||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (CD in Sleeve) (MONOPOLYPO)
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Parker Brothers / Westwood
Studios / Virgin Games /
Game / Board
5 stars from Computer Gaming
4 1/2 stars from CD-ROM Today
Bronze - Strategy/Puzzle Game Title from New Media's
1996 Invision Awards
Parker Brothers Real Estate Trading
Hop on board the CD-Rom version of the Monopoly game, the
best-selling board game of all time. Rich Uncle Pennybags is your animated
Master of Ceremonies as Depression-era Atlantic City comes to life - from the
rolling lawns of Park Place to the lowly backyards of Baltic Avenue. You'll be
entertained by animation, state-of-the-art 3D graphics and 16-bit digital sound
while you perform all the wheeling and dealing feats that have made the
Monopoly game the most popular in the world.
Animation & Sound: Over 800 witty
animations...tokens skip, race, and gallop around the board...1930's ragtime
music orchestrates all the action.
Internet: Play around the country and around the world
over the Internet, against up to 5 players with their own copies of the
International: Compete simultaneously in multiple
languages...the game performs translations and currency exchanges in real
Graphics: State-of-the-art, high-resolution 3D graphics
animate tokens, develop properties, and more.
Customized: Create your own computer opponents...pit
your man-made mogul against another player's or take on one of many opponents
included in the game.
Players: All-family appeal...the best-selling game of
System: Up to 6 can play over the Internet or on a local
Windows: IBM or 100% compatible 486/33 MHZ or better,
Windows 95/98/ME/XP, 8 megabytes of RAM or better, VGA card, hard drive with 10
megabytes non-compressed free space, double speed CD-ROM drive, SoundBlaser or
compatible sound card, Microsoft compatible mouse and mouse driver.
Tested OK on Windows XP.
Computer Gaming World, February
"This new version of Monopoly, however, does the old
American boardgame classic proud. Some of the computer opponents are annoyingly
unpredicatble. They can even be made to mimic human behavior patterns, from how
it rates property, to how often it offers to trade, to how much money it keeps
in the till.
"The program installs and runs beautifully from a Windows 95
operating system. Virtually every common variation on the rules can be used,
including impossibilities like unlimited houses and hotels. The on-line Help is
very throrough and covers virtually every aspect of the game, including the
details of creating your own AIs and using the game on the Internet.
"Overall, Monopoly CD-ROM is a big improvement over
previous versions, and is definitely the best available version of the game for
your PC. It offers several hours of light entertaiment to the solitary gamer
and a welcome opportunity for social gamers."
CD-ROM Today, December 1995
"If there's a board game that's better known and loved than
Monopoly, I can't think of it. Parker Brothers' game of wheeling and
dealing - with its plastic hotels, funny money, and little metal pieces - is an
American institution. Bringing such a game to computer isn't really all that
hard; the challenge is to create something beyond a mere flat, two dimensional
representation of a game board. It's a trick that Monopoly CD-ROM has
pulled off in spades."
"Animation, music, and Internet hooks may be so much flash,
but at its heart this is an engaging and well-done computerization of an
immensely popular board game. By providing real flexibility in game-play
options and the power to play against a wide variety of computer and living
opponents, Westwood has brought Monopoly to the PC with a bang."
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