Monopoly HD has captured the hearts of many since it allows you to live a fantasy life wherein you purchase properties and make good trading deals. The idea of having millions of money and spending it wisely on investment properties made this game a huge success.
This app has a number of special modes. Play Now mode lets you compete against the computer or a human opponent. A maximum of four players are allowed to play a game. You have the power to customize the house rules and choose the difficulty level. If you are not very familiar with this game, the Teacher Mode explains how the game works and provides some helpful tips.
Another wonderful feature of Monopoly HD is its TableTop Mode where you and your friends can play this game traditionally on top of a table without the need to pass or rotate the iPad. It is very convenient as you can play Monopoly anywhere without carrying the actual board game and all its equipment.
Playing Monopoly has never been this simple. There’s basically no need for you to count the paper money, move the tokens, place the wooden or plastic houses and hotels, and distribute the Title Deeds because this app does all the work for you.
You can also play against your friends using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth through its Local Network Play. I was surprised on how easy it is to connect on both functions. I was actually expecting it to fail just like in other online games, but it went on smoothly.
However, the negative aspect that I noticed is that Monopoly HD usually crashes when I’m playing it on iPad 1. I get a bit disappointed and irritated especially when it happens a lot. But then, when I’m using iPad 2, this game never crashed which draws me to a conclusion that this app is more compatible on iPad 2. Without this crashing issue on iPad 1, I would have given this app a perfect score.
Monopoly HD is available on iTunes for 99 cents until July 4. It will be back on its original price of $9.99 after the Independence Day Sale.
Pros – addictive game; awesome sounds and graphics; convenient gaming with its TableTop mode; portrait and landscape modes
Cons – crashing issues on iPad 1
Monopoly HD iPad app renews the classic board game that everyone came to love. With some special modes to choose from, this app definitely gives you enjoyment with every game you play. Though it has crashing problems on iPad 1, Monopoly HD is still an important app to have on your iPad.
Compatibility: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
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Price: $0.99 this 4th of July weekend. Original price $9.99 [iTunes Link]