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Las Vegas Tycoon (Windows)

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MobyRank
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2.9
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 2.9


The Press Says

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84
Game Chronicles
It’s time to stop playin’ wit the little kids and move up in the world. You’ve mastered all those other tycoon games and you want something wit a little more action. You want rival land developers to know they shouldn’t be hornin’ in on your action (Speakin’ of which… Hey, Guido! C’mere! I got a job for you). You want to own hotels, casinos, restaurants, clubs, and, if I know you, some spicier entertainment. You want it all wit the works too. None of this low-ball, back alley stuff. Nah, not you. You want pizzazz, you want some style, you want neon so bright it’s got its own IQ. You, my friend, are ready for Vega$.
82
GameZone
The latest game in the long line of Tycoon simulation experiences has just been christened for mass consumption. This time the focus is on Las Vegas. The same development team behind the critically praised Monopoly Tycoon is responsible for this casino-building simulator. Vegas Tycoon is a casino-building simulator that puts the player in charge of everything from the nearby restaurants, nightclubs, and roller coasters to the casino’s own plants, lights, and bathrooms. This means that customization and micromanagement is at an all-time high, but this also means that those who are overwhelmed by such things may find the learning curve too frustrating to appreciate all that this game has to offer.
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PC Zone Benelux
Vega$ mag heir en daar wat zwakke punten hebben, ik moet gewoon toegeven dat het de leukste en meest enerverende sim game is die ik in tijden heb gespeeld. Het feit dat je bijvoorbeeld onderscheid moet maken tussen gewone gokkers en rijke stinkerds, die liever niet naast elkaar willen zitten, maakt het aantal aspecten waar je op moet letten uitzonderlijk groot. Wellicht niet voor iedereen even leuk, maar wel een uitdaging. Of dit een kassucces wordt is de vraag, daar is de game een beetje te complex voor. Maar zeker is, dat simliefhebbers een geweldige game rijker zijn. En dáár gaat het om!
80
Withingames
Seit dem Test der Betaversion hat sich in der Entwicklung von Vegas Tycoon doch noch eine Menge getan. Einiges wurde überarbeitet und vieles sogar noch hinzugefügt. Insgesamt gesehen ist eine mehr als sehenswerte Wirtschaftssimulation herausgekommen. Zu den Stärken zähle ich die wirklich schöne Grafik und das sehr komplexe Wirtschaftssystem mit den vielen zu beachtenden Abhängigkeiten. Aber wo Licht ist, ist meist auch Schatten. Die Sound- und Musikuntermalung ist nicht wirklich gut gelungen und das Management des oder der Casinos ist eher Beiwerk, als wirklich spielerisch sonderlich relevant oder animierend. Liebhaber dieses Spieleparts sind bei der Konkurrenz besser aufgehoben. Wer allerdings eine Wirtschaftssimulation ala SimCity mit dem Glücksspiel als Hauptthematik sucht, kann bedenkenlos zugreifen.
80
GameSpy
Vega$ Tycoon is all about the environment of Las Vegas. In classic SimCity fashion, players have the opportunity to purchase lots along the city's world famous strip and develop resorts and casinos. The more attractions you have on your lots, the more visitors will visit, spend money, and hopefully make their way to the casino, the heart of your operation. Setting up your casino is the second part of the game, however. Rather than just placing a building down and tweaking a few variables, designing the casino interior is a whole separate game. The two sides interact organically -- people who enjoy your casino will probably stay at your hotel, shop in your jewelry stores, and see your shows.
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IGN
It's no secret around the hallowed halls of IGN.com that I am, in fact, addicted to Las Vegas. Not so much in the sense of having to dive headfirst into a twelve-step program (yet, anyway), but at the end of the day I'd much rather be half-drunk and flush with a paycheck in Vegas than watching reruns on the boob tube, even if boobs themselves are involved. There's just something so wrong and yet so right about the lights, smells, perversity, greed, and overt chicaneries of Sin City that just fits me like a glove. I guess that's why I got flipped Vega$ Tycoon, the new tycoon-style city builder from the folks who brought us Monopoly Tycoon.
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Armchair Empire, The
