Top Shop (PlayStation)

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In Top Shop, you must be the first to reach a certain amount of money by building shops in different kinds of malls. You choose from an assortment of characters from humans, and talking cats to moving televisions. There are also random events like closing down shops or receiving money from other people. The game can go up to 6 players.


Top Shop PlayStation After completing a full lap you also get to "buy" bonuses for the points you've earned.
Top Shop PlayStation Here's the interface. Use the hand to spin the pen and move. There are also statistics, a map and graphs to help you along.
Top Shop PlayStation If you land on an empty store slot next to a store you already own, you can upgrade and expand the store. If you do this, you can get more expensive things to sell there.
Top Shop PlayStation The further up you get in the mall, the more "upscale" the stores are, and more expensive.

Alternate Titles

  • "Tenant Wars Alpha" -- Japanese title
  • "SuperLite 1500 Extra Series Vol. 7: Tenant Wars Alpha" -- Full Japanese title
  • "Board Game Top Shop" -- Common title
  • "テナントウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2001 7.75 out of 10 78
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75


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Licensed Stores

The original 1998 releases (under the title Tenant Wars) actually featured licenses from major Japanese retail and restaurant chains. Players could run record store Tsutaya, drug store Matsumoto Kiyoshi, and even a Denny's. Subsequent releases, including the 1999 Success release (Tenant Wars Alpha) and the North American release (Top Shop), switched the licensed stores for sometimes-comical generic stores.
powerstone05 (281) added Top Shop (PlayStation) on May 05, 2005
Other platforms contributed by 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58431)