Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
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UNFAMILIAR names feature on a very familiar game. All the street names are different from those you would expect to find on this classic board game, but the familiar layout is used.
The transition onto console has been achieved rather well, although there's the usual problem of not getting the whole board on screen with enough detail. However, the Sega saves you all that messing around with dice, money and title deeds.
Up to 10 players can take part, any of whom can be controlled by the computer. The computer players have three skill levels, but the setting doesn't make too much difference to performance as the game relies substantially on the luck of the dice.
The small board means it is difficult to know who owns what and what they've got on it. However, all this information is available via menus. You can't really go wrong with this one - nearly everyone likes Monopoly.
Not an exciting gmae, but one that will last.