The Sims

Available in 22 languages and over 60 countries there is no denying The Sims is a worldwide phenomenon. With more than 11 years worth of globally devoted players can you claim to be a true fan?

Check out our The Sims Quiz below and tell us which statements are top trivia facts and which need taking out with the trash. How will you score? Let’s see if you graduate from The Sims University or if you will be sent to swot up in detention…

(Don’t worry answers are below…. along with a few more interesting facts to impress your friends!)

Sims Trailer

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1. It all started with a …

Featuring in the 1993 prototype of the game the first object ever created for The Sims was a toilet?

The Sims Toilet

It all started with a toilet?

2. Stamp of approval…

The French love The Sims so much that their postal service issued an official postal stamp honouring the game?

Stamp

French Stamp of approval...

3. It’s all about the hair…
Over the years, the most popular downloaded content is hair and the most popular style is the Mohican?

Sims Hair

First of the Mohicans…

4. Hot tracks…
The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, the Pussycat Dolls and Rolf Harris have all recorded their chart topping hits for The Sims soundtracks?

Party

Sing-a-long Sims...

5. Funny Money…
The Sims have their own form of currency called Simoleans?

Sims Money

Money growing on trees!

6. Say what…
Sims speak an emotion filled language that defies translation and is called Simplish?

Simplish

Ever wondered what chat up lines sound like in Simplish?

7. Making news…
The Sims was the first and only video game franchise to make the cover of Vogue magazine?

Vogue magazine

The Sims in print?

8. Brand Envy…
In 2008, nearly 1,000 M&S stores worldwide featured a garment designed by a player of The Sims for anyone to purchase in-store?

Sims Clothing

Sims as trend setters...

9. Home is where the heart is…
IKEA® and The Sims collaborated in 2008 to equip The Sims with real world IKEA home furnishings for the living spaces, bedroom and home office in your Sims’ homes?

IKEA

Home Sweet Home?

10. Pet problem…
Will Wright once introduced a mysterious virus to The Sims. Players finally traced it the source of the illness back to pet chinchillas?

Animals

Mystery strikes the Sims...

Answers!

1. TRUE Apparently, it was also the only object in the original game that different genders used differently (the men tended to leave the seat up)

2. TRUE or VRAI you might say

3. FALSE whilst hair is the most popular download the most popular style is female, long and wavy rather than Mohican.

4. TRUE (well…except the Rolf Harris bit) Rock Stars like Simlish too! Soundtracks for The Sims games read like a who’s who of chart topping talent. Tell us your favourite or who you would want on the next soundtrack?

5. TRUE The currency originated way back in early eighteenth?century Britain, where sixpence were often slangily called a simon. Simon mixed with the much more valuable French gold coins called Napoleans became Simoleans! How do you blow your Simoleans?

6. FALSE It’s called Simlish (which is actually fractured Ukrainian and Tagalog, the language of the Philippines.)  Here a few words to recognise when playing like ‘dag dag’ for hello and ‘nooboo’ for baby.

7. FALSE the correct answer is actually Newsweek! Since then, The Sims franchise has graced hundreds of magazine covers to date with a more than 45 for The Sims 3 alone.

8. FALSE It was actually H&M. EA then released The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff pack, making Sims the trendiest on the block.

9. TRUE It seems even The Sims need a free pencil and tape measure too. Have you played it?

10. FALSE It was actually tracked down to Guinea Pigs!

 

We hope you enjoyed being put to the test! Tell us how you scored and share any The Sims facts you have?

 

 

 

 



Clare Potts

Clare Potts

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