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    $47.49 $35.90 list($49.99)
    1. SimCity 4 (Mac)
    $49.99 list($19.99)
    2. SimCity 4: Rush Hour Expansion
    $9.49 $5.00 list($9.99)
    3. SimCity 3000 Unlimited
    4. SimMania Series
    $13.41 list($19.99)
    5. Sim City 2000
    $18.45
    6. SimCity 2000
    $14.99
    7. SimCity 2000 Special Edition (Jewel
    $38.99 list($19.99)
    8. The Sims Collection
    $11.95 list($29.99)
    9. SimCity
    $18.99 $8.50 list($19.99)
    10. Sim Mania 2
    11. Sim City 2000
    $7.89 list($14.99)
    12. SimCity 3000
    $0.01
    13. SimCity 2000 Special Edition
    $14.24 $8.70 list()
    14. SimCity 2000 / Streets of Simcity
    $52.88
    15. SimCity / Sim Farm (Jewel Case)
    $28.70
    16. Sim City 2000
    $11.95
    17. Ultimate Sim Series
    18. SimCity 3000 Unlimited
    list($49.99)
    19. SimCity 3000
    20. MACMILLAN SimCity 2000

    1. SimCity 4 (Mac)
    by Aspyr Media
    list price: $49.99
    our price: $47.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008YGMU
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Aspyr Media
    Sales Rank: 506
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    SimCity™ 4, features new simulation and graphics engines, new regional game play and thenew ability to track the lives of individual Sims as they go about their daily routine, SimCity 4 isthe most realistic, powerful and personal SimCity experience ever. Lay the groundwork for theircities by molding mountains, carving valleys, seeding forests and laying rivers. Build a worldclasscity with stadiums, airports, universities, and real-world landmarks. Feel the rhythm of thecity: peaceful protests and rowdy riots, noontime crowds and nighttime calm. Control everyaspect of your city and see the results for better or worse.

    • Sculpt mountains, gouge valleys, seed forests, and bring forth animals to create a world allyour own.
    • Summon volcanoes, release tornados, and call down meteors and lightning.
    • Build a world class city with stadiums, airports, universities, and real-world landmarks.
    • Deploy emergency vehicles and join in the action as they battle blazes, mobs, and more.
    • Place your Sims in your city to get the inside scoop on what's going on around town.
    • Connect a massive region of SimCities, each sharing and competing for resources.
    ... Read more

    Features

    • Create and control the most life-like metropolis you can imagine
    • Take your Sims from "The Sims" into your SimCity
    • Dispatch police cruisers to fight crime, send out the Mayor's limo to quell a rioting mob, or cap an erupting volcano threatening your citizens
    • Form mountains, carve valleys, plant forests, raise oceans, and more
    • From mellow traffic flow to commuter hell, noontime crowds to nighttime calm, partygoers to troublemakers, the movement in your city is ever-changing and unpredictable

    Reviews (28)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Should be Crash City not Sim City
    I bought this game for my son and I am now spending many minutes a day rebooting his MAC computer. The game locks up the entire system and requires a hard reboot each time. If this was an automobile from GM of Ford the roads would be littered with wrecked cars. Don't waste you money.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Great game, but you need a patch to fix a performance issue
    I played all the previous versions of Sim City back in my bad oldWindows days and really enjoy the game.But for some reason this version will paralyze even a fast Mac.I'm running this on an iMac 1.8GHz G5 with 1GB of memory, and after about 10 minutes of play I have to quit and restart the game because the response becomes impossibly slow.Very frustrating.Haven't tried the updater yet, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    UPDATE (Apr 05): Installed the updater and it appears to have fixed the slow response problem.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Good...if it has update!
    I have noticed many people have said just how bad Sim City 4 is. The thing to solve these problems is to get the updater It will make Sim City much better!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Graphics not a problem...if you fix them!
    Lots of these reviews complain about the graphics on this Mac version.I had the same problems too - unexpected crashes and VERY slow game performance, on a pretty new G5 tower.

    Doing two things will fix these issues.In the game's video/display options panel, switch off the page scrolling, and reduce the graphic detail.That's all it took to have this game running great.The manual should cover these quirks but it doesn't.

    One final tip - learn the keyboard commands (found on the back of the manual) as it will speed up gameplay hugely, and totally compensates for no scrolling.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not worth it!
    Ok so i was a fan of Sim City 2000 which I found a demo of on a CD I didnt know i had. So I put it in and played Sim City 2000...and played and played and so on so I soon got the full thing. I became addicted to it. When Sim City 4 came out, i wanted it so much but I only had a mac. When it came out I bought like the first day! When I played I was sooooo dissapointed. nothing seemed to work right, the airplanes shadows became square and the streams on the airplanes was stretched all the way across, it kept crashing, and the industrial zone turned white, edge scrolling messed up sooooo slooooow. When I played it on a PC at my friends house, it was beutiful! Not a single bug! I ditched the game and played 2000 again finding it much better. Now I only play for like 10 minutes before getting bored. Seiously on this, NOT worth spending $40-$50 on this pathetic game. Maxis should be ashamed of themselves to take so much care in the PC games then throw it on a mac bugs and all. NOT worth it! Keep your money while you can! In other words, it doesn't take good graphics to make a good game. So get with it Maxis!! ... Read more


    2. SimCity 4: Rush Hour Expansion Pack
    by Electronic Arts
    list price: $19.99
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    Asin: B00009V3NQ
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 3633
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Expansion to Sims 4 allows god-like control over city infrastructure
    • Players take complete individual control of roads, rail, air, waterways, and even vehicles
    • Choose from modern European or three historical architectural eras
    • Introduce new disasters into your city
    • For 1 player

    Reviews (25)

    2-0 out of 5 stars They will gladly take your money...again.
    Since the makers of the original SimCity 4 never actually fully patched that version, they tell you to buy Rush Hour to solve the issues existing with that main version. Throwing in a few additions that could have been made available for download, you must buy this expansion in order for the game to even work with ANY future elements they may provide. Newer building tools or the rare new structure will simply not work with the stand alone version.
    But the "situation" even goes much deeper than that-
    Problems were not only not fixed, but were actually HIDDEN by the game designers. Observant players of the original SC4 would notice cars driving in circles or driving a highway,leaving and re-entering it at each exit! With Rush Hour, they merely lowered the amount of time automobiles would be displayed so players would think there are no problems. Very sneaky Maxis! Many gamers are none the wiser. It is truly amazing the game developers could get away with such practices... and laugh all the way to the bank.

    5-0 out of 5 stars god like powers
    This is the best game since GTA. The best thing to do is name streets and roads and neighborhoods and districts. I wish you could make a ethnic neighborhood then it would be really fun. You can make suburbs like the big city can be very blue collar and crime ridden and bad schools and one suburb can be white collar with mansions and excellent schools depending on what neighborhood you pay most attention to, just one of the best games ever made.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Buy... if your conscious is flexible..
    This expansion is a must purchase.It's more than the features they describe, they've refined and improved just about everything is seems from the regular Sim City 4.

    My issue however is that there are so many aspects that you get in the expansion that were missing without it (such as say, the ability to click a button to make a certain building historical, which you could do in previous Sim Cities), it really kind of left a bitter taste in my mouth buying this.The ORIGINAL Sim City 4 should have had many of the polished aspects of the expansion.This isn't just a ton of cool new features, this expansion makes the game complete.

    Kinda clever.. sell an incomplete game, then make you buy the expansion to get the full product.So it's a must purchase, but I blow my nose at you so called "computer coders", you and all you're silly kinnigits... pbhhhhhtthhh....

    Sincerely,

    A Frustrated Gamer Who Knows He's Not Going To Be Sleeping Tonight Because of the Darn Game

    (or just Graham will do)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A tremendous improvement
    I have been waiting for Maxis to improve the transportation features, and finally they've done it!!!I can now control traffic more efficiently in my city by knowing what paths citizens take to and from work.This allows me to determine where I should place new roads, mass transit lines, stations, etc.The monorails allow you to have a much more futuristic city, only you can't build monorail lines over elevated freeways.The surface freeways and elevated trains also make city transportation systems much more realistic.If you have SC4 and don't have Rush Hour, I highly recommend that you buy it now.It is worth every cent.

