Monopoly Here and Now is an iOS video game adaption of the board game of the same name, which itself is a version of the classic board game Monopoly. It was developed by EA Mobile and Hasbro. The game marked the franchise's debut into the iOS market, and was launched on May 21, 2009. The game was also scheduled for release on Nokia N-Gage. The game was added to the Pogo.com platform in 2009.
Adam Sussman, VP Publishing Americas and Asia for EA Mobile, commented upon the game's announcement: "Our alliance with Hasbro continues to benefit EA Mobile customers with our ability to bring favorite popular board game properties to the mobile platform". The game was part of an expansion in the Spring of 2008, along with Trivial Pursuit, Risk, and Yahtzee Adventures, which saw new twists on classic Hasbro titles.
The game was reported to be within the AppStore list of Top 100 downloads on December 2, 2009, December 9, 2009, December 11, 2009, December 13, 2009, December 15, 2009, and February 10, 2010. The game was among the top ten of Pogo.com games, in terms of worldwide visitors and minutes played.
Levi Buchanan of IGN wrote that the game's cosmetic changes from the original were "fun", but he didn't see a concrete reason for choosing this version over the classic edition. George Roush from IGN commented that the game was good, despite the disappointing AI and die physics. Slide To Play thought the game was a "solid" adaption of the board game, and thought it was a "bargain" considering the low price tag. Gadget Review thought the game was a "waste of money". 148Apps disliked the auto-auction feature, though liked the game's customisability.
Screenshots from the game Monopoly here and now
System requirements Monopoly here and now for Mac Os:
- Macintosh Computer with G4 or Intel processor
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 or better
- 256 MB RAM
- 32 MB Video Card
- 25 MB Free HD space