Product Type: Electronic Arts Nintendo DS games
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Monopoly DS- an old classic
Member Name: lorrainek858
Advantages: Great game in a portable format
Disadvantages: none for me!
I think that everyone is familiar with the concept of Monopoly, it's one of the best and most well known traditional board games of our generation...
But for anyone who has been living under a rock for all their lives here a quick description of the Monopoly game:
Monopoly is a board game where each player takes their turn to roll a pair of dice and move around the board square by square, when you land on a property, you can either buy it or if it is already owned by another player you have to pay them 'rent' landing on it. Each property is a different price and carries a different rent, as you progress around the board properties increase in price and rent, to increase rent of your properties you can put houses and hotels on them. The general aim of the game is to own as many properties as you can so players will have to pay you lots of rent, the game is over when everyone but the overall winner is bankrupt. (There are different variations of the game rules but this is the general idea).
I bought Monopoly for the DS as it was a good way to play Monopoly on the go, I use the buses a lot and get bored really easily so I try to have either a good book or a game handy for my journey.
I really like playing this game, it stays true to the Monopoly concept. You play against up to 3 other computers or multiplayer with your friends, I haven't really used the multiplayer much on this game however as I normally just play it on the bus.
Some good features about this game are that you can save your game of Monopoly and play it at a later time, this is good as you don't have to play one full game in one sitting. You can also speed up the computers moves using the stylus which makes the game less boring when you are felling impatient.
The computer's difficulty can be set to Novice, Intermediate or Expert, there is definitely a difference from the Novice to the Expert standard as the Expert will spend its money more carefully and buys properties that could actually harm your game plan. This is a good point for me as it would be boring if the computer wasn't a challenge to beat.
The interface on this game is really easy to understand and navigate through, you simply touch where you want to go with the DS stylus.
The graphics on this game are what you would expect from the Nintendo DS, they are bright colourful and cartoon styled, they could be described as quite child-like compared to games available on the Xbox or Playstation, but I think that this is what attracts Nintendo fans as games are light hearted and fun to play/look at.
The music on this game is a bit like elevator music, rather relaxing and laid back, though it isn't exactly necessary it does help to have something playing in the background.
You should be able to pick up this game in any Game, HMV or Gamestop locally, or if you can also purchase it on the internet. I bought this game about a year and a half ago for around £15 in HMV as this was the best deal at the time, I think that this is a great price for a game. I would also say it has decreased in price as it has been out for a while.
Overall I think this is a great game for any Monopoly fans, it is a much more portable way to play Monopoly and I have spent many a boring bus journey playing it and it has kept me entertained. It was priced well and has gave me lots of entertainment, great buy.
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Summary: great game for any Monopoly lover
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