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Print advertisement - PC Player 07/2000:


    Haben Sie jemals daran gedacht, wie traumhaft schön Berlin mit einem Strand mitten in der Stadt sein könnte? Oder wie unvergleichlich Frankfurt mit dem Eiffelturm und dem Empire State Building wäre? Mit SimCity 3000 Deutschland können Sie jetzt erstmals die deutsche Stadt Ihrer Träume bauen! Oder die ideale Stadt erschaffen – mit perfekter Infrastruktur, vielen Grünflächen und ohne Kriminalität. Warum fangen Sie nicht gleich heute damit an?

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (195871) on Oct 08, 2010. - Linux product page:
    The citizens of the megalopolis are unhappy with Hizzoner. Crime is out of control. Traffic is clogging the city's main arteries. Pollution is soaring. And to top it all, the pro sports team is threatening to move to the next city unless they get that new stadium...but you can step in as the mayor and commissioner of this fine city and save the day with your planning and building skills!

    The famous SimCity series from Maxis is now on its way to Linux at last! Now you can get down and dirty with zoning, energy consumption, crime control, and taxation, all in the hopes of keeping those finicky Sims happy in your metropolis -- or suffer their wrath at the ballot box. SimCity 3000 Unlimited is the latest installment in this classic series, and now you can play it on Linux and you can play it in 9 different languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish)!

    Contributed by Sciere (505957) on Jan 03, 2005.

Press Release:


    Definitive Edition of 1999's Top Selling PC Game Features New Disasters, Building Sets, Scenarios and much more

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 18, 2000 - Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) today announced the release of SimCity 3000 Unlimited, the definitive version of 1999's best-selling game, SimCity 3000. The new title, available for PCs, features all the great gameplay of the original game plus several new features including two completely new building sets, thirteen challenging scenarios, a scenario creator, new disasters, customizable terrain, seasonal city events and a new tool for users to create their own buildings.

    "SimCity 3000 Unlimited is the ultimate SimCity experience," according to Christine McGavran, the lead producer for Electronic Arts' line of city-building games. "We've taken the most requested features from SimCity 3000 fans and added a bunch of our own to create this definitive edition."

    One of the most visually stunning features of SimCity 3000 Unlimited is the addition of two entirely new sets of buildings: Asian and European. Hundreds of new buildings, from the red-tiled roofs and windmills of a Dutch farming village to the glass skyscrapers and pagodas of Tokyo, combined with the original game's North American building set give players a worldwide selection of options as they create their ideal cities.

    While SimCity 3000 is famous for its open-ended, no winning or losing gameplay style, there are many players, especially casual gamers, who enjoy the challenge of reaching a specific goal. For those players, SimCity 3000 Unlimited comes packed with over a dozen scenarios. Virtual mayors can fight crime and corruption in Moscow, reunite East and West Berlin and rebuild a city after an ecological disaster. Players can even create their own scenarios with the new SimCity Scenario Creator and trade these over the Internet.

    Top on the list of fan requests were more disasters to torment their resident Sims with, so SimCity 3000 Unlimited delivers four new disasters in addition to all of the hair-raising calamities from the original. Whirlpools sink ships pulling into harbors. Flaming pieces of space junk fall from the sky. Green toxic clouds deliver building-dissolving acid rain on areas of heavy pollution. And plagues of locust descend upon farmlands.

    Other new features include the new Building Architect Plus tool that allows players to model their own homes or imaginary buildings and see them in their games. Players now have the freedom to create the perfect setting for their cities with terrain they can edit. And in SimCity 3000 Unlimited, cities can experience holidays and seasonal events such as a winter ice skating rink, fireworks stands for the Fourth of July, a parade for New Years or Thanksgiving, a haunted house with trick-or-treaters and flowers in the spring.

    SimCity 3000 Unlimited is available in stores now for a suggested retail price of US$39.95. The title may be ordered directly from the EA Store at or by calling 800-245-4525. Current owners of SimCity 3000 who purchase SimCity 3000 Unlimited between now and June 24, 2000 at participating software retailers will be eligible for a $10 rebate by mail on their SimCity 3000 Unlimited purchase. Details regarding this rebate offer are explained in the certificate found on the front of the SimCity 3000 Unlimited box. More information on SimCity 3000 Unlimited can be found on the Web at

    Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts (EA) posted revenues of more than $1.4 billion for fiscal 2000. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS , EA GAMES and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

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    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 02, 2004.

Inside Flaps:
    Landmarks Add Character
    Decorate your city with over 95 landmarks -- from the Statue of Liberty to Japan's Himeji Castle.

    Space Junk Comes Flaming Down
    Disasters about in this industrial wasteland -- especially when you unleash them! Release 9 disasters including massive whirlpools, stifling toxic clouds, catastrophic space junk, and ravenous locusts.

    Customize Your Terrain
    Snow covered valleys, sprawling deserts, redwood forests. You have the freedom to create the perfect setting for your city with terrain you can edit.

    Hundreds of New Buildings
    Get global with hundreds of new buildings from all over the world -- including North America, Europe, and Asia.

    Create Buildings From Scratch
    Construct your own structures with the Building Architect Plus tool and share them with other SimCity users.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9555) on Dec 09, 2001.

Back of Box:
    The Ultimate Power Trip

    Create and control your urban empire with more power than ever before. With SimCity 3000 Unlimited, you get all the great features of the original SimCity 3000 plus much more. Expand your SimCities with two new building sets from Asia and Europe. Take on 13 challenging scenarios or create your own. Unleash four new disasters including an unforgiving whirlpool and plummeting space junk. This is truly SimCity without limits!

    • Re-create cities from around the globe with hundreds of new buildings.
    • Reunify East and West Berlin in one of 13 scenarios.
    • Spruce up your city with over 95 world landmarks.
    • Protect your citizens from four new disasters.
    • Select hundreds of buildings from SimCity 3000 and all-new Asian and European buildings.
    • Create unique masterpieces for your metropolis with the Building Architect Plus tool.
    • Inflict 9 disasters-including toxic clouds, plague of locusts, space junk, and a whirlpool.
    • Play 13 challenging scenarios or make your own with the SimCity Scenario Creator.

    "More addictive than ever."
    Time Magazine

    "A satisfaction unusual in computer gaming."
    Computer Gaming World

    Contributed by JPaterson (9555) on Dec 09, 2001.

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    SimCity 3000 Unlimited, features all the great gameplay of the original plus several new features including two completely new building sets, 13 challenging scenarios, a scenario creator, new disasters, customizable terrain, seasonal city events and a tool for users to create their own buildings. You can get 5 buildings exclusively from EBWorld!

    Contributed by Matthew Bailey (1280) on Jun 17, 2000.