February 5, 2004

Oh, Sim City...So Addicting

POST #    747

I recently got Sim City 4, which is the latest edition of the über-addictive Sim City series. The last Sim City I remember playing was Sim City 2000, and I'm not entirely sure how many years ago that was. There are two types of games, computer or console, that I tend to play, ports or simulation. I'm not really the type of person that will eagerly anticipate the release of a simulation game, but if it's out and I have it, I'll play it.

The problem with Sim City is that I'm just not very good at it. I don't give it too much thought, I tend to spend a lot of money, go into debt, and then give up on my city. Lucky for me, the Sim City website has some tips for the game, which I intend to explore. The other thing with games like Sim City is that I totally lose track of time, which only makes matters worse. Playing Sim City until 2 AM on a weekday is not the best idea.

If anybody has any tips for making my cities any better, I would appreciate it.

Posted by tien mao in Tech at 11:37 AM



I used to play Sim city, but haven't in years. I really don't remember what my strategies were, but I do remember one trick. Once I actually was successful with a city and built it up and had lots of money, I would eliminate all services, and then inititate a series of disasters that would level the whole city. I would then have a blank map, but still a ton of money. Save the game then, and you can start over as often as you'd like with unlimited money to do what you please. Of course, the problem is, you need a big and rich city first before you can do all this!

Posted by: Justin at February 5, 2004 1:39 PM

hmm, that's not a bad idea. they also suggested (on the site) that you make several towns and connect them with each being a different kind. like industrial, commercial, and residential.

Posted by: tien at February 5, 2004 2:56 PM


Posted by: rachelle in chicago! at February 5, 2004 5:19 PM

Tricks for making a great Sim City:

1. Try not to elect Guiliani.
2. Don't bog your sports teams down with bloated contracts.
3. Keep the subway fare reasonable.

Posted by: Maine at February 5, 2004 10:54 PM

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