Excerpt: The Wii has gained a reputation for family-friendly games, and a board game conversion like Monopoly should be a banker for a company like EA at Christmas. The most important aspects have to be the ease of use, the extra features added and the ability of the game to draw you back again and again. Up to four players can take part in the main game, sharing remotes or using one each. The AI takes over any players that are not controlled by a human.
Conclusion: Monopoly has never been the most exciting game, either in physical or digital form, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming the most played commercial board game ever. It’s a calculated, strategic exercise that requires ample time and patience. The Wii version gracefully combines the classic gameplay with new variations in a format that’s visually pleasing, entertaining to play, and a very strong representation of the Monopoly experience on a gaming console.
Excerpt: Monopoly is one of the most popular board games around, somehow managing to combine things most people aren't too keen on (money management and buying property) into a fun pastime. It's a brilliant game to play with friends or family and can last for hours - we'd go as far as to say it's a required part of growing up. Nothing can beat a game where rules are bent, broken or completely ignored all for the sake of a few meaningless slips of fake paper money.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a video game version of the popular board game Monopoly that offers a few digital extras like new boards and mini-games. It's easy to pick up and play for anyone who's familiar with the game.
Monopoly Game for Wii Review. Monopoly Nintendo Wii
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23 March 2009
Excerpt: Monopoly Game for Wii Review. Monopoly Nintendo Wii One of the world’s most popular board games returns in 2008 with MONOPOLY HERE & NOW: The World Edition , featuring a host of current-day cities and landmarks from all over the world. You can now host the ultimate MONOPOLY night with family and friends as you embark on this worldwide journey on the Wii. Monopoly Wii version was released on 20 October 2008.
Excerpt: Id be surprised if this game is on anybodys holiday wishlist, but here it is; Monopoly for the Wii, featuring just about everything youd expect. Its a strictly middle of the line affair. Its not jam packed with features or innovations, but its not lacking either. Its not bad value its not great value.
Summary: The 'Richest' game may well provide some entertainment with beer, pizza and friends as it's a decent concept and the min-games are pretty fast paced. The standard game is a solid representation of the old board game and if you're not troubled by sepia-toned memories of afternoons spent counting round the board with battleship in hand, it does actually make the rigmarole of the game a little less onerous.