Summary: At first glance, Fortune Street may look like another Mario -themed, board game-structured mini-game collection. It's not. Anyone who picks this game up expecting another light, mindless, motion-controlled mini-game romp like Mario Party 8 or Wii Party will be sorely disappointed. It really shows that the Itadaki Street ( Fortune Street 's Japanese name) series was created by Dragon Quest series designer Yuji Horii, and not just by the fact that it's totally infested...
Excerpt: Before you begin a game, you can choose to play using either “Easy” rules or the “Standard” set. The latter is definitely the way to go, even if it comes with a hefty learning curve, because it has the potential to dramatically alter the way everything flows. Players can invest in stocks in any region, whether they own property there or not.
Excerpt: After enjoying two decades of success in its native Japan, the Fortune Street series has finally made its way west in its first outing on Wii. To put it briefly, it's like a beefed-up, more strategic version of Monopoly with a Mario and Dragon Quest theme. If you love any of these things, Fortune Street is worthy of being your new go-to party game.
Pros: More strategy than most party games, Lots of boards to choose from, Making your own drinking games
Cons: Waiting for AI players to take their turns, Playing alone to unlock everything, Not much direct interaction between players
Excerpt: Dreamed up by Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii over 20 years ago, Fortune Street has finally come to America, courtesy of Nintendo. Is this video board game a worthwhile investment? Fortune Street is most easily compared to Monopoly. The game involves rolling dice, purchasing shops, and paying out when you land on another player’s square.
Summary: Get rich quicker than your opponents through a mixture of property acquisition and property investment. Challenge up to three friends at home on the same Wii Remote or play against people from across the world over Wi-Fi. You can even use an in-game stock market to purchase shares and earn dividends for extra wealth.
You will not pass go in Fortune Street, but you will collect dividends
6 December 2011
Excerpt: Fortune Street is no Monopoly. It’s actually a serious — you know, serious — boardgame. Don’t be fooled by the occasional minigame and Nintendo characters like Birdoe, Mushroomhead Guy, Princess Peachley, Doofus, Doogie, Hocker, Loogey, and Luigi. They’re just window dressing in an earnest mix of market speculation, real estate development, risk management, and die rolls with an occasional Candyland style slide when you least expect it.
Excerpt: Earlier in November we had the chance to head to a Nintendo Holiday Preview Event and play current and upcoming Nintendo games. One of the games we got to play was Fortune Street. This is a game I had absolutely no clue about except that it was announced at E3 this year. It is a board game that, much to my surprise, has a long history to it given that it has been around for approximately 20 years or so in Japan. Well, since the Holiday Preview Event, we have gotten a...