The Sims: Busting Out
A newbie to the world of SIMs, I found the GBA translation of this popular platform game an intuitive and entertaining addition to the world of handheld games for the gameboy paltform. As an introduction to the SIMS envirnoment, it whets the appetite for more, begging the user to immerse in the full fledged PC and/or platform versions of the game.
Sims: Busting Out exists in SimValley- an enclosed little nook in the world of the SIms. Set up shop at your Uncle Hayseed's farm, then with the clothes on your back and a little bit of pocket change, set out accomplishing mission specific goals across 5 missions. Mini-games on each level (serving smoothies at a biker bar, fishing, cliff-diving) provide a nice change of pace, and keep things fresh at the point where caring for you SIM threatens to become a chore.
Overall, while this aint exactly Paris Hilton's Simple Life, it suffices for a good escape into psuedo social role playing fun. Easy set up, crisp graphics, silly sound palettes, and ease of maneuverability make this game a great addition to the Gameboy Advance stable of games. PS if you have a Gamecube, you can transfer your Sim to and fro. Cheers.