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  • Monopoly in the AppStore


    MMi member thetoothfairy noticed Monopoly is now live in the AppStore (link opens iTunes) - this is fresh! So fresh, it seems, AppStore won't even let me download it yet from the iPhone - although I was able to get it from iTunes and sync.



    The app, made by EA for the iPhone, is selling at $7.99. The full title is MONOPOLY Here and Now: The World Edition.

    Apparently instead of Baltic, Reading Railroad, and Broadway, you're now purchasing Istanbul, Turkey, and Greece. The game graphics are a bit on the cheesy side, with some rough edges on the animations, but it is very playable and fun. I'd love a way to turn off the rather annoying really cool player animations after each roll - I'm good with just once seeing the windmill fly to Istanbul.




    You can listen to music from your iPod library while playing the game, and play up to 4 live players (with one phone - puff puff pass, yes. you can also hook up via wifi) or vs the computer. Saving game state is included, and the controls are intuitive enough once you've gotten used to what does what. The little Monopoly man (I'm sure he has a name - yup, Wikipedia knows all) Stanley Monopoloy aka Toby aka Rich Uncle Pennybags gives you hints on how to play as you start, which helped to not have to push random buttons over and over again to see which was which. After a couple rounds, the game is rather addicting. The save game state makes it worth it - too long to play a whole game in one bathroom break.



    EA also has Scrabble, TETRIS, The Sims Pool, and more in the AppStore, with Trivial Pursuit on the way. Apple continues to position the iPhone as a mobile gaming device.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Monopoly in the AppStore started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. marc180292's Avatar
      marc180292 -
      nice... download on the way
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      That's what's up
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      VERY nice... been waiting for this to come out.

      any word on simcity?
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Sweet, gonna check this out!
    1. MattMac's Avatar
      MattMac -
      looks nice.

      simcity would be mad!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Now... how about RISK! I wasted many many days of my life playing that game and it was so worth it!
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      hell yes! risk would be amazing!
    1. blazingangel1986's Avatar
      blazingangel1986 -
      lol nice im there
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Now... how about RISK! I wasted many many days of my life playing that game and it was so worth it!

      been waiting for that forever myself.


      still play risk2 a few times a week.... such a great title
    1. davetsbass's Avatar
      davetsbass -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      (with one phone - puff puff pass, yes. you can also hook up via wifi)
      hahaha. glad to see the monopoly spirit alive in you.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      If I didn't see the cracked version of this the other day or this post, I would have never realized this was in the App Store, there's just tooooooo much crap in the App Store.

      Btw, I think this cracking apps business is getting out of hand.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by davetsbass View Post
      hahaha. glad to see the monopoly spirit alive in you.
      if its even monopoly were talking about
    1. tsunami78's Avatar
      tsunami78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dr.stevil View Post
      been waiting for that forever myself.


      still play risk2 a few times a week.... such a great title
      You should check out Virtual Conquest. It looks like a decent risk clone.
    1. dr.stevil's Avatar
      dr.stevil -
      thanks, I'll check that out
    1. makesmoves's Avatar
      makesmoves -
      tested it out last night, great playing. sorta repetetive, but the graphics are great and if you get emotionally attached to the gameplay it will be fun. Its monopoly, nothing more nothing less. Sans the world edition.
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      Just to let everyone know you MUST be on 2.2 in order for this app to work. just a heads up. its part of apples new "herding" program to force everyone into 2.2
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      that makes sense now... is anyone having problems with jailbroken 2.2? mine crashes back to the home screen before the progress bar even moves and im jailbroken on 2.2.... ??!?!?!?!?
    1. brett k's Avatar
      brett k -
      risk is called lux touch, it's free
    1. MikeYuse0406's Avatar
      MikeYuse0406 -
      i purchased monopoly early in the morning and have being playing it almost the entire day. I know - I am a monopoly fan. I have not yet played the WiFi multiplayer mode but the game is very nice. Worth the price.
    1. tetrion's Avatar
      tetrion -
      wish they would release clue, would love to play that game.