User Reviews

Great trading game that inspired multiplayer Frecklefoot (191) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
M.U.L.E. Delivers! Jeremy Howe (8) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Classic Game for the Ages! Sean Johanson (16) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (33 votes) 4.0


Critic Reviews

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100
An all-time computer classic, this was one of the only games ever devised that was playable and entertaining for four humans. Economics made fun! A semi-space game of real estate, market economics (auction) and production, it still holds up well after all these years and, by itself, provides justification for holding onto the 8-bit Atari.
90
Info (Dec, 1983)
This is a charming game with something for everyone. M.U.L.E. gets our vote for "best musical score in a computer game" this year. Can be played by from 0 to 4 human participants (the computer will happily play all four places by itself). This is sort of an off-planet monopoly game with plenty of horse- trading. Back- stabbing, lucky breaks & disasters & just the right amount of comic relief. Using your cunning and shrewdness, you try to build an economic empire based on food, energy, 'smithore", and (in the tournament mode) "Crystite". Everything about Electronic Arts shines- from packaging & documentation to their corporate vision of play as art.
81
Zzap! (Jun, 1985)
I found this to be an excellent trading game. The complexities of pricing and the need for swift action make it more absorbing than most.
78
Ich selbst habe M U.L.E. ├╝ber ein knappes halbes Jahr permanent gespielt, und spiele es noch jetzt sporadisch, und es hat kaum an Reiz verloren. Ich kann nur sagen, ein wunderbares Spiel!
60
Commodore User (Aug, 1985)
A complex trading game with the odd cartoon interludes, best played with a full house.