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Full Tilt! 2 Pinball

Full Tilt! 2 Pinball

Windows - Released - 1996

A fairly simple 3D-tilted pinball simulation featuring three tables (Mad Scientist, Alien Daze, & Captain Hero), all of which have a sci-fi/comic book theme.

RoboSport

RoboSport

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

A creative turn-based strategy game. Form a team of robots serving different roles and program them to eliminate the enemy from the arena. You have 5 different types of robots at your disposal, each with it's own weaponry and capabilities. The competition is run in a number of intervals giving you time to reprogram your robots and set them loose to destroy your opponent. This game includes multiplayer options for both multi-computer setups and hot seat play. There is no luck and reflexes are not a factor. Only the one with the best strategy will prevail.

RoboSport

RoboSport

Windows 3.X - Released - 1991

A creative turn-based strategy game. Form a team of robots serving different roles and program them to eliminate the enemy from the arena. You have 5 different types of robots at your disposal, each with it's own weaponry and capabilities. The competition is run in a number of intervals giving you time to reprogram your robots and set them loose to destroy your opponent. This game includes multiplayer options for both multi-computer setups and hot seat play. There is no luck and reflexes are not a factor. Only the one with the best strategy will prevail.

RoboSport

RoboSport

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1991

A creative turn-based strategy game. Form a team of robots serving different roles and program them to eliminate the enemy from the arena. You have 5 different types of robots at your disposal, each with it's own weaponry and capabilities. The competition is run in a number of intervals giving you time to reprogram your robots and set them loose to destroy your opponent. This game includes multiplayer options for both multi-computer setups and hot seat play. There is no luck and reflexes are not a factor. Only the one with the best strategy will prevail.

Sim City 2000

Sim City 2000

Acorn Archimedes - Released - 1994

Sim City 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion. This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges, zoos, and arcos which are actually cities in cities. You can now give names to places, and your city is surrounded by neighboring towns with which you can make trade. Finally, instead of the poll...

SimAnt

SimAnt

NEC PC-9801 - Released - February 19, 1993

SimAnt explores the detail of the lives of ants, as you take full control of an ant colony. Build up your colony to conquer the other colonies in the yard. Foes include spiders and humans - make their lives a misery by invading their homes. A Quick Game option focuses on battles with other groups of ants, and a full Tutorial mode is provided. Biological detail of real ants is provided, to help make the package more educational. In the full game the player starts out as the black queen ant who must start an ant hill and produce offspring to start the first colony. They control the output of...

SimAnt

SimAnt

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1993

SimAnt explores the detail of the lives of ants, as you take full control of an ant colony. Build up your colony to conquer the other colonies in the yard. Foes include spiders and humans - make their lives a misery by invading their homes. A Quick Game option focuses on battles with other groups of ants, and a full Tutorial mode is provided. Biological detail of real ants is provided, to help make the package more educational. In the full game the player starts out as the black queen ant who must start an ant hill and produce offspring to start the first colony. They control the output of...

SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony

SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony

Sharp X68000 - Released - February 26, 1993

SimAnt explores the detail of the lives of ants, as you take full control of an ant colony. Build up your colony to conquer the other colonies in the yard. Foes include spiders and humans - make their lives a misery by invading their homes. A Quick Game option focuses on battles with other groups of ants, and a full Tutorial mode is provided. Biological detail of real ants is provided, to help make the package more educational. In the full game the player starts out as the black queen ant who must start an ant hill and produce offspring to start the first colony. They control the output of...

SimCity

SimCity

Sharp X68000 - Released - September 7, 1990

SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure an income, and then portions allocated to public services such as policing...

SimCity

SimCity

Commodore 64 - Released - February 2, 1989

SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure an income, and then portions allocated to public services such as policing...

SimCity

SimCity

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1990

SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure an income, and then portions allocated to public services such as policing...

SimCity

SimCity

Windows 3.X - Released - 1992

SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure an income, and then portions allocated to public services such as policing...

SimCity

SimCity

Windows - 1992

SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure an income, and then portions allocated to public services such as policing...

SimCity

SimCity

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure an income, and then portions allocated to public services such as policing...

SimCity

SimCity

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1990

SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to ensure an income, and then portions allocated to public services such as policing...

SimCity 2000

SimCity 2000

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1994

SimCity 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion. This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges, zoos, and arcos which are actually cities in cities. You can now give names to places, and your city is surrounded by neighboring towns with which you can make trade. Finally, instead of the poll in...

SimCity 2000

SimCity 2000

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

SimCity 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion. This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges, zoos, and arcos which are actually cities in cities. You can now give names to places, and your city is surrounded by neighboring towns with which you can make trade. Finally, instead of the poll in...

SimCity 2000

SimCity 2000

Windows - 1996

SimCity 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion. This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges, zoos, and arcos which are actually cities in cities. You can now give names to places, and your city is surrounded by neighboring towns with which you can make trade. Finally, instead of the poll in...