    5-0 out of 5 stars All the bells, whistles, and sirens a city should have!
    After purchasing SimCity 4 and hearing of the Rush Hour expansion, I didn't know what to expect--after all, I just payed $40 for the stand alone version.Yet, to my surprise, RH added a tremendous ammount of gameplay and realism that wasn't available with SimCity 4.While the U-Drive it features are alright, I am extremely impressed with the tremendous addition of ground level highways, (I wanted these for a while now) Chicago-style "el" lines, monorails, and a new slew of roadway tools.Mayors should also take note of the new building sets, greatly improved gameplay performace, and more realistic play.Rush Hour is more than a simple add-on, it's a sequel to a great game. ... Read more


    3. SimCity 3000 Unlimited
    by Electronic Arts
    list price: $9.99
    our price: $9.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004T1M7
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 203
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    SimCity 3000 is back, and it's bigger than ever! Maxis pulled out all the stops for this new version of the bestselling game, adding enough new customized graphics to re-create cities from around the world. The new European and Asian building sets serve up hundreds of new buildings that match the architecture of these diverse environments. From the Great Wall to the Berlin Wall, it's in there. Of course, you can still mix and match--freedom to run a city as you choose has always been the name of this game.

    No addition to the SimCity family would be complete without some new methods for destroying your creations, and SimCity 3000 Unlimited has four more devastating disasters than the old version. You can re-create the movie Armageddon by unleashing large chunks of flaming space debris, smite your populace with a buzzing swarm of locusts, destroy seaports and coastal developments with a whirlpool, or uncork some toxic clouds.

    The Building Architect, formerly available as a free download, is now packed on the CD-ROM. This 3-D architectural program lets users create the buildings of their dreams, from dilapidated outhouses to towering skyscrapers to works of modern art that are intended for pure decoration. Don't worry if you don't feel like using this powerful tool to create things yourself--the game comes with dozens of new ways to make your cities unique, and you can always head to the SimCity Exchange to download imaginative add-ons created by other users. The infinite expandability and infinite replayability of this game should keep would-be mayors completely occupied until they move to the suburbs of The Sims. ... Read more

    Features

    • All-new Asian and European building sets with hundreds of new buildings to choose from
    • 13 challenging scenarios or create your own custom, goal-based adventure
    • 4 new disasters to inflict: plague of locusts, toxic cloud, space junk, and a whirlpool
    • 23 new landmarks: Helsinki Cathedral, Japan's Himeji Castle, and more
    • Customizable terrain with scores of new options, such as snow, rolling hills, and a desert

    Reviews (124)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very Addictive
    I find this game very addictive, and considerably better than 2000. I really like the News Ticker, which gives you great advice on how to run your city. It does take up a lot of memory, though, so it's a good thing my computer has so much. I've heard that it tends to destroy your computer, so if you don't want that to happen, here's my advice: Don't take out the CD until the program is done being exited, don't install it if your computer can't handle it, and when you do take out the CD, be sure to press Ctrl, alt, and Delete and close all tasks that sound anything like "SimCity."

    My only complaints are this: it makes your computer run slowly, and when locusts hit your town, the sound effects don't ever go away.

    Happy playing!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Great game in its day; rather old now.
    This was a great game back in its day. However, it is old and dated now. It was a vast improvement over SimCity 2000 and the original SimCity, offering larger cities and maps and improved graphics and other details.

    For all the reviewers who are being so negative, look at the system requirements. This game was designed for Windows 95 and 98, not 2000 or XP. Most games like that will not run properly under 2000 or XP (if at all). For those of you with 2000 or XP, I recommend SimCity 4 (Rush Hour or Deluxe Edition) instead.

    Technology marches on, and it is critical to verify that your system meets the requirements of the software programs (and understanding that old programs may no longer work on newer PCs and operating systems).

    2-0 out of 5 stars 4 stars for win 98, 0 for others
    Like other reviewers, I've had problems with this game on both Win 2k and Windows XP. On 2k, the game installs and loads, but stalls on the first screen. On XP, the game installs but does not load.
    I originally bought this in China (legally) and thought that this may be the reason. I used to play it on a Windows 98 machine until that machine crashed, and I had to upgrade to 2k, and have not played it since.
    I also contacted EA Tech Support who insisted that this game is/was designed for Windows 98. They suggested I run the compatibility wizard but this was a failure.
    Why they're still selling this game escapes me. Maybe they've corrected things on later versions though.
    If you can get it to run, this really is a fun game. There are plenty of improvements from Sim City 2000 that I enjoyed, especially the more logical traffic and crime patterns, and the huge increase in map size.
    All in all though, don't buy this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars simy 3000
    this game is a city.you build roads etc.How is it that no one likes this game anymore?duh!the next one.It is sad that this game is not enough for people anymore.it should be.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Computer Problems
    Do not buy this game. I was really, really excited when I bought it, but when my dad and I tried to install it, it didn't work. It just, instead, sort-of-ruined our computer. That made me and my sister not able to buy any more Sims games, which really stinks. Do not buy this computer-breaking game! I'm hoping that this reveiw will save your computer from Sim City 3000 Unlimited's horrible software (when I say horrible software, I mean horrible software). ... Read more


    4. SimMania Series
    by Electronic Arts

    Asin: B00004NHFO
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 5382
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    SimCity Classic: The original city simulator. A true classic in computer entertainment, SimCity dares you to design and build the city of your dreams. SimCity took the computer world by storm (well, by earthquake anyway), stretched the bounds of entertainment software, and tore down the wall between fun and learning. With its simple interface and the ability to run on almost any computer, SimCity Classic is the best introduction to both simulation games and city planning on this or any other planet.

    SimTower: The vertical empire. Start by building a small office complex: a lobby, a few offices, and a café. Expand by adding more floors, more offices, and elevators. Then diversify to hotel rooms, shops, theaters, restaurants, condos, and more as you build your way to the top. Success in SimTower requires design talent, management skills, business acumen, and the ability to keep your customers happy. Be on the lookout for fires, insect infestations, terrorists, and--you'll find out soon enough.

    Streets of SimCity: It's your city to cruise through or bruise through. Check out one of over 50 built-in cities, or take on opponents in an urban free-for-all while skidding, bootlegging, and blasting away. Speed through a sprawling metropolis or tackle one of Streets's rim-rattling missions. On the Streets of SimCity, you set the road rules. Combat up to seven other players in network mode over LAN, Internet, or modem.

    SimCopter: Fly missions in the metropolis. Attention SimCopter pilot: you're cleared for a rooftop landing, where the local temperature is a balmy 678. That's because there's a five-alarm fire in progress, not to mention rampant riots and SimCitizens running for their SimLives. So soar through 30 built-in cities in hyper-realistic 3-D and perform death-defying missions. Complete your heroics and receive your rewards: a snazzier copter, a tougher mission, and more near-death experiences.

    SimIsle: Missions in the rain forest. OK, so you're the king of the forest--make that rain forest. Now what are you going to do? You'd better decide fast because there are miners, poachers, petrochemical companies, endangered species, tourists, polluters, ecologists, natural disasters, and even UFOs, all vying for your attention--and for your resources. With teams of agents at your command, you'll embark on missions to determine the fate of a series of island rain forests.

