How To Start With The Sims 4 Not So Berry Challenge?

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What is the “Not So Berry Challenge” in Sims 4?

The Sims 4 Not So Berry challenge has been around for more than 5 years now. We’ve seen so many popular simmers start out with this challenge and have tons of fun with it. And I admit – the Not So Berry challenge is one of the most fun experiences you can have in Sims 4! But what exactly is the Not So Berry challenge? What is it all about?

The Sims 4 Not So Berry challenge is a challenge that focuses on generations and colors. The idea is to play 10 generations of Sims with each generation focusing on one color. You can use cheats for money or real estate, but you should complete your Sims’ aspirations and level up their skills too.

The Not So Berry challenge is all about making fun of “Berry Sims”. If you have no idea what a Berry Sim is, it’s essentially a Sim with bright colored skin, hair, eyes, and clothes. Here we’re talking about pink-colored Sim, for example, with light green hair, and a super light blue dress.

The creator of the Not So Berry challenge, lilsimsie, has told us that the point here is to play the game with bright colors and items that you wouldn’t use otherwise. The whole thing has a beautiful consistency and you can read all about it on lilsimsie’s blog page.

Now if you’re interested in starting with the Not So Berry challenge, let’s check out the main rules you need to follow.

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The Sims 4 Not So Berry Challenge – The Rules

Gameplay screenshot of the sims 4 not so berry challenge

Even though lilsimsie has done a great job of explaining the general rules of this challenge, I’ll do my best to clarify some of the points here.

So, here are the main rules you need to follow when playing the Not So Berry challenge:

  1. Each generation of Sims must correspond with the color of that generation. For example, the third generation in this challenge is yellow, so your Sim must be somehow in yellow. This can be her clothes, hair, or whatever.
  2. The color of the spouses doesn’t matter. Your Sim’s spouse can be anyone and anything.
  3. You can use cheats. The most acceptable cheats in this challenge are the money cheats and the free real estate cheats.
  4. You can live in any house as long as it fits with the generation’s color. This can be any house or apartment in the game, but make sure it’s colorful.
  5. You must complete your Sim’s career and aspiration. Some generations allow you to skip this.
  6. The lifespan should be on normal.
  7. Make sure to use the #notsoberry hashtag to share your progress with all of us.

And that’s the Sims 4 Not So Berry challenge in a nutshell. Now let’s see how each generation should be played.

The Sims 4 Not So Berry Challenge – The Generations

Here’s a table to help you navigate through the different generations of this challenge.

GenerationColorGoal
1MintComplete the Scientist career and the Chief of Mischief aspiration.
2RoseComplete the Politician career and the Serial Romantic aspiration.
3YellowComplete the Astronaut career and the Chief of Mischief aspiration.
4GreyComplete the Athlete and the Bodybuilder aspiration.
5PlumComplete the Fast Food, Doctor, and Entertainer and the Renaissance Sim aspiration.
6OrangeComplete the  Criminal career and the Public Enemy aspiration.
7PinkComplete the Business and the Best Selling Author aspiration.
8PeachComplete the Detective career and the Joke Star aspiration.
9GreenComplete the Tech Guru career and the Computer Whiz aspiration.
10BlueComplete the Critic career and the Super Parent aspiration.

Keep in mind that each generation has its own specific rules. You can read this on lilsimsie’s blog post (the link above).

Spouses

Your spouses are free to look however they want! They don’t need to actually fit your color theme. However, there might be some rules that state otherwise!

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Cheating

Due to the nature of the challenge, you are allowed to use some cheats here and there. But, you should only do so to satisfy some weird rules. For example, to complete the Orange generation, you need to have only two children. And those children need to be twins. Obviously, you can’t do that. Unless you are very lucky or are using cheats.

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According to the rules, you have to set your Sims’ lifespan on normal. By doing so you won’t receive any significant advantage over other participants. Because sims that live longer can achieve more, obviously.

Where can I find the whole set of rules for the challenge?

First of all, we have to say a big thank you to the creators of this challenge, lilsimsie, and alwaysimming! You can find the whole set of rules on lilsimsie’s tumblr blog.

We wish you good luck with this challenge everyone!

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