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Car Tycoon (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
54
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2.6
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Description

Car Tycoon is a manager game in which you are the owner of a car company that produces and sells cars. You start in the 1950's in a small town somewhere in the USA. You build a factory, a car shop and a repair facility (most of your money is gone by then) and start to produce cars. By selling them, you'll get money to invent new parts which will then power your new car models. There are up to 3 computer players which want to become rich, too.

Features:
  • develop more than 400 cars, 7 different types
  • 40 scenarios
  • more than 400 pre-made cars from 1950-2000
  • more than 300 different buildings
  • Zoom

Screenshots

Car Tycoon Windows And here we sell our cars to (hopefully) happy customers
Car Tycoon Windows Campaign - level selection screen
Car Tycoon Windows This is our car factory at work
Car Tycoon Windows Here we research new car parts

User Reviews

Car Tycoon: Good Economy, Poor Performance, Quality Issues Kevin Forth (1) unrated

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Feb, 2002 76 out of 100 76
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 6.75 out of 10 68
PC Zone Benelux Feb, 2002 68 out of 100 68
Svenska PC Gamer Jul, 2002 58 out of 100 58
GamingExcellence Feb 06, 2002 5.6 out of 10 56
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2002 52 out of 100 52
GameSpot Jan 16, 2002 5.1 out of 10 51
Gamesmania Jan 08, 2002 41 out of 100 41
PC Games (Germany) Jan 22, 2002 36 out of 100 36
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
playing issues 1 Bud Wieners
Mar 10, 2009

Trivia

Development

The game is programmed entirely in Borland Delphi, not C/Assembly as most other games.

Multiplayer

The initial German release box contains a short pamphlet telling the poor buyer that the advertised multi-player mode isn't even included "because of release date concerns". They tell that they will patch it later.

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phlux (4143) added Car Tycoon (Windows) on Dec 05, 2001