Sim Farm
Written by Shigamoto   
Monday, 04 April 2005
If you ever wanted to move out to the countryside and become a full time farmer, try this simulator first.

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Sim Farm is perhaps not as well known as Maxis other games but that doesn’t make it less fun.

As you probably already have figured out Sim Farm is about running a farm. You will be planting crops, selling and buying cattle and everything else that farming is all about.

You can develop farming empire in different parts of the United States. You select the parts by clicking on a map. So say that you select Oregon you will have more rain than if you select Nevada or Texas.

More rain means more crops and less rain means drought. However too much rain can cause a decrease in quality of your crops so it’s really a sensitive process, just as in real farming.

There are a number of crops that you can grow; different crops are suited for different soil and regions. Of course there are a number of problems you can get into when growing the crops. For example you can get attacked by vicious bugs, the crops can die because of heat and all kinds of other real life situations.

If you get tired of or fed up with growing crops you can always get into the cattle business. The player can buy cows, horses, pigs and sheeps and the idea is to sell them higher than you bought them for. To do this you need to put up some fences, give the cattle some food and water, and then it’s just a question of waiting for the right moment to sell.

In the game there are a number of buildings and machinery that you can buy. Every farm needs a barn so that you can store livestock, grain and machinery. There are also water towers, silos, windmills, pumps, ditches and much more.

When it comes to machinery you can purchase trucks, tractors and a lot of other farming equipment. By purchasing machinery you improve your efficiency that is you can grow and sell crops faster.

Sim Farm I seen from above in a 2D perspective, the game is made in 256 colours so the graphics aren’t really that great. But they do the job, and since the game is so detailed in all other areas it doesn’t really matter.

Overall Sim Farm is a fun game, the graphics could have been improved but the simulation is not bad at all, and is actually loads of fun at times.

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Developer: Maxis
Website for Game: N/A
Publisher: N/A
O/S: DOS (Works with Win XP)
Cost of Full Game: N/A
Year of Release: 1991

Requirements:
N/A
Tested on:
Pentium 4 2.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon Graphics Card

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