~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Urbz: SIMS IN THE CITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Urbz: Sims in the City Walkthrough by Nekogome System/Console: Gamecube Version 1.1 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FAQ/Walkthrough posted on: http://www.supercheats.com/ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ | Table of Contents: |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Legal Stuff -Copyright |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Basic Overall -Introduction | -Basics | -Controls |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | What you Should Know -Apartments and Districts | -Buying and Selling | -Clothing and Fashion | -Goals | -Jobs and Skills | -Needs | -Relationships and Socials | -Reputation | -XAM |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Cheats, Hints and Tips -Action Replay Codes | -Cheats | -Hints and Tips |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Credits |___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Legal Stuff: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Copyright: ======== This FAQ was created by Nekogome. And only Nekogome. This FAQ can only be put on a website with my ok. My e-mail address is: Nekogome@hotmail.com. Please ask me, before posting this on any site. This can be printed freely for personal use, but cannot be sold. Thank you. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Basic Overall: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Introduction: ========== Welcome to my FAQ/Walkthrough on The Urbz: SIM IN THE CITY! The Sims has been around for a long amount of time. Providing entertainment for their consumers/video game players for the PC. Later on they started providing games for the console, such as: The Sims, The Sims Bustin' Out, and now The Urbz: Sims in the city. I will be providing a walkthrough guide. This guide will provide the basics, a simple walkthrough, and some Cheats, Hints, and tips. This means secrets about the game will be provided as well. As you can see, so far, I only have the basics, and a few helpful stuff that some of you may want to know. The actual Walkthrough will be provided in version two. This FAQ/Walkthrough is meant for Gamecube players. It can be used by Playstation2, and XBOX players, but some of the information may be Gamecube based. I also don't mind receiving e-mails if you have information I can put in this FAQ. I will test to make sure that they are usable, then give you the credits, in the the credits section. E-mail: Nekogome@hotmail.com Basics: ====== Basically this section to the actual walkthrough will provide the basics. Some things that you may already know, but since I will be constantly updating please, take a look. They may help you out in the future. These are the things you may want to know before playing the game. Just a simple overview. Controls: ======= These are the Gamecube controller controls. I got this from my instructon booklet. (I know it's not necessary, but sometimes when people rent games they don't provide this, so I will.) Action Controls: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cancel Action B Button Move Cursor Control Stick Open XAM X Button Select Action A Button Snap to Urb Y Button Switch Urb Z Button XAM help option Z button Environmental Controls: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fast Forward R Button Freeze Action L Button Zoom/Rotate C Stick Menu Controls: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cycle Choices +Control Pad or Control Stick (Left/Right) Highlight menu items +Control Pad or Control Stick (Up/Down) Page left/Page Right L Button/R Button Pause/Options menu START/PAUSE Button Return to previous screen B Button Select/Go to next screen A Button XAM Controls: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Access Grab/Place mode X Button Back/Exit B Button Navigate items +Control Pad/Control Stick Open XAM X Button Page left/Page right L Button/R Button Scroll text C Stick Select item A button XAM help Z button ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What you Should Know: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Apartments and Districts: ==================== During the game, unlike in most of the sims games you will notice that there are three apartments. These three apartments can be unlocked by you, as you progress through the game, and continue to increase your reputation. You can also customize these apartments to your likings. The only downside is that you will rarely be at your apartment, because you have the freedom to be elsewhere, and maintain your needs outside of the apartment. These apartments also has it's own pet. These cute adorable animals can be unlocked as you buy, and add items to your place. In your apartment you are also charged rent. Here are the threeapartments rent amounts.