Random Encounter - SimCity 2000
- Mar 8, 2013
Danny successfully connects to a server in the early 90's to play some SimCity 2000.
To put out the fire you need to dispatch the fire truck manually by clicking on the red light on the top right corner of the menu and clicking next to the fire
The bit where the city is burning, and you say the music didn't fit... I disagree.. and think the music was infact perfect in an artistic manner! We just needed "Foot Patrol" (jazz dancers) doing their "tang" to really make it the perfect scene! ;P
The REAL Simcity- Simcity 2000. Damn right it was. So many memories- and that music! how great was the timelapse midi loop in this video! I'd forgotten some of the little things. There's always a neigbouring city called Tent Pegs isn't there!
By the way, they totally did SimCity 2000 today just so they'd have footage for the upcoming Simcity Feedbackula... you all know it's true!
I don't know if we get older and today's game seems "dumb" or if the oldies were really much more fun to play.
Actually, the electricity sound _was_ made by a dude with his mouth. They recorded it during development and later recorded a real sound discharge, but the first version sounded cooler and they kept it in.
I use to play this game when it first came out and love it. The music sure help bring back a few memories.
Sim city, from maxis and From bullfrog Sim Theme park, Theme hospital Populous such Great games by that time.
You need to do "Sim Tower", that game was amazingly fun in building sky scrappers. I remember being able to track and name an individual before even the days of Theme Park Tycoon. Maxis had a lot of good simulation games before they were bought out by EA (much like the fate of westwood studios). I even have a working copy of Sim Farm which runs under Windows 3.1, which laid the foundation for all those crappy Facebook farm simulators.
Maxis was initiative too, as Sim Copter allowed you to fly around in cities that you built in Sim City 2000.*sigh* where did all the intuitive ideas and developers go that focused on game play?
@TerminalHiT Man! Sim Tower. That's one of those games I got really excited for but never actually played.
It was hyped in all the magazines at the time. Hmm maybe I should try it.
....or next weekend. Oh no I can't next weekend. Well some day I might play it. It looks good.
@TerminalHiT SimTower was an awesome game!
Twisted Metal Black...... Once again a brilliant video please do Twisted metal Black you will have so much fun with it
Even if the new game wasn't a total f***-up with its always-on DRM and all that other stuff that just smacks of corruption and apathy towards customers and the "No Refunds" thievery on a product that doesn't work etc. etc. etc. I still don't think I'd buy the new game, just because I don't like how the linking up with other cities works, and I don't like the little square of land you're fenced into.
I would advise people to amuse themselves with SimCity 4 instead, if you can find a place to buy it that doesn't reek of greed and evil.
Loved the video btw Danny. Once again, very entertaining.
This game formed the foundation of my childhood gaming back on my Windows 95 PC. I spent so many hours playing this and building cities of amazing complexity - no that's a lie. I actually would design the map to be completely flat and have a waterfall mountain along the edge so I could have enormous amounts of cheap and clean hydroelectric energy. I also would build a grid city spanning the whole map. It wasn't exactly aesthetically pleasing but damn it was efficient.
Back in 1996 I used to play Sim City and Pizza Tycoon. It's strange to look at it now because it reminds me of the old Microsoft Paint : /
Mr. O'Dwyer, first off great video, any game from gog would be a blast to see you tear through. But I would like to request Future Cop LAPD... This game occupied countless hours of my childhood, fantastic level design, soundtrack, and an arcade base assault mode that is hard to stop playing. Sky Captain is a scoundrel, you'll find out....
Loving all the videos. You should do Heart of Darkness on the PSone. Havent seen that game for years!!
Ah the good old days... where you dont need to be connected to the internet to play Sim City!!! Get it, EA!!! Anyways, it has been a long time since I have seen and played Sim City 2000. Thanks for the sweet reminder, Danny!!!
Because it was actually made with heart and passion rather than just $ dollar signs in eyes.
I remember I played this game back in the early 2000's. Never did play any of the other SimCity games.
Now that the newest title got a 5.0.... which I was planning on buying, because it looked pretty cool; I'm pretty sad.
It looked cool in the interview shows and previews.. but, now I need to return to my childhood -_-
Anyway - Danny, thanks for the nostalgia!
nice choice - classic game
I always lose my patience when playing Sim City though. The game always seems to want you to fail.
Even the premade cities had failing economy. I mean sure they had it nice when you loaded the map but the economy was never sustainable.
It's fun building the city but that feeling that you'll never get it right so it can run almost autonomously.
I just never could get any city to prosper but maybe I didn't try hard enough. Usually I just played a couple of hours then quit.
Great game anyway. Nice and funny presentation as always.
&Don't go to Bob's house. There's been a shootout.
For your next game how about one of those 90's or 00's flight sims. There were dozens of them. Some more arcady and some a little more serious.
Aces of the Pacific
Their Finest Hour
B-17 Flying Fortress
Rise of Flight
@Saketume - Flight Unlimited was ace too, remember the mirical button! Lol
or even the MegaCD's Thunderhawk! god i played that game to death!!!!!!
I used to play "Ace" and "Ace of Aces" on the C64 and "Fighter Bomber" on Amiga.
F/A 18 Interceptor on Amiga made a huge impact when it was released in 1988. Top Gun was still a fresh movie memory and all.