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Yoot Tower

Windows - 1998

Also available on: Mac

Alt name The Tower II
Year 1998
Platform Windows
Released in Japan (1998)
United States (1999)
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Managerial
Publisher OPeNBooK9003 inc., SEGA of America, Inc.
Developer OPeNBooK9003 inc.
4.44 / 5 - 63 votes

Description of Yoot Tower

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Yoot Tower is a much-improved sequel to Maxis' tower-building classic SimTower.

Similar to the first game, Yoot Tower was much more popular on the Mac than it was on the PC, probably due to the fact that both games were coded on a Mac and released for that platform first. Your goal is still the same as SimTower: build a high-rise that offers your residents a "stress-free" environment. A happy Sim resident gets enough business to make a profit, has an easy route to get to work and not too many people clogging the hallways and elevators. Lots of parking and great shops and restaurants couldn't hurt either.

Yoot Tower (so named after its creator, Yoot Saito) sports numerous improvements over SimTower, making the game much more of a game than a toy that SimTower was. Just about the only thing that remains the same is the fact that you don't control who moves in. But Yoot Tower lets you name and add them to a favorites list to locate them in an instant, to see what they're up to, how much money they've got, and how happy they are with their environment. The AI of residents is noticeably much better than SimTower: the effects of your actions are reflected much more realistically in the game. Similar to Bullfrog games (e.g. Theme Park), the residents now really seem to have minds of their own. You can stick a microphone in the face of people down in the lobby, for example, to find out what they think about the place. You can also alter menus in the many and various restaurant types, and even choose what kinds of movies are shown.

Not only is Yoot Tower addictive, it's also very difficult due to more complex AI, additional challenges, and hundreds of different kinds of rooms you can build and innumerable options for each. There are hundreds of variables you need to take into consideration. Should a Mexican Restaurant go here here, or maybe instead a Fashion Boutique? Perhaps a Book Store or a Barber Shop? At what floors should my large elevators stop? How many housekeeping units can I get away with? Where's the best place for a cigarette vending machine? If I have ten offices per floor, how many elevators do I need? How much should I be charging for rent on a deluxe apartment in the sky? Next thing you know, you've suddenly got a 120-floor madhouse, hundreds of picky residents and only a few hours before dawn when the real-life you have to get ready for work.

There are numerous other improvements to the basic gameplay. You now have various seasons which affect number and types of residents throughout the year. To add more flavor than tower building in a nondescript location, Yoot Tower includes 3 different real-world locations (Hawaii, Tokyo & Kegon Falls), each with different conditions for success, different costs and sources of revenue, and unique attractions. Kegon Falls, for example, attracts floods of tourists during the summer but is eerily quiet during the winter (that's when you'll start worrying about whether your fixed costs are too high). As in SimTower, your tower will be rated every time you get a visit (always unannounced) from VIP's who will evaluate your facilities. If you make them happy, your tower gets bumped up a Star rating. The more stars you have, the more items you can build.

Overall, Yoot Tower is an excellent game of business management that is not for the easily frustrated. It can get monotonous at times, and is a game that only devoted micro-managers will be successful at. However, if you're looking for a challenging business sim, you will likely become a Yoot addict like me.

Two thumbs up, way up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Zing 2024-05-01 0 point

Loved Sim Tower and always wanted to try this! Let's GOOOO!

DanM 2024-03-27 0 point Windows version

I downloaded the 60MB version and the Ripped version. Both seem to work exactly the same, so I kept the 60MB version. Works fine for me on Windows 10, just unzip and play.

I did not try the ISO version.

resoman 2024-01-04 0 point


Vid the Impaler 2023-12-10 2 points

HAHAHA came here via LGR video, watched tower and now tower2, lets gooo

Alex 2023-08-09 0 point

Played old version of this game when I was a kid. Because of LGR found this new one.

LGR 2022-12-10 16 points

Imagine being so simple-minded, that you get sick to your stomach, Because I got people to try an old dead game.

Being a pessimist is why you have stomach issues. Its nothing to do with fanboyism.

Enjoy the review I did.

Anonymous 2022-04-17 -9 points

Who the hell is LGR

binbin 2022-01-08 0 point Windows version

I remember how fun this game was and I still play it from time to time, I just wish you can download the towerkits

@SIM DUDE 2022-01-05 0 point

This is Tower 2. Yoot Tower was called "Tower 2" in Japan!

VizziniAndFezzik 2021-09-11 10 points

Imagine being so concerned about what someone else does for entertainment that you make yourself sick to your stomach worrying about them.

Anonymous 2021-08-07 11 points

people are downloading it because it's a good game that LGR told them about dude.

imagine 2021-08-06 -43 points

imagine only downloading this game because of LGR.

idk why but fanboyism makes me sick to my stomach

Desaturated 2021-03-12 1 point Windows version

Any idea where to get the English version of the Tower 2?

sim dude 2021-01-17 0 point

The tower 2 is a better version of this game, it is only in Japanese. Unofficial translations do exist...

GiGi 2020-12-30 1 point Mac version

Great. thank you

lgr-fan 2020-12-27 1 point

wish i knew about this years ago

Iyoot 2020-07-24 -1 point Windows version

I cant load my saved games

Doc Brown 2020-07-10 2 points Windows version

"Shake it, baby!" - Nuke Dukem

H34D84NG3R 2020-07-09 1 point Windows version

Darn LGR you did it again ... Thanks for the Upload let's get started with the "Good old Times"

youtoo? 2020-07-07 14 points

welcome LGR fans

YootTower-Fan 2020-05-10 0 point Windows version

ahh this game.. I still have the original box and manual lol

vinson 2019-12-04 1 point

The game is good but can't save

Exsosus 2019-11-29 -2 points

Hi RGB, Yes.
Hjorthorn: Yes, I have succeeded in that. Please do some reading to learn how.

chlor-nando 2019-01-15 0 point Windows version

it's great!

rgb 2017-12-04 1 point

can you play this on newer (intel based) mac?

Hjorthorn 2015-08-13 0 point

Can older mac games be emulated on windows?

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