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MySims Racing (DS)

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Genre: Driving & Racing / Universal, suitable for all / Release Date: 2009-06-19 / Published by Electronic Arts

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      10.10.2010 20:30
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      I enjoy it

      MySims racing is one of the many ds games I own and I find it very addictive. It can be purchased for around £15 online and you maybe able to get it cheaper if your lucky.

      MySims Racing is a raging game with a difference, you start of with your own little Sim which you name and you then design your own car to take you around the game in.

      The game play is broken down into tasks where you drive around the town helping people in order to gain 'essences' which you can then use to improve your car or if your lucky you may get blueprints which you can take the garage to get the mechanic to make to then add to your car to improve its speed and manuverability. The other part of the game is of course races. In order to move through the game you will need to be able to win these races to gain the blueprints which will give you the best racing car possible. As you race the other sims on the race track you pick up parcels which contain various things to use on your opponents to help you get to the front of the pack.

      I find that the game play took a bit of getting used to the bottom screen shows a map of where you are going and the top screen shows where you are in the town and so you need to keep an eye on both the map to see where you need to go and the top screen so you don't drive into anything on your way to your destination.

      The game play is addictive and I just want to keep trying until I win the race. My tip would be help as many people in the village as you can to earn the as many essenses and blueprints as possible so your car will beat the others. When helping others you can say no without loosing anything some people may want to be driven to the beach which maybe 3 screens away and if you on your way somewhere else you can come back to them and not loose out so don't think you have to help everyone immediately. The graphics are very bright and colourful as you play which adds to the experience. this game can be played against others but I have not experienced this so can not comment.

      Overall a fun racing game for young and old a like 5 stars from me.

      Reviews may also be found on Amazon under my Amazon name Clare Louise.

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      07.02.2010 14:13
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      WORTH BUYING IF YOU LIKE RACING GAMES

      'MySims Racing' is a go-kart / racing game in The Sims series of games. Other titles in the series are 'MySims', 'MySims Kingdom', 'MySims Party' and 'MySims Agents'.

      The game is similar to Mario Kart but often cheaper, newer and I think more original in it's own way.

      There are three modes: Story Mode, Quickrace and Multiplayer. In story mode you can customize your character and your car with colours, spoilers and wacky wheels! By completing races and helping other characters in the game you can unlock more customizable items to use on your car or character. Winning races also unlocks more races so the game progresses. Doing favours for other characters in the game will win you MySims currency of crystals, as will winning races. In the shop you can spend the crystals on spoilers etc. The other modes, Quick Race and Multiplayer, let you start a race on any of the tracks against the computer or with up to three other people. You can participate in single-card, multicard, and online races with up to three friends. The online options are OK, but are nothing special. There are no battle modes here, just normal racing. You can change the difficulty of the computer if you don't have enough friends to race with online.

      When I first started playing this, the contols were very strange compared to Mario Kart. The car seemed to go too fast and it was hard to have control over it. After I had played it a few times I soon got used to this and I am now enjoying racing each original track.
      The tracks are colourful and fun to drive round with shortcuts and different layouts each time. A few tracks are challenging but with practice are easily won. Some tracks have tricky corners that will send you off the edge and make you come last which is annoying sometimes when you were winning!

      I think it is good how there are three save slots instead of the usual two with other MySims games. I lend some of my DS games to friends and they make a profile which ends up getting deleted when the other one wants a profile. This way you and two friends can play without losing your data each time someone else wants a go!

      The game can become slightly tedious but it is worth buying if you had fun with the other MySims game or are looking for a racing game with more adventure involved. It will keep you entertained for hours as it isn't completed too quickly and can involve the whole family if someone is finding a race too tricky!

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