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Sim Earth -- Hudson Soft

Ever wanted to terraform Mars, create a new planet, or destroy the Earth? Well, now you can... with Sim Earth for the Turbo Duo CD. Control every aspect of Mother Nature in this translation of the original computer strategy game.

Ferrari Man
Sim Earth was a major power trip. Although the game takes millenniums to finish, it holds your interest. The graphics and sound certainly are not anything worth doing flips over, but they get the point across. A perfect game for anyone with lots of patience. One word of warning--if you like action steer clear of this title.

This is definitely an involving game and requires a lot of time. Graphics were okay and sound so-so. There really isn't any gameplay. But this game will last a long time. There is something about maintaining my own planet that appeals to me. It was pretty good, but the loads only got slightly annoying. Definitely one of the more involving games I have played.

If you are a power monger with delusions of divinity or just someone who is interested in experimenting with the hypothetical evolution of a planet, this game is for you. Nice graphics, and background music make this game fun to spend a few hours with. Plus this game allows you to understand the world you live in from a bigger point of view, and points out how fragile life on a planet can be. There isn't any action per-say, but this game can really make you think.

Playing Sim Earth is a little like playing God. I really liked the in-depth level of control and options the game gives you; it makes you feel as if you were creating a real biosphere. The game is a sure fire two thumbs up for all bio/tech dudes out there.

>>>>> 68.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 2.0 3.5 3.5 3.5
Sound 2.0 2.5 3.0 2.0
Gameplay/Control 2.0 2.5 3.5 3.5
Longevity/Playability 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Overall 3.5 4.0 3.5 4.0
Total 14.5 17.5 18.5 18.0

Originally appeared Vol 2, Iss 1 (04-05/93)