More advanced players can enter contests, which are like advanced versions of the mission mode with online scoreboards for comparing your progress with other players. But if you haven't got an internet connection for your Wii, you can't play this mode at all. With a collection of galleries for viewing the landmarks you've unlocked, some flight-based minigames and the option to have multiple cities on the go, there's more to SimCity Creator than most players are likely to see.
The 30 built-in missions will be exhausted eventually, as will the challenge mode – for those with access to it – but the main sandbox mode is completely open-ended. Building something impressive is difficult, but if frustration sets in you can deliberately set the place alight and then play the hero by managing the emergency services. Everyone's a winner.