Just Games Retro - "As a stand-alone title, the first SimCity is an impressive execution of a very smart concept. Yes, there's room for obvious improvement, the limited interface holds you back, and much like with Theme Park you're building to maximize the efficiency of a model, not free-building the town as you please. Still, it's a fun challenge, and a great milestone to the genre."
PC Review Issue 7 (1992) - "Another game to have spawned a thousand clones, Maxis' mix of town planning, crisis management and downright megalomania has achieved the impossible - to make urban politics fun! Build up your town from a green field site, populate it with people, give them a transport network and services, and then try to maintain law and order as they take on a life of their own. Definitely not to be missed."
Zero Magazine issue 03 (1990) - "It's difficult to explain why Sim City in so appealing. Perhaps it's because you're given the chance to "prove" you've got what it takes to run peoples' lives in a efficient manner. Perhaps it's just megalomania. (Yup Ed.) Whatever the reasons, Sim City will stay in your disk drive for a very, very long time."
A terrain editor and architecture disks were available with tileset graphics for settings of Ancient Asia, Medieval, Wild West, Future Europe, Future USA and a Moon Colony.
The July 2005 issue of Nintendo Power stated that a development cartridge of SimCity for the NES was found at Nintendo headquarters. Never released, it is reportedly the only one in existence.Search on eBay
Additional info about SimCity
Status: NOT abandonware
Input: keyboard, mouse, joystick
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