Just wondering if anyone notice on their local store shelves Mall of America Tycoon? I have seen many Mall Tycoons and Mall Tycoons 2 but not Mall of America Tycoon. It's 19.99 at a local Walmart here in Ohio.
The funny thing is, it's covered with Camp Snoopy Pictures. And it almost entirely talks about you getting to run Camp Snoopy. It has pictures of it's coaster and rides, and Snoopy Bounce, etc. Looks to be A LOT of puplicity for Cedar Fair and it's Camp Snoopy. Makes me wonder if they sell this there.
It looked kinda cheesy overall, but might be worth it for those Camp Snoopy fans.
Show me one "Tycoon" game under the "Value" or "Budget" type brand names that was actually GOOD. You're bound to find nearly none.
Seaworld Tycoon was no good... only fair, but very very restricting...
Mall tycoon, which this is kinda built off of, wasn't all that great, along with Mall Tycoon2... it's fair, but has a lot of flaws.
If the box feels like there's nothing in it except a CD, it's most likely garbage... and I felt the box... it's like there's nothing in it at all...
I never played it, cannot comment specifically on it, but I can guarantee that since it's a budget game, the pretty box is just a cover-up for a very "average" game. It's less buggy than RCT-3, but it's probably lacking in gameplay & freedom.
Just because a video game ends up in the bargin bin doesnt *necessarily* mean that is sucks. For example, last year's Beyond Good and Evil sold horribly and ended up in the bargin bin just to recoup whatever money it could, but the game was a critical success and, IMO (and the opinion of many "hardcore" gamers) was a phenomenal game. One that "out-Zelda-ed" The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker.
just a thought
Lets not go that far....
Looks like your average mall-building Tycoon game with a theme park element built in, though you have to give them credit for including a few realistic rides for accuracy.
Tycoon games Im referring to are all the dumb ones with all the obscure objectives:
Cruiseline Tycoon, Circus Tycoon, Trailerpark Tycoon, Skatepark Tycoon, Ski Resort Tycoon, Vega$ Tycoon, Moon Tycoon, Airport Tycoon, Lemonade Tycoon, Pizza Tycoon... etc etc etc. The list goes on & on.
Unless the game actually has some type of "hype" from the media like Gamespot, IGN, or whatever... as well as some previews, movies, and maybe even a demo... you know not to hold your breath. There are very few exceptions to this rule, but most has held up regarding any of the "budget" Tycoon games (RCT, Zoo, & Railroad being the exceptions)
Looks to be A LOT of puplicity for Cedar Fair and it's Camp Snoopy. Makes me wonder if they sell this there.
Cedar Fair probably had little, if anything, to do with it. Remember, Cedar Fair only *operates* Camp Snoopy. IIRC it's actually owned by Mall of America (which would make sense since it's in their mall).
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