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Monopoly Madness Review

Monopoly Madness

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Release: //2021-12-9
Publisher: Ubisoft-Ubisoft-E
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Genre: Family, XBox One Reviews
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Our favorite Real-Estate Mogul is going on a well-earned vacation and he’s looking for a temporary stand-in. The method of selection? A race for fame and fortune. This time the rules have slightly changed. MONOPOLY Madness brings the MONOPOLY experience into the arena for the first time. Roam the chaotic streets of MONOPOLY City, collect resources, buy and upgrade properties, mess with your opponents, and avoid their tricks to win the race for riches. This is madness!

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With shorter rounds, race other players across the chaotic streets of MONOPOLY City, collect resources, buy and upgrade properties, mess with your opponents, and avoid their tricks to win the race for riches. Ride a bulldozer, go through buildings, destroy properties with a jackhammer – all tactics to become the wealthiest of them all. One thing’s for sure, it’s gonna be madness no matter what! Discover four unique environments inspired by the MONOPOLY game board with their own ambiance and architecture, including the iconic City and its Night Life, Beach Town, and Cozy Falls. Each environment comes with several levels and layouts giving you 20 arenas to play.

Released just in time for a family get-together, Monopoly Madness takes the general premise of Monopoly (Get money, get property, win) and turns it on its head. Taking elements of Luigi’s Mansion (armed with a Vacuum cleaner to suck up money, power-ups, power, and water) and Overcooked (complete and utter chaos) wrapped up all into one.

The game is played with 6 players (either real or CPU controlled) being dropped onto a map, you then run around freely sucking up money to bid on properties when they go up for auction, power, and water which is used to upgrade your properties and collect power-ups that can be used to sabotage your opponents or give you an advantage.

Each match before you start gives you a goal objective such as collecting 6 properties or gaining 12 badges (which are obtained by owning property and then upgrading it) then you all drop in and go, bashing into each other and sabotaging away.

As the match progresses (which are timed as well) the game will also throw you curveballs such as moving bridges, puddles that make you slide, droughts so there is no water to upgrade, and many many more. There are also unlockables as you play through such as hats and new characters to add to replayability.

The game is extremely easy to understand and play which makes it easily accessible by everyone, but difficult to master, it seems that anyone could win at any time due to the complete chaos. You can’t just focus on what you are doing, you have to worry about the other 5 people as well.

Overall this game is a lot of fun in short doses with friends. It’s not going to blow your mind with gameplay, sounds, graphics, or anything but it is very FUN to play, which is what gaming is all about.

 

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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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