At first glance, it’s easy to confuse Simcity Buildit with its cousin Simcity 2013 given their graphic similarity. Upon closer inspection though, there are some vast differences that make somewhat one superior from the other. The first major difference is that the game lasts an extremely long time for a fairly because of its Free-to-Play marketing.
Simcity Buildit is fairly standard in the sense that players must complete the quests and achievements to gain more of the features, but in addition, paying for premium currency also gains the player some advantage. At the same time, the game can be available anywhere anytime as long as you have with your mobile device and an internet connection something SimCity 2013 was not design to do. Players need to login at least one hour in a day and cover as much work for their city for that period. The result is that the better he does in managing the city, the happier the citizen and the healthier his city will be.
Over the span of those 24 hours, players can experience darkness, rain and a number of other weather effects. If you should run out of time in the clock before the 24 hours is over, you can always add more credits for more time.There are a number of different resources to focus in Simcity Buildit. Each have different advantages and disadvantages. This will prompt on more study on the strategy needed to maximize your city’s potential. Fortunately, there are lots of guides available online for this.
Most players can handle quite tightly and skidding situations that SimCity scenarios will have as long as its not that catastrophic. This game design in general is average and unfortunately offers little variation to some extent. But then again, this is a free-to-play game, so there is little room for anyone to complain.
Multiplayer mode on this Simcity Buildit game can be handled in a variety of ways. If there is already a game in progress and another player joins to create a new city, he will compete on the same tasks as the one ahead of him. If both players enter a game together, it becomes a fairly standard head to head game.
Bottomline: While not up to the quality of Simcity 2013, Simcity Buildit is a decent simulation city ported to mobile devices (iOS / Android) that offers good value and grows on you over time.