Utopia is a game played by two players on two continents. Players must build their island nation by building farms, housing, schools, hospitals, and factories and making other improvements while also competing against another player. Players are able to sabotage the other player as well, but they must also handle maintaining a fleet of PT boats to protect their fishing fleet, building forts to prevent rebellion, and dealing with the occasional hurricane.
The game is played in real time. Each player moves a box shaped cursor around the screen to perform construction and moving of boats.
Credits (Intellivision version)
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Utopia is pure fun, plain and simple. It introduces many aspects found in newer strategy games (such as the balance between building your nation while still having to defend it) and combines it with the addictive gameplay found in the likes of Civilization.
The spartan graphics shouldn't throw anybody off-- like Dan Bunten's M.U.L.E on the C64, this is a surprisingly deep strategy game that shouldn't be forgotten.
No computer support-- in order to play, you require two players. Then again, there's not much you can do about that for the Intellivision system.
The Bottom Line
One of the first truly replayable strategy games, this is one you shouldn't miss.
Intellivision · by xofdre (78) · 2004
1001 Video Games
The Intellivision and Aquarius versions of Utopia appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Related Sites +
Video review of the Intellivision and some games (WARNING: Language)
The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews the Intellivision and some games, including <i>Utopia</i>.
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Game added by Zack Green.
Game added January 3rd, 2004. Last modified October 9th, 2023.