    SimSafari: Create and explore your own African safari park and camp. SimSafari brings Africa to you! Imagine yourself in rugged bush country, peering through binoculars at vast herds of elephants, zebras, and lions. Choose from exotic plants and wildlife to create your own safari park. Team with a neighboring village and build a flourishing safari camp. ... Read more

    Reviews (32)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Pack, but SimIsle sux
    Okay, first warning: like other people said, these games were made from 1989-1997, so some of them are REALLY old. If you want moderately modern games for the price, I reccomend the SimMania 2 pack. Anyway, my uncle bought this as a gift for me 3 yrs. ago. I'll rate the games individually:

    - SimCity Classic (1989, Maxis)
    Yep, folks, it's the first SimCity ever. While it certainly was a great game for it's time (it must've been good then if Maxis got daily calls from the CIA), it is preceded by the sequels (Sim City 3000 and 4), with even more options, so if you're planning on buying the entire set just for this, don't.
    If you want a taste of the game right now, you can check out SimCity's website at www.simcity.com because they have an online version of it on their website. Only problem: you have to have a username.

    - SimTower (1994, Maxis/Yoot Saito)
    SimTower, as the name describes, allows you to build your own 100-story tower with condos, restaraunts, offices, shops, all that good stuff. Even though I haven't played it in a long time (too much time playing Sims) it's pretty fun. I will warn you about this: it is a bit hard to get past 3 stars, because the people in the suite will never like you. Good for it's time, and I'd really like a SimTower 2.

    - Streets of SimCity (1997, Maxis)
    Like some people said, this really isn't a Sim game. Though you can customize your own cities with the help of the SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit, and make the gameplay feel a lot like the U-Drive-It missions from SimCity 4. Though nevertheless, it's a good game when you really aren't focusing on a game and you're just looking through your CD collection.

    - SimCopter (1996, Maxis)
    I have a feeling this is an updated version of Raid on Bungling Bay (NES), Will Wright's first game before creating SimCity. I've barely played this game, though I personally think it's sorta hard to control your helicopter.

    - SimIsle (1995, Maxis)
    Most disposable game: ever. In SimIsle, I don't get the very concept of what you're supposed to do. I "build" something, and hire architects and construction workers, and nothing happens...nothing. Recommended only if you're on a quest for every Sim game ever made.

    - SimSafari (1998, EA/Maxis)
    SimSafari is a nice novelty to pass the time. I personally remember renting SimSafari from the video store when I was little. Oh, how much fun I had... though anyway, being the sequel to SimPark (the game with the annoying frog, thank god for the Rizzo Off option) it is set in the African Savannah plains. Your objective is to attract people to your safari camp and get 5 stars, and meanwhile help the village get essentials like a granary, a schoolhouse, etc. via hiring the villagers. Though it certainly isn't the best game in the world, it is pretty fun if you're trying to pass the time.

    That is my review.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Keep Sim Copter & trash the rest
    Sim City- eh, an ok game,, pretty boring though, same thing happens every time.. you build your city, citizens demand that taxes should be lowered, a big fire, etc... zzz....

    Sim Tower- this game is KINDA fun but again, just kind of monotnous. This is kind of the reason why I don't like a lot of "Sim" games

    Sim Isle- zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........

    Sim Safari: a boring, stupid, corny, fruity, kiddie game

    Streets of Sim City- zzzz,, I get bored with racing games very quickly

    Sim Copter- Now THIS game is FUN!!!!! Look for my seperate review on this first.

    Bottom line: dont waste the $, just buy Sim Copter seperate- it's the only fun Sim game (with the slight exception of Sim City 2000, and Sim Tower is midly allright)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Cheap Fun
    Retro gamming is not for everyone. I like to play old games, well, because I just have a problem with nostalgia. If you your not worried about graphics and you want to explore the early years of the "SIMS" universe, then it would not hurt to drop a couple of bucks for this pack of games.

    Be warned, I could not get all of the games to run on my system, which is still 6 months away from not being modern anymore. But since the price was reasonable I still felt it was worth the three games I was able to run.

    The original Sim City is just stupid fun. It's so easy to build a quick city and it's still easy to fail. This is a no frills, time killing game.

    Sim Copter was by far my favorite. Talk about a game that had so much potential, but it still turned out to be fun to play. Maxis should have gone out of house on this one, like to MICROPROSE (while they lasted). The people inhabiting the cities are like the original "Sims" and funny to hear where I think the simesse language came from considering what's it's evolved to today.

    Sim Tower was a dirty little pleasure. Who thought that building and office tower with apartments, restaurants, movie theaters, etc. could be soo much fun?!

    Sim Island, just throw it away when you open the box.

    Like I said, the game only costs a few bucks so why not give it a try. Worst case is you loose a few dollars from what you paid when you sell to the pawn shop.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A review of the games in Sim Mania
    Sim Mania is an excellent game pack from the creators of the original Sim City.This pack includes six fantastic simulation games from Maxis and Electronic Arts incorporated.Games include the original Sim City, Sim Tower, Sim Isle, Sim Safari, Sim Copter, and Streets Of Sim City.Most of the games in this pack are simple to figure out but Sim Isle takes a little more time and effort.The original Sim City is the beginning of the Maxis Sim game series.In Sim Tower, you are a building owner and a construction worker to create the building.You have the choice of making it an office building, hotel suite, condo complex, and a restaraunt facility.In Sim Isle, you are in charge of creating an island and hiring people to maintain the island. In Sim Safari, you are in charge of creating a Safari park in Africa.You get to place the animals that you desire in the park and designing the camp site.This game is especially good for those who enjoy animals and the wildlife.Sim Copter is an exciting game where you are the pilot of a rescue helicopter.You are responsible for clearing traffic jams, fighting fires, reporting crimes, transporting people from one area of the town to another, rescuing people from rooftops and turned over boats, and getting injured people to the hospital.Streets of Sim City is a great game for those who enjoy high speed auto games as well as a little bit of shoot'em up and bang'em up action.If you do decide to purchase this product, you will have hours of computer entertainment.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Some of the games didn't work.... Disappointing
    Sim Safari and The Streets Of Sim City didn't work on my computer much like i_love_ritchie_forever... I feel your pain!
    Anyway, the games that do work are cool.

    Sim City is the classic, very first version of the now famous Sim City. The graphics are terrible... but the game itself is pretty cool. It has cool scenarios and I like playing around with the options on the menus.

    Sim Isle is alright... I suppose. It's pretty boring, I don't know why some people think it's brilliant. I played it, but I didn't really understand it.

    Sim Copter is cool. I love flying the helicopter around and crashing into things. I also love using the megaphone. I'll play it again.

    I have played Streets of Simcity. It's pretty boring. You just drive around Simcity and blow yourself up.

    My favourite game was Sim Tower. I LOVE IT! I love building the tower and renaming all the people and the shops. I like the events and the cool sounds

    This gets 3 stars because of Sim Tower. If Sim Tower wasn't on it, it would get only 2 stars. Considering some of the games didn't work on my computer, I probably have a right to be disappointed. ... Read more


    5. Sim City 2000
    list price: $19.99
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    Asin: B0000CDZBE
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Destination Software
    Sales Rank: 1011
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Manage "real" situations like crime, maintaining a budget, educating the citizens and natural disasters, while developing and maintaining the residential, commercial, and industrial areas of the city. ... Read more

    Features

    • For 1 player
    • Control all aspects of your own city in this simulation game
    • Create industry, transportation and housing
    • Watch out for destructive forces of nature
    • Protect your city from alien invation

    Reviews (19)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
    When I first saw this game I was excited because I loved playing SimCity 2000 on the Sega Saturn.Unfortunately, instead of just downsizing and porting the game to the Gameboy Advance, they added stuff from the newer SimCity games.The controls aren't that good and the manual tells you nothing - which is that way for pretty much every EA game so no surprise there.It still is mildly entertaining for about a half hour or forty-five minutes at a time.If you were hoping for this game being like the older SimCity 2000 games on the Saturn or the Playstation, you will be somewhat disappointed with this game.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I Expected ALOT MORE
    This game sucks I Havent even bought this game but my cousin did and when he came over I tried it, Its THE crappiest game ever. When ever you have a fire in your city you can only put a limited amount of firefighters on the scene(about 10)and when an alien attacks your town (how stupid is that!) You can only put about 8 firefighters and cops are limited to!+ You start with about 15000 (not alot)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
    Hard, and sometimes frustrating, but still kind of fun. PC versions are much better, like Sim City 4 Deluxe. This is for only select people who like this kind of game. Features aren't great and it has confusing and hard controls. The idea is good but it could be better.
    By the way, SimCity 4 Deluxe is one of the best PC games ever.

