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Overview

Streets of SimCity is a 3D vehicular combat/racing game developed and published by Maxis for the PC on October 31, 1997.

Similar to the 1996 game SimCopter, Streets of SimCity is a spin-off of the 1993 city-building simulation game SimCity 2000 which generates the environment based on that game's save-games. It is notable for being one of the last games developed prior to the studio's acquisition by Electronic Arts and for being one of the few Maxis-developed games of the time with no direct involvement from series' designer Will Wright.

Players can customize their vehicles with multiple upgrades, including offensive weaponry and defensive modifications, and free-roam around their chosen city (which can be peaceful or chaotic, depending on player choice). In addition, the game includes LAN multiplayer (for up to 8 players) and numerous mission-based modes (including deathmatch, racing, and package delivery). The game includes the SimCity 2000 Urban Renewal Kit for use as a level editor.

Gameplay

The game includes three modes: Career (a single-player mission-based mode with four distinct episodes), Player's Choice (a single-player "free roaming" mode allowing players to explore, either peacefully or chaotically, on any SimCity 2000 map), and Network (a LAN multiplayer mode for up to eight players, allowing for either free roaming or standard deathmatch).

Cars

  • StreetRat (Compact)
  • North Town Garage J57 (Race)
  • AirHawk (Sedan)
  • Azzaroni (Sport)
  • HMX Utility Van (Van)

Upgrades

In addition to weapons and mods, players can upgrade the vehicle's engine (for improved speed) and tires (for improved handling, including spike tires for improved handling against oil slicks).

Weapons

  • Machine Gun ($4000)
  • Missile Launcher ($6000)
  • Smoke Screen ($200)
  • Mine Dropper ($300)
  • Oil Slick ($300)

Active Mods

  • Military Radar ($1000) - Activated with the "T" key. Allows the player to cycle through all enemy cars and show their location on the HUD.
  • Shields ($15000) - Activated with the "S" key. Shields the car against enemy weapons.
  • Hopper ($20000) - Activated with the "H" key. Propels the car high into the air.
  • Airfoil ($25000) - Activated with the "A" key. Allows the car to glide through the air and to drive over any surface (including water) without speed loss.

Passive Mods

  • Armor ($200 for Level 1, $2000 for Level 2)
  • Radar Detector ($300)

Missions

Zippy Courier Service

  1. Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  2. First Steps
  3. Dream Come True
  4. Marvin's Big Chance
  5. Brighter Lights, Bigger City
  6. Good Things in Small Packages

Galahad's Watch

  1. City Cleanup
  2. Bad Cops
  3. Leader of the Pack
  4. For all the Small Children
  5. Minion's Gambit
  6. No Retreat, No Surrender

Granny's Wild Ride

  1. Beginnings
  2. Storm Cloud
  3. The Terror
  4. Domination
  5. Strike Back
  6. Invasion

Race For Your Life

  1. Qualifier
  2. Country Drive
  3. Overland Course
  4. No Brakes!
  5. Public Nuisance
  6. Slippery Slide
  7. Grand Annual
  8. Open Season
  9. Leave No Witnesses
  10. Beat the Clock

Other Missions

  • Apocalypse
  • Continuous Fire
  • Death at the MALL
  • Drug House Raid
  • Forever War
  • In the Name of Glory
  • Mountain Mayhem
  • No More Mister Nice Guy
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