Has anyone else even played this game?

#1 Posted by Jrad (622 posts) -

I find it rather disappointing no one seems to have any idea what SimEarth is; it truly is a gem among sims (from this era...).

#2 Posted by CacototheDemon (3 posts) -

I own the PC version, and rented the SNES version.  imo I prefer the SNES version, as there is a definite ending there.  The final planet of the SNES's scenario mode was a pain until I found out you could boil over all the water on the planet and then let stuff grow and civilization flourish on the planet.  It was just about impossible to complete it with all the planet's water intact.  I'm not sure if anyone managed to complete it with all the planet's water intact or not.

The hard scenarios was really just Mars, and maybe even Venus.  The first scenarios could be completed through using the Monolith, and subsequent planets after Venus give you enough time to maintain the atmosphere, grow enough living plants, add enough lifeforms and civilization.

#3 Posted by dagas (2832 posts) -

Can this game be played today on a modern Vista 64-bit PC through some emulator or something? This and SimLife seems a lot more interesting than Spore which was a dissapointment at least IMO.

#4 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -

I played this when I was younger and had no idea what what going on. I remember unleashing tsunamis and hurricanes again and again after my attempts to populate the earth with dinosaurs failed.

#5 Posted by HawkSE (216 posts) -
@SpawnMan said:
" I played this when I was younger and had no idea what what going on. I remember unleashing tsunamis and hurricanes again and again after my attempts to populate the earth with dinosaurs failed. "
That's pretty much was what I did. I was 7 or 8 when I played this. 
 
I also played SimFarm and SimCity.
#6 Posted by Driadon (2998 posts) -

I play this every now and then on my PC. I love making resource divides between large cities and seeing a whole city change to a combat unit to wipe out anything in it's path to get to that one block of lush jungle. Also: space faring mollusks are awesome.

#7 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -
@HawkxSx said:
" @SpawnMan said:
" I played this when I was younger and had no idea what what going on. I remember unleashing tsunamis and hurricanes again and again after my attempts to populate the earth with dinosaurs failed. "
That's pretty much was what I did. I was 7 or 8 when I played this.  I also played SimFarm and SimCity. "
Same here. I know how to play it now but most of the time I just faff about really. I still play SimCity 3000 as SimFarm is pretty rad too (though controllinig that damned plane was never easy and the music slowly drove you insane).
#8 Posted by erinfizz (1048 posts) -

Yep. I played this a ton. I don't think I ever fully understood it, but still thought it was really neat.

#9 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -

I rented the SNES version back in the day.  Didn't really play it much or think it was great.  More of a Sim City / Sim Ant person myself.
 
Only real thing is I like how they had 'ages' of mankind, the information age, nanotech age, and the monolith item.

#10 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

Yeah I played it back in the day. Kinda sucked if you asked me. Sim City was waay awesome, and Sim Ant was also pretty fun. This was... meh.

#11 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

SimEarth was a great idea, but I thought the execution was terrible. Spore, as a revisit to that idea, is as a whole a better game, if still a bit of a disappointment.

#12 Posted by nukesniper (1312 posts) -

I played it, but was a bit to young to get it or care enough. Everyone who started to live on my planet died from something that seemed out of my control. That is my experience with SimEarth...

#13 Posted by Russcat (140 posts) -
@XII_Sniper said:
" Yeah I played it back in the day. Kinda sucked if you asked me. Sim City was waay awesome, and Sim Ant was also pretty fun. This was... meh. "
Agreed. This was by far the most disappointing sim game for me and my siblings when we bought it.
#14 Posted by juanvaldes (185 posts) -

Of course. Actually had to okay the disposing of all my old game manuals when I was home last. Sim City, Sim Ant, Sim Earth, Sim City 2k (still got my free shirt too), etc etc. Miss the days when manuals actually held information, let alone minor lessons. Sim Ant covered biology, Sim Earth covered geology, Civilization was part history book, Railroad Tycoon covered locomotive engine bios. Good times good times.  
 
So sad that all that gets cranked out these days are Sims expansions and abominations of the Sim City francise. 

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.