The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Talisman: Digital Edition
Wargame: Poland 1939
Shadow Warrior (2013)
Talisman: The Horus Heresy
Pathfinder Adventures
Race for the Galaxy
Patchwork
Onirim
Dragon Quest V
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Elder Sign: Omens
Twilight Struggle
Don't Starve
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Armello
DOOM (2016)
Stardew Valley
Quern - Undying Thoughts
Terra Mystica
Legendary DXP: A Fantasy Deck Building Game
Friday
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Mass Effect
Super Mario Bros. 2
Sonic Adventure
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
A Kingdom for Keflings
Civilization II
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
System Shock 2
Medieval II: Total War
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Ōkami
Folklore
BioShock
Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
HeroQuest
The Witcher
God of War Collection
Red Storm Rising
Missile Command
Worms 2: Armageddon
Small World 2
American Civil War: The Blue and the Gray
Star Wars: Rebellion
Outpost Kaloki X
Stargunner
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Metropolismania

Average Rating: 1.00/10
Video Game Rank: N/A
PlayStation 2 Rank: N/A
Information
Primary Name
Metropolismania
Alternate Names
Platform
Genre
Theme
Series
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
2001-09-27
Developer
Publisher
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 91665
Releases
Pg. 1
Metropolismania
Nick: 
North American Playstation 2
Rel Date: 2002-10-03
Publisher: Natsume
PlayStation 2
Developer: Media Factory
Media: CD-ROM
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: T
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

Metropolismania is a PlayStation 2-only city-building game released on October 3, 2002 published by Natsume. The object of the game is to interact with NPCs in order to populate various towns. The game was released under a traditional CD-ROM format, uncommon to the PS2. A sequel was announced by Natsume, titled Metropolismania 2. The title was released on August 21, 2007 in North America and in Japan on July 13, 2006 by D3 Publisher. Another sequel, Metropolismania 3, was released for the PlayStation Portable by D3 publishing but in Japan only.

Gameplay

There are various goals to complete in each of the five main scenarios. Goals always involve growing the town to a given population, and often ensuring that a percentage of the buildings are of a certain type, i.e. businesses, farms, or amusement facilities. There are also side stories that occur within each scenario, sometimes including bizarre instances involving smuggling rings, a cult, and even aliens. When all requirements for the scenario have been met, the player's boss will call to congratulate them and send a letter of resignation, allowing the player to move on to the next scenario.

Gameplay also centers heavily on interaction with the in-game characters. Each character has a friendship meter that increases or decreases based on interactions such as "gossip" and giving gifts. Relationship statuses are: "stranger," "know the face," "acquaintance," "friend," and "best friend." Introducing new citizens or solving complaints is often based on good friendship status with these characters.

The game is notable for its rather poor English translation, one example includes "Hello, this is [name] from the Senior Citizen," if a Senior Citizen were to contact the player and introduce themselves. Also, one might greet the player with phrases uncommon in English-speaking countries such as the Japanese "Have you eaten?" which is a greeting question not meant to be answered, much like the American "How's it going?" Another one is that a character saying that they enjoy watching animations. Anime is Japanese for cartoon, so the character should have said they enjoy watching cartoons. These errors also include misuse of other languages such as an Italian Pasta restaurant owner who greets the player with the French greeting "Bonjour" rather than the Italian equivalent "Buongiorno". Translation errors like this tend to annoy some fans, while others would argue that it gives the game a unique, perhaps quirky charm.

Source: Wikipedia, "Metropolismania", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Characters
Pg. 1
No Character Found
More Information Edit | History
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
Video Game Rank: N/A
PlayStation 2 Rank: N/A
Num Ratings: 1
Average Rating: 1.00
Standard Deviation: 0.00
Num Views: 123
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 0
Users Owning: 1
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Genre: Theme: Mode: Media:
Pg. 1
No Items Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.