Fortune Street Wii

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  5. Nintendo Power
    Jan 4, 2012
    75
    For players looking for a serious board game, there's a lot to enjoy here. [Dec 2011, p.80]
  6. 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.
  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. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Dec 12, 2011
    91
    A rich, frantic, fascinating strategy game that makes Monopoly comparisons feel inadequate.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#10 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
#8 Most Shared Wii Game of 2011
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  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,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 extremelyAt 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 youA 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 »