The Sims 2 introduced two pinball machines in the base game, and The Sims 2: University adds two arcade games which are priced slightly higher than the ordinary pinball machines, as well as another pinball machine. In The Sims 2 Seasons, the Gamer career is added to the game, and the career reward is a giant pinball machine.
The Sims introduced a pinball machine that Sims could play for fun. Vacation added two new arcade games that could be played both on home and community lots. If played on a community lot, it will cost the playing Sim a few Simoleons. Up to two Sims can play at a time, and both children and adults can play.
The arcade machine may occasionally "freeze on startup" when a Sim plays it. The Sim will pound at the machine a couple of times before the machine crashes. This is not permanent or serious, and the machine can be used again. However, if this occurred on a community lot, Sims will not get a refund.
|Sim Mars||The Sims: Vacation||Buy mode||§2,099||1x1||Direct mankind's first mission to the red planet! Launch rockets and deploy robot probes! Deploy teams to search for alien resources! Establish and run a network of specialized colonies to create a self-sufficient civilization! Provide your colony with food, shelter, and power! Fast, furious, adrenaline-pumping action!||The name is a reference to the cancelled Maxis project SimMars.
|ST2 - Barky's Revenge||The Sims: Vacation||Buy mode||§2,199||1x1||Seal Team 2! If you loved Seal Team, get ready! Barky and his friends have had enough! Defend your ice floe as you outwit killer whales, white sharks and polar bears! Plus, this time, seals have humans on the run! Minutes of manic madness playing one pissed-off pinniped! New secret PENGUIN level! 5% of all profits go to the Green Gaian Seal Preservation Fund.||Fun: 6|
The Sims 2Edit
The Sims 2 shipped with two pinball machines. University and Seasons each added another pinball machine, though University introduced two new arcade games. Sims can play on the games both on residential and community lots. Sims will be charged §1 each time they play a game.
|Pimp Viking 3D Arcade Game||The Sims 2: University||Buy mode||§1,050||1x1||In Shakespearean times, a "pimp" was a fishmonger, and everybody knows that Pimp Viking is the greatest fishmonger of them all! When the Fish Princess is captured and taken to the land of barren fruit, can Pimp Viking avoid the debilitating Gas Bags and save the day? now you get to decide with the Pimp Viking 3D Arcade Game. Be the pimp that you've always wanted to be!||Fun: 6|
|A-maz-ing Matey!||The Sims 2: University||Buy mode||§1,050||1x1||Poor Michael Matey was abandoned as a baby with a terrible curse — the inability to grow up! But with your help, he can navigate the Maze of the Ages and develop into a man. Be careful, though — a motorcycle gang called Life Riders are on his tail and determined to thwart his, and your, efforts.||Fun: 6|
The Sims 3Edit
The Sims 3 introduced three arcade games in Late Night, another three in University Life, and one more in Into the Future. Sims can play on both residential and community lots.
|Darwin's Revenge||The Sims 3: Late Night||Buy mode||§1,500||1x1||Darwin's Revenge is an all out brawl between monkeys riding T-Rexes and sharks with jet packs. Which faction will you choose? You decide the ultimate victor!||Fun: 7|
|Freezer Bunny Adventure||The Sims 3: Late Night||Buy mode||§1,500||1x1||Never has the Freezer Bunny released a more exciting product! Join Freezer Bunny in an epic adventure to collect as many coins as possible. Will you help the adorable Freezer Bunny out?||Fun: 7|
|Synesthesia||The Sims 3: Late Night||Buy mode||§1,500||1x1||Put on your goggles and gloves and get ready for the time of your life! Synesthesia is the game of the future. Use lasers to blast apart geometric blocks and reach unimaginable levels of fun!||Fun: 7|
|Fire in the Skies Arcade Machine||The Sims 3: University Life||Buy mode||§1,500||1x1||John Badguy was a common street thug. But when flying saucers descend oh his city and throw it into chaos, only John was what it takes to save humanity.||Fun: 7|
|Longhorns and Laser Beams Arcade Machine||The Sims 3: University Life||Buy mode||§1,500||1x1||When Sam "Straight-Teeth" Jordan's cattle herd is kidnapped for alien experiments, he embarks on an epic quest to rescue his livelihood and bring frontier justice to the green fiends.||Fun: 7|
|Night of the Shambling Shades IV Arcade Machine||The Sims 3: University Life||Buy mode||§1,500||1x1||After three nights of zombie-slaying mayhem, Matt Ragewire may have found the key to victory. But to use it, he'll have to side-scroll his way through an undead wasteland.||Fun: 7|
|"Music Moves" Arcade Console by Korben Computing||The Sims 3: Into the Future||Buy mode||§1,550||1x1||Combining your favorite pop songs with the limitless fun of pushing flashing lights around on a video screen, Music Moves takes musical gaming to the next level.||Fun: 7|