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SimIsle: Missions in the Rainforest (DOS)

ESRB Rating
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Effectiveness How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.) 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.9

The Press Says

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Coming Soon Magazine
Since the first Sim City, I have always enjoyed Maxis games for their ability to develop highly addictive games. "Sleepless nights in Sim City" could be the book's title where I would describe the countless hours I spent on this game and especially on its sequel, Sim City 2000. Therefore, you will easily understand that I was very happy when the final version of Sim Isle arrived on my desk.
Joystick (French)
Un Sim un peu à part, très esthétique mais pas intuitif pour un sou.
PC Gamer
Challenging mix of economic and environmental concerns. Graphics and animation are dated; not enough action to keep the game engaging. If you're a fan of Maxis sims, this is worth adding to your collection.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
SIMISLE does have a lot to offer, though. There is plenty of flexibility in gameplay as you build and develop the islands to your taste. The addition of agents and the lure of islands to explore only adds more fun to the game. SIMISLE also does a remarkable job illustrating the consequences of your actions, showing the dangers of industrialism without preaching about environmental destruction. Those who appreciate engrossing strategy games, and those who hope to learn about the complex relationship between man and nature, would do well to pick up this game and get lost in the rainforest.
High Score
Det tar tid att lära sig Sim Isle. Men det är fantastiskt skojigt och lärorikt när man lärt sig sambanden. Dessutom finns ett inbyggt uppslagsverk om ekologi och djurarter. Den enda bristen är att spelet ger mycket oklar information om miljöpåverkan. Annars är Sim Isle ett spel jag rekommenderar till skolor och familjer med naturintresse.
PC Games (Germany)
SimIsle hätte zweifellos das Zeug zur bislang größten Sim-Herausforderung überhaupt, wenn es nicht so elend umständlich zu steuern wäre! Eine glänzende Spielidee mit frappierend aktuellem Hintergrund wurde hier durch gravierende Schnitzer im Design beinahe zunichte gemacht. Nur ausgesprochen hartnäckigen Öko-Tüftlern ist dieses Programm wirklich zu empfehlen, alle anderen sollten zu dem nach wie vor unschlagbaren SimCity 2000 greifen.
PC Joker
Einen ganz so simplen Einstieg wie etwa bei „Sim City“ darf man sich auf diesen Inseln also trotz der integrierten Online-Hilfe nicht erwarten und Erholungsurlaub schon gar nicht - aber wer bei einer Simulation ernsthafte Arbeit mit bester Unterhaltung gleichsetzt, wird von Sim Isle garantiert nicht enttäuscht sein!
Power Play
Ökologen und Freunde von anspruchsvollen Wirtschaftssimulationen im Sim-Stil werden von „Sim Isle“ begeistert sein. Alle anderen könnten vom Schwierigkeitsgrad und der nicht gerade herausragenden Präsentation abgeschreckt werden.
The cynic would say that SimIsle represents Maxis' effort to make up for creating a generation of developers, polluters and high-risers with their excellent and incredibly popular SimCity series of games. I say that after SimFarm, SimTower and SimAnt, they have simply run out of places to develop. Whatever the case, Maxis has come out with a new sim that manages to keep most of what was good about the other titles, and incorporate just enough change to create a new challenge for all of the SimAddicts out there.
PC Player (Germany)
Das Spiel ist nicht nur langweilig, sondern hat auch mit dem Konzept der anderen Sim-Titel wenig gemeinsam. Vielmehr kam ein ödes, austauschbares Allerwelts-Strategiespiel heraus - ganz schön unstimmig.