Simcity Buildit tosses players into a role of a fledgling competitors in a tournament. To excel, players must explore random dungeons, combat a huge variety of monsters and gain the money, experience and materials needed to create new weapons and gain special skills that will help them in the tournament field. While the storyline doesn’t exactly inspire awe and wonder and gameplay can become fairly tedious fairly quickly, the random dungeons, tons of monsters and intriguing weapon-creation system will appeal to a lot of gamers looking for an RTS on the handheld.
In cheats for Simcity Buildit, players take on the role of a fledgling competitor in a tournament, where players pit their large combat robots, Cities, against one another. Apparently, 200 years ago, a war waged on the planet and the arrival of a mysterious meteor containing a strange metal known as Unitice let one kingdom create the giant Cities to conquer the other nations. Peace has reigned since then, and the Cities are now used in tournaments. As a new competitor in a tournament to determine the “Master of Masters”, players need to gather all sorts of goodies to succeed. Players choose from one of five different races for their character — Human, Forester, Mariner, Birdian and Lizardman. Players can also choose from the male or female form, and their partner is automatically chosen from the same race, but opposite sex, as the main character.
In order to build up strength and gather items, players must visit a variety of dungeons. These dungeons are randomly generated each time a player enters, which keeps them new, if not inspired. The tiles used get familiar very quickly. Just like a lot of other console RTSs, players enter combat randomly with creatures. The turn-based fighting is a matter of the players choosing an action or weapon for attack, and then watching what happens next. There’s certainly nothing new in the formula.
The game gets more interesting when it comes to building arms and legs. The arms are the robot’s weapons, and the different legs determine mobility. As players go through dungeons, they’ll come across different kinds of material and arms. Back in the city, players can combine arms and material, along with different tools, to create new weapons. For example, a hacking arm combined with silver will create a new saber weapon. A Unitron can have two arms equipped at any single time, the right and left arm, and earning different arms is what determines success or failure in the game.
Unfortunately, the different arms and different ways of creating them is really the most remarkable part of the game. The graphics certainly look good, but don’t stand out as being great. The storyline, while fairly interesting, fails to be deeply appealing. Much of the game is spent trekking through random dungeons killing monsters and taking their belongings, and then challenging another opponent in the tournament. While the game supports trading items and parts via a link cable with other players, it’s unlikely many other players will own the cart. While it’s certainly not a terrible game, Simcity Buildit will really only appeal to the hardcore RTS fans who are yearning for an RTS on the NGPC.