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.
Excerpt: Back when it was released in late 2011, Fortune Street was almost completely ignored by consumers, especially here on the Oregon Coast. Nintendo published the title and made Mario and his friends the stars of the accompanying advertising campaign, which should have guaranteed the game’s success, but...
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.
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.
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.
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.