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Bob Newbie
Bob Newbie (The Sims).jpg
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Biography
Bob is new to the neighborhood. He needs help getting familiar with his new environment. Can you help him get through this tutorial?
Education and employment
Career Unemployed.png Unemployed
Family
Family/Families Newbie family
Marital status Married
Romances Betty Newbie Wife
Personality
Zodiac sign Aquarius (sign).png Aquarius
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Fat Fat
Other information
Game The Sims Icon.png The Sims
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Neighborhood 1
Bob Newbie
Bob Newbie (The Sims console).jpg
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Family
Family/Families Newbie family
Marital status Married
Romances Betty Newbie Wife
Personality
Zodiac sign Gemini.png Gemini
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Other information
Game The Sims (console)
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Willville
Bob Newbie
Bob Newbie (The Sims 2).jpg
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Elder.png Elder
Life state Ghost.png Ghost
Family
Family/Families Newbie family
Parents Robert Newbie, Mags Newbie Both Deceased
Marital status Married
Romances Betty Newbie Wife Deceased
Children Brandi Broke Daughter
Personality
Zodiac sign Libra (sign).png Libra
Aspiration Romance.png Romance
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Grey Hair.png Grey
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Icon.png The Sims 2
Playability Deceased
Neighborhood Pleasantview
Bob Newbie
Bob Newbie (The Sims 2 console).png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Education and employment
Career Unemployed.png Unemployed
Family
Family/Families Newbie family
Household
Roommates Betty Newbie
Personality
Zodiac sign Gemini.png Gemini
Aspiration Romance.png Romance
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Black Hair.png Black
Eye color TS2 Grey Eyes.png Grey
Skin color Skin-dark.png Dark
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2 (console)
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Pleasantview, Strangetown, and Melbourne
Bob Newbie
Bob Newbie (The Sims 2 Pets console).jpg
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Biography
Bob Newbie was an odd child who insisted on speaking only in short, step-by-step sentences. He transformed this quirk into a job skill when he lent his talents to the company "Map This". Famous for helpful retorts like "Turn left" and "watch out for that moose," he soon became a legend in both mapping and verbal instruction.
Education and employment
Career Unemployed.png Unemployed
Family
Family/Families Newbie family
Marital status Married
Romances Betty Newbie Wife
Household
Pets Buddy Newbie
Personality
Zodiac sign Virgo.png Virgo
Aspiration Family Family
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Black Hair.png Black
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes.png Brown
Skin color Skin-dark.png Dark
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Pets (console)
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Whiskerton
Bob Newbie
Bob Newbie (The Sims 3).png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Teen.png Teen
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Biography
Bob Newbie loves to lie around and read. He's a good kid but he can't seem to clean up his room. He doesn't know what he wants to do with his life.
Education and employment
School School.png High School
Grade B
Family
Family/Families Newbie family
Parents Robert Newbie, Mags Newbie
Personality
Traits Trait Artistic small.png Artistic
Trait Bookworm small.png Bookworm
Trait Good small.png Good
Trait Slob small.png Slob
Favorites Fav Latin.png Latin
Fav Fruit Parfait.png Fruit Parfait
Fav Grey.png Grey
Appearance
Hair color Haircolor2-TS3.jpg Light Brown
Eye color Eye-brown.png Brown
Skin color Light skin-TS3.png Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game TS3RV Icon.png The Sims 3 Store
Playability Playable
World Riverview
Bob Newbie
Bob Newbie (The Sims 4).png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Young-Adult.png Young Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Family
Family/Families Newbie family
Romances Betty Newbie Wife
Household
Pets Buddy Newbie
Personality
Traits Trait TS4 Slob.png Slob
Trait TS4 Lazy.png Lazy
Trait TS4 Bookworm.png Bookworm
Trait TS4 Animal Affection.png Animal Affection
Aspiration Aspiration TS4 Friend of the Animals.png Friend of the Animals
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair.png Brown
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Fat Fat
Other information
Game TS4 Icon.png The Sims 4
Playability Gallery

Robert "Bob" Newbie, Jr., is a Sim who makes his first appearance (along with Betty Newbie) in the player tutorial in The Sims. After the completion of the tutorial, he can be played like any other Sim. Due to the in-game chronology in The Sims series, he appears as a teen in The Sims 3, living with his parents Robert and Mags Newbie in Riverview. Bob is not alive in The Sims 2, though he is present in the family tree of the Broke family. Aside from main title releases, Bob appears in several console games. He and Betty are some of the most popular Sims of all time. Because of that, two families appear to be based on them; these are the Pancakes family and the Andrews family.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Life leading up to The Sims 3[edit | edit source]

Bob had a hard time adjusting to life in Riverview until he met his new best friend, Betty Simovitch. When he is not spending time with her, however, he mostly spends time lounging around indoors, leaving his parents concerned.[confirmation needed] It is said that his father disapproves of his laziness, though Bob's relationship with his parents are great ones. He is a lot thinner in this game and has light brown hair and no facial hair. Bob's face is almost identical to his father, Robert's. However some details have been customized. At the start of the game, Bob is 13 days from becoming a young adult.

