Other Options Besides the Sims Games

While The sims can be played on a wide variety of devices, there are times when it just isn’t very practical to become engrossed in a game of Sims. I have to admit that it doesn’t happen very often but when it does, I need some other way to spend my time while on the go.

There are thousands upon thousands of mobile game choices out there and it can sometimes be difficult to choose a game style, and then a game within that genre. In this article, I will share what works for me.

Other Games from EA

When I find myself in that unusual circumstance of not being able to play The Sims, I often go the EA’s website and find a lot of other options there. There is a highly-simplified free Sims game which is pretty fun, but there are a bunch of others too.

sim19The Simpsons: Tapped Out
One favourite of mine is called The Simpsons: Tapped Out. It is a free mobile game where you create your own Springfield, and then help Homer through his daily activities. It has bit of a Sim-like feel to it, so it is a good second choice.

Plants Vs. Zombies 2
Now everybody probably knows this title but I have to admit that it always sucks me in. The atmosphere is incredibly fun and the game play is pretty immersive. The sequel to the original Plants vs. Zombies features new modes and aspects that were not previously available. An example of that being the ability to give the plants special food to give them special powers. This isn’t really a review of Plants vs. Zombies 2, so I’ll leave it at that, but this game definitely comes with my recommendation.

sim21World Series of YAHTZEE
This is another EA option to kill some time. This version of the classic Yahtzee game is fast-paced and competitive. When I play with my friends, we always have a great time.

Online Slot Machines

There are times of course when a free mobile game just doesn’t quite cut it in terms of excitement and suspense. When that happens, I usually turn to the online slots that can be found all over the internet. There are some amazing production companies behind the software, which means that a lot of the slot games you can find are really exciting and visually impressive.

sim20One of my favorited online slot producers are a company called NetEnt. They make a huge range of games that look great and give players the chance of winning huge amounts of money. They make slot machines that are “branded” which means that they buy the rights to use the themes of some popular movies, musical artists, and TV shows. My favourite is probably “Creature from the Black Lagoon”. It features a classic theme that is reminiscent of the times when the original was filmed. You can find it at most of the popular online casinos. Each casino is a little different, but almost all host my favourite NetEnt games, so I tend to switch back and forth between them. The cool thing about mobile platform accessibility for slot machines is that you can put in the time necessary to really make some money, even if you are not at home.


To wrap things up I’d say that if you can play The Sims all day, every day, by all means do so. It is my favourite game and I will continue playing them as long as they keep coming out. That said, there are so many other fun games to try, that it is also worth it to give some of them a chance. And if you get rich in the process, you don’t have to listen to anyone complaining about the time spent gaming.