Have you heard of the new simulation game that EA released for the iPhone and Android users? Well, this probably old news already and I am pretty much late but this game just got me so hocked to it that I spent some pretty long hours of gameplay on this game. Yes, I am talking about SimCity Buildit, which was popularized before as a PC game.
Developers have noticed the rise of so many new games on the mobile platform and because of its versatility, developers and publishers realized that the market is continuously rising and more potential to cashing in on new kind of players. Just take for example the very well know games from supercell – the Clash of Clans and BoomBeach which according to their financial report, earns them billions from ingame purchases.
Following this development, the team from EA followed the approach of using a free-to-play platform but with options that gamers can buy online for some special goodies. And their study was correct. The Simcity Buildit game was released as a freemium and those bringing in lots of new games and old fans alike. This even resulted in 15.5 Million downloads on the first 3 weeks of its release and continues to grow every minute, everyday. EA surely cashed and bank big on this game.
The gameplay is very much similar to its previous version, the first thing you’d notice is that everything have been sized down to fit the small screen of our mobile phone. Yet despite this, the graphics of the game is still very good and clear with full color and the simulation of building and running city has all been reflected. Another difference is that the size by which you can create your City is relatively smaller. Again, it is probably because the developers have considered the minimal capacity of the processing speed and graphic interface of Android and iOS phones.
Tricks I Discovered
In my long hours of gameplay, I have found some tricks to the game that you too can use. Of course if you don’t want to do this, you can always download a simcity buildit iphone cheat tool and just hack the game. This tools I see are very tempting because you can get all the game resources like simcash and simoleons for free and in an instant. But I feel that I would quickly lose my desire to play the game if all the structures that I want to build are already there and the challenge of managing a city and providing the need of my Sims will no longer be a challenge at all.
So because of this, I opted to play the game the hard way and try to discover some game glitches that I can use and exploit the game. Would you like to know this little secret?
While playing the game, the very first thing you will notice that the fastest way to earn simoleons or simcity money is to keep building residential houses and upgrade them to the fullest. The difference however is that you cannot control the percentage of tax you want to charge to your sims and it all depends on the land value where the residential lot is located. So that means in order to raise the land value, you also have to provide all the necessary special structures around the area. But then again, doing this would entail that you should even spend more.
I however discovered that each time you create and upgrade a residential lot, you will be awarded with another lot aside from the money you receive but this reward is not taken away if you decide to bulldoze and remove that said residential structure.
So this gave me an idea. Remember when you first start out and upgrading your residential houses were so easy because you only needed steel to upgrade the house? Yup. it was so easy and so fast. But since I was already at a higher level, it would also mean that I have to remove and bulldoze all my residential lots and start over.
Anyway, I took the plunge and bulldozed all my residential lots. Started building just 2 residentials and when I completed the upgrade, I bulldozed it again. To my surprise, it was really quick to raise 100 simoleons which took me less that 30 minutes of grinding. It’s a boring task of building, destroying and rebuilding but the process was so easy since I only needed steel to upgrade.
So there you have it guys. If you are willing to destroy your City, this trick and cheat is for you. But if not, then I suggest you just download a hack tool and apply it on your game.