This game is a standing stone to all god type games with only Populous braking from the mould. And although this game is now weak in graphics and options that you find in modern day version of SimCity I would still rank this as one of the greatest designed games ever produced. Itís spawned millions of different types of games. This game I would give 8 out of 10 only failing in the graphical department and itís mangled amass of options without resorting to a more fanciful interface of modern version.
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My only gripe with these games is the introduction of disasters, as you can implement these when you see fit, rather than making a random problem much like Populous when your opponent fires you with an earthquake. This is all too simple in once you have achieved your utopia you then implement a monster to destroy it? But why? Why kill your beautiful society for the sake of a few dinosaurs?
And I think this is where the game does end as no matter how complex and ingenious this game is I still think your picking your nails waiting for things to happen. The truth is the new deluxe version is no different in
The sound is as basic as one would expect from a simulator game. Bleep and chirps and the odd annoying siren.
Graphics are again nothing special and although one cannot expect a great game it didn't pass the graphical ingenuity found in games like populous and later power monger. Its top view style was basic and did the job, it just lacks that certain spark a better interface would have.
Game-play is where this game hits the chords the obsession in keeping your city free from crime and the tumultuous amount of graphs for a game of this time is exceptional and yes you do get satisfaction for creating your beautiful city. This game with a few others could be regarded as one of the greatest ideas of all time. And in a fair review would probably enter everyoneís top 50 for pure design alone. This game is class stuff and apart from its dated ideas I can only advice that you should download it today. Fabulous game and a worthy beginner to a colossal franchise.
Excellent and a worthy download!