Preview by Al Giovetti, 02/13/96
Release: 2Q 1997
Genre: real-time strategy
Developer: Enlight Software, Hong Kong
Publisher: Interactive Magic
Web site: www.imagicgames.com
Requirements: Windows 95 and DOS, 486DX, 66 MHz, 8 MB RAM, 2X CD Rom,
Game play: Capitalism allowed you to build stores, farms, and mining operations. A narrative tutorial helps to shorten the learning curve on the game. Capitalism Plus contains more than 60 products to build and sell. Business activities include raw material production, mining, manufacturing, farming, research and development, advertising, and retail sales.
Capitalism Plus players buy and sell stock and take over other companies. The stock market responds to market pressures with rising and falling stock prices. The new version has a research and technology division which when invested in develops new products. Multiple industries are modeled into the game play.
Random events, such as the disasters in SimCity, involve strikes, diseases to animals, drought, earthquakes, scandals, riots, viruses, and tornadoes, change game circumstances and events.
Scenarios: New "real-world" situations has multiple industries, money markets, and artificial intelligences as key financial players.
Graphics: New graphics, terrain, and buildings.
Utilities: Scenario builder, new for the Plus version, provides any number of different business situations.
Multi-player: Play against a friend by email or hot-seat.