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  • Summary: (Known as "Boom Street" in the UK/EU) Fortune Street lets players become familiar characters from the Nintendo and DRAGON QUEST universes in a board game that challenges them to play the real estate and stock markets wisely to win.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Dec 12, 2011
    A rich, frantic, fascinating strategy game that makes Monopoly comparisons feel inadequate.
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    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.
  3. Jan 4, 2012
    For players looking for a serious board game, there's a lot to enjoy here. [Dec 2011, p.80]
  4. Dec 28, 2011
    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.
  5. Dec 22, 2011
    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.
  6. Feb 14, 2012
    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.
  7. Dec 2, 2011
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Dec 26, 2011
    It's a funny game and the characters are in the videogame are sure a great experience. The music is epic an the artistic style is beautiful.
  2. Dec 17, 2011
    A great game for the holidays in my opinion. Although it can be slow at times and the maps can frustrate many players you can change the settings to allow faster game play and there are basic maps that everyone can understand and enjoy. If you love monopoly this IS the game for you and your friends. Its a much balanced version where even if a player gets half the properties in the game you can still win by playing the stocks. There is a substantial amount of luck in this game but what board game doesn't have a little luck? Overall this is a fantastic game that the entire family will enjoy. Expand
  3. Cid
    Dec 26, 2011
    Very Good Mix of charaters , music , and the worlds of both Mario and Dragon Quest. The table game adquires this time a epic dimension of fun with your friends , family , and other people in a good online game. Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2011
    Can be extremely fun, and it can be extremely frustrating. Overall its an awesome in-depth monopoly. The best part in my opinion is the difference that each board has, new twists are everywhere and the different paths to take make each board extremely interesting. Play the stocks, and make bank by being promoted. Get it before the Wii goes out of style, which is soon. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2012
    Love this game but it has some issues. This is a little more complicated version of Monopoly that doesn't take too long to learn and master. Once you play a couple of games it is pretty easy to see how the stock mechanic works and develop a good strategy. The stock market mechanic helps remove a lot of the random luck required to win Monopoly but still too much is just plain luck. The worse part being that you have to be the first person back to the Bank over the target amount. Doesn't matter if you have more money than the person who gets back to the Bank. It's kind of a "blue shell" to rely on dice rolls to get you back before someone else. Overall I have a lot of fun with this game. Surprisingly the online works well. It seems to link you up with mostly people from Japan but you often can get a 4 player match running in about 10 minutes or so. Another drawback is that a game takes about an hour and a half. It's a lot of time to spend to barely lose and not get the gold medal to unlock things. I recommend to anybody who wants a advanced form of Monopoly. Expand
  6. Jan 7, 2012
    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. Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2011
    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. Expand

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