Maxis once again lets you play God – but in contrast to SimEarth's macro-management, Simlife lets you design and manipulate the genes of plants and animals to see how they behave in a simulated environment. You can manipulate many aspects of the world, such as the water/land ratio, yearly temperature cycles, moisture, soil depth, and more. Simlife is a great game for anyone with a passing interest in genetics and ecology. The downside was that the game was a memory hog for its time, requiring a whopping 4MB to run. If you like to tinker with genetics, SimLife is one of the best electronic "toys" of its kind. Highly recommended!
Note: look for the rarer Windows version that works well on Windows 95 and above :)Reviewed by: Underdogs