A City in Your Phone? Play SimCity Buildit

EA continues to amaze the gaming community. In its last release, the former game that everybody loved only available in the PC is now available in the mobile platform. At first, I was very skeptical about the game and how it would run on my slow processing android phone. You see, I am very much aware of SimCity and I have played it for a long time. This simulation game was actually one of my favorite because it puts you in the role of being the head of a City, taking charge of the needs of your Sims and making sure that they will enjoy their stay in your city.

My first concern was the graphic and processing requirement that the game would require. If you remember the older versions of the game which was only available in PC, it required so much processing and graphic power. To my surprise, it actually did well when I started to play it on my Android phone. Although on my first few hours of gameplay, I experienced a few game crash. Probably it was because my phone’s was full apps. So a removed a few applications and started my simcity game again. And yes, it no longer crashed.

On the download page of google play, I noticed some complaints. One of them is the very long period of waiting to produce building materials. This however, I think just requires smarter strategy.

Here is my humble opinion. When you first start the game, you will easily be tempted to add so many residential lots. Population growth is the very first concern when you start the game and if you are used to the old game, add only a few lots for sim house is not normal because the old game had a very wide space for you to build your city. So you put up so many residential but your money will quickly run out because you will have to add more power supply and water supply. But comes a new problem. When you population grows, you will suddenly be promoted that your sims need fire protection or sewage lines. And with your simoleons very low, you will be forced to upgrade your residential houses which again requires some building materials. It’s ok if its only steel or wood because the building time is just a few minutes but when it requires the other higher materials, you will have to wait a little longer. And with unhappy sims, your population will quickly go down.


This is probably why many would look for a simcity buildit cheat tool so they can use it to add more money and simcash. It is some sort of a game trick or game mod as others would call it but I have not resorted to that kind of action yet. Although it is very tempting to use because of the very high level gamers I see in youtube.

So you see, it is a matter of proper game plan. You have to have the necessary saving so that when the need arises, you have enough money to buy the needed utility for your sims.

This game is very fun and addictive. I have already spend a good and substantial amount of time playing it and I must say that EA has certainly done a great job in developing this game and introducing it to the iOS and Android platform. Plus it is a freemium game meaning you can download it for free and immediately start playing. It is the in game purchases that are a big high and costly but if you have a great game plan, you probably won’t feel the need to purchase any simcash.

So if you love simulation game, give this one a try.