FORTUNE STREET SMART
By SQUARE ENIX INC
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・In the free version, you can play on the "Shell Isle" map!
・More than 11 other maps are available via DLC!
・Screen alignment can be vertical or horizontal. See and play the game the way you like!
"FORTUNE STREET SMART" is a board game that is played using dice.
The rules of the game are very simple. The player who makes the most money, wins. Players can make money by buying shops and expanding them, or buy and sell stocks wisely and hope that you'll hit it big. The deep, strategic gameplay is highly addictive, and provides for hours of entertainment!
1. Roll the die.
2. Buy shops that you land on, and receive money from
other players who subsequently "visit."
3. Collect the four suits (spade, etc.) on the game board,
and receive a "salary."
4. "Invest" in your shops to make them bigger!
5. Buy all the shops in given area of the map to
"dominate" that area!
6. Looking to get rich quick? Learn how to buy
and sell stocks in the game!
■Reception in Japan
Since it was first released in 1991, FORTUNE STREET has
been a staple of the board game genre in Japan, and now boasts over nine incarnations. Designed by Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii, FORTUNE STREET enjoys a strong following among Japanese users.
The key to success in this game is to observe your opponents' moves carefully, and use them as a guide to formulate your own game strategy!
You can download the free version for free, and play the game on the "Shell Isle" map unlimited times.
The Free version also has a built-in tutorial that will teach new players, step-by-step, how to play the game.
■About the Full Version
Full version $4.99
Maps: 5 total
Moon City, Antarctica, Cloverland, Hemisphere
*Shell Isle will still be available in the full version.
Characters: 10 total
Available at default: Skye, Melanie, Emily, Hiro
*6 more will be made available as the game progresses.
You can purchase DLC Packs for this title, which include new maps that you can play on, and new opponents that you can play against.
・DLC Packs $2.99 each
DLC Pack 1
Maps: Mountain, Japan, Bunnyland
Characters: MOCO, Echo
DLC Pack 2
Maps: America, Sol, Silk Road
Characters: Steven, Lulu
DLC Pack 3
Maps: Skyline, Freeway, Zodiac
Characters: Missy, Arthur
DLC Pack 4
Maps: Sea City, Dreamland, Aquarium
Characters: Nell, Mappa
DLC Pack 5
Maps: Caverns, Festival, Monsters
Characters: Baron, K.D.
◆iPod touch (3rd Generation and up)
*Not compatible with iPod Touch (3rd Generation) 8GB
*iOS 4.0 or greater required
*Not a universal app
What's New in Version 1.1.1
The method by which graphics are drawn for the Caverns area has been changed.
This update addresses the lag experienced when in the Caverns on an iPhone4 or fourth generation iPod Touch device.
After playing a similar board game over the holidays, I was wanting to play something a little more sophisticated. The free demo was enough to convince me that Fortune Street was the game for me, so I purchased the full version. Having it on my phone is the perfect way to pass time when I'm out.
Some improvements would be nice for future versions:
*Online multiplayer (like the Wii version!)
*Map editor (I would pay extra for a map editor!)
*Universal iPad version (it looks OK on the iPad, but full screen would be nice. The iPad would better suit playing a board game with friends.)
*Re-translate some dialogue/menus (some things are worded too vaguely, i.e. I was nervous about "buying" it again on the iPad, but it eventually said the purchase was free because I already bought it... some people may be hesitant to click Buy without explanation!)
*Less sexy or "moe" characters (It seems like a family game, it needs more family friendly character design for Western sensibilities... so I don't feel weird playing this with family. i.e. bunny suit or maid girls)
The Wii version seems to address some of these complaints, so I bought it online. Thanks for bringing these games overseas to an English speaking audience!
Amazing Port of Super Famicom Classic
Ok so a few weeks before this game came out I was trying to find an English patch for the 1991 super Famicom version of itadaki street (the Japanese title of this series) and was having no luck.
Then Square Enix releases this port, and it is FANTASTIC! Basically everything I could have asked for, and only 20 dollars for the whole package, seems like a great deal.
This game is HARD though, do not get it if you're afraid of losing to the CPU players, because you will.
Finally, while no online multiplayer is a minor bummer, it's a port of a Super Famicom (SNES) game that needed a lot of graphical tweaks already, I'm fine with them not trying to affix a subpar multiplayer component to it. The local multi option is still intact though if you really need to play against humans, will just require you to pass device around.
Poor version of the game
Sadly you pay $5 to unlock only the opportunity to pay $5 more for half a dozen add-ons. Which you'll want to do because it doesn't unlock that much content.
On top of that it's simply not a great version of the game. The basic, classic gameplay is there, like Monopoly but fun. Except not that fun because the computer players are poor, multiplayer is only pass-and-play, and the touch controls are awful. (For example the game is almost unplayable at the fastest speed because, inexplicably, touch sensitivity is tied to game speed, so you scroll faster than you can see.)
If the game was a true modern version of Itadaki Street and wants trying to nickle-and-dime me I'd give it a much higher rating. Previous versions of the game are tons of fun.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 12, 2012
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 112 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 2012 ARMOR PROJECT/SQUARE ENIX All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).
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