How do you make a great game even better? Simple! Bring together some of best artists, musicians, and programmers to re-create Parker Brother's Monopoly game in fully animated 3D!
www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:
Westwood Studios and Parker Brothers have teamed up to enhance the best selling game ever for the PC. If you think this is the game your parents played, think again....
Westwood Studios' animators have worked for over a year to compile more than twelve thousand frames of smooth 3D animation for Monopoly CD-ROM. Players will instantly notice that each character comes to life with it's own personality as they sail, drive, and hop around the multi-colored properties of Atlantic City. Watch demolition crews blow up your houses and build hotels, or simply get away from it all and take a ride on the Reading Railroad. It's all there, it's all animated, and it's more good-natured fun than you've had on your computer in a long time...
Yet, what's more fun than forcing your best friend into bankruptcy? Well, for starters how about forcing SIX of your friends into bankruptcy! Remember that kid that took your lunch money in the fourth grade? How about the dweeb that married your sister? Better yet, use your suave negotiation skills to throw your business partners into the poorhouse while the boss is away! With Monopoly CD, you'll be able to play up to six people over a computer network, or compete against rivals half-way around the world with built-in Internet support. French, German, and United Kingdom versions of the game are fully compatible, so you can use either pounds, francs or dollars as you purchase Oxford Street or force your opponent to mortgage Parkstrasse. With Internet capability, fame and fortune can now be yours as you capitalize on the rest of the civilized world. Plus, lots of player choices and game variations are available to allow you to keep friends and relatives on thier toes.
Can't find someone to play? Then add a few computer opponents to negotiate with. Our programming & design team has worked hard to allow the computer to exact it's revenge for every bit of user abuse you've given it over the past few years. Believe us, from now on you'll think twice about reformatting that hard drive.
And as with all our previous games, our audio department has worked overtime to make the soundtrack for Monopoly CD one of the best ever. Go back to the 1930's with a cool jazz/ragtime beat, or decide on something a little more modern. All the while, you'll be delighted with the array of neat sound effects we've cooked up for you.
Amazing graphics, Internet and network support for multiplayer games, an enhanced artificial intelligence, and a cool soundtrack you'll want to hear over and over again make Monopoly CD-ROM one of the most awaited games ever!
Available now from Westwood Studios and Parker Brothers.
Contributed by 6⅞ of Nine (1333) on Dec 06, 2009.
Whimsical animations and sharp AI highlight this pretty version of the capitalistic classic.
www.nintendo.com – Game Boy Color:
With the board-game genre hotter than a fur coat in Death Valley, it was inevitable that Hasbro would bring the most popular tabletop tussle since checkers to the N64.
From Baltic Avenue to the Boardwalk, all the beloved Monopoly elements are here. The top-hatted Community Chest impresario presides over property auctions and hands out authentic Community Chest and Chance cards. Sixty years on, "You have won second prize in a beauty contest. Collect $10" still gets laughs.
Monopoly N64 offers Standard, Short and Timed games. Each player starts with as many as three properties. Timed Games last 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Hasbro gives you the opportunity to customize nine different rules, including double money for landing on GO and no collecting money from Jail.
The board lies nestled among snowcapped mountains and red- and blue-roofed houses. Sharp-eyed players will note that the streetlights are powered by a nuclear power plant. Nothing in the scenery affects game play. A bright palette captures the game's fanciful mood, but the board text should have been made be clearer.
The main visual attractions are the wonderfully whimsical animations. Mind's Eye has managed to endow each token with a strong personality, so you have the cheerful Thimble, the crafty Car, the decidedly unjocular Jockey and the slightly goofy Iron. You can turn off the token movement animations, but you'll probably prefer to watch the Ship waddle around the board.
The sound design is eclectic, to say the least, with wheezes, honks, boings, squeaks, clunks, trumpet flourishes and other corny effects clashing with John Tesh-esque synth music. Hasbro probably figures the kids will turn down the tepid tunes, while their parents will turn off the raucous FX.
For CPU-controlled tokens, the solid AI offers four personality types: cautious, normal, intelligent and bold. You can set the CPU to control all the tokens, then sit back and watch. There is one save slot for a game in progress.
However, mom and dad might first want to play a few matches with junior to explain the confusing controls. While tossing the dice and moving are simple, decoding the menus for trading, buying houses and mortgaging requires much back-and-forthing to the Controller info screens. The Control Stick makes a crude tool for specifying precise dollar amounts and the screen text never explains the difference between Standard and Short games. None of these problems are insuperable, but they make learning the game needlessly difficult.
Mario Party, Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt and the Game Boy Color Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure have been big hits with fans eager for multiplayer alternating fun. Monopoly looks to continue that trend.
Contributed by Evil Ryu (49843) on Aug 15, 2005.
Hasbro Interactive transforms America's favorite board game into America's favorite video game with a portable version of its capitalistic classic.
Back of Box - SNES:
Monopoly for Game Boy Color is a faithful representation of its real-world inspiration, from 2nd place beauty contest finishes to bank errors in your favor. One player can take on a computer opponent, or up to four humans can compete by sharing turns on a single Game Boy Color.
The computer automatically assumes responsibility for all of the accounting in the game, which eliminates the threat of any siblings who suffer from sticky finger syndrome. A logical menu system makes even the most complex financial transactions a breeze, including mortgaging property and constructing houses and hotels.
If you don't have time for a full game, you can jump immediately into the thick of things with eight pre-set scenarios. Monopoly is a great to way to pass the time when you're on the road, especially if you take advantage of the multiplayer mode.
Monopoly is compatible with Game Boy Pocket and the classic Game Boy as well as Game Boy Color.
Contributed by Evil Ryu (49843) on Jun 17, 2005.
Now, play the animated, 16-bit "Super" version of the world's bestselling board game...
as you become a real estate tycoon - and drive your rivals into bankruptcy!
Buy Park Place! Sell Marvin Gardens! Build Hotels! Collect rents! Go to Jail! With advanced 16-bit technology, you're in the middle of the wheeling and dealing action on an animated board that makes the classic real estate game come to life! Action-filled vignettes show the scene as you buy, sell, build and collect from your opponents. The system handles all the accounting for fast action and quick deals. Play a random game, or speed things up with a pre-set scenario. Whether you play alone or challenge human or computer players, your goal is to acquire the most wealth - and drive your opponents to financial ruin!
Detailed graphics in full color... refined sound, music, and speech pull you onto the board.
See the status, with tokens, houses and hotels on properties - so you know what you're running into!
Hop aboard the action! "Take a Ride on the Reading," with combined animation and sound.
"Go to Jail!" Watch as the police car carts Rich Uncle off to jail - and the doors slam shut!
Contributed by Corn Popper (69589) on Mar 24, 2004.
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.
Contributed by MAT (53415) on Feb 16, 2000.