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SimCity 4 (Macintosh)

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76
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4.0
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Description

The most noticeable change in the fourth main game in the series comes through the new graphics, now in full 3D. The basic goal remains the same: build the ultimate city. You do this by balancing funding of community services with taxes, transit fares, and other forms of income.

But now you have more options. The new god mode tools allow you to sculpt a realistic terrain in seconds. And now disasters won't happen in random locations, you choose where to unleash them. There are all new buildings, and the gameplay is a bit more challenging this time: you have to actually start small, the way a real city is developed, or you'll run out of money. You can also import people from The Sims and insert them into your city, and have them give you feedback.

Your advisors are improved. They too are in full 3D, and they won't annoy you as much. They will provide you with helpful advice, and you can listen to them or annoy them to the point that they all turn into llamas. Literally.

SimCity 4 also lets you control your neighboring cities. Low demand for industry? Go next door and build some houses. Then connect the two cities with roads, and soon residents of your neighbor will want jobs. The game stays true to its predecessors, while adding new features and improvements.

Screenshots

There are no Macintosh screenshots for this game.

There are 27 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "模拟城市4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "SC4" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Mac Gamer Jul 18, 2003 95 out of 100 95
JeuxMac.com Jul, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Jul 29, 2003 7.25 out of 10 72
Macworld Nov 01, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
AppleLinks.Com Aug 13, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

When loading a city, one of the random things the loader says is "Pixelizing Nude Patch." This is a reference to nude patches for The Sims, some which even make the nudity more realistic.

Related Web Sites

  • NZMac Review (A (largely) unscored review of the Macintosh version of the game by NZMac, a New Zealand Apple site (Nov. 03, 2003).)
  • Simtropolis (Large fansite with a lot of information and downloads.)
  • Urban Planning For Fun and Simoleons (An Apple Games article (archived on the author's webpage) about the Macintosh version of SimCity 4, with commentary being provided by Producer Sean Decker (July, 2003).)
Corn Popper (69521) added SimCity 4 (Macintosh) on Apr 13, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Zack Green (1015)