|| Monopoly Tycoon
||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (MONOPTYCPR)
from Computing with
Build the Empire of Your
Create a business empire from Baltic Avenue to Boardwalk -
one business at a time. It's all the risk taking and deal making of the
Monopoly game and so much more! Get to know the city, its inhabitants and
discover profitable business opportunities. Create businesses, attract the most
customers and generate the cash you need. Compete for control of entire
industries and city districts. With opportunities and pitfalls at every corner,
it's up to you to outmaneuver up to 5 other would-be tycoons determined on
Monopoly Tycoon uniquely combines the addictive elements of
the most popular simulation games, strategy games, and of course the Monopoly
game! Choose which businesses are built and where. Build your profits and
increase your control in real time, in a crushingly competitive, living city.
You won't want to stop until you own it all!
Features and Activities:
- Wheel and deal from the 1930s to the present day
- Check up on businesses day or night
- Outbid and outwit competitors at property auctions
- Carry out cost-cutting measures by purchasing
- Play online with up to 5 other players via LAN or
- Fun and addictive action with limitless
the needs of the citizens. Strategically exploit lucrative business
Manage: your business. Find ways to attract the
most customers to generate cash and fuel your growing empire.
Build: from the ground up. Choose the style,
size, location and type of over 44 different businesses to operate.
Watch your empire take shape. See your
businesses come to life and strategies unfold.
Compete in real time. Outbid and outmaneuver up
to five competing tycoons in a nonstop battle for control.
Win95/98/Me/XP: Pentium 233 MHz or higher (PII 266
MHz recommended), 64 MB RAM, 90 MB free hard disk space (200 MB free hard disk
space recommended), 4x CD-ROM drive (8x CD-ROM drive recommended), 8 MB Windows
95/98/ME/XP compatible video card (16 MB Direct3D compatible video card
recommended), sound card.
IGN by Steve Butts
to open up the box and enjoy a nice traditional game of Monopoly will be
pleasantly disappointed. The game that taught all of us the value of
unfettered, unquenchable greed has undergone a few changes. And we're not just
talking about the real-time focus and the total lack of dice -- this
Tycoon-ized version of Monopoly is much more about real entrepreneurship. Like
all good capitalists, you and your opponents will grow fat exploiting the
aimless mob that lives and works within Atlantic City. You'll need to provide
them with houses and shops where they can drop their money in your coffers with
"More interesting are the mayoral race
scenarios where you've got to maintain a positive cash flow while also
cultivating the love of the people. If you get enough votes, you can kick back
and watch the kickbacks roll on in. An elimination mode is also included for
the truly hardcore economic Darwinists. The least popular player is eliminated
at the end of each day..."
Computing with Kids by
"But this simulation goes far beyond the
business strategies used in the board game. Players decide what kind of
business to develop, and they manage those businesses in terms of rents,
prices, and inventory amounts. They can research business decisions by polling
the sims that populate this virtual world. Play can become quite
competitive as monopolies appear and price-cutting occurs."
"...attaining the coveted tycoon
mantle can be quite a challenge in this cutthroat economic simulation, and thus
it is skewed toward older children (12-up). Testers swear it is better than the
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