Parents' Guide to

SimCity Creator

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Complex city-building game has fussy controls.

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Complicating matters, the game's controls are finicky at best. Attempting to create a new zone by using the Wii remote as a pen to paint the land a certain color is a clumsy process and can take minutes to complete. And if you aren't careful to keep the remote pointed at the center of the screen during play you may suddenly find the map scrolling off to one side or another. What's more, the Wii's relatively modest graphics processing power and standard definition output make for some muddy looking cities. Indeed, Sim City Creator would have benefited greatly from the precise control of a mouse and cleaner graphics, making one wonder whether perhaps it should have been developed as a PC title.

A small group of city-building fans will likely have fun tinkering with Sim City Creator's surprisingly deep features, but casual gamers would be better off looking elsewhere for their interactive entertainment.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Release date: September 22, 2008
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Alcohol Reference, Mild Violence, Tobacco Reference
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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