The Sims FreePlay coming to Android this month

Released last December on iPhone and iPad, EA's the Sims FreePlay will soon also be available for Android gamers. As reported by Gamezebo, EA hopes to make the game available on the Android Market before the end of February.

For those unfamiliar with the game, it combines some of the "freemium" elements from the Sims Social on Facebook with the in-depth life simulation features of the popular download titles. These free-to-play elements include an experience point system which ensures that some items in the store remain locked until you've leveled up to purchase them, and the "waiting game" mechanic, that forces you to either pay premium currency to continue playing, or wait a few minutes or even hours for your Sim to complete an action before you can continue on for free.

The Sims FreePlay on Android will apparently retain everything from the iOS version (which is a good thing), as no mention was made to the contrary. Make sure to keep an eye on the Android Market throughout the month for your chance to "Play with Life" for free on your Android device.

Have you tried the Sims FreePlay on iOS? Are you excited to play a new Sims game on your Android phone or tablet? Sound off in the comments.

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