Video game historians, the Video Game History Foundation, have tracked down a previously undiscovered version of SimCity for the NES and uploaded it for everyone to play.
SimCity on the NES was last seen as a prototype at an electronics show in January 1991 but disappeared immediately afterwards. The now-iconic city-builder ended up being released on the SNES a few months later and became a cornerstone title for the console.
What is interesting is that while SimCity was released on the SNES, the version NES was all-but complete. Just last year, two playable prototype cartridges turned up at a used game shop in Seattle, Washington. The Video Game History Foundation was able to successfully get a copy and they uploaded a ROM online. The find was detailed in post by Frank Cifaldi, founder of the Video Game History Foundation.
You can see some gameplay footage here:
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