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The Sims 3 Ambitions - Italian preview with Grant Rodiek [part II] - Twinbrook, rabbit holes, Buy/Build modes PDF Print
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icon_land Twinbrook & rabbit holes

Ambitions introduces a new neighborhood, called Twinbrook. Just like Sunset Valley or Riverview, it is fully crowded and organized. In the town you will find certain places, i.e. the junkyard, the consignment store, the laundry or the tattoo saloon. that We’re not sure if the general update will include these lots in Sunset Valley or Riverview too, but you can always place them in the Edit Town menu. 

This does not mean that to play with these places or with the new careers, you’ll have to move to Twinbrook. Simply, the new town comes with all the new lots, but you can place them in Sunset Valley or Riverview as you prefer.


Grant Rodiek also explained that Twinbrook is inspired to the southern area of the United States (Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, etc.) and has a different style than Sunset Valley or Riverview. There are also new neighborhood decorations (among which a wooden rabbit) and a cute new iron bridge.

There is also something new for the so-called rabbit holes, that is, inaccessible lots such as the school, the supermarket or the theater. With Ambitions, these have been updated and edited a bit, of course both in Twinbrook and the other towns. So:

  • Ambitions introduces a new neighborhood, Twinbrook, inspired to the southern U.S.;
  • The new community lots (junkyard, laundry, etc..) can be placed in any other neighborhood;
  • The rabbit holes have been modified (but still remain inaccessible) and there's a new bistro.

icon_buybuildBuy and Build mode

There are tons of news in the Buy/Build modes! Let’s see..

icon_buildBuild mode
Roofs: when building a house you can decide the height of each portion of the roof, as a special tool for this purpose has been introduced.

Wallpapers: the wallpaper section has been improved and sees the introduction of a new category dedicated to sets (those groups of wall covering that have particular connotations such as decorations on the corner or drawings of various types).

Columns: There is also a new option for columns: with Ambitions you can decide their height (up to 3 floors high).

icon_buyBuy mode
Moreover, in the Buy mode has been added a Sculptures tab in the Decoration folder, and there are tons of new objects. We have seen some very nice sofas, as well as new coffee tables, lamps and windows; we have also seen a huge fountain that Grant’s architect purchased for a customer.

Many more objects, however, have been added in this expansion. Just to mention a few – we’ll surely forget some and certainly do not know them all - here is what we have seen:

caveman Gnomes: as for Travel Adventures, in Ambitions there are new naughty gnomes, which can be obtained in several ways: using the time machine to visit the past (caveman gnome), sculpting materials or using the inventor’s workbench to create one from scratch. Like the previous EP, they will make funny moves and behaviors, involving private eyes and firefighters.

bestiaThe motorcycle: two-wheel enthusiasts will appreciate the introduction of a Harley-Davidson-like motorcycle! Grant confirmed us that you cannot carry a passenger, "is dangerous!". As for the helmets, they do not appear automatically, but take a look at the CAS section for more information.

trampolino The trampoline:, a game that Sims will definitely enjoy. It can be placed in your garden. You can ask other Sims to join, but we don’t know how many can jump together. There is another game that can be used to socialize with others and is a very large wooden structure for the outside, which should be very popular in Scandinavian countries. Unfortunately, we do not know its name.

detonate Detonator: Sims will explode any objects by placing a detonator wherever they want (sometimes to spite someone!).

The baked goodies stand: kids will now be able to sell baked cakes on their new stand, which is made of a table and an anime-like umbrella. There is also a musicbox, but we don't know if it is for children.

Laundry: As mentioned above, there are different models of washing machines, a dryer and a drying rack.

Digital frame: in the game you can also find a digital frame for your pictures (that change every few minutes). There are several sizes available.

In the buydebug mode you can also find a fog emitter, that makes the city more mysterious, especially during investigations! [icon_humThanks to Molly @ Simatography]. If we don’t go wrong, Grant told us it can be used to decorate the neighborhoods but can be placed in normal lots too, for example in the graveyard. How creepy!

Besides these items, there are obviously those achievable through the various skills/careers.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 June 2010 12:43