Talk – helps add to friendship
Trade – trade with people to get stuff you need
Offer help – as usual with the Sims games
Ask for help – only used once for a task
Jam – only used with one person to initiate an instrument playing session
Give gift – to make people like you more
Arrows are everywhere. In this guide when I say follow the arrow up, I literally mean up.
Left and right are left and right and down is down. This is all based on the way YOU are
facing your DS not your Sims, left or right.
Clicking on the book in the left hand corner opens the survivor guide. The tabs on the
side of the survivors guide are as follows:
Rocks and shells
Fruits (19), Veggies (15), Grains and herbs (5), Meats (5), Fish (60), Bugs (15), Dishes
(51), Headwear (21), Tops (20), Bottoms (22), Shoes (14), Tools (15), Instruments (4),
Seeds (34), Objects (73), Gadgets (26), Treasures (13), Shells (18), Geological finds
(15), Corals (9)
Disclaimer: I am NOT an expert. This walkthrough is not an end all tell all to the games
ins and outs. Some things may work out differently for you through game play although I
have played the game twice and was able to come up with these answers. If I’m wrong about
anything in this guide, don’t sue me. Email me with corrections to my guide or some polite
criticism. I will respond to nice people, not jerks. I do believe in editing my
walkthroughs and give people credits that help me so lemme know how ya feel. I am
registered on Cheatsguru as Pinkygirl, look for me!
Disclaimer 2: This game is relative (which pretty much means things happen differently
sometimes). There are so many different ways to get things done. Just go with the flow. Do
not use this guide as the only way to complete the game. There are so many other things to
do on the island like spear fishing, growing things, diving, bug crushing and foraging. If
you do not do these things randomly and at all times of day this game will take you way
longer. Do not follow this guide to a tee. You have to do other things at the same time or
it will take you way longer to complete this game.
Disclaimer 3: Time is usually an issue, sometimes you have to spearfish at different times
of the day to catch a certain fish. If you pass out monkeys will return you to your hut
but they will also rob you, so be careful.
DO NOT USE THINGS THAT YOU GET OUT OF THE BOXES FOR MAKING SILLY THINGS (things with
question marks, unless I specify to do so)! YOU WILL NEED THEM TO DO STUFF TO ADVANCE THE
GAME. FOR EXAMPLE, NAILS!!! THEY ARE A VERY IMPORTANT ITEM TOWARDS THE END OF THE GAME AND
THEY DO NOT COME EVERY DAY! PLEASE HED THIS WARNING!
The first thing you do is dress your Sim, pick the skin tone and name. Next a video will
play of you falling in a box and then go through a visual account of how you got on the
island. You’ll wake up on the beach. This will start a tutorial. It will teach you how to
walk, about ideas, collecting things (get the watermelon) then there will be a light bulb.
It will be a tutorial about eating. Then you go to the next area and it will tell you
about the survival guide. Now pick up the sticks and leaves. Another light bulb! Now craft
a shelter. Another light bulb! Now time to make a fire. Take the arrow that points up.
Once you get up the path walk along until you see some sticks, pick them up (LIGHT BULB!)
and head back to camp. Make your fire. Use your stylus to rub the wood then blow into the
mic. Ahhhhh! Now sleep and save. That’s all for today.
2. Day Two of many…
When you wake up you’ll get a light bulb, it’s time to explore.
QUICK POINTER: I had to sleep during this portion of the walkthrough and many others, even
though I don’t tell you to sleep. DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR SLEEP! If you have to sleep just
catch up with the walkthrough later.
Okay, let’s head right to the next area. This is where you came ashore. The good thing
about this area is that every day a box washes up on shore and you can pull stuff out of
it. Check it EVERYDAY, do not miss a day. Also, sticks, driftwood and a suitcase wash up
later on in the game.
Another right arrow leads to a pretty neat area with a bug smashing rock, a coconut tree,
a place for a easel, (which will need to be built later) and some rocks. Pick up the
rocks, smash some bugs and shake the tree. Oh there’s nothing in there, so what, now
you’ve shaken a tree. Be happy.
