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SimTower: The Vertical Empire (Macintosh)

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Description

Maxis takes their Sim-building line vertical with SimTower, an original concept from Japan (where vertical living is much more commonplace than in many parts of the world).

Your goal is to build a skyscraper that is both tall, aethestically pleasing, popular, and, most importantly, economically profitable. To be successful, your building cannot just be levels upon levels of officespace, or just an apartment sky-rise, but a multi-functional haven for humanity featuring everything from penthouses to theatres, restaurants to shopping malls. The centerpiece of your tower design is your elevators and proper managment is the key.

You can watch your Sims enter and leave your grand tower, getting impatient waiting for elevators, or having a hectic work day at the office. You can even train in on one or two, to server as a metering stick for their compatriots, or just to peek into the average workday of the little people living in your building. Or watch the security and resuce crews race as distasters like bomb threats and fires rampage through your well-crafted skyscraper.

Screenshots

SimTower: The Vertical Empire Macintosh I added two floors of condos and an elevator.
SimTower: The Vertical Empire Macintosh Opening scene
SimTower: The Vertical Empire Macintosh Starting a new tower.
SimTower: The Vertical Empire Macintosh A fast food restaurant, lobby, and two floors of offices with stairs.

Alternate Titles

  • "The Tower" -- Japanese title
  • "Sim Tower: Das vertikale Imperium" -- German title
  • "ザ・タワー" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1995 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Mar, 1995 4 out of 5 80

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Trivia

This game was designed by Openbook Ltd in Japan and was originally called "Tower". Maxis has distribution rights for this game worldwide except Japan.

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Iggi (4455) added SimTower: The Vertical Empire (Macintosh) on Sep 29, 2007
Other platforms contributed by M4R14N0 (1284) and Olivier Masse (421)