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SimCity Airship DLC Out Now

Jonathan Lester
DLC, EA, Maxis, Ooh look at the cute penguin and forget about all the bugs, PC games, SimCity

SimCity Airship DLC Out Now

Why drive to work when you could take a blimp?

The SimCity Airship set adds airships for tourists and commuters as a public transport option, while airship hangars pull in the punters. Hot air balloon parks and event blimps allow your sims to view your cities from above, asking questions like "gosh, it's a bit small. Have they increased the size limits yet?"

Why not check out the (rather patronising) official walkthrough and feature list below for more details? Not sure how I feel about "Maxoids," to be honest.

Troubled by traffic? Stadiums not quite at capacity? Then you need the Airship Hangar. Plop the Airship Hangar in your city and you'll be able to welcome Airships bearing tourists from the region. With the added flexibility, you'll have no trouble filling stadium seats or getting gamblers in your casinos. Local shops will benefit from the steady stream of tourists on airships as well.

Tourists aren't the only kind of Sims that your city needs! Add a Commuter Airship Mooring to your Airship Hangar to float commuting Sims to work or shop in your city, or to take your city's Sims to a neighboring city. Lighten highway traffic to your city by helping your Sims commute by airship.

Lighter-than-air technology isn't useful solely for travel. The Airships set also includes two Hot Air Balloon Parks. The Hot Air Balloon Park is a pleasing park that lets your Sims forget their cares and see everything from a new perspective. The Urban Hot Air Balloon Park is a more ostentatious park that lets your wealthy Sims hover above it all and feel better about themselves.

Once you have airships in your city, blimps will float in to report on special events in your city like sporting events or concerts at your stadiums. Also included in the Airships set are two new achievements. Can you rise to the challenge?

The SimCity Airship Set costs £5.99, and is available on Origin. In all seriousness, is anyone in our readership still playing SimCity - and paying for the extras? It's a genuine question, not a jab, since we could well return to the game for a second look now that the worst is over.

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X10  Jun. 28, 2013 at 16:37

The best thing about this article is the tag:

"Ooh look at the cute penguin and forget about all the bugs"

Jonathan, you are a genius.

targetbsp  Jun. 28, 2013 at 17:40

Even I, who am quite a fan of the game, think selling us airship DLC to get around traffic issues in the game is taking the **** a bit!

Tsung  Jun. 30, 2013 at 12:38

Just wait for the over/under pass DLC. Then you know they are taking the ****.


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