Without a doubt, one of the best simulation games ever made.
You begin the game with a set amount of funds and from there you build various buildings and structures. You set your tax level as best you can that will keep your people happy but at the same time produce an income for yourself to be able to expand. A good balance of commercial, residential and industrial buildings are required to keep people who live in your city happy and at the same time make others want to come and live in your city.
The game is easy to understand and controls are not too complex.
Natural disasters are a nice addition to the game and do not cause too much trouble to become annoying.
The game doesn't technically end, your goals include reaching the highest population as you can, with 500,000 people being a good goal to set yourself.
Each map (there are different kinds you can choose) takes a while to completely fill up and once this is achieved you then can try and perfect the locations of your buildings. It would have been great to be able to select a larger field to play on.
Sound and graphics are perfect for this type of game. The addition of graphs and various other diagrams are a great idea and are a pleasure to look at.
I played this game on both PC and SNES. I found the SNES version a bit better in terms of graphics and sound. Even without a mouse the game was easy to play. The game is a classic on both systems.
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