Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    91
    A rich, frantic, fascinating strategy game that makes Monopoly comparisons feel inadequate.
  2. Dec 2, 2011
    85
    With the addition of both local and online multiplayer, Fortune Street is a much smarter, infinitely more playable title. If you're a fan of board games, it deserves your support.
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    83
    Fortune Street excels as a social experience: The sort of things that fosters knock-down, drag-out competition over the course of long, grueling hours. Just the thing for the holidays, really.
  4. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    Boom Street is an original game that deserves to do well in the West. It is well presented and provides a big challenge for single players and lots of game time for board game aficionados.
  5. Jan 5, 2012
    80
    If your kids/wife/girlfriend/parents can grok a finicky numbers game, this will be right up their alley. But otherwise, this is a videoboardgame for hardcore strategy nerds. Who don't mind playing with Miis.
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    80
    Offers some tremendous potential for fun. The experience is hampered somewhat by its complexity, but that's nothing that can't be overcome with a little bit of practice.
  7. 80
    Fortune Street is a deep board game experience that is great if you have people to play with, but it can overstay its welcome in single-player. If you have friends that love Monopoly, or if you want a deep and lasting experience for the Wii, Fortune Street is one of the best of its genre on the system.
  8. Feb 15, 2012
    75
    Boom Street is not a Mario Party rip-off. Instead of minigames you play a different version of Monopoly. With that surprise out of the way, this boardgame with Nintendo's mascots is a fun experience for the whole family.
  9. Jan 26, 2012
    75
    If you're looking for a game for the whole family to play or you're a lover of well made board games, than you really should investigate Boom Street for the Nintendo Wii. Not only do the developers pay homage to the board games of yesteryear but it has this real 21st century feel to it, especially with the smooth animation and fun characters.
  10. Jan 9, 2012
    75
    Though a handful of lacking options ding the game's value, Fortune Street is still a blast to play. It marries the classic sensibilities of a board game while embracing the complexity afforded by video games. If you have a stack of board games in the closet, this game is made for you.
  11. Jan 4, 2012
    75
    For players looking for a serious board game, there's a lot to enjoy here. [Dec 2011, p.80]
  12. Dec 8, 2011
    75
    Even fans of the genre will find the somewhat unfair single-player experience to be off-putting, despite the new boards and characters. For everyone else, it'll be a solid rental as long as you go through the options and tailor each game to last about an hour.
  13. An interesting little title that certainly won't appeal to everyone, but will please fans of traditional board games. It adds enough changes to the standard Monopoly formula to make it feel unique and the Easy Rules option means family members of all ages can get involved. An interesting addition to the Wii library.
  14. Jan 23, 2012
    70
    Boom Street is a pleasant and surprisingly enjoyable board game for those who have the time and patience to actually be able to sit through a few games.
  15. Jan 18, 2012
    70
    Boom Street is the first chapter of the long-running Itadaki series coming on western shores. If you like Monopoly-style games, this is the stuff you were waiting for.
  16. Jan 13, 2012
    70
    Fortune Street may look cute from the outside, but it could become a complex game, if you so desire. Because of the several game modes, young golddiggers among us will find as much fun in Fortune Street as the more experienced player. Unfortunately you'll be listening to the same dreadful music during the entire game. Add to that a pretty boring singleplayer experience, and what you get is a slightly above average game.
  17. Jan 12, 2012
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  18. Jan 11, 2012
    70
    Fortune Street is so dense, complicated, and time consuming that it's hard to imagine that your average mini-game fan will be able to get into it, especially if they were expecting a short and shallow series of 30-second competitions.
  19. 70
    DonĀ“t be fooled by its colourful and shiny looks. Fortune Street is definitely not one of those cheap swing-the-mote partygame-collections. (...) A challenging virtual boardgame.
  20. Jan 4, 2012
    70
    An obscure yet engrossing multiplayer game that makes a nice change from Mario Party and Monopoly. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but for the strategic Mario fan, this makes for quite a fun evening.
  21. Dec 30, 2011
    70
    Complex and complete, interesting mix of financial strategy and luck with the characters of Super Mario and Dragon Quest sieges. It's very slow, but deep for those who love board games.
  22. Dec 28, 2011
    70
    A handful of minor niggles, like the inability to pause outside the start of your own turn, and the rather cautious approach of CPU competitors, detract little from an uncommonly smart and genuinely tactical game. It might have fared even better without its primary-coloured fripperies but Boom Street remains good enough to turn a blind eye to its rather untimely celebration of capitalism.
  23. Dec 27, 2011
    70
    A very original title with remarkable character. It is worth playing and can turn out to be addictive, although some might find its pace too slow.