    2-0 out of 5 stars STICK WITH THE COMPUTER!
    Ok this one was ok but it takes along time to scroll and where have the cars gone? Very tedious disasters such as the earthquake, screen shakes a little and that's it! ANd no highways or signs, and when you build things it gets this stupid "Loding" screen and what the heck where they trying to tell with the bumble bee? Also there is not much fun in it and the menu music sucks. Take a PC or Mac version of this, they are much better.

    3-0 out of 5 stars okay
    it kinda glitches during disastors and while saving which can be very annoying.It can get very annoying because it takes so long to move places.the pc version is much much better.If you really need to play this game while on the go buy it but if you have a computer buy the pc version.I dont think they have the big buildings that hold thousands of people it got boring before i could find out.... I GUESS WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY IS I DONT LIKE IT.YOU MIGHT BUT I DOUBT IT. ... Read more


    6. SimCity 2000

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000038I9K
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 3107
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Watch out for destructive forces of nature
    • Protect your city from alien invation
    • For 1 player
    • Control all aspects of your own city in this simulation game
    • Create industry, transportation and housing

    Reviews (13)

    2-0 out of 5 stars eh
    good idea bad try.nobody well come to ur town.none simciy games r playable

    1-0 out of 5 stars ...
    this game is boring and all you do is build very boring buildings with no detail...you take 3 hours to build a city that is not even detail enough to see people or cars or anything going on!...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simulated City - Just Like the Computer Version!
    Rated "E" for "Everyone" - you are the governor, you add zones for industry, commercial & residential; manage the city's budget; add parks & recreation; do landscaping, etc. Try to get people to move in and make your city grow.Disasters (such as fires, flooding & crashes) can be turned "on" or "off" - I recommend keeping the disasters option turned "off" because the disasters seem to occur overly frequently otherwise (this feature could be improved.)There are also various city scenarios to choose from in which certain pre-programmed situations or disasters occur and you have a certain amount of time to reach a given goal (population number, budget, etc.) - to test your skills.Very fun & entertaining; sucks away a lot of time, which can be either good or bad! I've also actually learned some stuff about cities and budgeting from this game.For example, if you take out too many bonds at a time, it's extremely difficult to get your city's population to grow fast enough to pay the interest, let alone make any profit.(Very similar to charging on credit cards...)At first I thought it would be nice to have a city with only parks and recreational and residential areas.However, I quickly learned that industry and commercial areas are needed near any residential areas in order to provide jobs and shops for potential residents before any people will move in.The options and controls take a little getting used to at the beginning, but once you've figured those out, SimCity 2000 becomes highly addictive!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sim City Funsville 2000
    I have not tried it yet, but I know it's gona be great!

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best game ever invented.
    Crasy man from tn

    this game is cool ... Read more


    7. SimCity 2000 Special Edition (Jewel Case)
    by Electronic Arts

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005AG1J
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 2800
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The ultimate city simulator. You design, build, and customize any city you can imagine, and Sim City 2000 SE will bring it and its resident Sims to life. Includes the Urban Renewal Kit and Scenarios Vol. 1--all on one CD-ROM. ... Read more

    Reviews (27)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Irritating Game
    I see some people love this game.I on the other hand, dislike it very much.Mostly because in order to make your city happy, you need money to make the city better.But you run out of money to soon and try to make some adjustments in the taxes and everything, which makes the city unhappy.And while your trying to do all that, the roads keep getting messed up and needing repairs, you have to add more police stations to keep the crime at bay, ect.Plus, if your playing with the crisis', you'll have aliens burning your hard work down, earthquakes, ect.It's just not worth the time.Now if you love a tough challenge and have nothing else you can think of to do, then go right ahead and get it.Otherwise, don't waste your time or money.This is unlike the regular Sims game, which is the best PC game ever.I really can't wait for The Sims 2!Save your money for that one!It will be so much better than the first!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely dated but great vintage value!
    I still come back to this game from time to time considering the immensely complex scope of the newest SC 4 game released recently.

    I have such great memories of this game when I got in during Christmas of 1998 and played it for a long time afterwards and for most of that time, it was the most state of the art computer game that was ever created at least at that point in time.

    In this game, you zone out the tiles of land for industial, commercial and residential development and manage your city's progress from a small unincorporated village into a thriving metropolis or town if you don't want it big. The game is incredibly simple compared to the newest reincarnation of the game saga.

    This game is extremely dated today but tack in 1994 through late 1998, this game to me was the 'game of the future;! The graphics are quite low on detail and almost look silly by todays standards. The water pumps for example look more like pacifiers than real water pumps. The railroads are also a bit questionable by today's standards because although it makes it a lot easier to play, the railroads can be built at ninety degree angles, something that is impossible with real traintracks which can bend maybe no more than like 10 degrees. At the same time, it's quite entertaining just to see the freight trains pass the ninety degree bends with no problems at all.

    This game holds a special place in my life not just because I played it so much but also because it was the game that brought the whole Simcity Saga into my life and is the grandfather of the simcity games. It's definatety a keeper just for it's vintage value and the memories that it holds for me.

    A true classic in every way. This game is the grandfather of the Simcity Saga at least for me it is.

    1-0 out of 5 stars It looks good, but DON'T buy it!
    This game is extremely bad. The only good sim games are the awesome "The Sims" games. In SimCity, th only way to build homes, hospitals, airports etc... is to use the urban renewal kit! If you build a city useing the regular game it does not build buildings at all! If you choose to make an area of land residential, it does not build homes, it colors the land green! This game is horrible! When you look at your finished city, it is a huge color coded land mass!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A gem, if you have a bit of patience...
    I own the first three Sim City games, so when I got this one, I was used to playing the first Sim City, so I struggled with the interface changes and new additions. But when I began to be successful, I started to really love the funny newspapers, rewards, and other good things, so I am a convert. It's a shame that SimCity 3000 failed to compel me half as much. Buy this one and abort your search for fancy graphics: once you master this game, you won't care that they aren't in crisp 3D.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Boredom Buster
    This game deserves four stars if your playing for a boredom buster instead of enjoyment. This is a fun yet agrivating game that can keep you playing for days trying to get that big city any mayor wished they could have. The game is aggrivating in a way because it is easy to fail and have your city go into debt. But If youre bored this is a great game. ... Read more


    8. The Sims Collection
    by Electronic Arts
    list price: $19.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000E2HFT
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 2957
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • An amazing lineup of create-and-control games in one package
    • The Sims: design your house and populate the neighborhood
    • SimsCity 3000 Unlimited: create every detail of an urban metropolis
    • SimTheme Park: build an entire park and manage guest experiences
    • The Sims Online: transform yourself into whatever you want to be

    Reviews (5)

    1-0 out of 5 stars False Advertisement
    All,

    My son recently purchased The Sims Collection. I was with him when he placed the order so that I could handle the CC info.

    This game clearly states in the ad that it will work with Windows 98/me/XP. NOT TRUE.

    We received the game and upon installation,The Sims and Theme Park lock up his system (he has XP). I went on line and found that others have had the same problem.

    I emailed Amazon to see if they will accept a return although their policy on software indicates they will not.

    This is nonsense. Not everyone is a "techie" or a full time "gamer", You rely on the information provided by the COMPANY YOU ARE BUYING FROM.

    Beware of one sided deals. With Amazon, they will suck you in with low proces..but then,...You buy it, you own it. If it doesn't work, tell your kids to deal with it and buy them another from someone that can accurately describe the products they sell and know the difference between 98/ME and XP.

