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Monopoly (Windows)

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Description

This is an adaptation of the Monopoly board game for home consoles and computers, completely reproducing all aspects of gameplay. Player movements can be presented as 3D animations, but those can be optionally turned off for those who don't want to see animations. There can be up to 6 players at once, and it can be played over the Internet on those platforms which support such connections. Some versions have music in MIDI format, with WAV sound effects. Roll dice, spin around the board, and don't forget to have fun as you pass GO!

Screenshots

Monopoly Windows moving on the board
Monopoly Windows music/sound selection (every property/selection has its own window)
Monopoly Windows arriving at the Oriental Avenue (in a dog style)
Monopoly Windows choosing number of players, names, and a metal-liquid piece to play with

Alternate Titles

  • "モノポリー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun time-saver! Condemned (70) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
Quite successful switch from a board game. MAT (69815) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpot May 01, 1996 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1995 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Dec, 1995 65 out of 100 65
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 60 out of 100 60
High Score Feb, 1997 3 out of 5 60
Joystick (French) Dec, 1995 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Soundtrack

The Sega Master System version (others might, too) of this game uses the classical music piece The Entertainer, composed by Scott Joplin, for the theme song.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #113 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #15 Top Sleeper Of All Time
Information also contributed by Zack Green

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.)
MAT (69815) added Monopoly (Windows) on Feb 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by J. Michael Bottorff (1802), Pwa (369), chirinea (33481), Kartanym (10781), will.i.am (1018), totalgridlock (83), Adam Baratz (1352), Scaryfun (11600) and MAT (69815)