Even though the chronology of the series places Betty Simovitch as his future wife, if left alone with story progression on, he may form relationships with other women. However, he can easily be directed to start a romance with Betty if the player desires, due to their high friendship level.

Life leading up to The Sims 2 Pets (console)[edit | edit source]

Bob Newbie appears in The Sims 2 Pets (console) wearing something similar to what he wore in The Sims 3. He lives with Betty and their dog Buddy Newbie. He starts out unemployed. As in other games he appears in, he is quiet and a loner. However, it is possible that this may be a different Bob Newbie because he looks nothing like the way he does in any of the other Sims games.

Life leading up to The Sims (console)[edit | edit source]

Bob Newbie appears in The Sims (console) wearing the same clothes as in The Sims. He and his wife Betty Newbie live in 7 Sim Avenue. They both share a 20+ relationship, so it is unknown if they are really married. Neither one has a job, but it may be best to get them into the Military Career Track, since they are both very active. He likes to read books and water the plants, but doesn't like noise - he always turns down the TV and Stereo.

Life leading up to The Sims[edit | edit source]

Bob Newbie is one of the pre-made Sims in The Sims, and was one of the tutorial characters. He and his wife Betty had just moved into the neighborhood at the start of the game. They are inhabitants of Neighborhood 1 and live at 7 Sim Lane. They often make up the welcome wagon. Bob is bald, but has a mustache and full beard. He is pudgy, and starts out wearing dingy, greasy clothing.[n 1] Bob likes to spend time reading. Although he is married to her, his relationship with Betty are only at the friendship level.

A different version of Bob appeared in Japanese copies of the game, with a fit physique, tan skin, black hair and a goatee (almost identical in appearance to MAHUIZOH "Jimmy" Maximus, differing only by his mint green shirt and blue pants).

According to SimEnhancer, Bob Newbie was the first created Sim in Neighborhood 1.

Life leading up to The Sims 2[edit | edit source]

By the time the storyline has caught to The Sims 2, he and his wife Betty are already deceased, though he left a daughter, Brandi Broke to raise her family. She is the mother of two sons, Dustin Broke and Beau Broke, and is pregnant with her third son at the start of The Sims 2. She is the widow of Skip Broke. Bob, his wife, his parents, and his in-laws can be resurrected with SimPE. He also has an unused beard and hairstyle that are very similar to available ones. Storyline pictures show him with black hair, and SimPE shows he has genetics for black hair, which different from The Sims and The Sims 3 where his hair is brown and light brown respectively. His counterpart in the tutorial for The Sims 2 is Bob Sim.

Interestingly, in one of the story-telling images, it shows Bob giving Betty a massage, also clearly showing that he lost weight, as he is no longer fat. According to his age data in SimPE Bob had 33 days left in the elder life stage when he died.

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Resurrection tip
This Sim has no character data and cannot be resurrected in-game. For more information, read this guide.

Life leading up to The Sims 2 (console)[edit | edit source]

Bob lives here with his roommate, Betty. But, they are very different from the usual light-skinned Bob Newbie and Betty Newbie. Whether they are canonical in their appearance, as by the time of The Sims 2, both Bob and Betty are deceased, or they are entirely different people, is unknown.

Life leading up to The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

An official Maxis recreation of Bob, Betty, and their dog Buddy from the console version of The Sims 2: Pets was uploaded to the The Sims 4 Gallery on February 15, 2019, marking the 19th anniversary of The Sims. Bob is unemployed, has no skills, and is 22 days from becoming an adult.

Bob Newbie in Other Games[edit | edit source]

Bob Newbie is also an available character on SimCity 4. (Note: The selectable people like him are sort of like the NPCs of The Sims 2. They can be selected, and you can change their names, signs, and houses. However, the houses are extremely limited, and you can't play as them.)

Simology[edit | edit source]

The Sims[n 2]
Image Skill Level
Skill Cooking.png Cooking 3
Skill Mechanical.png Mechanical 2
The Sims 2 Pets (console)
Image Skill Level
Skill Cooking.png Cooking 3
The Sims 3
Image Skill Level
Painting skill icon.png Painting 1

The Sims
Image Name Relationship score Relationship level
Betty Newbie thumb.png Betty Newbie 55/55 Friend
The Sims (console)
Image Name Relationship score Relationship level
Betty Newbie icon.png Betty Newbie 20/20 Acquaintance
The Sims 2 (console)
Image Name Relationship score Relationship level
Betty Newbie (The Sims 2 console).png Betty Newbie 20 Acquaintance
The Sims 2 Pets (console)
Image Name Relationship score Relationship level
Betty Newbie (The Sims 2 Pets console).jpg Betty Newbie 20 Acquaintance
Buddy Newbie.png Buddy Newbie 60 Friend
The Sims 4
Image Name Relationship level
Betty Newbie (The Sims 4).png Betty Newbie Sweethearts, Spouse
50px Buddy Newbie

The Sims
Personality
Aquarius
Aquarius
Sloppy 3 Neat
Shy 6 Outgoing
Lazy 4 Active
Serious 6 Playful
Grouchy 6 Nice
The Sims (Asia only)
Personality
Aquarius
Aquarius
Sloppy 4 Neat
Shy 4 Outgoing
Lazy 4 Active
Serious 7 Playful
Grouchy 6 Nice
The Sims (console)
Personality
Gemini
Gemini
Sloppy 4 Neat
Shy 7 Outgoing
Lazy 8 Active
Serious 3 Playful
Grouchy 3 Nice
The Sims 2
Personality
Libra
Libra
Sloppy 2 Neat
Shy 8 Outgoing
Lazy 2 Active
Serious 6 Playful
Grouchy 7 Nice
The Sims 2 (console)
Personality
Gemini
Gemini
Sloppy 4 Neat
Shy 7 Outgoing
Lazy 8 Active
Serious 3 Playful
Grouchy 3 Nice
The Sims 2 Pets (console)
Personality
Virgo
Virgo
Sloppy 10 Neat
Shy 1 Outgoing
Lazy 5 Active
Serious 3 Playful
Grouchy 6 Nice

The Sims 2
Image Interest Level
Environment interest.png Environment 2
Food interest.png Food 3
Weather interest.png Weather 7
Culture interest.png Culture 1
Money interest.png Money 8
Politics interest.png Politics 3
Paranormal interest.png Paranormal 1
Health interest.png Health 4
Fashion interest.png Fashion 5
Travel interest.png Travel 5
Crime interest.png Crime 7
Sports interest.png Sports 7
Entertainment interest.png Entertainment 6
Animals interest.png Animals 4
Work interest.png Work 0
School interest.png School 4
Toys interest.png Toys 4
Sci-Fi interest.png Sci-Fi 0

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language The Sims The Sims 2 The Sims 3
English Bob Newbie Bob Newbie Bob Newbie
Brazilian Portuguese João Novato João Novato João Novato
Chinese (Simplified) 实习家庭 鲍勃 鲍勃 纽贝
Chinese (Traditional) 鮑伯 新手 鮑伯 紐碧
Czech Bob Novák
Danish Martin Nybegynder
Dutch Gijs Groentje Gijs Groentje Gijs Groentje
European Portuguese Rafael Novato
Finnish Perttu Alkavainen
French Jojo Nouvot Jojo Nouvot
German Willi Neuling Bob Neuerling Jr.
Hebrew בוב ניובי הבן בוב ניובי הבן
Italian Roberto Antonellini Roberto Antonellini
Japanese ボブ 新入り
(Bob Shin'iri)
ボブ ニュービー
(Bob Newbie)
Korean 신 기해 밥 뉴비
Norwegian Bob Newbie
Polish Jan Nowak Robert Nowak Robert Nowak
Russian Боб II Новчикс Боб Новчикс
Spanish Roberto Novato Roberto Novato
Swedish Robert Nyby Robert Newbie Robert Newbie
Thai บ็อบ นิวบี้

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. This is easily changed with a dresser, but may require the use of custom skins, as Maxis did not provide a very good selection for fat Sims.
  2. In Asian locales of the game, Bob Newbie does not have any skills.

fr:Jojo Nouvot

no:Bob Newbie nl:Gijs Groentje pt-br:João Novato ru:Боб Новчикс