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SimEarth: The Living Planet

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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4.1
DOS
88
2.9
FM Towns
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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 We Have Amphibians
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Choose your time period
SimEarth: The Living Planet SEGA CD This screen shows you the amount of life on your planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Title screen

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
Entertainment Weekly SNES Apr 02, 1993 A- 91
Power Play DOS Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
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
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

You can create a race of intelligent machines by "nuking" appropriately.
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