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Thursday, January 25, 2001
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4:28 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Two of our fellow Mac gaming sites, MacCentral and Games.MacNN,
have recently posted reviews of two MacSoft titles. Both Beach Head
and Monopoly are aimed at the 'casual' gaming crowd, though
there may be something for the 'hardcore' gamer as well. Beach Head 2000 is an
all-out action/arcade game which pits you against a beach full of enemy troops.
Here's a clip from MacCentral's article:

In Beach Head 2000, it's the player against everyone and everything else. From a protective bunker on a beach, one must repel an enemy invasion from air and from sea. Game play is simplistic -- the goal is to shoot everything that comes toward the bunker, without allowing the bunker to be destroyed. Obstacles include aircraft, barges filled with soldiers, and tanks, all of which are armed to take on the player's bunker. Not to fear though, the bunker is armed for the job. Included is an antiaircraft gun, effective against planes and incoming troops, an antitank gun, effective against incoming barges and tanks, and surface-to-air missiles, which are guided and attack any aircraft in the vicinity. There's also a handgun, in case all the other ammunition runs out.
If you're looking for more info on Beach Head 2000, check out the rest of the

Games.MacNN has reviewed Monopoly, a 3D update to the classic board game of
property and power. The game also supports net play via GameRanger, so you don't
have to just play against the computer. Here's more from the review:

Monopoly is a very accurate replication of the board game. Players can choose from all the standard pieces, play on the classic board or one of many custom localized versions, and customize the rules as they see fit. Gameplay is identical to the board game, albeit a bit more awkward due to the 2D, mouse-controlled nature of the game.
While they recognize a few faults in the title, Monopoly fans may find this one
an irresistable buy. Read through the whole review for the full scoop. And
stay tuned for IMG's review of the game to be posted in our review section soon.

IMG Reviews Section
MacCentral Hands on with MacSoft's Beach Head 2000
Games.MacNN Monopoly Review

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