Fortune Street is kind of like an advanced Monopoly. The core concept is the same: build and advance property to get more money than the other players, but with the addition of stocks, mini-games, punch-cards and sneaky insider-trading.
+More challenging than your standard gameplay.
+NPC characters provide dialog between rounds to make them feel like real players.
+Playing the stock market can be super rewarding, when you get the hang of it.
-Might be a little much for the average player, or childern that generally play Mario titles.
-Rounds can feel a little tedious as games go on quite long, and are very focused on the board game without diversions.
“Don’t call it Mario Monopoly.” Is what we were told when we first saw the game… but that didn’t stop our Managing Editor, Corey Rollins, when he wrote his brief hands-on impression of the game late last year, and while the comparison is a fair one (you are Mario, it is a board-game focused around buying and advancing property for the purposes of having the most money in the game) it doesn’t paint a complete picture of exactly what Fortune Street has to offer.