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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  • Summary: It's time to slather on the suntan lotion, slip on your flip-flops, and head down to the beach for an epic spring break party! From feverish flings to sloshed scuffles to savage shark attacks, with Virtual Resort: Spring Break you will experience all the pleasure and pain of running your very own vacation hot spot. As the Spring Break kingpin, you are in charge of creating a tropical playground teeming with coeds, clubs, cabanas and more. Once developed, kick back and watch your guests' hedonistic holiday fun in the sun. The more fun they have, the more fun you have! [Eidos Interactive] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. With only the occasional shark attack and violent thunderstorm disrupting the tranquillity of island life, the game doesn't have the same pace or urgency as, say, "Theme Hospital" or "Theme Park," but the task of setting-up and running grand holiday resorts is challenging enough to keep you engrossed for many an hour.
  2. Good, reliable fun that favors atmosphere over innovation. [Dec 2002, p.92]
  3. 78
    After you've figured out how to play the game through reading the manual and digging through the game to find the right tab or menu to push to get you what you want, you'll find yourself playing a cute and fun game.
  4. A buzzing, colorful and ultimately fun strategy game that lacks the bells and whistles to really turn it into something special.
  5. Ultimately, the scenarios are going to be a little too short to keep anyone interested for as long a time as "Rollercoaster Tycoon" or "The Sims" has been on the charts.
  6. 70
    A novice looking for an easy way to enter the world of virtual business-building would probably enjoy this game, but hardcore tycoons will find it a short-term diversion at best.
  7. Anyone who's made it through puberty will likely be embarrassed by the game's lame toilet humor. [Jan 2003, p.127]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. S.S.
    May 18, 2003
    Some naughty action, but an all out fun game.
  2. TomB.
    Nov 8, 2002
    Graphics are adequate, interface is a tad rough but workable. For the small price, its a fun game, but don't expect it to hold your interest after a few scenerios (indeed I am at the 6th one and bored a bit). The manual needs to give you a few more clues, but was surprised to see a game maker express concern for those with epilepsy (went through other game manuals and haven't seen this warning before!). Overall, I give it an 8, but that is mostly thanks to the Sandbox capability, not the Scenerios ;) Expand
  3. GuessWho
    Oct 13, 2002
    Talk about squandered potential. The annoying aspects of this game over power its interesting and compelling nature.

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