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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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Score distribution:
  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 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. 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
  2. Nov 9, 2017
    10
    When I first purchased this game, I expected just another cliche monopoly experience. I was surprised when I opened the game up, andWhen I first purchased this game, I expected just another cliche monopoly experience. I was surprised when I opened the game up, and immediately I was wowed by the loading screen. It told me what the name was, the copyright information, everything else that I needed to know. I was shocked at how smoothly the game ran, my switch didn't even crash once. I immediately smashed every other game I owned (except for 1-2 switch, the only game which rivals monopoly in quality). Breath of the Wild has nothing on monopoly, nor does that stupid "Mario Odyssey." Monopoly is the one game to rule them all.

    Positives:
    -Simple gameplay that is easy to pick up, but hard to master, appealing to both a casual audience and the most hardcore of gamers
    -Spooky Halloween board that sent shivers down my spine
    -Fun play pieces, such as the golden, spooky ghost!
    -It's the Dark Souls of board games
    -Up to 6 players for local gameplay
    -Up to 6 players online
    -Intuitive mechanics that I have never seen before. Move out of the way, Sonic, Monopoly is here to kick your butt!
    -Smart AI that can challenge the most seasoned veterans of Monopoly!

    Negatives:
    -Friends for local gameplay not included. This became a big issue for me when i didn't have anyone to invite over :(
    -Wi-fi router also not included. Became a big issue for me when I couldn't play online due to only having access to Internet at my library.
    -Controller does not work with my cats, meaning single player is my only option
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  3. Nov 2, 2017
    9
    EL juego me ha sorprendido muy gratamente, lo mejor de los juegos de mesa traído a una experiencia portátil, simplemente genial para llevarloEL juego me ha sorprendido muy gratamente, lo mejor de los juegos de mesa traído a una experiencia portátil, simplemente genial para llevarlo a las reuniones familiares.
    Lo que se le puede tachar a este juego es que al ser hecho por Ubisoft alguna falla importante tendrá y en este caso específico es el error de las pantallas de carga interminables, el cual se arregla reinciciando la consola para que la pantalla de carga se reduzca a cuestión de 10 - 15 segundos.
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  4. Nov 2, 2017
    7
    I was happy to see a Monopoly game for Nintendo Switch until I saw the trailer. Turns out it's just Monopoly Plus with some added features. II was happy to see a Monopoly game for Nintendo Switch until I saw the trailer. Turns out it's just Monopoly Plus with some added features. I wasn't a big fan of Monopoly Plus because of the limitations it had and how slow it was but that game was at least $10 on my PS3. The Switch version on the other-hand, is $40. Yep, $30 more. Now to be fair, Monopoly Switch does have more to offer than the PS3 version. You get three, "Living Boards" instead of just one, and you also get two, "Classic boards." The living boards are all nice and detailed and has unique properties and unique music which I do enjoy. It's the two classic boards that get me a little mad. The main classic board is fine, it's just a classic flat board we all know and love. It's the Rabbids board that makes me mad. That is the most lazy board I have seen in a Monopoly game and I wouldn't be so mad but you have to pay for the Rabbids board in the PS3 version. Thankfully it's free here but I cannot forgive it's laziness. It's the same classic board but with the Rabbids slapped on. The properties aren't different and neither are the Chance and Community Chest cards. The only thing different is you see Rabbids on the board and the cards. Sorry if spoiling a Monopoly board offended you. Anyways, other new things include unlockable tokens by completing objectives, and these new fast ways to play. You can pick a specific objective such as, build a hotel to win, or gain a certain amount of properties to win. This is a nice addition until you realize that no one will trade with you. If the goal is to build a hotel, why would anyone trade you something that gives you a monopoly? then the game would go on even longer in theory. Though I haven't tested this with humans, just AI players. At which it is easy to trade with and win. These new fast modes also give you these action cards you can use at anytime. You get three of them and they can range from almost useless to really helpful. The weird thing is, you can see everyone else's action cards. You'd think these cards should be secret and only you can know what these cards do, but no. Overall these new modes are alright but not something I'll be coming back to often. Lastly I wanted to say that I have had zero loading issues ever since digitally downloading it though I did experience a crash and I don't know why considering I was playing the game normally and the crash message popped up. This only happened once, but I only had the game for a day as of this review so it gets me slightly worried. During that day though, I played at least five to ten games and it only crashed once. But that one time was when I tried to play the game in handheld mode and not the other times when I played in docked mode so be careful when playing in handheld mode. Overall, while it's certainly better than the PS3 version, and more polished in some ways, it's not worth the $40. It's a decent version but I'd say wait for the price to drop to around $20. If you're looking for a Monopoly game, my two favorites are Monopoly Streets, and Monopoly Party. If you're looking for a portable Monopoly game, and you have a DS system, consider getting Monopoly DS. That version is faster to play, as well as give you more options for house rules and stuff. I gave this a 7 because of the price and the issues it's been having with everyone but it's certainly not a bad game. Just be cautious, at least for right now. Expand
  5. Jan 26, 2019
    6
    Версия для портативной консоли понравилась мне больше, чем версия для ps4. Размахивать джойконом чтобы бросить кубики, это довольно весело.Версия для портативной консоли понравилась мне больше, чем версия для ps4. Размахивать джойконом чтобы бросить кубики, это довольно весело. Жаль лишь, что кубики все равно летят куда им заблагорассудится. Раздражают очень недалекий искусственный интеллект (боты на максимальной сложности отдадут тебе монополию за выход из тюрьмы), периодические критические ошибки, после которых игру необходимо начинать сначала, а также очень продолжительное время хода ботов. Добавьте больше карт, пофиксите баги и это будет лучшей версией игры на консолях. Expand
  6. Jul 11, 2018
    3
    Monopoly has always been a classic game to play, however when me and my family were playing the game it crashed and deleted our save file. WeMonopoly has always been a classic game to play, however when me and my family were playing the game it crashed and deleted our save file. We all wanted a refund immediately and sadly we got the digital version so this is impossible with the eshop since all sales are final for digital games. We were having such a fun time playing until this happened and we were so far in the game that we just didn't want to start over. Expand
  7. Feb 24, 2019
    0
    Abysmal. Worst Monopoly game I've ever played. How do you manage to make a Monopoly game with no option to turn auctions off? Especially whenAbysmal. Worst Monopoly game I've ever played. How do you manage to make a Monopoly game with no option to turn auctions off? Especially when previous versions for other systems have included that option. I'd like to be able to name the AI too, since they're given stupid names. Expand

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