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SimCity: Enhanced CD-ROM

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Jos kone on riittävän järeä ja kuva suodatetaan nopean näyttökortin kautta, tarjoaa SC CD-ROM erittäin hyvää ajanvietettä. Vaikkei peliä sinänsä olekaan uudistettu, on se vieläkin melkein yhtä tuore kuin ensimmäistä kertaa ilmestyessään, ja ehdottomasti helpoin ja nautittavin kaupunkisimulaattori.
DOSJoystick (French)
Bref, voilà une version qui contentera éventuellement ceux qui connaissent pas encore Sim City, mais qui laissera les passionnés sur leur faim.
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
In SIMCITY CD, the smug bureaucrats are in your face altogether too much. The video clips interrupt the flow of the game and their repetitive nature takes a dynamic environment and makes it irritating. There were some audio clips that just wouldn't go away; they kept asking me to build more roads, for instance, but I was using the trains-only strategy to minimize pollution). The obvious solution is to use the options provided by the programmers and turn off the video. What's left at that point is – you guessed it, the original SIMCITY. A good product, tried and true, but not quite what was expected. Let's hope the next wave of multimedia entertainment finds a better use for Hollywood's skills.
MacintoshAll Game Guide
However, it's in the disasters where the movies really stand out. Shots of actual disasters are overlaid with the voice of the Sim News Anchorwoman reporting on the disaster. Occasionally, we get to see the Sims responding to the disaster, either by running away in terror or by rioting. This is not to say that the enhanced version is totally without flaws. Every time you click on a button, the voice of the city manager tells you what you have chosen and how much it costs. Startling at first, after a while, her voice becomes incredibly annoying.
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Diese CD-Version ist allenfalls für absolute Einsteiger interessant, die Wert auf Features wie die gesprochenen Hilfetexte legen; eine deutsch synchronisierte Version soll in Kürze folgen. Wer sich nicht von Video-Gimmicks blenden läßt, ist mit dem Nachfolgeprogramm SimCity 2000 besser bedient - da steckt spielerisch einfach mehr drin.
DOSPower Play
SimCity Enhanced hat eine nette Grafik, einen netten Sound und nette Videosequenzen, das war's. Aber wen lockt das schon hinter dem Ofen hervor, wenn er mit SimCity 2000 eine wirklich verbesserte Version haben kann. Da rettet auch die nette Star Trek-Demoversion auf der CD nichts mehr.
MacintoshEntertainment Weekly
This rendering, though, drops many lifelike aspects: You can no longer issue bonds, differentiate between industrial and residential tax rates, or provide such amenities as plumbing and schools. Perhaps most annoying, the graphics are less detailed and the map's scale can't be altered. Instead, you get videos of SimResidents going about their business and of public servants scolding you for tasks left undone. City limits, indeed.