Carnival Cruise Line Tycoon 2005: Island Hopping Image
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46

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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  • Summary: Warning- people get a little wacky on the high seas. You won't believe what your guest are up to. If you're not a sharp-eyed old sea dog, they'll torpedo your business. Throw in some umbrella drinks, choppy seas, unruly employees and anything can happen. You could be rich and famous... or the biggest schmuck on the seven seas. Here's your chance to build, staff, promote and command your own luxury cruise ship. Keep your guests happy, the crew in line and this floating hotel on course or you could be heading for rough waters. Features 9 competing cruise lines, 3 modes of gameplay, Build a world-classed ship and watch the "dough" sail-in! Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. It's a good game for players looking to get into the genre and it's perfect for potential vacationers looking forward to taking their first cruise in the upcoming months.
  2. With a name like Carnival, there should be more fun to this title. More building options, decorating choices and a sense of humor are needed to elevate this game above the ordinary.
  3. Island Hopping is beset with problems that leave this tycoon game out to sea... The developers would be wise to give players more power and control, as well as more options.
  4. A cruise ship, or fleet of cruise ships, is a perfect basis for a tycoon game, but this release largely squanders that potential. What could be a colorful, exciting, and engrossing experience turns instead into a tedious bore.
  5. A lack of features and plenty of long, boring downtime run this tycoon game into an iceberg. [Nov 2004, p.94]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4