There are a multitude of different Monopoly offerings out there. From the branded Zelda and Star Wars versions to those celebrating Stirling or Liverpool to the Junior version, Empire edition and the Disney Princess one to name just a few.
Monopoly Gamer edition isn’t like anything you’ve seen before, this changes the perception of Monopoly, this ladies and gentlemen is a seismic shift for the veteran of Boxing Day boredom busters.
Teaming up with Nintendo, the Monopoly Gamer edition adds the gaming characters we all recognise but more importantly new twists to the actual gameplay.
The basic scenario is still to rush around the board and buy up property and increase your wealth but all in a far more engaging way. This time it is all about completing levels (buying property like Bowsers or Princess Peach’s castle) and collecting coins (cash) which either comes from the bank or from your use of special powers enabling you to take it from other players.
Playing as characters including Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach and Yoshi each has a power-up ability. If you land on the Super Star board space in Princess Peach’s case she would collect rent on all her properties from the bank, in Mario’s case he gets to roll the power-up die and collect that amount of cash from the same financial institution. This power-up die also acts differently depending on which character is rolling adding another level of Nintendofication to the gameplay.
At the passing of GO players pay to start a boss fight, there are eight bosses to be defeated by rolling the die and the entire game comes to an end when a player defeats all eight. The cash is then tallied and the victor, that person with the most cash, can now begin his/her smugness session.
This standard Gamer edition will be available from 1st August and they’re also releasing Monopoly Gamer Power Packs which include one of several Super Mario character tokens including Luigi, Boo, Rosalina, Wario and Diddy Kong each with new in-game power-up abilities.