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4.2 out of 10

Mall Tycoon

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teamps2.com
21 December 2004
  • Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: After I put Mall Tycoon into my PC's CD drive, and watched the intro, I was very appreciative of the way the introductory screen looked. It was colorful and sharp. Shadows were perfect and everything was 3D. Unfortunately, that is where my vision of grandeur ended. The in-game graphics are mediocre at best. Lines are broken and blunt. Colors are dull and monotonous.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mall Tycoon

The Gamers Temple
16 October 2003
  • Excerpt: The next game in the recent slew of tycoon type of games challenges players to design and manage their own shopping mall.  While this might seem to be a mall rat's dream, Mall Tycoon falls short of the mark as either a business simulation or a shopping center builder.
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Overall 4
3.8

Mall Tycoon

Game Over Online
3 May 2002
  • Excerpt: Every developer likes to dream sometimes. Upon releasing Theme Park, the brains at Bullfrog said that eventually every subsequent Theme game would be linked together in one giant simulation. This was back in the glory days of Bullfrog when the company was still operated by Peter Molyneux. To my recollection, at least one of these proposed Theme games revolved around building a mall, but the first one to substantiate the idea goes to Holistic Designs.
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CVG
1 March 2002
  • Excerpt: The market is definitely flooded with typical "Tycoon" and "Sim" style games. Many of them have been boring, awkward disasters, and others have very enjoyable, even after years of play. Mall Tycoon attempts to fill the currently unexplored niche of Mall management. Considering the many variables of malls and their role as a 'modern forum", it is quite an ambitious undertaking.
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Overall 5
4.6

Mall Tycoon Review

GameSpot
8 February 2002
  • Summary: Mall Tycoon is more trouble than it's worth.
  • Pros: N/A
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Overall 4
4.3

Innovationslose Wirtschafts-Simulation, diesmal im Kaufhaus

PCgames.
19 December 2002
  • Excerpt: Die Kamera-Perspektive können Sie frei drehen und zoomen – schöner wird’s dadurch aber leider auch nicht. [Quelle: ] Alarm in der Marketing-Abteilung: "Wir haben ja gar keinen Tycoon !" ­ "Wir haben keinen was?" ­ "Na, du weißt schon: So was wie den Transport Tycoon , den Rollercoaster Tycoon oder den Casino Tycoon . Die Dinger, bei denen man irgendwas managed und wenn man’s dann Tycoon nennt, verkauft’s sich wie geschnitten Brot." ­ "Was, das haben wir nicht?
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Overall 4
4.3

Mall Tycoon

Страна игр
13 March 2002
Overall 5
4.5

Mall Tycoon

AG
28 February 2002
  • Summary: Через пару часов смотреть на покупателей в полосатых пижамах и пробегающих мимо полицейских самым невинным образом надоедает. Однообразные анимации в магазинах вызывают ужасные колики. Мальчик, крутящий бейсбольную биту в спортивном магазине, или юноша подозрительного вида, на протяжении нескольких месяцев выбирающий себе видеокассеты, никогда не бросят своего занятия. Господам из Holistic, по всей видимости, было лень прописать пару лишних строчек кода.
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