The budget controls are very important in running the city effectively.Another new addition in Sim City 2000 is the query tool.Certain newspapers have a special monthly humor advice column by "Miss Sim".Some headlines have no purpose whatsoever in the game, such as "Bald Radio Found" or "Frog Convention".More scenarios added with the SCURK included a nuclear meltdown in Manhattan in 2007.In 1994, Maxis released an expansion pack to Sim City 2000 called Scenarios Vol.The game also included several playable scenarios, in which the player must deal with a disaster (in most, but not all scenarios) and rebuild the city to meet a set of victory conditions.
Players can build highways to neighboring cities to increase trade and the population.
It now has a near-isometric dimetric view (similar to the earlier Maxis-published A-Train) instead of overhead, land could have different elevations, and underground layers were introduced for water pipes and subways.
New types of facilities include prisons, schools, libraries, museums, marinas, hospitals and arcologies.
Players can build highways, roads, bus depots, railway tracks, subways, train depots and zone land for seaports and airports.
There are a total of nine varieties of power plants in Sim City 2000, including coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, wind turbines, hydroelectric dams (which can only be placed on waterfall tiles), solar and the futuristic fusion power and satellite microwave plant.