SimCity (Wii)

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The presentation, catchy score and exclusive elements to the Virtual Console of SimCity make this a worthwhile purchase. Sure, the SNES port shows its age graphically and the controls can get tedious, but these are minor flaws. This game has held up very well over the years and the experience is as fresh as it was back in the day. It is definitely worth checking out if you want a solid single-player simulation game that will keep you busy for hours.
Nintendo Life
Potentially, SimCity offers months and months of gameplay and as a result represents one of the best value Virtual Console downloads available. If you're after something that offers long-term challenge and wil tax your brain, then you really should download this as soon as possible.
Gaming Target
As the first game of a highly successful franchise, SimCity is the easiest to pick up and play. You don’t have to worry about building an incredible life-like mass transit system (with the exception of the railroad) nor worry about supplying buildings with water. Nor do you have to worry about building a complicated system of multiple cities like SimCity 4. Is the game worth 500 points? It depends. If you enjoy simulation games and feel nostalgic or want to know what spawned the endless amounts of sim games, then yes. Otherwise, save your points.
SimCity stands as the sole representative of the simulation genre in the Wii's playable catalog, at least for a while. Fans of a more laid-back and casual play experience, as well as gamers who might have discovered The Sims but never its predecessors, should consider giving Will Wright's first blockbuster a try.
60 (UK)
Whether you need an old version of Sim City in your life, though, is a moot point. As such, it's not the most obvious title to download from the Virtual Console service.
Dieser Machtbesoffenheit durfte man sich spätestens Anfang der neunziger Jahre auf nahezu jeder Plattform hingeben. Die SNES Version hatte mit zwei zusätzlichen Szenarien, leicht veränderter Optik und dem oberschlauen Berater „Dr. Wright“ (in Anlehnung an Will Wright) durchaus einige Argumente auf ihrer Seite, ein Must-Have ist es der niedliche Städte-Sandkasten aber nicht. Sucht Ihr allerdings eine Abwechslung von den geradlinigen, aufgeregten Action-Knallereien, die die Virtual Console derzeit noch dominieren, seid Ihr hier genau richtig.