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  • Summary: Its MONOPOLY for a new era! Play the classic game and watch the board come to life! A full 3D city at the center of the board lives and evolves as you play. You own a miniature world that will interact with your progression throughout the game and celebrate your achievements. Play the wayIts MONOPOLY for a new era! Play the classic game and watch the board come to life! A full 3D city at the center of the board lives and evolves as you play. You own a miniature world that will interact with your progression throughout the game and celebrate your achievements. Play the way you want - you can change the rules and adapt them to your playing style. Take and display photos at key moments for an amplified social gaming experience. Monopoly PLUS raises the classic game to a new level! The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Korean, Chinese. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Dec 21, 2017
    70
    Monopoly for Switch does about everything right. The game offers numerous boards and you can adjust the rules to suit every need. And you can play the game where ever you want with up to six players. The waiting time with six players is long though.
  2. Nov 6, 2017
    60
    While Monopoly for Nintendo Switch doesn’t feel like a big enhancement of the three-year-old iteration that came before, the flexibility of options it retains does incentivize those initially put off by the game’s infamously, never-ending demeanor. Unfortunately the questionable frame-rate levels, wonky online experience, not to mention the plague of lengthy load times one can suffer through at unknown times, ultimately stop the game far short of being considered an essential Switch library addition. Charming and surprisingly effective moreso with its strategic elements it might be, the issues present will require anyone going into this to be just that bit more wary.
  3. 60
    Monopoly for Nintendo Switch is just alright. It doesn't do anything majorly wrong and does exactly what the product claims. That product, mind you, isn't anything majorly exciting and would have benefitted from a bit more content. It’s interesting playing an animated version, and if you are in for the commitment you can have a decent time. That being said, there are plenty of party games on the Switch that offer more instant fun.
  4. Nov 6, 2017
    50
    If Monopoly is your thing, you can’t really go wrong with Monopoly for Nintendo Switch. It performs exactly how you’d expect it to – offering an almost exact, neatly-executed copy of the experience that you can get from the board game. This is its main problem, though – it does so little to offer anything new that it almost seems pointless having it in the first place. Call us old-fashioned if you like, but we’d play the board game version over this one any day.
  5. 50
    Monopoly on the Switch works, much as it did on PlayStation 4. There are some nice little elements, like themed boards, which don’t change the gameplay in any way, but are fun to see. All the popular Monopoly house rules are in there too, so however you like to play the game you’re covered. Loading times are a bit long, and the AI takes its sweet time to take each turn, but otherwise it’s a very clean, visually appealing take on the board game.
  6. Nov 9, 2017
    50
    Monopoly super-fans will likely find the Switch version to be another great addition to their already-heaving collection, but for the rest of you you'll be getting an identical experience without the heart or soul.
  7. Nov 11, 2017
    40
    Basically, don’t bother with Monopoly on Switch until it becomes way cheaper, and with far fewer bugs and glitches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Nov 8, 2017
    10
    This game literally changed my life. Ever since this game came out all I can do is play Monopoly for the moment I wake up to the moment I fallThis game literally changed my life. Ever since this game came out all I can do is play Monopoly for the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. Originally I purchased this game to play with my friends but after forcing them to play about five games in a row they all decided that they have had enough for the day. My intense desire for Monopoly wasn't satisfied so I moved on to playing against a full room of AI. After my tenth game against five hard AI I was still not satisfied but my urge had to wait as I passed out before I can start a new game. When I wake up I see my switch is at low battery so I plug it in and go straight to playing Monopoly. I played one round with five hard AI but my urge simply got worse, I figured that I wasn't getting my fill since it was so long between my turns. I decided to change it to one hard AI but after about 3 games I started to get impatient with the AI to the point that I was screaming at the top of my lungs telling this AI to hurry his turn up so that I can play. It was around this time that my mother came into my room telling me that I woke her up and that she was taking my Switch away so that she can get some sleep. Rage filled my body and without even thinking I punched her directly in her face and starting screaming again as her body dropped to the ground. I took her body and tied it to the bed and gagged her so that when she wakes up she can't open her stupid mouth and tell me to stop playing the most amazing game know as Monopoly for the Nintendo Switch. When I finally get back to my game my urge is so intense that I decided to start up a local multiplayer game with two players so that I would always be playing. After about five games with myself I started to calm down and I started to realize that life will be okay because I have Monopoly and I never have to stop playing. Its in the middle of the sixth game that my mom wakes up and I start to her her muffled screams and I tell her that she better shut up or I'll never let her go. After that she quiets down but little does she know that I will never let her go, I cannot risk letting her, or anyone for that matter, stop me from playing my game. Its now been ten days and I haven't stopped playing since I woke up that day I've lost track of how many games I've played. I haven't left my house and my friends seem to be worried about me because they've called my phone multiple times in the past hour but I don't have time to talk to people who don't love Monopoly the way I do. My mother stopped moving two days ago and is starting to smell but I don't care because I have everything I need, Monopoly. Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2017
    10
    SPOILER ALERT: It has people applauding when you buy something and I have to admit I'm one of them whenever I'm playing this beautifulSPOILER ALERT: It has people applauding when you buy something and I have to admit I'm one of them whenever I'm playing this beautiful masterpiece. 10/10 Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2017
    9
    The game is a great addition to the Switch.
    As for the slow load times, reboot your swtich after you are done downloading it.
    Fixes it instantly.
    !
  4. Jan 30, 2018
    8
    It's Monopoly, but slightly faster and fun.

