The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure is packed with amazing new content. From a new, gorgeous destination world to new skills, foods, collectibles, and all new exploration features, it’s no wonder Simmers can’t get enough of Selvadorada, but any savvy jungle explorer knows that the best rewards lie far away from the bustling cantina. For the truly dedicated adventurers, there is only one place that will push their skills to the limit: the hidden temple.
This ancient temple buried deep in the wild jungles of Selvadorada will challenge your Sims like nothing else in the jungle, but with great challenges comes great rewards. If your Sims can survive the perils that lurk inside the temple, incredible treasures await them. If not, the Grim Reaper may be making a trip to Selvadorada to collect your Sim.
Luckily, we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to help you reach that coveted treasure chest that lies beyond the temple’s defences.
The number one thing any good adventurer knows is that having the right supplies on you can mean the difference between life and death. You’ll be battling your way through hordes of dangerous pests, sharp brambles, and all manner of wild perils before you even make it to the temple in the first place. If you don’t have the right supplies, your adventure could be over before it even begins.
Stock up on everything the vendors are selling before you head out into the jungle. Here is a list of must-haves to get you through the jungle and the temple.
- Liquid Rush
- This handy energy drink will help keep your Sims awake and alert. Perfect for overnight excursions into the jungle. It doesn’t replenish very much energy, however, so I recommend stocking up on as much of these as you can get your hands on. If you have Outdoor Retreat installed, you can also opt to bring a tent with you to catch some Zs on the go.
- Grilled Cheese Ready to Eat
- Don’t get caught in a trap because your Sim’s stomach was growling! Pack plenty of these ready-made preserved snacks to keep your Sims’ hunger at bay.
- Waterfall in a Bottle
- The jungle is big, and dirty, and full of things that will make your Sims stinky and sweaty. Pack a few of these to keep them feeling fresh on their adventures.
- Omiscan Machete
- Do you want to pull apart sharp brambles with your bare hands? Yeah we didn’t think so. That’s not very smart. You know what is smart? Hacking at those brambles with a machete! Buy a few of these, because they have a tendency to break.
- Pest Repellents
- There are many different kinds of repellents you can buy for different kinds of pests. Plasma Bat Bait (bats), Guzmania Pollenis Flower (bees), Drake’s Fire Quencher (fire ants and other insects that pack a hot punch), Dr. Parker’s Spider Repellent (spiders), Lightning Insulation Powder (fireflies and other electrical pests). Not all of these will be available for purchase at the same time so either wait around a while or just buy as many of these as you can and hope for the best.
- Hazard Safeguards
- Pests aren’t the only thing your Sims need to watch out for. There are plenty of other dangers to guard against, too. Faraday Fizz will cure electrocution effects and Fire Foam extinguishes a Sim that has caught fire. These are especially important inside the temple where electrical and fire traps lurk around every corner.
Look Before You Touch!
The worst thing you can do in the temple is rush ahead without paying attention to your surroundings. The ancient Omiscans put subtle clues in their traps for a reason; only the most inquisitive, careful Sims will be able to pass through these traps unharmed. Every time you enter a new room in the temple, before you do anything, examine everything that can be examined. With high enough archaeology skill, your Sim will be able to find the correct switch to activate to safely disarm the trap blocking the way to the next room.
If your Sim isn’t very experienced with archaeology, examine everything anyway. Your Sim will build archaeology skill for next time and they’ll at least be able to eliminate a few of the bad options, increasing your odds of choosing the correct switch. If you still make a bad choice, well… you did stock up on supplies before heading out, didn’t you?
Learn to Adapt
The temple’s biggest mystery is its ability to completely rearrange its layout every time your Sims visit it. Each time you enter the temple, an entirely new set of challenges awaits you. This means that you won’t be able to go through the temple once, memorize all the correct switches and just repeat the same combinations over and over again. Traps reset randomly so you never know what to expect. The correct switches last time likely won’t be the right switches this time.
Don’t assume you know the way forward just because you’ve been to the temple once before. Always stay on your toes, be on your guard and don’t touch anything until you’ve thoroughly examined every switch possibility. Some temple layouts even require you to swim your way to the next room so keep your Sims fit, knowledgeable, and ready for anything.
Use the Buddy System
While it’s certainly possible to conquer the temple with just one Sim, two heads are always better than one. If you take a friend or family member with you, you’ll have two people with differing skills who will be good at tackling different obstacles. Just like in real life, having someone else with different skillsets around can be a valuable asset to the whole team. In any case, if the worst happens and one of your Sims perishes inside the temple, you still have another Sim to press on and tell the story of their partner’s demise when they return home.
Collect that Bone Dust!
See all those piles of dust lying around the temple? They look pretty worthless, don’t they? Don’t be fooled! This seemingly useless dust could save your Sim’s life. If your Sim isn’t so lucky and ends up with a nasty curse or injury from the temple’s traps, they can take that bone dust back to the cantina and ask one of the locals to make an antidote for you using the bone dust. Most temple-caused illnesses, injuries and curses will take some time before they become deadly so do your best to press on and collect those riches at the end of the temple before you flee back to the safety of the cantina. Just keep an eye on those moodlets to gauge how long is too long.
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