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Review – Metropolismania

22 June 2005
  • Conclusion: The results of Natsume’s experiment are in: Yes, I will play a game that isn’t very much fun if it is designed in a way that makes it difficult to put down. But now that I’ve stopped playing I have the sense to keep the game in its case and far away from the PS2. I suggest you do the same.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

4 June 2005
  • Excerpt: Media Factory's Machi-ing Maker has arrived in the states courtesy of Natsume under the moniker of Metropolis Mania. The concept of building a city and managing the citizens has been explored in a number of ways in various titles. However, Metropolis Mania has a distinctive feel and approach. It doesn’t give the hands-on/control-everything experience you might expect. Instead, it puts you into the yellow suit of a city manager.
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Overall 7

MetropolisMania Review

13 August 2003
  • Summary: If you can look past MetropolisMania's presentational shortcomings and few key gameplay flaws, what you'll find is an undeniably quirky, entertaining, and surprisingly addictive sim game.
  • Pros: N/A
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Overall 7


Thunderbolt Games
1 May 2003
  • Excerpt: Ever since some bright sole created games for the PC, we have been building virtual cities and destroying them with tornadoes and Godzilla’s. The transition of these games from PC to home console has been regretful, however, as past examples show (Sim City 2000 on the PSX). The main reason is because of the limit of buttons to use, and in a close second the limits of hardware (I won’t bore you with any technical mumbo-jumbo).
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Overall 4

Metropolismania (ps2)

10 March 2005
Overall 6
Graphics 5
Sound 5
Multiplayer 8


20 October 2002
  • Conclusion: Das Spielprinzip und die originellen Einfälle des Entwicklerteam sind löblich, wo bekommt man sonst so viele innovative Ideen zu sehen. Riesengroße Städte, viele unterschiedliche Charaktere mit eigenen Persönlichkeiten, über 200 verschiedene Gebäude, realistische Jahres und Tageszeiten werden einem hier, um nur einige zu nennen, geboten. Alle Spielaktionen die von euch ausgeführt werden, finden in Echtzeit statt und werden unter echten Wetterbedingungen dargestellt.
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