SUMMARY: You have to provide basic needs for your sims like water, electricity, shools, places to work, hospitals, firestations, police stations, landfill or some other means to dispose of wast, and you can even make deals with your neighbors. There are other things you can include like marinas, airports, industrial sectors, commercial sectors, farm zones, sea ports, and other special little prizes that will become available periodically like statues, ballparks, science centers, and other hi-tech industries. You have total control over your little city like the taxes and loans. It's like a real city, if you neglect it or don't give enough funds to one particular area, it will become dilapidated and run-down. This is a good game to get. There is the addition of animals and other goodies, including more disasters. Otherwise its the same game with a new package.