As anyone who reads this blog with any kind of regularity will already know, I’m not dead. As a result, there is a new video online!
This one is just a simple “let me show you what this game looks like” video, à la Steve Benway. The specific subject of this one is the port of SimCity for the BBC Micro computer system, played on my Model B.
This is quite an impressive achievement, seeing as the Beeb only has 32K of RAM and a 2MHz CPU. It lacks things like scenarios and several disasters, but it’s impressively full-featured otherwise. Another example of superior software from Superior Software for Acorn computers!
In other news, I’ve also started grabbing some Maxis console ports when I find a good price. Got the SNES port of SimCity and SimCity 2000, the latter of which I had no idea existed until a couple weeks ago. It’s another surprisingly good port and even has a few extras like passing clouds and weather. I don’t think it has support for the SNES mouse, which is a shame. Also got the PS1 port of SC2K and it is awesome. Very cool music and some new, exclusive tracks. Also has a freaking sweet mode where you take a first-person 3D tour of your city! Even has an automobile’s “interior view” which makes it seem a lot like an alpha version of Streets of SimCity. Heh, considering Streets of SimCity felt like a beta of a real game anyways that’s rather humorous.