SimEarth: The Living Planet

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Sharp X68000
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5.0
PC-98
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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 The Life Start
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Prehistoric time. Lots of little creatures lurking in those waters...
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Title screen
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh Beginn of the evolution time scale (monochrome)

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)

Critic Reviews

The One DOS Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Entertainment Weekly SNES Apr 02, 1993 A- 91
Raze DOS Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Power Play DOS Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Macintosh Feb, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 75 out of 100 75
Play Time SNES Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
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.
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