SimTunes is a Sim spin-off game (one of many, in fact). The game was released in 1996 for the PC, and was developed and published by Maxis Software
. The game is music simulation game. SimTunes was designed by Toshio Iwai
, originally a game called Sound Fantasy on the Super Nintendo. Later, Iwai designed the game Electroplankton
for the Nintendo DS.
The game is played by painting colored dots where there is a dot representing a musical note). Then, the player can place Bugz on the music, which will then crawl over the picture and play the notes. Bugz can also be adjusted in certain ways; their speed can be adjusted and they can be forced to jump or move with certain symbols on the notes.