If there’s one genre that has received a bad, bad rep it’s the “Tycoon” genre. Most of the early Tycoon games were so awful that it poisoned the rest of the genre. Now each Tycoon game has to first overcome the “Tycoon” moniker. And I should know. The last website I wrote for fobbed off every Tycoon game on me, so I have a wide range of experience – from the good ones (Zoo Tycoon, Railroad Tycoon 3) to generally inept ones (Skateboard Part Tycoon). But onto Vegas Tycoon…
75
GameSpot
Las Vegas is America's playground, as well as the setting for the umpteenth tycoon game to come our way in Vegas Tycoon. Developed by the same folks responsible for 2001's impressive Monopoly Tycoon, Vegas Tycoon could very well be the quintessential casino-building game, not to mention one of the better tycoon games overall. It has a lot of things going for it, including beautiful graphics, oodles of detail, and lots of depth. Sadly, it's a game that doesn't quite hit the million-dollar jackpot due to some cumbersome gameplay, an unusually and often frustratingly high level of difficulty, and interface issues. These things don't keep Vegas Tycoon from being a good, solid game, though.
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PC Games (Germany)
Wirtschaftssimulationen haftet der Ruf an, trocken zu sein wie Wüstensand - dabei gibt es doch Spiele wie Vegas Tycoon! In der kunterbunten Glitzerwelt von Vegas bauen Sie Gasthäuser, Unterkünfte und Casinos der unterschiedlichsten Art. Ziel ist es, den Leuten das Geld aus der Tasche zu ziehen.
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GameStar (Germany)
Also Casino-Mogul wollen Sie in der Wirtschaftssimulation Vegas Tycoon die Spielermetropole beherrschen. Auf einem Grundstück errichten Sie in sehenswerter 3D-Grafik Hotels, Bars und Casinos. Bei letzteren kümmern Sie sich ins Detail um die Inneneinrichtung oder beauftragen einen Assistenten damit. Die unlogischen Menüs nerven nur zu Beginn.
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Digital Entertainment News (den)
After a period of time working for Lucky Luciano in New York, Bugsy Seigel moved to the Nevada desert and proved he was more than a mob tough; he proved he was a mob tough who knew how to build “Sin City USA.” A few decades later, “Mr. Trump” basically did the same thing with Atlantic City, but there’s nothing like an original.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The game’s highly detailed environments may lead you to spend hours just wondering around your creation at street level, but with so many buildings at your disposal, you’ll also put in plenty of time trying to move from small-time player to entertainment kingpin. The makers of the well-received Monopoly Tycoon have created an entertaining sim—Vegas Tycoon gets the look and feel of Sin City just right.
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Factornews
Un jeu amusant et bien conçu mais qui est sans doute trop facile en mode bac à sable. Les scénarios e la campagne sont eux trop peu nombreux même si ils vous prendront beaucoup de temps, peut-être parce que la progression du niveau de difficulté est du coup trop rapide. Néanmoins il y a beaucoup à découvrir et vous avez une bonne marge de progression dans votre jeu après vos premiers essais.
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PC Jeux
Un peu trop limité malgré une bonne réalisation. On voulait Vegas, on a Deauville.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Vega$ : Make It Big est une bonne alternative à la série des Sim City. Moins riche et plus épuré graphiquement que son concurrent direct, le jeu de Deep Red n'en reste pas moins un titre intéressant, et accessible. De plus l'ambiance de Las Vegas apporte son lot d'exotisme à un genre qui se montre parfois un peu terne à ce niveau.
60
Joystick (French)
Voilà un bon petit soft de gestion qui s'inscrit dans la droite lignée d'un Theme Park, avec un moteur 3D très fluide et bien conçu. Même si le gameplay n'a rien d'exceptionnel, on passe quand même du bon temps au pays des flambeurs.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Après la gestion de club de vacances avec Beach Life, sorti en 2002, Deep Red nous met cette fois dans la peau d'un gestionnaire de casinos dans la ville temple du jeu : Las Vegas. En réalité, il faudra créer tout un complexe dédié aux loisirs, même si le casino restera LE bâtiment le plus rentable. Car, bien sûr, le but de Vegas est de gagner un maximum d'argent sur le dos des joueurs invétérés et autres pigeons qui passent par là. A l'instar de Beach Life, Vegas est un jeu plutôt bien fait et joli à regarder, mais malheureusement limité dans sa durée de vie...