    Ben Holstein

    1-0 out of 5 stars bad
    this game sucks.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
    This pack sounds really good to me. It contains many good games in it. Anyone who is interested in at least one of the games, should buy this anyway!! I play "The sims" (one of the games included in the pack) and its wonderfull!A point I should mention - Sim City and Sim Theam ParkDONT WORk on XP!! (and as you notice, its half of the pack). Even if i cant use two of the games, I would still buy it. The Sims is A GREAT GAME!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great! especially the sims online!
    I just got this and i was esspecially ecited to try The Sims Online. So i did, i tried the game and it is so cool! Ive met so many people and i am having a blast! The other games are ok, but The Sims Online is deffinatly my favorite. Even though you have to pay 10$ a month, i think once you try it you will realize it is very well worth it!

    3-0 out of 5 stars About the games in this pack.
    Originally written 11-22-2003:I'm a huge fan of the sims and recommened that people should try playing it, however there are seven expansions for this game that have been released and now you can't find the second two expansions alone because Maxis has bundled the original and the first two expansions together for something like $50.If you want the sims I suggest you do that, though in the near future they will probably combine more expansions together.That and The Sime 2 is set to be released in the early Spring of 2004, with much better graphics and an overall updated appearance and better gameplay, no more Sims 1 expansions will be realeased as they are going to start expanding Sims 2 eventually.

    As for the Sims online, I never got into that, even though I'm a huge sims fan.The reason being that you pay the money for the game and get, at the time of realease, a free two months to play online.But, after this time you have to pay like $10 a month to use it, since you have to play online and you have to pay to do so.

    I have Sim Themepark and played it for a couple of months, it was actually quite fun, the graphics could have been better, but all in all it was decent, but once you play all the way through and buy everything it loses its luster and gets old pretty fast.

    I haven't played this version of SimCity, but have played other versions.I always got a kick out of playing it but once again it gets old pretty fast.A lot of the time after you've played it for a while, I at least, started making disasters happen just for some excitement.Again, I haven't played this version and the newest version (not this one) looks really great, with better graphics and all, even expansions to the game.

    Overall, I'd say that if you know that you really want SimCity or Sim Theme Park and you are inserested in seeing what the sims is and not wanting to really expand it that much and you don't want to just wait for the Sims 2 release then by all means get this.Don't buy it for Sims Online unless you are willing to pay the money every month for the ability to play it.

    Overall I think for $40 this ain't that bad, the games are on the old side now but are generally still fun, excluding Sims Online (though I've heard that's all in what you make of it, but you still have to pay to play).

    Since you can get the updated versions of these game now for like this price my final word is that if you are getting this because you like one of the games then forego getting this and get the better newer version of that game.But if you want to try them out then go ahead.

    I hope this helps someone decide on whether to buy this bundle. ^_^

    ***UPDATED 04-17-2004:Well I've come back and looked at this again recently and see that they've lowered the price.For $20 I guess that makes it a little better.It's seems bargain basement compared to the $40 it was at.I still say that if you are just getting this for one of the games then get the updated versions, but if you just want to try these all out then go for it.$20 is hard to pass up for 4 games.Though you still have to remember you have to pay $10 a month to play sims online.*** ... Read more


    9. SimCity
    list price: $29.99
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    Asin: B00002STZH
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Sales Rank: 7321
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (11)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Historic Game
    If you still own a Super Nintendo that functions, and you are at all involved with the recent SimCity games for the PC, then this game is a must have.This is the one that started it all.Before SimCity, it was unprecedented to have a game that emulates real life.Not only was this a new genre of gaming, but opened up a new way of thinking in the video game industry.By getting this game you are doing your share in preserving video game history.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Do you have what it takes?
    First and foremost, the reviewer sitebender is a little off with his explination that achieving a population of 1,000,000 (1 million) Sims (people) is the ultimate goal.It's 500,000 (half a million) my friend.One million is simply impossible.Once you attain half a million Sims, you reach the Megalopis level, which is what sitebender was getting at, the utlimate goal of the game.

    However, it's not the only goal.Your objective doesn'tnecessarily have to be obtaining a large population.Your game plan could be to have a population of a mere three thousand Sims with fifty football stadiums.Or maybe a city with no police stations, a crime driven city for mobsters and thugs to kick back.It could be anything!That's why this Super NES classic has such high replay value.In fact, over theyears, I've found this to be the best Sim game every created, for PC and video game consoles alike.It's that damn fun.

    There's so many magnetizing factors involved with this game, that it's almost impossible to put the controller down, especially if you're a first time Sim player.

    Unlike other games that get beat and collect dust, Sim City for the Super NES will remain a fresh and heavily used video game.You can't exactly beat this game, because there's always a new challenge that awaits within.An excellent game.Sheer excellence.So as the mayor of Sim City, will you have what it takes to maintain the city you are in complete control of?You'll never know unless you try!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Do you have what it takes?
    First and foremost, the reviewer sitebender is a little off with his explination that achieving a population of 1,000,000 (1 million) Sims (people) is the ultimate goal.It's 500,000 (half a million) my friend.One million is simply impossible.Once you attain half a million Sims, you reach the Megalopis level, which is what sitebender was getting at, the utlimate goal of the game.

    However, it's not the only goal.Your objective doesn'tnecessarily have to be obtaining a large population.Your game plan could be to have a population of a mere three thousand Sims with fifty football stadiums.Or maybe a city with no police stations, a crime driven city for mobsters and thugs to kick back.It could be anything!That's why this Super NES classic has such high replay value.In fact, over theyears, I've found this to be the best Sim game every created, for PC and video game consoles alike.It's that damn fun.

    There's so many magnetizing factors involved with this game, that it's almost impossible to put the controller down, especially if you're a first time Sim player.

    Unlike other games that get beat and collect dust, Sim City for the Super NES will remain a fresh and heavily used video game.You can't exactly beat this game, because there's always a new challenge that awaits within.An excellent game.Sheer excellence.So as the mayor of Sim City, will you have what it takes to maintain the city you are in complete control of?You'll never know unless you try!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Do you have what it takes?
    First and foremost, the reviewer sitebender is a little off with his explination that achieving a population of 1,000,000 (1 million) Sims (people) is the ultimate goal.It's 500,000 (half a million) my friend.One million is simply impossible.Once you attain half a million Sims, you reach the Megalopis level, which is what sitebender was getting at, the utlimate goal of the game.

    However, it's not the only goal.Your objective doesn'tnecessarily have to be obtaining a large population.Your game plan could be to have a population of a mere three thousand Sims with fifty football stadiums.Or maybe a city with no police stations, a crime driven city for mobsters and thugs to kick back.It could be anything!That's why this Super NES classic has such high replay value.In fact, over theyears, I've found this to be the best Sim game every created, for PC and video game consoles alike.It's that damn fun.

    There's so many magnetizing factors involved with this game, that it's almost impossible to put the controller down, especially if you're a first time Sim player.

    Unlike other games that get beat and collect dust, Sim City for the Super NES will remain a fresh and heavily used video game.You can't exactly beat this game, because there's always a new challenge that awaits within.An excellent game.Sheer excellence.So as the mayor of Sim City, will you have what it takes to maintain the city you are in complete control of?You'll never know unless you try!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Do you have what it takes?
    First and foremost, the reviewer sitebender is a little off with his explination that achieving a population of 1,000,000 (1 million) Sims (people) is the ultimate goal.It's 500,000 (half a million) my friend.One million is simply impossible.Once you attain half a million Sims, you reach the Megalopis level, which is what sitebender was getting at, the utlimate goal of the game.

    However, it's not the only goal.Your objective doesn'tnecessarily have to be obtaining a large population.Your game plan could be to have a population of a mere three thousand Sims with fifty football stadiums.Or maybe a city with no police stations, a crime driven city for mobsters and thugs to kick back.It could be anything!That's why this Super NES classic has such high replay value.In fact, over theyears, I've found this to be the best Sim game every created, for PC and video game consoles alike.It's that damn fun.

    There's so many magnetizing factors involved with this game, that it's almost impossible to put the controller down, especially if you're a first time Sim player.

