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SimEarth: The Living Planet

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
...
4.1
Sharp X68000
...
...
Amiga
77
3.1
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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 Macintosh It seems to me that the current task of discovering fire will be difficult with the current lifeforms (monochrome)
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD A Bronze Age city
SimEarth: The Living Planet DOS Information
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES A new species is born.

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

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
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 23, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
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.
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