Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monopoly Streets Wii game

MONO Streets Logo

Does that look like the old Monopoly board game?!  To me, this version of Monopoly is way more fun and entertaining than the old board game version, which pales in comparison.  I always got bored and quit Monopoly before the game was over.  With the Wii version, you can save a game and come back to it later, without having a board and pieces laying out somewhere!

MONOPSTwiiPFTfront Yes, we are LOVING this game at our house.  I’d say it’s our new Wii favorite this season.

MONOPSTlogoSigPRIMARYrgb Here’s some information about Monopoly Streets, direct from the manufacturer (EA):

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the world of Monopoly comes to life through a living, breathing city that you can build, own, and monopolize. MONOPOLY STREETS has everything you love about the board game, presented as a street level tour of Mr. Monopoly’s fully animated world. Engage in a head-to-head race to evolve the surrounding city, accumulate the most wealth and own it all! Play against your friends and see their Miis populate your world! New features, such as property auctions, add new excitement to the classic play. From the cheap motels on Baltic Avenue to the luxurious Boardwalk suites, there is excitement around every corner in this remade classic.

And some of the features that make this game so much fun (with my notes provided in green):

  • The board comes alive—See your city grow from the ground up as you buy and trade classic Monopoly properties! From fun animations of the classic tokens to the ritzy hotel you can build on Boardwalk, experience Monopoly in a whole new and interactive way (We love these features!  It’s so much fun to watch your properties getting built up and the animated characters are hilarious to watch!)
  • Mii integration—Play as your own Wii Mii, and see your city filled with personal Mii creations stored on your console (OK, who knew?!  You learn something new every day and we had not figured this option out.  Hmmm . . . guess I need to go and play now!)
  • Streamlined play—An extensive house rules system allows you to play a game in however much time you have (This is a nice option when you’re pressed for time, but wanting to be able to finish a game.)
  • Auction properties—Add competition to the game by auctioning properties with your friends. See if you can snatch a great deal, or break someone’s bank! (Should I confess that Gracie and I have a little “auction deal” going on?  When one of us lands on a property, we select the auction option and  buy it for $1!  LOL  It saves us money and makes the game last longer that way! Brian says we are cheating, but I call it adapting.)
  • Play on multiple boards including “Monopoly City” ,“Landmark City” and Classic Boards as well (So far, we’ve only done the Monopoly City option, but we’re anxious to try some of the others.  We haven’t figured out how to unlock them yet!)
  • If you’re looking for a new Wii game to add to your collection this holiday season, might I recommend Monopoly Streets?

NOTE: I received a free copy of this game in order to write my personal thoughts on it.  The opinions expressed  above are those of my family.


Our Village is a Little Different said...

My children want to go live at your house. Quote: Boy one: "Mom, this is a little bit cooler than math." Boy two "No, this is WAY cooler than math." Should I break it to them that the original Monopoly game is all about math?

Traci Best said...

Wonderful! I was considering buying this for my twins birthday next week! Thank you for your input!!! ;)


Monopoly Online said...

Monopoly is a game that can feel random but there is still a lot of math and understanding it can give you the edge in winning a game.

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