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Monopoly Tycoon

Windows - 2001

Year 2001
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Strategy
Theme Board / Party Game
Publisher Infogrames, Inc.
Developer Deep Red Games Ltd.
Perspective Isometric
4.35 / 5 - 40 votes

Description of Monopoly Tycoon Windows

Recently, there've been a bunch of different tycoon series of games. This isn't from any of them.

Monopoly Tycoon, like the name suggests, is based on the classic board game "Monopoly". It has all of the classic locations, as well as a set of docklands properties which may or may not be from some international version of the game I've never seen.

Unlike the board game, which took a completely abstracted approach to running your business empire, this game throws you into the daily affairs of organising a business empire.

In this game, you can run day stores (which fall broadly into two categories, food and goods), and night stores (which sell entertainment services), as well as setting up apartments and hotels. The citizens quickly learn which blocks provide which services, so organising your blocks into sets of each of these three areas is a must. Stock is bought in the morning, and maximum levels are dictated by the base size and number of floors of the business. You can set prices for the goods sold in the stores, too, and you have to keep an eye on the opposition to make sure they're not undercutting you and stealing away our business.

Businesses can be of high, medium or low quality, depending on the block you're building them on. You must keep track of what you're building because a low-quality shack on either of the indigo blocks won't attract business from the wealthy residents, and won't bring in business from the people living in low-quality blocks either.

The AI of the city's inhabitants is good, they learn where they'll get the best deals, and they will ignore you if you're not it. The class system of the townspeople is basic, but effective, the poorer people are, the less concerned they are about image and location, and more about price. The rich people don't care how much they pay, so long as they don't have to walk too far to get it, or hang around with the plebs of the city.

It is possible to lease city blocks for 25-year periods, which can bring you rental income from opponents' properties, or simply prevent you from having to pay it.

There are also city services, such as the Railways, Waterworks and Electric Company, as well as the new Telecoms and Gasworks utilities. Building up a monopoly of either of these aspects of city services is just as devastating as it is in the board game. Opponents' AI is variable, opponents tend to change radically when they're in trouble, but all are consistent with the way they're described by the game. Not too nice for the couple of AI players the design team decided to brand "moron", though. You'll find that a player will usually follow the same tactics, game after game. Some want property, some want lots of businesses, some want the utilities, and it's possible to learn these patterns and exploit them, but they really do feel as if you're playing and exploiting the weaknesses of a personality, rather than just a bot.

Overall, Monopoly Tycoon is one of the best "modern conversions" of popular board games you'll ever find. The underlying economic model is top-notch, the gameplay is fun and innovative, and the nostalgia is intact. The game moves at a frantic pace which may just prove too much for some, but which is ultimately true to the spirit of the board game. Highly recommended, and an induction into the Hall of Belated Fame.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Omadi 2018-11-24 0 point

Dl'd first the game, then the patch. As I generally turn off sound for all games anyway, this was not an issue. Needed the patch, tho, to get it to get past the splash screen. PC using Windows 10, no problems, post-patch install. I loved this game many years ago, but lost that harddrive long ago, so it's nice to be able to replace this game. thanks!

mrpenguinb 2018-11-17 1 point

Download the fix below the 1.2 patch. Extract the .zip file contents into a folder and then run the ApplyPatch.bat as Administrator. If Windows Smart screen pops-up, click "More info" and then "Run Anyway".
The patch should be successfully applied!

Eliza.King 2018-11-11 1 point

Crashes in the opening cinematic with an error message saying something has gone terribly wrong lol

running with 95 compatibility.

mrpenguinb 2018-10-23 -1 point

Here is a proper guide on how to get the game to play music properly again: https://mcdebugrndmstuff.blogspot.com/2018/10/monopoly-tycoon-directsound-music-fix.html

mrpenguinb 2018-10-23 0 point

To get the game running WITH music enabled, you need to get an older version of dxmasf.dll from SysWOW64 and drmclien.dll. Once you delete the old dxmasf file (gain ownership of the file) you can use a DirectShow Filter Manager to register the dxmasf.dll.
The music works perfectly after applying this fix! :D

Joe 2018-06-21 -5 points

It says I need to put in the CD, is there a way around this?

Louai 2018-06-10 0 point

@ALITH
This worked -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbNcEiTJvBs

Louai 2018-06-10 0 point

@ALITH:
Experiencing same problem as of today.

alith 2018-06-09 -1 point

cd problem, please help

im gud 2018-04-21 -2 points

how do i mount the game?

Monopoly lover 2018-01-15 1 point

@Sarah, @Sparrow Run it on windows 95 compatibility mode

juanpa 2017-07-28 0 point

thanks a lot!!!!

CarpetFish 2017-06-25 0 point

Yep gutted, no cd error

Moose Yee 2017-06-10 4 points

I think the only way to get this working is to disable the music (start the game, click "Configuration," then "no music.") There are videos and playlists on Youtube with the music for each decade, so you can still have it playing in the background.

Sparrow 2017-06-01 -6 points

I can't get it past the first intro movie - it crashes.
Then I've installed the update - it asks me to insert the CD (Even though I've mounted the monopoly tycoon onto the D drive)

Sarah 2017-05-21 1 point

Crashing in windows 10, any suggestions?

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Various files to help you run Monopoly Tycoon, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

GuidePrima's Strategy Guide English version 12 MB PatchPatch 1.2 English version 3 MB FixMusic Fix Installer v1.6 English version 721 KB MiscExtras Pack 1
Scenarios and Textures English version 1 MB
MiscExtras Pack 2
Scenarios and Textures English version 2 MB
MiscExtras Pack 3
Textures English version 2 MB
MiscGranite & Marble Texture Pack English version 116 KB MiscBrick & Marble Texture Pack English version 298 KB

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