You have just written a computer program that you consider is up to the market standard but what do you do with it? You must make all the decisions and to start off with you have £500 but can you build up to a million in this financial strategy simulation?
Your first major decision will be whether or not you should specialise in a particular area and if so which. To help you off the ground you can sell your first program to make extra capital After that all the decisions are all your own but if you get into real difficulty you could always take out a loan or see Honest Harry.
As each month goes by a graphic representation of your offices is presented and as you get richer the offices become more lavish. Then a status screen with details of sales, stock and money appears. After this there is a graph showing monthly sales of cassettes The next screen is where you decide what you wish to do for that month: Programming, another game is added to your list: See Honest Harry, HH can help you get ich quick by supplying you with cheap programs and tapes but he isn't always on the right side of the law. Try to sell products to retailers, this will help to boost sales; Convert existing programs to other machines, your programs will increase by 1; Try to obtain a loan, only £1000 may be borrowed a month and there is a 10% monthly interest rate, and finally there is Sell Out which also ends the game and gives you various ratings as to how well you did. The more successful you become the more problems you encounter.
To help boost the sales of your games you have 5 ideas but you must be careful how they are used because they can only be used once- Two of them are free but the others must be paid for. Every month there is a news item and this can effect your sales depending on whether it is beneficial to you or not.
There is something about Millionaire that just appeals to a lot of people. It's hard to put a finger on it but it is certainly not the graphics or sound'Millionaire is certainly extremely playable (besides typing in the name of your company everything else is just 1 keypress), it is also very addictive, good fun to play and should appeal to strategists as well as the plain greedy and ambitious.
Overall AMTIX! rating: 76%