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A complex game in which you can create your own ecosystems, animals or vegetables, then watch them eat, evolve, mate, or die.

Feel free to create funky animals! How about a giant snail that would have to eat several trees each day to survive - or a small kangaroo that would lay eggs and eat only bugs? You can even edit their DNA code, and make your animals mutate.


SimLife Macintosh Scenario selection
SimLife Macintosh The populating of the world with animals and plants is done with this menu, although it is also possible to place them on an individual basis manually
SimLife Windows 3.x Main menu
SimLife Macintosh The biology lab allows the editing of species

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Alternate Titles

  • "SimLife: The Genetic Playground" -- Tag-lined title
  • "SimLife: La Cour De Recreation Genetique" -- French tag-lined title
  • "SimLife: Der genetische Spielplatz" -- German tag-lined title

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User Reviews

One of the worst of many horrible sim-games. DOS Joakim Kihlman (275)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Sep, 1993 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Macintosh Nov, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Force Amiga Dec, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Macintosh Dec, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 79 out of 100 79
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1993 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1993 46 out of 100 46
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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Amiga version

This was the first Amiga game for which the AGA version (for A1200 and A4000 based systems) was released before the standard version. As the VGA PC graphics could be ported directly across to the 256-colour AGA mode, this made the conversion easier. Several Mindscape titles around the time also offered AGA enhancements.


  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Manual in 1992

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