Stay Alive! - Help your Sim meet basic needs to survive.
Discover Diverse Islands - Explore a variety of new environments; beaches, caves, lagoons, jungle, plains and volcanic mountains.
Craft Everything - Create a new life from scratch. Develop tools, build shelter, craft furniture, create clothing, and make art & entertainment.
Gather and Collect - Gather fish, trap animals, raise plants, collect shells, scavenge and decode treasure maps.
Flourish or Escape - Build a life comfort on the isalnd or find a way to escape back to civilization.
Special DS Features - Control everything with the stylus, Play music with the microphone and unique mini games, sucah as bug hunting, spear fishing and painting.