14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Adult Game - Poor Marketing,
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This review is from: Fortune Street (Video Game)
I won't repeat what everyone else said, but instead clarify a few things. This is a fantastic adult game for board game fanatics with graphics designed for children. This game could have been designed without Mario and crew, and used an adult theme, and been sold as a serious board game. It wouldn't have sold as many copies, but it would be more honest - not getting the cheap accidental purchases from kids or parents with young kids. Young kids will likely hate this game.
That said, I read about it first and knew what was getting, and as an adult board gamer, this game is FANTASTIC. I have played about 20 games with friends and against computer players. I've won 55% of them, according to the stats. There is very deep strategy. Some games I win easily, some I am scrambling to figure out what stocks to buy to catch up. Your strategy each game will be different depending on what properties you get early in the game, and what happens when the luck portion of the game kicks in. I love it. I have been way ahead and lost, and vice versa. The computer does not cheat. I have never felt like it got a roll it needed more than the 1-7 chance it is (yes 7, many boards have a 7 sided die).
Turn off the chatter for the computer players, and the game takes about 2 - 3 hours, though I won one in 1 hour by bankrupting a player - lots of fun. The computer players have a letter grade, and use different strategies dependidng on how high, or smart, their letter is. But even letter D computer players have a chance of winning if it gets lucky in the early game.
There is a strategy for every situation. I just won a game where I only had 3 properties, and the computer players had 8 - 10 each. How is that? I smartly invested in the right properties, and tiptoed around the board avoiding paying big sales.
To me, this game is the perfect combination of startegy and luck. If this sound fun, GET THIS GAME!