1. Taleweaver

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    Sim city...on the SNES. :unsure:

    Okay guys...be honest: what's going on here? Is it that the illustrator really wanted to draw Bowser and had to reach an agreement with the one coming up with the jokes? Is the Sim City 2000 monster too hard to draw? Is this comic actually 30 years old and only now posted online?


    It's a good joke, yes. But damn, is it obscure. I'm probably well in the minority to have even have played the original sim city (on a floppy disk, no less!). But even then: the snes port was at best a compromise for those too poor to afford a system with a mouse.

    What's next in these comics? "Gamers" playing Unreal Tournament with a controller? Anno with a wiimote? Doom on an oscilloscope? Yes, all these games technically exist...but that doesn't make them even a half-assed way to go around actually PLAYING these games...
     
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  2. romanaOne

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    I never played Sim{City,Ant,Earth,Farm,etc.} on any platform but got the reference instantly. If you were living someplace with toilets and electricity in the 90s, you've probably seen these games or wondered what other people were seeing in them.

    A lot of people on here weren't even living in the 90s. Maybe the comic should have mouseover tooltips for los jovenes. Do like XKCD, but with optional, guileless expository text instead of the punchline.
     
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  3. raxadian

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    The Snes version does have it's fans but by today standards the game kinda looks horrible.
     
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  4. romanaOne

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    I don't know about the real SimCity, but I used to play (x)lincity on linux years ago. Never really got into it, just poked at it from time to time. Seemed like half the fun was just getting the damn thing to compile.....
     
  5. Torina

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    Hooo hoho, come on guy, I could play Populous on Genesis or Xcom with a PS controller all day long.


    I..I had a problematic childhood...
     
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  6. raxadian

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    The Super Nintendo Sim City looks lame compared to Sims 4. Or to Cities: Skylines.
     
  7. sonicrings

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    What's the thump? Is it the TV falling since it suddenly isn't in the frame?
    And how/why did the remote hit the guy's head? Wasn't the other guy holding in in the previous frame?
     
  8. medoli900

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    I don't get the whining. I never played the original SimCity, but I can still appreciate the joke. Don't forget we're on GBAtemp, so it makes sense to use the SNES version and Bowser.
    Hey. Dawn of Discovery on Wii is my favorite one of the franchise.
     
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    it's ok, bowser is smaller than mr wright
     
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  10. DeoNaught

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    Nah, we'll laugh at our ignorance to the topic that we had
     
  11. vincentx77

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    I dunno. I rented this one weekend when I was about 15. I had an Amiga, I just never had a copy of Sim City. I remember I kinda enjoyed it for a couple of days (and back then, I'd play almost anything). Most of the games I rented that I really enjoyed I ended up getting a copy of once the prices dropped later in the 90s. I don't own SNES Sim City, so... yeah. I can say that I do know a few of people who've played it irl (though only one who really liked it).
     
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  12. MajinCubyan

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    I can hear the music playing on the news report.
     
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