SimCity is coming up in less than a month, arriving as early as March 5th depending on where you live. The game will contain a sandbox mode, apparently a highly requested feature according to Guillaume Pierre, lead gameplay scripter behind SimCity. SimCity’s Sandbox mode starts you off with a truck-load of Simoleons (the game’s in-game currency) and the ability to ‘disable’ disaster events. Of course, this also means that players will be excluded from leaderboards, global market participation and cannot earn achievements while in Sandbox mode. What this makes Sandbox mode, however, is a great way to explore the game, practice and test layout plans and strategies.