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SimCity (PC-98)

SimCity PC-98 Configuration screen

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box – SNES (US):

    A sophisticated city simulator where the future depends on your decisions!

    Start with a fledgling town (you name it yourself) and build it into a metropolis. Or, take on the challenge of rescuing a city overwhelmed with problems. Either way, taxes, zoning, crime, transportation, education, fire control, and other critical issues are in your hands. Time is passing, and every decision you make has a future consequence. Your assistant, Dr. Wright, can help you make the right decisions. Just ask!

    Surprise catastrophies also threaten your growing city—fire, earthquakes, airplane crashes, even a giant Koopa who has a nose for industrial pollution!

    Will you build the ideal city? Or will disgruntled citizens leave you with a ghost town?

    Battery inside game allows you to start where you left off.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5067) on Aug 01, 2008.

www.nintendo.com - Wii:

    Laying the foundation for fun

    Shake hands, kiss babies and don't let monsters destroy your city!

    So you want to be Mayor? Well, here’s your opportunity! Begin with empty land, start a town, name it after yourself, and build it into a city. Then see if you can sustain enough growth to build your city into a megalopolis! As Mayor, you have the tools to overcome any challenge. Whether it's taxes, zoning, crime, transportation, fire control, pollution, natural disasters, or other critical issues, the duties as Mayor are yours. For a change of pace, try saving a city burdened with problems by playing one of the eight built-in scenarios. Time is passing and every decision you make has future consequences—so get to work!

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53418) on Feb 07, 2007.

Game Manual:
    Enter SimCity and take control. Be the undisputed ruler of a sophisticated real-time City Simulation. Become the master of existing cities such as San Francisco, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro or create your own dream city (or dream slum) from the ground up.

    Whether you take over an existing city or build your own, you are the Mayor and City Planner with complete authority.

    Your city is populated by Sims - Simulated Citizens. Like their human counterparts, they build houses, condos, churches, stores and factories. And, also like humans, they complain about things like taxes, mayors, taxes, city planners and taxes. If they get too unhappy they move out; you collect fewer taxes, the city deteriorates.

    Contributed by James Walter (242) on Dec 14, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Design and Build the City of Your Dreams

    Fight crime, unemployment and pollution. Control budgets, transit and population. Create industry, shopping centers, parks, stadiums, seaports and airports.

    Pre-built cities include: Tokyo, San Francisco, Bern, Hamburg, Rio De Janeiro, Detroit and Boston.

    Confront diasters -- floods, earthquakes, fires, tornados, meltdowns and monsters.

    Real-time graphics and demographic mapping keep you constantly informed.

    SimCity includes maps of famous cities on disk, open to your design.

    It's up to you to save the population, or engineer it's destruction.

    SimCity is Alive! SimCity is a model that works, but no toy train set ever looked this good! Lay roads and traffic moves. Supply electricity and smokestacks churns.

    A SYSTEM SIMULATION FROM MAXIS

    Contributed by Brian Hirt (10020) on Feb 10, 2000.