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SimEarth: The Living Planet

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
...
3.1
Amiga
77
3.1
Macintosh
...
4.1
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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 TurboGrafx CD Believe it or not, this is Middle East in 1992! Not very accurate, eh? I don't recall so many green areas :)
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES A submenu
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh Disaster strikes (color)
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Forests might be thriving, but industrial age cities overpower them!

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
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun SNES Apr, 1993 75 out of 100 75
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
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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