missing cover art
CoverThe European version of the cover has a Castro-ish dictator standing on the island.
Designer diaryTropico designer Phil Steinmeyer contributed a running series of articles to Computer Games magazine throughout the game's development. His topics ranged from play balance to determining and managing system requirements. He even mentioned designing the box and the reasons for the general/no general versions.
DictatorsThe game comes with a collection of biographical sketches of (in)famous world leaders such as Fidel Castro and Eva Peron.
Lou BegaLou Bega, a German musician and songwriter, appears as playable dictator. He also contributed a song which is exclusive to the German version.
TitleThe game was meant to be named Banana Republic, but it had to be changed to Tropico since there is a clothes brand named Banana Republic.
- Computer Gaming World
- April 2002 (Issue #213) – Best Music of the Year