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SNES Sim City – The Original – Greatest Super Nintendo Video Games Ever Made
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If you’ve never played Sim City, then you’re pretty much missing out big time. The original game on the Super Nintendo was amazing fun. If you’ve only played the game on a computer, you might be wondering whether or not it was annoying to have to play the game with a controller. After all, this is one of those games that works great with a mouse. Well, they actually designed the game really well – you barely notice the difference between playing with a controller vs. a mouse. Good job, Nintendo!
The music in this game was so memorable. I'm just putting that out there.
I never rented this game because it sounded stupid. Sim City? My mom always told me to try it because it sounded interesting. I never did until a few years into my SNES experience, and boy did I instantly fall in love with this game. It was so cool being able to build and control your own city. The game was seriously detailed, too. You could send all kinds of tragedies at your city, such as floods, fires, nuclear melt downs, and a Bowser attack. The taxes, polls, and information was very plentiful. You really felt like a mayor stacked with paperwork making crucial decisions.
Realism? Who Needs That?
Speaking of nuclear melt downs, how come the nuclear power plant only costs 5,000 bucks? Would you trust a Nuclear power plant that costs that much? Hmm, and building one in 1900 (the start date for most games in Sim city) feels weird. Logic? Who needs it in Nintendo games! In case you didn’t know, nuclear power didn’t come around en masse until the 1950s. Heck, electricity had barely been invented around 1900.
Anyhoo, Sim City is a pretty long game and it’s very difficult to “beat” if you play by the rules. Technically, you never beat the game. You just keep building and building forever. Has anyone ever tried running the game into infinity to see what happens? I’m curious. I know I could try this with an emulator - but my city might fall apart. Does the game ever just stop when you reach a certain year? Weird. The game technically ends for you when you build a Mario statue, and this happens after your city reaches the megalopolis level. That means having 500,000 simulated citizens. You can feel like you beat the game when you achieve that, but you can try new stuff for a long time in this game.
Time Lapse Video of a Guy Building the Megalopolis in SNES Sim City - The Music Is Kind of Annoying... Sorry.
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It Wasn't a Cakewalk
Normally, the game is tough as nails to get through. Crime, pollution, and traffic cause your citizens to want to leave. I think I made it to capitol and probably metropolis a few times, but metropolis is only 100,000 sims! Going to that higher level of 500k is just so darn hard. Luckily, you can cheat.
People seriously will start to run away from your city en masse at some points. Traffic is one of the biggest problems and the pollution it creates. It's easy to see your city drop from 100,000 sims down to like 40,000. Oh, and try to raise taxes on them! They love that, too. So many problems! That's why it's fun, though.
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Cheating! Yeah... It Was Easy. Who Knew?
I never knew about the simple way to cheat. I mean, I knew you could build parks and stuff near pollution and that would help. I have no idea how the logic behind that one works. Someone was out to lunch. Crime can be taken care of – just throw a police station every 5 feet. Hah. Traffic is the real problem. This can be dealt with too, though – through cheating. What you do is to never connect your roads, and don’t build very much of them. You can just put 1 square of road and 1 square of rail next to all your buildings. That’s all they need. No connections are required. You’ll beat the game really easily doing that, since it reduces your traffic and pollution all at the same time. Genius! Such a simple cheat... it's sad that it's in there.
The real challenge comes when you try to beat the game the way it’s meant to be played. Good luck with that one. It’s a great game, with great controls, fun visuals (that pesky Dr. Wright always bothering you), and addictive game play. For a relatively simple original version on the SNES, this one is actually one of the best versions to play. Hours of fun, believe me.
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