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Monopoly

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
...
3.3
NES
75
4.1
Game Boy
75
4.4
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Description

From Sculptured Software comes an adaptation of the classic board game Monopoly for the dominating console systems of the early 90s (later also ported to Game Boy Color).

The game can be played by up to eight players (only four in the Game Boy versions). Any number of positions can be taken over by computer opponents. The game comes with eight different opponents, which are selected from a portrait gallery (8- and 16-bit versions feature different names and portraits).

It is possible to set up a time limit for a game, and also to customize the game. Amount of starting money, owned properties, houses and hotels can be set for any player before starting. The game also comes with a number of preset scenarios with varied starting parameters. The 8-bit versions have eight scenarios, the 16-bit versions add another four. The Game Boy versions also feature the scenarios, but don't have the customization option.

During gameplay, the board is seen from the top. Moving tokens are displayed in a special animation in the center of the board, as is a hand throwing the dice. Auctions and trades take place on special screens, with the 16-bit versions being more elaborately animated and illustrated.

Screenshots

Monopoly Genesis Title Screen.
Monopoly Game Boy Title screen.
Monopoly Genesis Token selection.
Monopoly Game Boy Token selection.

Alternate Titles

  • "モノポリー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A good game, if you liked the board game you'll love the video game! SNES darthsith19 (64)

Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment NES Jul, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Just Games Retro NES Jan 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy Oct, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Game Boy May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Netjak NES Mar 26, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Joystick (French) Game Boy Apr, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Top Secret NES Jul, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 28, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameCola.net Game Boy Apr 01, 2006 5.2 out of 10 52
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color Aug 01, 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Related Web Sites

  • Howard & Nester do Monopoly (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In Volume 24's installment, Howard teaches Nester the shifting value of a Get Out of Jail Free card.)
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