    Unlike other games that get beat and collect dust, Sim City for the Super NES will remain a fresh and heavily used video game.You can't exactly beat this game, because there's always a new challenge that awaits within.An excellent game.Sheer excellence.So as the mayor of Sim City, will you have what it takes to maintain the city you are in complete control of?You'll never know unless you try! ... Read more


    10. Sim Mania 2
    by Electronic Arts
    list price: $19.99
    our price: $18.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008DPTE
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 6678
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (10)

    2-0 out of 5 stars all wrong!!!!!
    this didn't install properly, after i got it installed 2 of the games didn't work!!!! sim golf and sim theme park.. totally waste of money and time i feel sorry for my mom who bought this! i wonder what sim mania 3 will include?? if you thought it would be cool to ride your rollercoasters and make them on sim coaster you were wrong. there is not enough power over your coasters and the challenges are hard to beat on sim coaster.
    sim golf was pathetic!! i couldn't even play sim theme park it didn't work so good!!! golly gee why couldn't they put other sim games in it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Way To Skip The Best One, EA Games
    I give this 2 stars for benefit of the doubt because I have not played Sim Coaster.

    Sim Theme Park and Sim Golf did nothing for me, not even fun in an initial sense, but I confess I've never played a Golf video game I liked.Golf for me is being there.

    Sim City 3k, when it came out and I rushed to buy it, I thought was a step up in detail, capability and graphics from its predecessor, but it was a step down in gameplay, stability and music (though many couldn't care less about the latter).

    This visit to Amazon was actually to see if there was a Sim Mania package that had SimCity 2000, because I'd love to have that game compatible with my current system.THAT was a heck of a game.SimCity Classic was popular, but it was 2k that really put Maxis (the developer at the time) on the map.It wasn't as advanced as SimCity 3k, but it was an all around superior game.

    The reason why I'd rate SimCity3k at only 1 star is not because it's a terrible game.It's okay.But I just think it's a waste of time.SimCity 2k is worth playing, and if you really want the best SimCity game all around (that's currently out), I can't imagine an arguement against SimCity 4, as long as you get the Rush Hour expansion pack too.

    3-0 out of 5 stars My Op
    Maybe they did not work on your computers because simply your computer is outdated. It workered great on mine no problems i even ran with Xp. This game is ok but i prefer other EA games. And to anyone who thinks EA is a bad company is wrong. This company is making millions and is making the games i love. I suggest anyone read up on them they are not some unqualified team of dummys but one team of experts.

    1-0 out of 5 stars sim coaster sucks

    want to do rides
    not how much revenue fromsnow cones etc

    didnt install correct had to reinstall

    this is about simcoaster part only

    simcity3000 better than previous versions

    5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THESE GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    These games are so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That's all there is to say.........Just wonderful. And very creative- they think of EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more


    11. Sim City 2000

    Asin: B00004TMWR
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: THQ
    Sales Rank: 9716
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars 100,000,000 Stars!
    This is a great game.You start by making Power Plants(coal or Nuclear) and Power lines, Residentail,Commercail,and Industrial zones,Parks,and Roads.Then as you're city grows you need to build Stadiums(To keep you're citizens from getting bored),Police and Fire Fighters(to handle emergencies),and ports( Seaport:for shipping you're Industry's products Airport:for transporting commercail Business people).You may also need Mass transit(RailRoad) lines to keep traffic from getting too heavy or you can just make Rail Lines by themselves(that can be quite expensive,though).Later in the game you get several rewards including a zoo,a mayor's house,and may,many more!Also When you're city reaches a certain size you're citizens will make Privately owned Hospitals and schools in residentail areas.Plus you have a Advisor that notifies you about Disasters,rewards,when you're doing a good job,and when you're city has 2000(town),10000(city),50000(capitol),100000(Metropolis),or 500000(Megalopolis) people.Plus there a total of 8 scenarios in the game(two of them are bonus ones that you can only get when you've completed the first 6 Scenarios and had one of you're cities reach Metropolis status though).It may not be as new or cool as Sim City 3000 Unlimited but it's a great one for begginers. ... Read more


    12. SimCity 3000
    by Electronic Arts
    list price: $14.99
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    Asin: B00000G16I
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 4744
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Don't cry for me, SimCity. As the mayor--potentate, really--the entire future and design of the city is within your hands. A classic city-simulation game, the new version boasts scores of cool improvements, including more refined graphics.

    The infrastructure of your new home is intense, and so are the tasks at hand: building roads, establishing water and power lines, providing civil protection through fire and police stations--and reviewing city finances to make sure all these things can happen. The realistic details in SimCity 3000 are what make it brilliant: an icon for "subway to rail connection" allows you to create a spot for your city residents to change trains on their daily commute.

    The pleasing graphics offer color palates similar to a Diego Rivera painting or a Rockefeller Center mural. With an endless array of satisfying options and fascinating possibilities, a review of this edition requires almost ridiculous hyperbole and praise. A great way to get lost in careful consideration for days on end, SimCity 3000 is simply the best game of its type. --Jennifer Buckendorff ... Read more

    Reviews (127)

    5-0 out of 5 stars One Word: Awesome
    This is the kind of game that makes you want to keep playing for the rest of your life. You start out with the basics, a few zones, a power plant, and eventually some development.There really are infinite choices to build a city with. It is just so dang addictive! This game will consume your soul! Mwa,ha,ha,ha.
    Okay just kidding. Well, anyway if you like city building pick this game up, you'll thank me.

    5-0 out of 5 stars very good and perhaps better than SC2000
    I found this to be a delightful game. I played it the most on my mother's old HP Celeron 466 with only a small video card so sometimes it ran slowly. On today's computer's I'm sure it won't be a problem though. I loved the older version--Sim City 2000--and this seemed to improve on that (other than the need for a fast computer) and it struck a good balance between being realistic and being too complicated.

    I suspect you will really like it and you will be happy you bought it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it!!!!!!!
    This is the on of the colest games in history! You are the mayor of a city. You have to think about ploution a lot.It is cool

    4-0 out of 5 stars Awesome game, but SC3U is out too...
    SimCity 3000 is great, but there is no reason to buy this game since SimCity 3000 Unlimited is out. I have both versions of SC3000, and SC3000 Unlimited has everything this regular version does, but with many more features included like the Building Architect Plus, Scenario Creator, and many new in-game features. So, if you are thinking of getting this game, go with SC3000 Unlimited. It is just the same game, but with many new features.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A GAME FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE POWER!!!
    Welcome to SimCity 3000. In this cool adventure, you must build proper facilities, public services, and everything to make a city thrive! Make deals with neighbor cities!Fight your garbage problems!!!

    This is a cool game where you start from scratch(with $50,000 or less money) to make a huge city that has skyrocketing income and a perfect population.

    I love SimCity. But the only problem is it freezes to much on my Microsoft ME, so I'd reccomend using a different type. ... Read more


    13. SimCity 2000 Special Edition
    by Electronic Arts

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00001NFSY
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 6834
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The ultimate city simulator. You design, build, and customize any city you can imagine, and Sim City 2000 SE will bring it and its resident Sims to life. Includes the Urban Renewal Kit and Scenarios Vol. 1--all on one CD-ROM. ... Read more

    Reviews (23)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
    Sim City 2000 is a great game for anyone who wants a challenge and of course a ton of FUN!! In this game you are the mayor and you control the fate of your city. You build the roads, power plant(s), and other special buildings, do the zoning, and let the Sims do the rest. However disasters do happen. So be on the alert! Tornadoes, earthquakes and much more can decimate your city! HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS AND SECRETS FOR YOU:

    1) When building roads make the area within them 6x6. Sims like to be three spaces or less away from roads on all sides of them.

    2) When zoning put industrial at least three spaces away from residencial. Hey, would you like living nextdoor to a noisy, smelly, smokey factory? Well I sure wouldn't!!

    3) If you don't want disasters to happen to your city, simply click on the "Disasters" bar at the top of the screen and select "No Disasters."

