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A better sequel to a good game Windows Jeremy Petho (293)

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MacintoshAbout This Particular Macintosh (Feb, 1999)
All of the above aside, I liked Yoot Tower. I mean, where else can you be a building owner, hotel manager, and movie theatre owner all in one?
MacintoshmacHOME (1998)
Fans of and newcomers to sim games will enjoy this game. Perhaps, like me, a little too much.
MacintoshMac Game Gate (1998)
In short this is a quiet non-violent building simulation game. It would provide a good learning tool in resource management and Capitalism 101 for anyone who wishes their child might grow up to become a property baron. It you are into that sort of thing, this game is a must. It is well presented and well laid out, it runs on even the most basic of PowerMacs and it is never ending. An interesting, calm way to spend a snowy Saturday afternoon in January. Yoot's Tower is good game if not a great one.
MacintoshMacNN (Nov 16, 1998)
For Mac users, it's been a while since a solid simulation game has come along. Yoot Tower erases that trend as an addictive, challenging, and enjoyably complex title. Not only that, but thanks to Yoot Saito's personal dedication to the platform, you can be playing Yoot Tower more than a month before your PC counterparts will.
WindowsIGN (May 20, 1999)
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.
WindowsPC Joker (Jun, 1999)
Am interessantesten dürfte freilich das Plug-in-Konzept sein, welches es programmiertüchtigen Spielern ermöglicht, das Game nach eigenen Wünschen zu erweitern. Vielleicht kommen von den Fans so ja genau jene neuen Ideen, die den Entwicklern offenbar gefehlt haben?
WindowsGaming Entertainment Monthly (May 29, 1999)
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.
MacintoshMac Addict (Mar, 1999)
In sum, Yoot Tower is a terrific simulation that lets you control just how much you want to control in your universe. We highly recommend it to those who prefer games that reward you for actual play, not for scoring points, and to those who like creation and management rather than violence and destruction.
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Aug, 1999)
Der häßliche kleine Bruder von Sim City 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 3000 der wesentlich bessere Kauf.
WindowsGamePro (US) (Jan 01, 2000)
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.
WindowsPower Play (May, 1999)
Gegenüber dem Original ist die Aufzugsteuerung (und damit die strikt zu beachtende wechselhafte Laune der Bewohner und Besucher) etwas in den Hintergrund getreten, als reine Wi-Sim ist Yoot Tower, auch wegen der etwas hölzernen Bedienung, dann doch nicht sehr aufregend. Da sorgen auch die drei verschiedenen Szenarien — Waikiki Beach, Kegon Falls und Tokyo City (hier geht‘s nicht um Hotelbetrieb, sondern um Büros) — nicht für nachhaltige Abwechslung. Verglichen mit aktuellen Produkten wie SimCity3000 oder Railroad Tycoon 2 läßt sich die milde Wertung eigentlich nur mit einem Nostalgiebonus rechtfertigen. Da wundert es nicht, daß dieses Spiel im Hauptverbraucherland für Wirtschafts- und Aufbauspiele gar nicht offiziell erscheint und nur als Import zu haben ist. Verglichen mit dem Original, das zum Budgetpreis erhältlich ist, stimmt auch das (Import-)Preisverhältnis nicht ganz.
WindowsGameSpot (May 05, 1999)
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.