We all know the game. Monopoly. Where you try to own everything and charge others rent.
There’s also a less popular opinion that it’s a game where you get to train your kids that if they don’t get a job and pay the mortgage that the bank can come in and take their house… but that’s another story.
The mobile game is an app adaptation of the world famous property investing game. It tries, and to a point, succeeds in translating a multi person board game into a game which you can play on a tiny screen by yourself or with others.
As with many of these type of games where the AI simulates the actions of several players the odds are stacked against you and as with many EA games the software itself can be buggy, user unfriendly and annoying.
Ultimately it’s just the classic game with a new paintjob for the mobile platform. It seems that the iphone version is more stable than the android version but overall gameplay is easy enough and there’s no learning curve since it’s just like the same old game that we’ve all played.
Going back to my earlier comments about the morals of the game. Any game where you try to beat your opponents by trying to bankrupt them get’s a thumbs down in my book – surely we can do better than that when educating our kids and ourselves.
It’s kid of limited in it’s imagination and vision IMHO.