Hello everybody, welcome to another installment of Flashback Fridays. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what’s going on here, please refer to previous articles for more information. Today we are going to take at a look at a digital adaption of a popular board game that stills irritates me to this very day. The title that I am referring was quite possibly one of the most drawn out, long lasting, party experiences ever created, Monopoly for the Sega Genesis.
Back when I was a kid ( during the 90’s) nothing irritated me more than to trying to win, or at the very least getting a chance to finish a game of Monopoly. After countless amounts of hours spent (sometimes 4 in one playthrough) rolling dice, earning properties, and building hotels to no avail, the general consensus was usually just to give up and let somebody else merge victorious for no reason other than I was tired of playing it. Then something wonderful happened, a video game adaption came out for the Sega Genesis, and as luck would have it, my dreams of winning actually came true.
Explaining the concept behind the game is pretty pointless to do because unless you are living under a rock almost everybody knows exactly how it works. On the surface, just about everything on offer in this version is no different than the board game in which it’s based on, and in all honesty, that’s not a bad thing. Where the differences start is in the various animations that occur between each players turn. Now while something like may seem little in the grand scheme of things, trust me, the amount of entertainment value they provide makes for a very memorable experience to say the least. Being able to finish a match in well under a couple hours doesn’t hurt either.
So what are my personal thoughts on this game? I think it’s one of the more enjoyable party experiences that truly showed just how fun recreations of our childhood memories can be. Everything about the title, from the laughable animations, to the easy to understand gameplay, to the artistic design, is done is such in a creative way that you tend to forget just how repetitive something like this can be. Toss in some catchy music, and you have the makings of something truly special.
Monopoly for the Sega Genesis is a great party game that anybody looking toh ave some old fashioned fun with their friends should definitely consider checking out.
That concludes my story on Monopoly, but if you have any fond memories of this game please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.
Here is a gameplay video that I found for it, enjoy!