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SimCity (universe)

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SimCity (universe)
SNES SimCity logo. From [1], cropped/cut-out by User:Reboot.
Developer(s) Maxis
Nintendo (SNES version)
HAL Laboratory (N64 Version)
Publisher(s) Nintendo (SNES and N64 versions)
Electronic Arts
Designer(s) Will Wright
Genre(s) City-Building Simulation
Console/platform of origin Amiga, Macintosh
First installment SimCity (1989)
Latest installment SimCity: BuildIt (2014)
Article on Wikipedia SimCity (universe)

The SimCity universe (シムシティー, SimCity) is a long-running series of open-ended world-simulation games. The first version for a Nintendo console was the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game (simply called SimCity) which starred Dr. Wright, a Nintendo-owned character who would show up again in SimCity 64, and would make his Smash debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Later Nintendo versions included two Japanese-only Nintendo 64 games - the 64DD-only SimCity 64 and a cartridge-based port of the PC game SimCity 2000; the Wii game SimCity Creator and two Nintendo DS games, SimCity DS and SimCity DS 2 (known as SimCity Creator outside of Japan). The series became a success and spawned various spinoffs including life simulator The Sims and creature breeding game Spore.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Dr. Wright appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee.


Dr. Wright trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Dr. Wright

The assistant to the mayor of SimCity, Dr. Wright was actually named after the creator of the game. As a player, you'd have to use your wisdom and experience to give timely advice to the mayor; if you did a good job, the city prospered. Dr. Wright is one of the leaders in the all-time, bizarre Nintendo-game-hairstyle contest.
  • SimCity, 8/91

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Official artwork of Dr. Wright in Brawl.

Assist Trophy[edit]

Dr. Wright: He has a more major role in Brawl, where he appears as an Assist Trophy. After performing a jump that deals extremely minor damage on an opponent, he will summon a skyscraper from the ground, which inflicts high damage and knockback on any opponent it hits. Occasionally, Dr. Wright can summon a skyscraper 3x the standard size, which is even more powerful.


Dr. Wright trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Dr. Wright
A hardworking assistant to the city mayor. He has distinctive hair and spectacles and a dapper moustache. Dr. Wright has a comprehensive knowledge of city government and is happy to give you tips to keep your city running smoothly. In the game, he tracks your city's status and gives you gifts. There was a character reminiscent of him in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
SNES: SimCity

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The SimCity series returns in Smash 4, with no changes given or removed between the two games.

Assist Trophy[edit]

Dr. Wright: Returns from Brawl as an Assist Trophy, still shown to raise a skyscraper from the stage to attack opponents.


Dr. Wright

North America This hardworking assistant is the most trustworthy partner a mayor could ask for. If trouble strikes your city, he'll be right there to offer advice. In Smash Bros., he'll attack by constructing a building in the middle of the battlefield. It's tough to aim but can launch your foes.

Europe As the mayor's hardworking assistant, Dr. Wright will sometimes bring ideas to the table when it comes to the delicate art of city-building. Other times, he'll bring gifts! His gift to you in this game is an attack that makes a new building shoot up in the blink of a eye. Use it to become the architect of your enemy's destruction!

SNES: SimCity (08/1991)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The SimCity series returns in Ultimate with an upgrade for Dr. Wright's attack when summoned.

Assist Trophy[edit]

Dr. Wright: Returns as an Assist Trophy again. This time, however, Dr. Wright is capable of creating a larger skyscraper if an opponent attempts to attack him as a counter measure, which deals more damage.


Dr. Wright also appears as a spirit.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability
from the game's files
Dr. Wright
★★★ 3 Ore Club Equipped


  • SimCity is the only third-party universe to have a character in the Super Smash Bros. series that is created and owned by Nintendo.