Monopoly Tycoon

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Monopoly Tycoon is a building sim based on the popular board game. You choose a character (Shoe, Horse, Race car, etc.) and complete various scenarios.

The game is a SimCity meets board game. You construct buildings on different lots (Butcher Shop on Boardwalk or Nightclub on St. James). Manage your business, make money, and outsmart your opponents.

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Average score: 78% (based on 23 ratings)

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Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 15 ratings with 1 reviews)

Is it Monopoly? ... or is it SimCity?

The Good
I am a fan of both the SimCity series and the board game Monopoly and in my opinion this game is like a cross between the two. The isometric view also provides a good detailed view for playing the game.

The Bad
As I mentioned earlier I see this game as being a cross between SimCity and Monopoly and I don't think it can quite decide what one it wants to be. I prefered playing the previously mentioned games by themselves: If I want to build I will play SimCity, if I want to manage money and plots of land I will play Monopoly. Also, I don't know if I am the only one but I had terrible problems with the display. The screen would flicker a lot during the opening video and during the game. To correct this problem I had to use the lowest graphics setting which is a shame because my computer is more than capable of displaying the game in the highest graphics mode.

The Bottom Line
All in all a bit of a dud. I only played this game because it contains elements of two of my favourite games.

Windows · by James Walter (271) · 2003

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As well as all the classic locations from the board game, Monopoly Tycoon has three dockland properties; Port Jefferson, Albany Dock, and Hempstead Harbor. Unlike the streets, which are located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, these are waterfront locations on the Long Island Sound in New York.

Misleading advertising

Although the front covers say "From the people who brought you RollerCoaster Tycoon", none of the core developers are shared between the two games. The blurb supposedly only refers to the common publisher at the time (Infogrames).

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  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2002 (Issue #213) – Best Use of a License That Was Ignored of the Year

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Game added by JPaterson.

Additional contributors: Zack Green, tarmo888, Patrick Bregger, Plok.

Game added October 15, 2001. Last modified January 22, 2024.