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Fast Food Tycoon (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
68
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Fast Food Tycoon is a pizza restaurant simulation. Like other games of its type the objective is to transform the modest amount of capital on hand at the outset of the game into a sizable fortune.

You begin by selecting a character to act as your CEO and initially invest in the restaurant industry. You then must manage numerous factors regarding your business, such as infrastructure, finances, staff, menu, advertising, etc. in order to turn a profit and gradually build a vast empire of dining establishments.

Another agreeable feature is that the actual cities each have distinctive styles of architecture incorporated into them to further the impression that you are actually in Rome, London, New York, etc. The theme of each city is further emphasized by soundtrack music indigenous to the area. As time passes, night and day are simulated, complete with sunrises and sunsets. Time zones are accurately depicted as well, so if you jump from Tokyo to New York, you'll go from night to day, reflecting local time. The influence of "underworld" activities is also present in the game. If you desire, you can align yourself with organized crime. Doing so can be highly profitable but is not entirely without risk. If you opt for a life of crime, you will have to be on the lookout and avoid law enforcement at times.

Screenshots

Fast Food Tycoon Windows Rome at night
Fast Food Tycoon Windows Paris, the city of love: and PIZZAS
Fast Food Tycoon Windows Cairo, my restaurant near the pyramids
Fast Food Tycoon Windows Setting up your restaurant

Alternate Titles

  • "Pizza $yndicate" -- European title
  • "Pizzasyndikatet" -- Swedish title
  • "Pizza Syndicate" -- Alternate European title

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User Reviews

Good idea; poor execution. JPaterson (9147) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Oct 14, 1999 18 out of 20 90
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1999 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 01, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Jul, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Dec 19, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 1999 63 out of 100 63
Spel för Alla Oct, 1999 4 out of 10 40
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2001 29 out of 100 29

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Trivia

Humour

When attempting to set the advertising target to something other than Earth (like Alpha Centauri, for instance), a window will pop up saying that it's not possible in this version of the game.
Andrew Hartnett (2254) added Fast Food Tycoon (Windows) on Dec 29, 2000