Up to the next area. I call this the S.O.S. area. It has three rocks which you can
arrange. Each rock on the beach needs 5 rocks to arrange. You will find 5 as you explore
but you can’t make the rest until you get a shovel because you have to dig for them. After
you’re done making the S.O.S. you will get a drop off every 3 days. It has some
interesting stuff in it so check on it regularly.
Down from the S.O.S. area is just water to swim and dive in. diving is good because you
bring up stuff that can help you in the game and be eaten.
To the Right and down is a wrecked ship. Pick up the anchor there and “Examine” the door.
It’s locked, the examine screen should tell you that something can pry this open, blah
blah blah, I’ll get there.
Back track to camp. From there go left, you’ll see a coconut tree, and 2 rocks. There is
also a Craft Rock where you can make THINGS like tools and other weird stuff.
Up from there are plants that need watering and some plots for planting.
Go back down and go left. In that area there is another bug rock, some fresh water (the
water that is not splashing on shore), some plants for foraging and a food preparation
rock. This rock is for RAW food, like fruit and crab meat.
Left from there is a plant for foraging and a place to climb up, climb on up and see…
A wonderful view and a tomatoe plant for foraging.
Right from there is the Doctors area. Greet her, she’s really nice. Offer her help,
because she is sick. She will ask you for a catfish and give you a spear for fishing.
TIP: Now that you’ve gotten this far the hard way, here’s a tip. If you go into your
survival guide and click on the compass tab a map will appear, you can click on any of the
points on the map to go there automatically.
Catfish are in ocean water, all day every day. Catch one, take it back…
Offer her help again. She will ask you for berries. Hopefully you’ve already foraged at
least one thing on the island because now she wants berries. No kind in particular.
Offer her help, again and she wants water. The jar is located where you came ashore. Fill
it up at the freshwater spring and take it back to her. Now she makes her potion and feels
much better! She is ready to trade with you, cool. She will give you a hatchet head. If
you’ve been checking the box then you should have a hatchet handle. Go to the craft rock
and make a hatchet.
3: time to cut some stuff down
Head back to the stick area above your camp and cut down the vines. You will collect then
and be able to go to the next area. There you will find a gardener. Greet her, offer her
help. She will want a banana tree watered and grown; it is to the left of her sleeping
quarters. You will need to craft a water carrier at the craft rock to do so. It will take
a couple of days to grow and you will need to water it a few times.
Above the gardener is some fresh water, a coconut tree and a path to go up, but you’ll
need a grappling hook, it you click on it and say examine it will give you the plans to
To the right of the gardener is a coconut tree, a bug rock, a yam plant and a vine tree…
it’s not really a tree but it gives vines, that’s all. Just gather them.
To the right of that is the pirate area. Take the mushrooms and the hat from the pirate
and head right where you will find…
Another coconut tree, a withered pineapple plant and a rice plant. There is also a bridge
that needs repair. We’ll come back to that. Water the pineapple plant and come check up on
it later. I didn’t bother the rice because it is not a renewable plant, once its grown you
have to chop it down and there is no more. I waited until I got more seeds for it before I
tampered with it.
Next head back to the doctor’s area. Chop the vines near her, which you will again
collect, and go to the next area. This area has a nest with an egg, collect it and head to
the left. By the way the chef loves the eggs as a gift.
Chef = eggs
Gardner = candy, soda, etc.
Doctor = almost anything but you wont really need to give her a gift
Student = almost anything but you wont really need to give her a gift
The vines you just got by cutting down can be used to craft a new shelter, by the way. Do
it when you have time.
There is a chef there, greet him and offer help. He wants a peach out of the tree. Shake
it and give him one, he’s happy.
Next he’ll want some peppers. Those you can get after you help the gardener. Once you give
her the bananas a chili pepper tree springs up near her, water it and check on it until it
has peppers. Then deliver them to the chef. This whole process of growing and foraging
takes about 6 days. During those days do some diving and bug collecting. Foraging and
TIP: on bug collecting, you have to get a perfect to get the rare bugs. Fuscia, purple,
green and jade bugs are rare and come in at the end of the bug hunt so you have to smash
all the initial bugs under the rock then a few more will wander in. all the bugs have to
be smashed t