Tropico Gold Pack - PC

Also known as: Tropico Mucho Macho Edition

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Also for: Power Mac
Viewed: 2D Isometric, Scrolling Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: GOD Soft. Co.: Take 2
Publishers: Sold Out (GB)
Take 2 (GB)
Released: 28 Jun 2007 (GB)
26 Jul 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 11+, ESRB Teen 13+ (T)
Accessories: Mouse, Keyboard


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Tropico Gold Pack is a bargain bundle containing the original game, the Paradise Island add-on disc, strategy guide, a couple of hours of Latin tinged music and a dozen all-new scenarios.

As the newly installed dictator of a stark Caribbean Island, will you build a path of progress for your nascent nation, overcoming all kinds of adversity along the way? Or will you fall from your self-appointed pedestal and end up with something more than a bruised ego? Maybe you’ll rub your hands in glee as you crack the whip, assume the role of capitalist pig, and stash your millions away in an offshore bank account. Then again, you may wind up squandering the money you do have, and end up living on the beach. Don’t worry, it’s only a game.

So, let’s head back to the beach. It is here that you begin your endeavours, a sandy expanse bordered by a small forest. From here, you have to provide a roof over the islanders’ collective heads, and start to implement industries by which the population can support itself. If things go well and your people display signs of contentment, then you can look to increase your popularity (and your personal wealth) with business expansions, leisure facilities and the like.

On the other hand, if you don’t feel like assuming the role of benevolent leader and fancy some nasty dictatorial moves instead, you have the choice to rule by force. Of course, this makes for a different game altogether. The island’s inhabitants will react accordingly: treat them with too little respect and you may have a revolt on your hands. Over the course of the original game and its add-on, plus all the extra scenarios available in Tropico Gold Pack, every decision you make will directly affect the way your game goes. Like we said earlier, it’s only a game, but it’s a game that will make you feel like a king – a God, if you prefer. Everything you say, goes.

As you develop your island paradise, the visual aspect of the Tropico experience hits home. Alright, its only isometrically presented, no great shakes there. But the fact is, there is so much detail to admire when things start to happen at your behest. Get yourself a high-spec graphics card and sit back and enjoy your world in motion.

Whichever way you choose to play Tropico, you’re certain to have a lot of fun. A combination of God game, management and strategy, with a healthy dose of political intrigue thrown in, Tropico Gold Pack gives you the world. It’s up to you whether you want to rock it or let things roll smoothly along.