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The ground-breaking 'city simulation' game, SimCity, has long been the standing claim to fame of game developer and publisher Maxis, Inc. SimCity 2000 first appeared for the PC in January 1994 under the Maxis label, shortly before the company was purchased by Electronic Arts. The game was later translated to the Macintosh and then after many changes and improvements to the PlayStation in 1997.
All of the popular features found on the PC version of SimCity 2000, such as the water pipe grid and improved graphics, are all here, plus extras only found on the PlayStation — including a first-person 3D walk-through of your city once it's complete. As Mayor, you will build and manage cities of your own creation or use the pre-set scenarios to challenge your planning and management skills. You will have to clear the land, build roads, railroads, power plants and necessary infrastructure, zone the building areas, levy taxes, control crime, juggle budgets, deal with natural disasters and much more...
Unlike many games, SimCity 2000 doesn't have one specific goal or 'winning' scenario (unless in the scenario mode). The game supplies you with the tools to design build and manage your cities (as well as the people in them) — what you choose to do with those tools is up to you. The three main options available to you are pre-set scenarios, explore and modify the default cities already provided or build your own cities from the ground up.
As you begin you can select to play the Mayor's Boot Camp practice session. Here you can test out gameplay, controls and navigation to prepare yourself for the tasks ahead. The game uses toolbars with icons for all building and management features.
SimCity 2000 for the PlayStation is compatible with the PlayStation Mouse, all controls can be customized and saved games use 8 blocks of memory on a Memory Card (the Memory Card is required to save games). ~ Tara Hernandez, All Game Guide