SimCity 2000

SimCity 2000

Commodore Amiga - January 1, 1993

SimCity 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion. This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges, zoos, and arcos which are actually cities in cities. You can now give names to places, and your city is surrounded by neighboring towns with which you can make trade. Finally, instead of the poll in...

SimCity 2000: CD Collection

SimCity 2000: CD Collection

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

This collection includes SimCity 2000, SimCity 2000 Scenarios Volume 1: Great Disasters and the SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit (city & object editor), with the addition of bonus cities/scenarios. SimCity 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion. This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges,...

SimCity 2000: Deluxe

SimCity 2000: Deluxe

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1995

This release of SimCity 2000 includes the add-on SimCity 2000 Scenarios Vol. I: Great Disasters. SimCity 2000 SimCity 2000 is the successor to the city simulation game Sim City. You are once again the mayor, but this time you can fully customize the terrain before building your city. The graphics are isometric, whereas the original had graphics displayed in a top-down fashion. This title adds numerous features over the original such as the ability of building "light" zones, subways, hospitals, colleges, zoos, and arcos which are actually cities in cities. You can now give names to...

SimCity 3000

SimCity 3000

Apple Mac OS - Released - June 30, 1999

As a mayor, it is your job to manage your city. It starts off empty, but will grow. You can zone parts of your city for residential, commercial & industry. In addition to zoning, you can build roads, parks, trains, water pipes, power plants and much much more. If you are successful, your city will grow and prosper. If you fail you will bankrupt the city and get thrown out of office.

SimCity 3000 Unlimited

SimCity 3000 Unlimited

Windows - Released - March 18, 2000

SimCity 3000 Unlimited is a re-release of the original SimCity 3000, which adds additional features such as 2 new building sets (European and Asian), new scenarios, new disasters, a scenario creator, seasonal city events and the Building Architect Tool, which was previously a downloadable add-on for the base game. SimCity 3000: Deutschland and SimCity 3000: UK Edition change the European set to have a more national look.

SimCity Classic

SimCity Classic

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

An updated SimCity originally ported to Windows, then ported back to DOS. SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute, others don't but are more expensive. Taxes must be raised to...

SimCity Enhanced CD-ROM

SimCity Enhanced CD-ROM

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Build up your city and provide your citizens with what they need. Also enjoy the multimedia enhancements on the CD, such as video clips. SimCity sets you as the mayor of a new municipality, with the responsibility of building and maintaining a place where citizens can move to and work and be happy. The first task is to place essentials such as housing, transport links, schools, factories and shops. There are 50 types of these, allowing for homes of all standards and different types of businesses. Make sure to consider which sites are effective for which tasks. Some power sources pollute,...

SimCopter

SimCopter

Windows - Released - October 31, 1996

SimCopter is a light helicopter flying simulator closely related to Sim City 2000. The player is a rookie helicopter pilot that must make his living by transporting passengers and help the city authority in several tasks, including rescuing sims from fires and boat accidents, divert cars from traffic jams, aid on putting out fires and arresting criminals, controlling riots and MEDEVAC injured sims to nearby hospitals. The player starts with a basic helicopter, and by completing missions, earn money that can be used to buy larger and faster helicopters and equipment required to deal with...

SimEarth: The Living Planet

SimEarth: The Living Planet

NEC PC-9801 - Released - September 6, 1991

SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots. The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.

SimEarth: The Living Planet

SimEarth: The Living Planet

Windows 3.X - Released - 1990

SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots. The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.

SimEarth: The Living Planet

SimEarth: The Living Planet

Sharp X68000 - Released - May 29, 1992

SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots. The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.

SimEarth: The Living Planet

SimEarth: The Living Planet

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots. The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.

SimEarth: The Living Planet

SimEarth: The Living Planet

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1991

SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots. The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.

SimFarm

SimFarm

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - September 9, 1994

Take control and manage a virtual farm for a local town. Game-play includes planting and maintaining crops, of which there are 24 different varieties to choose from, each with their own requirements. The buying and selling of livestock, and land, whilst competing for space with the town. Additional simulation includes changing weather systems and realistic seasons, each affecting the running of your farm.

SimFarm

SimFarm

NEC PC-9801 - Released - May 27, 1994

Take control and manage a virtual farm for a local town. Game-play includes planting and maintaining crops, of which there are 24 different varieties to choose from, each with their own requirements. The buying and selling of livestock, and land, whilst competing for space with the town. Additional simulation includes changing weather systems and realistic seasons, each affecting the running of your farm.

SimLife: The Genetic Playground

SimLife: The Genetic Playground

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

A complex game in which you can create your own ecosystems, animals or vegetables, then watch them eat, evolve, mate, or die. Feel free to create funky animals! How about a giant snail that would have to eat several trees each day to survive - or a small kangaroo that would lay eggs and eat only bugs? You can even edit their DNA code, and make your animals mutate.

