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Thursday, August 16, 2001
IMG Posts Tropico Review
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Michael Phillips has contributed his review of Tropico, the island dictatorship sim brought to the Mac OS by PopTop and MacSoft. This in-depth review includes details on gameplay, performance and replay value as well as plenty of screen shots. Here's an excerpt:

Tropico is an extremely entertaining, richly detailed, yet not overly complex “Ruler Sim”. As El Presidente, players must juggle many tasks, the most important being KEEP THE PEOPLE HAPPY! In order to keep Tropico’s citizens cheery and content, one must feed them well, pay them plenty and keep them amused with hours of tropical island fun. For example, if the people of Tropico spend their days working the fields & factories without any form of local entertainment, they become bored and restless. So, it becomes necessary to build a pub or cabaret. Not only do these buildings entertain the citizens, they provide money for your economy. Mardi Gras style celebrations also provide excellent merriment for your people, as well as potential tourism funds. As your treasury grows, more complex buildings, such as electric power plants and luxury housing become available.
Read on for more details on this much-praised strategy game. Whether or not there will be a demo version of this game is still unknown, but we're certain MacSoft is leaning in that direction. Oh, and be sure to check out the bonus trivia question at the end -- first one to answer it gets a free copy!

Review: Tropico

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