Title: SimIsle
Overall Rating: B-
Source: Maxis (http://www.maxis.com/games/simisle/) (This is a product description; I found no demo versions on the site, only full products to purchase)
Playing Time: multi day, each sitting, approximately one hour
Software Release Date: 1999
Cost: $29.95 http://www.eastore.ea.com/cgi-bin/eastore.storefront (enter "simisle" in the search field)
Operating System: win/mac
Number of Players: 1
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-ROM
Subject Area: Social Studies
Objectives: To build a productive island community using the resources given, in the least amount of time, with the least amount of money
Brief Description: the player is given certain tasks to complete on each island pertaining to the people living on the island and the resources that they have.  Once each task is completed, the player moves on.
Entry Capabilities Required: none

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points: good graphics, fun for all ages, educational
Weak Points: poor instructions, time consuming
Reviewer: Matt Allen
Position: student at SUNY Potsdam
Date Reviewed: 02.22.00
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh G3 233, 64mb ram.