Ah, money, property, power! Monopoly speaks to all these desires of
ours in a true escapist form, which considering the state of the stock
markets and other financial bad news lately, we all deserve. Monopoly
has been released many, many times for various gaming platforms in
many forms, the latest a strategy type game Monopoly Tycoon. Infogrames
has now brought Monopoly back to the basic board edition with a few new
features, mostly in the animation style of the game.
As in previous multimedia editions, the basic essence of the board game
is unchanged: Buy as much property as possible while traveling around
the board, paying and collecting money from chance cards, community
chest cards, rents and penalty spaces. The differences of being on a
video platform lies in the addition of animations, the look of the
board and Internet play. In this edition, players can choose either a
classic board design, or from one of many boards based on large cities,
like Boston and Atlanta. On the last version of Monopoly, there was an
editor mode for the boards that allowed users to design their own names
for properties, this feature is not present in this edition. As before,
the rules can either be official, or customized.
The animation of the game itself is very different, in that instead of
being displayed as a separate movie that played in the middle of the
board, now the action takes place on the board itself, with the pieces
moving around the board as it rotates in view. The dice also rolls on
the board. The cards are animated, too, in a really cute way that keeps
the original charm of the drawings. The number of players and Internet
play is still the same, up to 6 players that can be real or computer
generated. GameSpy is the online play agent.
Monopoly 3 is a must-have for collectors and newcomers alike!
- Reviewer's Scoring -
A good rendition of Monopoly that sticks to the basic gameplay elements
that make it all so much fun!
The animations are very well done and make the board look truly
The music is average, not annoying but not memorable, either.
It's Monopoly, everyone knows how to play and the rules are simple.
Nothing unique here, but still a good presentation of an old classic.
The multiplayer means there are unlimited opportunities for opponents,
if one can get past the laborious and invasive registration process
A great game for everyone in the family that has been updated nicely!
• Game boards to please everyone; Includes original 1935 Monopoly
board and 3-D customizable boards.
• All-new, more colorful graphics.
• Compete alone or with up to 6 players over the internet.
• Featuring cleverly animated tokens.
• Bright and rich 3D graphics.
• Choice of 10 different major city gameboards plus the classic
• Multi-language: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish,
Finnish, Danish, Norwegian.
Retail Version (ISO)
Pentium II 350 MHz or faster processor
4X CD ROM/DVD ROM drive
140 MB free hard disk space
Video Card with DirectX 8 compatible driver
DirectX 8 compatible sound card
1) Burn the .cue and .bin with Fireburner, CDRWin, Nero, etc..
2) Run setup.
3) And then play!
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