A Hole in the Ground
|A Hole in the Ground|
|Who knows where this whole thing goes? This is no simple hole dug with gardening hoes. Around and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows. Because this is a spot fit for magical toes, or for those who can't pay the cart due to Simoleon woes, but keep in mind how the MagiCo slogan goes: every hole is deeper than its polyphonic prose.|
|Game||The Sims: Makin' Magic|
|Price in game||§89|
A Hole in the Ground is introduced in The Sims: Makin' Magic. Sims can jump in the Hole to travel to Magic Town or between public lots in Magic Town. When used the Sim will travel on their own, whereas the Magic Town Balloon taxi service is used to transport the entire family at once. Sims that use the Hole in the Ground to go to Magic Town cannot use the payphones to summon the Balloon; they must always use the Hole in the Ground to travel between lots or to go home. Likewise, Sims that arrive in Magic Town via the Balloon cannot use the Hole in the Ground.
All Sims, magical and non-magical alike, can use the holes freely. Children can also use them to visit Magic Town on their own, making this the only public location to which Children can do this. Neighborhood Sims visiting a Magic Town community lot will use the Holes on that lot to enter and leave, even if their home lot does not have a Hole.
If the Tragic Clown is trapped in a room, he will use a similar style of hole to escape it. It is not known whether MagiCo adapted this into a transport system, or if the Clown modified a MagiCo Hole for his own purposes.
Other games[edit | edit source]
- In some Sims games, such as The Urbz: Sims in the City, The Sims 2 (console) and The Sims 2 Pets (Console) if an NPC Sim (monkey butler, maid, police, firefighter) is trapped or for some reason cannot escape, he/she will simply throw a small, round black hole on to the ground and jump into it to escape.
- Sometimes in The Urbz: Sims in the City, Darius will throw a small black round circle and jump into it to go to the VIP Room. The Urbz will then display a cutscene of Darius.
- The Sims 3: Ambitions introduced the inventing skill. One of the inventions is a miner which can drill deep holes, that can be connected in a tunnel network. While this is not the same sort of Hole in the Ground that MagiCo or the Tragic Clown use, it can be argued that these tunnel networks are precursors of Magic Town's network of Holes.