(Every time goes up): 1: 300 2: 1000 3: 2400 There are 9 districts in all. Each district has the following: Its own style: ~~~~~~~~~~~ Like punks, skaters, bikers, gangsters, etc. Goals: ~~~~~ Goals are like assignments given to you to complete. Most goals per district are alike. VIP rooms: ~~~~~~~~~ These are special rooms, in which you must have a correct amount of rep to get in. Number of people you must socialize with: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Basically what the title says, clothing shops, and much more. Some people have been telling me that they wonder what to expect in the 9 different districts. Culture wise. So I'll tell you: CENTRAL STATION: This place is for people who want to be near punks. These people have their mohawks, their piercings. Everything. These people are basically punks in general. COZMO STREET: These Urbz really LOVE music! Their area if filled with some really fancy stuff! Different moves that have to do with music are learned here! DIAMOND HEIGHTS: Played The Urbz: Sims in the city on gameboy advanced before? Think of these people as richies, because these people are rich! Think of this as an area filled of rich snobs, who can get anything they want. Gambling should be used around here. (Just avoid a cop) GASOLINE ROW: This area is filled with bikers. They are NOT punks, but bikers. In this area you can race for money on a drag race with motorcycles. KICKTAIL PARK: Skaters. That's all I can basically say.If you skate, you have the ability to do some tricks. This is helpful in the money area. NEON EAST: I LOVE this area. I'm one of those anime lovers. SO, in case you don't understand what i'm getting at, think of this as China town. Or even China, or Japan itself. Play DDR, and other games. Think of these people as just the typical anime, and technology fans, as myself. Some people think of them as geeks, because of technology. They are not though. SKYLINE BEACH: Like rap? These people are the rap lovers of todays society. Their rooftops are full of raping fun. SOUTH SIDE BRIDGE: Stylish. These people feel high about their fashion. These people think they don't need style. THE FOUNDRY Think of these people as artists. They all basically wear black, and are an artist in some type of way. They are not the most rich of people though. Buying and Selling: =============== People usually like to by items, and other stuff for their apartment. You can buy most of these items in the 9 districts. Their should be a shop with a cash register. Remember this for when you're looking for it. Also remember that the game is based on unlocking items, socials, etc. Meaning that in the shop, not all items will be buyable until you unlock it.Just remember that once you buy an item it is transfered to your inventory. Your inventory can be found on your XAM. Inserting, removing items,etc should be pretty staright forward. In the Urbz: sims in the city. They allow you to move items around in the neighbourhoods! The only downside is that you are unable tosell them. If you really want to remove them you should be able to do it. Just you don't get money for it. (Note: You are not allowed to move anything in the VIP rooms!) Ok, now for selling. Most people decide sooner or later that they no longer wish to own one of the items they want. So they sell them.Just go to the shop. Once you are at the shop, the first thing that you should being to notice is that 2 inventories will be opened for you. There will be on to the left, and one to the right. The left is what the shop contains, and the right is the ones you have. You should move to your inventory. Automatically, your inventory will become active. Select the item you wish to sell, and sell it. When you're done return to the shops inventory. (The items that you choose to sell will be sold at a cheaper price then when you originally bought it for.) Clothing and Fashion: ================= Every district has its own style of clothing, and to fit in you must follow the trend, and wear the right clothes. Wearing the right, and proper clothes in the right district makes social moves more successful, and is neccesary if you want to gain rep. Clothes are purchasable in from a clothing store, which is located in each district. The store will sell clothing according to the districts fashion style. So it's a good idea to head to the clothing store when you first enter the district to make your style fit in. Any clothes that you decide to buy will be sent/appear so you can change your clothing/style any time you want to. In each clothing shop you can customise the head and body to your liking. Tattoos and piercings can only be found in certain districts. Here are the four catergories of clothing or other things: Body: ~~~~~ This is whereby you will be changing your belt, jewellery, lower body, shoes, and upper body. You also have the ability to create your own shirt here. This should be available in every shop. Head: ~~~~~ This is whereby you will be changing your glasses, hairstyle,and hat. Adjusting your make-up is available if your a female. You canadjust you facial hair if you're a male. This should also appear in every shop. Piercings: ~~~~~~~~ This is whereby you can add piercings to your chin, ears, eyebrows, and nose. If your a female you can pierce your navel, and nipplesif male. This should only appear in some shops, depending on the District. Tattoos: ~~~~~~~ This is whereby you can add tattoos (not permanently though) to your Upper Torso for your front, and back. Lower Torso for your front, as well as back. You can also tattoo your Upper Arms, Lower Arms, Upper Legs and Lower Legs. This only appears in some shops, depending on the District. Goals: ===== Goals are like missions. These missions are given to you per district. Each district has it's own set of missions. The missions being alike. These missions often include building a reputation, beating a job, unlocking a social from another sim, using a social on another sim, and many more. Goals can be found on your XAM. Jobs and Skills: ============ Now, every sim needs money to get their expensive clothes, and house items. Meaning, you'll defenitly need money in this game. There is a job for every district in the city, each has three levels. To take these jobs look for the objects with a simlian(money) sign floating above it. Each districts jobs are unique. Now remember that there are three levels. Each job has three objectives that you