You watch as your teammate rolls the dice and hold in a sigh of regret. One number less and you would rake it in big time. You eye the board and weigh your odds; it's a close game and the mogul to your right is swallowing properties like water. With the right throw and a little bit of luck, you may still score big. You hold three railroads in the palm of your hand: one more and you hit the jackpot. You grab the ivory cubes and toss them down, waiting for the fateful number. Will you finally score the Reading Railroad or be doomed to a rent-paying future?
Monopoly Streets reinvigorates the classic game of fortune in a whole new 3D format. Explore the streets of your favorite town as you journey from the cheap motels of Baltic Avenue to the ritzy Boardwalk suites and more. Watch your fortunes rise and fall as your player headquarters change from a luxurious mansion to a dilapidated hut and back, if you're lucky. Feeling competitive? Use your street smarts to auction off your properties and break your rivals' banks. You set the standards with house rules play longer, shorter or whatever way you want. With the ability to create and use your Wii Mii, you'll never get stuck rotating the board as a top hat again. Invite your friends and populate your city with their Miis' friendly faces. Play in classic game mode or explore all the spectacular new game twists in Monopoly City and Monument City. Jump into the 3D excitement of this classic game but watch out once you reach the top, there's nowhere to go but back down.
Establish and save house rules to play longer or shorter based on your own schedule
Experience Mr. Monopoly's world at an interactive, 3D street level in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved Monopoly game
Add houses to your properties and watch as high-rent districts sprout mansions and lavish hotels
Occupy your own property headquarters; watch it rise to luxurious splendor or fall into a dilapidated ruin in tune with your fortunes
Add competition to the game by auctioning properties with your friends snatch a great deal or try to break your rival's bank
Play the way you remember with classic game board modes offering a nostalgic glimpse into the past, or explore all-new Monopoly and Monument Cities
Use your Wii Mii for a customized experience and populate your city with familiar faces as you add friends' Miis
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.