By Deep Thoughts Software
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The classic game is back! Hit the streets to make your fortune in the remake of this popular game you loved on your computer or calculator... fully updated for our spam-infested times.
*** Featured as a top 100 strategy game in more than 40 countries worldwide ***
BUY LOW, SELL HIGH, STAY OUT OF JAIL!
You're unemployed and your mom just kicked you out of the house (again!). Thankfully, you've found a new career - spamming the streets with drugs!
But it won't be easy. To start your life of crime, you have to borrow money from your good pal Levino and only have a short time to pay him back - or else.
The clock is ticking as you try to make as much money as you can on the streets. Just watch out for the pesky police, who are always right behind you.
Travel around New York to sell your wares and collect cash. This challenging strategy game is always changing with breaking news (prices plummet!) and random encounters (watch out!).
How will you make a profit before time runs out?
CLASSIC GAME WITH FUN NEW TWISTS
Features of Drug Wars! include:
* Addictive game play - Takes just a minute to learn, but you'll be hooked for hours
* Three exciting game modes - Including the extra-challenging 5 day mode and new 60 day mode
* Fast-paced action - Prices change quickly and the police want to send you to jail
* Leaderboards - Show off your high scores to friends on the Game Center and OpenFeint leaderboards
* Fun graphics - Fully updated for our spam-infested times
See how much money you can make on the streets - try Drug Wars! now.
We welcome all customer feedback - please feel free to email our support staff with your suggestions and ideas!
What's New in Version 1.1.0
- OpenFeint Challenges! Challenge a friend to beat your score in the same game!
- A new "surprise!"
- Brag about your high scores to Facebook and Twitter (via the Spam-A-Friend button)
- Bug fixes
More "Chance" Than "Strategy"
I re-read the description of the game after playing for a few weeks & they say it is a "top strategy game", which is not true.
You start in a New York borough with a list of drugs at a set price & the option to borrow more money from a loan shark (yes he charges interest). So you buy a substance then travel to another borough where the price may be higher or lower than what you just paid. Object of the game, Buy Low Sell High - sounds like a strategy game, right?
Truth is the game is pre-set on making you a baller or breaking you in half. In some games you'll travel & no matter what price you pay the next borough will be higher so you make money, in others it's the opposite. Then there is Officer Hardass who will arrest you and make you pay bail EVEN when you don't have drugs.
After playing this a few times you start picking up on patterns & seeing that it is ZERO strategy.
Other things include a bank to stash your money (which does collect interest, so it is good to make a deposit in longer games), bigger coats to carry more drugs, and sausages to try to bribe Officer Hardass (which doesn't always work).
Fun and clever
I was a fan of Dope Wars on the Mac and found this game a few years ago when searching for something similar for iPhone. There is a mixture of strategy and random chance - just like life.
Unlike the time-sucking addictive games that have you playing for months on end with just leveling up, this game lets you actually finish. This cuts down on mindless playing for hours.
I have deleted all the idle RPG games off my phone due to the addictive qualities that had me playing all the time, obsessively. This one is one my few favorites that I kept on my phone after my purge.
The illustrations are a riot.
There are quirks I wish would be updated:
5-day game makes zero sense. Instead, there should be a 120 day game!
Random taxi hails are super rare - and when they do happen, theirs too lengthy of a delay before the game resumes.
I wish there was a quick and dirty way to just quit a game and start over.
I wish there was a way to buy bigger coats when you want to - without hoping you'd run into the coat guy.
Despite these few annoyances, I love this game. I'm really praying the developer will update this game for iOS 11 !! 🙏🏼🙏🏼
The whole point is strategy, you need to remember where you have gone and how much you paid to know if the deal is profitable. I have found myself at times selling at a loss to make room for higher profit inventory at that particular city. Visit the bank often and pay off your debt as soon as you can, near the last few days buy something you know you will profit then deposit all your money so officer Hardass doesn't take half. They sell high on your final day!! $11mil in 60 days!! I love this game!!!