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    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. Nukie's Avatar
      Nukie -
      Quote Originally Posted by MattMac View Post
      looks nice.

      simcity would be mad!
      Wish granted.

      First Impressions of ‘SimCity’ for iPhone | Touch Arcade
    1. iamnintendork's Avatar
      iamnintendork -
      the penguin beat me on my first game.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      can anyone confirm that they are playing monopoly on a jailbroken 2.2 firmware? im about to unjailbreak, just to be able to play the long awaited monopoly!!
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaded_lude View Post
      can anyone confirm that they are playing monopoly on a jailbroken 2.2 firmware? im about to unjailbreak, just to be able to play the long awaited monopoly!!
      Ive played it.

      Jailbreaking has NOTHING to do with playing the game.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      alright thanks, thats all i needed. is anyone else on here having problems with monopoly crashing? i was assuming that not being a legit copy of 2.2 firmware on my phone that it will not work with it. there have been a few reviews on the app store of the same problem im having, but i have no idea if its related to being jail-broke or not
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaded_lude View Post
      alright thanks, thats all i needed. is anyone else on here having problems with monopoly crashing? i was assuming that not being a legit copy of 2.2 firmware on my phone that it will not work with it. there have been a few reviews on the app store of the same problem im having, but i have no idea if its related to being jail-broke or not
      Could be a number of things.

      But on my 3g running a hacked up version of 2.2, it runs fine.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      alright cool, then i try to figure out what it could be and leave it jailbroken. any ideas??? other then winterboard, and wbapps. which i now removed, every app on my phone is from the app store. i can't see what would be conflicting to make it crash
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^^Hmmm, try restarting the phone.

      Try turning off winterboard or running it in "safe mode". Try uninstalling the app and re-installing it.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      tried all of the above except "safe mode", i even redownloaded monopoly and resynced. ill try safe mode (HOW?), i guess... it doesnt make sense
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^And this is a dumb question......your positively running 2.2 FW right? Cause 2.1 or lower wont play.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      haha. yeah i am running 2.2. thats what led me to believe that jailbroken 2.2 wouldnt play monopoly.
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      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.

      Thanks for mentioning my name.... wanted to let all know it was out right away as I had read that people were waiting for it and was excited to buy this app.... I hit the thanks as well!
    1. reyza's Avatar
      reyza -
      In response to earlier posts, LuxTouch is a Risk game.
      @Jaded_lude: to get to safe mode, install sbSettings and go to Power options. There is an option to enter safe mode. This gives the app full resources.
      As for Monopoly, I have yet to buy it. Sounds really fun.
    1. chbearsrock's Avatar
      chbearsrock -
      Just wasted a lottttt of time playing Monopoly instead of studying for exams...oh well. As good as it gets for a virtual board game...will definitely come to use during those long road trips back home.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      No luck with the safe mode. One thing I noticed is that when I install monopoly (either from app store or syncing on the comupter) it hangs up at like 60-70%. To the point where it locks up the phone (when i install through app store) and I can't do anything til it's done. Maybe it's not installing right....?????
    1. tabaks's Avatar
      tabaks -
      Monopoly was in the Apple store from the very beginning...
    1. mtwiford's Avatar
      mtwiford -
      This is app is great, the damn computer always wins though! Excellent graphics, speed, etc. Definitely 5 stars
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      Quote Originally Posted by tabaks View Post
      Monopoly was in the Apple store from the very beginning...
      App store on the phone. Sorry. Haha
    1. RonnyT24's Avatar
      RonnyT24 -
      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!
      Not to rain on your parade or anything but risk sucks. Civilization 1 ftw. Please god i want Civ 1. It cant be that hard! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

      Oh this game is the **** by the way. Love it.
    1. liverman666's Avatar
      liverman666 -
      By far the best app in the appstore at the moment. AWESOME!!