  24. Dec 2, 2011
    70
    Fortune Street is one of those games that isn't going to appeal to everyone, but those it does appeal to will be totally enthralled with it despite its handful of annoyances. If you like Monopoly but wish the strategy were a little more robust, Fortune Street is game you've been waiting for.
  25. Dec 2, 2011
    69
    It's a clever take on the Monopoly formula, and playing online offers a great option for people who can't find a buddy to play with at home.
  26. Jan 12, 2012
    68
    The classic property-stealing nature of this board game may appeal to some, but when it all comes down to it, there's not quite enough here that gives reason to put away Monopoly on family game night.
  27. Dec 22, 2011
    67
    There's a lot of strategy to explore in Fortune Street, but it can drag on with games averaging two hours long, and it's a bit dull even if you like this sort of thing. In the right circumstances, it can be rewarding, but you really need a group of like-minded friends to make it worth your while.
  28. Jan 28, 2012
    65
    Monopoly is a great game, and Fortune Street does nothing to improve it, or to add something that only a videogame can do. There is an online mode, but sadly it's hard to find other players. A great board game, but just a decent videogame.
  29. Jan 16, 2012
    65
    Fortune street is a good board game back in its digital version. If you are a fan of this kind will be enthralled by its extreme flexibility, provided if you have a large number of friends to play with.
  30. Feb 15, 2012
    62
    Intelligently redesigned but isn't punchy enough to be laughing all the way to the bank. [March 2012, p.96]
  31. 60
    Interesting and quite complex desk game suffers from tediousness and not-so-attractive visuals. Boom Street is actually a kind of Monopoly game with more complicated rules. [Feb 2012]
  32. Feb 14, 2012
    60
    A game that combines Monopoly, Hotel (the board game) and characters from Nintendo and Square in a unique and obscure way. Although not bad, it can only be recommended to a specific and small audience.
  33. Jan 28, 2012
    60
    Boom Street is surely peculiar, with its strict but entertaining gameplay. It has some faults, the major being quite anonymous, but still it can be enjoyable, assuming you have three friends hanging at your pad.
  34. Jan 10, 2012
    60
    Boom Street's left, then, to capitalise only on the love and appreciation we all feel towards our global banking overlords.
  35. 60
    Mario turns property tycoon in a relatively successful alternative to Monopoly, but a very disappointing crossover.
  36. Dec 7, 2011
    60
    Fortune Street is a decent strategy board game, but the slow pace siphons away much of the fun.
  37. Jan 23, 2012
    57
    Despite plenty of colour and 'cheeky' dialogue it's as uplifting as a Wilfred Owen poem. It also lacks the personal touch that a physical board game provides. [Jan 2012, p.104]
  38. Feb 2, 2012
    50
    A monopoly style boardgame that does very little to make use of the interactive possibilites of the medium. The presentation is somewhat uninspired and although the basic formula is entertaining, the game never takes it to the next level.
  39. Jan 31, 2012
    50
    Boom Street plays like a digital version of Monopoly, starring Mario and his friends as well as Dragon Quest characters. But there is not much interaction in the game and you'd expect more from a full price retail game.
  40. Jan 16, 2012
    50
    Boom Street would have worked well as a board game, but as a videogame it does never seem to find its place.
  41. Dec 5, 2011
    50
    Fortune Street is a good board game in terms of premise but as a videogame, it suffers in many areas that we would expect would be enhanced by being a virtual experience.
  42. Dec 2, 2011
    50
    The game-breakingly slow pace of a game that isn't that exciting to start with took its toll. Fortune Street has no respect for players' time, turning what should be a breezy pastime into a languid, dull experience.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Feb 2, 2012
    4
    They are going to say that it's a little of the plagiarism of Monopoly, but game offers supplementary functions, they put chillies in game, and in the world of dragon Quest blended in Mario's worlds, it is necessary to acknowledge that a bit a poor mixture. Full Review »
  2. Jan 7, 2012
    5
    At first Fortune Street looks like a fun virtual Nintendo edition of Monopoly, but then, you find out that Fortune Street is an extremely challenging game in disguise. Full Review »
  3. Dec 27, 2011
    2
    A fun monopoly style game where you buy property and can also buy stocks in certain areas which yield dividends. This game is better if you have 4 people to play with, otherwise you spend much of your time watching the computer play. There is a speed up feature that makes this better, but still takes a while to play. If you play alone be prepared to get your A$$ kicked by the computer 100% of the time. My wife and I have played eleven times and came in a distant third and fourth every single time. I have played a lone six times and came in a distant fourth six times, so if you hate losing you will need to play with other people. The many different levels and boards keeps this game interesting as each one offers new challenges and strategic advantages. Overall an addictive game that is great with a few friends, but takes no prisoners when played alone. Full Review »