I play simulation games in two phases: first, I tackle the often-repetitive mechanics, unlocking every option and building up money so that I can creatively decorate my house or farm or whatever.
Sims 3 for iPhone was no different. Having accomplished nearly everything in the game, I will share a strategy for completing all 73 goals and acquiring the best job: $600 per day at the Pawn Shop.
To open the pawn shop, you must complete the following 73 goals:
Goals for all Sims (55)
- Try fishing
- Try cooking
- Buy fishing kit
- Buy watering can
- Buy repair kit
- Buy a stove
- Buy a bath
- Gain a skill point at cooking
- Gain a skill point at fishing
- Gain a skill point at repairing
- Meet a new Sim
- Befriend a Sim
- Begin a romantic relationship
- Make an enemy
- Make a Sim laugh
- Annoy a Sim
- Insult a Sim
- Creep-out another Sim
- Slap a Sim
- Get a job
- Buy something
- Catch a fish
- Catch a trout
- Catch a salmon
- Catch a catfish
- Repair something
- Discover a new recipe
- Cook something
- Cook grilled cheese
- Cook steak & veggies
- Cook minestrone
- Grow something
- Grow carrots
- Grow corn
- Grow tomato
- Watch TV
- Kick over a Trash Can
- Sleep in another Sim's bed
- Use another Sim's shower
- Use another Sim's toilet
- Get a better couch
- Get a better TV
- Accumulate $1000
- Catch 15 fish
- Harvest 30 crops
- Stay entertained for three days
- Stay fed for three days
- Stay rested for three days
- Stay clean for three days
- Meet all the Sims in town
- Make a Sim jealous of you
- Sleep in three other Sim's beds
- WooHoo with someone
- Get a promotion
- Reach the top of the career ladder
Maniac Personal Goals (4)
- Use everyone's toilet at least once
- Use everyone's shower at least once
- Creep out five people
- Watch three people sleeping
Sleaze Personal Goals (2)
- Be romantically involved with three Sims
- WooHoo eight times in one day
Power Seeker Personal Goals (3)
- Accumulate $5000
- Own the best house
- Own the best TV, stereo and stove
Nice Guy Personal Goals (2)
- Get married
- Be liked by all the Sims in town
Jerk Personal Goals (4)
- Be disliked by all the Sims in town
- Slap four people
- Insult five people
- Kick over all the trash cans in town
Jack of All Trades Personal Goals (3)
- Achieve the highest fishing skill level
- Achieve the highest repairing skill level
- Achieve the highest cooking skill level
There are six Sim classes:
- Jack of All Trades
- Nice Guy
- Power Seeker
As previously mentioned, you will need to complete every Goal to unlock the Pawn Shop. Of the 73 total Goals, 55 randomly appear as Wishes, no matter which Sim class you choose, and they're generally easy to complete.
On the other hand, each Sim's Personal Goals are relatively difficult. You'll need to create at least six Sims, one of each type. For the optimal path through the game, you should complete their personal goals from hardest to easiest. I will give an efficient play sequence below.
Jack of All Trades
Create six Sims, and designate one as your "main" Sim. Your main Sim is the one with which you most identify.
Your main Sim is a Jack of All Trades (you'll later need its Repair skill at the Pawn Shop). Play him or her first, building up skill levels as rapidly as possible. Learn to fish, because fishing is the best way to make money. As you accumulate money, buy as many of the cheapest stereos you can afford, filling your house. Each time you enter the house to eat or rest, turn them all on. Eventually, they will start breaking down, allowing you to practice repairing.
Practicing cooking is easy - simply buy bread, cheese, and the Grilled Cheese recipe and make it over and over again.
Once fishing, repairing, and cooking are level 5, save, quit and move to the next Sim.
Your second Sim is your Power Seeker. Fish until you have $5000 and tool around town until you have the option to upgrade your house twice and buy the most expensive TV, stereo, and stove. Furniture and home upgrades simply take time. This is a good opportunity to accumulate general Goals.
At this point, you should have most of the 55 general Goals.
The Other Sim Types
Sleaze, Nice Guy, Jerk, and Maniac have fairly easy Personal Goals. The order in which you complete them does not matter.
At this point, you should have almost all of the Personal Goals. If not, keep playing -- they'll eventually show up.
If you need the "Buy XXX" goal but you already have XXX, then try selling it. Eventually the Goal should appear as a Wish. Lock it in and repurchase the item.
If you need the "Gain a skill point at XXX" goal and you're maxed out, switch to a Sim that is not maxed out.
If you're having trouble Meeting all Sims, double-check all of the houses at different times of the day. I've noticed Bernie can be hard to find. Most Sims are sleeping in the middle of the night - try breaking into their houses, waking them up, and meeting them.
If you need to befriend a Sim but you're already friends with all of the Sims, start a new Sim or insult a Sim until it becomes an enemy, then befriend him or her.
The best way to annoy, insult, and creep-out other Sims is to find a house with two Sims (e.g. Marcell and Theresa), barge in, and start flirting with one of them. Both will be creeped out and annoyed, and the flirting will insult the other and make him or her jealous. If that doesn't work, start using their toilet, shower, and fridge.
Tips and Tricks
Fishing is the best way to make money. Each tuna sells at QuickMart for $100, and salmon for $65.
Besides the Pawn Shop, working at the Town Hall is the best. It's easy to get promotions (both Ruth and the Town Hall are nearby) and you just need to be friends with everyone in town. As Vice President, you can make $300 per day.
Creating romantic relationships is easy. It sounds rude, but keep pestering the Sim with Flirt, Tender Embrace, Hot Smooch, and WooHoo. You should be able marry a Sim within two conversations.
Too many WooHoos and your Sim will die! Don't overdo it in the bedroom!
If you get married, give your spouse a phone call and invite him or her over. Once your spouse arrives, you can invite him or her to move in.
Since the Town Hall is right by your house, it's the best job until the Pawn Shop is open.
Town Hall (boss: Ruth)
- Campaign Intern ($100/day) M-F 8:30-18:00
- City Council Member ($150/day) M-F 8:30-18:00
- Local Representative ($200/day) M-F 9:00-18:00
- Mayor ($250/day) M-F 10:00-18:00
- Vice President ($300/day) M-F 10:00-17:00
Corsican Bistro (boss: Marcell)
- Kitchen Scullion ($100/day) M-F 10:30-18:30
- Ingredient Taster ($150/day) M-F 10:30-18:30
- Line Chef ($200/day) Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00
- Sous-Chef ($250/day) Tue-Sat 11:00-17:00
- Chef de Cuisine ($300/day) Tue-Fri 11:00-17:00
Laboratory (boss: Kia)
- Test Subject ($100/day) M-F 9:00-16:00
- Lab Tech ($150/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
- Fertilizer Analyst ($200/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
- Carnivorous Plant Tender ($250/day) M-F 09:00-16:00
- Genetic Resequencer ($300/day) M-F 10:00-16:00
Quickmart (boss: Bernie)
- Filing Clerk ($100/day) M-F 08:30-18:30
- It's not worth getting promotions at Quickmart. Bernie is a dick and you have to work there FOREVER before he'll promote you.
Pawn Shop (boss: Nina)
- Con Artist ($300/day) M-F 16:30-23:55
- Safecracker ($400/day) M-F 16:30-23:55
- Cat Burglar ($500/day) M-F 17:00-23:55
- Master Thief ($600/day) M-F 17:00-23:00
In the End
With the information given above, you should have no problem achieving 73 goals and as much money as you need to decorate your dream home.
If you get stuck at any point, feel free to leave a comment on this page and I'll update the document.