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  • Summary: Be a powerful mayor -- create, enjoy and destroy your ultimate city. Start by zoning your city, constructing homes, businesses, factories, skyscrapers, freeways, railroads, and much more. SimCity Creator is a visually exciting experience with a completely new user interface, designed specifically for the Wii and the Wii remote. You'll discover many ways to customize your city, including 13 city styles to explore, such as American, European and Asian themes. You can also place a selection of more than 30 "Hero" buildings into your city to make it distinctive and momentous. Some of these iconic buildings are based on the current day, some on history and some on fantasy. The more city styles you explore, the more Hero building options you have. For the first time, take the liberty to build transportation systems with free placement of rounded and curved roads and rail lines, taking your city to new creative and curvy heights. And get a new perspective on your cityscape from a helicopter, a jet or a propeller plane which you can use to fly over your creation. Check out what you've built in your aircraft of choice. Disasters that players of SimCity always love remain an important and entertaining element in SimCity Creator. Using the Wii remote you can create earthquakes, tornados, call in destructive robots and monsters, create fires and discover many more ways to cause havoc. You created it, and now you can destroy it. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Probably the most accessible SimCity to date; certainly not dumbed down. Great stuff. [Dec 2008, p.70]
  2. The Wii has yet again shown that it can do certain games better than its bigger counterparts. A real pleasurable experience that will end up a Wii classic.
  3. It's somewhat flawed, but SimCity Creator still has the core elements that make the SimCity franchise a joy. For those of you who have watched your speck of a city swell into a metropolis know what I'm talking about. And those of you who haven't, well, now would be a good time to start!
  4. The problem lies in the simple fact that it simply doesn’t stack up that well next to the superior body of PC iterations.
  5. Poor controls and superfluous features hurt what is otherwise an enjoyable SimCity game.
  6. SimCity Creator joyfully bounces between the series reliable basics and an imperfect production. It's a good game hampered by seriously flawed controls.
  7. Some games run into problems trying to be everything to everyone, but SimCity Creator suffers from the opposite affliction. It doesn’t try to be anything to anyone. Well, that’s one thing it does right.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. JasonT.
    Oct 9, 2008
    Excellent Simcity game...take your city from Caveman times through various ages, gets very challenging to keep it on top. Nice little DS game.
  2. WilyC.
    Sep 29, 2008
    DUDE! Totally reminiscent of the old SimCity days...but on the Wii! Great game for me and my son since he's on the Wii all the time. Great controls and good graphics for the Wii, love that the MySims are in there too! Rate Up! Expand
  3. AlexanderH.
    Oct 1, 2008
    Graphics and gameplay is dumbed-down from Simcity 4, but it is still enjoyable. More thought into controls would have been nice, doesn't seem polished. Expand
  4. EricJ.
    Oct 6, 2008
    If you have always loved Simcity you will love this game! It will take you 20 mins to get use to the controls, but once that hurdle is past you can enjoy a core Simcity game with some nice extras. If you own Simicty 4 on PC, their is hardly a point to spend the $$. But if you don't, its a must buy! Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2012
    This game is not as good as the rest of the series. The HUD is inaccessible and very cumbersome. If you are thinking about buying a game, I highly suggest you pass on this one. Trust me, it will be a waste if your time! Oh, and I bet all the positive ratings are from EA so they can take your money. Notice how all of them use PERFECT grammar. Expand