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MySims Racing (DS)
Member Name: SAGAIN_10
MySims Racing (DS)
Date: 07/02/10, updated on 07/11/11 (32 review reads)
Advantages: CUSTOMIZABLE CHARACTERS AND CAR, ENTERTAINING
Disadvantages: LIKE MARIO KART
'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!
Summary: WORTH BUYING IF YOU LIKE RACING GAMES
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