Category: Hobbies -> Exercise
EPs Required: Base game compatible unless you have the Kitchen and Bath SP. Then, and only then, is required
I don’t know about your Sims, but most of mine like to stay fit. Problem is, not all of them like to push weights on a benchpress, and others think that going jogging or running on a treadmill is mind-numbingly boring. Of course, for Sim kids the options are even more limited. So what’s a Sim to do if he wants to increase his body skill without being bored out of his pixel skull?
Why, get a trampoline, of course! 🙂
With this animated one-tile trampoline, your Sims will gain body skill and have fun at the same time – and of course they’ll also get fitter through the experience. If you have Free Time, they will gain Fitness enthusiasm as well. Before they start bouncing, they will automatically change into athletic wear, and they’ll change back into everyday clothes when they’re finished.
Sims with low body skill will just jump up and down, but once they have three body skill points, they’ll be able to do back flips, like this:
And once Sims are skilled enough to do flips, they’re also skilled enough to teach other Sims how to do it and can offer lessons to Sims with less body skill. 😀 All Sims can teach – even children. If the kid in the family is the best bouncer, to me it only makes sense that he or she or she should be able to teach Sims who aren’t as good at it.
If your Sims are the kind who like to watch other Sims work but aren’t as keen on doing any work themselves, they have the option to look on and cheer when another Sim is bouncing. The watching Sim won’t gain any body skill or enthusiasm since they aren’t actually doing anything, but at least they’ll have fun and be social.
The Sim Bouncer can be used outdoors as well as indoors, and it’s also available on community lots in case you want some trampolines in your community gym. (BTW, if you are setting up a community gym, I really, really recommend getting Pescado’s Community Lot Skilling and Enthusiasm fix from MATY if you don’t have it already.)
If you have Seasons, Sims will not get warm when using this trampoline. This is by design; I want both kids and adults to be able to use it with impunity, and I also don’t want your poor Sim parents have their little Simlet get whisked away by the Social Worker just because the kid decided to sneak off and do some autonomous bouncing when they weren’t looking. (Of course, if your Sims are trampolining outside in the middle of summer, they can get heat stroke anyway – but then it will be from being too long in the sun, not from excessive trampolining.)
The Sim Bouncer comes with ten recols for the frame and five for the fabric, including the plain black one shown in the frame previews: