057567_5jpgGameloft's latest title, New York Nights: Success in the City [App Store] popped up for sale this evening. As a social simulation game, you play the role of your customized character, fresh off a plane in Manhattan with little more than the clothes you're wearing and an entire city in front of you.

New York is split in to six areas: 5th Avenue, Greenwich, Wall Street, Times Square, Chinatown and Central Park. Each section of the city has its own set of NPC's to talk to and different businesses to explore as you make your way to the top of the nightlife scene.

The game starts with a fairly detailed tutorial in which you meet your brother at your new apartment, make friends with someone on the street (who oddly enough quickly becomes your new roommate), work your first job as a dancer at the nearby Club Awesome. New York Nights: Success in the City plays similar to The Sims, only instead of focusing around your house, emphasis is placed on people, activities, and relationships. A focus that I'm enjoying as the decorating/building aspect of The Sims never interested me that much.

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The graphics are colorful, the adventures I've had so far have been fairly amusing, and the game as a whole seems to have a good sense of humor. Originally existing on mobile phones, New York Nights: Success in the City is a decent port. The touchscreen interface works well, although it would be nice if there were confirmations on conversation choices since there is nothing you can do but face the consequences of talking about "Car accidents" instead of "Club chicks".

3574034073_ed7ac972cc_oAs you work your way through the game, you balance a wide variety of stats. For instance, throughout the day you get tired, increasing "Sleep". Drinking coffee to stay up later decreases your "Sleep", but in turn increases your "Crazy" and "Bathroom" statistics.

New York Nights: Success in the City was well recieved in its original mobile phone release, and having enjoyed what I've seen so far in the game, I expect the iPhone port to see the same praise.

App Store Link: New York Nights: Succes in the City, $3.99

  • SalsaMD

    Intriguing, but I think I'll weight for The Sims 3 to weight in first...

    • SalsaMD

      ...I think I'll WAIT for The Sims 3 to WEIGH in first…

    • ines

      faites le rire avec des blagues, puis faites plusieurs bises puis 1 smack

  • SalsaMD

    Intriguing, but I think I'll weight for The Sims 3 to weight in first...

    • SalsaMD

      ...I think I'll WAIT for The Sims 3 to WEIGH in first…

    • ines

      faites le rire avec des blagues, puis faites plusieurs bises puis 1 smack

  • Kita

    I'm guessing this is priced at 4 bucks (vs the typical 6-10 for gameloft games) because of the upcoming sims 3 game :) This is an automatic buy for me!!

  • Kita

    I'm guessing this is priced at 4 bucks (vs the typical 6-10 for gameloft games) because of the upcoming sims 3 game :) This is an automatic buy for me!!

  • imadqamar

    @SalsaMD

    Agreed. But do keep in mind that Sims 3 will probably be priced 3x the price (and possibly more) of NY Nights. That's where "bang for the buck" will come in :)

    I'll buy NY Nights for what it is (the review is good too)... AND will buy Sims 3 too (then again, IF the review is good)

  • imadqamar

    @SalsaMD

    Agreed. But do keep in mind that Sims 3 will probably be priced 3x the price (and possibly more) of NY Nights. That's where "bang for the buck" will come in :)

    I'll buy NY Nights for what it is (the review is good too)... AND will buy Sims 3 too (then again, IF the review is good)

  • Adam B

    Looks cute. The little guys in suits remind me of the old J.J. and Jeff game for the TurboGrafx-16...obscure game reference!

  • Adam B

    Looks cute. The little guys in suits remind me of the old J.J. and Jeff game for the TurboGrafx-16...obscure game reference!

  • Tunawrap

    Congratulations! You got to third base!

  • Tunawrap

    Congratulations! You got to third base!

  • sticktron

    Sweet. I played a couple of these *Nights games on my cell, and they are fun games, similar to the Sims but with a more social focus, as stated in the review. Good timing get this out before everyone wastes their last precious iDollars on Sims 3.

  • sticktron

    Sweet. I played a couple of these *Nights games on my cell, and they are fun games, similar to the Sims but with a more social focus, as stated in the review. Good timing get this out before everyone wastes their last precious iDollars on Sims 3.

  • Petrus

    FYI misspelled link title for itunes. (Success vs Succes)

  • Petrus

    FYI misspelled link title for itunes. (Success vs Succes)

  • http://www.nakedcowboy.com Todd

    Can you tell me if The Naked Cowboy from Times Square is in the game?

    • cookiekixx

      hi, yes naked cowboy is in there

      • http://www.nakedcowboy.com Todd

        That's cool. What does he do?

  • http://www.nakedcowboy.com Todd

    Can you tell me if The Naked Cowboy from Times Square is in the game?

    • cookiekixx

      hi, yes naked cowboy is in there

      • http://www.nakedcowboy.com Todd

        That's cool. What does he do?

  • bridjet

    I'm not affirmative it's the naked cowboy. There is a guy singing in Times square, but it could be one of those guys singing on the street.
    He doesn't really do anything, just sings...

  • bridjet

    I'm not affirmative it's the naked cowboy. There is a guy singing in Times square, but it could be one of those guys singing on the street.
    He doesn't really do anything, just sings...

  • Jessica

    I am stuck on one part of the game where you have to help someone it's the guy on wallstreet trying to get his girlfriend off the phone and I am not getting an option to talk to him what am I doing wrong?

    • Kes

      The guy she's talking on the phone with is in Central park. (standing behind the park bench)
      As soon as he promises you, to not talk to her again, you get the couple on Wall Street together.

  • Jessica

    I am stuck on one part of the game where you have to help someone it's the guy on wallstreet trying to get his girlfriend off the phone and I am not getting an option to talk to him what am I doing wrong?

    • Kes

      The guy she's talking on the phone with is in Central park. (standing behind the park bench)
      As soon as he promises you, to not talk to her again, you get the couple on Wall Street together.

  • holly

    i am stuck on the part where you are in the movie stars apartment and it says to kiss him and i have several times and gotten nowhere. help!:(

  • holly

    i am stuck on the part where you are in the movie stars apartment and it says to kiss him and i have several times and gotten nowhere. help!:(

  • Alexis

    Where is the christmas caroler I can't fins him anywhere.

    • Kes

      As soon as there's the guy collecting money, beside the guy who is looking for the christmas caroler, you found him.
      I made a donation and then asked for a christmas song and as soon as he starts to sing, the challenge is solved.

  • Alexis

    Where is the christmas caroler I can't fins him anywhere.

    • Kes

      As soon as there's the guy collecting money, beside the guy who is looking for the christmas caroler, you found him.
      I made a donation and then asked for a christmas song and as soon as he starts to sing, the challenge is solved.

  • Alexis

    How do you make ben happy I keep kissing him and nothing happens.

    • Kes

      I'm stuck at the same thing.
      Did you find a solution yet?

    • ashley

      did you figure out how to make ben happy???
      anyone??

      • Radek

        Offer him to go steady.

  • Alexis

    How do you make ben happy I keep kissing him and nothing happens.

    • Kes

      I'm stuck at the same thing.
      Did you find a solution yet?

    • ashley

      did you figure out how to make ben happy???
      anyone??

      • Radek

        Offer him to go steady.

  • Hailey

    I'm stuck on the Ben part too. Uggghhhhhh

  • Hailey

    I'm stuck on the Ben part too. Uggghhhhhh

  • Ash

    I'm on the ben part too :( I went steady and kissed him but it won't saying the mission is complete.

  • Ash

    I'm on the ben part too :( I went steady and kissed him but it won't saying the mission is complete.

  • Shana

    Yeah! The Ben thing has been driving me crazy, it says to make out with him and I did so many times but nothing has happened and the mission isnt complete yet! I can't do anything else until I get past that... Please help!

    • http://twitter.com/ohn0stalgia Kelsey ❀

      Unfortunately someone from Gameloft confirmed that it is a glitch and apparently they're never going to fix it with an app update. If you start the game over with a guy character then you should have no problem completing the game. Of course I myself don't want to play as a dude since I'm a girl and so the game has just been a let-down for me because of the stupid Ben thing. Now I just play SIms 3 World Adventures (it's cheaper than the regular Sims 3 iPhone game, and, consequently, is not as good, but hey, I'm having fun anyhow). Guess when I'm tired of the whole Sim thing I'll just have to settle for other Gameloft games (hopefully I won't encounter anymore glitches!).

  • Shana

    Yeah! The Ben thing has been driving me crazy, it says to make out with him and I did so many times but nothing has happened and the mission isnt complete yet! I can't do anything else until I get past that... Please help!

  • Jenna robert

    I have completed new York nights and it was amazing.
    Anyone know any good games similar new york nights of you do please tell

  • Jenna robert

    I have completed new York nights and it was amazing.
    Anyone know any good games similar new york nights of you do please tell

  • player

    pat is in the club sitting near bar

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominique.dubey Dominique Amora Rose Dubey

    hi, i just started playing this game and already got stuck and discovered there are no walkthroughs. so does anyone know where the "notes" at "wall street" are? ive found one    on the mail box and the other in the gardens but the third one is no where to be found! please help!! thanks :D

    • Sfsdf

      I think it is near the bear

  • J_08

    i use a samsung champ after a short period it sayz u have completed nyn2 feel free to explore and make fwendz dats just afta i choose between scarlet and jenny is dat da end of da game?

  • http://twitter.com/ohn0stalgia Kelsey ❀

    I love this game. Erm, loved it anyway. Past tense. Not only is the Ben thing really frustrating and upsetting, but I think the areas they give you in New York need to be a bit bigger with more places to go and things to do. Times Square is pretty decent-sized, and it's the only one of its kind, besides maybe Chinatown. Conversational topics are scarce; there needs to be at least ten more discussion choices, unlocking them along the way as you advance in a relationship with somebody. That would've made it a bit more fun and satisfying. Also, I noticed that the responses from just about everybody were the exact same. It made me feel like the creators didn't care if they made it seem like everyone in the whole damn city was the same. A little more depth would've been nice. I know it's a lot to ask from a phone game, but I know it's possible. Anyways, I just have one question for you all: On the loading screen sometimes it tells me that I can work as a waiter, dancer, trader, and usher. I've worked as all those things except for the first one. Anyone know where I can find this job as a waiter? I've been to all the restaurants in the whole game! Thanks in advance.