Summary: While the concept is intriguing of doing a different time period, the game mechanics and play of this version of Build-a-lot was much weaker than others. I would recommend the purchaser stick with Build-a-Lot 2 and 3 for better quality and more longevity in their game play.
Summary: This one was good, but not close to the best addition. Good Things: You did not have to worry about curb appeal. The premier lots helped in making a profit. The option to permit lots and upgrade to a fourth star helped in making a profit.
Summary: This game just wasn't for me. You basically have a goal to make so much money by buying, developing, renting, and selling properties. In the career mode, you have a time limit to make a certain amount of money; in the casual mode, you finish the neighborhood when you meet your goal.
Summary: MAMBO JUMBO has developed a number of great games (ZUMA springs to mind!). Unfortunately, this one is not one of them... You get to choose the lot, decide on what type of house to built, take or reject the incoming offers. Repeat. For as long as you can take it.