Rags to Riches: The Financial Market Simulation

Simulation 1993 Dos Dosbox Interplay Trade or management Science Business Politics

Stock market sim, overall professionally executed

There was a boom of economic simulations in the beginning of the 90s: tycoons that were exploring the management of all sort of enterprises, city management games, stock market managers, etc. In this supersaturated realm, game developers were constantly trying to come up with a gimmick to keep things fresh, and they all managed to have something more or less original to showcase. For instance this game here, Rags to Riches plays the cute animations card, but, honestly, this cartoonish graphical setup does little for the game: it is so because the game is more or less dry in what it simulates, the daily routine of a stock broker. I don't know about others, but I find this line of work not really so suitable for gaming, but then again, I guess that it takes someone with an interest in this particular niche to actually enjoy it. I mean, I think it is a question of liking what I would describe as bland simulations, say trucking sims, which, for some can be as enjoyable and as satisfying as ever, while for me they are nothing more than just boredom bottled! So, this is pretty much it, a stock exchange sim, dressed in colorful clothes. Do you fall for that gimmick or not?

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