have to complete. Each that must be quite high to complete the job and earn the money. Once you are down completing that job at that certain level, you should/can try the next level. Everytime you complete a job level you will be awarded with a social move. You should also try the final/thrid level. Remember that each level provides you with a social move. Processing to the next level in the job isn't THAT easy though. To progress to the next job level, you must also have the required skills. There are three different skills. These skills are Artistic, Physical and Mental. These cab be increased to 30. These can be increased using the three different skill building items. These items can be unlocked by bringing up your rep. These can increase your skill up to level 10. Thething is that after you must buy an upgrade from the store. This also must be unlocked by increasing your rep. There are two upgrades for each item. You use these items by pressing the A Button repeatedly. Jobs will start at 4am and close at 11pm. So schedule yourself, because if you come at any other time, it will not be available for you. Another thing that my cousin told me is that if you finish your job after 11pm, you don't get paid. I tried this, and it's correct. So as I stated earlier, get an early start or schduele yourself properly. As for the three skill building items, here they are: Artistic Skill = Schnizzalator Physical Skill = Exer-cycle Mental Skill = Mental Machination Station Needs: ====== I find that the needs in this version, makes the sim game much more easier. There are only five needs. Meaning that Social, Room, and comfort were all taken out of the game. For those of you who are new to the game, you must keep these needs high, or else your sim will not obey you, and refuse to do anything you tell them. Except for satisfy those needs. These needs must be balanced with their life. Bladder: ~~~~~~~ Bladder is something that can be easily taken care of when you go to the toilet. The need to use the toilet can increase when you eat, and is fulfilled faster on better toilets. Every District has a toilet you can use somewhere. If you have too low Bladder, and your sim does notgo to the bathroom in time, then your sims wet themselves.This can really decreases your Hygiene, and results in a Fine from a police office if you do this in a district. Energy: ~~~~~~ The most important need of all! It can effect alot of things. This can be fulfilled by sleeping in a bed or on a bench, or by drinking an energy drink from a vending machine. The only downside of a bench, and vending machine, is that the drinking effects bladder, and sleeping on abench effects how long it takes to receive full energy. Every district should include a bed that you can use. If you have low energy for too long, then your sim will fall asleep on the floor. They can be woken up, but it makes things more frustrating. Fun: ~~~~ Everybody needs some fun in their life. So do your sims. Fun is fulfilled by doing different activities, like watching TV or playing game, or even dancing. Just the different things that would qualify as fun in the real world. It should be evident of whats fun and what's not. Each district provides more than one way to increase Fun. Hunger: ~~~~~~ Everybody has to eat. Eating is one of the main things to survival. So fulfill hunger by eating some food. You can make food, in many was. Some provided in vending machines. There is a way to fulfil your Hunger in each district. Some ways are more helpful than others. Hygiene: ~~~~~~~ Hygiene. Not all people want to be around someone who doesn't take a shower or two. Hygiene is can be increased by using a shower, bath or other activites like washing your hands in a sink. Using a shower or bath increases your Hygiene to almost full, but using a sink doesn't work that well to go crazy over it. I've learned that your Hygiene can decrease the quickest when your sim uses the toilet. OR Doesn't use it. Relationships and Socials: ===================== Relationships. They are the most important thing in the Urbz, because it has a great affect on your rep, as well as quests. I find building a relationship with other urbz in this game is much more easier. The game makes this easier by colour coding the moves. So, while your picking a social move, there will be three colours available. Green, Yellow, and Red. If a move is green then it has the highest chances of working. If a move is yellow, then it's like a 50/50 chance of working. A move is highly to fail if it is red. These colours change depending on your relastionship with the Urb and their personality. This makes making friends with different sims easier, so you know who is mostlikely going to like certain moves. Also keep in mind, that sometimes, even if a move is successful, it may not increase your relationship with another urb. (eg. Act Mean) Here are the different categories, and options availble when socializing.: Network: ~~~~~~~ Talk Gossip Ice Breakers: ~~~~~~~~~~ Joke Tickle Brag Greet: ~~~~~ Back Slap Buzz Euro Kiss Fake Punch Game On Head Butt High Five Hug Knuckle Up Panhandle Party Shout Rap Snippy Snap Act Friendly: ~~~~~~~~~~ Air Guitar Artsy Dance Blow Flame Body Bonk Bust A Move Compare Phones Gamble Give Back Rub HoloXam Pub Song Skate Trick Snap Shot Spit Trick Vogue Join Crew Act Mean: ~~~~~~~~ Deafen Firecracker Dance Hyper Shock Mock Paparazzi Pop Sign Language Slam Slap Tag Face Throw Signs Act Romantic: ~~~~~~~~~~~ Bite Grab Booty Kiss Lounge Lure Smoke Trick Striptease Suck Face Tango Techn Tuck N' Hug 360 Power Socials: ~~~~~~~~~~~ Power Socials can help give a good boost in a relationship. Just use them