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Constructor (PlayStation)

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Advertising Blurbs

Print advertisement - PC Player 09/1997:
    Sie wollen eine wunderschöne Villa bauen?


    Das trifft sich gut, denn die Hausbesetzer warten schon drauf!


    Wenn Sie denken, Häuserbau wäre ein Kinderspiel, sollten Sie's mal mit Constructor probieren. Denn hier haben Sie's nicht nur mit Mörtel und Meißel, sondern auch mit nervenden Geistern, durchgeknallten Psychopathen, wahnsinnigen Clowns und so machen anderen Problemen zu tun.

    AB SEPTEMBER FÜR PC CD-ROM
    COMING SOON
    FÜR PLAYSTATION UND MAC

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (110045) on Apr 15, 2010.

Back of Case - PS1 (UK):

    CONSTRUCTOR

    The simulation with street smarts.

    CONSTRUCTOR™ is the most challenging and complex life simulation on the planet. With detailed graphics, fully-rendered animations, video-conferencing with the city's odd cast of characters and state-of-the-art financial and population models... Constructor is the simulation with street smarts. It's your city...DEAL WITH IT!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Aug 11, 2008.

Back of Jewel Case - PlayStation (UK):

    The simulation with street smarts.

    CONSTRUCTOR is the most challenging and complex life simulation on the planet. With detailed graphics, fully rendered animations, video-conferencing with the city's odd cast of characters and state-of-the-art financial and population models... Constructor is the simulation with street smarts. It's your city... DEAL WITH IT!

    Contributed by ケヴィン (4097) on Aug 04, 2008.

PC Gamer magazine Vol 4. No. 7 - July 1997, pp.21, 23:
    "Heyyy man... the City's such a downer and The Man is always getting on your case... we've been picketing the lumber yard because uhh, lumber has rights too... but the neighbors and the cops are always bringing their uptightness around you know, so to, uhhh, counteract the bad vibes we just get out the ghetto blaster and soak the neighborhood in good vibe... techno... all good stuff man... we're like giving support to the squatters that are getting hassled... anyway, come... blast, ask the kids, man, they love it..."

    "THIS CITY'S BEEN GOOD TO ME. 'CEPT FOR THE FEW TIMES I HAD TO USE A LITTLE CEMENT TO DROP SOME STUFF IN THE RIVER... BRING A FEW TENANTS ETERNAL PEACE... WHATEVER. NOW, YOU'RE GIVING ME PROBLEMS OVER A FEW DOLLARS. PLEASE... I GOT A JOB TO DO... PEOPLE TO SEE, HITS TO MAKE. YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOURS, GOT IT? BUT, YOU STIFF ME AND YOU'LL BE A STIFF. YOU MESS WITH ME AND YOU MIGHT END UP WITH AN UNEXPECTED CASE OF LEAD POISONING. NOW YOU WANNA PAY UP OR GO DOWN...?"

    HEY, IT'S YOUR CITY...
    DEAL WITH IT.



    CONSTRUCTOR
    THE SIMULATION WITH STREET SMARTS

    Product Information Number 81

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44552) on Jan 12, 2006.

Advertisement in PC Games, December 1997 (German):

    Dieser Mann bringt Sie ganz nach oben...



    "EINES DER ORIGINELLSTEN SPIELE DES JAHRES!"
    PC PLAYER 10/97

    EINE GENIAL-GEHÄSSIGE SIMULATION
    PC JOKER 10/97

    "ECHTZEIT EINMAL ANDERS, ACCLAIM BRINGT NEUEN SCHWUNG INS GENRE. EINFACH KLASSE!"
    PC ACTION 9/97, WERTUNG 86%

    "EIN WOLKENKRATZER UNTER DEN AUFBAUSPIELEN!"
    GAMESTAR 10/97, GAMESTAR PRÄDIKAT

    ...oder tief unter die Erde.



    Wenn Sie denken, Häuserbau wäre ein Kinderspiel, sollten Sie's mal mit Constructor probieren. Denn hier haben Sie's nicht nur mit Mörtel und Meißel, sondern auch mit nervenden Geistern, durchgeknallten Psychopathen, wahnsinnigen Clowns und so machen anderen Problemen zu tun.



    AB SEPTEMBER FÜR PC CD-ROM
    COMING SOON
    FÜR PLAYSTATION UND MAC


    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Feb 21, 2005.

Acclaim US website - DOS:
    Constructor takes the empire building and resource management of the best simulations and adds to it a strong dose of character interaction, humor, and strategic competition.

    Take the role of a real estate developer in a race to build up and manage resources, properties, environments, and human interaction, while trying to outperform and destroy rival development firms. With up to 4 player game play on a network or head-to-head modem action.

    GAME FEATURES



  • Detailed Graphics: incredibly detailed animations / graphics bring the world to life, animation sequences with rendered graphics provide close-up detail and individual interaction

  • Unprecedented game play depth lets you control entire worlds across the scope of the land down to the last human character

  • Dual Levels of Interaction:

    • Management/Global - This provides the framework for financial planning and resource management

    • Personal/Hands-On - Control the individual characters that execute your plans


  • Enormous cast of characters:

    • Undesirables - Hippies, psycho clowns, burglars, and mobsters, among others, who act as a de facto standing army and can be deployed against the competition. Gamers can picket and shut down opponents factories and "rub out" important personel.

    • Desirables - Police, builders, foremen, tenants and others who build up the city and create the community, in addition to defending against undesirables sent by your opponents.


  • Combines elements of sims/strategy with the boards games Risk and Monopoly

  • Humorous and unique circumstances create worlds with realistic and hilarious situations:

  • Four player network game play along with head-to-head modem play.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Sep 05, 2004.