    The main gameplay takes most of the hassle out and speeds up the game. There was just enough
    It's Monopoly, but slightly faster and fun.

    The main gameplay takes most of the hassle out and speeds up the game. There was just enough time to say something or grab a handful of chips between turns. Unlike early reviews, the frame rate is steady and load times fixed.

    The game worked great with 5 people on one Switch, everyone using their own JoyCon, JoyCon Grip, Pro and 8bitdo controllers. It automatically pulled player names from user profiles, or lets you use "Player X."

    Problems:

    * Guests cannot set their name, and only the first 6 profiles can be used.
    * The menus for selling, mortgaging and trading take getting used and slow down the game a bit.
    * The bus on speed die rules doesn't always let you see where you will land. (I wish we could move the camera with the joystick.)
    * If you forget how much rent you have to pay, you have to exit out of the menus to sell or trade to see the amount. (Showing rent on the left, unused part of the screen would fix this.)
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  5. Nov 8, 2017
    6
    What can I say? It's a Monopoly game. I compared this game with other Monopoly games I've played before (NES, N64, Super Nintendo, and PC) andWhat can I say? It's a Monopoly game. I compared this game with other Monopoly games I've played before (NES, N64, Super Nintendo, and PC) and I'd say this is fairly average compared to them. It's not bad, but there's a few things that are annoying about the game.

    Redeeming factors
    -Different themed boards, including a Halloween themed board (just in time for Halloween) and a Rabbids board.
    -It's still a decent party game to ruin friendships, just like the real thing.
    -Knocking over game pieces and houses while rolling the dice without having to stand them back up and put them back in place is somehow satisfying.
    -Fairly easy to learn if you're familiar with other Monopoly video games

    Biggest complaints
    -The narrator is extremely annoying, Luckily, it can be turned off
    -Loading screens that are on par with DOS games is unacceptable, especially for the Switch, which is supposed to have faster loading times
    -No way to shake the dice that I know of if the control sticks are attached to the console.
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  6. Oct 31, 2017
    2
    No joke: it's a five minute load for the title screen. And another five to get a game started. And another three when your game ends.No joke: it's a five minute load for the title screen. And another five to get a game started. And another three when your game ends.

    Unless they release a patch, you really should avoid this turd.
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  7. Jul 21, 2018
    1
    Come on UbiSoft !! How can you release this buggy game. And price of EUR 40?? Are you kidding me? Rento Fortune is million times better and cheaper!

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