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Wednesday, October 3, 2001

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Tropico Demo Released
9:23 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

A surprising new listing on Macgamefiles this morning shows a demo for the dictatorship simulation, Tropico now available. MacSoft has made good on their word to bring the demo to OS 8 through X. This should give a whole new round of gamers a chance to try out Tropico, which has received high marks among simulation fans for both PC and Mac. Unfortunately, the demo weighs in at a massive 170MB, rendering it only available to those with a broadband connection. We're sure the demo will also be available on the next issue of the MacGames CD (shipping around October 15th), for those unable to take the time to grab the huge file.

For more info on Tropico, here's a clip from the IMG review of the game:

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.
Head over now to Macgamefiles if you're willing to try the download. Once more mirrors become available, look for that download time to speed up.

MacSoft Web Site
Download Tropico Demo (170.9MB)
IMG Review of Tropico
PopTop Software
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