If you’re used to playing The Sims 4, creating a Sim in The Sims Mobile can be a little overwhelming at first. This is because Sim customisation is set up a little differently in The Sims Mobile. The good news is that once you understand where everything is and how the different tools work, creating your perfect Sim in The Sims Mobile is just as easy as it is in The Sims 4.
There are three main categories in CAS; Head, Body, and Style. The Head category deals with facial structure, hairstyle, hair colour and eye colour. The Body category deals with body build, and the Style category has clothes, makeup, and accessories.
The most powerful tool in the Head and Body categories is the detailed edit tool, which allows you to go beyond preset facial features and customise the exact size and shape of just about any physical feature of your Sim using XY axis sliders. If this sounds complicated, don’t worry, it’s not! It only took me a minute or two of fiddling to master these controls!
Every category, from eyes to legs has a detailed edit mode. Tap the pencil icon underneath any body modification category to bring up a set of sliders. The sliders will tell you which parts of the body can be adjusted. Then it’s just a matter of playing around with the slider positions until you’re happy with your Sim’s look. Feel free to spend some time getting the details just right; these new XY axis sliders allow for much more in-depth customisation than the sliders you may have seen in previous installments of The Sims.
Once you’ve fine-tuned your Sim’s body, tap the Style category to give your Sim some personality with an array of clothes, makeup options, and accessories, all of which have various colour swatches in thumbnails on the left of the screen. You’ll find there are only a handful of options while making your first Sim, but more clothes will be available to your Sims as you level up and progress in the game. Some clothes can be purchased later on with SimCash as well.
Wondering where the traits are? In The Sims Mobile, your Sims develop their personalities as they go through life with a little guidance from you. This means you’ll get to pick traits for your Sims as you play the game and not in CAS. This opens up more possibilities to tell unique stories because you’ll be able to base your Sim’s personality on their actions and decisions so far in the game instead of having to set their entire personality in stone right away.
So dive right into CAS and create your perfect Sim in The Sims Mobile… and don’t forget those nifty sliders!