The Sim games have been getting some love (and hate) on my site lately. It’s usually love. And Sim Tower is no exception. I think I found this game by accident in Walmart one day and bought it. I loved SimCity, so how could I go wrong with another Sim game, this time about a tower? I couldn’t!
This game was a lot of fun and gave you a lot of different options to customize your tower. You can still find this game online, by the way, so if you haven’t played it, try it out! You started with an empty plot of land and you started by building your lobby. Easy enough. Next, you built your second floor. And some stairs so people could get up to that floor. Now you pick what kind of dwelling you want on your new floor. Hotel rooms? Office space? Condos? It’s up to you, but keep an eye on your cash flow! (Hint, offices in the beginning).
As your tower grows up, the challenges get greater. By far, the most constant challenge is elevator strategy. You are only allowed a certain number of elevator shafts per tower and if you reach over 50 stories, things really start to get interesting. You’ll be dreaming about pink and red people and elevator capacities and which floors to set the cars to while idle and WAAAAH! I actually still think about this game every time I am waiting for an elevator and imagine myself turning pink. Before you know it, your simple tower looks like this:
This is a great game and I strongly recommend you try it out. It’s got a bit of humor in it as well and the replay-ability is quite high.