Monopoly Computer Programmes

Nintendo

MONOPOLY for NINTENDO NES, Ref. 4028/NES-6B-USA

Publisher: Parker Brothers - 1991

Packing: Cartridge in a small box


This is a cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The back side of the box of this American game (made in Japan) says:

"There's visual entertainment with the animated Rich Uncle Pennybags and Community Chest and Chance Cards, and the speedy sports car and other tokens that zoom around the board. Now listen for voice-enhancements such as the 'jailer' who kicks Rich Uncle Pennybags out of Jail, and the digitized sound of the train whistles on the Railroad spaces. Like a real estate big shot, you let computer 'accounting' keep track of your cash, assets, properties, houses and hotels. You can play with real, live real estate moguls or take on the computer opponents (1-8 players), who might be beginners - or savvy big-time traders."

PC Deluxe

MONOPOLY DELUXE "For Windows"

Publisher: Parker Brothers/Virgin Games, Inc. - 1992

Packing: box 20.5 x 23.0 x 5.7 cm


The nice packing contains both 3½" and 5¼" disks. The carefully edited instructions of this American game (so Atlantic City) do not only describe the game with illustrations but give the "Official Rules" as well.

The board is very detailed and the 8 tokens make noice while going over the board: the horse neighs, the barrow's wheel crunches, the dog yaps etc. As they change direction they are seen from another side as well. All players can, should you wish so, be run by the computer. When you press the dice key, Uncle Pennybags jumps out of the logo and throws the dice. Of course you hear them rolling over the board.

CD-Rom

CD-ROM MONOPOLY, Ref. #44036

Publisher: Parker Brothers/Westwood/Virgin Interactive Entertainment Inc. - 1995

Packing: box 23.2 x 26.3 x 4.4 cm


After the 2D computer game disappeared, the 3D "anniversary edition" (60 years) was issued on a CD-ROM in 1995.

Again with this version the board is very detailed, but now the centrefield is used to show the 3D picture of the detail the happening takes place. Furthermore this space is used for status and dialog windows.

At the start of the game a possibility is given to name your "friends on Internet", supposed you are the host. Before starting the game a number of preferences can be choosen under "options". In the first instance it is fun to see everything flutter three dimentional over the board, but this slows down the action. So experience learn that you soon will exclude all these options. But the disadvantage in that case is that the tokens do not make noice anymore and just that was the attraction of the 2D version.

Psion MONOPOLY, Ref. HP147

Publisher: Widget Software Ltd. B 121 London Rd.- Knebworth, Herts SG3 6EX - U.K. - 1996?

Packing: Disk in a box


This disk is ment for the Psion notebooks series 3a/3c.

Playable by up to 6 people. Each player can be either human or computer generated.

The game includes sound effects including cash registers and sirens for going to jail!

Various views including wealth, sold and unsold properties and board overview.

The game can be played on English or US boards with street names and cards in the selected language.

CD MONOPOLY PlayStation, Ref. 5023117.435065

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainments Inc./Hasbro Interactive Inc. - 1997

Packing: CD in cover


This game is to be played on the Sony PlayStation. There is a choice from 3 languages: English, German and French. The game is very similar to the PC version and is very good in its 3D graphics as well.

Psion Monopoly for Series 5, Without Ref. Nr.

Publisher: Widget Software Ltd. - 121 London Rd.- Knebworth, Herts SG3 6EX - U.K. - 1997

Packing: Disks in a box 


This game, or better said: these games are suitable to be played on the PC. It is a collection of 5 games, viz. London (England) – Atlantic City (USA) – Paris (France) – those "Various Cities" of The Netherlands and the "General Streets" of Germany.

Star Wars

CD-ROM Edition Monopoly STAR WARS, Ref. 49101/245

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive, Inc./Lucasfilm Ltd. - 1997

Packing: Box 18.7 x 23.8 x 4.1 cm


Like the "standard" Monopoly game in CD-Rom version being nice to see because of its 3D animations and sound effects so this Star Wars Monopoly is rather a different experience compared to the board game. Also this version of the game is released in honour of the 20 years anniversary of Star Wars. There is the option of English, Dutch, Swedish and Spanish.

France 98

CD-ROM Monopoly WC Soccer France 98, Ref. 49103.201

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive Inc. - 1998

Packing: CD cover in a box, Dim.: 18.7 x 23.8 x 4.1 cm


The back of this nice looking box tells us in English, Dutch and Swedish that this is a Monopoly game with soccer players, or is it a Soccer game with Monopoly instructions?

Junior

CD-ROM Junior Monopoly - Dutch, Ref. 93539.104.CAR

Publisher: Hasbro Interactive, Inc./Minds Eye - 1999

Packing: CD cover in a box, Dim.: 4.5 x 18.9 x 24.4 cm


The writing on the box says: ""Play now the junior version of the most popular game in the world on CD-ROM. Join Mr. Monopoly with his niece Sandy and nephew Andy to the amusement park full of thrill-filled attractions."

The most funny thing of this edition is, however, that there are several attractions and activities shown around the game board. Eight of these attractions have mini games at their disposal that can be played during the game. Sandy and Andy play a part in some of them.


There are three games with only one play level:

Roller Coaster, Ferris Wheel, Roundabout


The five games with three play levels are:

Haunted House, Water Slide, Helicopter, Golf, Dodgem Cars

Dutch Monopoly

CD-ROM Monopoly - Dutch edition, Ref. MONO2PCNLA

Publisher: Infogrames Interactive, Inc./Hasbro Int. Inc. - 1999

Packing: CD cover, Dim.: 19.0 x 13.6 x 1.3 cm


This edition of the computer game offers a great number of possibilities. One can play a the traditional game board, a self designed game board or a game board from another country.

The play screen shows five basic areas:

The game board. This shows the whole board and the space where each player has landed. The board can be turned by moving the mouse.

The play buttons bar. Depending on the situation of the game and acts to make different buttons are presented.

The dice tray. This shows which player is on turn and the dice are thrown here.

The players nameplates. By klicking on a nameplate all relevant information about this player will be given.

The bank's properties button. Except for the bank's this place also shows how many houses and and hotels are still available from the bank.

Monopoly Tycoon

CD-ROM Monopoly TYCOON - Dutch/French edition, Ref. MONTYCPCFNL/F

Publisher: Infogrames Interactive, Inc./Hasbro Int. Inc./RollerCoaster Tycoon - 2001

Packing: CD cover, Dim. 19.0 x 13.6 x 1.3 cm


This bilingual issue of the very advanced business game offers unpresedented possibilities. In a magnificent realistic realtime 3D-city with hundreds of inhabitants both business investments can be planned and buildings built or pulled down:

Of course with realtime simulation.

44 unique businesses can be adapted to your own desires from a simple bakery till a mobile telephone business chain.

Hundreds of inhabitants each with its own profile and needs.

CD-ROM Monopoly Casino for Macintosh and PC "Vegas thrills with a Monopoly twist"

Publisher: Infogrames Macsoft/Hasbro Int. Inc. - 2001 Macintosh / 2002 PC

Packing CD cover in a box, Dim. 4.0 x 20.0 x 24.3 cm


With this game for Macintosh computers, as usual in Casinos up to 48 games can be played with over 290 variations:

Monopoly slots: 19 games - 133 variations

Poker: 12 games - 60 variations

Blackjack: 5 variations

Pai Gow Poker: 5 variations

Roulette: 2 games - 10 variations

Money Wheel: 4 variations

Keno: 4 variations

Video Poker: 10 games - 70 variations

Craps:5 variations