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Yoot Tower is the sequel to Sim Tower, a love-it or hate-it title that hit shelves a little over 3 years ago. I know what you're saying. You're saying, "Steve, what's up with the title? Why isn't it SimTower2 or SimTower3000? What gives?" Well, I'm glad you asked. This is a Sim game in everything but name. You see, Yoot Tower is published by Sega PC, and Sega doesn't own the rights to the Sim name. That's a Maxis property. So basically, this is a Sim game but it's just got a different name because it has a different publisher than SimCity, SimFarm, SimAnt, SimGym or SimSaladbar.
Gaming Entertainment Monthly
Gertrude Stein's famously worded putdown of Oakland was tailor-made for Yoot: there's no 'there' there. The gameplay is weak and the production values amateurish. To use an appropriate analogy, the Yooties have attempted to build the Sears Tower using the blueprints for an auto repair shop. Sit this one out.
Der häßliche kleine Bruder von Sim
ist wieder da – und niemand
rollt einen roten Teppich aus. Denn
gegenüber Sim Tower
hat sich erschreckend
wenig geändert, und die
Technik ist von museumsreifer
Schlichtheit. Bei aller Schlunzigkeit
macht es zwar Spaß, die Immobilie
stetig zu erweitern. Doch für Fans
solcher Aufbauschinken ist Sim City
der wesentlich bessere Kauf.
Yoot Tower--Yutaka "Yoot" Saito's sequel to Maxis' 1995 release SimTower--is a fairly absorbing simulation, but, ultimately, a day late and a dollar short.
There is so little change from SimTower, it is questionable why Yoot Tower was even released - especially considering that the original was rather disappointing to begin with. Had the graphics been improved and a scenario editor included, it might have been a decent game. The game is passable for a short while, but - like its predecessor - it quickly degenerates into an elevator-building contest. Die-hard SimTower fans may enjoy Yoot Tower, but only because it is the same game with a new name.
||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
|Sound / Music
||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
|Overall MobyScore (9 votes)