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SimCity BuildIt

By Electronic Arts

Editors’ Choice

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

Welcome, Mayor! Be the hero of your very own city as you design and create a beautiful, bustling metropolis. Every decision is yours as your city gets larger and more intricate. Make smart choices to keep your citizens happy and your skyline growing. Then trade, chat, compete, and join clubs with fellow Mayors. Build your way to extraordinary with the most popular city builder on mobile!

BRING YOUR CITY TO LIFE
Build skyscrapers, parks, landmarks, factories, and much more! Place buildings strategically to keep the taxes flowing and your city growing. Solve real-life challenges like traffic, fires, and pollution. Provide services like power plants and police departments, and boost your population with parks and education. Keep traffic moving with grand avenues and streetcars. Take on fun challenges to shape your society.

PUT YOUR IMAGINATION ON THE MAP
Expand along the beach with a marina, waterpark, and luxury beachfront. Build a Tokyo-style neighborhood and unlock exclusive landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. Discover innovative technologies with Future Cities and get athletic with sports stadiums. Hit the town with Las Vegas buildings and go Hollywood with movie studios. There’s always something new and different to make your city unique.

BATTLE YOUR WAY TO VICTORY
Compete in real-time PvP with Club Wars, where you strategize with Mayor’s Club members and declare war on other cities. Once the battle is on, unleash crazy disasters on opponents, like the Disco Twister and Plant Monster, to do damage and watch the wreckage happen live. Earn disaster cards, SimCash, and other valuables to use in battle or to improve your city. Also, take on other players in the Contest of Mayors. Complete weekly challenges and climb the ranks to advance through Leagues. Become a top Mayor and get rewards that can upgrade and beautify your city.

CONNECT AND TEAM UP
Join a Mayor’s Club to trade supplies with other members and chat about strategies and available resources. Collaborate to help someone complete their personal vision and get support to complete yours. Build big, work together, lead other Mayors, and watch your city come to life!

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What's New in Version 1.19.2

Club Wars has arrived! Join a Mayor’s Club, and at level 18, battle against other players in real-time PvP. Unleash crazy disasters, earn the spoils of war, collect Disaster Cards, and upgrade them for more powerful attacks. Here’s how it works:
• Form a club, chat and trade with club members, plan your strategy, and declare war
• Attack fellow Mayors’ cities and do damage to earn war points and fame
• As the war wages on, trade war loot to help friends attack the enemy Clubs
• Afterward, collect your rewards to use for upcoming battles or to improve your city
And have no fear, your city will auto-repair once the battle is over. Battle your way to victory!

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Customer Reviews

Frustrating

I really like this game and I want to keep playing, but it is so frustrating. Firstly, expanding your land is so difficult. You need certain items and the game rarely gives you these items and you have about a 1% chance of finding them for sale from other players. Then, expanding your city storage is frustrating. The game gives you a ton of those items right up until you almost have enough, and then it just stops giving them to you. The game tries so hard to make you spend real money, and honestly Id feel better if I just never downloaded it. I want to play this game but I cant expand my territory without paying 24 simcash for EACH upgrade item!! Ridiculous!! I actually broke down and paid 2.99 to get 200 simcash, and it was only barely enough for one expansion, including the items I already had. Seriously this game is ridiculous!!

Earning money hasnt even been the problem for me at all, like some other reviewers have said. To earn money you just have to produce and sell a lot. That is easy and feasible, and pretty fun as well. But expanding your city is difficult and frustrating. To the developers.. Please make it easier to expand!!

Edit: The clubs are a cool idea, but there is no point in having them or the wars if I cant find a club that is active. Every club I join has like one post a week. I would like to participate in the wars, but I have been unable to find an active club that will allow me to do so.

Algorithm Updates

Success in this game requires heavy use of the Global Trade to find things to buy. SimCity has always used algorithms to determine what is offered to you to buy. For example, if you need specific items to upgrade a building, SimCity will filter these items out of the Global Trade, requiring you to spend even more time trying to find them. Eventually, perhaps after about 30 minutes of searching, the algorithm might allow one or two to appear. On the other hand, if you don't need a particular item, that item is much more likely to appear to buy. If you don't need them and already have several of them in your inventory, they are even more likely to appear. If you have some items, like hamburgers, for example, up for sale yourself, then dozens of them will appear on the Global Trade for you to buy because the algorithm has determined you are unlikely to need them. In this way, the algorithm modifies items on the Global Trade so that high demand always equals low (or nonexistent) supply and low demand always equals high supply.
SimCity updates these algorithms in most patches. This latest patch has caused even low demand items to not appear on the Global Trade. I don't know exactly what was done, but now nearly all of the time I am offered about 7 different things. This prevents players from stocking up on items for future demand. Hopefully this gets fixed in the next update.

War

You asked for feedback, so here goes.

Energy needs to be replaced MUCH faster. 15 minutes for one point is ridiculous. Either scrap it completely, make it 5 minutes, or create an option to burn a REASONABLE amount of resources to get it. It’s a HUGE bottleneck. Four 3-point shots and then wait *3 hours* for full energy? Wrong.

Contest of mayor’s assignments. Got one to put 3 opponents under the shield, for 4500 points, time limit 3 hours. Well, first off, you have to actually take the last shot to earn that. Even if you’ve taken the first 9 points. See the above energy requirement for the IMPOSSIBLE hurdle to doing the assignment all by yourself. So if it requires the CLUB to do it, give the CLUB points for it. Don’t force the club to fight over who gets to take the final point.

Create a “knockout” reward. My club had put every opponent under the shield at one time. And a day later most of them never repaired a single building. How can I do a war points assignment when the opponents don’t play?

The success of every other mayor’s contest assignment is the sole responsibility of the individual. You can get help from the club, but in the end success is individual. But for the war ones, that can become impossible, because not only do you need the cooperation of the club - mine is EXCELLENT in all aspects - but you REQUIRE the cooperation of the opponent.

But at least it’s not the city-destroying nightmare I thought it was going to be.

SimCity BuildIt
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.19.2
  • Size: 114 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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