in the correct places: BlastiKiss -The Foundry Chug A Lug -Gasoline Row Mug -South Side Beach Party Bomb -Skyline Beach Power Chord -Cozmo Street Sk8R TriiQx -Kicktail Park Stink Bomb -Central Station Strobe -Neon East XAMShot -Diamond heights Reputation: ========= In this guide you probably have noticed that rep=reputation has been mentioned alot. So let me explain to all of you what it is. Reputation is basically the key to everything in this game. It gets you everywhere! Such as the midnight parties, VIP rooms, it can unlock other districts or apartments. Your reputation, can also determine your influence over other Urbz. Your reputation depends on your relationships with other Urbz. Sometimes you can even gain reputation from completing goals. When your sim reputation increases, you can have a reputation moment occur. This highlights anything you just unlocked. With a higher reputation, you can gain higher rankings. This makes it even easier for you to socialise. One important note, is that the highest ranking is the Urb Fanatic. You should need a minimum 650 rep points to get the title perfectionist. You can get this when your relationship with each Urb is 100. You also can get the Urb fanatic if you have 100 relationship points with 3 of the Urb characters you can create. One of my family members showed me, that when you get enough rep, Urbz you socialise with will change their tios to one matching your style. So I hope this modivates you to get as much rep as you can. XAM: ===== What's an XAM? Think of the XAM as a sim PDA, or even better, as a cellphone. Some people find it easier just to call it a personal assistant. It can be opened by pressing X. Phone: ~~~~~~ Just like in the original sim game, you can call people. The XAM allows you to use it to call the other Sims/Urbz and invite them over to your current location. You can use it to order food, such as chinese, and call the Fire Department, the Police or when your at your apartment to even throw a party. Calling the janitor is also a feature. Messages: ~~~~~~~~~ This option is like text messaging. Use this to look at text messages from other sims. Darius will give you text messages you once you have unlocked a new location or VIP room. Messages will be sent for as a reminder of your secret missions will also be sent to you. This XAM stores up to 20 messages. Goals: ~~~~~ This is an important function. Thi can show you a map of the city, and allow you to view all your goals according to district and apartment, as well as statistics of what you have left to unlock. Once you've completed a goal, it will be ticked. Inventory: ~~~~~~~~~ Use this to view the items your Sims have bought from the different stores. These items can be stored/placed anywhere in your apartment or district. Use it also when you want to remove or even sell any of your items. You can sell these items at the shops for when you no longer want them. Relationships: ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Want to know how your relationships with other Urbz are progressing? This gives you a summary of your lovers, friends, and enimies. A friend or lover is indicated with a positive number while an enemy is marked with a negative number. Remember that you need alot of friends as they can help you gain reputation points and can also teach you certain social moves. Customise: ~~~~~~~~~ You want to change your XAM's style? Collect different skins and ringtones to customise your XAM to your favourite color and ringtone. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cheats, Hints and Tips: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to the Cheats, Hint and Tips part of the guide. For those of you who want an easier gameplay. Remember that I accept anything given to me as long as it works. Remember my e-mail is: Nekogome@hotmail.com. Just tell me a cheat, and I weill test it, then add it. So if you know it's false, or haven't tested it, please tell me. I need to know that I'm giving people true information. Thx. (I give credits to you if you do, so don't worry.) Action Replay Codes: ============ Master (M): ANXU-CBEN-MB5G1 W9XX-959X-JYWAR Infinite Simolians: JVN2-59E0-EJ10U 36Y9-DGP9-QFR02 9NDM-ZNN3-9UHUN Press B+D-Pad Up For Max Motives: RRWD-C8KE-YFVQD PPDR-PKHJ-5ZYA3 1Y5C-P1M8-A675B 1ZPH-5D2Z-MDAU0 U05E-HWX0-XUW86 Max Level: NPAG-AY10-N0J2X JAJK-NANA-MBUHT (Note: AR Codes are designed for use with Action Replay V2 Game Enhancer. Codes are 100% compatible with GameShark2 brand Game Enhancer.) Cheats: ====== Name: Get Shorty Effect: Reveals The Cheat Gnome (must be preformed first) Cheat: Down, L, Z, R, X, Left Name: Mad Skillz Effect: Acquire Skill Object Cheat: Down, Z, Up, Y, R Name: Beefcake Effect: Max Physical Skill Cheat: R, Z, Down, Y, Y Name: Brainiac Effect: Max Mental Skill Cheat: Down, X, Left, R, Down Name: Art Damaged Effect: Max Artistic Skill Cheat: R, Y, Up, Z, Down Name: Power Hungry Effect: Get Power Socials Cheat: B, Left, X, R, L,A Name: Nerd Herd Cheat: View The Urbz Team Photo On Credits Screen Effect: Up, Down, A, Up, Down, A Hints and Tips ============ None ): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Credits ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nekogome/Nekogome@hotmail.com - For making this FAQ/Walkthrough http://urbzsims.ea.com/ -For The Basic Cheats (Get Shorty, Mad Skillz, Beefcake, Brainiac, Art Damaged, Power Hungry, and Nerd Herd.) http://www.gscentral.com/- For the Basic Action Replay Codes, from Codejunkies.com (Master, Infinite Simolians, Max Level, and Max Motives.) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ON CONSTRUCTION, come back soon. Version 2, should be ready soon.