Hi intric8, Shot97
I am not so sure why I prefer the 512K version but that is only an initial impression so nothing is final yet
It may be what you said intric8 about the slightly simplified look is just a little easier on my eyes. I am playing it on a LCD monitor (a BenQ 5:4 ratio that accepts 15KHz signals and matches the PAL resolutions very nicely) so perhaps the extra colours would look that much better and overall smoother on a CRT as originally intended. I am not complaining about how either version looks, just that I found it interesting that I seem to prefer the lower end version but regardless, as soon as I start actually playing the game any little issues disappear and it is just good fun.
I had not played enough of the 1M version to really notice the speed difference so thanks for pointing that out Shot97 (I spent most of the first play session loading scenarios and restarting new cities as I familiarised myself with the controls). My A600 is running the regular old 68000 (just with extra RAM) so that speed difference could be a major factor but jumping between versions like you said is a cool idea.
For the Super Nintendo version, I haven't done a comparison either but when I launched the Amiga version I was just internally comparing it to my memories of the Super Nintendo version and how I remember that looking and playing. I recognise that its not in any way fair to make a comparison of a real game in front of you and what you remember a game being like 20 odd years ago but it was more like an initial emotional response to seeing the game again in a different presentation.
Shot97, I didn't realise the Super Nintendo version was a few years later, I agree that it make sense to treat it as a stand alone thing. I had completely forgot that there was a mouse for the Super Nintendo, I never had one but it could be interesting to see how that changed things if SimCity did support it.
I think though SimCity feels like a game that is best played at a desk so the Amiga version I think will be my city simulator of choice for now.