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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. LOPEZNUNO's Avatar
      LOPEZNUNO -
      Grrrr, I'm on 2g 2.0.2 unlocked/jailbroken... It has been working so well with NO CRASHES, that I've been reluctant to upgrade to 2.2! Well, I'm running out of available apps like this great one... therefore I'll have to do it sometime I guess...
      :-(
    1. marcf's Avatar
      marcf -
      Have you gotten yours to work yet? I am having the same problem.

      Thanks..

      Marc

      Quote Originally Posted by jaded_lude View Post
      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. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      Nope. No idea what to do! I put a request into EA. So we shall see. I'll let you know if I hear anything
    1. marcf's Avatar
      marcf -
      Ok, thanks....same here.

      This is crazy...

      Quote Originally Posted by jaded_lude View Post
      Nope. No idea what to do! I put a request into EA. So we shall see. I'll let you know if I hear anything
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      up to 4 players (any number of which can be real or AI)... wifi play... yes it's worth the 7 bucks (I also tested on 2.2)

      Quote Originally Posted by jaded_lude View Post
      haha. yeah i am running 2.2. thats what led me to believe that jailbroken 2.2 wouldnt play monopoly.
      I am on a JB 2.2 Did you update the baseband on 2.2?
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      no i did not update the baseband on 2.2. im under the assumption that if i do that, i can't jailbreak. am i wrong in thinking this?
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      OK, well i now put the stock 2.2 firmware on the phone with restore through itunes, and it still doesn't work. im lost. makes absolutely zero sense.

      now i took every app off of the phone. the phone is exactly the way it comes from apple, with a fresh 2.2 restore from dfu. installed monopoly. and still crashes. i didnt even put my music, movies, or photos on here. this is rediculous. does anyone have any idea what i can do, or someone who would be able to help. i dont understand how the same version can work for some people and not for others. there should not be anything conflicting on my phone. HELP PLEASE!
    1. Nefarious's Avatar
      Nefarious -
      Pretty fun game. I spent a couple hours playing and won.
    1. Rey79's Avatar
      Rey79 -
      jaded_lude - I had the same issue as you. I just deleted and re-installed it a couple times and it finally took. Might try that. don't forget to sync with itunes it first so that you don't end up having to pay for it again to re-install.
    1. marcf's Avatar
      marcf -
      I've tried that and still no luck.

      Quote Originally Posted by Rey79 View Post
      jaded_lude - I had the same issue as you. I just deleted and re-installed it a couple times and it finally took. Might try that. don't forget to sync with itunes it first so that you don't end up having to pay for it again to re-install.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rey79 View Post
      jaded_lude - I had the same issue as you. I just deleted and re-installed it a couple times and it finally took. Might try that. don't forget to sync with itunes it first so that you don't end up having to pay for it again to re-install.

      yeah, thanks for the tip, but i did that at least 10 times. i actually deleted it from my phone and itunes, re-downloaded and tried reinstalling it from both places numerous times. i think there is obviously a flaw in the program that they need to address. but im surprised its not more common. i have never had an app act like this. if this had happened to me right when i bought this phone i would be very sketchy about ever paying for an app again
    1. adeel akmal's Avatar
      adeel akmal -
      nice game
    1. Songbird's Avatar
      Songbird -
      YAY, just in time for my Monopoly theme!



      I love Monopoly though, I even have the MS-DOS version on a floppy still, I'm so old skool. .
    1. angelzhope720's Avatar
      angelzhope720 -
      really cool but apps are so expensive
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by angelzhope720 View Post
      really cool but apps are so expensive
      Cheaper than a movie ticket and you get more than 3 hours worth of entertainment.
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaded_lude View Post
      yeah, thanks for the tip, but i did that at least 10 times. i actually deleted it from my phone and itunes, re-downloaded and tried reinstalling it from both places numerous times. i think there is obviously a flaw in the program that they need to address. but im surprised its not more common. i have never had an app act like this. if this had happened to me right when i bought this phone i would be very sketchy about ever paying for an app again
      still nobody has anything?
    1. jaded_lude's Avatar
      jaded_lude -
      i figured it out!! for whatever reason if you go to settings, general, international, and change the region format to canada. it works.