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SimAnt (SNES)

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Title Screen

SimAnt

Developer: Tomcat System
Publishers: Maxis (US), Imagineer (JP)
Platform: SNES
Released in JP: February 26, 1993
Released in US: October 1993


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


SimAnt is a game about Sims and ants.

Debug Menu

Simant-debug.png

Plug a SNES mouse into port 2. While holding down both mouse buttons, press L+R+Start at the title screen to access a small debug menu which allows you to view a few cutscenes and access the sound test.

A more convenient way to access it is to use the Pro Action Replay (PAR) code 80946D07.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Sound Test

Simant-soundtest.png

The sound test is rather low-level and allows you to write values directly to the four SPC communication ports. The Load SND option selects a sound/music bank to load.

The controls are:

  • A: Increase the value by 01.
  • Y: Decrease the value by 01.
  • X: Increase the value by 10.
  • B: Decrease the value by 10.
  • Start: Send the value to the data port.

To play a song or sound effect, send a value of 02 or higher to any port. To stop playing music, send 00 or 01 to the same port.

Each song and sound effect actually takes up two values (for example, the first song uses both 02 and 03.) The same value cannot be sent to the same port multiple times in a row; to restart a song or to repeatedly play the same sound effect, just alternate between the two consecutive values.

(Source: Original TCRF research)

Regional Differences

Japan US
Simant (SNES) (J)-Menu.png Simant (SNES) (U)-Menu.png

The menu icons were recolored and given some additional shading in the US version.

Unused Graphics

SimAnt (SNES) (U) Sumo Wrestler.png

Leftover animation frames for a sumo wrestler from Wakataka Oozumou: Yume no Kyoudai Taiketsu, another game developed by Tomcat System, exist in the US final release, but are absent from the US prototype and Japan release. The colors shown here are just educated guesses.