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  • Summary: Tak and the Power of Juju tells a tale of good versus evil, set in an ancient world where magic really works. You'll take on the role of Tak, a shaman's apprentice, as he sets off on an action-filled journey to save his village from an evil Juju Man. Tak's inventory of tools include the pole vault, spirit rattle, blowpipe, and explosive eggs. Through 10 different environments, you must use your wits, your environment, and the power of the Juju gods to complete your quest. Expand
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  1. It puts a whole new spin on the series and it is as good as it is going to get in terms of being a portable version of the game we all know and like.
  2. Amazing graphics present the isometric 3D view better than any GBA game I've previously seen. Wondrous.
  3. The first Sims title that gives you direct control over your character. [Feb 2004, p.151]
  4. The series has never been popular for its graphics but everything looks good here on the GBA. The rooms are colorful, the sprites are large and the menus are easy to read.
  5. 80
    Isn’t really The Sims as you know it - it’s more like "Animal Crossing" with human beings instead of sapient anteaters.
  6. The visuals in Bustin’ Out are surprisingly detailed and fluid. The characters animation with clay-mation smoothness and have the traditional fun animations that Sim fans are used to.
  7. Be it from talking to characters to fulfilling the needs, however without the ability to make money and build larger houses, and the distinctive lack of a variety of furniture this open-ended gameplay quickly wears thin, even making the whole thing less open-ended in practice than in theory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. SamC.
    Jan 20, 2004
    10
    I absolutely love it. best game ever.
  2. Nichole
    Jul 13, 2005
    10
    I thought it was really fun. I hope they come out with another one.
  3. ShannonC.
    Jan 21, 2004
    10
    I love all the sims games, so I'm not surprised I love this!!! 4 help email me at drama_queen_casper@yahoo.com.
  4. HeatherV.
    Dec 22, 2004
    10
    Oh my goodness! One of the best games I have EVER played! But, I bought the "double Bed" And my sim DID NOT have kids. So whoever says you can, you are SERIOUSLY WRONG. Expand
  5. Elaine
    Jan 22, 2005
    10
    Help me out :( I slept in the same double bed with Mel Odious, and no kids! We had relationship 100. Do I have to be patient, and try again?
  6. CarmenT.
    May 28, 2005
    9
    I just love this game. I once wished I didnt buy it at all!!!!
  7. JesseF.
    Apr 30, 2004
    3
    I played this game for two hours until I realized that, with the exception of the thoroughly average mini-game, I still hadn't done anything that required an ounce of thought or skill. A beautiful, well-designed game that's completely hollow inside, fit only for professional game reviewers and/or OCD sufferers. Expand

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