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About the Product
- Play against the iPod or pass n play with up to 4 players
- Authentic classic board and pieces, animated player tokens, and property cards
- Intuitive controls make it easy to roll dice, buy, sell and trade properties
- Gorgeous effects and animations, rich music and sounds bring the game to life
- Customize the game rules to suite your style of play
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As with all versions of Monopoly, gameplay in Here & Now: the World Edition is driven by turn-based rolling of the dice and the player's ability to secure and maintain control of real estate investments. In the Xbox 360 version players use their controller to roll the dice, with their piece moved around the board and rents deducted from their account automatically. Once this is done they have the choice to either visit the accounts screen, where all player owned properties and available cash are listed, or to allow the next player to roll. A new twist in gameplay involves the mini-games scattered throughout the board. These occur at different points in the game--for example, at the beginning of the game to determine who will roll first. They are quick detours from the main action and are generally designed to challenge players according to their standing in the game, thus making it tougher for first place players to pull away from their competition. A New Game With New Boards
Although the game environment of Monopoly Here and Now: The World Edition is firmly rooted in the original game through its inclusion of a classically laid out board, with all the properties and playing pieces you remember, it also offers up new directions of play through its wealth of new board options. The game contains 10 playable boards. Each is individually themed, with properties reflecting that theme. Just a few of these themes included are, jungle, arctic, future, cheese, and deco. In addition, other available boards are designed after world capitals. As players access these boards they receive stamps (tied to Xbox LIVE achievements) on a virtual passport that when filled will unlock even more boards as they circle the globe becoming international real estate tycoons. Key Game Features:
- Get Rich Quick - In this all-new, super-fast version, trade properties and compete in exciting mini-games designed to encourage fast monetary turnarounds, to see who makes the top of the rich list.
- Group Play - Up to four players can simultaneously join in on the "rags to riches" fun.
- Monopoly Past, Present & Future - The most extensive collection of Monopoly boards all in one package - from the newest Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition to classic Monopoly.
- Now Boarding - Fill up your passport as you play to unlock new and never-before-seen Monopoly boards.
- Earn Xbox LIVE Achievement Points - Xbox LIVE players receive achievement points for each board played. Play them all and boost your gamer score.
A big part of the fun of the original Monopoly board game was the experience of going head-to-head against fellow players in games that could last for hours, depending on the roll of the dice and how much money and real estate assets were available. But not everyone wants to, or has the time to play a drawn out game like this. This is where Monopoly Here and Now: the World Edition's 'Get Rich Quick' game mode comes in. Designed to be accessible to players of any age and more importantly to provide all the rags to riches excitement cherished from previous versions of Monopoly, condensed into shorter space of time, a full game in Get Rich Quick mode can take as little as 30 minutes depending on your configuration. This speed of play is achieved through the availability of varying levels of play and strategy built into the mode. At the outset of the game players agree to play at either the developer, industrialist, or tycoon levels. Big payoffs and fast turnarounds are the norm here, with the developer level offering the quickest play due to the leveling events incorporated within it. Through these, large leads can often quickly disappear, keeping the game competitive regardless of player's skill levels and initial bankroll. The result is quick, compelling and addictive family gameplay that is sure to make its mark on generations of would-be real estate tycoons for years to come.
Top Customer Reviews
Because they put animations between EVERYTHING you do, they are constant, they are annoying & repetitive, and you can NOT turn them off. Just rolling the dice to move after a while gets annoying and feels like it takes too long, let along the Monopoly guy having to say something EVERY SINGLE TIME ANYONE DOES ANYTHING. Seriously, this is one of the WORST games i have ever played and i wish i never bought it. How is it that hard to simply put the damn Monopoly game onto a videogame so people can just play Monopoly?? Why do they always have to ruin it with annoying "extras?" Oh, and DON'T buy Monopoly Street, either. THAT game is even worse than this one, lol.
This game will have you seriously considering just turning it off and breaking out the actual boardgame after about 15 minutes into it. It's that bad, AVOID.
I was quite looking forward to playing it. I'm a Monopoly fan, and my wife is not, so I never get to play anymore. So I was looking forward to getting in some Monopoly. I sat down, fired it up, and played a few single player games. The game does a very good job at replicating the board game onscreen. There have been some Monopoly games on the PC in the past, and this one is quite good. The graphics look quite spectacular on my 46" HDTV. But the game play is right. So much so that there's a whole gaggle of custom rules you can put into play. Things such as "Land on Go, get double pay", "All tax goes into pile which is won by landing on Free Parking", Number of houses/hotels, mortgage rate, etc. The game play is pretty darned customizable, so that's a plus. There is a wide range of board themes. There's the obvious standard one, a future theme, a World Board, a Jungle Board, even food themes like chocolate and cheese. Each of these themes have appropriately named properties too (things like "Polar Bear Mountain" and "Blizzard Plains" for an ice themed board). There is a very strong variety of play here - without changing the basic game at all. And that is just in standard mode.
There is another mode called "Richest" Edition, where you play with some new rules. One of which is no money. Richest uses no money at all - when you owe someone money, you have to give or take properties.Read more ›
*The classic game you love without the clean-up part afterwards.
*Several boards to unlock and choose from, including world board, ice board and even cheese board.
*Multiplayer games can be played with a single controller, if only one controller is available(pass controller around.)
*Online Play would've been nice.
*Richest Mode can be dubious with questionable mini-games.
*Mr Moneybags will just not shut up at times and you can't fast-forward what he says.
The Bottom Line:
A great alternative to your old cardboard game. Very colorful graphics that include animated Mr. Moneybags that hosts the games for you. My biggest gripe is the Richest Mode. For those that are not familiar with it, the game is played with 4 players(at least 1 human and 3 computers.) Each round four dice are rolled. The minigame that follows will determine who gets to choose one die first.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing shipped fast 😬 I have yet to play it but it's an amazing game from experience on my ps2 THUMBS UP!Published 1 month ago by Alex
Arrived quickly, and without damage. Great game, played it Christmas day! Thanks!Published 6 months ago by beth jakeway
If you like to play Monopoly, this is a must. It takes all the frustration out of counting money, looking for property cards and keeps track of everything. It's wonderful.Published 6 months ago by momof2
Annoying music that can not be turned off, extremely slow game play.. The $5 app for apples is way better...Published 6 months ago by brian