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Airport Tycoon - PC

by TalonSoft
Windows 98 / Me / 95
Everyone
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)


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  • ESRB: Everyone
  • Genre: Strategy
  • 3rd-Person Perspective

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00004TBC0
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: April 10, 2000
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,948 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Manage an entire airport! You are in charge of designing an airport from a big stretch of land. Place runways, airplane hangars, taxi ways, terminals, and more. Once your airport is complete, zoom inside and begin to construct everything that should be inside. Place security gateways, restrooms, benches, restaurants, loudspeakers, monitors, bars, and more. Opt to build your airport in one of 75 real-world locales, from hustle and bustle New York City all the way across to Europe. You can negotiate deals with 200 airlines and contractors to help better your airport.

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66 of 80 people found the following review helpful
I've always wanted to play a simulator for airport management, so was very excited to see this game come out. However, the learning curve was huge. The manual only gives information on the interface and not the actual "rules" of the game. The user must figure it out for themselves and the poor tutorial is of little assistance (it never shows the completion of even a modest airport with the offer of a flight contract - in fact the tutorial runs out of money before it can finish). So the real treat of the game is the 3-d graphics uncommon to most sims. You can really get inside your creation from one of several stunning camera angles. The interface and usability are mainly where the program suffers. Although as a whole a fun and involving simulation, some common tasks (like rejecting business contracts for business types you already have in your airport or dedicating check-in desks to a particular airline contract) must be performed repeatedly and arduously. The patch that is available, by the way, is for the British version of the game, called Airport Inc., but works on Airport Tycoon. In short, if you are a simulator fan and find the airport business model intriguing, you may be able to overlook some flaws. It is only $20 bucks, after all. Otherwise, the whole procedure may be too frustrating.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME GO TO THE WEBRING TO FIND MORE! July 16, 2000
THIS GAME IS GREAT IF YOU LIKE BUSINESS GAMES AND HAVE A GREAT PASSION FOR AIRPORTS AND AIRLINES! YOU MUST HAVE PATEINCE TO PLAY THIS GAME THOUGH. IT HAS FAIRLY GOOD GRAPHICS, BUT YOU WOULD NEED TO VISIT WEB SITIES TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY BECAUSE THE TUTORIAL TAKES OVER 30 MINUTES! BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT IS A GREAT FEELING TO SEE THE FIRST JUMBO JET TO LAND AT YOUR AIRPORT! PLEASE IF YOU WANT TO BUY THE GAME OR ALREADY OWN THE GAME DON'T FRUSTRATE YOURSELF WITH THE TUTORIAL! GO TO WEBRING.COM AND TYPE AIRPORT TYCOON! THIS WILL HELP YOU GET THROUG THE PAINFUL FIRST HOURS OF THE GAME!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool! June 30, 2004
A Kid's Review
This game is so great. You manage EVERYTHING, even contracts. If you buy this game and get millions of flight and business contracts, but no petrol or hotel contracts, this is normal. It takes a while to get those. WARNING: NEVER BUILD A TERMINAL THAT YOU WANT TO DELETE LATER, YOU CAN NEVER DELETE A TERMINAL! I say this because you have a maximum of 4 terminals. (and runways)Bomb threats will happen. Luckilly if your police attitudes are careful or cautious, then the bomb threat could be a hoax, or the bomb could be defused. The few bad things. People can walk through your stores. It's kinda cool. You never see planes loading passengers. The last thing: The tutorial is useless. Oops, I forgot a good thing. If you don't want a snowstorm burying your planes, or a deadly fire burning your terminals to the ground, you can turn off hazards. This game is a must have!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars THE Ups and Downs May 15, 2000
By A Customer
The good side about this game is you are in charge of your very own airport! You get to make contract with name brand airline and shops too. The bad sides are in order for a airline to come you need so many things and there is nothing that tells you what you need. Finally when Airplane companies decide to use your airport they ask you for something like a dedicated booth of some sort. So you want them to come so you try this, except how do you do this? The manuel isn't helpful in anything! you neeed to explore and have trial and error. But When you get the hang of it, and airplanes come it is a fun game! It cost 20.00!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game, STEEP learning curve August 6, 2001
I bought this at Wal-Mart, as some other people did too, apperantly. It installed just fine and runs great (but then again, I have a brand-new PC, so it should...) I enjoy that you can't just build, build, build without having to watch your money. Telling some airlines to get lost is a plus too. The graphics are pretty good for a fifteen dollar game. I've read other reviews saying to get the Sims or Rollercoaster Tycoon instead. Keep in mind those other games are thirty plus dollars each.
