One of the best computer games ever. You were the immortal omnipresent mayor of a city, and you had full power over everything. You had to lay out the city and get enough money from taxes to keep going. There were new inventions as time went on, all the way from buses to fusion power. Eventually you got arcologys, which were these kick ass huge expensive buildings that held like 50,000 - 200,000 people.

There were tons of disasters, but the really good ones couldn't be activated on purpose. There was a way of hacking the mac version to do it, so I got to see the rare volcano, mass flood, mass riots, and nuclear meltdown.

It also had lots of funny newspaper articles, many of which involved llamas.