What are luxury goods in Tropico 4?
Is becoming one of the all-time greatest game franchises. I have played every game since the original, and with the exception of Tropico 2 (Run away!) the series has done nothing but improve. Originally created by PopTop Software and released a decade ago, Tropico transported gamers to a Central American-esque island where the player was tasked with developing the island’s economy while balancing numerous political factions.
Part economic sim, part city-building sim, and all fun, two years ago Bulgarian game developer Haemimont Games secured the rights to work on the game, and Tropico 3 was launched to critical and popular acclaim. More of a resurrection of the franchise than a sequel, Tropico 3 replicated the successful formula of the original game and established Haemimont’s reputation as a AAA game developer.
The basic gameplay for the Tropico series has been largely unchanged in each version. The player is given control of a tropical island and wins the game by deftly managing the economic and political needs of its people. Starting in the 1950s during the height of the Cold War, the primary focus of the game is on domestic issues, but a failure to keep modestly warm relations with both superpowers can result in dire consequences. Players have a limited budget with which to buy buildings and other structures on their island. These buildings and structures may meet the needs of the locals, such as a hospital or marketplace, or they may produce goods for exports, such a cigar factory, distillery, and mine. If players successfully develop their economy they will make more money and can buy additional buildings such as a furniture factory that processes raw lumber into more valuable goods. These can then be exported to make money.