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SimCity DS brings the classic series to the handheld consoles.

As the Mayor placed in charge of running their own city, players use the touchscreen to build up and run their town, providing commercial, residential and industrial zones, protection against crime and fire, entertainment areas and even airports, highways and railways for the SimCitizens to travel.

Players also have to contend with natural (and unnatural) disasters, the pressures of an ever-expanding city, and of course, public opinion, which can make a job very difficult if things get out of control.

New to this version is the inclusion of wireless communication with other Mayors via a Post Office. Players can send letters to each other, giving a short summary of the state of their city. When players send letters to each other, they earn special monuments for their cities. Additionally, when disaster strikes, the Mayor can take a more hands-on approach in directly rescuing their SimCitizens.


SimCity DS Nintendo DS Menu screen.
SimCity DS Nintendo DS Title screen.

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UOL Jogos Jun 26, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Jul 17, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot Jun 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70 Jul 02, 2007 68 out of 100 68 (UK) Jul 07, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Pocket Gamer UK Jun 25, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Computer Bild Spiele Aug 01, 2007 3.06 out of 6 59
Diehard GameFan Jun 25, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpy Aug 01, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50 Jul 24, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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Guy Chapman (2001) added SimCity DS (Nintendo DS) on Jun 26, 2007