Civilization

a game by Microprose
Genre: Strategy/War
Platform: SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 7.8/10, based on 5 reviews, 6 reviews are shown
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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Civilization is a strategy game where you must build up your tribe, conquer others and develop technology. You have a number of options at your disposal. There are 14 "tribes" to choose from. Not only that, but you can also customize the world to your own specifications. Everything--from land mass to water content-can be adjusted to suit your playing style.

Starting Out

You must build your civilization from the ground up. You start with just two wagons, but you must make towns and create your forces. Depending on who you are, you will have to create your own strategy for world domination. Build a town then bridge out quickly. Use roads to speed up trade.

Foreign Policy

During the game, you will often be approached by the other nations. You may want to trade skills, or you might need to sign a peace treaty. Sometimes a nation will often exchange money for peace. If you are strong enough, take the money and plunder their towns anyway. To win, you must eventually wipe them all out. Attack when they are weak.

FIRST IMPRESSION

As a player of the computer version, I was dismayed at first by the graphics and interface. After a few minutes though, I loved it.

BEST FEATURE

Simply being able to conquer an entire world. Each game is different and you can name your cities. This game is really good.

WHATS MISSING

The graphics of the computer game aren't here. They are very rough, but they are adequate. You won't care once you get hooked.

WILL YOU LIKE IT?

I think anyone who can sit down and play Civilization will get totally engrossed. It's addictive, and you'll probably think about conquering your own cities in real life. This cart is just plain fun. There are enough variables to keep it fresh. In fact, I've beaten it four times, and I still want to see what I can do next. Depending on who you are, your strategy will drastically change. So, yes you will most likely enjoy Civilization. 'Nuff said.

  • MANUFACTURER - Microprose
  • DIFFICULTY - Variable
  • THEME - Strategy
  • NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

Civilization is good fun for aspiring empire builders. Despite a slow pace, thought-provoking challenge makes this complex strategy game stand out on the usually action-packed SNES.

History in the Making

If a 72-page instruction manual frightens you, pass Civilization by. This major strategy game asks you to plan out cities, protect them, spread your society out into the world, and keep your citizens happy. Your goal is to be the first society to rocket into space, and you must make every decision to advance your population before that can happen.

Civilized Features

The graphics and sounds are better than what you'd find in the average strategy game. A subdued mix of decent animations and sharp still pictures of your cities works well to illustrate your leadership prowess. The enjoyable variety of sound features a different tune for every situation.

As you grasp the game's intent, it becomes easier to control your movable units and make decisions between turns. Menus are easily accessible, and the point-and-dick movements are smooth.

Civilization is a finely crafted strategy game. Don't be put off by the slow action -- world domination will soon overcome you for a fun, fascinating trip. If you're looking for an above-average workout for your brain, make it back to Civilization.

ProTips:

  • Use outdated militia to explore uncharted regions before building a city. They can make peace with enemy powers, find helpful warriors, and flush out bandits.
  • Your cities' defense and production should be your main concern early on, so build granaries and barracks first
  • Pottery, bronze, and burial rites are the basis of many higher technologies that you will want later on, so develop them early.

Civilization is a strategy game that puts you in the age of 4,000 B.C. Create a brand new civilization starting from the ground. You are given two sets of settlers and are expected to build an entire empire out of it. That is no easy task! You have a little over 6,000 years to try and accomplish one of three things. World domination: build your empire and destroy the rest of the world. Space Exploration: be the first one to build a spacecraft and successfully land on Alpha Centuri. stand the test of time: Survive the 6,000 years without being taken over by a possibly more powerful enemy. This game will appease anybody who loves strategy games and will challenge even those who think they can rule.

THE GOOD

This game sets a standard on how much fun strategy games are to play.

THE BAD

Civilization is so addictive, you won t want to eat, sleep, or do anything which makes you leave the TV.

THE UGLY

Things will get pretty ugly when you lose your job because you're home playing this game.

  • Manufacturer: MICROPROSE
  • # of players: 1
  • Difficulty: MODERATE
  • Koei for Super NES

Just possibly the ultimate strategy game, Civilization's blocky graphics are about the only had thing we can say about this. Take your tribe of cave-dwellers into the future. Keep an eye peeled for those pesky Mongol hordes, though!

  • Genre: strategy
  • Players: 1
  • Publisher: Koei
  • Developer: Microprose

Three years ago, the PC version of Civilization took over my life. I couldn't stop playing - friends thought I'd died. The hell of it is, I still boot it up every now and then. It's a bona fide classic that just never gets old.

Now it's available for Super NES through Koei. The game is complete, and everything works way it should. Some of the menus are a little clunky, and it's not as graphically elegant as I'm used to - in fact, it's just this side of ugly - but you play this for the strategy, not the visuals. It still keeps me up nights.

It's the start of the civilized world. Where do you settle? What areas of science do you explore the most thoroughly? What kind of diplomatic relations do you have with neighboring communities? You must make decisions on these questions and many more in Koei's new title, Sid Meier's Civilization.

Originally a PC game, Civilization has you developing a community from the days of hunting and gathering, all the way up through space exploration. Develop the wheel, build one of the Seven Wonders of the World, start a war. You want a communist government or a republic? Go ahead and set it up. You can do it all here. Like other Koei titles, the game starts with the peoples that should be there: the Romans, Germanic tribes, Aztecs and Babylonians. As time progresses, civilizations are wiped out and others appear. You never know which civilizations will survive and prosper from one game to the next.

To be successful you must learn how to develop your land in the best fashion. Build barracks to house soldiers, libraries to increase literacy and granaries to increase food output. Make sure that your scholars are continuously hard at work developing math, the wheel, masonry and countless other necessary inventions. To expand, you need to develop groups of settlers to move out and found cities and irrigate fields. Don't forget about military development, though, because not all rulers are nice. Expansion is the name of the game.

Control in this game, you might expect, would be much more complicated than in other Koei standards. Not so. Civilization's control is quite easy and straightforward. A problem which plagues most Koei games is that you get bogged down too quickly and overlook a lot of littie things. This won't happen in Civilization.

All information that is important is visible at all times and maintaining control over your areas and people is very simple. Just make sure you build a lot of roads, and the Al will do the rest.

At the time I write this review, I'm no where near finished developing my world. I can tell you that the game is strangely addictive despite its lack of any real excitement. Battles and the like are very utilitarian, and the graphics are very basic. Civilization is a nice twist to the patented Koei MO. If you like games where you build things and need to use you brain, you should have no trouble enjoying this one.

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