Its a small world after all...in your pocket
I was shocked to see this one on the store shelves and loved playing Sim City 2000 a few years back. For the $20 price tag I had to pick it up and put it in my GameBoy Advance right away. The game plays like it should, you got all the departments, buildings, utilities and disasters from the original. It has a good amount of modes from free to scenario. Good so far, but the transition to the advance has hurted the game for me. First off, there is no music when you're playing the game. There is absolute silence, all you hear is the click sounds when you're making selections or scrolling the map. Without music to help you pass time, you will be drifting from your city to kingdom boredom in no time. The controls are kinda hard to get used to and when you do, it still feels clunky. The game will also slow down, especially around disasters where you must quickly place firemen to take out the fire. There are also times where you want to start a new city and still keep your other city, but you will have to choose one or the other since the game only allows you to save one city. The graphics look the same which is good, but look dim on the gba screen. I feel that the developers didn't put enough time in this port from being no music and the graphics could of easily been brighter. If you must have Sim City 2000 on your GameBoy Advance, there is no stopping you from buying it. For the rest of us, I would get the PC version for $10 instead of this port for $20.