Move over Monopoly
World domination has never been so simple. This free-to-play simulation game developed by Reality Games LTD allows you to buy shares in properties around the world. Buy the small donut shop down the street or the Sydney Opera house as you build your real estate empire. The more shares you own, the more income you bring in. Use that income to buy more properties, and you are on your way to being a powerful real estate tycoon.
Own Them All
Landlord Go is a fun mix between Pokémon Go and Monopoly. Instead of hunting down Pokémon, you hunt down properties that you can buy and sell like in Monopoly. The interactive map is fun, and you can travel anywhere from the comfort of your own home. If you run out of property in your small hometown, you can travel to another town to buy even more. Travel can be slow, so be sure you want to go there. From New York City to Tokyo Japan, it is a 4 day wait. The nice thing about being able to travel is that you can explore your favorite cities as you play. Also, people who live in small areas aren’t limited compared to someone in a large city.
The graphics in this game are simple and minimal. The focus is on the map where you can see the properties for sale around your real estate agent. The map can be flat or 3D. Your real estate agent can travel around the map and buy properties within a certain radius around him. There are player avatars to choose from, but they can’t be customized.
You can eventually own any building in the world aside from residential properties (which is probably for privacy). Buy shares in your area, any area you move your agent to, or buy from the marketplace. The marketplace is where players can sell their buildings to other players instead of to the bank. These properties are often expensive, so this feature is only useful after you get a nice flow of cash going. Famous buildings are called Special Venues. These require the coins to buy, making them harder to get.
Short, Sweet, and to the Point
Landlord Go creates a fun interactive version of Monopoly where you can play in any city in the world. The gameplay, however, is noticeably short. You quickly run out of things to do and must wait to collect rent on your properties. This adds with the wait to travel across the map. It’s great for people who play games briefly on their phones. Anyone who likes playing games for a while might be frustrated with this one.
There isn’t a ton of features in this game. It’s simply buying and selling property. You can add upgrades to properties to get more rent which is like remodeling a house to add to the value. It’s not the most fun after a while, which is good, since it doesn’t take long to play.
Going once, Going twice
Landlord Go is free to play, but the game is slow going without spending money to get coins. Coins are used for speeding up processes, buying upgrades for your properties, and buying Special Venues. You can also trade your coins for cash to buy properties. While you’re away, you can only accrue 4 hours of income. If you’re away any longer, you can’t get that money unless you buy an assistant for $1.99.
Overall, this title offers the fun of owning property with the interactive real-life map. It hit the mark with what the intent of the game was but might do better with adding more features. Fans of Facebook games will enjoy this title while other players will be bored quickly.
The creativity of this free to play game combines two popular games into one exciting new adventure. This game won’t take too much time but will give you the feeling of power as you conquer the real estate business. Short gameplay adding to the repetitive nature of this title can become boring.