SimPark

SimPark

Windows - Released - 1996

Made by Maxis, the company famous for its line of "Sim" games, SimPark deals with the simulation and management of a real wildlife park. SimPark allows you to build and manage parks from scratch, completely isolated from civilization. You have the choice of choosing from hundreds of different species of flowers, bushes, plants, mammals, birds, and reptiles to live and thrive in your park. Which plants and animals to put in is completely your choice, but you have to make sure that their biological needs are met so that they won't die. You start out with a bare patch of land, but as you add...

The Sims 2

The Sims 2

Windows - Released - September 14, 2004

The Sims 2 is the official sequel to the "best-selling PC game of all-time", The Sims. In this sequel, Maxis has created an entirely new, 3D engine, similar to the console Sim games. You can rotate the camera in a 360° view, or shuffle the camera to the left and right. Your Sims are also fully animated, articulated characters. They have a wide range of movements, most of which are humorous. Eating, drinking, going to the bathroom, getting kissed, proposing marriage... everything has a specific animation to it. The Sims 2 has an expanded Build mode. You can now create large houses,...

SimSafari

Apple Mac OS - Released - March 19, 1998

SimSafari brings Africa to you. Imagine yourself in rugged bush country, peering through binoculars at vast herds of elephants, zebras and lions. Choose from exotic plants and wildlife to create your own safari park. Team with a neighboring village and build a flourishing safari camp. Even tackle wild missions! Subtle mix between SimCity and an African Safari.

SimTown

SimTown

Windows - 1995

SimTown is one of several entries in the city-building simulation series, SimCity. As in prior installments, players are tasked as the mayor of a newly formed municipality, taking charge of it's expansion and success. Being aimed at a younger audience than that of the other games within the series a greater emphasis is placed on managing a small, socially ideal town than a sprawling metropolis. As such it features a much more stylized, cartoon representation and user interface, a number of added features allowing for greater interactivity with the populace, and a simplified system of resource...

SimTunes

SimTunes

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

SimTunes is based on "Music Insects", an interactive audio-visual exhibit which was designed and created by Toshio Iwai in 1992. Iwai's original, Music Insects is a very popular permanent exhibit at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. SimTunes is an interactive 'painting/music/simulation' game. The user paints colored squares on a virtual grid, where each color maps to a tone in a musical scale. Then the user unleashes four little 'bugz' to roam around on the painted grid. Each bugz has an instrument or vocal style associated with it, and when it walks over one of the squares of light it...

SkyChase

SkyChase

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Take to the skies and fight your opponent (computer or human) on a split screen or null-modem link. Takeoffs and landings are handled automatically, so players can focus on shooting each other down. Flyby replays are featured for crashes, so you can gloat over each victory. In one-player mode, the view from your opponent's plane is optional; either way you have a scanner to help locate them. Different levels of ammunition and missile stock can be set, to make for a variety of gameplay options. After the game has been ran for 3 hours, a hidden 'paper plane' mode is added, alongside a roster of...

SkyChase

SkyChase

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

Take to the skies and fight your opponent (computer or human) on a split screen or null-modem link. Takeoffs and landings are handled automatically, so players can focus on shooting each other down. Flyby replays are featured for crashes, so you can gloat over each victory. In one-player mode, the view from your opponent's plane is optional; either way you have a scanner to help locate them. Different levels of ammunition and missile stock can be set, to make for a variety of gameplay options. After the game has been ran for 3 hours, a hidden 'paper plane' mode is added, alongside a roster of...

Streets of SimCity

Streets of SimCity

Windows - Released - October 30, 1997

Race through or create havoc in one of 50+ cities, or import your own SimCity 2000 cities for battle-on-wheels! Play pre-built missions or take on up to seven opponents via LAN or Internet play.

Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Selection

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

An evil scientist has used genetic engineering to create a race of rampaging monsters. As a fellow scientist you must take back a chain of islands by breeding your own creatures that are faster, smarter, more aggressive, and faster at breeding. Raise your creatures in a lab where you can mate them, examine them, and even create random mutations by introducing radiation into the environment.

The Urbz: Sims in the City

The Urbz: Sims in the City

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 9, 2004

The Urbz is a reworking of the Sims franchise for the console market. The Sims have finally moved out of the suburbs and into the big city where reputation is the key to success. Socialize with over sixty unique characters, work jobs in a Sims game for the first time, buy new clothes that are actually gameplay relevant (they affect whether how likely other characters are to like you), get tattoos and body piercings and own and decorate one of three unique apartments.

ZAARK and the Night Team: The Quest for Patterns

ZAARK and the Night Team: The Quest for Patterns

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

Zaark and the Night Team: The Quest for Patterns is filled with puzzles for kids to solve. Four games are included that use different types of patterns to solve puzzles. When a puzzle is solved during each game the story advances as the player continues on their way to completing a quest. "Save Melody Castle" is all about music. Using listening skills one must choose which notes are high and which are low. "Nab the Scrambler" educates children about art. While inside an art museum the player must look at paintings and remove items that do not belong. Through the use of a time machine the...

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