It feels like itâ€™s taken a while, but SimCity Deluxe has finally made it onto the App Store for iPad. Time to release your inner urban planner with one of the best-loved city-building sims in the history of gaming. Taking on the role of Mayor and City Planner, youâ€™ll get to enjoy the iPad-enhanced graphics and improved interface. Also exclusive to the iPad are dockable information pop-ups that tell you at a glance how your city is faring.
The iPadâ€™s larger screen obviously lends itself perfectly to covering your land in swathes of trees, water and terrain with just a swipe of the finger.
As with all SimCity games, your city-building skills are tested with seven scenarios, ranging from holding a World Games to dealing with a raging heatwave. There are also seven starter cities for you to get cracking on, inspired by world famous locations, with 41 renowned landmarks to include in your design if you so wish.
As any veteran SimCity player knows only too well, just when things are going really well is exactly when disaster strikes! It's the same in SimCity Deluxe, only this time around you get to handle them in lush HD. True, random blizzards, electrical storms and even the odd locust plague may be extremely annoying when they ambush you without warning and decimate your gorgeous creation in one fell swoop, but at least theyâ€™ll look really good on your iPad!
Click here to download SimCity Deluxe for $6.99: SimCity Deluxe for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Source: EA Games, iTunes
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