SimCity™ Deluxe for iPad
By Electronic Arts
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BUILD AND MANAGE YOUR DREAM CITY! FOR THE FIRST TIME ON iPADTM! Made for dedicated and casual players alike, let your inner urban planner run wild with the world’s favorite city building simulation. As Mayor and City Planner, take delight in the immersive visuals, the bigger display, and responsive touch controls – all designed just for the SimCity™ Deluxe experience on iPad!
ENJOY EXCLUSIVE iPAD FEATURES, INCLUDING…
• Optimized controls designed just for the iPad
• An interface made to take full advantage of the larger iPad screen
• Dockable information pop-ups to give you a quick look at how your SimCity is functioning
DESIGN WITH TOUCHSCREEN EASE
The HD-quality graphics and realistic animation provide vividly textured terrain that you’ll want to reach out and touch. Easily “fingerpaint” masses of trees, water, and land with a simple swipe of your finger. Think big and live larger with customized controls.
TAKE ON DEMANDING CHALLENGES
Face up to 7 multifaceted scenarios, from staging a glorious “World Games” to coping with a scorching heat wave. Get started in 7 starter cities inspired by world famous locations. Remake them to your liking with highly detailed buildings – including 41 renowned landmarks that spring to life on the iPad screen.
MEET DEVASTING DISASTERS IN EVERY SEASON
Disasters can strike anytime – Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Guide your city through seasonal catastrophes like blizzards, electrical storms…or locust plagues! Or how about fending off a random meteor strike? Even face multiple disasters at once! Build and re-build. See what’s possible in your SimCity!
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What's New in Version 1.0.1
**GAME UPDATE AVAILABLE! DOWNLOAD NOW! ** We’ve made some behind-the-scenes adjustments to ensure gameplay stability. Please update now for the best experience yet.
Other improvements, additions, and optimizations include:
• Support for multitasking – Now you can juggle multiple projects simultaneously
• Additional language support – SimCity Deluxe now supports Simplified Chinese and Korean
As always, thanks for playing SimCity Deluxe on iPad!
Best City Management Game on iPad
It is far from perfect, but of the bunches of city management apps I've tried, this is the best. Others (I've seen) are just too simplistic. What I've not been able to discover is how to build a bridge to span a river. This is a real problem if a river cuts through the middle of your map.
Cities tend to always have demand for industry and without a casino, which is offered after many years (if you allow gambling ordinance I think), I've always have trouble achieving a stable economy. Also, cities always seem to have high demand for industry and low, if any demand, for commercial. This is even when I put lots of green ordinances into place. If not careful, you can end up with an industrial mess on your hands. ; )
Btw, reading some of the gripes posted, water pumps only work at fresh water sources. The river may not count. I have always found lakes to be the best consistent source for water. And just because city advisors complain about water, this usually first happens as a heads up that you are nearing capacity. You don't have to add water sources until the no-water icons start popping up on map.
Also be careful with your choices because the game has limited "save" ability. It appears impossible to regress in most of my experience to than anything other than the beginning of a particular game. Ps, I am a desktop veteran for this game, but not an expert. : )
Crash-fest: Don't waste your time.
I've been a huge Simcity fan since the very early days in the late 90s. Finally getting a version for my iPad was great news. Too bad EA have not followed through and made the game stable enough to play for more than a few minutes at a time without crashing. I already have around 4 or 5 reliable ways to crash the game already and I have played the game no more than about 45 mins total, probably not more than 10 mins max without it crashing. Its especially unpromising when one reliable way to crash the app and loose your gameplay is trying to save your work. I would demand my money back if I thought for a moment I would not have to expend hours trying to get it back.
Folks, there is reason a complex game like this is only 99 cents at present, its because its a soul destroying pile of crashing junk. EA likely knows it and wants to avoid the backlash that charging $9.99 would bring. EA are late to the mobile games party, bringing crap like this to the party only makes the situation worse because I won't waste time looking at other EA titles, and neither should you. You maybe a fan of Simcity on the PC or Mac, but this will leave you irritated and frustrated. Do yourseves a favor and run from this one, don't walk,Tic-tac-toe or the iPad Lockscreen would be a more satisfying game experience than this. I want to give it zero stars for a rating but Apple are forcing me to be excessively generous and give it one star.
Game runs great!
I was skeptical about buying this game because of all the negative reviews but I love simcity games so I waited until it went on sale to finally buy it. Now that I did i am happy I bought it. The game runs perfectly. I played for an hour last night and an hour this morning without a single crash. I have had trouble in the past with EA games while listening to music from iTunes so I recommend either turning the sound off or just listening to the game music for the best performance.
As far as game play goes it seems to be what I would expect from a simcity game. You start off with an empty map and begin by zoning your city. The only reason I gave the game four stars instead of five was because they are missing neighbor deals which was in the Simcity 3000 game (this game seems to be a port of Simcity 3000). It was a fun part of the game and was the best way to dispose of your city's garbage! I wish they would put neighbor deals back in the game and then this would easily be a 5 star purchase.
Now that it is on sale for 99 cents, this game is a steal.
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 10, 2011
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 97.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
- © 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.