Saturday, February 23, 2008

«Sim Copter»

I was flying a helicopter in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and it reminded me of an old game that I always loved to play; Sim Copter.

I really wish they'd make a sequel; Sim Copter 2. I stopped playing Sim Copter because the graphics rapidly became outdated and it was unstable in newer versions of Windows. What I liked most about it was that I could build a city in Sim City 2000 and then fly in it and do missions in Sim Copter. A sequel could use cities from Sim City 4 or Sim City Societies.

I remember a specific city I had made just for Sim Copter. It was a city built inside a large impact crater. The airport itself, along with a military base were outside the crater. I had quite a bit of fun with that city.

Here's the alien picture you see at the end of the game in career mode:
Sim Copter ending credits aliens.
There was also some funny dialogue between the aliens that broke the fourth wall if you waited long enough. I can't seem to find the exact text anywhere though.


  1. I've always wondered if there was
    some way to convert Sim City 4
    cities to Sim2000 files and /then/
    play them in Simcopter. The long
    way around I know but I'm not
    holding my breath for Simcopter 2.


  2. @ Anonymous (#1): Unfortunately, no. You'd have to use the old SimCity Urban Renewal Kit (SCURK) to manually re-build your Sim City 4 city as a Sim City 2000 city.

    However, I don't think there's going to be a Sim Copter 2. The first one didn't really go over too well with the majority of people for some reason.

  3. There are several reasons SimCopter didn't do very well. First and foremost, gameplay got very boring very fast. It's a shame too because there's a lot that could have been done to make it a more fun game to play.

    But the biggest reason it didn't do well? The graphics were utterly abysmal even for its time. Couple that with crash bugs and it left a lot of room for improvement. Really I was surprised that Maxis ever released SimCopter in the state that it was in.

    Oh well. I still enjoyed the game either way and always wished a new version would come out.


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