    4) Finally, if you want to know the ultimate code then hear this: All you have to do is type in the letters: imacheat

    4-0 out of 5 stars Decent Game
    This is a pretty decent game. It is very hard to play at first, but after a few days, you will get the hang of it. You can personalize your city using the Urban Renewal Kit. You can even paint your buidings, and/or you can place cool buildings in your city whenever you want. The only problem that I have with the game is the lack of funding for your city. You have to issue many bonds, which are very hard to pay off. Nevertheless, this game is fun, and I recommend it to everyone. With patience, you'll be building a lot of cities! Remember: Build a power plant first. You can't have a city without electricity, right? Start your city near a lake or river and build a lot of water pumps. Build them on the shores of your body of water. Connect the pumps with power lines from your power plant. Now build some zones. Connect them with roads, power,and water pipes from your water pumps. Now build a hospital, a school,a college, a police station, a fire department, and a jail. You might also want to build stadiums and/or parks. Remember the pipes, roads, and power lines. Fund everything at least 80% and listen to what people have to say about your city so you don't have problems. Good Luck!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great game but not alot of control!
    Sim city 2000 is a great game. It shows you the basics of building a city. You have to keep your spending in control wich is very hard to do. I think it's a great game for kids 6 to 10. But an adult would enjoy this game too. Sim city 3000 is better if you looking to buy it for a teenager or adult. in Sim city 2000 it's seems that ounce you get into one bond you never come out of the hole. I realy recomend sim city 3000 more.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Product for older systems
    This is a great product. It is extremely similar to SimCity 3000 except for several facts.

    --It is $5 cheaper.

    --It saves your hard drive (20 mbs compared to 200mbs)

    --The graphics card requirements are less (less than 2mbs compared to a minimum of 2 megabytes for SC 3000)

    --It is FASTER (it runs faster in benchmark tests compared to SC 3000 because SC 3000 is graphic intensive)

    --Doesn't require DirectX 6.0 like SC 3000 therefore, it requires less disk space

    --It is better than SC 3000 because it does highways better and it is less intensive, also you can switch between applications for when your boss is behind you. It also has scenarios, and you can select NO DISASTERS.

    It also has better cheat codes and the SIMCITY URBAN RENEWAL KIT (SCURK) which allows you to build the city to your liking , and then you can run it in SC 2000.

    It is also more stable, in SC 2000 you can build longer bridges and power lines, and you can build connections to other cities cheaper. In SC 3000, if you build an onramp by the border, it will crash the program. Overall, it is a better deal for people with slower computers (1998 and earlier), but if you have a powerful computer (1999, 2000, 2001) SC 3000 is a better deal.

    Harrison Fuchs

    3-0 out of 5 stars A Good But Undetailed Game
    This game is a great game for anyone who enjoys simulation games. The point of the game is to build a money-making metropolis. You start with a gigantic plot of land, your goal is to build and make your sims (simulated residents of your city) happy. You can do this by not raising taxes to high and supplying their demands. The game simulates time very fast but you can pause and modulate the speed. Overall, this game was great but the graphics are bad and gameplay is nothing compared to Sim City 3000. ... Read more


    14. SimCity 2000 / Streets of Simcity (Jewel Case)
    by Electronic Arts

    our price: $14.24
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    Asin: B00005V979
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 12113
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (1)

    3-0 out of 5 stars SimCity rules, but Streets isn't what you think
    ...Now on to Streets of SimCity.This game stinks.The graphics are bad, and though you might think driving through your own SimCity 2000 cities is cool, it's not.The main premise of this game seems to be shoot-em-up driving, though there is a mode where you can just drive.Compared to games like Midtown Madness, it is one of those games that Maxis slopped together and hoped would sell.Rating: 1 star.

    Overall: If you can't find SimCity 2000 alone, buy the bundled SimCity 2000/SimCopter pack.Don't even think of getting Streets of SimCity unless you like throwing money down the drain. ... Read more


    15. SimCity / Sim Farm (Jewel Case)
    by Electronic Arts

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    Asin: B00005S8H1
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 8136
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classics from Maxis - give 'em a chance!
    Nobody laughed at me when I became obsessed with SimCity in college (wow, that was almost 10 years ago!).They did sneer when I bought SimFarm... and laughed when I became obsessed with it, too.While it does seem a little odd to sit down at a computer and play a simulated *farming* game, it really is enjoyable, and I play it even now!

    Here are some basics:

    SimCity - this is the classic game, here.Graphics are very basic, not much detailed interaction.If you're looking for micromanagement, go for SimCity 3000 (Unlimited) or the Sims... this is, however, much easier on the hard drive and memory, and it's a good introduction to the world of Simulation games.The grand-daddy of all Sim Games... if you can't get enough of the current crop, at least pay homage to their origins. :)

    SimFarm - another classic game, it puts you as the head of, yes, a farm.I know, I know... farming is hard work, why would anyone want to PRETEND to farm!?For the challenge!You have the responsibility to plow your fields, plant them with whatever crop will grow best in your area, take care of them, fertilize, fumigate, etc.If you do well and make money, you'll get house upgrades, equipment upgrades, and you'll get to compete at the local fair!It sounds corny, I know, but I get a great feeling from watching my tiny little sheep, cows, and horses grow up, make their own babies, and then go on to bigger and better things (ha!) after I sell them for a very tidy profit.I love going to the disaster screen and sending my farm a massive cold front, and then reaping the benefits of planting my fields with cold-friendly strawberries.You can even tinker with the futures market - will those frozen berries sell for a better price 2 weeks down the road?Or will the price fall and leave you with only lint in your pockets?

    These games are pretty hard to find these days.Buy them here and give 'em a chance.They're pretty cheap, and they won't take up much room on your hard drive.The only thing to worry about is the possibility that your friends will laugh at you for spending an hour or two sitting at your desk *farming*.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery
    Item was received within a couple of days and was in good working order.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GAME EVER!!!
    this game is the best game i ever played in my life! the animals are soooo cute. i think you should buy it now!!! when i got this game i thought it looked kinda bad, but when i pllayed it it was the the best game for me. I dont know how they could even make it any better. It gives me something that i enjoy doing and makes it nice to have a computer ... Read more


    16. Sim City 2000

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    Asin: B00004SVZN
    Catlog: Video Games
    Publisher: Mandingo
    Sales Rank: 14138
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    17. Ultimate Sim Series
    by Electronic Arts

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    Asin: B00001N2MC
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 12722
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
    I couldn't believe this item.I loved it. When I got home I installed it and my brothers just wouldn't stop playing.This is great if you like sim games.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A great package to get if you like Sim games
    I've always enjoyed the sim games.And to find three games in one product was unbeleivable.I'm very pleased with the game package.

    4-0 out of 5 stars perfect mixture and great price
    The Sim games have always been the greatest, but now three of them are on one, it cant get better.For only 18 bucks its unbelievable ... Read more


    18. SimCity 3000 Unlimited
    by Loki Entertainment Software

    Asin: B00004T0QS
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Loki Entertainment Software
    Sales Rank: 9878
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • For one player
    • City simulation game for Linux
    • Captures the look and feel of SimCity 3000 perfectly
    • Great extended gameplay
    • Multiple play modes

    Reviews (7)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Sim DISASTER
    This game was a real surprise to me...NOT.This game really stunk in my point of view.The graphics are blocky, and tornados rip through almost eery 2.5 seconds.Think about it this way, you build a magnificent, huge, great, titanic, supreme metropolis, only to have 6600 natural disasters to rip through in a week leaving your town in shambles.This game is a real disgrace to the PC.The modes are similar to each other so that, you can say the whole game copied itself 10 times over!the only interesting part of this nasty object is that the objects that you can create outrageous buildings and spaceships.All, in All, this game should be buried for life!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
    i am very happy to have gotten a good game for linux. it runs well. i had one small problem, but once i ran the update patch everything was smooth sailing. i play it quite a bit. like i said, GREAT GAME!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Nice
    It's about what I expected, having played every previous iteration of this software.It's addictively fun.

    Thank you, Loki, for porting it to Linux!

