Episode 4: Reticulating Splines

Who would have thought that simulating an ant farm would be so fun? Darren, Heath, and James discuss Maxis and the Sim Franchise in this episode of Nostalgiamatic. We'll fill you with more retro then you could buy for 500 simoleons.

Show Notes

Games Discussed

WoW, Mass Effect 3, King Aurthur's Gold, DOTA 2, Sim City, Sim Earth, Sim Ant, Sim Farm, Sim City 2000, Sim Tower, Sim Isle

Videos

Sim City (SNES)


Sim Earth


Sim Ant


Sim Farm


Sim City 2000



Sim City 2000 Box Art


Sim Tower


Sim Isle


Spore Reveal (2005)


Links

King Aurthur's Gold

Before Mario

The new Sim City


Errata

  • Scattergories - The objective of the game is to score points by naming objects within a set of categories, given an initial letter, within a time limit.
  • Turbo Grafx-16 was indeed a console - Released in 1987 for nearly $400, over $800 in 2012 dollars.
  • The Sims was released in 2000




Comments

hatchethawk's picture

I was surprised you guys didn't talk about The Sims more. I was addicted to that game!

James's picture

Ya, we probably should have but we were focusing more on the original stuff, I'd say The Sims still fell in the realm of discussion though because Will Wright was still around when that game was created.  For me, I enjoyed it less than those earlier ones we mentioned.  I guess I like my God games more broad, but it still was a creative and enjoyable game regardless.

Any of you guys try the companion games that integrated with Sim City 2000? I had fun with two of them. The first one I remember allowed you to race through the streets of a city you made in Sim City 2000. Then another game, Sim Copter, allowed you to fly around your city doing missions in a helicopter. I didn't think they were very polished but still fun and quite innovative.

I really enjoyed the... epilogue? bit you left at the end of the show this time. "Here's the multi-verse!" "Shut down ALL the trash compactors R2!"