Take on part beloved family game that has been around since the last century, and add some high tech graphics and animation and you will have Monopoly Streets! Available for the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS and XBox 360, this game puts a new spin on family game night. You actually go through the city to buy and build up. For instance you are the boot, your character rides inside the boot and zips through the streets. Imagine if the board game was like a popup book, then you will get the idea.
To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the world of Monopoly comes to life through a living, breathing city that you can build, own, and monopolize. MONOPOLY STREETS has everything you love about the board game, presented as a street level tour of Mr. Monopoly’s fully animated world.
Engage in a head-to-head race to evolve the surrounding city, accumulate the most wealth, and own it all! Play against your friends live and online! Fresh takes on classic features such as property auctions, add new excitement to the classic play.
From the cheap motels on Baltic Avenue to the luxurious Boardwalk suites, there is excitement around every corner in this remade classic.
We were sent a copy for our PS3 to review:
I decided to test this one out against my 7 year old daughter. We quickly set up a quick game, meaning the first one to get a monopoly wins. I had to explain to my daughter what that means is when you basically bankrupt a player by building and upgrading. The gameplay went faster because you can skip the scenes of the pieces moving. My poor daughter ended up in jail twice. I absolutely enjoyed the animations from Chance and Community Chest. It made the game so much fun. I am proud to say that I WON the first time I played it. I bought the Yellow group, which includes Marvin Gardens. In this particular game mode you start with 3 properties and Park Place and Boardwalk were already taken. SO I decided to build build build. Every turn for the next five turns and a lucky pass of Go, I built my properties up. Its neat because when you buy a house or a hotel its animated and shows the house/hotel raising from the ground.
So I patiently waited for the one computer player (who coincidentally would NOT trade park place so my daughter could have it) to land on one of my awesome expensive properties and it happened and I broke him and I was the winner! Serves him right for not trading properties with my baby girl!
And you can play online too! I didn’t test that one right away given that you never know how long other players will take after hitting that build button. In all we spent about 36 minutes playing our first game and I really enjoyed it!
- The board comes alive
See your city grow from the ground up as you buy and trade classic Monopoly properties.From fun animations of the classic tokens to the ritzy hotel you can build on Boardwalk, experience MONOPOLY in a whole new and interactive way
- Extensive multiplayer options
Play with your friends live and online or be matched with someone of similar skills from around the world via PSN
- Streamlined play
An extensive house rules system allows you to play a game in however much time you have
- Auction properties
Add competition to the game by auctioning properties with your friends in a fun, new bidding mini-game. See if you can snatch a great deal, or break someone’s bank!
- Play on multiple boards
Including “Monopoly City,” “Landmark City” and Classic Boards as well.