Episode 055 – SimCity (1989)

Episode 055 – SimCity (1989)

Episode 055 – SimCity (1989)

This week in Your Parents Basement, we are building and bulldozing through municipalities! From 1989 and 1991, we’re playing SimCity by Maxis for the PC and SNES. Joining us is special guest Ryan Gibbs from The Young Folks!

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  • 0:00 – Intro, which has the nifty menu music from the SNES version of the game! For a full music playlist, check out the YouTube playlist here.
  • 55:30 – Emails! Cosmo writes in to apologize, and Brisket writes in about himself.
  • 1:19:15 – Snifferoo. Next week, we’re play TWO classic vidya games for the ole Atari 2600!


– According to Price Charting, most of the SimCity games available are affordable. The SNES version goes for $7.80 for the loose cart, $24.95 for box and manual, and $102 new. The PC versions are widely available on the Internet, typically for less than $10.

– Doug Bierend of Medium’s Reform had a long interview with developer Will Wright on the thought process going into SimCity.

– Will Wright’s daughter Cassidy was involved in BattleBots, running the rowebuts Chiabot and Misty the WonderBot.

– For more info on SimSafari, check out Wikipedia. And be sure to check out Gibbs’ work on The Young Folks!

3 responses

  1. […] – In honor of Halloween, Justin Carreiro of The Young Folks has a look at Maniac Mansion. You can listen to our show on it here! Also, Ryan Gibbs of The Young Folks once talked SimCity with us here. […]


  2. […] Spore came out for the PC 10 years ago. While it was a fun little lark, it wasn’t quite the gaming revolution that game designer Will Wright had billed it up to be. We covered SimCity in Episode 55. […]


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