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- Manage each business
- Attract customers & generate cash
- Build in real-time
- Compete against up to 5 ruthless human or computer opponents
- Outbid competitors at property auctions to assemble a business & real-estate juggernaut
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Top Customer Reviews
Positives: A well thought out spin on the classic monopoly game. All the elements are there. Railroads, properties, color groups, hotels, and of course, monopolies.
Looking for a competitive game that won't drain your whole afternoon? Want to know exactly how long the game will last? This game can be played with definite limits. A plus for those who have time windows to play in.
Differences: The game isn't so much about controlling the whole gameboard (in this case a city) or driving others to bankruptcy. Instead, you play against others in a race to complete the goals of the scenario. This might be overall sales, empire value, or election to mayor. Some scenarios do pick off players one at a time (in a Weakest Link style fashion), but this doesn't mean that player went bankrupt, just that they were in last place in some fashion when voting was conducted in the town by its "citizens".
Negatives: Marketing fluff - This isn't really a sim, but a complex game. To call this the world's first competitive sim isn't anywhere near the mark. Rollercoaster Tycoon is more of a traditional sim, and Simcity more so. This is definitely a souped up boardgame that is complex enough to require a computer to model it. Second complaint, this game has nothing to do with Rollercoaster Tycoon (Chris Sawyer). The folks at Deep Red have made a great game, but the association by the publisher ("brought to you by the folks who brought you") is plain irresponsible. That's like saying Activision "makes" Quake.Read more ›
Monopoly for the PC has been out for some time, so I don't know why the complaints about how this "isn't Monopoly". What's so exciting about regular Monopoly that take hours to play?
This game is fast pace and cut-throat. I can just imagine what the multi-player is like. Being that I haven't played that yet, I'll just stick to the single-player. It has the familiar game pieces (as their 3D representative character) and blocks. The premise is similar, but with a twist. Instead of hopping around a board via die roles, you pick a block and start building. The single player gives you progressive challenges each with 3 difficulty levels. You only need to complete the easiest level to progress to the next. You also have railroad and utilities that you can buy in some scenarios.
In single mode, you are pitted against 2 computer challengers and get scenarios such as "Be the first to make $2,000 in 1 day of business." This is where the "sim" comes in--you're not only building a wide array of shops, you're trying to build what will draw the consumers and shut out the competition. You poll the people in the neighborhoods near where you want to build to find their desires, which change over time. Fill a block with businesses and take it to auction--if you outbid the others, all of your stores get free rent/utilities for a period of time so that your bottom line grows.Read more ›
Let me point out that you CAN play games against the computer without playing a scenario. I've read reviews that say this is impossible, but they are mistaken. The game allows you to host a multiplayer game with up to five computer opponents. You can also select various types of win conditions. Even though you are hosting a multiplayer game, if you want to play by yourself, simply start the game without any human opponents. Simple. But be warned; when playing multiplayer, you cannot pause the game nor speed up the clock.
There are a lot of positives to this game. I've had no problems installing or playing the game, and I only have a Pentium III/500 Mhz. The graphics are excellent -- true 3D with easy camera controls, wonderful lighting effects, night and day, cars and people that move about the streets, and more. The environment really makes the game -- it is well done and fun to look at.
Unfortunately, you don't spend much time looking at your creations. You're always on the lookout for new business opportunities, which typically means identifying a need for a given block (for example, your citizens might want a grocery store) and then building the appropriate store to service that need. Repeat indefinitely. You rarely have time to sit back and appreciate what you've built! The game does have some time-saving features that become easy to use with practice.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very happy to find this game. I played it when I was younger and was glad to get it to enjoy again.Published 12 months ago by Heather
I liked it but I did not see much use in keeping it. I think I traded it. But the building aspect of the game was fun and different from other monopoly games. Read morePublished 13 months ago by travis
blah. I LOVE rollercoaster tycoon 3 and thought this was same company. not sure if it is or not. graphics are really really basic and old looking. not much in the way of fun.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great game, I have had it before, but the product that I was shipped did not work when it arrivedPublished on January 9, 2014 by Andrew Thede
I could not get it to load up on any computer, it just crashes. I have tried it on Windows 8 and on Windows Vista.Published on December 17, 2013 by Pat Lucier
I'll first start off by saying I LOVE MONOPOLY... In looking back at my childhood I remember countless nights sitting around a little card table in our living room playing for... Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Jonathan W Boles
I love this game and if you are a tycoon game player then you will to. You will have to download the patch from the internet for the operating system software that you're using on... Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Shawn
I bought this game because I used to play it when I was young, and I loved it. I was so upset that it did not work when I received it.Published on February 8, 2013 by Devin