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casino empire was one of the best games that i have ever played. It is so clever and is very entertaining. it is very adictive but fun. you start off on an easy level and work your way up.im stuck at level 5 at the mo. there is about 7 levels (i think) and i cant wait to finish it. i hope you buy it and play on it too because it is sooooooooooooooooooo cool have fun playing!
As a fan of simulation/strategy style games, where you build and manage something, whether it be a hospital, theme park or Sims, I was pleased to see Casino empire on sale at the local Game shop for just £2.50, and got this game for a bargain price, which I consider to be very cheap considering how great the game is!
Game play: build and manage various casinos, and try to meet goals to move on to bigger and better casinos. Starting on the first level with buddys casino you start with $60,000, and will be expected to try and get 75 patrons to get onto build level too, and 100 patrons to unlock build level 3. The higher the build level the more items and services there will be unlocked. You can build hotel rooms, luxury rooms, and services such as bingo, cafes, restrooms, and cashiers booths. You can also buy décor including plan, statues and fountains. Most importantly, you must provide a good selection of games to bring in the gamblers and VIPs. You can also view the casino from the outside and buy fireworks and other scenery to make the casino look better.
Graphics: The graphics are not bad for a tycoon game, there are no real special effects but they are not needed. I think they are great though!
Music: The music is jazz type music; its what youd kind of expect in a casino, it isnt annoying, and is better than some music on some games, which you sometimes prefer to simply turn the volume off to, on this game the music isnt bad, and is easy to listen to!
Casinos: As you complete one level you will move onto bigger and better casinos, start from Buddys casino, then go on others with themes such as Egyptian, Medieval, Solid gold, the big top, Pirates gold, the Poseidon and The grand.
Packaging: The game comes in a nice blue DVD style case with a picture of money and parts of the game on the front of the case. On the back there is various pictures of the game, and details of features of the game, such as playing in actual tournaments, building 8 authentic casinos, run behind-the-scenes business operations and taking on rival casinos. Very nice case design and very informative.
Manual: A very detailed 60-page booklet, tells you about every aspect of the game, tells you everything from how to start the game, people, casino details and how to play the game. A very easy to understand manual!
Minimum system requirements:
PC with 300 MHz or higher, Intel compatible processor, 64mb RAM, 500 MB free hard disk space, 100MB free swap space, Video card supporting 800*600 resolution at 16-bit colour, Quad speed CD-ROM drive, Direct X 7.0 or higher (included)
Recommended age: 11 and up.
Overall: I think this is a great game, nice graphics, great levels, not too difficult to begin with, and easy to learn how to play. Can get quite addictive, and it is a must for anyone who loves playing strategy/simulation games. I have no interests in casinos in real life, but as a game this is really good to play. I really like having to meet the goals, and making decisions on what to purchase, and whether to decide to buy the new invention off a friend which sometimes turns out to be dodgy equipment which can disadvantage the casino and turn the patrons away!