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This game is slow-paced and fairly easy. However, something about its unique offerings and its tongue-in-cheek sarcasm is very attractive. Maybe I just like to play with money, even if it isn't real.
Wall Street Kid was probably something parents bought their kids hoping they could actually learn something from playing video games. After the initial birthday party disappointment wore off, we imagine kids eventually warmed up to the funny dialogue and addicting nature of money-making.
While the game’s “real life” elements are rudimentary, they make a certain degree of sense. If you’re in your twenties (despite the game’s title, the main character is no “kid”) and making gobs of money from buying and selling stocks, what do you do all day? Since trading only takes up your morning, you’ve got to keep up appearances: go to the gym, go shopping, check your portfolio, go out to eat, buy a house, drink heavily, go shopping again. Such a mind-numbing existence. Wall Street Kid replicates it well.
While the colorful, well-presented
interactions with various humorously named characters can break
up the monotony, the “excitement” of the story isn’t quite enough to
hold the stock-buying experience together as something enjoyable.
When I was picking out a Nintendo game to review for this month, I looked passed all the Ice Hockeys, all the Who Framed Roger Rabbits, and all the Duck Hunts to settle on Wall Street Kid. I chose this game out of my vast NES collection, not because I thought it would be a fun game, but because I thought it would be an incredible suckfest, and would therefore provide for a humorous review. I couldn't have been more wrong. Wall Street Kid, much to my utter dismay, delivers a homer in the fun department. I doubt that any casual gamers will be able to get over the piss-poor graphics and sound, but if you're bad-ass enough of a gamer, you'll have a great time playing Wall Street Kid. I'm as shocked as you are.