I do have a few complaints, though. Why do they limit you to four stinking runways? My local, municipal airport (the town has a population of 98,000) has more than that! Why do shops whose contracts you've regected REPEATEDLY continue to apply? Why is the tutorial so bad? If you still don't like this game and want another bargain-basement "Tycoon," I highly recommend Railroad Tycoon II- Gold Edidtion.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars bad bad bad April 29, 2000
This program tries to be a serious business sim and a Sim City type of game but instead does neither well. The manual is too small to help. In the time it takes a plane to land several hours have passed. Night time never comes and though flights are delayed by bad weather nothing reflects the bad weather other than the warning on your pager. Oddly enough, I saw a remarkably similar program entitled Airport Inc on the web that looked more involved but it was obviously the same graphics. I think this company is just trying anything they can to recoup losses incurred in making this turkey. Too bad though - it's a great idea.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Strengths and Weaknesses June 21, 2001
The title Airport Tycoon brings its main strength in graphics. The three dimensional world in which the game is played is in some respects phenomenal. The panoramic world can be rotated a full 360 degrees.
The sound effects are realistic while inside of terminals, thought they are nothing to speak of. They are simply computer-generated effects with common airport phrases.
Game play is very confusing at first as the manual provided is very meager, and the tutorial does not teach very much. When starting, a choice of countries and cities is presented with a difficulty level for each location. After choosing the location, three plots of land are available at different distances from the city, and higher or lower prices.
Following selection of a land plot and purchasing the land, an empty area is shown, and the airport creation process begins. To open the airport, at least one runway is necessary, along with a terminal. (I tried creating a cargo airport, however this did not work.) Once the necessary elements are in place, you press a button on the toolbar to 'cut the ribbon' and open the runway(s) for use.
In building the airport, you have a certain quota of cash to spend, and then you must rely on the income from shops and flights in your airport. This is realistic, however loans can not be taken out. Another issue in constructing an airport is the limitation on the number of runways that can be built a maximum of four. Take Chicago O'Hare airport for example, it has seven runways, one which is 13,000 feet long. The game does not strive for realism in that or several other respects, but in some it does.
Airline contracts will be presented, and as the manager of the airport, you must decide whether to take them up or not. Runway slots for each flight must be assigned.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of Item Information
The game would not work on my computer. Amazon needs to put more information of software that is for sale because not every program works with every computer. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Alexander J. Malkiewicz
4.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
This is a very addictive little game. The biggest challenge is to learn how to generate money with your airport. Read more
Published on June 27, 2011 by B. A. Barrington
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad, Too Bad the Sequals Failed
I bought this game from a discount bin ten years ago. It didn't work correctly on my Win-98 computer at that time so I shelved it. Read more
Published on June 5, 2010 by S. Linkletter
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique, Fun, but also Frustrating
My favorite games are buisness sims, strategies, and simulation games. Airport Tycoon was unique and a nice addition of the Tycoon genre which was spinning out of control with... Read more
Published on August 8, 2007 by Mike
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't know
I haven't been able to play this game yet as it, apparently, only instals on a windows 95/98/me system. I have an XP and it won't even open the install applet to install it. Read more
Published on May 14, 2007 by Frank Shrum
5.0 out of 5 stars airport tycoon 1
This is one of the best games I have ever played. You get to run your own airport in many locations. You should buy this game. I play it all the time!
Published on June 17, 2006 by Marc J. Defant
4.0 out of 5 stars Airport Tycoon 2
I haven't bought this game but it's on the way. After reading all of the reviews, they all have something in common. Not enough money. Read more
Published on August 2, 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars So-so,
This game can be very frustrating. I always go into debt when running a passenger airport. Unscheduled air planes occaisanly arrive, and a extremley poor tutorial. Read more
Published on March 3, 2005 by Nancy O'Brien-Bodo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great,addictive,and, fun
Airport tycoon is a great game! It's a great creative game it's fun to see little tiny planes flying in and out of your airport.it's also fun to make the terminals. Read more
Published on June 7, 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Worst tycoon ever! You have limits for every single thing, lots of bugs, and most of all, it's freakin booooooooooring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't buy this game!
Published on January 25, 2004 by None of your business
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