SimCity BuildIt is one of the most popular simulators for smartphones . It allows you to assume the role of Mayor of a city, with the mission of building it from scratch. For this, it is necessary to manage the most diverse services and constructions, in addition to increasing the population of the metropolis and making all citizens happy and with their needs met.
Doing so, however, may not be that simple. If you are having any difficulties in this game , we can help you. We bring 10 tips to have a super developed city, with happy inhabitants who pay the highest taxes for you.
1. Understand how basic public services work
Public services in SimCity BuildIt
are indispensable for the city's evolution. Providing water, energy, sewage treatment and waste treatment are the basics that you must do to have a happy population. Subsequently, it will still be necessary to deal with requests from firefighters, police and hospitals. Dealing with all this costs a lot of money, but mainly strategy.
Public services are divided into two types. The easiest to manage is one that takes into account the number of families in the city, that is: how many houses you have built. The second is more complicated to manage, as it uses the size of areas that a particular building, such as a hospital, can handle. See below for tips for managing each type.
Services using number of families in the city
Supply of energy and water, in addition to waste and sewage treatment take into account the number of houses built. Within each of these services there are buildings, each providing the service to an "x" number of people.
A water tank, for example, will supply water to 8 houses. If you build 9 houses, you will need at least one more water tank. The same goes for a hydroelectric power plant, which supplies power to several houses, but is polluting and cannot be close to homes. Wind energy does not pollute, but more pinwheels are needed for the entire population to be served.
All clean buildings are obviously more expensive. It is necessary to have a strategy to not have a greater demand than it is able to meet. This will cause citizens to leave their city.
Services that use the physical area size
The basic services that use the size of the physical area of ??the city to serve citizens are firefighters, police and hospitals. These are more difficult to manage. It is necessary to think about the construction and layout of your homes so that none is outside the areas served by these buildings.
There are buildings that serve an area of ??8x8, as well as those that serve an area of ??12x12. So think carefully before you go out and build houses anyway. You will end up not attending to all the inhabitants, which will cause them to leave your city.
2. Choose to evolve houses, not build more
Many novice players make the mistake of thinking that the ideal is to build several houses at the same time. In the first place, this will only fill your city with building spaces that will not necessarily be built. Most of the time you will not have the materials needed to build the housing.
Another fact is that the more evolved the houses are, the more inhabitants they bring to the city. This without increasing the demand for any of the services. So it is best to always build in a region and try to make the most of the houses in that region before you start building more homes.
3. Rearrange the city whenever you need it
One of the features of SimCity BuildIt
is being able to reorganize the city almost 100% whenever necessary. And the best part: it is rarely necessary to overpay for this.
If you want to relocate buildings, factories, stores, services, just enter the game's editing mode. With roads it can be a little more complicated. If the city's roads have evolved and you want to eliminate some of its parts, you will have to redo it from scratch, in addition to not recovering the money invested in its evolution.
You can still get a small amount of money by eliminating buildings like factories. Factories and other buildings can still be stored in a warehouse for later use, if you like. In any case, all polluting buildings must always be placed away from homes.
4. Keep your factories always productive
Factories are the foundation of the city's evolution. They make the raw materials for the first developments in their homes. Then they become the basis for other materials that will also be used to upgrade
Keeping them at full throttle is essential, as this way you guarantee to always have the items you need in the Municipal Deposit. Wood and iron, for example, are two widely used items that you can never be without.
5. Increase the space of the Municipal Deposit
The Municipal Deposit is where all your items are kept. From the simplest raw materials to the rarest items, such as those used to unlock the mountain and beach regions. As you can imagine, it is easy to have a full tank in a very short time.
There are three special items used to evolve the Deposit. They are usually obtained when you click on the interaction balloons of the inhabitants. They can be obtained by watching promotional videos or they can be purchased in the sales markets of other cities.
Be aware of this, as a "stuck" Municipal Deposit will certainly hamper the evolution of your city.
6. Click on the inhabitants' interaction balloons
Usually the speech bubbles of the inhabitants say funny things, make demands or praise the Mayor's work. Sometimes when you click on them, regardless of their written content, you get special items. This interaction is important, as it facilitates access to rare and difficult to find objects.
Likewise, there are specific balloons in which the inhabitants ask you to sell some items stored in the Municipal Deposit. This always generates coins. If they are common items, the profit is minimal, and sometimes the sale ends up not paying off.
Either way, all of these interactions count towards earning SimCash at City Hall. For each "x" balloons clicked you will win this prize.
7. Watch promotional videos
games today have the option of watching promotional videos to win free items. SimCity BuildIt
brought that possibility, and it is quite useful.
This is the fastest way to earn SimCash, for example, or items that will allow you to unlock new regions in your city. Do not neglect this. Videos typically last 30 to 50 seconds, although there are some that last less. It does not hinder your gameplay
and still provides you with good rewards.
8. Open new regions in the city
In the beginning there is very little space to build on SimCity BuildIt
. As you progress through the game, you will notice that there are two new regions that can be opened: the beach and the mountain. They allow the construction of specialty buildings, which can increase the population of houses that are close to them by up to 20%.
Likewise, eventually you will have to expand the city, increasing its useful areas. All of this is only possible using very specific items. They can be acquired by watching promotional videos, clicking on interaction balloons from the inhabitants or buying at other players' points of sale.
9. Visit other cities
Right at the beginning you will be taught to visit other cities through the mall or sales and shopping center. Each city has one. In yours you will sell items for other online
players to buy. In the others you will buy items that are available according to your level of play.
It is important to say that visiting other cities has another advantage. Very often there is an interaction balloon in the neighboring city. In it there is the design of a gift box. Clicking on it will win a random item. It can be an iron or it can be a rare item to expand the city.
10. Participate in the Club, the Wars and the Mayors Competitions
Mayors have access to very specific buildings, which are located at sea. They are specific to online
interaction , which is totally not mandatory. However, we recommend that you invest some time in this, since the prizes can be very high.
When you reach level 18 you will have access to the Club. The Club is the social interaction of the game. You can create your own group of up to 25 players or you can ask to join an existing one. Once inside, you can request and send resources, ask for tips or simply chat with other players.
Not every club participates in the Wars. If you have joined one that participates, you can, from General Vu's Fortress Island, launch disasters in the cities of an enemy Mayors Club. You need to collect attack improvement cards, as well as items, war remittances, that are needed to attack.
At the end of the conflict period, the winning Club wins spoils of war. These spoils are divided among the group members who participated in the attacks.
This is the most fun and profitable online
activity for SimCity BuildIt
. You participate in weekly competitions, in which you must carry out specific activities in your city. For example: produce 50 woods and collect them in 15 minutes. The more difficult the task is, the more Plumbob points it gives.
Each competition lasts five days. You will compete against 100 other Mayors selected at random from around the world. The greater the amount of Plumbob points at the end, the greater your prize. You can win Gold Keys, Platinum Keys, coins, SimCash and golden tickets
. The tickets
are used to buy more tasks if their ending up.