Gal Force 4, as a Power Trio).
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Hair, at least, in Butter's case.
  • Purely Aesthetic Gender: The gender of the player doesn't really factor into anything in any of the games. My Sims and My Sims Party don't even have gender settings for Sims.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Wolfah.
    • As well as the animals in Renee's Reserve, the bunnies on Cutopia and Elmira's pigs.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: TOBOR, the robot.
  • "Second Law" My Ass!: TOBOR and Proto-Makoto hate constantly being treated as living test dummies by Lexi and Dr. F.
  • Shout-Out: More present in the later titles, but plenty throughout.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Cutesy Cheerful Child Poppy and Gloomy Goth Girl Violet.
  • Speaking Simlish: As this is a spinoff of the Sims series, it uses Simlish, the language that is widely used in the Sims series.
  • Spoiled Brat: Despite her name Princess Butter is anything but sweet. She expects everything in life to be handed to her and is extremely angry when she comes in third place in the Wandolier contest.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Violet and Daniel in Kingdom. It eventually works out.
  • Sugar Bowl: The series is very much Lighter and Softer than classic Sims and even the darkest landscapes or situations adhere tightly to the Rule of Fun and the Rule of Funny.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Rosalyn P. Marshall, the kindhearted mayor from the first game and caring headmistress from Kingdom, is a stubborn Jerkass of a secret agent who distrusts the player in Agents. Fortunately, she lightens up afterwards.
  • Training Dummy: Master Aran the karate master has you make a bunch of these for him.
  • Two Girls and a Guy: Candy, Sapphire and Zack are always together. In Skyheroes multiple teams are this.
  • Vague Age: As pointed out in the MySims wiki, Violet is both old enough to be Poppy's legal guardian and even remembers the Nightmare Crown event (unlike Evelyn, who was too young), yet young enough to appear in Makoto's high school yearbook album.
    • In general, most of the characters have this. It would probably be easier to find the characters with a specified age (like Tim, who's said to be 16 in My Sims Agents for the DS.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: It's easy to get attached to these little guys. Everyone has a favorite.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: With respect to the more mature parent series, downplayed. 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.
  • Wiki Rule:Found here.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Morcubus in the first game, and Raven in the mobile version.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pinky, Tim. Alexa has purple. Some styles allow this for the Player.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): My Sims Racing


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