Monopoly Collection - Wii

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Board Game: Monopoly
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Electronic Arts Soft. Co.: Hasbro
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 4 Nov 2011 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
No Accessories: No Accessories


Monopoly's back on the Wii with a bargain package that puts two games in one box!


Monopoly has been knocking about for quite a while now. It's been around in one form or another since the 1930s, in fact, with it's origins stretching waaaaaay back to 1904. Something doesn't get to be around for that long without having: a) a solid foundation and b) a knack for evolution. So it is that in 2008 we find the game on those new-fangled games console things.

Long-time players and traditionalists will be happy to know that the core experience that has characterised Monopoly all these years is intact. The traditional US Boardwalk and Park Place boards are present and accounted for, along with a host of world cities to play through. The title also features themed boards with appropriate titles such as jungle, arctic, future, cheese, and deco.

New to the game and aimed at all ages is Richest mode. Players decide whether to play at developer, industrialist, or tycoon level, with each determining how many rounds you get involved in and how much strategy comes into play. This ain't your Grandma's Monopoly, featuring fast-paced play and an abundance of mini games.

Monopoly Streets

With Monopoly Streets, Monopoly has evolved. Once the king of board games – at least in terms of how long you ended up playing the game before you became bankrupt – the franchise has embraced the computer game world with open arms, transforming the traditional square map into a fully dynamic, living 3D world. The properties, areas and people all evolve as you play the game, but the core aim of Monopoly hasn't changed – become the biggest real estate mogul in town.

The charm of the original family favourite remains as well. As you journey around the landscape buying out hotels and houses, their appearances will change depending on your upkeep and its location. Developing properties in high rent districts like Mayfair will result in fancy establishments fit for a king, while building in less expensive areas provide more modest results.

Build your fortune as you would in the classic Monopoly game, and visit your headquarters to see how much your empire is worth. If you're playing well, your office will become large and luxurious, but if you begin to lose it turns into a grim and tiny place to work.