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SimEarth: The Living Planet

MobyRank MobyScore
Sharp X68000
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FM Towns
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Windows 3.x
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2.6
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Description

SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots.

The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.

Screenshots

SimEarth: The Living Planet DOS Choose The Planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet SEGA CD This screen shows you the amount of life on your planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES Lifeforms up close
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Prehistoric time. Lots of little creatures lurking in those waters...

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬地球" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "SimEarth: Der lebende Planet" -- German title
  • "Sim Earth" -- Alternate spelling
  • "シムアース" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Best. Manual. Ever. DOS Paul Varley (13)

The Press Says

PC Leisure DOS Nov, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide SNES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Super Play Magazine UK SNES Jun, 1993 34 out of 100 34
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

The PC version of SimEarth took approximately 23,500 hours to program.
Contributed to by PCGamer77 (3028), Rodney Lai (513), chirinea (33484), Xoleras (66247), Terok Nor (18323), Игги Друге (39983) and samsam12 (691)