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SimEarth: The Living Planet

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
77
3.1
Windows 3.x
...
2.6
DOS
...
2.9
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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 SEGA CD Rocks, rocks as far as you can see
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Globe view
SimEarth: The Living Planet SEGA CD Title screen
SimEarth: The Living Planet FM Towns 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
Power Play Macintosh Feb, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 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 Amiga version of the game was released in the Maxis Classic reissue box, even though it was a full price title, due to being released nearly 2 years after the PC version. Sim Ant was the same.
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