    4-0 out of 5 stars GREAT
    Ive always loved The Original Simcity,and Simcity 2000. Simcity 3000Unlimited is based on Simcity 2000's concept but with new (better looking)buildings,a few new disasters,and some new layers of simluationsuch asgarbage,city trade,petitioners, and all that stuff. Great game thou!

    5-0 out of 5 stars SimCity3000!
    The grafik is much better in this game than it was in Sim city 2000. In this game thers a lot more buildings.You can choose between low- medium high density zones when you place the zones for building residental,comercial or industries. this makes it to al lot of variety in thebuildings pops up later. There's anew systemfor taking cae of the citysgarbage. otherwise the game is very much like the games before it. But i'dsay it's a funny game. Very entertaining to see the city grow and expandbefore your eyes. ... Read more


    19. SimCity 3000
    by Electronic Arts
    list price: $49.99
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    Asin: B000028U27
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Electronic Arts
    Sales Rank: 9160
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Maxis' Sim line of games has sold more than 7 million copies over time. Ten years after releasing the original, they've returned to revamp the one that started it all. SimCity 3000, like its predecessors, can't be won or lost. You create and manage the best virtual city you can, using the colorful but simple interface. At worst you'll run out of money, but by listening to your advisers and patiently zoning, developing, and budgeting, you'll see your turn-of-the-century homes become millennial skyscrapers.

    You can start with a fictional model, a randomly generated terrain, or a landscape based on a real geographic location. As you balance transit, commercial, and industrial needs (to name a few), place famous landmarks (like the Eiffel Tower), make deals with neighboring cities, and limit pollution, you'll be tempted to lose yourself in the incredibly fine detail. Zooming in shows the population strolling and traffic jamming, and the ambient soundscape completes the immersion. If you feel like you've seen it all, Maxis's Web site offers new maps and buildings as free downloads. Fair warning to prospective tenants: to experience SimCity 3000 in all its uptown splendor, you'll need to take the system requirements seriously. --Jack Gardiner ... Read more

    Reviews (24)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Remake of sim city 2000
    Although this game has better graphics than the original and sim city 2000 it is just the same old thing.A remake of a fun game with newer and better graphics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best
    First of all let me say that I'm not a "gamer" so pardon me if I'm not up to par with lingo etc.

    Now I'm free to say that this is probably one of the best games I've ever played. I'm a SimCity 2000 vet and was eagerly anticipating this one, and it's everything you want it to be. Enhanced features, better details, great interaction, it still has it's humerous edge (if you've played SimCity you know what I mean, it's a funny game), and the great music (honestly, we need a SimCity soundtrack ;), just kidding). Personally I love the enhanced terrain editing tool, the new cheats, building/facility selection, the graphics, the new (and somewhat amusing) characters, and the more up-to-date graphs and charts and advisors that let you know how your city is doing. It is missing some of the things that SimCity 2000 had like disasters (if you liked that stuff, they could be fun) and the arcologies, but they are replaced with a more user friendly interface, interesting scenarios and offers from neighbor cities and businessmen, a very fun gaming atmosphere, and a royal selection of great new features that make this superior to SimCity 2000 in my book, and up there as my personal favorite game.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    It takes more than amazing graphics and extra features to make a great game.Case and point, SimCity 3000 and SimCity 2000.SimCity 3000 has far superior graphics than SimCity 2000.However, the gameplay is so slow (just barely acceptable on a 867G4 with 640MB of RAM) that the coolness factor of the graphics gets lost in frustration.SimCity 2000 had amazing performance even on classic Mac Performas.SimCity 3000 requires twice the minimal requirements, i.e, the fastest G4 at the time, if you expect to play the game at some modicum of speed.The extra features of SimCity 3000, though nice, are not extensive enough to warrant a whole new product rather than a simple patch.Nothing was done to the overall depth and gameplay of the game and much could have been done.It really saddens me that Maxis was bought out by Electronic Arts, a Mac-unfriendly software producer.This unfriendliness is evident in the look of many elements in the SimCity 3000 interface.For example, take a look at the Windows-like Open File interface.Electronic Arts is more friendly to Linux users than Mac users.Overall, this is a terrible, unoptimized port of SimCity 3000 for Windows to the Macintosh.Software MacKiev did a poor job.Definitely pales in quality to the Aspyr Media port of The Sims for Macintosh.Also, do not be surprised if this is the last SimCity game you will see for the Macintosh for a long time.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Fine, butSim City 2000 was much better
    Sim City 3000, overall, wasn't a horrible game. Compare to some other "Sim" games, and it looks great (SimTower). However, compare it to Sim City 2000, and it stinks. The interface is slower, and less instinctive. The cartooniness also isn't great. The new ideas, such as lobbyists, deals, and garbage are good, but not enough. Changes in the electric system and others parts of 2000, while more realistic, make the game slightly less enjoyable. If given the choice however, choose the better gameplay of 2000 over this glitzy game.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Blah!
    SimCity 2000 was far and away one of the most addicting games I had ever played.Well, when I heard that SimCity 3000 was coming out, I could not wait to see what kind of improvements they had made.Well, imagine my surprise when I had found that this great game series had actually taken a step back in terms of gameplay.The visuals in the new SimCity are fantastic though.I love being able to zoom on down to street level and see the people walking down the sidewalk and [stuff] piling up in people’s yards, but this does not make up for the lack of enjoyment I feel when I play this game.It seems like no matter what I do in this game, the industrial areas just continue to get filthy and look [bad].Perhaps this game really is more of a challenge than the original in that respect, but I’ll stick to the ease and fun of the original anyday! ... Read more


    20. MACMILLAN SimCity 2000
    by Macmillan

    Asin: B0000639O6
    Catlog: Video Games
    Manufacturer: Macmillan
    Sales Rank: 12536
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Now you can have your own dream city in the palm of your hand with SimCity 2000 for Pocket PC. Be the undisputed ruler of a sophisticated real-time simulated city. Choose from existing cities or build your own dream city from the ground up. Either way, you become both mayor and city planner and are given complete autonomy. Your city is populated by simulated citizens called Sims. Like humans, they build houses, condos, churches, stores, factories, and much more. But the similarities don't stop there; they also complain about everything from taxes to the mayor. Should the Sims get too unhappy, they move, you get less tax dollars, and--poof!--your utopian city deteriorates before your eyes. Think you can beat the odds? Find out in this Pocket PC version with its dynamic rules and outcomes based on city planning, resource management, social services, and unemployment, as well as a broad range of other factors that will make or break the life and livability of your urban masterpiece. ... Read more

    Features

    • Become the master of an existing city or build yourown from the ground up
    • As both Mayor & City Planner, you'll be responsible for the city's construction, maintenance and repair, along with meeting the needs of the people
    • Build houses, condos, churches, stores and factories
    • Handle crime, taxes, pollution and other social issues
    • Keep people happy & business coming in -- if you don't your city will become a ghost town!

    Reviews (2)

    5-0 out of 5 stars SimCity in Your Pocket
    The game is a faithful reproduction of the PC version of SC2K.All functionality is present, even if a bit more cumbersome to access on the smaller screen.Everything from the opening music, to the newspaper stories, all the way up to the Arcos is included.

    One word of caution to prospective buyers...thus far I have been unable to find a way to multitask while playing this game (played on a Toshiba e310).While the game is running, the ability to access other PDA functions seems to be disabled.

    That said, SimCity fans will not be disappointed.The graphics are very sharp and the interface is quite friendly (even if a little different from the PC version).

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent game but difficult to play
    I have played this game for a couple of weeks now and it is still enjoyable. I understood how to play with the excellent manual but it is too large to print and only comes in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. There is no tutorial, but the game was easy to get the hang of. It takes awhile to build the city that you were hoping to build but when you finish the project, it is fun to keep your city going for many years. You can select many different disasters that can happen to your city so that you're not always bored waiting for the money to rack up. Overall, this is the best game I have played for the pocket pc; seriously. ... Read more


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