Monopoly (Windows, 1995) All-AI Gameplay
That’s right, it’s Westwood’s 1995 computer game adaptation of the (in)famous board game. Just for the record, that one-liner was a quip about the base game — this computer game is actually a very valiant effort and sometimes considered the best adaptation due to its personality and heavy level of customizability. That said, if you ask any board game enthusiast worth their salt about what their opinion is on this game, it’s probably not a very flattering one. Not that I can blame them — it was deliberately designed to be bad from the outset (after all, it is about the dangers of unchecked capitalism, not that anyone ever noticed).
So as the title implies, this was a purely AI-controlled game, I did absolutely none of the work. Figured it was a better use of my own time considering games can drag on and on, so I wanted to just let the computer have at it. In retrospect, I think turning off the “thinking” time may have been a bad idea because it means things like trades happen way too quickly for the human to notice, but eh, it’s a small price to pay. If I ever do another Monopoly PC adaptation though I may not be so lucky. Also, I love how the AI names are based on already-existing video game characters.
I have very little to say about this since I didn’t do any of the playing. Like I said, it’s a really good adaptation that has a lot of neat little touches, and while I may not like the board game it’s based on, I think Westwood did a great job with what they were given and I do hope you enjoy the video!