Review: A quite competent, nay improved, port of the original version of this classic game. Still quite limited in scope, but also simple and remains a nice diversion today.
I first played SimCity on the PC, and while I enjoyed it quite a bit, it was a bit buggy and void of any flare. This port on the Super Nintendo gives it a bit of extra charm that makes it all the more delightful to play. In addition to your usual basic zones and utilities you can build, this version also adds special zones that you can acquire once you reach certain milestones, such as libraries, larger fire and police stations, amusements parks, casinos, and even a statue to yours truly if the citizens love you enough.
The graphics are improved. You can see the seasons change and the sprites are all a bit more defined and colorful. There’s also additional music, but it’s rather dull, and one would be better off muting the game and putting on your own tunes.
The only drawback from the original is that since this is a mouse-driven interface, it’s a bit clunky on the SNES. I wouldn’t say it’s significantly less user-friendly than the PC, but it would bother some players for sure.