SIMTOWNReviewed By: Carole Steward McDonnell
VOLUNTEER GUEST REVIEWER
There is nothing offensive in this game. Kids will learn about what makes a city work and they will understand why a city doesn't work. Sure, the Simpeople complaint a lot, but Simpeople are generally hard to please. An extra Chinese restaurant, a new road, a new place to work and lower taxes generally helps the situation. As mayor of his city, your child can fix things quite easily. And if not, he can always delete the failing Simtown and build a new one. The game teaches perseverance and the child learns by trial and error. As such, it's a great example of learning from our mistakes. If your child doesn't mind thinking through a problem, this is certainly a fun way to learn that "Practice makes perfection…or something close to perfection" and "Rome was not built in a day."
Year of Release—1995
A fun little game that has cartoonish graphics. Fun to go inside people's houses and see what they do. Definitely not the funnest game, but it does pretty well. The only thing that suffers is the sound. I suggest buying SimCity if you're interested in building towns and cities. My Ratings: [5/4]
—Chris Jurewicz, age 12
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