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.
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.
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.
Summary: If you've set foot into a computer game store recently, you'll know that there are a whole lot of recent PC games with the word "tycoon" in their titles. And considering the ongoing success of the 1999 strategy game RollerCoaster Tycoon, why wouldn't there be?