SimCity enthusiasts can receive a free downloadable SimCity 2000
Windows 95 Theme Pack when they sign the guest book in Maxis' Web site (www.maxis.com)...
Maxis' SimCity 2000
title, which Electronic Arts purchases from an outside distributor, is the only product currently being carried by Toys `R' Us.
The much-loved SimCity has been modernized and greatly improved with the recent SimCity 2000
. It now offers control of more details, like sewer and water lines, renewable energy sources and a host of new disasters.
The upgrade, released in 1994, is called SimCity 2000. The point of the simulation is to duplicate, by massive and virtually instantaneous numbers crunching, the real world of urban politics in which land-use decisions are taken.
And most of the problems associated with the original SimCity have been successfully addressed by SimCity 2000 - at least, those that are in principle soluble.
SimCity 2000 has enough new features to justify readdiction.
Robin Harper, vice president of Maxis, the company responsible for Full Tilt and SimCity 2000
, says: "All future Maxis software will be developed for this platform." Windows 95 boasts faster game-play, better graphics and enhanced sound.
The game package includes Bullfrog's Magic Carpet, Origin's Wing Commander II Deluxe Edition, Interplay's Cyberia-Mission Norway, Maxis' SimCity 2000
, Mindscape's Dragon Lure, Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia 1995 and Psygnosis' The Lemming's Chronicles.
ORINDA, Cal.--Maxis, creator of the popular Sim City interactive CD-ROM game and Sim line of entertainment software, has launched a series of new CD-ROM titles: Klik & Play and SimCity 2000 CD Collection.
Available for DOS at a catalog price of $69.95, SimCity 2000 CD Collection is a compilation of SimCity 2000 products all on one CD: 1) SimCity 2000, which has sold over 600,000 copies on all platforms in the floppy version; 2) the SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit; 3) SimCity 2000 Scenarios Volume 1: Great Disasters; 4) Bonus cities and scenarios.